At Roots of Empathy, we are committed, passionate and proud of what we do.
Be a part of what we do – building caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.
Why Work With Roots of Empathy?
What is Roots of Empathy?
Roots of Empathy is an internationally acclaimed, award winning, children’s charity, founded in 1996 by Mary Gordon. There are two elements to Roots of Empathy, our empathy-based children’s programs that have reached over 1 million children and our empathy movement. Roots of Empathy and our Founder have been cited in more than 1,200 scholarly articles/books in more than 65 countries around the world and we regularly contribute to the global discussion of empathy.
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program delivered in elementary schools, which is shown to reduce aggression, including bullying, and to increase prosocial behaviours. The program’s success has been proven by over two decades of independent research. The organization also delivers a sister program to Roots of Empathy, called Seeds of Empathy, which is delivered to young children in child care centres.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the organization delivers its programs in all ten Canadian provinces and on three continents in multiple languages. As a learning organization celebrated for innovation, Roots of Empathy responded to the pandemic by creating a new curriculum for virtual programs. Our organization is well positioned to grow its programs and the empathy movement globally.