Resources for Supporting Healthy Relationships

Research is clear that a comprehensive approach, focused on promoting healthy relationships, is the most effective way to create welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that prevent and address bullying behaviour. Healthy relationships are built on the belief that everyone is equal and has inherent value. From this perspective, everyone has a role in creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments.

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Understanding & Valuing Diversity

Individual and cultural differences are an expression of diversity that needs to be anticipated and embraced. Click here to READ MORE

Engaging Students

Engagement is about creating authentic opportunities to develop and explore healthy relationships so students can make a difference in their schools and communities. Click here to READ MORE

Understanding Bullying Behaviour

Being informed about bullying is the first step in addressing bullying behaviour and promoting healthy relationships. Click here to READ MORE

Responding to Bullying Behaviour

Bullying affects everyone, including those who engage in bullying behaviour, those who experience bullying, and bystanders who witness the bullying. Click here to READ MORE

Creating Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments

Building safe and caring learning environments helps support healthy relationships, prevent bullying behaviour and promote positive mental health. Click here to READ MORE

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Toolkit: Teen Mentoring

The Teen Mentoring Toolkit is a no-cost resource that provides schools and community agencies with the opportunity to build or enhance quality mentoring programs. Teen mentoring engages junior and high school aged youth as mentors to...

Engaging Students

Class Meetings

Holding class meetings can be an effective way to promote a safe and caring learning environment because it can be used to decrease school discipline problems. This democratic problem-solving approach serves to enhance responsible...

Engaging Students

Global Citizenship

Traditionally, education was seen as playing an important role in developing loyal and dutiful citizens. As our understanding of citizenship expands to address issues such as human rights, globalization, language, nationalism,...

Engaging Students

Kindness to Animals

Animals play important roles in all our lives, and children especially seem to have a natural affinity for animals. The nature of their relationships with animals and the natural world are important in shaping their overall attitudes...

Engaging Students

Youth Action Projects

Through years of research, program development, implementation and evaluation, we know that the projects that have the greatest impact on young people are the ones that actively engage them in creating positive changes in their lives....

Understanding Bullying

Bullying Statistics

Research suggests that in a class of 25 students, two-to-four are engaging in bullying behaviour or are being bullied. At some point, the majority of students will engage in some form of bullying behaviour, or experience bullying themselves....

Understanding Bullying

Effects of Bullying

There is growing evidence that exposure to bullying behaviour leads to symptoms of depression, loneliness, anxiety and, in extreme cases, suicide. Being bullied also leads to difficulty sleeping, tiredness and apathy, along with a...

Understanding Bullying

Relational Aggression

Until recently, the word “bully” often conjured up images of sullen, physically aggressive boys with social problems and low self-esteem. While this type of individual who engages in bullying behaviour does exist, reality is much more...

Understanding & Valuing Diversity


Throughout Canada’s history, immigrants from around the world have come to Canada seeking religious freedom, economic prosperity and escape from political persecution, civil strife and even war. Regardless of why people are here and...

Understanding Bullying

What is Bullying?

Bullying is a repeated pattern of unprovoked, deliberate and aggressive physical or verbal behaviour, marked by an imbalance of power and intent or threat to harm. Bullying is therefore a relationship problem. It is about power and the...

Engaging Students

Restorative Practices

What is it we want children and youth to learn through our discipline practices? How do we encourage the young people in our lives to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do? How do we teach children and youth to take...