Every child who isn’t stimulated as a toddler, who doesn’t feel safe in grade school, who discovers drugs and alcohol in high school, who battles suicidal thoughts after dropping out, costs Albertans more - economically, socially, culturally.
It is hard to link outcomes and metrics and specific cost-savings to a single child. But we can measure the impact in other ways.
We encourage the responsible involvement of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and any other man who is influencing a child. Fathers play a vital role in the healthy development of children. Amazing things happen to kids, moms, the community, and to dads, when men give their time, attention, and focus to the children they are raising.
The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (the Centre) has collaborated with Alberta’s Promise to produce a review of the literature on mentoring, one aspect of the promise of providing Caring Adults to children and youth. Alberta’s Promise wants to ensure that its work is based on the best available evidence.
Edmonton Meals on Wheels provides program information and agency tours on an individual basis. Alberta Meals on Wheels programs may contact Liz Tondu, Executive Director at 780-429-2020 for further information.
The Alberta Association of Family and School Liaison Workers (AAFSLW) serve in an advisory and advocacy capacity.
AAFSLW provides an opportunity for networking among professionals through conferences, regional meetings, newsletters, resource sharing, and case conferencing.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
The Strathcona County Older Adults Plan 15-year plan involved extensive community consultation, an analysis of Strathcona County's older adult population, and a review of other agency, provincial and federal programs and research.