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Joining the Circle multimedia toolkit was designed to support safe, strong and free 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 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.

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COPA is offering professional development sessions for educators around the province. Learn about Joining the Circle and its use in your classroom and school. Email Mohini Athia at COPA to get started.

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