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2023 CURRICULUM-ALIGNED

Wellness Sports Program

Grade 7 - 8 | Ontario

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Overview

The Wellness Sport Program is a fun and interactive program that uses sport and educational sessions to improve youth’s mental wellness. All of the educational content is aligned with the Ontario curriculum. Through this program, youth will learn how to advocate for their own mental health, how to develop and apply coping mechanisms and learn Black Canadian history facts

Cost: $200/session

Session Size: 30 students max
Duration: 6-8 weeks (1 session per week, 2 periods per session)

Age Groups:

Grade 7 Grade 8

Program Description

The Wellness Sport Program is a fun an interactive program that uses sport and educational sessions to improve youth’s mental wellness. All of the educationalcontent is aligned with the Ontario curriculum.

After participating in this program youth will:

How it works

1

A4H will meet with the school contact to introduce the organization, discuss logistics and choose dates.

2

A consent form is sent home for parents to sign.

3

Our coaches will come to the school once per week to deliver the program over the course of 6-8 weeks.

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The Wellness Sport Program can be delivered in person or virtually.

Curriculum

Curriculum Connection

Language

R.1.1, R1.4, R1.5

Lesson #1
Intro to Coping Mechanisms

Students will learn what coping mechanisms are, the differences
between healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms, and complete a sorting activity based on what they learned.

Lesson #2
Intro to Anti-Black Racism

Students will learn what anti-Black racism is, and how it affects Black Canadians. To wrap the session up, students will participate in an activity that demonstrates unconscious bias.

Curriculum Connection

Health

A1.1, A1.2, A1.5, A1.6

Lesson #3
Reflection & Journalling

Students will learn how to reflect on their own behaviour, values, and morals. They will learn about journaling, complete a self-reflection activity sheet, go over goal-setting, and set goals for themselves.

Lesson #4
Positive Thinking

Students will learn about the importance of positive self-talk, the impacts of gratitude, and how to challenge negative thoughts.

Curriculum Connection

Language

OC2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1

Health

A1.1, A1.6, D1.3

Lesson #5
Substance Abuse

Students will learn about unhealthy use of substances, the effect that substances have on your mental wellness and the implications of addiction.

Lesson #6
Communication

Students will learn about verbal and non-verbal communication, how to communicate appropriately in a variety of situations, and how to read other people’s body language.

Curriculum Connection

Math

F1.2, F1.3

SEL

Critical thinking and problem-solving

Lesson #7
Financial Literacy

Students will learn about the importance of being financially literate, and participate in budget-making scenarios that include saving for short and long-term goals with a variety of income situations.

Lesson #8
Math Time Management

Students will learn how to effectively manage and prioritize their time. They will develop skills and practice these by ordering tasks and creating schedules.

Program Partners

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Brock Univeristy

Academic partner to guide project in best practices, and obtain ethics approval, publish findings

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YouthRex

Evaluation partner who assisted in creating the program logic model and facilitating data collection.

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Public Health Agency of Canada

Partnership to develop initial program curriculum.

Diversity Consultant

Assisted in helping develop an anti-oppression framework and training with a focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusion.