Promote Anti-Bullying Clubs

Bill 24 and GSA’s

Bill 24, as it was put in place by the NDP, requires that all schools in Alberta must have a GSA club if a student requests it and parents must not be told. We would leave this decision to the school, rather than the government, and allow for parents to be notified of their child’s involvement.

We don’t want the segregation of children by differences or the segregation of children from their parents. There are many reasons why children get bullied and typically it’s because they are different. Ideally CALM would teach life skills like interpersonal relationship skills.

We would really want an “anti-bullying club” or “inclusive club” at the decision of the schools with parents being notified like any other school club. A club where kids could develop friendships, have fun activities and learn to improve their communication skills.