Our Founding Sponsors and Partners
Reaching IN...Reaching OUT (RIRO) was developed under the auspices
of the Child & Family Partnership – four organizations
that came together in 1998 to build on their respective strengths in
the areas of early childhood education, mental health, training
and research. From 2002-2012, this partnership sponsored the development,
evaluation and dissemination of the RIRO and Bounce Back and Thrive! programs as well as other resiliency resources for service providers and parents. We wish to
thank the following organizations for their support:
We would like to express our appreciation to the Canadian
Child Care Federation for its consultation and support
of RIRO's programs and resources and for actively promoting
resilience in Canada's children.
Our thanks to Launchbox for their creative efforts in the design
of RIRO's websites and for their ongoing support in disseminating
our eNewsbrief, ResilienC.
Special acknowledgement goes to the following organizations
for their generous financial support for the development of Reaching IN...Reaching OUT's programs, products and other resiliency initiatives:
Ontario Trillium Foundation A three-year project grant (2006-2009)
to pilot and implement RIRO's Train-the-Trainer Program to roll
out the skills training in Ontario, revise RIRO's website and
create the ResilienC eNewsbrief to help promote a virtual
network of people interested in promoting resilience in young
Social Development Partnerships Program (Human
Resources & Skills Development Canada) Four-year funding
(2002-2006) for the initial pilot research as well as development
of RIRO's skills training program, curriculum modules and resiliency
resources for professionals. Three-year funding (2010-2012) to adapt and pilot RIRO skills training and other resiliency resources to meet the needs of parents experiencing serious challenges (Bounce Back & Thrive!).
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services Funding received (2009-2010) for the "Resilience Synthesis Review Project" a knowledge mobilization project to explore with experts, policy makers, service providers, youth and families how programs and policies can support the ministry's strategic goal: "every child and youth is resilient."
Resiliency Directions Inc. is a social entrepreneurship dedicated to supporting resilience in people of all ages. Founded by Jennifer Pearson, RIRO’s lead program developer and master trainer, Resiliency Directions Inc. manages the training events offered directly by Reaching IN…Reaching OUT, and supports ongoing development of RIRO’s skills training programs and training-related resources.