Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.
During this one-hour webinar children and their parents will spend time together thinking about what makes someone a hero. They will explore the hero-like characteristics of imaginary and real-life heroes while thinking about their strengths and personal power to make a difference in the lives of others. Children and parents will become heroes by engaging in an act of kindness whereby and will make a card for somebody they feel needs encouragement or support. For this activity, participants will need a piece of paper (A4 format, regular or construction), a pencil/pen and markers/crayons/coloured pencils. Participants can also prepare any other optional materials they might want to use to create a card they design.
Recommended for children 6 to 10 year and an adult family member.
Facilitator: Nana Gulic is an Education Doctorate student at OISE’s Social Justice Education Department. She is a Child and Youth Worker with 16 years of experience in working with youth in Canada and internationally. With youth empowerment and engagement as the guiding premise, she worked in residential group homes, community development programs, elementary schools and international organizations. Her academic and professional passions are social and emotional skill development and democratic education. Nana is also a mother to a 9-year old boy for whom she wishes to become a caring, empathic and engaged citizen.
Registration required. The child(ren) and a current University of Toronto student, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellow, or their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.