The work of the CYPT is focused predominately in the area of Belonging for Children and Youth (which includes Equity, Attachment/ Relationships and Children and Youth Feeling Valued, Heard and Included).


UNICEF Canada defines belonging as “feeling loved and supported and having mutually caring and respectful relationships”. This love and support can come from many sources including friends, family, teachers, pets, and people in the community. Locally, when we think about belonging for children and youth, we recognize the importance of equity, relationships and attachment, and feeling valued, heard and included.

for more information, click here (page 24).


A conversation about Belonging with Kim DeGasperis from the Waterloo Catholic
District School Board and Alison Pearson from the CYPT Backbone Team.


The Business Case for Belonging…coming soon.


Belonging desktop wallpaper

Belonging desktop wallpaper (version 2)

Print a 24×36 poster of the Belonging graphic

Print an 11×14 poster of the Belonging graphic

8.5×11 Belonging (png)

8.5×11 Belonging (pdf)