Our mission is to give youth the tools they need for healthy relationships and just communities. TREE programs are the initial drop in a life-long ripple effect of self-awareness, healthy conflict transformation, and justice. The social-emotional skills youth build in our workshops grow to transform their classrooms, friendships, families, and future as citizens and leaders.

Since 2016, TREE has supported youth by equipping them with conflict resolution tools that allow them to support their classmates with empathy and problem-solve respectfully. In addition to working with students, TREE supports teachers and families with resources and trainings to equip them with the tools to foster social-emotional learning in their classroom and at home.

Our fun, curriculum-integrated and evidence-based programs invite youth to practice the skills they’re learning with our experienced facilitation team, allowing classrooms and community groups to create a culture of belonging, understanding and respect.

Our Model

Our evidence-based programs give young people and those who spend time with young people the tools they need to build healthy relationships in their classrooms, families, workplaces and communities. Learn more about our research framework here (PDF).

Our programs are rooted in four foundational concepts:

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Principles of Peace

Exploring concepts of peace and guiding students through practical skills for peace making

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Principles of Conflict

Defining and analysing conflict for tools to transforms conflict into healthy and constructive situations with peers

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Relationship with Yourself

Cultivating the ability to manage emotions through mindfulness and self-awareness strategies

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Relationship with Others

Developing skills to relate and co-exist well with peers, family and their community

Land Acknowledgement

We live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. This territory is often times referred to as the Haldimand Tract, and covered by the Haldimand Treaty of 1784. We acknowledge that we are guests who continue to benefit from the ongoing colonization of this land. Learn more about our approach to reconciliation.

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