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Interview with Théo
This Spring I had an inspiring conversation with Théo, an Indigenous parent of two kids whom the COPA team met while presenting A Circle of Caring to parents in the Ottawa Catholic School Board one snowy evening in February. I wanted to...
Gathering Momentum? Resources in Indigenous Education
In February COPA attended the I-Bear Conference at the Ottawa Catholic School Board to present our resource Joining the Circle to educators. There we met Amy Adams, a secondary school educator, who kindly agreed to answer a few questions...
Infusing Curriculum with Indigenous Voices and Perspectives
In February, COPA presented Joining the Circle to a group of educators from the Ottawa Catholic School Board who were gathered together for the I-BEAR Indigenous Learning Conference. Later I was fortunate to be able to speak with one of...
The Circle Widens
Project Story: With support from Ontario’s Ministry of Education, COPA has created and produced multimedia resources aimed at fostering the well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students by supporting families, caregivers and...
A Circle of Caring and Joining the Circle Workshops - How can they benefit you?
In early December COPA had the honour of being welcomed to Stratford High School to present our two resources, A Circle of Caring and Joining the Circle to educators from the Avon Maitland District School Board. There we met Leann...
Joining the Circle and A Circle of Caring Workshops
COPA received funds from the Ontario Ministry of Education to present these two profoundly important projects to parents, educators and community workers around the province. In these workshops, we share vital information, tools, and...
#ClaimYourPlace Deb
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, COPA is pleased to honour and celebrate the achievements of our team member, Deb St. Amant. Deb is an Indigenous consultant working with the COPA team. We feel strongly that she should be...
5 Ways to Support a Child that is Being Bullied
It can be painful discovering that your child is being bullied, and our first reaction as a parent can often be that of anger. We encourage you to take a deep breath and remember that bullying is NEVER the fault of the person who is...
5 Ways to Support a Child Who Witnesses Bullying
Did you know that… 85% of all bullying against children are witnessed by peers? 75% of the time, children will watch without intervening (or by joining in)? And yet - 57% of the time, when another child intervenes, the bullying stops...
Can the Child who is Bullying Change? 5 Ways We Can Make a Difference
The impulse to inflict harm on others can be a sign of social and emotional difficulties. In fact, children who do so are more likely to experience loneliness and depression than others, and at greater risk for future problems. It is not...