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Roots of Empathy launched programs in Alberta in 2002. November is Family Violence Prevention month. Roots of Empathy was founded to break intergenerational cycles of violence. See our Founder explain at a recent HundrED event.

What can Roots of Empathy teach the world?

“Roots of Empathy can teach the world to love one another.”

– Grade 1 Student, Medicine Hat

Consider these compelling statistics that underscore the connection between Roots of Empathy and positive mental health and wellbeing:

  • 84% of students: Reported that their Roots of Empathy baby helped them to understand that they have the right to be loved.
  • 93% of teachers: Agreed or strongly agreed that the Roots of Empathy program supported students’ mental health and wellbeing.
  • 96% of parents: Agreed or strongly agreed that, thanks to Roots of Empathy, they feel more valued as a parent.

(Latest Alberta APE stats updated January 2024)

Alberta Children’s Art 

To learn more about our Alberta programming, contact: 


Laurie Morin, Provincial Manager, Alberta