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  • Type:
    Virtual Program, Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    Education (multi)
  • Cost:
    $100 to $400/2 weeks
  • Ages:
    7 to 14
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
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  • Summary Profile

    About Power of Words Academy

    This year has been unprecedented and we have to find innovative ways to supplement our children's education. 

    Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children in a fun and nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum provides students with creative opportunities that aid in the development of self-awareness, critical thinking, team building and personal growth.

    During the school year, we offer a writing and public speaking program for students in Grades 2-8.  Classes are offered in-person or online (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom. Register today and set your child up for success in school and beyond!

     

    • Special needs: Not available


    COVID-19 Response 

    Our 2021 Summer Camps and Courses are being offered online (using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom). Our 2021/2021 School Year programs will be offered online and in-person (at our North York Campus, our NEW Mississauga North and South Campuses)!

    Registration is now open!

    The health and well-being of our students and staff is important to us. For in-person classes, we have implemented some important changes to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.

    HERE ARE SOME OF THE CHANGES WE HAVE MADE * Limiting the number of students and teachers in each classroom to a maximum of 12 students and 2 teachers * Enhancing cleaning measures, including high touch surfaces, throughout the day * Making cleaning products available and encourage hand washing/sanitizing regularly throughout the day * Encourage physical distancing (i.e. with tape markings in classrooms and common areas to elicit adequate spacing) * To help keep everyone healthy, students must wear masks upon entering the school and when they are venturing out of their zoned area in the classroom (cloth masks are recommended as they are the most comfortable and may be washed and reused)

    TO KEEP OUR TEACHING STAFF SAFE AND HEALTHY, WE ARE: * Following the health protocols based on government guidelines * Providing personal protective equipment * Implementing physical distancing working practices

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE AND HEALTHY!

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Power of Words Academy



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Power of Words Academy currently has 11 programs available; 9 TBD.

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    Email
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Education (multi)
    $650
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Jul 06-Aug 19$650
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Jan 12-Apr 27$650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 11
    Education (multi)
    $1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 21, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Technology|Creative writing|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Education (multi)
    $1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 21, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Technology|Creative writing|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Public Speaking
    $1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 21, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Technology|Creative writing|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 8
    Public Speaking
    $1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Technology|Creative writing|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 10
    Education (multi)
    $1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Technology|Creative writing|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 15
    Education (multi)
    $750
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 15, 2021-Jan 12, 2022$750
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jan 12, 2022$750
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 15
    Education (multi)
    $750
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 9
    Public Speaking
    $1,700
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 11, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent
    Sep 11, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700/program
    Mississauga, ON
    274 Queen Street South
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 10
    Language Instruction
    $1,700
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 11, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700/program
    Mississauga, ON
    274 Queen Street South
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 16, 2021-Jun 23, 2022$1,700
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 11
    Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    $1,700
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent
    Sep 11, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 11, 2021-Jun 18, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 21, 2022$1,700
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent
    Sep 14, 2021-Jun 21, 2022$1,700
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700/program
    Mississauga, ON
    274 Queen Street South
    Sep 15, 2021-Jun 22, 2022$1,700
    Don Mills, Toronto, ON
    230 The Donway West
    Sep 16, 2021-Jun 23, 2022$1,700
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 14
    Creative writing
    $400
    Acting (Film & TV)|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Harry Potter|Musical Theatre|Theatre Arts|Drawing|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Math|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Education (multi)
    $400
    Acting (Film & TV)|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Harry Potter|Musical Theatre|Theatre Arts|Drawing|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Math|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 9
    Education (multi)
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 9
    Public Speaking
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 10
    Education (multi)
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 11
    Public Speaking
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 11
    Leadership (multi)
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 14
    Public Speaking
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Education (multi)
    $650
    Acting (Film & TV)|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Language Instruction|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|STEM|Test Preparation|Writing|Debate|Journalism



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  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Power of Words Academy

    our take

    As workplaces become more collaborative, the ability to clearly express ideas is, perhaps more than ever before, a core skill across all areas of interest. No matter how good an idea is, if it can’t be expressed effectively, it risks being lost in the shuffle of a very busy world. Likewise, the old saw is as true now as it ever was: great stories happen to those who can tell them. That’s the point where Power of Words begins, namely that student success is tied to effective written and verbal communication. It’s also about finding a bit of joy in there as well—debate is a growing area of interest in the public and private school sectors, not only because it’s important, but also because it’s fun. Power of Words offers afterschool and weekend sessions throughout the year to give students a chance to grow their skills in a supportive, dedicated environment. In addition, the summer sessions offer opportunities to drill down on debate and language skills, offering some variety to the season’s activities while also helping with the summer lull in academic work. While some programs aim at the high school level, the Power of Words session allow younger students to get their feet wet, which is a draw for many of the families that enroll.



