Posts Tagged: safe

COMMUNITY: Resources for National Bullying Awareness Day 2016

It’s National Bullying Awareness Week As a longtime supporter of National Bullying Awareness Week and advocate for safe and caring learning environments, we have a large collection of freely available resources to help you celebrate this wonderful week! Check out the list below for some ideas on how to celebrate, tips for creating safe spaces,… Read more »

PERSPECTIVES: Shaping a Safe and Caring Future

by: Barry Davidson, Executive Director  There has been a tremendous amount of material developed in Alberta over the past years in the area of bullying and developing healthy relationships. Safe and Caring Schools and Communities has been at the forefront of much of this evidence-based work. For almost two decades we have created materials and… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Celebrating the Wabasca Community

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Strategy Coordinator and Barb Milne, Project Manager As an organization that has been around for over a decade, Safe and Caring has had the pleasure of working with many Alberta communities. One of our longest standing relationships has been with the small northern community of Wabasca, home of the Bigstone Cree Nation… Read more »

FOCUS ON: Safe and Caring Communities

by: Susan Hopkins, Ed. D, Executive Director of Safe and Caring Community. Such a great word. The tail end of the word is “unity,” which to me, is really the essence of community. It is by uniting together through shared histories, shared goals, shared spaces that we create community and the sense of belonging that ultimately… Read more »

FOCUS ON: What You Can Do To Support LGBTQ Youth

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator and David Rust, Director of Community Partnerships The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities believes in the vision that all children and youth deserve to grow and develop in safe, caring and inclusive environments. LGBTQ children and youth face unique vulnerabilities as they realize their sexuality or gender… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Ramsankar, President of the ATA

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator Mark Ramsankar is a true champion for Alberta students, teachers and school staff. Mark has worked in the field of education since 1986. Prior to his election as ATA President in 2013, he served variably as a teacher, Assistant Principal and President of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local. Throughout his… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Dr. Kris Wells

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator As a champion for diversity, equity and human rights in schools, Dr. Wells is a true advocate for bringing research to practice to build more vibrant, respectful and caring schools and communities. He is a celebrated researcher, a founding member of and special advisor for Safe and Caring, co-founder of Camp… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Changing the Conversation About Bullying

by: Susan Hopkins, Ed. D., Executive Director The issues of bullying and safety in schools are a serious problem. Despite the fact that over 47% of Canadian parents report having a child that was a victim of bullying & Alberta youth report bullying as one of the most significant problems they face today, 1 in 3… Read more »

COMMUNITY: National Bullying Awareness Week, Resources for Teachers

Did you know that Alberta’s new Education Act recognizes National Bullying Awareness Week (NBAW)? National Bullying Awareness Week is always the third week of November and it’s fast approaching! What is your school community/district doing to recognize NBAW and start the conversation about creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe environments? We know the only effective way to create… Read more »