Aboriginal Education Resources

Ministry of Education First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Aboriginal Framework document

TLDSB Guiding the Way: Integrating First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives — Curriculum support for Grades 3 and 4

Aboriginal Canada website with information about First Nation, Métis, and Intuit people in Canada.

Lesson plans and resources about First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people in Canada

The history of treaties and specific treaties.

Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative

Addictions Awareness

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Haliburton Highlands Health Services

iMinds is a drug-related health literacy program for grades 4 to 10

Co-Venture Project – study investigating the effects of delaying the onset of substance abuse on adolescent cognitive development

YWCA Muskoka

YWCA Peterborough, Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes

Addiction Outreach – Muskoka, Parry Sound

Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth, and Parents – Haliburton County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes

Canadian Mental Health Association

Muskoka/ Parry Sound addiction services contact information

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka

Bullying Prevention Resources

Bullying Awareness Week

Prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness – educational programs and resources.

Bully Beware – a cooperative effort by three BC educators offering tips and strategies.

Kids Help Phone – Let’s talk about bullying.

The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to reducing youth violence and making our schools and communities safer.

Character Development Resources

Finding Common Ground- Character Development in Ontario Schools K-12

Successful practices in Character Development in Ontario Schools

TLDSB Puzzle Peace Curriculum Project

Lesson plans and resources from Free the Children

Character Education Partnership group

Children and Youth Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health AssociationCentre for Addiction and Mental Health

Educators Guide to Children and Youth Mental Health from the Child and Youth Mental Health Information Network

Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide

Environmental Education Resources

Policy framework document for Environmental Education in Ontario

Making links to environmental education within the elementary curriculum

Making links to environmental education within the secondary curriculum

Ontario EcoSchools – environmental education and certification program for grades K-12

Environmental Education resources from the Ontario Principals Council

Equity and Inclusive Education Resources

Going beyond gay-straight alliance to make schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

Ontario Ministry of Education Equity and Inclusive Education Policy Framework Document

Canadian Centre for Diversity – teacher resources

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – resources and lesson plans on equity and inclusive education

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation – socially based curriculum unites for teachers

Think B4 You Speak – teacher resources

Poster – We could learn a lot from crayons.
Poster – Lesbians and Gay Men are daughters, sons …
Poster – Some people hate spiders.
Poster – Freedom to love as we choose.
Poster – Defend equality, love unites.

Around the Rainbow: Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers Working with GLBTTQ Parents and Their Children, is produced by Family Services à la famille Ottawa, and shares knowledge about and highlights issues unique to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and questioning parents and their children. The toolkit, designed for educators of children up to six years, helps create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all children.

Healthy Schools Resources

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Restorative Practices Resources

What is Restorative Practice

Student feedback form for Restorative Practice Circles

The International Institute of Restorative Practices Canadian

Safer Saner Schools – statistical data about the positive effects of the implementation of Restorative Practice in Ontario schools.

A story of hope – a video clip regarding the transformation of West Philadelphia High School.

Catherine Whitnall, reporting from Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, writes of how local schools are using restorative practices in school-based programs. The result: a significant change in the way students and teachers relate to each other.

Restorative Practices at LCVI.

Safe Schools Resources

Safe @ School – fosters positive systemic change for teachers, students, and the education system overall.Premier’s Safe Schools Award

Ministry of Education resource document for schools around promoting a positive and safe school climate.

Safe Schools Act

Canadian Safe Schools Network

Student Voice Resources

What is Student Voice?What are Speak Up Projects?

Students were asked to speak up and here is what they said.

What kids can do – voices and work from the next generation.