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One Edmonton Youth in Conflict with the Law: A Case Study

We have all been there at one point in time:  young, insecure, and impressionable.  You would do anything to fit in: wear the right clothes; listen to the proper music; dislike the right people and share the same opinions as all the cool kids.  But what if the cool kids were the RCMP acting as […]


Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.

International Charter on Prevention of FASD

The First International Conference on Prevention of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) was held in Edmonton, Canada from September 23 to 25, 2013. The following Charter was endorsed and adopted by the delegates at the meeting, who included about 700 people from 35 countries around the world; senior government officials, scholars and policy makers, parents […]


Egon Jonsson
Egon Jonsson is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton, Alberta.

Amy Salmon
Dr. Amy Salmon is the Executive Director of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD).

Kenneth R. Warren
Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the United States.

Age of Criminal Responsibility: An illusive dilemma

If we, as adults, reflect back on our youth, there is probably not one of us who can say we didn’t commit some type of infraction for which we could have been held accountable under the former welfare-oriented Juvenile Delinquency Act (JDA) – in effect from 1908 until 1984 – or the more legalistic approach of the […]


John Winterdyk
Prof. John Winterdyk is affiliated with Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.

Unpaid Interns have Little Protection under the Law

Imagine spending years in university, only to graduate and find out that in order to secure a job, you would have to work an undetermined amount of time for free.  At the end of the internship, there will be no assurance of employment; instead, you can chalk it up to getting some good experience and, […]


Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.

Viewpoint 38-5: Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments for Children and Youth

  A Risk Management Road Map to Prevent Violence and Abuse for all organizations that intersect with young people   What constitutes abuse? violence? bullying? harassment? Why do bad things happen in even the best organizations?  What is the duty of care and what is your organization’s liability? How can you help protect every young person your organization serves? […]


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The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

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