Training for English Language Educators (2007-ongoing)

The goal of this project is to enable at least 10,320 elementary educators from across Ontario to better respond to the needs of students who have been exposed to woman abuse.

Outreach to their peers through workshops and information sessions are being done by 432 trained teacher facilitators. 

98% of the teachers report that, because of the training and/or materials, they are better equipped to recognize risks/warning signs of abuse and provide informed and appropriate support to children and their families. 

A Participants Manual entitled, Woman Abuse Affects Our Children: An Educator’s Guide, is available free on the Springtide website.  Over 70,000 hard copies have been distributed to teachers across Ontario. An unlimited number of hard copies can be ordered on line through Service Ontario at

Government of Ontario, Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), Ontario Principals’ Council (CPC), Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO), and Ontario Native Education Counselors’ Association (ONECA)

Associated Staff: 
Marsha Sfeir