Classroom Calendar Project

Happy Soul Project – University of Toronto (HSP-UofT) is the Toronto chapter of Happy Soul Project (HSP). Together, we seek to advocate for children with disabilities, raise awareness on the important of inclusion, and to spread the message that everyone is different in their own unique way and it is those differences that make us beautiful.

One way by which we seek to spread our message is through our #differentisbeautiful Classroom Calendar Project. This project involves classroom visits by our HSP-UofT volunteers where they teach about inclusion using the #differentisbeautiful calendar. This calendar is  designed and produced by HSP and features children of all abilities. Every year we host a photoshoot with a group of children who will appear in the following year's calendar. A link to the 2020 calendar shoot can be found here: https://youtu.be/esG5T9mhmIQ 

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing a special "stay home" version of the calendar for 2021. Families from across Ontario, Canada and beyond have been submitting photos of their child that will be used in the 2021 calendar. If volunteers are unable to visit classrooms in the upcoming school year, this calendar will be accompanied by a teacher toolkit that consists of activities that teachers can do in the classroom  on their own to teach about inclusion. 

Our goal is to get a calendar and teacher toolkit into as many classrooms in the GTA as possible in 2021 and we need your help! We have fundraisers planned for the remainder of 2020 that will also focus on raising awareness for the importance of inclusion in addition to raising funds for this project. We have started this GoFundMe page to collect donations for the classroom calendar project in addition to our fundraising efforts. As a small University club, your support is greatly appreciated and will go such a long way. 

Thank you so very much! Please follow along with us on Instagram @happysoulproject_uoft to stay up to date with what our club is up to!
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