How To Enter

Tell us about an idea for a project at your school or in your neighbourhood that would encourage people to be kind to one another.

Students can be kindness leaders and we are excited to see what project ideas you come up with!

Students, ages 9-12 can draw, write, paint, or create a video that shows us the kind of projects you want to lead at your school. All projects must be entered using the submission form. Parents and teachers can help you to complete the form and submit your project idea online.

The contest is open until March 8th, 2021 at 4pm PST.

Step 1:

Pick an idea for a project.

Step 2:

Detail your idea in writing, show it with a drawing or painting or create a video to tell us about it. Be creative and have fun with it!

Step 3:

Submit your idea HERE. You will need to tell us what school you go to and fill out the rest of the information so we can connect with you if your project idea wins!

Step 4:

Vote for other student’s projects around the country. There are lots of prizes to go around. Voting will open at a later date – stay tuned!

Videos

Check out what the CKL contest and WITS and LEADerS programs are all about

Eligibility

You must meet the criteria…

  • You are a student in Canada
  • You are a student who is 9-12 years old

Your project will be judged using the following four metrics.

Your project must…

Focus on Kindness

Are the projects focusing on how people can be kind to one another?

Community Involvement

Does the project involve your whole class, school, or community?

Inclusive and Accepting of Diversity

Does your project include everyone in the class, school, or community no matter what their differences or abilities are?

Connects with being Canadian

Does the project encourage Canadians to be kinder, inclusive, and more accepting of one another?

Prizes

Enter and your school could win $500 towards the project or a pizza party/outing for your whole class! Other great prizes may be coming too!

Schools

Awarded $500 towards your project! School projects will be displayed on our Canadian Kindness Leaders website and social media.

Individual Students

Funding for a pizza party/class outing or special prize for your whole class!

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Enter Now!

Use the form below to share your idea for a project you’d like to create for your school or community.  Fill out the secure form with your contact details, some important information and the draft/sketch/description of your project.

Remember: you can write about your idea, draw or paint a picture of it, make a video to tell us about it or anything else creative!

Click Here to Enter

Involve Your School

Canadian Schools

All schools that teach grades 4 through 6 or 7, and are located in one of the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba or Quebec are eligible to apply.

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What are the requirements in order to participate?

Get Started!

Contact Canadian Kindness Leaders Program Manager,
Renée Cenerini to get your school enrolled.

About Us

The WITS Program Foundation is excited to announce the Canadian Kindness Leaders project!

Canadian Kindness Leaders (CKL) will engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with projects of kindness and inclusion in provinces across Canada. In phase 1, 2020/2021 school year, we will train youth aged 9 to 12 in the evidence-based WITS LEADerS curriculum in conjunction with exploring an all-encompassing theme of kindness. In phase 2, for the 2021-2022 school year, we will encourage and facilitate youth-led social action micro-projects that promote the values of lateral kindness, empathy, and inclusion.

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Schools participating will receive:

  • WITS LEADerS materials including books, lesson plans, posters, bookmarks, stickers and pamphlets (approximately value $1,000)
  • Funding (up to $500 per school) to help with costs of social action micro-projects
  • Platform for sharing kids’ kindness projects and initiatives
  • Follow up support as needed
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Brought to you by WITS Programs Foundation

The WITS™ group of programs brings together schools, families and community members to help children learn effective strategies to deal with peer victimization. We partner with Pink Shirt Day, celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of February. The WITS Programs Foundation is a nonprofit society and registered Canadian Charity.

Learn More!
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COVID-19

CKL will operate according to the health guidelines of the respective provinces involved. Please contact us if you need more details.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada

Canadian Kindness Leaders (CKL) will engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with projects of kindness and inclusion in provinces across Canada. In phase 1, 2020/2021 school year, we will train youth aged 9 to 12 in the evidence-based WITS LEADerS curriculum in conjunction with exploring an all-encompassing theme of kindness. In phase 2, for the 2021-2022 school year, we will encourage and facilitate youth-led social action micro-projects that promote the values of lateral kindness, empathy, and inclusion.

The logo for the WITS Group of Programs.