COMMUNITY: Recommended reading about residential schools

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Orange Shirt Day is around the corner: September 30, 2016! Below is a list of some recommended reading about residential schools for sharing in your classroom, compiled by the CBC Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Shin-chi’s Canoe, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Arctic Stories, by Michael Kusugak (Ages 4-8) Kookum’s Red Shoes, by Peter Eyvindson (Ages 4-8) Fatty Legs: A …

COMMUNITY: Celebrating Orange Shirt Day

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About Orange Shirt Day Three years ago, Williams Lake, British Columbia hosted a memorial event for the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) School. Former students were given a chance to share their memories from their time at residential schools, and the community took a step toward reconciliation by acknowledging and honouring their experiences. One student, Phyllis, told a story of having …

FOCUS ON: Healthy Relationships

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Creating positive learning environments for students, staff, and families is a priority for many school and community leaders. While the language and approach to creating a positive culture may vary – often depending on the kinds of issues that school staff focus on – the key component to all effective approaches is always positive and healthy relationships. Healthy relationships are …

COMMUNITY: What It Means to Wear Pink on Pink Shirt Day

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Chances are you’ve heard of Pink Shirt Day. Perhaps your office is encouraging you and your colleagues to participate. Perhaps your kids are celebrating at school, or you’ve heard about an upcoming anti-bullying day on the news. Perhaps you are organizing a school or community initiative, selling or giving away branded pink shirts, distributing posters, and actively promoting the day. …

COMMUNITY: 25 Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20, 2016) with some of these family-friendly ideas! Celebrate yourself, or encourage your classroom or workplace to get involved! Write each member of your family a notes, telling them why you appreciate them. Encourage the rest of your fam to do the same. Smile at 15 strangers each day. Leave your barista an …

RESOURCE: Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship

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Safe and Caring has partnered with one of our newest Advisors–Dr. Matthew Johnson–to develop a series of tip sheets and resources on promoting healthy couple relationships. The first in this series: Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship, is now freely available for download and print, and for papering in your dormitory walls, on our website. Matt Johnson is …