Integrated School Support Program

The Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) is a crime prevention initiative that is intended to provide essential services to address a variety of needs in a diverse school and community.  The goal is to improve academic performance and the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children. We want to enhance and make accessible the supports and resources necessary to fulfill this goal. This program is funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation.

Our objective is to provide the necessary wraparound supports in the school, including a positive police presence,

on-site psychologist, physical education teacher, social worker, access to a health clinician, breakfast and lunch programs, and after-school programs.  Other long-term objectives include such things as child-care, pre-natal support and education, providing support for community projects and creating parent programs that address needs as identified by community members.

It is a collaborative initiative funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and led by the Calgary Police Service with the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, and the City of Calgary’s Community and Neighborhood Services.  Together these agencies provide critical 360-degree support to youth and their families.

Program Highlights

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of Students have English as their Second Language

Breakfast Club and the Hot Lunch Program help children stay focused and meet their nutritional needs

Average Age of Program Participants

Start Smart, Stay Safe (S4) officers help build trust and resiliency in Calgary’s most diverse communities.

Total Number of Students Currently Enrolled

Lives Changed

Mamdouh Baballa

Mamdouh Baballa

Mamdouh Baballa met the team from MASST at age 10. As the oldest of four siblings and new to Canada, Mamdouh didn’t always have the easiest time growing up. His family faced many challenges,...

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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...

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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...

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