Schools in the Program
SKC currently has seven programs operating in Canada and the U.S.
Irwin Memorial Public School - Dwight, Ontario
The Irwin Lounge has been operating successfully for the last eight years, providing nutritional support, life skills training, and social skills assistance to children between grades 1 and 8. Once located in a portable building outside of the school, the Lounge has recently been re-located to its new home within the school itself. Children that participate in the Irwin Lounge have the opportunity to participate in many different field trips, and enjoy the different guest speakers that come into the lounge. A qualified staff person that is always available to the students as a neutral/safe person that they can always go to operates the Irwin Lounge, to discuss any issues that life presents them.
Schumacher Public School - Timmins, Ontario
Schumacher Public School in Timmins, Ontario is the second program funded through Shania Kids Can. The Clubhouse operates every day of the week. Teachers, and school administration identify children involved in the program as students needing extra assistance with social skill development, life skills, and nutritional support. The Clubhouse is located in a classroom on the lower level of the school and is equipped with many different games to encourage academic development, social interaction, and life skills training. The students also learn how to prepare nutritious snacks. The Clubhouse is run by a qualified staff person that is always available to the students as a neutral/safe person they can go to with any issues that life may present them with.
Tom Williams Elementary School - Las Vegas, Nevada
The Tom Williams Elementary School is a program funded through Shania Kids Can, opened as of Fall 2013. Kids receive academic, extra-curricular, therapeutic and nutritional support from the SKC Clubhouse which is located on the second floor of the school.
Catherine Nichols Gunn School - Calgary, Alberta
The brightly decorated SKC Clubhouse at Catherine Nichols Gunn School provides academic, nutritional, therapeutic and extra-curricular support to the students in the program. The Clubhouse has been established by a partnership with Shania Kids Can, the Dilawri Foundation and the Calgary Board of Education.
Sir Winston Churchill Public School - Brampton, Ontario
Sir Winston Churchill Public School is a kindergarten to grade 8 school with approximately 500 students. Our mission is, “Supporting Student Success” as we work daily at the four R’s: building positive Relationships, being Respectful, taking full Responsibility as we achieve positive measurable improvement in our academic Results! Sir Winston Churchill bulldogs are known for being great because of three simple reasons: our families, our staff and of course, our students who are great!
Sir Winston Churchill is a fantastic school that is always improving and is best known in the Central Peel area as being a true community-minded school for our students and their families. Here at Sir Winston Churchill we are a Silver Ontario EcoSchool, have the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse, work with the Iron Joan and Iron John community programs, P.A.L.S., Diversity Club and also work with the Boys and Girls Club of Brampton and the Y.M.C.A. of Brampton. We have more teams and clubs than can be listed. Our school has a Child and Family Learning Centre for parents/guardians and their child 0-4 years of age. At Sir Winston Churchill we make breakfast for over 50 students a day in our breakfast club, have a snack program and an in school clothing store for our community. In short, Sir Winston Churchill is the heartbeat of the community we serve.
Hjorth Road Elementary School - Surrey, British Columbia
The goal of Hjorth Road Elementary is to enable learners to develop responsible life, citizenship and academic skills within a safe, caring environment in partnership with the community.
Hjorth Road Park boasts over 7 hectares (19 acres) of active parkland with multiple amenities to enjoy, including:
- 2 artificial turf fields
- 4 softball diamonds
- Grass soccer fields
- Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool and nearby grassy area
- 2 parking lots: 1 in the west from 146 Street and another in the east from 148 Street.
Hjorth Road Park was named after historic Hjorth Road (now 104 Avenue), which took its name from Hans Christian Hjorth, a Norwegian fishermen who settled in the area in 1885. The land for the first portions of the park was acquired by the City in 1980. But the majority of the park was not established until later in the 80s.
The Judge Bryant School - Regina, SK
Judge Bryant School is located in Glencairn Village on 2828 Dewdney Avenue East in Regina, Saskatchewan. In the fall of 2008, Stewart Russell merged with the Judge Bryant School community.
The population of Judge Bryant School is approximately 440 students with 30 staff. Specific programming includes 0.5 English as an Additional Language Teacher, 1.0 Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, 1.0 Early Reading Intervention Teacher, a Speech and Language Pathologist, a School Counselor, and 2.0 Learning Resource Teachers. Although there is no nutritionist at our school, we serve a daily breakfast and have bagged lunches for students who come to school without food.
Judge Bryant School is a reflection of Regina’s changing demographic. There are students native to Regina along with students who have emigrated from Iran, Sudan, China, Germany, Somalia and other countries. Many are connected to reserves that are located outside the city of Regina (Standing Buffalo, Piapot, Carry the Kettle). Our school community has a diverse socio-economic demographic, many language group and faith groups. Together we learn and grow as Canadians in a community that seeks to be peaceful and co operative.