Upcoming Partners

These partners are currently signing new or renewed agreements to operate in schools during instructional time. They will be finalized soon!

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Allycia UccelloMuralsIn these workshops, I partner with students to inspire, guide and empower them in crafting art through drawing, painting, murals and installations. The initiative encompasses a comprehensive approach, commencing with insightful discussions and meticulous planning. Through illustrative examples and open dialogues, students collaboratively brainstorm and ideate. The collaborative spirit continues into the execution phase, where hands on demonstrations of drawing techniques, painting methods, composition principals, and colour theory come to life. The culmination involves the actual execution where students are fully engaged in creating their art. The final phase of review and reflection solidifies their learning, celebrating their artistic achievements.
Angela AulaInuit Culture and ArtWorkshops share art, music, traditions of Inuit culture from Inuit artist, Angela Aula. Students learn traditions, ways of life and experiences while making connections to the land and Indigenous perspective. Topics covered include Inuit history, language teaching, art, and murals. Suitable: Kindergarten; Grades 1-12
Archi[kid] Inc.Play, Explore, DESIGNThese workshops use architecture, math, geometry to build on the design process and develop conceptual ideas into 3D models. Fundamental tools such as patterns, growth, geometric shapes and measurements are used to make connections to real-life examples. Students are exposed to different materials, large scale models, sketching and writing to incorporate a full sensory experience. For elementary grades, students become familiar with the basic concepts and characteristics of shapes, how to explore and play with them to create something new. More advanced students are engaged in experimentation using observation, questioning, creativity and more importantly design thinking. Facilitators will also share jobs and careers using math literacy and design. Workshops are also delivered in French. Suitable: Grades 1-12
Astronomy in Action Inc.Portable PlanetariumAn expert astronomer guides students' exploration in astronomy and space science using an inflatable, portable dome combined with 4k digital projection system. Themes include: spaceflight, cultural constellations, solar system, stars and their properties, eclipses, aurorae, other galaxies, black holes, universe. The sessions are inquiry-based, participative and generates excitement about science and astronomy. Facilitators will work with teachers to enhance the student learning and address the curriculum for each specific grade. This is a full day booking where groups of x students have an opportunity to experience the planetarium. Suitable: Kindergarten, Grades 1-12 Questions for partner: If the booking is a full day, how many sessions can you have per day? And how many people in dome at one time. Please ensure we have the requirements for their setup (room dimension, and other needs). Any other meaningful keywords we are missing?
B Current Performing Arts Co.Reclaiming Black Canadian HistoryStorytelling is used as a tool for expression and resilience in this workshop series for racialized youth. Students research a Black Canadian historical figure, share their story using movement, voice and text and work to create a short performance. Led by Black and Brown professional artists, students learn theatre skills such as viewpoints, tableau, and laban movement that focus on storytelling through the body. Students play with bringing their chosen image to life while building on teamwork and collaboration to create the final ensemble piece. Suitable: Grades 7-8
Big Brothers Big Sisters of TorontoBBBST Mentoring ProgramsChildren and youth living in challenging circumstances face multiple barriers and may experience distress, depression, or not achieving their full potential for student success. These long-standing individual and/or group Mentoring Programs allow referred children and youth, to benefit from the power of mentoring while remaining in the safe and familiar environment of their own school. BBBST mentors provide weekly sessions that improve students’ connection to their school community, improved academic performance, improved attendance and higher educational attainment. BBBST Program Coordinator monitors each individualized match as well as group programming led by mentors. Serving: All Grades, students referred by TDSB PSS staff and/or students already on BBBST roster.
