“The Fourth R is a comprehensive program, using the theme of healthy relationships, to deliver important life lessons in areas of safety and injury prevention, healthy growth and sexuality, and substance use and abuse. It’s emphasis on role play, allowing students to practice decision-making skills in life-like situations, is a real strength. I would highly recommend this resource to any health and physical educator in a secondary school in Ontario.”
Promoting healthy youth relationships by building the capacity of schools and communities through innovative programming, research, education and consultation.
“The Fourth R can be integrated in powerful and important ways with curriculum the secondary English program. Students are motivated to read and talk about personally meaningful topics affecting youth. Relevant, issues-based reading provided through Fourth R resources engages students and promotes meaningful talking, writing, and critical thinking in the English classroom.”
“One of the strengths of the 4th R Aboriginal Perspectives program is the pedagogical approach taken to teach relationship building skills...The lessons are all very interactive, engaging, and reflective of Indigenous pedagogy which centers on holistic and experiential learning. Many of the lessons encourage teachers to invite Elders or knowledge keepers into the classroom and several lessons include the medicine wheel model and the use of sharing circles.”