WITS – Canada’s bullying-prevention program

The WITS® group of programs bring together schools, families, and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization.

In a 2016 report from Dalhousie University, WITS was determined to be the best program of its kind in Canada.

Learn more about the WITS Program (for K – grade 3) here.


Poster by Alex – South Broadview Elementary, Salmon Arm, BC

WITS in Indigenous Communities  

We have consulted with Indigenous communities across Canada to develop the  WITS Programs and to identify strategies that can help Indigenous communities adapt the programs to their unique cultural knowledge, connections, and needs.

Learn more about this initiative here.

Image: Book cover of “Lila and the Crow,” a WITS Pick book in both English and French.  

Stories of Kindness

What do you get when you combine

  • Pink Shirt Day co-founder Travis Price,
  • Canadian celebrities,
  • children and youth doing good in their communities,
  • and a camera?

Stories of Kindness, a web TV show, now showing on YouTube since start of Spring 2021.

Submit your story at storiesofkindness.ca to be considered for an episode.

Canadian Kindness Leaders

Canadian Kindness Leaders (CKL) engages youth with projects of kindness and inclusion in provinces across Canada.

Learn more at canadiankindnessleaders.ca

We are getting better. You can help.

WITS Programs Foundation has a major renewal project underway, designed to help fulfill our vision:

All children are living, learning, and playing in safe and responsive communities.

Keep your eyes out for

  • enhanced online training for teachers and community  leaders,
  • a brand new website,
  • updated program materials,
  • and much more.

We would love your input, starting with this quick survey about our website. Please take 5 minutes to let us know how to serve you better.

LEADers Program

Learning how to prevent bullying doesn’t end at Grade 3. With LEADS, students from Grades 4 – 6 (or 7) take their knowledge of how to “use their WITS” to a new level of engagement:

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Click here to learn more about helping your intermediate students become LEADS.