Inspiration Zone

Ashley’s Favourite Videos

Resilient Kids Canada was inspired by a dynamic treasure-trove of videos created during the first waves of Covid-19, thanks to a public resiliency campaign called “The Good Viral”, created by one of Resilient Kids Canada’s Founders, Ashley Bigelow. The videos were made for kids by kids, parents, educators and superheroes and can be viewed on “The Good Viral” Website – and, here is a sample of these uplifting videos.

New videos will posted each month – and, the complete collection can be viewed on the  “The Good Viral” website.

Pep Talks – From Challenge to Resilience

Do you like stories with happy endings? Check out how our two Junior Ambassadors, Chanice McAnuff and Aaron Parry have faced hard times – and thrived. Keep checking here for new Pep Talks.

Colonel Chris Hadfield – A Great Canadian Astronaut

Visit Chris’ website and watch “What I learned from going blind in space” in the Speakers’ Section. Look for a host of inspiring and fun videos, including great pictures that Colonel Hadfield took from the International Space Shuttle.  His books and music are great too – and, don’t miss viewing these two videos.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, take a reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education and action, as you learn about Chanie, meet his family, remember Gord and view Gord’s legacy, the Secret Path

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Terry Fox: He never gave up.

Terry Fox is an inspiration for every Canadian, especially kids. He wanted to set examples of courage, humility, determination, and perseverance  that would never be forgotten   - and, he did. Be inspired by Terry Fox’s story – a dream as big as our country.

National Art Centre

Canada is their stage for music, theatre, dance, Indigenous Art and so much more. View the ambitious new works from artists across Canada and now available online. Check out the “Grand Acts of Great Hope” videos.

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Historica Canada

Check out “Heritage Minutes” – a collection of bilingual, Canadian, 60-second, short films depicting a significant person, event, or story in Canadian history. Plus, explore “Indigenous Arts & Stories” – a testimony to the great potential for creativity, engagement, and respect in Indigenous communities. There’s also much more.

One Voice Children’s Choir

140 children from 4 – 18 years-old perform between 50 – 70 times per year. The touching song by Alicia Keys, “Good Job”, is a tribute to Covid-19 heroes.

Resilient Kids Canada

We do not provide mental health services.  If you require assistance, we recommend you contact:

Crisis Services Canada:  to help you to find distress centres and crisis organizations across Canada.  You can assess immediate help by calling 1-833-456-4566 (toll-free and available 24/7) or by Texting 45645 (4 pm – 12 am ET).

Kids Help Phone: available 24 hours a day for young people aged five (5) to twenty-nine (29).  Phone 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text Connect 686868.

Hope for Wellness Helpline: a 24/7 crisis counselling helpline for Indigenous people across Canada who are suffering from mental health issues. Contact them at 1-855-242-3310 or visit their chat line at www.hopeforwellness.ca

Resilient Kids Canada’s Registered Charity Number 718447477 RR 001

Land Acknowledgment: Our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in the Indigenous History and Modern Traditions of the many Firsts Nations and Métis. The territory is mutually covered by the Dishwith One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Tready Land and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.