Inspired and created in honor of Rick Rypien #11, former player of the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose. PROJECT 11 is available to support students in grades 5 to 8 with virtual tutorials educating students about mental health.

PROJECT 11 is an engaging cross-curricular prevention program targeting Manitoba’s English Language Arts and Physical Education/Health Education outcomes. Weekly lessons and daily activities have been designed to help support students and teachers in bringing mental health awareness, along with positive coping skills into their lives.

Some examples of the daily activities that teachers can access and incorporate into their class are the following:

  • Yoga
  • Indigenous Dancing
  • Fun with Fitness
  • Art Energy
  • Music and Rhythm
  • Fun with Food
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Laughing Yoga
  • Mindful Moments

Lesson Plan Themes:

Grade 5: Friendship, Communication, & Self-Reflection
Grade 6: Stress, Communication, & Self-Reflection
Grade 7: Self-Awareness, Communication, & Relationships
Grade 8: Self-Awareness, Relationships, & Community

PROJECT 11 uses concepts such as practicing focusing the mind, increasing self-awareness of feelings and strengths, and building positive relationships. By concentrating on these areas, it is our goal for students to:

  • Build a sense of their own team as a class
  • Increase their ability to connect with one another
  • Increase self-awareness of social, emotional and physical wellness
  • Create a stage of empathy
  • Enhance their academic performance