A Message to Edmonton readers from Mayor Don Iveson
Edmonton’s Mayor Don Iveson extends his warm greetings to readers of the upcoming Edmonton Spring 2014 edition of SOS Safety Magazine. The next edition will feature comics on Internet Safety, and articles on a new hot topic: gay straight alliance groups (GSA) in our schools and their benefits to both students and the general public.
A message from His Worship Mayor Don Iveson
Read the message from Mayor Don Iveson to Edmonton readers of SOS Safety Magazine before the much anticipated release of the online and printed edition that will be available in June.
On behalf of City Council and the people of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, I extend warm greetings to readers of the Spring 2014 edition of SOS Safety Magazine.
For more than 10 years, SOS Safety Magazine has been a valuable resource for educating youth on challenging issues such as bullying, drug use and mental health. This edition touches on the importance of the gay straight alliance groups (GSA) in our schools and their benefits to both students and the general public.
GSAs encourage acceptance and respect of all individuals regardless of racial background, socio-economic status, gender, religion or sexual orientation. By providing a safe space for students to address multiple kinds of discrimination, GSAs help to promote diversity and inclusion within our schools and community.
I’d like to thank everyone involved with SOS Safety Magazine for their continued commitment to building awareness around current social issues affecting our youth. As future leaders of our city, it’s important our children grow up in a safe, welcoming and accepting environment.