Blank CanvasesBlank CanvasesThe program offers students specialized visual arts workshops on the history of local Toronto artists alongside Artist Educators. The program uses the inspiration of local Toronto artists to engage students. Art workshop offerings include painting portraits, painting landscapes, collage, sculpture, environment focused projects, up-cycling projects, urban graffiti art, arctic animals and multicultural mixed media projects. Afterwards, students are led through an art workshop inspired by the technique of the artist culminating in students creating their own unique art pieces. In addition, Artist Educators are available to plan and design a mural project to showcase the artwork of the students. Serving: Kindergarten - Grade 12
Brent Nicholls and Sarah NichollsFind Your MagicWith a focus on kindness and building inclusive school communities, this presentation goes beyond the message of bullying prevention and empowers students to believe in themselves no matter what they may be facing. Throughout the presentation Brent and Sarah share personal stories about being bullied and outline the steps they took to overcome it and gain self confidence. Their four "Secrets of Magic" are shared: Anything is Possible, Believe in Yourself, You're Not Alone and Find Your Magic. The magic used to illustrate these points is extremely engaging for the students. Audiences can’t help but feel a connection with the message and students are left feeling empowered when they realize the positive impact they can have on others. Suitable: Kindergarten; Grades 1-12
C-Flava Inc.Afro-Caribbean Dance Fit With FlavaDance sessions, fitness workshops, and performances, introduce students of all ages to traditional West-African and Caribbean dance steps infused with modernized choreography through a high-intensity workout routine. Students of all fitness levels celebrate freedom of expression and improve their cardiovascular endurance and core strength by moving to the sounds of afrobeats, soca, dancehall, and hip-hop, as well as more traditional rhythms and sounds from West-Africa and the Caribbean, experiencing first-hand the modernization of traditional dance as well as the diversity of movement that exists between cultures. Serving: Kindergarten - Grade 12
Centennial CollegeBST, DSW, SSW Field PlacementsThis program provides field placement opportunities for post-secondary students in the Behavioural Sciences and Social Services Worker programs, with TDSB Special Education staff and educator teams. Field placements within TDSB sites provide post-secondary students who are considering a career with youth, including youth with special needs, an opportunity to gain direct experience in understanding the learning strategies employed in classrooms. Field placement students collaborate with the TDSB staff to facilitate TDSB students' developmental skills for everyday life; support the promotion and maintenance of health and well-being in classrooms; and, provide resources to assist TDSB students to successfully transition after high school.
Checks Over Strikes Inc.Financial Literacy MattersThis financial literacy workshop breaks down the barriers to financial well-being especially for Black, Indigenous and racialized youth in under-resourced communities. Delivered by Black facilitators with first-hand impact of systemic and institutional barriers, Dean Chambers and Craig Brown. They share their lived experiences on how to break the cycle of poverty and begin the cycle of wealth building. Workshops touch on financial literacy applied in the real world, financial management, credit and budgeting, and how to become a young entrepreneur. Sessions involve case studies, role playing scenarios, discussions and workbooks to supplement the learning that get students excited about math in their everyday lives. Suitable: Grades 9-12
Community Music Schools of TorontoAlternative Music Enrichment @ Wandering SpiritAlternative music enrichment programming provides students at Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School and staff in the Urban Indigenous Education Centre opportunities to further develop their musical skills as individuals, mentors and in ensembles; and, by participating in unique music theory sessions. Serving: Kindergarten, Grades 1-12, Staff
Covenant House TorontoYouth Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Presentations raise awareness about youth homelessness and prevention; youth leadership and social responsibility on the issue; resources and community supports. Two presentations are available for student audiences: "Before You Run" covers a broad range of issues and circumstances that lead youth to the street. It discusses how the experiences of family breakdown, abuse, mental health, bullying, drugs, exploitation and stress can act as contributing factors to youth homelessness. "Reality Check" de-glamourizes street life and discusses the struggle homeless youth face; how they’re driven to steal, sell drugs or worse. Presentations also have students participate in an activity that highlights the hardship youth face while trying to live independently, without family support, education or career; and what their school community can do to engage with community supports. Serving: Grades 6 - 12
Doane Music SchoolUkulele In the ClassroomThis enrichment program uses the versatility of the ukulele to enhance music literacy skills for students in grades 3-12. Professional musicians/instructors use the Ukulele in the Classroom pedagogy which strengthen students musical understanding, social skills, and enjoyment. Sessions focus on introduction to ukulele, playing ukulele, improvisation, playing in an ensemble and performance. Students will enhance the following skills: improvisation, ear training, note recognition (both on the page and on the instrument), harmony and rhythm through chording and finally through repertoire which uses all of these elements and performing.
