Summer is right around the corner and we are excited to once again be offering our CSI Summer Camp. This daycamp is for children entering grades 5, 6 and 7. The week will be filled with fun activities, great field trips, police officer visits and the opportunity to solve a mock crime! If you know of any budding CSI officers, please have them visit us at www.youthlinkcalgary.com for registration and program details.
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre would like to thank the grade six students, and their teachers and parent volunteers, who participated in YouthLink’s June KIDO and Where’s The Evidence programs.
Thank you, Father Doucet, Terrace Road School, École St. Cecilia, Holy Cross School, Ramsay School, Colonel Walker School, Our Lady of the Evergreens, and Valleyview School.
We appreciated your great detective skills! We hope the KIDO program inspires you to make good choices in your life!
At YouthLink Calgary we always discuss how children as well as adults need someone to talk to and someone who they can turn to when they require assistance solving a problem. At YouthLink, we emphasize the importance of having a strong support system. We discuss at length all the people that students can turn to if they are struggling with any situation (parents, family members, neighbours, teachers, religious leaders, coaches, friend’s parents etc).
At the centre we also provide the non-emergency police number (403-266-1234) as well at the Kid’s Help Phone number (1-800-668-6868) for students to utilize if they ever require assistance from people outside of their family and friends.
Oftentimes students ask if parents can call Kid’s Help Phone for help as well. Yes, as a parent, you can call Kid’s Help Phone. The counselors will provide you with the services available within your area. If you call 211 within the Calgary area you will also be linked to several services in the Calgary area.
The Calgary Police together with the Calgary Catholic School District, the Calgary Board of Education, Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection have partnered to raise awareness about sexting. To learn more about this campaign please click here.
At YouthLink Calgary we educate grade six students on ways to protect themselves when they are using social media. We discuss some of the consequences for sending or posting inappropriate pictures or messages. If you a victim (or know of a victim) of cyberbullying or sexting you can contact the Calgary Police at 403 266 1234. You can also visit the following websites:
“Police Fear Addict Influx” is a front page headline of the June 1st, 1978 edition of The Calgary Herald. The article discusses British Columbia legislature that would make a three year treatment program mandatory for heroin addicts. The Calgary Police feared this legislature, if it passed, would bring heroin addicts over to Alberta to avoid this program. With an increase in heroin addicts the police expected to see an increase in crime, which would particularly victimize doctors and pharmacists. To read the full article, click here.
To learn more about illegal drugs and crime in Calgary, book a tour or birthday party at YouthLink Calgary today, and explore our interactive drug exhibit. Click here to learn how!
- May Thank You!
- World No Tobacco Day: May 31, 2013
- On this day in history: May 21, 1940
- International Museum- May 18, 2013
- YouthLink Calgary: CSI Summer Camp
- April Thank You!
- On this day in history: April 28, 1920
- Police Half Marathon
- April 21-27 National Volunteer Week: Friday
- April 21-27 National Volunteer Week: Thursday