Social Responsibility Workshop: Active Museums Shaping their Communities.
- YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
- 5111 47 St NE
- Calgary AB
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The 2018 recipient of the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, will host a workshop on Thursday April 11, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This workshop will focus on the unique work done at YouthLink in collaboration with their partners, to promote healthy choices, educate students on important social issues, and keep youth safe in the years to come.
As one of the largest police museums in Canada, YouthLink serves as a model for how to engage youth, prevent future victimization and criminal behaviours, and increase awareness of the important history and role played by police in society. Part education hub, part science centre, and part museum, YouthLink is a highly interactive and innovative facility where history, crime prevention, and education are key.
This one-day workshop will focus on how museums play a vital role in community safety and education through the delivery of relevant, current, and accurate programming. The day will begin with a tour of the YouthLink facility’s four Safe for Life exhibits: Gangs, Drugs, Online Safety, and Healthy Relationships. Presenters will reveal how the exhibits were purposefully created to ensure that they are locally focussed, relevant, and highly engaging for visitors. The afternoon will include a panel discussion regarding stakeholder engagement with both police partners and school boards. The workshop will conclude with a 90-minute presentation on cannabis that demonstrates the ways in which museums can approach a topical issue with an eye to engaging adult audiences on serious societal topics.