School Kids

Anti-Oppression, Diversity, and Inclusion

Allies in Action

A full day equity and inclusion workshop for high school students addressing sexism, homophobia, racism, xenophobia

In this workshop we use role-play, interactive group work and discussions to strengthen individual and collective commitment to creating learning environments that are safe, strong and free, and based in anti-oppression understanding, principles and action. Participants learn how to be an ally and speak out in support of those who are being bullied.


Change our World

A whole-school program designed to support an equitable and inclusive school culture

Change our World targets gender-based and sexist violence against girls and women. It aims to foster a school culture that breaks down traditional gender norms and values the strengths and abilities of girls and women. This is a program that creates systemic change within schools. To achieve change of this magnitude, the participating school is accompanied by COPA National through a system-wide process of training, reflection, planning, and action with the participation of staff, parents, guardians, and students. This process enables the entire school to create an action plan to implement an equitable and inclusive school infrastructure for girls and women.

The entire program, including all phases with ongoing support from COPA National, takes between six and nine months.

  • Elementary Schools (grades 4-6)

    • An in-person workshop for students

    • An in-person OR virtual workshops for parents and guardians

    • An in-person OR virtual workshop for  school personnel

  • Secondary Schools (grades 9-12)

    • An in-person workshop targeted to secondary students

    • An in-person OR virtual workshop for parents and guardians

    • An in-person OR virtual workshop for  school personnel

"This workshop has definitely empowered me to do my part in the fight against oppression and injustice in our world."

– Secondary school participant

A Circle of Caring
A workshop and toolkit to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit parents, families, caregivers 

This is a project created and widely implemented by COPA National through a 3-year grassroots approach in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and community leaders. Topics for discussion and reflection include cultural pride, helping our children succeed, understanding bullying and discrimination, getting involved in school life, and nurturing safe and healthy schools and communities. Participants have access to a range of multimedia tools and resources in seven Indigenous languages.

Purchase a multimedia toolkit →

Joining the Circle

A workshop and toolkit to support educators in creating safe, strong and free schools for and with First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, families and community members.

Part of COPA National’s commitment to a collective effort on the journey of truth and reconciliation, these resources are designed to increase confidence and sensitivity in education practices. The aim is to facilitate the flourishing of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and to learn how to embed the histories, languages, cultures and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit into all aspects of school and community life. Participants are equipped with knowledge, tools and resources that develop individual capacity for creating systemic change.