Orange Shirt Day is an event created to promote awareness and educate people about the residential school system and the impact it had on Indigenous communities across Canada.
We hope that you will join us in participating in the conversation and setting a tone of awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for Canadian communities.
Attention Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton:
Thanks to generous funding from the Victoria Foundation and Shaw, we are able to provide the WITS Program for FREE to a limited number of schools! To order call 1-855-858-8766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the WITS Programs
The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. WITS Programs address curriculum requirements of inclusion and acceptance in a cost-effective model that involves schools and local partners. We started 20 years ago in Victoria, BC and are now a Canadian charity positively affecting children in every province and territory. In a 2016 report from Dalhousie University, WITS was judged to be the best program of its kind in Canada. Join us!
Our Vision is that all children are living, learning and playing in safe and responsive communities.
Our Mission is to create capacity in communities to promote safety & healthy relationships.
WITS is a program that provides essential support to staff and students in the school setting.
Georgina Henderson, School Counsellor, Clarence Jaycox School, KEE TAS KEE NOW TRIBAL COUNCIL EDUCATION AUTHORITY, Red Earth Creek, Alberta
New Books and Lesson Plans for starting the 2018-2019 school year
Video: Social Emotional Learning Resources – WITS in Motion
This online education initiative is a non-verbal dance film, so it ‘speaks’ to everyone. The film promotes positive relationships, peaceful resolution of peer conflict and the spectrum of social emotional learning skills. It is available for streaming to parents, caregivers and educators everywhere at www.witsinmotion.ca.