Keeping you in the know

Spreading the word

The lead researchers, research teams and research assistance of ARC Project have been attending and presenting at summits and conferences to help share their findings and grow a support network for those affected post-disaster.

Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Summit

On November 21, 2016 Dr. Julie Drolet, who is leading the Community Stream, along with Lisa Elford, Project Manager, and Janelle Richardson, Community Based Researcher, presented and discussed the Alberta Resilient Communities (ARC) project at the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Summit.

Looking for research participants

Caroline McDonald-Harker’s research team, which is examining child resilience post-flood is looking to talk with local parents and their school-aged children (5-18 years) from Calgary and Bragg Creek who experienced the 2013 flood both directly or indirectly.

Thank you to the 158 parents and children who have participated so far!

For more information or to participate please contact: 403-828-5802 or

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

Lead researchers Dr. Julie Drolet, Dr. Robin Cox, and Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker, as well as Community-Based Researchers Lisa Elford and Janelle Richardson gave a presentation about the ARC Project at the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Calgary, AB.

The ARC research team was interviewed by CBC Radio-Canada about their presentation at “The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)” conference, where they discuss the project. To read the article in French, please continue here.

The latest from our initiatives

A glimpse at our work to date

The members of ARC Project have been working hard to put their findings into action. For each initiative there are infographics to give you a glimpse into what we have been working on.

Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives have to date included 33 participants from 24 agencies comprised of 15 from High River, eight from Calgary and one from Okotoks.

Youth Initiatives

Details on our research for Youth Initiatives are coming soon!

Child Initiatives

158 participants comprised of 79 children and 79 parents from High River, Calgary and surrounding areas including the Municipal District of Foothills and Bragg Creek.