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OUR MISSION

INCLUSION

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Our fun, energy filled program brings inclusion to life as Ryan Laird arranges a very tangible activity with each and every audience member to aid him in his band. 


Stars in the making come to life as students work together as one.

EMPOWERMENT

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Since 2013, The BiggerThanThat! Movement has been providing engaging and interactive musical events which encourage youth to flourish and pursue their goals while never allowing negative influences to hinder success and happiness. 


Everyone can RISE ABOVE and be BiggerThanThat!

RESILIENCY

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Through our program, Ryan Laird demonstrates resiliency with his story of how he followed his dreams to succeed in one of the world's most difficult industries, despite any negativity or obstacles that came his way.



EMPATHY

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Be an upstander with us! You are more than you think you are! During the presentation, students are led in an audience engaging song with examples of how they too can share someone else's feelings and therefore, understand that person better so they can help them and be an upstander at their school or in their community!

COMMUNICATION

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We encourage students to use communication as a tool to aid in conflict resolution. Our program also encourages students to talk to a trusted adult, or for older students, finding a person they can trust so that they don't feel alone when they need help or have a problem.

DIFFERENCE MAKING

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Be a CHAMPION! Be an advocate in your community. Be a leader at your school. Support a fellow classmate or peer. Show respect and kindness to another. Stand up for someone when they are being put down. Promote positive change around you! These are all ways to be a champion!

WE OFTEN GET ASKED, "ARE YOU AN ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM?"

This is a great question and we are so glad that it is asked! We are proud to say that we are NOT an anti-bullying program or presentation. In fact, you won't hear Ryan Laird, or any of our staff use those terms! We love to focus on the positives, and conflict resolution. We do not touch on topics such as violence, suicide, or other sensitive matters. Our program is 100% positivity based and we are proud to present it!

Ryan Laird is a Two-Time Canadian Country Music Awards Nominated & Top 10 Hit Charting Recording Artist who's travelled all over Canada and the U.S.A to sing and speak about his own experiences of overcoming tougher times in school throughout his youth and how he followed his dreams to succeed in one of the world's most difficult industries, despite any negativity or obstacles that came his way.  


Our program focuses on building self-confidence, demonstrating resiliency, empathy, and inclusion, and teaches students by way of motivational music to believe in their goals, and become bigger than any negativity that may come their way. 


It is truly a life-changing experience for many students!

WHAT DOES THE RCMP SAY?

"Working with Ryan Laird and his Bigger Than That! team was a pleasure. Ryan lent his story and music to the "RCMPTalks: A national conversation on Bullying and Cyberbullying". Over 100 youth from across Canada's east coast participated (and numerous others live streamed the event) to watch Ryan engage and motivate young Canadians to stand up to bullying and to follow their dreams. The response from youth, teachers, police officers and those following along on social media (#RCMPTalks) were encouraging and positive. If you get a chance for Ryan to play at your school, I would certainly recommend it."


Louis Zuniga, RCMP, National Youth Strategy Manager

Contact Us

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Direct Line: (519)-635-6118


Executive Director

Jacqueline Nicoll


Tour Manager

Nancy Steffler

contact@biggerthanthat.org


Administrative Assistant

Amanda Kitsilano

Hours (PST)

Mon.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tue.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wed.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thu.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fri.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sat.

Closed

Sun.

Closed