Youth

Pour 3 Points Report: Toward A Shared Power Management Model

Pour 3 Points’ raison d’être is to reduce social inequalities by supporting the development of young people in disadvantaged areas through an approach that tends to redefine the power relationship between coaches and young people. Thus, it seemed healthy and coherent for the organization to take a critical look at its relationship to power and […]

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WellAhead: A 5-year journey supporting innovation in K-12 school wellbeing

As of January 2021, McConnell Foundation’s WellAhead initiative has sunsetted. To tell the story of the initiative, we recently developed this report, which recounts unexpected lessons, impacts and progress on our journey, and where to look next for developments in the field. In 2015, the McConnell Foundation committed to 5 years of funding for the […]

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Beyond the Binder

Towards More Systemic and Sustainable Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing in K-12 Education In Canada, K-12 education systems have a key role in developing strategies to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff. While stand alone programs have provided useful content for educators in addressing mental health and wellbeing, it is […]

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Catalyst: PLUS1

PLUS1 partners with live events to mobilize support for positive social change. Matching artists with impactful organizations, PLUS1 adds $1 to each ticket sold and gives away 100% of the money raised to the chosen causes. The mobilizing tagline for PLUS1 is “compassion is contagious.” The charity was founded by musician Marika Anthony-Shaw, who toured […]

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Catalyst: Sketch

SKETCH, based in Toronto, is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, who navigate poverty, or live homeless or on the margins. The ultimate goals are to transform lives and communities. The work of SKETCH straddles several complex systems — health, education, employment, social services and community development. The promise of the […]

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Catalyst: FitSpirit

Changing the rules of the game to empower young women   Too many girls are dropping out of sports programs at an early age. Sports and recreation programs, including high school-based physical education (PE) classes, can help girls develop a lifelong love for physical activity and an overall sense of wellness. However, many of these […]

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Social Purpose in Administration & Finance: An Inventory of Sample Practices

Re-Code has created an inventory of social purpose administration and finance practices within Canadian post-secondary institutions as of 2018. It was created to demonstrate the ways in which higher education is integrating social impact/innovation within administration. It is designed as a resource for administrators seeking to better understand this concept and pick up new ideas […]

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Re-Code Workshop in a Box

In response to requests from post-secondary VPs of Administration and Finance, Re-Code created, tested, and launched this downloadable “Workshop in a Box.” It is designed to make it easy for these leaders and their teams to host an orientation workshop to understand the emerging concept of social purpose administration and finance.

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Higher Education Higher Purpose

Universities — they aren’t just for teaching, research and learning anymore. A wave of social purpose administration is sweeping across post-secondary institutions. An article in University Manager introduces administrators like Denyse Remillard at the University of Sherbrooke, who are generating positive community impact by integrating sustainability and social responsibility into their everyday practices.

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Importance of teacher & school staff wellbeing

The Importance of Teacher & School Staff Wellbeing A detailed infographic on the importance of teacher & school staff wellbeing, by WellAhead, a McConnell Foundation initiative.

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