Respect in School Program

Respect in School is an online bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination prevention training tool, developed for School Leaders: teachers, administrators, educational assistants, counselors, custodians, school bus drivers, parent volunteers, or any individuals who interact with students.

This uniquely crafted curriculum provides the information and skills that School Leaders require to understand, prevent and respond to incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

Educating School Leaders on the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

Building a holistic culture of respect within the school community.

Empowering bystanders to “step up and step in”.

To access RESPECT IN SCHOOL (sponsored by Alberta Education), go to;

  1. https://abed.respectgroupinc.com/
  2. Select your role by clicking; “Parent/Community Member/Volunteer/Coach"
  3. Select the Authority/Board/School you are affiliated with in the dropdown menu

Certification is issued after course completion.

Message from the Deputy Minister, Education December 14, 2020

Alberta Education is committed to supporting safe schools and the well-being of students and staff. During these unprecedented times, I would like to remind school leaders that we have made two Respect online training programs available free of charge to school communities. 

Respect in School is a 90 minute, self-paced, online program that focusses on the prevention of Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination (BAHD). It is available to staff, parent volunteers and student leaders. All school authorities including First Nation education authorities, as well as education partners, can access the training.

Respect in the Workplace focusses on the prevention of BAHD in the context of adult to adult behaviour. Respect in the Workplace provides the tools to deal with peer to peer interaction and ensure safe and positive work environments. Alberta’s government recently made this 90 minute, self-paced program required training for all government employees. We are now making this training available, free of charge, for staff in all independent, charter, public, separate, francophone and First Nation education authorities in Alberta. The Respect Group has also created a video highlighting the importance of respect in the workplace.

I encourage all school leaders and staff to complete the Respect in School and Respect in the Workplace training for the benefit of our children and school communities. If you have not already done so, I ask you to make these programs a key component of your professional development plans in early 2021.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Kathy Theberge, Respect Group’s dedicated project manager, at ktheberge@respectgroupinc.com.

Access information

Respect in School

Staff, parent volunteers, student leaders and education partners can access the program at: https://abed.respectgroupinc.com/

Respect in the Workplace

Staff in your school authority can access the training at: https://abed-workplace.respectgroupinc.com/registration.jsp

Andre Corbould, Deputy Minister of Education