Alberta Resilient Communities presentation


On August 29th, Drs. Julie Drolet (University of Calgary), Robin Cox (Royal Roads University), and Caroline McDonald-Harker (Mount Royal University) gave a presentation about the Alberta Resilient Communities Project at the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Calgary, AB. The purpose of the Alberta Resilient Communities project is to explore whole-of-community resilience following the 2013 floods in Southern Alberta, with a particular emphasis on children, youth, families and service providers. This is the second year of the three-year project which is funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.

Dr. Cox is the Director of the ResiliencebyDesign Lab at RRU and the Program Head for the Disaster and Emergency Management program. Cox and the ResiliencebyDesign Lab, including Drs. Cheryl Heykoop, Leila Scannell, and Sarah Fletcher, are leading the youth stream of the research, engaging with youth to explore their perspectives on disaster resilience, and applying a social innovation process to support the implementation of resilience projects in their communities.