WHAT IF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF A STUDENT’S EDUCATION IS NOT ACADEMIC?

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Nearly one in three Ontario students report being bullied at school.1

Thinking Forward Program

Reducing bullying in our schools requires more than an academic eduction. It requires character education.

That’s where Thinking Forward comes in…

Thinking Forward provides anti-bullying character and leadership education to decrease bullying in TDSB schools.

Our arts-based program focuses on three themes: Inward Leadership, Outward Leadership and Forward Leadership.

Here’s How It Works…

Inward Leadership, Outward Leadership, Forward Leadership
INWARD LEADERSHIP is about me.
Developing responsibility, integrity and discovering unique strengths.
OUTWARD LEADERSHIP is about others.
Collaboration, team-building and using each other’s strengths.
FORWARD LEADERSHIP is about the community.
Taking initiative to create positive change.

How you can help

Thinking Forward for Educators

EDUCATORS

If you’re a teacher or school administrator, click below to find out more about bringing our anti-bullying character and leadership training to your school.
Thinking Forward - Individual Donors

INDIVIDUAL DONOR

Please consider donating to Thinking Forward. Your donation will enable us to provide our programming to TDSB schools and youth in need.
Thinking Forward - Corporate Donors

CORPORATE DONOR

If you are a foundation or corporation, help us reduce the occurrence of bullying by subsidizing our program costs for schools. We value your partnership.

Introducing…

To help spread the message of being buddies to one another, we have launched The Buddy Effect which aims to bring donors, educators, and volunteers together to make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth in Toronto.

Thinking Forward on Global News

Check out this feature from Susan Hay’s “Making a Difference” segment on Global TV News.

The segment shows our program in action at a TDSB School.

Toronto District School Board

Thinking Forward is an Approved Partner of the TDSB

Thinking Forward’s Generous Partners

George Lunan Foundation
Kiwanis
Walmart
Cadillac Fairview
TD Bank
Borden Ladner Gervais
Pepsi
OTIP Community Fund
  1. According to a 2011 study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): https://www.ontario.ca/page/bullying-we-can-all-help-stop-it?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqqSSlp-h2QIVVbXACh09sQMQEAAYASAAEgJNIPD_BwE