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IdealMe | Enrichment Workshop for Youth

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

IdealMe is an evidence-based program that gives individuals the skills they need to discover their self-worth, confidence, and an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses. The IdealMe program gives young people the skills and confidence they need to distinguish themselves from their peers, and discover their full potential. IdealMe can help teens develop an understanding of their profile of strengths and weaknesses. It also helps to increase their emotional and social competencies with peers, teachers, and family.

IdealMe is covered by workplace benefits.*

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS WORKSHOP?

IdealMe is designed for young people (8-21 years old) and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals or group of people (e.g. students, artists, filmmakers, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, and more). IdealMe is also offered to parents and educators who want to support youth in the process of developing leadership skills that will help them get recognized for their talents, strengths, and leadership qualities.

OBJECTIVES

This workshop focuses on the following key areas that are critical for continued success:

  • Self-Awareness: Understanding of your strengths and limitations and consistent desire for self-improvement
  • Social-Awareness: Capacity to interact with others in a way that shows respect for their ideas and behaviours, recognizing your impact on them, and using cooperation and tolerance in social situations
  • Interpersonal Skill Development: Effectively adapt your behaviours and attitudes to be able to connect with people of different styles and cultures
  • Communication Skills: Communicate with diplomacy and tact
  • Creative Thinking: Develop effective learning and problem-solving skills
  • Cognitive Competencies: Attention and working-memory skills training (additional fee)

This interactive workshop will help you to see yourself as others see you. You will participate in various activities such as role-playing, discussions, brainstorming, mindfulness, games and self-improvement through creative expressions.

  • We will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in order to help you understand how to develop a positive attitude in important aspects of your life
  • We will help you to enhance your existing strengths and maximize your qualities and abilities to achieve everlasting success
  • You will learn assertiveness techniques that will help you react to unexpected and stressful situations
  • You will practice recognizing and regulating your feelings, solve problems in a constructive way and improve your self-advocacy skills
  • You will increase effectiveness of acquiring new knowledge and information from all sources of communication, such as electronic media, books, inter- and intrapersonal experiences
  • You will develop perceptual data-mining, by proper and effective filtering of the relevant content from the abundance of information
  • You will enhance and maintain your skills by the use of innovative technologies such as AI and VR

BENEFITS

During the program you will learn how to:

  • Recognize and use your strengths to overcome weaknesses
  • Improve your relationships through better communication
  • Maximize your ability to effectively learn and apply your knowledge in any situation
  • Recognize and isolate obstacles that inhibit you from achieving your full potential
  • Develop a positive thinking style
  • Maximize your efficiency without compromising your happiness and contentment
  • Be more likable and respected
  • Appear to be more confident
  • Cope with criticism and negative emotions in a diplomatic and tactful way
  • Instantly feel better

FEES

1-10 people $225/person*.
Groups larger than 10 persons and participants who don’t have insurance – TBD.
COGMED program can be purchased for additional $500/person (reg. $2300)*.

LOCATION

IdealMe can be facilitated onsite at your facility, or at our location:
220 Burnhamthorpe Road West , Mississauga, ON, L5B 4N4

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FACILITATORS

Dr. Ewa J. Antczak, C.Psych., IdealMe Founder

Founder of the IdealMe Program. School psychologist with many years of experience. She is an author of several research papers, books and articles that are related to leadership and attitude change. She has presented at many conferences, professional development sessions, workshops and training for youth, their parents and other professionals. Dr. Ewa J. Antczak is a member of the Section on Psychology in Education (SecPe). She is a member of the Learning Disability Intensive Support Programing Committee, Learning Disability Programming Recommendations Committee, and as well as on the Alternative Curriculum and Assistive Technology Committees at TCDSB. Dr. Antczak developed and implements the IdealMe program for youth and she was nominated for the Mary Neville Award for her contributions to child and youth mental health in the areas of prevention and early intervention.

Urszula Urac M. Ed., OCT, IdealMe Educational Outreach Coordinator

Teacher with a Master’s of Education Degree from the University of Toronto. She has fifteen years of experience working with students as a teacher, coach, mentor, and has organized many extra-curricular events at the school and Board level. Urszula considers herself a lifelong learner and knows the importance of education for the betterment of the individual, group and community at large. She wants to continue her message with IdealMe, from an educator’s perspective, for youth to feel empowered, focusing on themselves rather than others, and ultimately being their best-self through a balance of selflessness and perseverance.

Guests, Speakers & Presenters

Dr Ewa J. Antczak

Training on Developing Attitude of Success And Leadership Skills


Founder of Ideal Me Program. School psychologist with many years of experience. She is an author of several research papers, books and articles that are related to leadership and attitude change. She has presented at many conferences, professional development sessions, workshops and trainings for youths, their parents and other professional. Dr. Ewa J. Antczak is a member of Section on Psychology in Education (SecPe). She is a member of the Learning Disability Intensive Support Programing Committee, and a Learning Disability Programming Recommendations Committee, as well as an Alternative Curriculum and Assistive Technology Committees at TCDSB. Dr. Antczak developed and implements the IDEAL ME program for youth and she was nominated to the Mary Neville Award for her contributions to child and youth mental health in the areas of prevention and early intervention.

