Shift acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 4, Treaty 6, and Treaty 7 territories and the traditional meeting grounds and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Niisitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, and Nakota Sioux, the Siksika, the Piikani (Peigan), the Kainai (Blood), the Tsuut’ina (Sacree), Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, Dene, Mountain Cree, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, and Wesley First Nations. It is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 and Region 4. We respect the Treaties that were made, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
The team that developed the course Advancing Healthy and Socially Just Schools and Communities received the University of Calgary Teaching Award for Curriculum Development.
To support the implementation of promoting positive father involvement as a primary prevention strategy, Shift and Catholic Family Services initiated a series of informal meetings on promoting positive father involvement with not-for profit organizations throughout Calgary.
In spring semester 2017, Lianne Lee from Shift and Darren Lund from the Werklund School of Education offered a three-part series to both Faculty of Social Work and Werklund School of Education students.
During her visit to Halifax, Lana Wells, the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence delivered three talks at three different events, all addressing primary prevention of domestic
Lana Wells expressed her thoughts at the 16th Family Violence Conference Diverse Voices. Drawing on Shift’s review of 100 Domestic Violence Prevention Plans from the global North with a focus