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Disney’s “Inside Out” – Learning about Emotions

This Friday June 19th, Disney Pixar’s Inside Out arrives in theaters.  11 year old Riley is uprooted from her midwest life to San Francisco and has to adjust to a new city, school and house.

Throughout the film we are introduced to Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear, who are in the Headquarters driving Riley’s emotions.


Inside Out is a wonderful opportunity to help children understand their emotions through fun and easy to understand characters. We can use the movie as a teaching opportunity that it is normal to experience different emotions, talk about our feelings and be sensitive to other people’s feelings as well.

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The Carole Atkins and Rhona Sallay Corsage Project Scholarship

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We are excited to share the news about the newly created Carole Atkins and Rhona Sallay Corsage Project Scholarship.   Our Executive Director, Rhona Sallay helped co-found The Corsage Project 15 years ago.   Since then, Teachers on Call continues to be a key supporter to help high school students in financial need attend prom.


The purpose of the scholarship is to support the educational goals of youth in provincial care by providing funding to the Children’s Aid Foundation’s scholarship program. These scholarships are available to current or former Crown or permanent wards enrolled in post-secondary studies, who demonstrate financial need and the potential to succeed in their program of study.

To apply, complete and submit the following application form for review by the Children’s Aid Foundation Award Committee.

The award will be presented at the Children’s Aid Foundation Recognition Night, where scholarship recipients will be honoured.

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Supporting the Ontario Math Olympics

We were thrilled to support and sponsor the 2015 Ontario Math Olympics and its 120 “Mathletes” on June 5th and 6th .   The event encourages top Ontario Grade 7 & 8 students to solve questions based on the Ontario Math Curriculum.   Each team consists of two grade 7 students, two grade 8 students, of which there are two boys and two girls.

The fun and challenging competition allows students to build future math skills through four events – individual problem solving, a pairs contest, group activity and team relay.

The attendees also have the opportunity to participate in team building games along with local activities and culture in the Ottawa area.

Congratulations to the amazing group of students and organizing committee for a well done event!


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