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RELEASE OF NEW AND EXCITING COPA AND OTF RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS: Joining the Circle

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COPA is proud to release our new multimedia toolkit, Joining the Circle multimedia toolkit. This new resource was designed to support safe, strong and free classrooms and schools. This original resource was created by COPA in partnership with the Ontario Teachers’ Federation through a grassroots approach in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and community leaders, and educators.

The project is funded by the Indigenous Education Office at the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Topics for discussion and reflection include pride and identity, understanding racism and discrimination, building and strengthening relationships with families and nurturing safe and healthy schools and communities.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Elders who guided COPA, introduce the project and share the meaning and beauty of the circle and Joining the Circle.

ORDER TOOLKIT
To order the Joining the Circle toolkit, go to our eBoutique on this site. The kit has a limited run and is free of charge while supplies last. (COPA does charge for shipping.)

ACCESS RESOURCES ONLINE
All materials related to Joining the Circle are also available online at copahabitat.ca

GET ON WAITING LIST FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
COPA is offering professional development sessions for educators around the province. Interest in these sessions has already been so strong that all current requests are being placed on a waiting list. Should additional funding become available, we will resend to these requests.

Order Resources Online from our eBoutique!

Need multimedia tools for your classroom? For your children at home? For a Council event? To lead a parent group?


Resources are free of charge when subsidized copies available. Pay for shipping only.

Resources  /
  • Emotichrome

    Emotichrome takes a simple and playful approach to building emotional intelligence (or EQ). Create different expressions, and share the faces you make!

  • A Circle of Caring

    Designed with and for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families, and schools, this multimedia resource focuses on preventing discrimination and bullying while nurturing healthy homes, schools and communities.

  • Habitat for Parents

    A site created for parents and caregivers and schools—a place where you can explore COPA's array of innovative resources designed to help children flourish and reach their full potential.

  • Safe@School

    The Safe@School website offers teachers and the educational community a repertoire of multimedia resources to help prevent bullying and foster equitable and inclusive classrooms and schools.

  • FRENCH ONLY - Ça commence avec toi

    La campagne propose des ressources pour maintenir un dialogue et communiquer de manière positive avec les garçons sur les relations saines et égalitaires entre hommes et femmes et filles et garçons.

  • Change Our World

    COPA and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation portal for youth, including COW Cred - a free interactive online course offering community service credit.