Respect in School is an online bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination prevention training tool, developed for School Leaders: teachers, administrators, educational assistants, counselors, custodians, school bus drivers, parent volunteers, or any individuals who interact with students.

This uniquely crafted curriculum provides the information and skills that School Leaders require to understand, prevent and respond to incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

Educating School Leaders on the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

Building a holistic culture of respect within the school community.

Empowering bystanders to “step up and step in”.

Why Respect in School?


When bystanders intervene, they can stop bullying in less than 10 seconds.

Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-olds category on a scale of 35 countries.
At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently.
Over 80% of the time, bullying happens with peers around.
89% of teachers said bullying and violence are serious problems in our public schools.

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What Our Clients Have To Say

When a disclosure was made to me by one of my secondary school athletes, I knew every action I took would affect the potential for a fair and just outcome for all the parties involved: athlete, the rest of the team, parents, my employer, my association, my colleagues, and my family.

My strong will to do the right thing for kids prompted me to reflect on, and actually go back to, my Respect in School training. It was my will and my Respect in School training that gave me the tools and the confidence to effectively handle this situation so that the next level of professionals were empowered to begin their respective processes.

Francie Johnston
High School Teacher and Athletic Coach, Thames Valley District School Division

Respect in school provides a standardized message to support staff in preventing harassment and bullying.

The ability to track who has and has not completed the training is also a feature that is very helpful in ensuring accountability.

Based on the feedback, both informally and through the online survey, the Rainy River District School Board staff found Respect in School to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Heather Campbell
Director of Education, Rainy River District School Board

Results for Foothills School Division’s 2012 Accountability Pillar Survey given to students in grades 4, 7 and 10, as well as their parents and teachers, show that our school division achieved and has continued to climb by 7.4 per cent to 88.5 per cent.

We attribute these strong results to our continued focus in this area through the Respect in School training programs, as well as other strategies and programs at the school level. We are proud of these results and, in particular, our employee volunteer commitment to ongoing learning in the best interest of the students in their care.

We strongly encourage other school divisions and organizations that work with children to consider the Respect in School program as part of their strategy.

Stacey Meyer
Assistant Superintendent, Foothills School Division


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