Mary Gordon to speak at TEDx in Gabriola Island
14 March 2013: Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon will be presenting at TEDxGabriolaIsland on March 18, 2013. The event surrounds the theme “Unity in Diversity: Beyond Objectification into Empathy,” and will mark Gordon’s third TEDx presentation.
Seeds of Empathy featured on KIRO Radio, Seattle
7 March 2013: The Seeds of Empathy program at UW Children’s Center at Radford Court – one of the first to be offered in the United States – was featured on KIRO Radio as reporter Rachel Belle went to find out more about this innovative emotional literacy initiative.
Seeds of Empathy featured on King 5 TV
25 January 2013: Seeds of Empathy was featured on King 5-TV on January 25th, 2013. The first U.S. Seeds of Empathy programs were introduced to daycares in Seattle in 2010-2011, with the impact on participating children already becoming apparent.
Mary Gordon invested into Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
16 October 2012: Seeds of Empathy creator Mary Gordon was invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in October 2012. The Honourable John Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented Gordon and her seven fellow inductees with the Order.
Trainings take place for First Programs in Coastal Labrador
14 September 2012: In September 2012, Seeds of Empathy trainers Darcy Morgan and Angela Sibulak travelled to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, to train early childhood workers in delivering Labrador’s first Seeds of Empathy programs this coming year.
Seeds of Empathy to launch first programs in Scotland
26 October 2012: In October 2012, the first Seeds of Empathy programs to be delivered outside of North America will start in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with support from Action for Children, Scotland. The pilot will involve six centres in Motherwell, Viewpark, Coatbridge and Harthill.