The Canada Goal - Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

There are several sessions available. Which session(s) are you presenting when you travel through our Division/District?

SESSION 1: KEYNOTE - The Art of Focus
Primary version (45-55min) , Junior Version & Senior version (75min)
SESSION 2: LEADERSHIP - Individual Leadership & Success
Jr & Sr version (60min)
SESSION 3: TEAM BUILDING - Gym Blast / Games-Goals Review Celebration
Jr & Sr schools (60-90min) (One Week - Level 3 initiative)
SESSION 4: STAFF SESSION & REVIEW - The Goal & Taking ACTION
(*Planning required - See Staff Levels Of Engagement - Staff Session Info)

Elementary Schools: (K-4) Primary Keynote only - Optional Staff Session
Junior High Schools: Jr Keynote & Leadership - Optional Staff Session
Senior High Schools: Sr Keynote only - Optional Leadership & Staff Session
One Week - Level 3 Schools: Includes Team Building & Review/Celebration

What is the cost?
The Canada Goal - Special Event

Individual  School(s):
Honorariums are negotiated to consider travel & production expenses.  It is understood school budgets can make it difficult to host valuable learning initiatives throughout the year(s) especially for small schools.  The Canada Goal does not receive funding or sponsorship at this time but there is a wholehearted commitment at the root of this initiative that helps to maintain a fair/realistic approach toward school bookings.  Keeping in mind that most school guest speaker/presentations are one single 45-75 minute session and our school visits are usually 2-4 sessions, up to a full day of sessions.

Divisional / District  initiatives:
(One school each school day/week - 2 to 10 schools - up to 2 weeks)
School divisions/districts are encouraged to work together as it is most effective to schedule consecutive dates when planning to travel across the country.

Ask about fundraising assistance initiatives:
Mental health is gaining awareness and support across the country.   Schools are encouraged to be creative about finding additional funding for special events such as The Canada Goal.  It is recommended to contact community businesses/organizations for support.  We're willing to work together with you to determine/contact potential funding supports within/near your community.  Most of the time local businesses/organizations will consider making a donation for valuable initiatives for schools/youth.  Your local Pharmacy, Grocery Store, Gas/Service Station  &  CFS authority servicing your community are just a few common support options.

(*** LEVEL 1 & 2 SCHOOLS;  Range between $500 - $1,000 - up to a full day of sessions)
(*** LEVEL 3 SCHOOLS;  Range between $2,500 - $4,500 - ONE FULL WEEK of engagement)

(*** Northern & coastal locations may be asked to consider an additional flat rate agreement considering the distance required to travel)

We have 'at risk' students and wonder if this would benefit our school?
The sessions are designed for all people and flexible enough to maintain the attention of 'at risk' individuals.  The very first Canada Goal presentation in 2006 was to a group of 25 high school (Sr) students in a 'Off Campus - At Risk' programme. The teachers both felt that their students would not listen or pay attention for more than 10-15 minutes... 75 minutes later every student was clapping.


How many participants can attend a session?

The sessions are popular with large groups (100-1000 students). Individual or small group sessions are just as common as larger presentations. (100 students or less).


Do you have current security references?

Assuring the creditability of anyone in the position of leading others (especially children & youth) is a common and respectable practice. Security references can be provided upon request.