As Another School Year Begins

As the summer ends and another school year begins, parents and educators prepare the supplies to ensure a successful year for our youth. As each year passes, the classrooms and homework demands change and so must this preparation.   Many of today’s students depend on computers or electronic tablets for doing homework and socializing with classmates. Because of this, we at SOLOS encourage educators and parents to discuss online safety as an important element of preparing kids to go back [...]

2016-10-24T11:46:52-07:00August 29th, 2012|Announcements, General|

A Community Shout Out For SOLOS

Giving is Receiving is a Vancouver, BC-based blog dedicated to shining a light on the numerous non-profit and charitable organizations in the Metro Vancouver area. Recognizing the spirit of generosity in most of these organizations, the author behind the blog—retired lawyer Patricia Sandberg—aims to make use of her newly-found time by acknowledging the often-unheralded work people do to make our communities better. Paying it forward, in other words. With this in mind, she recently discussed the Safe Online Education Associates. [...]

2016-10-24T11:47:03-07:00August 10th, 2012|Announcements, Media and News, News|

New Public Service Announcement by the Society for Children and Youth of BC

The Society for Children and Youth in BC has launched a new public awareness campaign to promote child and youth rights in everyday life in BC. This PSA was written and recorded by BC youth who experienced discrimination first hand. Listen for it on radio stations throughout the province.  Youth and non-discrimination "One of the more negative effects of prejudice and discrimination that children and youth face as a daily part of their lives is the power of stereotypes. Stereotypes are in [...]

2012-08-03T10:21:11-07:00August 3rd, 2012|Announcements, Education, Facebook, General, Media and News, News|

Shelter Net BC Conference 2012

Shelter Net BC (SNBC) proudly presents, Conference 2012 on September 26 & 27, in beautiful Kelowna. This year there are many exciting workshops and event options to choose from. Whether you serve on the frontlines or in a leadership capacity, Conference 2012 has something for you. All sessions and workshops are sector-specific. SOLOS is excited to be a part of this conference and Merlyn will be giving a workshop on Sept 27th at [MISSING INFO] The Internet and At-Risk Populations Award [...]

2016-10-24T11:47:11-07:00June 19th, 2012|Announcements, Events, General|

FCSSBC AGM Penticton, June 13 and 14th 2012

Merlyn just returned from a birthday celebration of the FCSSBC at their AGM held in Penticton last week. As always, it was an informative and enjoyable two days of listening and learning and connecting. Since 1982, FCSSBC has been a recognized voice in BC for community services to children, youth, families and adults with vulnerabilities. They represent over 130 diverse, caring and committed member agencies who serve the needs of children and youth, women, people with disabilities and families. Their [...]

2012-06-15T21:14:56-07:00June 15th, 2012|Announcements, Events, General|

A Safer Space

Check out the ONYX page for youth and information about sexual exploitation. They're working hard to get resources out there. Give them a link if you can. A Safer Space.

2009-04-24T11:22:33-07:00April 24th, 2009|Announcements|


Safe Online Education Associates will hold their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING February 5th 2009 6:30pm to 8:00pm Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission B.C. For more information please email [email protected] or call Heather Mercer, Executive Office Manager at (604) 826-6818

2009-01-19T00:25:39-08:00January 19th, 2009|Announcements|

BCCPA Awards Luncheon

The BCCPA Awards Luncheon was held on October 4th during their Annual Conference.  I was honoured to receive an Individual Crime Prevention & Community Safety Award for Individual, along with several of my colleagues and friends. Congratulations to Sandy Cooke for his Lifetime Achievement Award. Merlyn Horton, Executive Director, SOLOS and Wally Opal, Attorney General of B.C.

2016-10-24T11:49:22-07:00October 9th, 2008|Announcements|