Bullying - Education

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1990, states that every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school, and in the community. In many instances, bullying at school does not allow a child to feel safe - rather, it can make children and youth feel excessively uncomfortable, scared, excluded, or hurt. Many parents have concerns about their child when it comes to bullying. Some worry that their child is being bullied at school, while some worry that their child is the one doing the bullying. Bullying can affect a child both physically and/or mentally, but it’s not always obvious to a parent when it is taking place as not all children who are experiencing bullying will ask for help. Are you wondering if your child is being bullied at school, or being a bully? Bullying is any type of behaviour that negatively effects someone else, and often happens over long periods of time. Name calling, spreading rumours, physical abuse such as hitting or punching, stealing, and threatening are all forms of bullying. In recent years, Bullying prevention has become a focus in schools across Canada, and there are more resources and avenues for help and support than ever before. If you are looking for resources available to help identify the signs of bullying at school, or, if your concerns go one step further, and you would like to seek professional help for a child who is experiencing bullying at school, we can help.

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Wever Community Hub - CORE Kids

A drop-in program of free activities that provide a variety of recreational, social and educational activities in a supportive, structured environment.

Halton Regional Police Service - Youth Programs - Oakville - Headquarters

The service offers a number of community initiatives for youth in Halton Region:

Children's Safety Village
* a miniature town with buildings, paved roads, traffic signals, railroad crossing and sidewalks on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to Police Headquarters
* free field trips to Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 3 classes in Halton Region
* village is not open to the general public
* for more information visit the website or contact Cindy Lawrence, Safety Village Coordinator at 905-878-4747 ext 5067 or email cindy.lawrence@haltonpolice.ca

B.R.A.V.O.(Building Respect, Attitudes and Values with Others)
* for Grade 6 students
* teaches kids how to recognize and resist pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marihuana and other drugs
* also explores issues such as bullying, technology, and the law

B.R.A.V.O. Encore
* for Grade 7 and 8 students
* reinforces the B.R.A.V.O. curriculum and covers other topics including the role of the Service's High School Liaison Officers (HSLOs)
* topics are determined by the principal, teacher and/or Elementary School Liaison Officer (ESLO) to fit school/class needs
* for more information visit the website or contact Sgt. Dave Tutte at 905-825-4747 ext 4727

PEACE (Police Ethnic And Cultural Education Youth Leadership Program)
* for high school students
* students improve their cultural proficiency, communication and leadership skills and experience all aspects of policing - from mock initial calls to the scene, through to the arrest and mock trial of the accused
* uses in-class sessions and realistic scenarios
* for more information visit the website, contact your High School Liaison Officer or call Cst. Jody Dugas at 905-825-4747 ext 5240 or email jody.dugas@haltonpolice.ca

Youth In Policing Initiative (Y.I.P.I.)
* available to six high school students annually
* students participate in various sections of the police services, support community initiatives and learn valuable life and employment skills
* for more information visit the website

T.R.A.C.K. (Teen Random Acts of Community Kindness)
* a volunteer program for youth ages 13 – 18 who want to work with police to make a difference in their community
* participants work alongside volunteer police officers to help promote sustainable life-skills, self-esteem, leadership, diversity, kindness, respect, trust and responsibility while completing fun and meaningful acts of kindness
* registration is required and a waiver must be completed
* for more information contact Cst. Jody Dugas at 905-825-4747 ext 5240 or 905-510-2843 or email jody.dugas@haltonpolice.ca

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services

Focus is on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines treatment, education, and community oriented prevention initiatives.

Programs and services include:
Assessment and Treatment
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment (SAAT) Program
Outreach, Assessment & Specialized Intervention Services (OASIS) Program

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
Educational Resources
a) The Courage Collection
b) "Touching" - Parent's Kit and Touching Teacher's Kit
c) The Diary Play
Professional Training and Education

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services

Focus is on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines treatment, education, and community oriented prevention initiatives.

