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Child Advocacy Centre to have a beautiful home and a central focus on RDC Campus

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  • From the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

    CACAC has a home and an ‘educational’ strategy… Centre for Excellence to instruct child care workers from all over North America.

    A new Centre of Excellence opening in Red Deer will enhance services for young people, increase students’ learning opportunities and create jobs in the region.

    Improving supports for youth in central Alberta

    Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South celebrates with Red Deer College and Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre as they enter a new agreement to improve supports in central Alberta.

    The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC) and Red Deer College are working together to create a comprehensive child advocacy centre on the college campus. CACAC will construct and operate a Centre of Excellence, expanding victim support services and increasing programs for vulnerable individuals and children, youth and families closer to home.

    Red Deer College students will have access to improved training and tools to assist victims of child abuse and their families. The centre’s specialized focus on training, research, community awareness and education will help build a stronger and more resilient community.”

    Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

    “Our children, youth, and families in need deserve the best possible supports no matter where they live in Alberta. CACAC does amazing work helping kids in central Alberta lead healthy and happy lives, and expanding their services will be a big win for families and the community.”

    Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services

    “Government support of this important partnership is a major milestone in establishing a Centre of Excellence at RDC supporting child advocacy. Students at RDC will learn the latest and best practices in supporting children and families through practicums and internships. Our new university will benefit tremendously through partnerships like this and it aligns with our vision to provide applied learning experiences.”

    Joel Ward, president & CEO, Red Deer College

    “The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is proud to announce our official partnership with Red Deer College, made possible by the support of the Government of Alberta. As an organization, we are ecstatic to take another step forward in becoming a Centre of Excellence, specializing in leading practices, training research, community awareness, advancement in education and integrated practice. The new location of the CACAC on Red Deer College campus land will enable a tremendous shift in our community’s future as we continue to push boundaries and champion leading practices. We look forward to working and collaborating with the RDC students – tomorrow’s leaders – in creating a healthy future for our children and community.”

    Mark Jones, CEO, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

    CACAC will receive a plot of land through a lease agreement with Red Deer College to support the construction of the new facility.

     


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    The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity. We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children's Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery. It takes courage and bravery for a child to share their story of abuse, for families to bring their children forward, to believe, to listen without judgement, and to seek justice. Supporting the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre today is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

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    Watch: Their lives were changed forever in a moment! CACAC Dream Home Lottery winners on site within moments

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  • You couldn’t have written a better script!  When the Central Alberta Dream Home Lottery Grand Prize was drawn at noon Wednesday, the winners were just around the block!  A police officer sleeping after a busy night shift must have thought he was still dreaming when he replied to a string of phone messages he’ll never forget.  His wife, a social worker at a local high school had just left to return to work when he called her back.  They won the Dream Home and they could go see it right away.  It was took them about a minute to arrive.   Here’s what happened…

    It was an honour to experience this moment with the crew from the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre!  We’d like to share it with you.


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    “Royalty” on the dance floor!

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  • It was not easy for a shy Rhonda Hamill to take on the 2019 Celebrity Dance Off.  Rehearsing and remembering hundreds of steps wasn’t even the hardest part.  Rhonda was NOT looking forward to performing in front of a sold out crowd at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel and Conference Centre.  In fact the very idea petrified her.  But.. when the time to perform arrived, Rhonda and her pro partner Robin Berube practically lit the dance floor on fire.  Rhonda was also one of the winners on Saturday.. raising the most funds for the Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  After you check out this sizzling performance.. you might have to cool down with a Dairy Queen treat (the Hamils own Red Deer Dairy Queen locations).  Enjoy!

    My Story…

    “If it’s both terrifying and amazing, then you should definitely pursue it”
    I was born in Saskatchewan (go Riders!) but grew up in Alberta, moved to Red Deer 33 years ago when I married Rob. We have 3 children: Drew (Kaitlin), Justine (Alex) and Victoria.
    Our family has owned and operated the Dairy Queen’s in Red Deer for 52 years. Our business was a founding sponsor of the pediatric unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and has supported the Alberta Hospital, the Children’s Stollery Hospital, Festival of Trees in Red Deer and the Love of Children Golf Tournament. We also sponsor many sports teams and youth organizations in Red Deer.
    I recently did the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer and discovered the joy of cycling. I love hiking, running and going to the gym. I am active member of St Mary’s Parish and volunteer on parish council and various committees. I love the colour pink.
    I am terrified by the Dance Off but I’ll give my best for Friends of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.


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