Gardening for kids

Photos from the Grayson School SK 🌿 7-9 PAA classes went to the Moose Bay Green House to learn about seeding, transplanting, soil mixtures, and propagation. #Horticultural#Handson#FieldTrip “Tending a garden helps teach children how to take care of other living things. You can give your children an easy task, such as watering certain plants on a […]

IWD Event with Malala Yousafzai

On International Women’s Day, I had the pleasure of sharing the virtual stage with team RBC and Plan International Canada Youth Ambassadors Serena Iyoha & Rita Audi to celebrate the achievements of women both inside and outside of the workplace. I had the immense honour of passing the mic to Malala Yousafzai, a champion for #childrensrights and girls’ education. To any students listening today, I […]

UN Environment Assembly #UNEA5

This past week, I had the great honour of being 1 of 6 United Nations Association in Canada, Canadian youth delegates on the ground in #Nairobi for the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly #UNEA5 organized by UN Environment Programme. I had the incredible opportunity of meeting with the Acting High Commissioner of Canada to Kenya (David Da Silva), ministers, chief negotiators, government officials, […]

Childhood poverty in Canada

A new report by @campaign2000 found that more than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7 per cent, are living below a poverty line used by Statistics Canada. That’s 1 in 5 children in Canada and 1 in 2 First Nations children. According to the ‘No One Left Behind: Strategies for an Inclusive Recovery’ report, the child poverty […]

Your Name is a Song

@authorjamilah and @lupencita ★ “This lovely celebration of African American culture, featuring a Muslim family, offers a fresh way to look at the tradition of creating new names.” About the book:Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In […]

Words of compassion for kids

Words of Compassion for Kids by @kyungheewrites ❤️ “Compassion is helping me. I share here just some words I give to myself, my parents, and kids (because I am a teacher and my main mission with them is emotional health). My nephew who is half Korean and half Jewish is a confident, happy boy. I want the […]

ECOSOC Partnership Forum

It was an honour to attend the annual ECOSOC Partnership Forum as a delegate this week. Learning about the applications of SDG goal 17, I was left with the question: How can we teach children about the pressing issues that are impacting their lives in a way that is strengths based, trauma-informed and seeks to […]

Valentine’s Day activity

A special valentine’s day activity & craft from Ms. McAllister 🌸 “Today we talked about what we love about ourselves and read “I Am Enough”! 💕 After, we made a self-love craft where students completed the sentences “I am…, I can…, and I have…”” […]