People

Little Warriors founder releases new book

Little Warriors founder Glori Meldrum has released a new book, the proceeds of which will support Little Warriors who run the Be Brave Ranch, a specialized, intensive, trauma informed, evidence-based treatment centre focused on helping children who have been sexually abused, as well as their families.
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Local News

Workshop helps participants better identify and prevent child sexual abuse

The University of Alberta and Little Warriors announced the results of an extensive study on Prevent It! Wednesday morning. Prevent It! is an evidence-based education program for adults about Child Sexual Abuse developed by researchers at the University of Alberta in collaboration with Little Warriors, who delivers the workshop as part of their commitment to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse. […]

Local News

Little Warriors looking for inner-heroes

A Wednesday press conference at Edmonton’s Gold Bar Elementary School unveiled a story of survival and becoming an inner-hero. Little Warriors, a national organization committed to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse, launched their new awareness campaign, one that contrasts the nightmare of child sexual abuse against the support and healing offered by the Be Brave Ranch. […]

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Local News

Morinville resident speaks at Be Brave Ranch opening

Many tears were shed Saturday afternoon as people hugged one another, joyful that a dream to had become a reality. Little Warriors held the official grand opening celebrations of the Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family, a facility that offers children who have been sexually abused and their families a place to heal. The ranch will offer abused children more than 200 hours of multiple therapies to help them grow into healthy adults. More than 500 attended the opening to share in the celebrations and to hear those involved in bringing an idea to reality speak about the journey… […]

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Morinville

Little Warriors receives $1.1 million for ranch project

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A $1.1 million donation from the LaBonte family has put Little Warriors considerably closer to their goal of building the Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse. The ranch would provide the abused with the therapy the organization feels is necessary to help them now and in the future… […]

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Morinville

Wildrose funds Little Warriors with extra MLA pay

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Three days after announcing the Wildrose Caucus Foundation, a registered fund that will see charities benefit from the 8 per cent pay hike MLAs received last year, the foundation has chosen Little Warriors as its first recipient.

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith announced Thursday the Caucus Foundation would donate $25,000 to the sexual abuse prevention group, monies to be used towards their Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual… […]

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Arts & Culture

Rend to play benefit concert for Little Warriors

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Three local women have combined their talents with their passion for a worthy cause to promote an upcoming concert with up-and-coming rock/pop band Rend. The fundraiser for Little Warriors will take place at the Celtic Knot in St. Albert Mar. 9 and is an opportunity for people to help address a serious issue with a fun evening of entertainment.

Little Warriors, a national charitable organization that focuses on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse, received considerable media attention recently after being notified their request for $650,000 … […]

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Morinville

Little Warriors looking for local support

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local supporter of Little Warriors is disappointed with the news the organization was unsuccessful in their application for $650,000 in provincial grant funding. Little Warriors, a national charitable organization that focuses on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse, has been raising funds to build the Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse, providing them with the therapy the organization feels is necessary to help them now and in the future.

Morinville resident Brandi, herself a victim of sexual abuse and a woman whose last name we have agreed to withhold, spearheaded a letter-writing campaign last October to get Albertans to write to Premier Alison Redford as well as provincial and federal politicians seeking their support for the Be Brave Ranch initiative… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: An open letter to Premier Alison Redford..

An open letter to Premier Allison Redford,

Hello, my name is Brandi Robinson and I am writing to you as a parent in support of Little Warriors, and it’s Be Brave Ranch it is building. I have three children who have come into my life in the past two years through adoption or fostering. Recently I reached out to Little Warriors as a parent of a child who has been sexually abused prior to her placement with me. My middle daughter came to me in … […]

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Morinville

Letter campaign seeks to help sexually abused

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A few months after her adopted daughter moved in with her, Brandi discovered she had been sexually abused in the past. That revelation began a process of healing, lobbying and learning that, while there is much help for predators, there is little to no help for the prey… […]