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Article The Case for Cultivating Community Resilience

Communities today are shaped and impacted by a myriad of complex issues – the effects of climate change, deteriorating infrastructure, an aging population, growing debt levels at the household, government and corporate levels, rising inequality, and growing rates of loneliness…

July 23, 2020
Guide Asset Based Community Development: A Resident’s Guide

There are so many resources on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) for professionals. The Tamarack Institute decided to write one specifically for residents, called Asset-Based Community Development - How to Get Started. Guide

July 23, 2020
Article Loneliness and our Built Environment

In a poll conducted in April, 54% of Canadians felt physical distancing had left them feeling lonely or isolated. With the closure of our social infrastructures, it seems there is growing evidence that our neighbourhoods plays a huge role in…

July 23, 2020
Article Five Key Steps for Building Sustainable Groups

Research is clear about the need to collaborate and build partnerships to make sustainable change in our communities. However, building a successful group takes time, resources, relationships and trust. In this guide, you will find five steps, and key resources…

July 23, 2020
Article Asset-Based Community Development Recovery Framework

As cities and communities start to look at recovery, how do we learn from what has happened and move forward in a better way? Many recovery models have been created to help the economy thrive or to reduce risk management…

July 23, 2020
Website Sunshine Behavioral Health

Sunshine Behavioral Health has compiled a list of all free addiction treatment programs and support group meetings in your area. The directory includes all meeting locations and times, there is also information about each program so people can understand the…

July 7, 2020
Guide Neighborhood Block Party

The City of Edmonton has created a resource that can be used as a template for communities to plan block party. With support of the town or city, people can apply to have their neighborhood closed off from traffic to…

June 3, 2020
Website Anxiety Disorders

This resource covers different types of anxiety disorders, including signs and symptoms, as well as different treatment options including medication and holistic alternatives.  This information is beneficial to individuals and their loved ones who are in need of support.  Click…

May 13, 2020
Phoneline Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence

This province-wide tool-free, talk-text and chat service provides Albertan’s with support, information and referrals to specialized sexual violence services. Support is available 9:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week with access to interpretation services in over 200 languages.…

May 6, 2020
Publication Toolkit The Native Wellness Assessment

The Native Wellness AssessmentTM (NWATM) is the first instrument of its kind which measures the effect of cultural interventions on a person’s wellness, from a whole person and strengths-based perspective. It is statistically and psychometrically validated as a reliable measure…

April 22, 2020
Article Unlocking Canadian Social Innovation

Learn some of the basic ways that Social Innovation operates, and what it can look like in the Canadian landscape. If you have an interest in social innovation, this article could spark some ideas, and give impetus to joining the…

April 17, 2020
Newsletter Ever Active Schools

The April E-News is chalk full of ideas to encourage teachers, students and families to be active every day.  Sign up to receive the newsletter on the EAS website 

April 17, 2020
Learning/ Training Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery in an online format at no cost.  Click here

April 17, 2020
Webinars Pursuing Age-Friendly: a Rural Perspective

In this recorded webinar you will hear from the Olds Age Friendly Committee and Age-Friendly Rosetown, Saskatchewan about their experiences pursuing age-friendly, including what is working well, overcoming challenges and plans for moving forward. Video Link

March 9, 2020
Publication Mental Health Supports in Schools

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network and Policywise for Children and Youth have worked together to outline recommended actions to ensure children and youth in Alberta have access to consistent and equitable cross-sectoral, collaborative mental health…

February 27, 2020
Guide Publication Adverse Childhood Experiences

Policywise for Children and Families has completed a literature review and a series of interviews regarding current evidence and knowledge on effective approaches to identify and assess individuals’ experiences of childhood adversity. The next steps in this joint project with…

February 27, 2020
Article Social Determinants of Mental Health

This resource developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health helps increase understanding of how the physical and social environments impact the mental health of individuals and populations, as well as the roots of positive mental health promotion. …

February 27, 2020
Article Mental Health and Exclusion in School

A new research study from the University of Exeter confirms that children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health. Article

February 27, 2020
Learning/ Training Being Trauma Aware

“Being Trauma Aware: Making a difference in the lives of children and youth” is now available for free online. As part of the CCAC’s efforts to recognize and prevent child abuse across the province, this first-of-its-kind online trauma-informed training program provides…

February 27, 2020
Newsletter International Federation on Ageing

The International Federation on Ageing has developed a newsletter as a forum for age-friendly experts and enthusiasts to share their work on age friendly topics and to share the collaborative work being done with the World Health Organization on age-friendly…

February 26, 2020