Roots of Empathy

Our mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Roots of Empathy is about changing the world, classroom by classroom.

Roots of Empathy
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 160
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7
Canada
416.944.3001
http://www.rootsofempathy.org

Founder/President

Mary Gordon

Management Team

Mary Gordon, President/Founder Wendy Cochran, Chief Operating Officer Christopher Sarson, Director - International Development Mary-Anne Beatty, Director - Finance & Administration Donna Letchford, Director - Curriculum Cailey Crawford, Director - Program Delivery

Board of Directors

Joan Green - Chair Mary Gordon - Director Jean-Pierre (J.P.) Boisclair - Director & Treasurer Christine E. Hart - Director Dr. Clyde Hertzman - Director Rod Macgillivray – Director Patricia Mackenzie - Director The Hon. Mr. Justice Edward Ormston – Director Lynn Patterson - Director Tim Sale - Director

Project Leaders

Stefanie Di Risio

Mission

Our mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Roots of Empathy is about changing the world, classroom by classroom.

Programs

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program which has reduced levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. Seeds of Empathy is a social and emotional competence program with a focus on early literacy for 3-5 year olds in child care settings.

Statistics on Roots of Empathy

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2008: $5,800,000
  • Annual Budget for 2007: $4,800,800
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $5,800,800
  • Other funding sources: Provincial and municipal governments; local school boards; foundations and charities; community agencies, corporate donors, President's speaking engagements; consulting
  • Religious Affiliation: n/a