On Monday, CSSN and our partners at Alberta Safe & Caring hosted the The Alberta Safe & Caring Schools Forum: Policy to Practice – Creating Safe Spaces. We’re happy to say it was a great event! Delegates from across the province of Alberta, (and even some from Northwest Territories) joined us at the Barnett house in Edmonton for a full day of interactive discussion on safe school issues. One of the highlights of the day was none other than our keynote speaker Dr. Stuart Shanker, who offered insight on the relationship between neuroscience and the emotional well-being of children. Dr. Shanker gave a keynote presentation, hosted a workshop, and met with a number of media outlets throughout the day.
The learning was interactive and online, as delegates were encouraged to use social media throughout the day by our youth keynote speaker Dada Mwemera. (Check out #CSSNAlberta for a look into the conference). Workshops addressed new Alberta education policy, youth engagement, mentoring, cyber-bullying, student well-being and much more!
We want to thank all the delegates for joining us to discuss what we feel are truly valuable safe schools issues in the province of Alberta! We hope you found the day rewarding. We would love to hear your feedback on the conference. If you were in attendance, please complete our feedback survey HERE.
We also want to thank our partners The Society for Safe & Caring Schools and Communities for working with us to put on such a fantastic event. If you missed us in Alberta, not to worry! Our Canadian conferences continue with the Manitoba Safe & Caring Conference on February 9th, The 18th Annual Toronto Safe Schools Conference on February 24th, and the Saskatchewan Safe and Caring Schools Conference on March 23rd.