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In the Classroom



Since its founding in 1995, COPA National has designed and facilitated approximately 30 educational programs, and a host of tools and resources aimed at preventing aggression, violence and bullying against children.


COPA National workshops are generally offered in-person by a team of 3 facilitators. They normally feature 3 sessions of 75 minutes each, offered over the course of 3 days.


Below are some of the programs that COPA National offers most regularly in schools.

CAPP (Child Abuse Prevention Program) Preschool and Elementary

For preschool-age children, and elementary school students


Objective: To help children and adults in their community identify, prevent and respond appropriately to situations of aggression and violence. In these positive, interactive sessions, students learn about rights, assertiveness, peer support and adult support.


Agir ensemble contre l’intimidation (Take Action Against Bullying)

For elementary students in grades 1-6


Objective: To strengthen individual and collective commitment to creating learning environments that are based on respect for differences, and where everyone is safe, strong, and free. Participants learn more about the dynamics of bullying and acquire strategies to interrupt a situation of bullying.


Our Power in Adversity

For elementary students in grades 4-6, and secondary school students in grades 9-12


Objective: To stimulate and foster resilience in youth through learning more about rights, bullying, cyberbullying, positive stress, and negative stress.


Respect for You and Me

For students in grades 7 and 8, as well as adults


Objective: To foster a culture of respect and consent in the school community and prevent violence and sexual assault at school and on school grounds. Our guides and capsules promote discussions and activities that are designed to support youth empowerment and critical thinking, and to engage school staff and parents in helping to create a safe and inclusive school community.


Respect for You and Me has 2 component workshops:

  • Courage for students in grades 7-8, and

  • En Route Toward Consent for adults.

During the training, girls also receive training in verbal and physical self-defence, while boys receive training on consent and aggression by a known person.


Riposte, Franc-Parler and Instincts

For secondary school students


Objective: To increase awareness in youth about the various types of aggression, including psychological manipulation, sexual and gender-based harassment, physical aggression, bullying aggression by an adult, social conditioning, and all forms of discrimination.


Riposte is for students in grades 9 and 10, while Franc-Parler is for boys in grades 11 and 12.  Instincts is designed for girls in grades 11 and 12. 

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