What happens in a TREE workshop?
In TREE workshops, the goal is to equip youth with social-emotional skills to acknowledge and manage conflict in their most important relationships. We use games, simulations, discussion and individual reflection to learn and practice the skills they need to transform conflict positively, like active listening, mindfulness, anti-bullying, teamwork, and empathy. All programs include content from four key concepts; principles of peace, principles of conflict, relationships with others, and relationship with ourselves. Together, these concepts come together to create a holistic tool kit for healthy conflict resolution.
How do you design your curriculum?
Our programs are designed in partnership with our advisory committee, which includes certified educators, facilitators, and peace practitioners.
How long is the booking process?
When you register for a program, our team will be in touch with you within 5 business days to confirm workshop dates and times.
For Community and Classroom programs, workshops must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance.
If you registered for a workshop more than 10 days ago without response, please contact us.
Is there a maximum of students per workshop?
We work with one class of students at a time, with a maximum of 30 students per classroom workshop.
Is there a cost for workshops?
We work with community sponsors and local donors to keep program costs to a minimum. With their generous support, TREE is able to provide our programs for a subsidized fee, which varies depending on your school board. Schools that register more than one classroom may be eligible for a travel discount.
Do you have any resources for teachers?
Yes! Teachers who host TREE Classroom programs will receive our Peaceful Classrooms Guide, and a grade-specific activity guide. Our blog shares resources and ideas for educators and families to build conflict resolution skills and positive classroom culture.
Do you have any resources for families?
Is TREE a WRDSB approved vendor?
What’s the difference between classroom programs and community workshops?
TREE Classrooms is a character education program designed for students in grades one to six, that and aligns with grade-specific Ontario curriculum. In Classroom programs, our facilitators will visit your classroom for five consecutive weeks. Classroom programs include evaluation rubrics, and additional resources for your classroom.
TREE Community programs are tailored to your group of youth, from ages 6 to 24. We have worked with camps, leadership teams, churches, school retreats, and high school conferences. Choose from one of our previously run workshops, or contact us to design a peace, justice, or conflict resolution workshop for your group.