We’ve written in this space many times about collaboration. Teaching students to work together, and to place value on the ideas and contributions of other people, is a central component of Thinking Forward’s anti-bullying programming with students.

Well, I can’t help but notice how important collaboration is to everything we do. Since the last time we posted in this space, Thinking Forward received a generous grant from the Ontario Teacher’s Insurance Plan. This grant will ensure that our important work can continue to be extended to the students of Toronto’s schools. The mission statement of the Plan’s Community Fund reads in part: “when we work together, there’s nothing we can’t achieve,” and we couldn’t agree more! We’re so thankful to the OTIP, and others whose contributions and partnerships make Thinking Forward’s impact in the lives of students a reality.

Want to be part of the action? There are many ways for your life to be enriched by putting your imprint on our collaborative work. Clicking the ‘Get Involved’ tab at the top of this page could be the start of something wonderful in your life. In October, there’s a one-day opportunity to be part of a team that’s running in the Scotiabank marathon and raising funds for Thinking Forward – maybe that’s just the thing for you, and a way to contribute and to feel the joy and satisfaction of working together!