School Education Program

Camrose Association For Community Living employs 2 individuals to give presentation to schools in the Camrose area. CAFCL has received grants from the Battle River Community Foundation to assist us in this important education endeavor. If you would like more information on these presentations please contact Cherilyn Sharkey by email at csharkey@cafcl.org

Brain Injury Prevention Presentation

Jamie was in a dirt bike accident in 2002 at the age of 29. He was thrown off of his dirt bike and hit a tree. He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol and drugs were present. Jamie survived a traumatic brain injury as a result of this accident. With the help of a CAFCL staff member Jamie put together a presentation that he gives to mostly grade 5 students. Recently Jamie has been doing his presentation for high school students as well. The presentation has been well received and is a great educational piece to teach kids/teens about the importance of ‘brain’ safety- from riding bikes, skateboards, ATV’s and anything else that might require a helmet.

Body Confidence Presentation

Kelsey Winterhalt was born a healthy baby. At 13 days old, her heart stopped and as a result, she now has Cerebral Palsy. Camrose Association For Community Living and Kelsey have put together a presentation on Body Image to share her story and teach kids about Body Confidence. She has an interactive presentation and shows the kids that she is just like everyone else! Kelsey’s presentation is appropriate for Grade 5 students. The presentation is about 40 minutes long with a question and answer period included.