Subscriptions and WITS schools

Already a WITS school? 

All WITS Programs (WITS, DIRE, LEADS, MENTOR) are now accessed through your school’s paid subscription. This change will help us achieve several goals:

  • Increase program integrity
  • Provide improved support to WITS Schools
  • Enhance training for educators and community leaders
  • Create connection between WITS Schools across Canada
  • Ensure WITS Schools have quick notice of new or updated materials
  • Support regular program assessment and evaluation

If your school uses the WITS Programs, subscriptions are now required in order to be considered a WITS school.  In some cases, subsidies may be available. For example, the WITS Programs Foundation is committed to supporting Indigenous communities; see below for more on program and subscription subsidies.

How to Subscribe

On the registration page, search for your school using its primary phone number (most schools are on file but if your school does not return a result, then you will need to enroll your school). Your school’s primary contact should be a Principal or someone championing the WITS Programs. Once submitted, we will review your submission, and once approved, you will be able to purchase a subscription and begin to access subscriber-only resources. Every staff account must be approved by the school’s primary contact, and then they will be able to access all of the subscriber resources.

How schools start the WITS Programs

Three elements provide you with all that’s needed to start the WITS programs: a Subscription, Classroom Modules for every class, and a Core Module. A subscription provides schools with access to our online store, where they can purchase all of the modules and classroom items that they may need.

Classroom Modules for WITS and/or WITS LEADS provide each classroom with reminder gifts for students, implementation guides for teachers, posters with social-emotional learning (SEL) themes, and essential resources to involve families. There are Basic and Enriched versions of the Classroom Modules.

The Core Module provides resources and materials for the WITS Programs to succeed throughout your school, including a detailed WITS Resource Guide, (includes a more detailed guide to program implementation and other resources), carefully selected WITS Pick books, signage, and our SEL posters and other items for central areas of the school.

Modules are also available in French for DIRE and MENTOR.

Subscriptions include

  •  Access to the subscription area of our new website, where you will find
    • Online training – 2.0 modern & responsive version – for educators and community leaders
    • The WITS store – purchase your WITS classroom modules, books, badges/buttons, books, posters, pencils, reward stickers, take home cards and other supplies here!
    • WITS Picks and WITS Recommends book lists, with titles updated annually
    • Lesson plans for all of our WITS picks and WITS Recommends books
    • WITS and LEADS Videos
    • Forums for connecting, learning and sharing about WITS Programs and Social-Emotional Learning

Plus:

  • Acknowledgment as a WITS School on our website
  • WITS window decals for your school
  • Discounts on WITS events like our Pink Shirt Day Canada broadcast
  • Opportunities for enhanced educator training – online or in-person – throughout the year.
  • And so much more!

Subscription Costs

  • $365 annually (August 1 – July 31)
  • $900 for three years

• Subscriptions purchased in 2022 will be credited until July 2023.
• We are aware that schools work within tight budgets. Schools requiring financial assistance are welcome to call us to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can work together to bring the WITS Programs to your school.

Learn about WITS Programs

WITS

Kindergarten to Grade 3

DIRE

Kindergarten to Grade 3 in French

WITS LEADS

Grades 4 to 6 / 7

DIRE MENTOR

For Grades 4 to 6 / 7 in French