Welcome to the Faculty of Education’s Open Resources Page, the central hub for accessing a diverse array of educational materials and programs tailored to address critical issues and promote positive outcomes in education and beyond. These resources provide valuable insights and tools to empower educators, students, and professionals alike through open and free content. Join us in fostering a more informed, inclusive, and supportive educational community.


Leading AI Education

Leading AI Education is an outreach project offering freely accessible AI Education resources for educators and their students, and for the general public. In partnership with Western Science, Western Education, and FNMIEAO.

DPA Toolkit

The Daily Physical Activity (in the classroom) Toolkit is a one-stop shop for all your classroom physical activity needs. There are over 100 videos, activities, and posters to help teachers lead daily classroom physical activity. The videos on the home page page welcome you to the toolkit, and show you how to use it.

The Online Teacher

Comprehensive courses for educators transitioning to online teaching, with insights from experienced Ontario educators. These courses empower educators with new pedagogical theories and practical strategies for the online learning environment.

Teach Resiliency

Teach Resiliency offers access to a wide array of evidence-informed resources designed to support educators working with students experiencing mental health challenges, and also to support the mental health and wellness of teachers.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual + (2S/LGBTQIA+) Youth

The Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual + (2S/LGBTQIA+) Youth is a small group positive mental health promotion program. This program includes 18 sessions and may be delivered in Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSA) or LGBT2Q+ youth group settings. Additonal resources and videos are available.

Mental Health First Aid First Nations Webinars

Participants in this webinar series acquire skills in active listening and employing EAGLE actions, bolstering their confidence to support those facing mental health challenges. The webinars aim to dismantle stigma, enhance awareness of common mental health disorders, and explore treatments from both First Nations perspectives and Western viewpoints.

TransAffirm Toolkit

This toolkit contains numerous resources to support trans and gender diverse students, including building blocks for conversations, academic publications, and action plans. The toolkit can serve as a starting point to facilitate and support the work already happening in so many Ontario schools, or to help those who are just starting out.

Uniting Our Nations Programming with Indigenous Youth

Uniting Our Nations includes a range of programs for Indigenous youth developed in partnership with Ontario’s Thames Valley District School Board. The programs range from one-day conferences to year-long weekly sessions and three-day intensive experiences. Common themes include a focus on healthy relationship development, the provision of culturally-relevant experiences, and an emphasis on mentoring.

Centre for School Mental Health

Supporting Transition Resilience of Newcomer Groups

The STRONG program (Supporting Transition Resilience of Newcomer Groups) is a 10-week, school-based intervention developed by experts from the Center for School Mental Health in Maryland and their colleagues at the Center for Childhood Resilience in Chicago. Additonal resources and videos are available.

Healthy Relationships

The Healthy Relationship Plus Program (HRPP) applies the same core principles of skill-building and awareness as the Fourth R classroom-based programs, but in a non-classroom setting. This project targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. Resources and Webinars available.

Preventing Problematic Substance Use Through Positive Youth Development

Our Centre for School Mental Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada have partnered to develop a series of resources for school communities to promote positive youth development through school-based initiatives. Youth are at a greater risk of experiencing certain social and health consequences associated with problematic substance use, and these resources are poised to assist school administrators, educators and other members of school communities in supporting students through school-based prevention effort.

Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children

Neighbours, Friends, and Families: Online Training

This course has been designed as a support for anyone who is concerned about people who experience intimate partner violence. Whether it is information you are seeking for yourself or because you are concerned about someone you know, it is our hope that you will find the content you need to feel supported and to take action.

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Violence: Building Safe Workplaces

These online micro-learning modules provide a survivor-centered approach to understanding and responding effectively to sexual harassment and violence at work. Developed specifically for federally regulated workplaces, this training will increase employers’ awareness of sexual harassment and violence, who is at greater risk, and its impacts on individuals and workplaces. Participants will gain an understanding of their roles and responsibilities under the Canada Labour Code.

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management

This course focuses on assessing and managing risk for domestic violence that may result in physical harm or lethal violence.

Document, Monitor, Collaborate: A Primer on Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management

Document, Monitor, Collaborate offers an introduction to domestic violence risk assessment, risk management and safety planning for professionals in social work and social services, education, health, and union settings. This one-hour course focuses on identifying warning signs and risk factors for domestic violence, having a conversation with a person you may be concerned about, and learning about when to reach out to other resources for collaboration and support.

Make It Our Business: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

This training is intended for Ontario workers and employers as an introduction to domestic violence as a workplace hazard. Through a series of five lessons, participants learn about domestic violence and how it enters and impacts the workplace.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence on University and College Campuses in Ontario

This training program aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to sensitively and adeptly respond to disclosures of sexual violence. Participants will learn to navigate available support systems and resources within their academic institutions while engaging in introspective reflection on personal attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs. Additionally, the program will provide insight into professional standards and institutional initiatives within the education sector, particularly in Ontario, fostering a comprehensive understanding of best practices and approaches to addressing sexual violence.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

This training has been developed for front-line responders and service providers in the law enforcement, social work, and education sectors. The overarching training outcome is to develop effective responses to victims/survivors who report or/disclose experiences of sexual violence that will sustain support and intervention from that point forward.

Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education

Let’s Chat…About Inclusive Education

Produced by Inclusive Education Canada (IEC), this webinar series offered via the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education explores the challenges and issues associated with the development of inclusive education in Canada, as well as the progress we’ve made so far. Each week, a trio of expert hosts hear diverse and informed perspectives from researchers, educators, parents, and advocates who are working to make Canadian schools inclusive. Each webcast is accompanied by a downloadable episode guide.

Building Inclusive Schools Toolkit

This Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education toolkit coincides with a four-part video series that highlights the barriers and intersectional challenges that students are facing in Ontario, with a focus on four central pillars — racial exclusion, income inequality, gender exclusion, and disability exclusion. The toolkit allows viewers of the video series to familiarize themselves with these student experiences. It also fosters analysis on how to collaboratively shift a school’s culture to become more inclusive.

Lead to Include

Through the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education and developed alongside the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC), this resource aims to support principals and other school leaders who are looking to create inclusive school environments. The website includes a variety of relevant interactive case studies with possible responses, expert commentary videos, and questions for consideration. There is also a multitude of other resources available, including links to podcasts and new research publications.