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ook a workshop and get ready for the 2018/19 school year!

Let Teaching Awareness through Puppetry (TAP) help you build kinder more inclusive school communities. TAP's workshops help students and teachers become more aware of each other's differences, and learn strategies that build acceptance and understanding both in the classroom and in the playground. Workshops are designed around the Ontario Curriculum and support Character Development Traits and Virtues. Using inquiry based learning techniques to reinforce learning, our leaders support busy teachers working hard to create dynamic learning environments for their communities. 

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'Working together to create kinder more inclusive communities' 
We are ready for another year of learning. All of our workshops are designed to promote healthy, effective conversations about inclusion and acceptance. 

'The workshop was an amazing opportunity for our students to discuss inclusion and conflict resolution in a safe and non-judgmental environment. It generated very thoughtful questions and discussions. The presentation was fantastic. Our group needed more time than allotted to fully discuss the topics because our students were so engaged!!' Dana Tulsieram, Teacher, General Crerar Public School

We are pleased to announce the pilot of three new workshops about Mental Wellness, coming in 2019. The new workshops are a collaboration between TAP & psychologists at Skylark Youth and Family Clinic. With one in five young people struggling with mental health and five out of six not getting the help they need, something needs to be change. Stigma continues to be a key barrier to getting help. Our Mental Wellness workshops introduce students to the tools they need at an early age, to help change the staggering statistics of youth struggling with Mental Health challenges.

If you wish to  learn more about these upcoming workshops or wish to be a part of our focus groups and piloting sessions - please email us at
Why do we need to focus on the Mental Wellbeing
of the school aged student?

The Mental Health Commission of Canada asserts that "healthy emotional and social development lay the foundation for mental health and resilience in childhood and throughout life." Social inclusion, feeling safe, accepted and welcome, is a pillar of mental wellbeing and resilience. Social exclusion is a potentially devastating challenge that can lead to depression and anxiety early in life. Stigma and lack of awareness are key barriers to getting help. 

According to the TDSB... Focusing on child and adolescent mental health and wellness promotion, literacy and education has countless documented benefits. Mental health and well being is essential to student success. It is our priority at the TDSB. We know that one in five students in Ontario have a mental health problem, we also know that schools can promote positive mental health, identify and intervene early to prevent the onset of problems and respond to children and youth in distress.

TAP's workshops are connected to the Ontario curriculum and support Character Development Traits and Character Virtues. We facilitate and discuss issues about diversity and inclusion using inquiry based learning.

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