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Students See Positive Results With Empathy Program – Part 1 Of 2



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By Sheldon Spackman

Positive results have been released regarding a pilot project that previously ran in the Red Deer Public School District, promoting Mental Health Skills for students. The Empathy Program, a University of Alberta initiative, was implemented from 2013-2015 and was offered to more than 6,000 youth in Grades 6-12.

Officials say their findings from the project show the student’s involved experienced less depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts thanks to their involvement in the program. We spoke with Red Deer Public Schools Superintendent Stu Henry to get the details locally. Here is Part 1 of 2:

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Comprehensive… “hands-on”… 1-day… Social Media Central at Red Deer College




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Tired of “fluff” seminars that leave you exhausted and more confused than when you started?

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Social!

Facebook isn’t as business friendly as it once was, YouTube is a great tool but how do you use it?  Video online is now king but how will you use it in your business?
Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter do you use all of them or just one?
So many questions!
You’ll find all the answers at Social Media Central on September 27.
Social Media Central features an instructor roster
made up of people who do the work – the budgeting, strategizing, management and reporting of social media for business.
Learn from industry experts who know what it’s like to do the work
and are willing to share how to do it well.
Register Here

Central Alberta’s leading conference for LEARNING Social Media.

Bring your laptop and see how the world opens up as you learn how to navigate the chaotic waters of everything Social Media.

Check your Master Class seat here

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It’s Smile Cookie Week! Support Reading College at Tim Hortons Red Deer Locations



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It’s the sweetest way possible to support an absolutely fantastic cause!  This is Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week.  All Red Deer Tim Hortons locations are donating proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies to The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools for Reading College.  Support young students working through the summer to improve their literacy skills in this wonderful program…. Pick up some cookies this week!




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september, 2018

wed30may - 26sepmay 303:30 pmsep 26ATB Financial Downtown Market(may 30) 3:30 pm - (september 26) 6:30 pm

tue25sep - 28sep 257:00 amsep 28AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show7:00 am - 5:00 pm (28)

thu27sepAll DaySocial Media CentralRoll up your sleeves and get SOCIAL(All Day: thursday)

sat29sep8:30 am- 3:00 pmBoard Leadership Central Alberta Conference8:30 am - 3:00 pm

sat29sep11:00 am- 12:00 pmMeet Author Ruth Ohi!11:00 am - 12:00 pm

sat29sep3:00 pm- 5:00 pmFred Penner: A free family performance3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

sun30sep9:00 am- 12:00 pmCIBC Run for the Cure9:00 am - 12:00 pm

sun30sep11:00 am- 2:00 pmOne Eleven Jazzy Brunch11:00 am - 2:00 pm

sun30sep11:00 am- 4:30 pmWith This Ring Bridal Gala11:00 am - 4:30 pm

sun30sep2:00 pm- 4:00 pmPresentation by Dr. Doris Jeanne MacKinnon: Metis Pioneers2:00 pm - 4:00 pm