Activities/Lesson Plans

I've Got Your Back! - Youth Connected

“I’ve Got Your Back” is a program designed and developed by high school students.

It is intended to bring a message of support and awareness to younger students, before they enter high school, that will serve them throughout their school years.

It is believed that current day problems such as cyberbullying and sexting can best be solved by the interaction of youth, connecting with other youth.

If every classroom in every school decides they will not tolerate bullying or cyberbullying then these problems will cease to exist.

Have someone else’s back and invite them to have yours. This action will end bullying and cyberbullying in our schools.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence

PREVNet is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying. Bullying is wrong and hurtful. Every child and youth has the right to be safe and free from involvement in bullying. It affects children and youth who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who know it is going on.

Check Up from the Neck Up

An online, private, mental health check-up to identify some symptoms of common mood disorders which can then lead to getting help if need be. Information about mood disorders are also on this site to help an individual and their family members or friends.

Healthy Transitions

Healthy Transitions was developed in Eastern Ontario through a partnership between the education and health sectors to promote resilience and mental health in young adolescents at school. Classroom sessions on coping and mental health promotion skills were provided by young adult facilitators, recruited from university social work departments and community health centres. Thanks to the established collaboration with the mental health professionals in the community, program facilitators could identify and refer at-risk students to support services. School staff buy-in and cooperation proved an important component to success of the in-class program which was delivered to 208 students in groups of 12-15 students at a time. The program also featured a teacher in-service workshop. A facilitator resource guide was created to encourage replication of the program.