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Inner Circle January 9, 2019- February 13, 2019

Inner Circle is a new program through our G.I.R.L.S. Empowered and Strong program at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton. This free 6-week group program is designed to strengthen relationships between caregivers and teen girls through learning communication skills, building trust, and connecting with Indigenous culture.

Registration Details

Participants must register in pairs: one teen girl aged 12-17 with a female caregiver in her life. Caregivers can be biological parents, foster parents, kukoms, live-in support workers, other guardians, family members that are working towards reunification, or other configurations that you feel would benefit from this program. Both participants must register willingly and will be expected to attend all sessions. Bus tickets can be provided to assist with transportation if needed. Light snacks will also be provided.

Inner Circle Registration January 2019

Great Kids Award 2019

Great Kids Award 2019

The nomination period for the 2019 Great Kids Award is now open! Sixteen children and youth from around Alberta will be recognized at the 19th Annual Great Kids Award ceremony in spring 2019.

What is the Great Kids Award?

Since 1999, the Great Kids Award has recognized remarkable children and youth who positively impact their communities. These great kids have made a difference while overcoming challenging circumstances, including managing a physical or mental illness, overcoming a difficult living situation, and speaking out against bullying.

Do you know a great kid in your community? Consider nominating them for a Great Kid Award.

How to nominate a Great Kid

Nominees must reside in Alberta and be between ages five and 18. To nominate a Great Kid, fill out and submit a nomination form at Information you will need to provide with your nomination form includes:

  • Contact information for the nominee (including birthdate) and you (the nominator)
  • A one to two page letter from you (the nominator) describing why you think they deserve to win the Great Kids Award
  • Two additional letters (one page each) from individuals who know this child, supporting your nomination and describing why that kid is a Great Kid!
  • Permission from the nominee’s parent or legal guardian

Deadline for nominations is NOW until 4 p.m. January 31, 2019.

Who can be a nominator? Any resident of Alberta can nominate a Great Kid – parents, teachers, coaches, pastors, social workers, neighbours…even peers!


Look around your community…seek out and celebrate the amazing young people we have in Alberta!


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