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Program Overview

The Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons wrapped up its 12th successful year this spring. It has effectively grown in popularity throughout both the elementary and secondary school levels, reaching over 35,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year. With support from the Canadian Safe School Network, the Huddle Up Program continues to inspire youth and empower them to take action towards bullying prevention in their schools.

Designed for students in grade 3 to 12, Huddle Up sees Toronto Argonaut Players, Cheerleaders, and program staff, working together to powerfully support and covey our bullying prevention messages for both targets and bystanders. The Huddle Up Bullying Prevention program is comprised of three core components:

- Leadership Committee Meeting

- Player Assembly

- Student Summit


Optional Add-On Components:

- Parent/Teacher Information Night

-  Female Bullying Presentation


 For more information on the Huddle up Bullying Prevention Program CLICK HERE

Mike Bradwell

2013 Huddle Up Players

The following Argo Players have been instrumental in promoting the Huddle Up values of respect, inclusivity and perseverance in schools across the GTA. Their commitment to bullying prevention and passion for contributing to the community make them leaders both on and off the field.

WR/SB  32 Andre Durie
OL # 64 Andrew Jones
OL # 54 Chris Van Zeyl
DL #91 David Lee
OL #59 Joe Eppele
S # 26 Jordan Younger
S #39 Matt Black
OL #52 Wayne Smith

Schools visited in 2012/2013

Adrienne Clarkson Public School

Beryl Ford Public School

Bishop Marrocco

Calico Public School

Carruthers Creek Public School

Cassandra Public School

Castlebridge Public School

Centennial Middle School

Chaminade College School

Charles Howitt Public School

Clarksdale P.S. Burlington

Dr. Ross Tilley Public School

East York C.I.

Endrose Public School

Escarpment View

Gulfstream P.S.

Hollycrest Middle School

Islington JMS

John G. Althouse Middle School

L'Amoreaux C.I.

Mary Street Community School

Milliken Mills H.S.

Mother Cabrini Catholic School

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School

Pierre Berton Public School

Pineway Public School

RH McGregor

San Marco Catholic School

St. Andrew's College

St. Barnabas Catholic Elementary School

St. Demetrius Catholic School

St. Jerome Catholic Elementary School

St. John Vianney Catholic School

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Richard School

St. Stephen Elementary School
West Humber C.I

Student Committe



What students are saying:


Bullying is offensive in many ways

Leaving people hurtin' day by day

Why won't it end, why won't it stop?

Sometimes I feel like my head is gonna pop

These insults feel like bullets to my arm

Sometimes I feel like moving to an isolated farm

I feel like I'm going to die

I need to stand up, I need to try

I need to put up a fight

So a new friendship can take flight

-          Written by a Huddle Up Elementary School student




Dear Argos,

Last school year, you came to my high school and introduced the Huddle Up program. I am sure you get many students approaching you, telling you how you have changed their lives, but I can honestly say that the Huddle Up program was a major part in saving mine. Forming this group gave me the opportunity and courage to talk to other people that I grew to trust, about my experience in bullying. Knowing that I had those friends and an amazing teacher leading it, gave me the courage to wake up every day and go to school. If it weren't for you bringing Huddle Up to my school, I don't know where I'd be today. 

Your story, and the stories I heard while in this program, inspired me to want to do something about it. I had a terrible high school experience, and at one point I didn't think I was going to make it to graduation. I graduated in June 2012 and am now studying Early Childhood Leadership at Sheridan College. I am so proud of where I am today.

- Former Huddle Up Student


What teachers are saying:

“I have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and rave reviews about your bullying prevention message. The buzz around the school was palpable and our goal is to keep the messages alive through our day to day actions by our students and the adults here.”

“I feel confident that you have given us a solid platform from which we can work deliberately at addressing bullying and harassment behaviors, in the hopes of minimizing the frequency and impacts of such negativity.”

“You all have already made a huge impact on our school and have made a real difference.”

“Our school really needs to have you guys back on a yearly basis.”

“Never before have I ever seen a presentation like this. It was the best one ever. Nothing compares!”

“The Argo players, and as a result, the Argos organization as whole, represent everything good we want to see in our youth- that hard work, team spirit, community commitment and respect are the values that make solid citizens.”


For more information on the Huddle up Bullying Prevention Program CLICK HERE



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