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Friendship in Action is a non-profit organization that creates safe places for young people to identify their stress and to support each other with compassion.

Friendship in Action, School of Practical Philosophy, 29 Madison Ave., Toronto, ON, M5R 2S2   (647) 239-2740

Registered Canadian Charity, No. 837700939RR0001 | Friendship in Action © 2017 | All Rights Reserved

Friendship In  Action is grateful to all of the organizations that generously fund our operations.

  • A.A. King Family Foundation

  • Bealight Foundation

  • Griggs Family Foundation

  • Hal Jackman Foundation

  • Donald F Hunter Foundation

  • McLean Foundation

  • Nickle Family Foundation

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation

  • Gary and Donna Slaight

  • TD Securities

  • TD Bank


Friendship in Action appreciates the strategic support of the following individuals and organizations:

  • Dr. Jennifer Connolly , Director, LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence & Conflict Resolution

  • Toronto District School Board

  • Children’s Discovery Centre

  • Early Childhood Studies Department, Ryerson University

  • Psychology Foundation of Canada (Toronto Community)

  • FirstBookCanada


Friendship in Action has worked with the following schools in Ontario:


  • Balmy Beach Community School

  • Beverly Glen Public School

  • Chester Le Public School

  • Claremont School

  • Clinton Street Junior Public School

  • Cosburn  Middle School

  • Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy

  • Essex Public School

  • Fern Public School

  • George Webster Elementary School

  • Hillcrest Community School

  • Hudson College

  • Island Public School

  • King Edward Public School

  • Lakeshore Collegiate Institute

  • The Linden School

  • Lord Dufferin Public School

  • Lord Lansdowne Junior Public School

  • The Mabin School

  • Market Lane Public School

  • Mc Murrich Public School

  • OISE

  • Orde Public School

  • Parkdale Public School

  • Pauline Junior Public School

  • Riverdale Collegiate Institute

  • Rose Avenue Public School

  • Royal St. Georges College

  • Rotman School of Management

  • Ryerson University

  • Shirley Street Public School

  • Sprucecourt Public School

  • Waverley Drive Public School

  • Westwood Public School

  • Winchester Public School

  • Winona Drive Senior Public School


The following individuals have graciously provided valuable advice to the Friendship In Action organization:

  • Barbara Adams, former Principal, John D Parker Junior School.  Past Director of FIA.

  • Ann Armstrong, Director, Social Enterprise Initiative, Rotman School of Management.  Past FIA Director.

  • Ellie Avishai, Director, I-Think Initiative, Rotman School of Management.

  • Jo-Anne Boluk, Parent. Past Director of FIA. 

  • Cristina Burgess, President, Augustina Boutique and Little Auggie. Past Director of FIA.

  • Dr. Jean Clinton, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry.

  • Dr.Howard Cole, Child Psychiatrist.

  • Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Director, LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence & Conflict Resolution.

  • George Dembroski, Corporate Director.

  • Ruth Ehrlich, Education Consultant.

  • Sue Griggs, Executive Coach, Educator, Psychotherapist.

  • Lisa Haberman, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., University of Toronto Schools.

  • Bonnie Hillman, President, A&C, Toronto. Past Director of FIA.

  • Victoria Jackman, Executive Director Hal Jackman Foundation.

  • Mary Ladky, Executive Director, The Children’s Book Bank.

  • Deb Martin

  • Roger Martin, Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management.

  • Donna Slaight, Slaight Family Foundation.

  • Nancy Steinhauer, Principal, The Mabin School, consultant to Ministry of Education on student achievement.

  • Paul Tough, Writer, Journalist, Speaker.

  • Heather Weir, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Past Director of FIA.

  • Janet Young, Parent.  Past Director of FIA.