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Changing how Society Responds to Child Abuse

The newly named Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence is the new model for healing, recovery, and prevention, located  on the main campus of Red Deer Polytechnic in Red Deer, Alberta.

By bringing strategic partners together under one roof,  and providing the personalized, treatment-focused space that they need, we are able to better respond to the challenges presented by mental health concerns, child abuse, child sexual exploitation, and other child and youth related traumas.


You can help build the Centre of Excellence #BrickbyBrick and have a chance at prizes and discounts at participating locations all month long. Click here to learn more! 

The Partners

Each strategic partner brings something vital to the table. Under the Children First Act, each partner is able to come together and triage a child as a team, creating a complete picture of trauma and centering a shared roadmap for response.



How to Support the Centre of Excellence



By donating to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence Building  Campaign, you’re ensuring that this new building can be fully funded. This campaign also sets up an endowment that will be used to keep the Centre of Excellence, and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre self sustainable. There is also an endowment which will allow us to continue funding programs, services, and staff without having to rely on future donation campaigns and fundraising, allowing other charities to have more space to fundraise in Central Alberta.

Stock Transfer

The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence Capital Campaign can also accept stock transfers. This method of donation can be beneficial for your taxes, and will go a long way in securing much-needed funding for the CACAC. contact the  campaign team at campaign@centralalbertacac.ca to learn more!

Naming Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities to name rooms, floors, and more in the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. Make an indelible mark on the CACAC with your company or family name.   To learn more, email the campaign team at campaign@centralalbertacac.ca.

Book a Tour!

Want to learn more about the building, and how you can make a bigger mark on Central Alberta? Book a tour today! Tours can be booked through the campaign team at campaign@centralalbertacac.ca.

In The News

Click here to  see news and media coverage of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence.

Centre of Excellence Project Update Blog

Keep up-to-date with the building project, partners, news, and more with the Centre of Excellence Blog.

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