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Guide Toolkit Suicide Prevention Trainings

In a recent webinar, many folks were discussing the various suicide prevention training programs that exist within Alberta. In order to help provide more information on these trainings and to help aid in decision-making on which trainings you might like…

March 12, 2021
Article A Guide for a Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery

Explore how cities and communities are taking a community-based approach to COVID recovery. Read here

March 8, 2021
Toolkit Men’s Sheds Toolkit

Men's Sheds are an initiative that aims to provide a safe space for men to gather and  connect. The Canadian Men's Sheds Association (CMSA) describes Men's Sheds as: "Men’s Sheds are welcoming, supportive places for friendship and fun. They provide…

February 26, 2021
Guide Meaningfully Engaging Youth (Tamarack)

Supporting the intentional engagement of different groups or demographics is a complex but integral component of our community development work. Throughout various training and network events, we have heard many folks express interest in meaningfully engaging youth. Tamarack has co-created…

February 18, 2021
Article Health and Learning Are Deeply Interconnected in the Body

We know that adult-child relationships, other early experiences, and environmental exposures influence child well-being. An increasing number of policies and programs around the world now reflect that understanding by supporting children’s early learning and nutrition to improve their readiness to…

January 7, 2021
Webinars The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19: Coping With Stress and Building Resilience

November 24, 2020 Noon (MDT) Stress, anxiety, obsessive behaviour, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are on the rise as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. And with winter approaching in many parts of the world, what can we do…

November 20, 2020
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