COMMUNITY: Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

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Hello Safe and Caring family! You can help The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is excited to participate in The Great Canadian Giving Challenge: YOU can help us win $10,000! It’s so easy. Just click on CanadaHelps.org or givingchallenge.ca. Every $ you donate to Safe and Caring in June qualifies us to win $10,000. Serving the entire …

COMMUNITY: Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week

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About Mental Health Week CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. Today, MHW offers practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery from mental illness and addictions. CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET …

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. …

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 …

RESOURCE: Signs You Are in a Healthy Romantic Relationship

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Last week we kicked off February, the month of love, caring, and friendship with our latest resource: The Importance of Romantic Relationships. Today, we are pleased to share the next installment in our tip sheet series on Healthy Romantic Relationships! Signs you are in a healthy romantic relationship was developed in partnership with Dr. Matthew Johnson from the Department of …

RESOURCE: Importance of Romantic Relationships

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Here at Safe and Caring, we value healthy relationships of all kinds! With Valentines Day and Family Day right on the horizon, we see February as a month of love, caring, and friendship! That’s why we are thrilled to share our most recent resource with you. Safe and Caring has partnered with two researchers from the University of Alberta, Department …

COMMUNITY: Bullying Awareness Week 2015, November 15-21

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Print and download National Bullying Awareness Week handout National Bullying Awareness Week (NBAW) NBAW began in 2002 when an Alberta father and educator, Bill Belsey advocated bullying prevention through education and awareness. NBAW has grown and is now celebrated across Canada and around the world. The goal of this annual event is to increase awareness around the importance of preventing …

COMMUNITY: Positive Post–It Day, October 5, 2015

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Advisor What is International Positive Post–It Day? Positive Post–It Day started in Airdrie, Alberta, when high school student Caitlin Haacke decided to fight back against online bullying by posting notes with compliments on every locker in her school. The positive post–it movement soon took off—in Caitlin’s school, in the Airdrie community, and on social media. This …

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 …