Program Topics

Harmony Movement addresses the full range of equity issues. Our transformative programs promote safe and inclusive school communities and address the roots of bullying. Listed below are a few samples of topics Harmony Movement can bring to your school.

Diversity and Equity 101
Participants explore the benefits of diversity while gaining the language and tools to challenge prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination in their schools and communities.

Safe and Accepting Schools
Using interactive, multi-media games and activities, youth are made aware of the impact of prejudice and discrimination in their lives and are encouraged to take action to address these issues within their communities. This program goes beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach to bullying and harassment in schools, addressing the underlying issues of inequity that can lead to unsafe and unwelcoming learning environments. This program will provide participants with the tools to challenge systemic inequity and become proactive leaders for social change.

Gender Bender
Participants examine the social construction of ideas of “masculinity” and “femininity” and question how these ideas can limit the unique self-expression of individuals.

Media and Me
This interactive workshop will allow participants to explore all aspects of the media to uncover hidden stereotypes, prejudices and biases that impact their daily lives.

Equity Through History
Participants will explore seldom-discussed moments in Canadian history, celebrate the success of historical social movements, and create their own stories for a brighter future.

O Canada!
Participants will begin to break down stereotypes about immigration, gain an appreciation for the barriers to inclusion faced by newcomers, and explore the importance of immigration for a healthy and diverse Canadian society.

Environmental Justice
Youth will learn about the connections between environmental justice and social justice, while gaining the tools to create healthier, greener, and more equitable communities.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Participants will explore the diversity of their communities, examine the relationships between equity and health (both physical and mental), as well as discuss effective strategies for promoting the health and well-being of all students.

African Heritage Month
Celebrates the rich contributions, identities, cultures and histories of people of African descent in Canada and the world.

Asian Heritage Month
Celebrating the rich contributions, identities, cultures, and histories of people of Asian descent in Canada and throughout the world.

Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism
Participants learn to abolish the mentality of heterosexism and homophobia within youth culture, as well as learn to promote an environment of encouragement and support.

Generation Girl
This program provides young women with a ‘safe space’ to discuss issues that are relevant to their daily lives while helping them develop strategies for positive change.

Empowerment Boys
This program provides young men the opportunity to explore issues relevant to their daily lives, while helping them to develop strategies for positive change.

Have a specific topic in mind? We would be happy to work with you to develop a program catered directly to your social justice and equity needs. Email our School Program Manager or phone 416-385-2660 for more information and to arrange for Harmony to come to your school.