Elizabeth HysenSensory ArtWorkshop series uses ASL and vibrotactile devices to devise a sound sculpture that is accessible for students who are deaf. Facilitators are comprised of one deaf music ASL interpreter, one hard-of-hearing media artist and one CODA musician. Workshops explore ASL music interpretation through modified instruments to create accessible art practices that can be expanded on depending on the needs of the participants. Students also hear from professional artists who share how ASL interpretation is a viable career choice in the Arts. Students will have a chance to play on modified instruments and prototypes. Workshop series culminates in a musical work by students to create an accessible sound installation. Suitable: Grades 9-12
ESP Extraordinary Steel PannistSteel Drum DemonstrationProfessional musician, Earl La Pierre Jr. takes students on a musical journey by sharing the cultural and historical significance of steel pan through his steel pan performances. This assembly incorporates dance and movement bringing everyone to their feet. Session delves into the rich history of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and connects how Carnival is celebrated locally in Toronto. Suitable: Kindergarten, Grades 1-12
Food SharksThe Food Mood ConnectionThis nutrition workshop helps students to understand how food plays a significant role in their mood and overall mental and physical health. Facilitator discusses the fundamentals of a healthy diet, foods that support well-being, and how media and marketing industries influence nutritional choices. Students learn to read and understand food labels and nutritional facts to ultimately gain knowledge to make informed, healthy food choices. Because the health & wellness industry is booming, growth trends and careers are also highlighted. SHSM & SPE certification is available. Suitable: Grades 6-12
Future Design School Inc.Future Design Professional LearningThe program offers professional learning opportunities to TDSB educators and staff (teachers, administrators, board level staff, coaches, social workers, psychologists, etc.) providing them with mindset, tools and techniques for developing students' future ready skills and competencies. The program uses a blended learning model of both online and in ¬person delivery, or fully online through video conferencing. Sessions include: Introduction to Design Thinking; Hack your Curriculum; Assessment for Innovation; Planning Interdisciplinary Projects; Designing Inquiry and Assessment for Remote, Blended and Hybrid Learning. Programming can be customized to meet local and contextually specific needs. Suitable: Staff
George Brown CollegeBST, DSW, SSW Field PlacementsThis program provides field placement opportunities for post-secondary students in the Behavioural Sciences and Social Services Worker programs, with TDSB Special Education staff and educator teams. Field placements within TDSB sites provide post-secondary students who are considering a career with youth, including youth with special needs, an opportunity to gain direct experience in understanding the learning strategies employed in classrooms. Field placement students collaborate with the TDSB staff to facilitate TDSB students' developmental skills for everyday life; support the promotion and maintenance of health and well-being in classrooms; and, provide resources to assist TDSB students to successfully transition after high school.
George Brown CollegeChild and Youth Care (CYC) Field PlacementsThis program provides field placement opportunities for students in Child and Youth Care post-secondary programs. Field placements within TDSB sites provide post-secondary students who are considering a career in their specialized area, an opportunity to gain direct experience in understanding the learning strategies employed in classrooms. Field placement students collaborate with TDSB staff to enhance their understanding of curriculum; to plan and implement activities for students; and to foster positive relationships with students, staff and parents. These placements satisfy post-secondary course requirements for field placement experience. Child and Youth Care field placement students may support TDSB students at any of the following activities: workshops; presentations; life skills development projects, campaigns and/or resources development.
George Brown CollegeEarly Childhood Studies Field PlacementsEarly Childhood Studies Field Placements provide post-secondary students who are considering a career within early childhood education an opportunity to gain direct experience in understanding the learning strategies employed in classrooms. These placements satisfy college course requirements for field placement students to collaborate with TDSB teaching staff to enhance their understanding of curriculum; to plan and implement activities for TDSB students; to foster positive relationships with children, staff, parents, and families, and to provide resources to assist TDSB students to successfully transition through the early grades.
Humber College Institute Humber Nursing Field Placements Nursing Field Placements and their Faculty Advisors collaborate with TDSB Educator Teams (kindergarten to grade two), to develop learning activities that enhance the curriculum and the interested elementary schools' health promotion project or school-wide activities. A member of the faculty from Humber School of Health Sciences is available in the school to supervise the nursing field placement students.
