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Symposium in Halifax highlights what advocate calls ‘national public health crisis’ of child abuse

HALIFAX—A national symposium in Halifax this week is helping put a spotlight on child abuse, an issue the event’s keynote speaker is calling a Canadian public health crisis. The ninth annual Canadian Symposium on Advanced Practices in Child Maltreatment focuses on current and emerging issues in responding to child abuse. It’s geared toward medical clinicians

SKCAC promotes public awareness of child abuse in October

Online The Star Calgary: “Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre marks five years of standing up for abuse victims” Calgary Herald: “Reported cases of child sex abuse rising as Sheldon Kennedy centre marks five-year anniversary” Calgary Sun: “Sheldon Kennedy centre sees rise in reported cases of child sex abuse” CTV News Calgary Edmonton Sun: “Sheldon Kennedy centre sees rise in

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre declares October ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’ in Alberta

Today, in conjunction with its partners, government, and the community, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) officially declares October ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’…

Bullbustin’ 2018

BullBustin’ 2018 was amazing! We’re so appreciative of the support of the wonderful organizers, Cody & Rhonda Snyder, guests, and our volunteers. We raised more than $75,000 which will allow us to continue to provide hope, help, and healing to kids and families impacted by child abuse. If you missed it, the winning 50/50 ticket

SKCAC and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP form partnership to better the community

CALGARY, Alta. (February 27, 2018) – Today the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced a new partnership that will further the SKCAC’s mission to support those experiencing child abuse, stop the cycle of abuse and bring perpetrators to justice. BLG is committing $150,000 to the SKCAC over three

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre launches toolkit empowering school staff to report child abuse

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre launches toolkit empowering school staff to report child abuse Video toolkit to be rolled out across province and nation   CALGARY, Alta. (October 19, 2017) – Today, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) launched a toolkit across Alberta to support teachers and school staff in recognizing and reporting child

Austin: Candidates should make children’s safety a priority – Calgary Herald

Calgary, Alta – October 12, 2017 – Calgary Herald By Sara L. Austin As we draw near to election day in Calgary, many of the candidates for mayor, city councillor and school trustee have been remarkably silent on one of the most pressing issues in our city – the safety of our children. As the

Welcoming New CEO Sara L. Austin to SKCAC

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre announces new CEO Sara Austin takes helm; SKCAC remains focused on uniting community to keep children safe from harm. CALGARY – The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sara L. Austin as their new Chief Executive Officer. For the past 20 years, Sara

Welcoming Webster & Axel

SHELDON KENNEDY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE PARTNERS UP WITH DOGS WITH WINGS TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE   Two of the newest employees of the Sheldon Kennedy CAC are being welcomed to the community playing key role in supporting child abuse cases Calgary, Alta—July 24, 2017, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) will meet

Swift Current’s Safe Places Achieving Milestone

The City of Swift Current’s Safe Places — Youth Certified initiative has achieved a significant milestone only 16 months after it started in the community. The initiative to reduce the risk of abuse and bullying for children and youth in the community was launched on March 9, 2016, and 1,000 individuals have become certified by