Youth Wellness Conference Connects Students with Police

A day-long youth wellness conference will be held today for Grade 7 and 8 students at R.B. Russell School.

The Winnipeg School Division and Winnipeg Police Service will jointly present information on cyber bullying, street safety, nutrition and health, and youth wellness to children from across the division.

The conference is part of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, which introduces police officers into the schools where the focus is safety and education.

Kevin Chief, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities, Karen Wiebe of the TJ Wiebe Foundation and Olympic bronze medallist Desiree Scott will speak at the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— Staff