Conscious Classrooms Responding to Gender-Based Violence

Conscious Classrooms Responding to Gender-based Violence

These trainings are developed for elementary educators (teachers and early childhood educators) in Ontario. They explore the impact of children's exposure to dating and domestic violence, educators' legal obligations to students who are exposed to violence, and how educators can make a difference in the lives of such students.


  • Courses are free for ETFO members.
  • $39 for DECEs who are not ETFO members.
  • $49 for teachers who are not ETFO members.

Please note: You may qualify for some professional development funding through your union or organization.

If you do not belong to ETFO and you need financial assistance in order to take this course, please contact

System requirements

A high-speed internet connection and the Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser is required to view the videos in this course. However, all course content is also available in downloadable PDF documents.

  • Medium-speed connections will be able to access the audio and video, although you may need to wait for the file to load completely. If the file stalls, exit the window, click on the video or audio component again and wait 5 minutes for it to reload.
  • If you have a dial-up internet connection, you will not be able to access the audio or video.

To listen to the audio and video, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

To access these courses, click here to create your account

For elementary school teachers in Ontario who are members of ETFO

For early childhood educators in Ontario who are members of ETFO

For early childhood educators in Ontario who are NOT members of ETFO