NWO Be Well Passport

Boozhoo and welcome to the NWO Be Well Passport. We acknowledge the land we stand on as within Treaty #3, Treaty #5, or Treaty #9, the traditional land of the Anishinaabe and Métis people. This is where we live, learn, work and grow. Acknowledging the traditional territories of our ancestors demonstrates respect for the original custodians of a region and serves to strengthen our relationships to one another and to the land. We can also find strength within ourselves when we stop to remember and appreciate the space around us and the courage of those who came before us. Miigwetch.

Mental Health Week ... May 6 - May 10, 2024

School Mental Health Ontario

By Your Side: A Message to Parents & Caregivers

Mental health is an essential component of overall health. Learning about mental health from a young age and developing skills to support positive mental health throughout their lives will help students to be healthier and more successful. This resource can be used at home or in the classroom!

ONECA Resources

Try meditation! The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association has provided 10 audio (MP3) meditation files in the links below.

Oneca

Resource on Indigenous Wellbeing in Schools

Oneca

Information on wellness resources

ONECA

Maintaining Balance: Staying Connect to Land, Culture & Language

One Nature Challenge

Want to feel healthier, happier and more peaceful? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine. Most of us spend too much time in front of screens and too little time outdoors. It’s time to fall (back) in love with nature! The David Suzuki Foundation challenges you to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days to kick-start a nature habit that lasts all year-round. The goal is simple: to reconnect human beings with nature for the sake of their health and mental well-being.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Safeguarding Children and Youth

a video that provides parents, caregivers, and other adults around children with information to build capacity to safeguard children and youth from online harms. Parents and caregivers will learn about online risks and strategies for helping to keep kids safe online.

Protect Children

the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s main website with resources for families to help keep kids safe. Here you can order free resources, including activity books and comics, to use at home – when placing an order for print material you can include “Parent” in the school/organization field.

Protect Kids Online

a one-stop shop for all things about internet safety. Here you can also sign up to receive our parent newsletter to stay on top of the latest resources and information for parents and caregivers.

Need Help Now

this is a resource to help youth that have been negatively impacted by the sharing of an intimate or sexual image, or have been sexually victimized online. This site contains information for youth as well as adult caregivers.

Parenting in the Digital World

a booklet that includes information on current trends and online risks such as self/peer exploitation, online luring and cyberbullying.

Cybertip Alerts

notifications sent out to inform the public of concerning technology trends and new resources designed to increase children’s personal safety.

Zoe & Molly Online

an interactive series that gives children in Grades 3 and 4 an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be safe while playing games online.

Videos for youth 12–18

and other trending resources – these videos provide information about healthy relationships, boundaries, online safety, and consent.