“For some people the pandemic was harder, for others it was easier. But we experienced this event together. It’s about connection, understanding and common humanity.”
Sometimes you just have to dance it out, and no one knows that better than Isaac Shabbits, the 13 year old leader behind the Boys Dance Too initiative. Read how Isaac is challenging stereotypes to encourage and support boys in dance.
Read how next generation leaders are looking to make a change in their community and are playing a role in developing a Youth Strategy for Strathcona County.
The Social Action team interviewed Cheyenne, a recipient for the COVID-19 Community Connection Microgrant. Cheyenne and her daughter assembled and dropped off over 20 jars of jams in her neighbourhood to spark a “sweet” connection.
National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making in their community. To celebrate, Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition held a creative mask design competition as an opportunity for children and youth to express themselves through art, poetry, and creative writing.
These challenging times make it even more important that we take care of ourselves and that as a community, we are there for each other. Now is the time to check in on our loved ones, our neighbours, and co-workers and to offer a bit of additional kindness to our community.