Giovanni Friestad

Giovanni Friestad

When Giovanni moved to Calgary four years ago from Brandon, Manitoba, he began attending Patrick Airlie Elementary School, one of two schools in Calgary supported by the ISSP program. While at Patrick Airlie, Gio was adored by his teachers and fellow classmates. He...
Dylan Mundy

Dylan Mundy

This year’s ISSP Chief Youth Courage Award recipient is Dylan, a grade five student at Holy Trinity Elementary School. When ISSP and MASST first began working with Dylan, he had difficultly building relationships with his peers and often preferred the company of...
Noah’s Story

Noah’s Story

Story by Corinne Wilkinson, Calgary Police Youth Foundation I arrive at Patrick Airlie Elementary, one of two Calgary Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) schools that receives funding from the Calgary Police Foundation (CPF).  ISSP offers a complete wrap-around...
Matthew’s Family Story

Matthew’s Family Story

My story begins in Toronto and was not always difficult. I grew up following all the rules, graduated high school with good marks, went to university, and began a career where I worked my way up to management.  I started a family, bought a house, had my dream job, and...