About the Zebra Child Protection Centre
Formed in 2002 as Canada’s first Child Advocacy Centre, the Zebra Child Protection Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of partners under one roof to respond to allegations of child abuse in the Edmonton area. We work closely with the Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, Edmonton Area Child & Family Services, Edmonton Crown Prosecutions, offsite medical and mental health professionals and non-profit staff and volunteers to support children throughout the entire disclosure, investigative, judicial and healing process.
Prior to the Zebra Child Protection Centre, children and youth who had experienced abuse had to share their stories in an adult oriented environment, often having to repeat their story to multiple agencies. Today, investigative, judicial and support services are brought to the child within one location and are tailored to a child’s best interests. Everything from the child-friendly furniture, bright colours and soothing décor is created with a child in mind.
In spring of 2016, the Zebra Child Protection Centre moved locations from the 12th floor of our current building to the 7th floor. With this, we gained an additional 1,000 square feet of space and doubled the number of forensic interview rooms and child-friendly spaces. We are currently seeking ways to recreate the same child-centric atmosphere within our new space.
The Zebra Child Protection Centre is currently accepting proposals to conceptualize, design and implement an entrance mural which welcomes children, youth, families and the community to the Centre. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various local (Edmonton and area) artists, conduct a fair and extensive selection process and select a proposal which best represents the Zebra Child Protection Centre’s strategic plan and vision for the Centre.
For more information, download the full call (pdf)
Deadline for proposal submissions: 11:59 p.m. MST Friday, October 14 2016