Jakes House for Autistic ChildrenEmployment Skills Readiness ProgramAt select school sites, this special education experiential learning program provides tools, job readiness skills and supports in achieving employment goals for referred students with intellectual/learning disabilities who require extra support as they transition from school to work. In-school weekly employment preparation workshops are provided on a variety of topics: work readiness plan, customer service, resume preparation, and tailored to individuals and their career goals. Referred students increase transferable and core work skills while better understanding their own goals and overcoming challenges as they move closer to being job ready and employment success. Customizable for students and their needs. Suitable: Grades 11-12; 18+
Jason AldersonMental Health First Aid for StaffFull day course on mental health first aid for staff offered in-person or virtually to increase wellness. Participants will be taught how to notice the changes and signs of a decline in mental well being; how to initiate a conversation and to listen and respond non-judgmentally to family members/friends/colleagues etc.; learn the professional and other supports that exist; to assist in a crisis situation; and to employ self-care when needed to ensure their own well-being. Suitable: Staff
Joanne WeitzmanLet it Go! Mindfulness ServicesAn early years and elementary students' focused workshop on mindfulness, resiliency and well-being. In person or through video-conferencing, workshops cover emotional and self-regulation skills, techniques to practice calm and relaxation, mindful movement, meditation and yoga poses. Sessions incorporate play-based activities, breathing and movement exercises and sensory exploration that are easy to learn for younger audiences. Serving: Kindergarten - Grade 6; Professional Learning Sessions for staff; parents/caregivers
John Howard Society of TorontoH.I.P.P (Helping Individuals Plan Positively) & CYP (Crossroads Youth Program)HIPP is a youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. This program focuses on helping these young people build the skills to meet educational, employment and personal goals. HIPP strives to find proactive solutions to solve the problems of neighbourhood youth violence. A variety of workshops and opportunities are provided on topics including, but not limited to: personal development and goal setting; employment skills; interpersonal communications skills; anger management; problem-solving; masculinity, respect and violence; conflict mediation skills; self-awareness training; mental health/wellness; cultural competency; legal information and housing assistance. Serving: Grades 10 - 12, referred students in LC2
Just BGRAPHIC Inc.Just BGraphic ArtsUsing art as a means to engage students, these sessions infuse learning in themes of critical thinking and social awareness through a wide range of artistic disciplines; including visual arts, digital arts, performing arts and leadership. Students have the opportunity to dive into screen printing, music production, dance, public speaking, sound design, animation and vocals. Combining this with a culminating performance, project or activity diversifies the art experience; and encourages students to see themselves as more than artists, but also as innovators and creative leaders! Serving: Grades 1 - 12
Kareative InterludeNu Narrative Literacy Empowerment ProgramThis virtual workshop series supports black and marginalized students to develop their voice, vision and representation by writing, illustrating and creating their own book. The process provides students the opportunity to gain confidence in writing, editing and speaking by sharing their voice, vision and narrative. Students not only enhance their literacy skills but well-being and connection to the community around them. Students are exposed to writing methods, illustration techniques and the overall publishing process. The workshop series culminates with each student authoring a softcover book. Suitable: Grades 3-8
La'ad Canada FoundationCARE ProjectCARE (Combatting Antisemitism through Research and Education) Project is a presentation on Jewish culture and how to identify and combat anti-semitism. Session focuses on these main areas: overview of Jewish culture and practice, misconceptions about Jews and Judaism; background on relevant cultural sensitivities and practices; identifying and dispelling commonly held beliefs which may or may not be anti-semitic. Staff connects this learning into the classroom and will receive practical classroom strategies. Mainly as a professional learning opportunity, sessions for students are also available. Suitable: Grades 6-12; staff
Natasha SaddlebackEmpowerment Speaking & Development In this motivational presentation, Natasha Saddleback, Indigenous speaker and coach, shares the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, overcoming life adversities and achieving one's goals. Natasha will share her story of being a young girl from the Indigenous community to becoming a strong representative in the professional fitness world. Natasha’s time with students will give them the tools and confidence they need to succeed and to make healthy life choices. Suitable: Grades 6-12
Need Some Koi Inc.Release The Doubt & Step OutCreative writing, poetry and spoken word workshops to help students promote their sense of self, perspective and overall well-being. Shakkoi Hibbert, Black poet, encourages the sharing of stories and desire to creatively write whether that be through spoken word poetry, print poetry or journal entries. A safe space is created for students to explore feelings and emotions through the art/creative process. Students gain confidence in writing and speaking. Workshops culminate with students performing and sharing their own unique piece to their class. Suitable: Grades 6-12 For partner: there is mention of 'suicide prevention' in her flyer, she will not be allowed to mention this and this is not her role. What safety issues or incidents that come from a student disclosure must be reported to TDSB staff. Confirm fee.
