Provides free homework and lesson support to all elementary, high school, and adult general education students, as well as to parents of students in Canada. Quebec.
Blueprint for Life
BluePrintForLife offers dynamic, culturally appropriate programs designed for youth that are founded on HipHop, rooted in traditional culture, and centered on community needs.
Digital Opportunity Trust
DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.
FitSpirit’s mission is to help Canadian girls discover the benefits and the fun of being physically active.
Works with young women and gender diverse youth to promote mental and sexual health and healthy relationships.
To lower school dropout rates by creating continuous ties between the school system and the community.
Girls Action Foundation
Encourages girls to discover their power and create positive change in their lives and communities.
Me to We
An innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices.
A nonprofit organization based in Toronto, Canada that seeks to enhance access to justice for youth in conflict and advocate for change in our justice and education systems.
Planet Protector Academy
Works with diverse communities to inspire environmental superheroes of all races, ethnic backgrounds, orientations, gender identities and religions.
Pour 3 Points
Provides support to youth, P3P coaches help them gain the skills needed to succeed in school and in life.
The Recess Project
To ensure compassionate, caring, and inclusive societies by supporting children’s relationships at school.
Right to Play
Protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity using the power of play.
Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.
Excellence in Literacy Foundation
Empowers its program participants to realize their full potential through its unique literacy and mentoring programs.
Shark Truth is a program of Hua Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing together the worlds of cultural heritage and social change.
La Tablee des Chefs
La Tablée des Chefs feeds families in need and educates future generations by developing their self-sufficiency.
Youth Empowering Parents
Youth Empowering Parents unlocks community resources to meet the educational needs of immigrant adults by developing youth into effective teachers and service-providers.
Co-creating a space where people feel that they can speak out in spite of their fears is a vital step in the process of learning how to become a changemaker. Empathy researcher Brene Brown explains that being empathetic requires that we be present and wholly engaged without our ‘protective armour’. People wear armour to try to become invisible or fit in with others to hide what they consider to be defects or embarrassing qualities for fear of being judged, labeled, or bullied. It is difficult to feel empathy for others when you are cut off from yourself.
For this reason, we’re starting the change closest to home. Everyone in the changemaking process needs to feel valued, seen, and heard. Because of the culture we inherited and the way our brains work, all of us carry biases. This isn’t wrong or bad, it’s what we do with them that matters. Being humbled can lead to personal transformation.
The exercises below will help you to:
Once the principles of the safe space have been defined and agreed upon by all, they can be used, reinforced, and referred back to as needed throughout the time you share together.
Design Thinking & the Deskless Classroom(Exercise, Time will vary)
Create a Classroom Contract(30-45 minutes)
Learn how to listen: Are you a good listener? (video 5 min + opportunities for deeper thinking)
Empathy & Equity: From the Stanford D.school, this exercise gives designers to an opportunity to pause and notice their biases(15 min daily over the course of week).
Cross the Line: (30-60 min.) We live in a diverse world. In this exercise we will explore the diversity among us by thinking about our values, our backgrounds, our teachers, and our experiences.
CCDI: Explore Power and Privilege (Toolkit with various exercises)