For more than 18 years,
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre has been engaging and empowering Calgary’s youth to make confident and positive choices surrounding some of the greatest challenges they shall ever face – namely substance abuse, online safety, bullies, healthy relationships and gangs.
We impart tools, strategies and resources through experiential learning exhibits at the Centre, interactive online resources, and engaging programming. Not only do our programs meet the learning objectives of the grade 6 Alberta Education curriculum, YouthLink also plays a key role in the Calgary Police Service – Crime Prevention and Reduction Continuum. The core of what we do is proactive and preventative.
Our vision is ... Safe For Life.
Together with the Calgary Police Service, we deliver relevant and captivating content, provoking youth to confront the issues of their time, make positive life choices and become responsible citizens in their communities.
We deliver on this mission by:
* Exhibiting the Calgary Police Service’s comprehensive and growing artifact and archival collections to describe the Service’s past and present role in addressing criminal and social issues;
* Using interactive exhibits and engaging content and programming in our state-of-the-art facility to reach youth in a variety of ways;
* Continuously researching community issues affecting youth and evaluating and improving our content and delivery to maximize its relevancy and impact;
* Working collaboratively with partners in the community.
What People Are Saying
"I think it is awesome that our school gets to come here and learn about all this information. I hope that all schools in Canada teach their students about this. I learned a lot about what you personally need to think about in any situation and what I can do to avoid these situations."
— Grade 6 Student
"I would like to thank you and the team at YouthLink for an exceptional day. Our students really enjoyed the experience and I believe the content will stay with them for a long time. "
— Grade 6 Teacher
"I like that it was reality and not "made up". The impact of their decisions was very valuable. Very powerful. I think Youthlink is critical/vital to kids. For many students this is the first time they have been exposed to today's issues on such a level. I think this should be a mandatory program."