The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse

October 27, 2009 11:00 ET

Sheldon Kennedy Elected to the Board of the Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse (CSICA) is pleased to announce the election of Sheldon Kennedy to their Board of Directors. "We are thrilled to have Sheldon as part of our leadership team" says Lynn Barry, Executive Director. "Sheldon's continued work through Respect Group Inc., the company he co-founded, and his personal dedication to the issue of child abuse will be a great asset to the work we do."

About the Society
The Society was formed in October 1985 in response to a growing need for a coordinated, professional approach to child abuse investigations. The Board of Directors of the non-profit Society is made up of police officers, child welfare workers, Alberta Justice counsel and treatment specialists. 

The Society is committed to supporting professionals, communities, victims and witnesses involved in the investigation of child abuse through:

  • development and delivery of educational products and services
  • promotion of a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations
  • identification and response to key issues and concerns of child abuse investigators
  • advocacy for excellence and professionalism in the investigation of child abuse
  • promotion of the well-being of children and families going through the investigative process
  • provision of professional training
  • research

About Respect Group Inc.
Respect Group Inc. (RGI) is the parent organization for the online education programs; Respect in Sport, Respect in the Workplace and Respect in School. RGI programs, developed in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, focus on the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport, school and workplace environments.

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