Brian Crombie

Social Capital - Community and the Power of Co


Brian Crombie is currently CFO of the Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey Team and previously worked as CFO for Biovail and PurGenesis and in finance for: The Jim Pattison Group, The Molson Companies and The Walt Disney Company. Brian was the founder and co-chair of the Mississauga and Western GTA Summits, is Chair of the Board of Transit Alliance and is Past President of the Mississauga Arts Council. He has lots of experience in politics at all three levels of government and in community and charitable organizations. Brian has an HBA (Ivey), MBA (Harvard) and working on a DBA (ISM). His topic is Social Capital. Brian speaks on this research in an inspirational instructional talk: Community and the Power of Co.

Urszula Urac

M. Ed., OCT, Ideal Me Educational Outreach Coordinator


Teacher with a Master's of Education Degree from the University of Toronto. She has fifteen years experience working with students as a teacher, coach, mentor, and has organized many extra-curricular events at the school and Board level. She also is a pageant enthusiast and has recently won the title of Mrs. Canada Globe 2018. This has given her a platform to continue her message, from an Educator's perspective, for youth to feel empowered, focus on themselves rather than judging others, and ultimately to be their best self.

Amal Benoit

Mindfulness. How it can help with anxiety and stress by carefully observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad.


Amal Benoit, is the owner of Arts of Wellness, is a Registered Psychotherapist and Reiki Master. He has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families within children's mental health agencies, and also has over 5 years of experience providing energy therapy to clients. Amal believes that each individual has the power to heal themselves. He combines customized Western interventions with mindfulness and energy work to create a holistic healing practice with a “whole being” approach. All practices instill a sense of inner peace and bring conscious awareness of the connection between body, mind and soul. Amal’s intention when working with individuals and families is for them to take back their innate power to heal themselves with the tools that they posses.

My School ROCKS

Student Wellness Through Music


After lunch there will be a Presentation by My School Rocks - a youth charity promoting student wellness through music! Anthony Kolozetti and Cliff Callaway are the founders and Executive Directors of MySchoolROCKS. They are a registered Canadian charity dedicated to helping students and their families initiate positive dialogue focusing on the timely issue of their mental health. Harnessing the synergy between music, education and wellness, they inspire students to embrace well-being and inclusivity through the power of music! MySchoolROCKS envisions transformational change at the school level by mentoring youth to manage negative situations in healthy ways. Their Rock OUT assembly, wellness workshops and hands-on music instruction tap into emotional intelligence emphasizing mindfulness, empathy and inclusivity.

Tracy Schmitt

Unstoppable Tracy


Extraordinary leader, author, humanitarian volunteer, disability advocate, decorated athlete and motivational speaker, the Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt inspires others to think that anything is possible. Born a 4-way amputee, she has climbed mountains in Nepal, captained 110-foot-tall ships in the Eastern Atlantic, and won a bronze medal in alpine downhill para-skiing. Tracy doesn’t just talk high performance in business, she lives it as corporate consultant providing numerous training programs for businesses outperforming the stock market. Featured on CBC, NBC, and in Oprah Magazine, Tracy has shared her story as Quest for the Gold World Cup Sailor and is a bestselling author of the book ‘Unstoppable You.” She is the winner of the 2017 Robert W. Jackson Award, a 2017 Ontario Premier Awards Nominee and a 2018 Women of Essence Global Award Nominee. Tracy holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, a BEd from Queen’s University, a BRLS from Brock University, and a BA from York University.

What Our Attendees Say

  • Kasia

    I attended IdealMe for Parents and I highly recommend for everyone, not only the parents. Fantastic workshop organized by Dr. Ewa Antaczak where I have learned about kids behaviors and also about myself.

    Kasia
  • Nya

    I attended the IdealMe Parent session entitled "How to raise successful children" and absolutely recommend it to any parent, caregiver and anyone working with children. Attending the workshop provided me with a greater perspective and understanding of childhood development and key factors in raising successful children. I recommend this program anyone, it is so great!

    Nya
  • Parent of 16 years old

    I’d like to recommend CORE Centre Dr. Ewa J. Antczak & Associates’s workshop to all parents. I attended one of them on May 25th. Dr. Ewa J. Antczak’s presentation about positive parenting was very informative. Interesting discussions with real-life examples, questions and answers followed it after final, motivational video. Worth to take part in the next session!

    Parent of 16 years old
  • Gianpierro, 14

    IdealMe program is the best! I learned to use common sense and use good manners all the time.

    Gianpierro, 14
  • Mark, 17

    The most important thing I learned from the IdealMe program, is how to make a good first impression. When I smile and shake peoples hands, I feel that they like me more and they respect me.

    Mark, 17
  • Cathy, 13

    During the IdealMe program, I learned about my strengths and weaknesses. Now I can accept myself as a person and be proud of myself. It really changed me... Thanks.

    Cathy, 13
  • Kim, 12

    I learned how to be friendly, likeable and how to deal with my emotions. Thank you guys...

    Kim, 12
  • Chris, 10

    I Love IdealMe. It was so much fun!

    Chris, 10
  • Parent of the 15 year old.

    Daniel really loved the IdealMe program. He wants to do it again soon.

    Parent of the 15 year old.
  • Parent of the 14 year old

    My daughter came home very happy from the IdealMe program. She was motivated and inspired by all speeches and presentations.

    Parent of the 14 year old
  • Grateful Parent

    Max says it was awesome, I wish I had such opportunity to learn about overcoming my own fears and extending my comfort zone when I was a shy teenage girl... would have been easier back then!

    Grateful Parent

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