Thank you to Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater for being on the judges panel for the Shaw Kindness Sticks Grant. Congratulations to New Westminster Secondary and Seaquam Secondary for being chosen as recipients.
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
On October 23 we celebrated 20 years of providing the WITS programs to kids! Pictured are Tom Woods, founder of the Rock Solid Foundation and WITS Vice President; Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater, developer of the WITS programs and WITS Program Director; Judi Stevenson, early proponent of the WITS concept while Principal of Lampson Elementary School (now retired); and David Valentine, WITS President and 20-year volunteer. These four were recognized for their efforts in the former Rock Solid and now WITS Programs Foundation to better our society, resulting in almost two hundred thousand Canadian children feeling safer and more empowered by using their WITS.
Recognizing Our Recent Donors!
Thanks to generous donations from the Vandekerkhove Family Foundation, and the TLC Fund for Kids, we are able to help even more schools in the Victoria, BC area to give kids the tools they need to address conflict and prevent peer victimization. We truly appreciate these fantastic donors!
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 email@example.com
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.