Integrated School Support Program
The Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) is a child wellness initiative that is intended to provide essential services to address a variety of needs in diverse schools and communities. The goal is to improve academic performance and the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children ages 5-12.
We want to enhance and make accessible the supports and resources necessary to fulfill this goal. Our objective is to provide the necessary wraparound supports in the school. These supports include a positive police presence, an on-site Mental Health Professional, a physical education teacher, nutrition programs, and after-school programs.
The combination of these essential elements ensures that children who may be facing access barriers have a safe, healthy school experience where they are able to focus on their learning, unburdened by other concerns.
ISSP is a collaborative community initiative managed by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation. Beginning in 2023, ISSP will be expanding to several communities across Alberta. CPYF will be partnering with several school authorities, the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children’s Services, and Alberta Health Services, along with several community partners, to ensure that Alberta students and families have ready access to the supports they need.
of Students have English as their Second Language
Breakfast Club and the Hot Lunch Program help children stay focused and meet their nutritional needs
Percentage of Students that Identify as Indigenous
Start Smart, Stay Safe (S4) officers help build trust and resiliency in Calgary’s most diverse communities.
Total Number of Students Currently Enrolled at 2 ISSP Schools in Calgary
The 2022 Chief Youth Courage Award recipient for the Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) is Jacob. Jacob is an eleven year old student who attended Patrick Airlie Elementary School from...
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...
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...