SD 60 continues to incorporate Roots of Empathy in classrooms.  Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.  Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect on reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The focus of the program is to reach elementary school children from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

During the 2014/2015 school year, kindergarten and grade one classes have been the focus for the Roots if Empathy program:

Alwin Holland – 3 programs, K, K, K-1 (Cheryl Ross, Diane Barclay, Brenda Shuffler)

Clearview – 1 program, K (Amanda Cote)

Upper Pine – 1 program, K (Carmen Davies)

Central – 1 program, K (Diane Barclay)

Bert Ambrose – 1 program, K (Robin Holloway)

Charlie Lake – 1 program, grade 1 (Moneca Conway)

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To learn more about SD60s Roots of Empathy program, contact Jaimelia Turner at (250)785-2810 or email

or visit the Roots of Empathy site.