COMMUNITY: Resources for National Bullying Awareness Day 2016

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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, and background information about the …

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 …

PERSPECTIVES: Shaping a Safe and Caring Future

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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 tool kits that school and …

COMMUNITY: Launching the Youth ART Project – Bullying Prevention in Schools

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Safe and Caring is thrilled to be working with the two rural Alberta communities of Wabasca and Rocky Mountain House to deliver ART bullying prevention training with 12 to 17 year old youth at O’Chiese School and Mistassiniy School. Visit our project webpage to learn more about this project, and keep up to date on project news and development.  

COMMUNITY: Celebrating the Wabasca Community

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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 and many hardworking people in …

FOCUS ON: What You Can Do To Support LGBTQ Youth

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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 identity is different from those …

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Ramsankar, President of the ATA

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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 career, Mark’s focus has been …

COMMUNITY: National Bullying Awareness Week, Resources for Teachers

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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 and maintain a positive learning …