North Star ProductionsThe Ontario Planetarium Mobile Star DomeA knowledgeable guide leads presentations in a mobile planetarium that is set-up for a day at interested schools. Based on their experiences, presenters discuss earth and space science. Several presentations are offered to bring the cosmos to life through 3-D graphics and thundering surround sound. Serving: Grades 1-12
OT Fitness Educational Services Inc.OT Fitness ProgramsThis initiative includes fitness programming; agility challenges; teamwork competitions; 'Sports Days'; 'Fitness Nights'; relay and track activities for all students, and school communities. Students learn movement skills using specialized equipment. They build their knowledge and skills in fitness, agility, team competitions, relay and track challenges through fun and engaging activities. Serving: Kindergarten, Grades 1-12; parents/caregivers
Paul Stewart The Pottery Clay WorkshopsThese workshops engage students with the creation of clay sculpture and story development. Students explore their own artistic nature and telling their own stories through art. They learn how to plan, design and create clay pieces. The theme and focus of each art project is determined in partner consultation with classroom teachers to ensure curriculum connections, and with the students themselves to ensure connection to their interests. The finished pieces are fired and delivered back to schools within three weeks of the workshop. Serving: Kindergarten, Grades 1-8
Rod NettagogBluestonecloud Breaking The CycleThese workshops discuss core traditional values, teachings of ‘Grandfather Drum' and celebration of life through different Indigenous artforms. Through drum teachings, traditional drumming, dance and singing, hands-on activities, and self-reflection, Rod Nettagog helps students consider their place in society and develop an appreciation for Indigenous history and culture, including the seven sacred teachings. These workshops aim to restore knowledge of Anishinaabe cultural values, traditions and beliefs and to help participants reconnect to themselves, others, and the earth. Suitable: All grades; staff.
Square CircleSocial Circus Social Circus programming fosters life skills, confidence and resilience in grades 4 - 8 students through the learning and practice of circus and creative arts. Students learn a variety of circus arts including juggling, poi, floor balancing, clowning, dance, acting/improvisation.The program culminates in a show and tell - students talk and display their creative art.These workshops provide an alternative, non-competitive physical and artistic outlet for students, while team building and enhancing social skills. Workshops are comprised of physical social games, trust and relationship building, and creative exercises for students to develop individual creative expression.
Studio 180 TheatreStudio 180 IN CLASS The program uses drama to create a brave space for effective dialogue and self-discovery. Workshops delivered in person or via video-conferencing, offer in-depth, immersive experiences that mine the unique power of the theatre to humanize social and political issues and cultivate open dialogues and artistic expression. Artist educators work with students to encourage them to think critically, explore multiple viewpoints, promote empathy and inspire creativity through proposition exercises, hot seating and improvisation. Workshops may be based on Studio 180’s current production, works in development, or may be theme-based and explore topics including identity, community, family and personal responsibility. Serving: Grades 9-12
Taking IT Global Youth AssociationConnected NorthEducators, staff and students at the TDSB Urban Indigenous Education Centre are supported in the use of collaborative technology and virtual visits from Connected North lead staff, Waukomaun Pawis, or designate. Through collaborative project based learning, unique content and connections are developed for schools in the north and in the south to access cultural exchange opportunities and curriculum enhancement. Urban Indigenous students and staff connect through visiting partners and online video-conferencing with Indigenous school communities in remote locations, providing them access to expertise that might otherwise have been very difficult to acquire. Serving: Grades 1-12, Staff
The Arts Access FundArts Access In The SchoolsThese free arts-focused workshops are facilitated by professional artists in a variety of disciplines in select schools. Students participate in various activities that include mixed media, photography, sculpture, architecture, performing arts and creative movement. Workshops integrate cross-curricular subjects such as media literacy, language, social studies, science and math; and creativity and self-expression through creative expression. Students develop a greater understanding of the world around them through their own creativity. Consultation with teachers prior to sessions occur to ensure enhancement to the curriculum. Suitable: Kindergarten; Grades 1-8
Think Don't Shoot Inc.It Starts WithinThe entertaining and engaging presentation from Leo Barbe shares real life experiences through which students are exposed to strategies for managing the psychological, physiological and sociological effects of violence and bullying. Through story and interactive dialogue, students witness how to become community leaders; how to communicate effectively; how to take ownership of their decisions; and, to control their emotions in order to improve their emotional intelligence and resiliency. Serving: Grades 7-12
Toronto Metropolitan UniversityMHSc and PMDip Dietetics Field PlacementsThis MOU serves to provide field placement opportunities for graduate students in MHSc and PMDip Dietetics. Field placements within TDSB sites provide graduate students who are considering a career in Nutrition, an opportunity to learn by working alongside a supervising TDSB Nutrition Services staff person in TDSB schools and sites. These placements satisfy course requirements for field placement experience.
