At the Centre

New Info Sheet

Get ready for National Aboriginal History Month.  We’ve compiled a selection of resources to help raise awareness about the history and richness that indigenous peoples continue to contribute to our collective lives. Included are educational resources, community events, and professional development opportunities.

Aboriginal Awareness Info Sheet

2007 – 2008 Community Forums

Between December 2007 and November 2008, staff from the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities and First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition met with approximately 180 community representatives from various regions across British Columbia to learn how to best support the healthy development of BC’s children and youth. The BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities and First Call are organizations with a provincial scope and are both mandated to promote the well-being of children and youth. This report outlines the findings from those community dialogue sessions.


Click here to download this report.

2007 Conference: Promoting Safe, Cohesive Communities for Children and Youth

On May 10 and 11th 2007, the BC Institute for Safe Schools and Communities (ISSC) held an interdisciplinary conference co-sponsored by the BC Youth Police Network. The aim of the conference was to bring together a diverse network of researchers, policymakers, practitioners (including education, criminal justice, social work, courts, and municipal officials), parents, youth, and government to explore ideas related to social cohesion and safety in relation to children and youth within the BC context. The conference was an opportunity to 1) examine current theory, research and practice both locally and in other jurisdictions; 2) strengthen relationships between community representatives and various levels of government; and 3) continue toward establishing a shared set of community-based values and responsibilities for working together to promote the well-being of our children and youth in British Columbia.

2007 CSSC Conference: Executive Summary

Community Practises Booklet

Conference Program

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes that “for the full and harmonious development of [a child’s] personality”, children require special care and assistance in keeping with their evolving capacities. An emerging aspect of education for the 21st Century is to ensure children are ready for Internet-based learning. This fact sheet provides 10 practical tips for supporting parents and other caregivers as they establish safe and caring Internet experiences for families.

Funding Opportunity – Crime Remediation Fund
Minister Shirley Bond recently announced that up to $1 million will be available to support local responses to violence and crime prevention throughout the province in 2012-13. The upcoming grant opportunities will support projects aimed at preventing youth involvement in crime, combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation, preventing family violence and violence against women, and community crime prevention. Application forms have been available since November 14. Click here for form.

Bullying Prevention Programs and Curriculum Tools for School Administrators, Educators, and Parents
Teen Screen Schools and Communities at Columbia University has provided a listing of bullying prevention programs and curriculum tools for implementation in school and community settings. This includes descriptive summaries, components, cost, and key information for each program. Click here to download this report.

Homophobia in Schools – Key Findings on the Experiences of LGBTQ Youth
GLSEN collected a representative national sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) youth in the United States. To read the results of this school climate research, click here.

Do You Work With Parents?
Teachers and other professionals interact with parents on a regular basis. Whether your work involves discussing children’s academics, addressing behavioral concerns, or motivating families to become more involved in the community, ParentFurther has a variety of resources. Click here to access their website.

Misdirections in Bullying Prevention and Response
In this six-minute video, Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention, discusses approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and responses. Click here to view the video.