Wellness Sports Program
Grade 7 - 8 | Ontario
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
Duration: 6-8 weeks (1 session per week, 2 periods per session)
After participating in this program youth will:
How it works
R.1.1, R1.4, R1.5
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.
Intro to Anti-Black Racism
A1.1, A1.2, A1.5, A1.6
Reflection & Journalling
OC2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1
A1.1, A1.6, D1.3
Critical thinking and problem-solving
Math Time Management
Academic partner to guide project in best practices, and obtain ethics approval, publish findings
Evaluation partner who assisted in creating the program logic model and facilitating data collection.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Partnership to develop initial program curriculum.
Assisted in helping develop an anti-oppression framework and training with a focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusion.