Pathways was born from a single private practice. A private practice that could not grow to its highest potential and help all clients reaching out, without consulting and sharing with other highly skilled and talented therapists. At Pathways, all therapists and mental health workers practice independently. This means, they decide their own fees, are regulated and governed individually by their respective colleges, decide on which modalities they work from, and keep client information strictly confidential between therapist and client. How independent therapists are connected through Pathways, are the ways in which they respect each other, share knowledge, and want to learn from one another about how each may practice slightly differently through different education, training, and lived experiences. Though all independently practicing, each therapist believes in the importance of inclusion and diversity.
The importance of strength in numbers, learning from one another to grow as individuals, to be better together, to improve on collective emotional and mental health has become increasingly evident in the news close to home and all over the world. If you too believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity and want to know how to make change now and in future generations, below are some links and discussion questions to get you started.
Teach Your Children About The Residential School System (always watch first to determine the developmental appropriateness for the age of your child, especially videos that follow)
How did you feel when you were watching the video?
How do you think the Indigenous students felt?
What do you think you can do to help Indigenous people today and to also make sure something like this doesn't happen again?
DDSB Indigenous Education with Dr. Pam Palmater (for educators)
What is reconciliation and what are the three parts of reconciliation?
Donate to the Indian Residential School Survivor Society - click to act
Black Lives Matter Canada - click to act
What is privilege? What is White privilege?
What is systemic racism?
How can you stand up against it?
What is colonialism?
Can you think of ways colonialism has affected you personally?
Take Action On The Crisis in Palestine - click to act
15 Ways You Can Step Up to Help Syrian Refugees Now - click to act
What can you do to feel curious instead of hate, and spread understanding, love, compassion, and kindness?