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Public Education

Public Education

About Our Pub Ed Program

About Our Pub Ed Program

Healthy Relationships = Healthy Communities is the public education program developed and delivered by Halton Women’s Place. We serve schools within the 5 communities (Acton, Georgetown, Milton, Burlington, & Oakville) and 2 school boards (HDSB & HCDSB) in Halton. Teachers book us to deliver lessons to classes on topics related to dating, intimate partner violence, healthy relationships and healthy masculinity.

​Teachers, please note that our presentations are interactive and often use small groups, and for that reason are best delivered one classroom at a time, not auditorium style. We are more than happy to spend the morning or the day at your school if you would like more than one classroom to receive the information. There is less disruption for us and the students when we can come directly to their class and interact with students with a smaller presenter-student ratio!

​Our educators are Ontario Certified Teachers, trained in best practices through PREVnet (a national network led through Queens University and York University) and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAW – Western University). In addition to our own classroom presentations we are trained to deliver content from the Fourth R, and are certified Prevention Educators with the Canadian Red Cross.

All our educators receive certification from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection on both their Commit to Kids and Kids in the Know programs. We also provide training for businesses and community organizations on Neighbours, Friends and Families, Make it Our Business (Domestic Violence in the Workplace), and It’s Not Right! (Elder Abuse).

Healthy Relationships = Healthy Communities is the public education program developed and delivered by Halton Women’s Place. We serve schools within the 5 communities (Acton, Georgetown, Milton, Burlington, & Oakville) and 2 school boards (HDSB & HCDSB) in Halton. Teachers book us to deliver lessons to classes on topics related to dating, intimate partner violence, healthy relationships and healthy masculinity.

​Teachers, please note that our presentations are interactive and often use small groups, and for that reason are best delivered one classroom at a time, not auditorium style. We are more than happy to spend the morning or the day at your school if you would like more than one classroom to receive the information. There is less disruption for us and the students when we can come directly to their class and interact with students with a smaller presenter-student ratio!

​Our educators are Ontario Certified Teachers, trained in best practices through PREVnet (a national network led through Queens University and York University) and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAW – Western University). In addition to our own classroom presentations we are trained to deliver content from the Fourth R, and are certified Prevention Educators with the Canadian Red Cross.

All our educators receive certification from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection on both their Commit to Kids and Kids in the Know programs. We also provide training for businesses and community organizations on Neighbours, Friends and Families, Make it Our Business (Domestic Violence in the Workplace), and It’s Not Right! (Elder Abuse).

Meet Our Educators

Meet Our Educators

Jerusha Mack

Jerusha Mack

Team Lead, Public Education

Jerusha graduated from York University, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Honors specializing in Political Science and Sociology, and her Bachelor of Education.

Since graduating, she has taught in England, and with the Halton and Peel District School Boards. She has also spearheaded several youth-based community initiatives and fundraisers.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Kyle is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and has worked as a secondary teacher in New Zealand and England. He worked in Halton Women’s Place’s Public Education team previously in 2017-18. He is passionate about promoting men to be allies in ending violence against women and children.  
Liz Buchanan

Liz Buchanan

Liz is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Laurentian University and the Artist in Community Education program at Queen’s University. Since graduating with her B.Ed. in 2013 she has taught Special Education with the Niagara Children’s Centre School and the District School Board of Niagara.

“Thank you for supporting the Life Matters event in Georgetown. It was a phenomenal day and you were an integral part of the success that was enjoyed. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your contribution in making our community a safer place to live, work and play, and for inspiring and engaging our youth.”

-Constable Maureen Andrew, Halton Regional Police Service

Halton Women’s Place has a series of presentations about building healthy relationships that should not be missed! They are engaging, pertinent, and tie in beautifully with the Health Curriculum. All of the presentations are delivered by experienced OCT’s who connect with the students and establish a safe, inclusive environment for positive learning. Highly recommend!

-Kim Krug, Grade 7 & 8 Phys. Ed. Teacher, Aldershot School

Thanks again Brent for all of your support!

Staff are really looking forward to the presentations, they tie in perfectly with our School Improvement Plan and will definitely support student need!

-Louise Cronin-Nowitsky, Principal, St. Michael’s

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BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

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MILTON & HALTON HILLS

905-878-8555

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