Toronto Wildlife CentreCo-existing with Wildlife Through discussions and activities designed to encourage critical thinking and broaden student learning, our grade-based programs explore a variety of curriculum connections. Facilitators discuss myths and truths surrounding urban wildlife, raise awareness of the urban ecosystem and promote understanding and compassion towards wildlife. The one-hour long program examines environmental issues that affect wildlife and provides action-based solutions to empower students to take action to help. Students learn about sick, injured and orphaned wild patients at our centre, and will have the opportunity to meet a wild ambassador – options include a species-at-risk snapping turtle, groundhog, pigeon, or garter snake. Suitable: Kindergarten, Grades 1-8
TruDYNASTY Carnival Dolls Ltd.Carnival Costume MakingDemonstrations and workshops offer students an opportunity to learn Carnival costume making from Black artist/designer Thea Jackson. Sessions start with the history of Caribbean Carnival, how costumes are developed and showcases present day costume designs from around the world. Workshops offer a hands-on opportunity for each student to create their own costume piece (tiara) and to keep their creation. Students get a glimpse of behind-the-scenes work, learn how costumes are made and hear from a professional designer about how the Arts and Culture can be a viable career. Suitable: Grades 9-12
Una WrightSelf-Care for Caring AdultsCaring Adults are engaged in 'Empowered Well-Being' through this interactive workshop that provides practical, tips and tools that are easy to integrate into a busy life. It offers caring adults the opportunity to hear from Una Wright's personal experience the challenges related to mental health within her family. Una shares well-researched coping tools which enable her to maintain a strong spirit, positive mental health and overall well-being. Participants learn tools for keeping balance and coping with everyday stress; tips to increase personal well-being; and strategies to maintain mental clarity and inner peace during difficult life circumstances. Suitable: Staff; Parents/Caregivers; Adult learners
University of AlbertaThe Holodomor and Its RelevanceThis presentation on the Holodomor engages students in a case study of the genocidal famine in Ukraine from 1932-1933. Students learn how to identify the steps from which genocides have evolved, and how human rights abuses can progress from bullying and discrimination, to victimization and dehumanization. Through collective discussion on its history, students provide suggestions and strategies that could be used in our present day to curb human rights abuse and the types of governments that permit and participate in these abuses. Professional learning is also available. Suitable:Grades 9-12; Staff
University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Outreach and Access ProgramThe program addresses the representation gap in public health leadership and the health system by providing mentorship, access to networks and further support to Gr. 10-12 students from underserved communities. Delivered by faculty members and current students, the program aims to raise awareness of non-clinical, less known, but highly influential careers in healthcare. Students learn fundamental disciplines and themes of public health, hear from diverse professionals and receive life skills training for their post-secondary pathway. Suitable: Grades 10-12
University of Toronto Masters of Information Field PlacementsThis Field Placement program provide post-secondary Field Placement students with hands-on experience to supplement their theoretical knowledge, and to help them develop professional competencies. Field Placement students participating in the practicum will have completed, or will be in the process of completing a Master of Information (MI) degree. TDSB staff may submit a project aligned with TDSB strategic goals, and secure 45 hours or 105 hours of unpaid project help from an MI student. Field Placement students, in turn, receive post-secondary course credit. Field Placement students' areas of focus within the Faculty’s Master of Information degree: Archives and Records Management; Critical Information Policy Studies; Culture & Technology; Human Centered Data Science; Information Systems and Design; Knowledge Management and Information Management; Library and Information Science; User Experience Design.
