Roots of Empathy in Prince Edward Island

History

Roots of Empathy programs started in Prince Edward Island in 2000. Since then it has reached more than 4,700 children in the province.

Impact

  • Prince Edward Island was the first Atlantic province in Canada to offer the Roots of Empathy program
  • 92% of teachers with Roots of Empathy in their classrooms strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of the program, students are more empathic to one another
  • 97% of students who participated in Roots of Empathy, reported learning that everybody has feelings