POLICY FELLOWSHIP AIM

The objective of Max Bell Foundation/Burns Memorial Fund Policy Fellowship is to identify policy opportunities to enhance natural supports for potentially vulnerable Albertan children 6 - 16 years of age and their families to optimize positive lifelong development.

Natural supports include both formal and informal reciprocal relationships and associations that enhance quality of life. They can mitigate negative influences and events, such as adverse childhood experiences, through skill development, companionship, and role modeling.