University of Toronto Pathways to Public HealthIn collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, this program supports Black-identifying students in grades 9-12 with their pursuit of careers and opportunities in public health and health systems. This 10-week program explores pathways into fields of health and health systems (i.e. Clinical Epidemiology, Health Economics, Social Epidemiology, Bioethics and Health Informatics etc.). Students develop life skills along with a deeper understanding of public health concepts and receive ongoing mentorship and support from Black professionals. Sessions also offer students a deeper understanding of health equity and social determinants of health and health policy. Further networking opportunities and engagement with faculty members may be available.
University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Field PlacementsThis MOU serves to provide field placement opportunities for post-secondary students. Field placements within TDSB sites provide post-secondary students who are considering a career within Speech-Language Pathology, an opportunity to learn by working alongside a supervising TDSB Speech-Language Pathologist. These placements satisfy course requirements for field placement experience.
University of Toronto Transplant and Organ Donation PresentationPresentations by medical professionals and transplant recipients are available for secondary school science, health & Physical Education, and Civics classes to educate students about the science, the success, civic engagement and medical careers in the field of organ and tissue transplantation; and, the importance of organ and tissue donation. Suitable: Grades 9-12
Vanessa Dion FletcherIndigenous Arts-Based Learning Vanessa Dion Fletcher uses oral history, storytelling, beads, drawing, collage, and found objects in her workshops to engage students in making meaningful artworks. Vanessa shares the history, traditions and cultures of beading while sharing some more contemporary expressions of this Indigenous tradition. In these hands-on workshops, students stitch, practise beading, share their work and celebrate the artistry and individual expression. Suitable: Gr. 9-12
Wen-Do Women's Self-Defence CorporationEmpowerment and Self-DefenceWorkshop focuses on safety and empowerment, preparing students to defend themselves both mentally and physically, and giving them the confidence to deal with the range of types of aggression they are most likely to encounter in real life for girls or those who identify as girls. Through a feminist, anti-oppression lens, workshops cover the fundamentals of women's self-defence verbally and with the body, importance of using our voice, the element of surprise and awareness and avoidance. Some techniques may be alternated for those with physical limitations or disabilities. In addition, discussions occur about healthy relationships, healthy body image and strategies for safety. Suitable:Gr. 5-12
YMCA of Greater TorontoYouth Opioid Awareness ProgramPresentation on opioids, use and its effects to the school community. Topics covered include introduction to opioids, addiction and opioid use disorder, how to help someone with an addiction, naloxone, and toxic drugs. Students hear about the stigma and learn how to implement changes to reduce stigma in society. The presentation also addresses protective factors and coping mechanisms that will minimize the risk of developing a substance use disorder and ways to get help. Suitable: Grades 9-12
Youth Alliance for Intersectional JusticeYAIJ's Afrocentric Accessibility ProgramThis 5-part series of learning circles (education sessions) is for teachers who teach students who utilize an IEP with a focus on anti-racist and anti-ableist (ie anti-Black ableism). This series will introduce staff to intersectional approaches to neurodiversity, and culturally grounded perspectives of dis/ability to better support Black students in Special Education. Workshops are also available for students that include Arts-based Self-Care, Neurodiversity and Me (self-advocacy at school); Augmented Allyship (resources, tech, people, strategies); Navigating Black Disability Futures (social networking, supportive discussions about the possibilities after high school). Suitable: Grades 9-12; Staff
YouthSpeak CharityYouthSpeak PresentationsTrained youth speakers share their personal stories, experiences of struggle and their journey toward improved wellness. The stories are real, engaging, inspirational and relatable. Presentations build empathy and inclusion, deliver messages of perseverance and encourage students to use their voice and ask for help when needed. 'Stepping Up to Leadership' workshops are available to follow-up from assemblies. They highlight the four pillars to developing youth leadership: honesty, inclusivity, drive and compassion. Themes include: bullying, mental health, well-being, discrimination, anti-homophobia. Suitable: Grades 5-12
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