Frequently asked questions

I can’t find any resources that meet my search criteria. What’s the next step?

Many of the resources cover a wide variety of topics.

  • Try using a broader search term—for example, mental health—and check the resource description to see if it covers the topic you’re looking for. The tag list on the resource description page (bottom right) gives you a summary of the topics.

Teach Resiliency offers evidence-informed information, tools and resources to support teaching for resilience and wellness in the classroom.

If you’re looking for information about related topics that aren’t covered on Teach Resiliency, here are some places to explore:

  • For information about physical and health education: PHE Canada 
  • For information about medical disability: Learn Alberta
  • For information about learning disabilities: Understood 
  • For an overview of signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems: Portico Network: Disorders quick reference. These resources will help you understand how clinicians diagnose and treat mental health problems. If you suspect your student or yourself may be experiencing a severe mental health problem, the appropriate response is to seek immediate professional help. Safety is critically important and only professional help affords the safety that you and your students require. Call or visit your family doctor, hospital emergency department or clinic.
  • For information about accessing mental health and addiction clinical services: Portico Network: Services 

My search only turned up two programs, and neither of them is right for my classroom. What do I do next?

Search Teach Resiliency for other types of resources:

  • The number of evaluated, evidence-based programs is still relatively small. If you can't find a program that meets your needs, you may be able to find useful tips and advice in the videos, books and podcasts on Teach Resiliency. To get a list of resources that are related to your search query, remove the 'program" filter and repeat your search.

Use the information and tools on Teach Resiliency to help evaluate programs from other sources:

  • Use the Program Assessment Tool to evaluate the program’s fit with the issues and challenges you’re hoping to address
  • Check out the criteria that the Teach Resiliency team uses to evaluate programs and other resources
  • Check the support pages for teachers in your province

Do I need to ask permission to print or copy these resources for use in my classroom?

There are two types of resources on Teach Resiliency.

  1. Content developed by the Teach Resiliency team
  2. Content owned by third party organizations

For Content developed by the Teach Resiliency team (1):

Unless otherwise indicated, content developed by the Teach Resiliency team is licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial 4.0 international.

You may:

  • Share—copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt—remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

For content owned by third parties (2):

  • Re-use of content owned by third parties is subject to restrictions as outlined by the original content owner. Contact the content owner for details.

I want to recommend a resource. Who do I contact?

We encourage you to suggest resources that you’ve found helpful for yourself, your colleagues or in the classroom. We evaluate each resource against a standardized set of criteria.

Please complete this form. Our team will review your suggestions and follow-up with you if we have any questions.