Programs and services include:
Assessment and Treatment
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment (SAAT) Program
Outreach, Assessment & Specialized Intervention Services (OASIS) Program

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
Educational Resources
a) The Courage Collection
b) "Touching" - Parent's Kit and Touching Teacher's Kit
c) The Diary Play
Professional Training and Education

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area - Youth Services

Provides direct service to youths who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, who are at risk of becoming involved and/or their families.

Services include:
Achieves Program
Choices in Anger Program
Choices: Cognitive Skills For Youth At Risk
Extrajudicial Measures Program
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program
Family Support Program
HWDSB Cognitive Programming Initiative
HWDSB Youth Worker Contract for the Grade 12 and 12+ initiative and the Urban Priorities Initiative
Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)
Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)
Restorative Justice Project
Youth Justice Committee

InfoTransec Inc.

Provides solutions and services for security assessment, cyber security vulnerability assessment, computer forensics and digital investigations, data recovery services, and penetration testing.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area - Youth Services

Provides direct service to youths who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, who are at risk of becoming involved and/or their families.

Services include:
Achieves Program
Choices in Anger Program
Choices: Cognitive Skills For Youth At Risk
Extrajudicial Measures Program
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program
Family Support Program
HWDSB Cognitive Programming Initiative
HWDSB Youth Worker Contract for the Grade 12 and 12+ initiative and the Urban Priorities Initiative
Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)
Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)
Restorative Justice Project
Youth Justice Committee

Canadian Red Cross - Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention - Halton and Peel Regional Office

Programs and tools to help prevent violence and promote safe environments

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs including Be Safe! (formerly called the c.a.r.e. kit) a personal safety program for children 5–9 years, with a focus on preventing child sexual abuse

Bullying and Harassment Prevention Programs -- four-hour bullying prevention online course for adults * prevention workshop for youth * bullying prevention facilitator training for adults

It’s Not Your Fault -- program for youth 12-18 years that helps prevent child abuse and neglect

Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships -- offers teens the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence.

Canadian Red Cross - Burlington Branch

Services Include:
Transportation: to medical, dental and hospital appointments and adult day programs, see separate listing here

Meals On Wheels: hot or frozen meals for those with difficulty handling food preparation, see separate listing here


Participates in:
Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management, Mon-Sun 24 hours 1-866-579-4357
* helps people affected by emergencies and disasters (situations ranging from a house fire to a flood that disrupts an entire region)
* ensures people's basic needs are met, for food, shelter, clothing, first aid, emotional support, and family reunification

Canadian Red Cross International Efforts
* works in partnership with other members of the Red Cross Movement in emergency relief operations to bring relief supplies to victims, reunite families, help communities get back on their feet, manage longer term development and rehabilitation programs

May Court Club of Oakville

Programs include:

Nearly New Shop
* a charitable consignment shop
* men's, women's clothing, small household items can be left on consignment or donated for resale

Puppet Program
* members perform a puppet play for local elementary schools with an "Anti-Bullying" theme, Sep to Jun

Lunch Box Program
* members provide many local schools in need with nutritious snacks

Scholarship Program
* offered each year for Grade 12 students in need of financial assistance to attend college or university

Grants Committee
* provides funds to registered charities in Halton
* Applications accepted online from Oct 1 to Dec 1

* members volunteer at The Nearly New Shop, Wellspring Halton-Peel, Wyndham Manor, Food4Kids and Kerr Street Mission

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton / Niagara - Counselling Services

Offers counselling services to the French community of the Hamilton and Niagara regions.

* Counselling and special programming for children who have experienced war or organized conflict
* Counselling for children and adolescents under 18 years
* Counselling for adults
* Addiction services
* Transitional support and housing services for women who are or have been in abusive relationships
* Violence prevention
* In-school programming in partnership with French-language school boards

Offers counselling for survivors of sexual assault. Partner of Fem'aide, a Francophone helpline for women dealing with violence (1-877-336-2433).

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre

An English language public school board and offers educational programs for adults and children in Hamilton.