Bullying Blog

IN HONOUR OF NATIONAL ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH
When I went to law school ten years ago, I believed I could use our justice system to make a difference and advocate for people’s rights. That may sound naïve to some, but I was eager and new at my career.My career eventually took me to...
A Circle of Caring: Launching COPA’s new film series for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families, and schools
As announced earlier this week, COPA shares it’s new Circle of Caring project to support safe, strong and free families, schools and communities in honour of Aboriginal History Month. This project is the culmination of much sharing,...
INSPIRATION AND CHANGE AT PERSONAL AND SYSTEM LEVELS AT SIMCOE COUNTY DSB
OTF/COPA Safe@School Leadership for Safe, Strong and Free Schools Project“I always find that the discussions that arise from the workshop components are incredible, powerful and educational.” “We have certainly grown as a team and have...
WHY WE ALL NEED TO BE FEMINISTS
By Mohini Athia For many, feminism is a dirty word. Stereotypes abound about who and what feminists are: angry, destructive, divisive, irrelevant – no longer important for our post-feminist age. Not so at COPA, and not so for me. I believe...
CHILDREN ARE PEOPLE TOO
Children’s Rights Equal Human Rights Celebrate World Human Rights Day by reading this blog and watching our video with Fahmida sharing her views on rights, & creating a safe, strong & free world. Today is United Nations’ Human...
WE STILL NEED DECEMBER 6: SEXISM AND MISOGYNY IS ALIVE AND REAL
For many of us, this year’s commemoration of December 6 feels particularly pressing and poignant. We are very much aware of the many, many thousands of girls and women whom we are commemorating, who have been abused, attacked, beaten,...
COPA RESOURCES FOR BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK
To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, COPA is launching a number of NEW and important resources to foster safe, strong and free homes, schools and communities: HABITAT: COPA’s new website designed for parents and caregivers...
ON LOVING FREELY: UNLEARNING AND RE-LEARNING
“What if I’m gay?” This was a fearful question that preoccupied my mind quite often when I was 13 years old and in the middle of (what is for many) a turbulent high school career. When asked by fellow friends if I thought another girl was...
NEW ONLINE COURSE FOR TEACHERS: BULLYING PREVENTION!
Visit COPA and OTF’s Safe@School Website and check out our NEW Step-by-Step Easy-to-Use 10-Module Course for Teachers and School Staff Duration: 3-5 hours 10 MODULES 1. What is bullying? 2. How can we recognize bullying? 3. Who is...
SWIMMING TOWARD A DIFFERENT WORLD: GENDER SPLENDOR!
From birth our children are daily bombarded with implicit and explicit messages about what it means to be a boy and what it means to be a girl – and deciding to be one OR the other. And from their earliest days at school young people...