Chapters4Change is committed to partnering with school boards, educational institutions, and community groups to offer learning circles (LCs) to promote education, reflection, collaboration, action, and sustainable change. One of our main missions is to help create equitable, inclusive, and safe learning environments for all students so that they can learn and thrive.
LCs provide communities where participants can support one another as they:
share their experiences and challenges,
create action plans,
take action, and
reflect on and evaluate the outcomes.
Our LCs focus on education around communities of students who face inequity and thus experience opportunity gaps. By reading to learn and learning to change, we can create learning environments which meet the needs of every student.
Meet our Placement Students!
We were thrilled to host a group of Georgian College students completing their placement in the Honours Bachelor of Counselling Psychology program. From Jan 11 - Feb 15, 2023 they took part in "The Savvy Ally Learning Circle" as they collaboratively took part in reading, learning, and discussing ways to become actively involved in creating safer more equitable and inclusive spaces for the 2SLGBTQI+ community.
"Create the change the world needs
by creating change within yourself."
Layla F. Saad
'The Savvy Ally Learning Circle'
"One of the best book clubs I have participated in. The Savvy Ally is an enlightening and useful guide to learn and reflectively re-evaluate how we action our support through understanding the lived experiences of the 2SLGBTQ + community. Janice and Jennifer were such caring and thoughtful facilitators. They created the conditions for honest and vulnerable conversations and demonstrated how we are all lifelong learners just trying to get it right."
"I feel that the experience with our learning circle was very meaningful. By reading and discussing The Savvy Ally, I was able to educate myself on the role an ally plays – not an identity but something you earn with action – and also share ideas and experiences in a safe place with people who are driven for change."
"My experience with The Savvy Ally book club was one of joy and learning! Full of community and love; we learned and connected together in a common goal of making schools more equitable. Thank you so much for holding this experience and I know we will all continue the work!"
"The Savvy Ally book club is an essential experience for any adult who is connected to a school. You will gain knowledge, strategies and the motivation to “get it right” when it comes to creating inclusive and thriving school communities for our students!" 😊