    Editor's Review

    Editor’s Top 3: Power of Words Academy

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Power of Words Academy



    User reviews of Power of Words Academy  — Read all 8 reviews


    Power of Words Academy moves to Online Virtual Classrooms
    Testimonial (Camp alumni)

    I received some news the other day that I thought you'd be really excited about. That is, I got into public speaking provincials with my school! Only 4 speakers could be chosen to represent the school and I'm so beyond thrilled that I'm one of them! There are 4 areas in which I am preparing for: Persuasive; Impromptu; Interpretive reading and Debate. Just thought It would be a little bit that lightens up your day :) ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy Classes Move to On-Line Virtual Classrooms!
    Testimonial (Parent)

    So impressed with the service and offering by Power of Words Academy especially through this challenging time. They offered their programs online in a small group setting and my child really enjoyed the Debate Camp. He was highly engaged and found it to be interactive, fun and inclusive. All of the technology worked without issue and the teachers did a great job keeping the campers motivated and enthusiastic. Thanks Power of Words ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy Classes Move to On-Line Virtual Classrooms!
    Testimonial (Parent)

    I kept hearing great things about Power of Words from so many other parents in my neighbourhood so enrolling my son was an easy decision. We just started the summer enrichment program and it's been such a worthwhile experience already - my son is actively engaged in the virtual classes, he's picking up new concepts quickly, and the teacher is amazing - her lessons are well-planned, she provides timely & relevant feedback, and cares about the success of her students. Highly recommend for parents who are looking to fill in learning gaps and give their kids a boost when it comes to language comprehension, writing and speaking skills ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy Classes Move to On-Line Virtual Classrooms!
    Testimonial (Parent)

    My daughter ---- is in the grade 2-3 group with Lithiya. I need to let you know what a wonderful job I feel she is doing with this young group. I’m not sure if she is a teacher in the school system, but her ability to capture their attention for 2 hours is unreal. I wasn’t sure what type of program this would be when I registered her, and I didn’t quite understand what ----- would get out of this course. I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the outcome of this course, and the way it is being taught. I honestly feel that Lithiya should teach countless teachers how to teach a class with zoom. It’s an art that many teachers can not master. I feel she has complete control of her class, or so it seems to me, and the children seem to be very motivated. The reason why my daughter is interested and eager to improve, is because of the method of this teacher. ---- is able to ask as many questions as she needs, as there is an open dialogue of discussion, and she’s encouraged by the other children (and her teacher) to focus and work. The struggles ----- faced with the March-June shut down was because she didn’t have the constant access to her teacher (and questions) as she does now with this course. Usually ----- isn’t motivated with English, and writing was her weak point. With this course, I don’t need to beg her to do the homework and she is excited and proud with the stories she is creating. I’m not sure if all your staff are like Lithiya, but from what I can see, she is so motivating, respectful, creative and very kind. I love how she praises the kids and is excited when they get the answers correct. Thank you for providing this course to these kids in the summer time. I am quite sure that once this course is complete we will register her for another one when time allows ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy Classes Move to On-Line Virtual Classrooms!
    Testimonial (Parent)

    Hafsa and team, I just wanted to send an email that my daughter, ------, is finishing debate camp today. I have to say that she was truly reluctant to join this camp but I asked her to try it out for me. I'm delighted to say that she really found the camp enjoyable, lots of laughter and smiles every day with the activities that were planned, including allowing them to choose what topics to debate, playing Spyfall, and learning about some introductory concepts in debate. Thanks for running a great camp ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy Classes Move to On-Line Virtual Classrooms!
    Testimonial (Parent)

    Just checking in and wanted to thank you and Ms Clements for the wonderful opportunity to learn grammar and practice writing these past few weeks. During this pandemic and chaos, it is so great to have a place twice weekly where ----- is actually sitting in front of an instructor and peers in a more structured way ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy moves to Online Virtual Classrooms
    Testimonial (Parent)

    It is really wonderful to see all the progress and confidence ——- has gained since May last year. I'm not sure if he mentioned it to you but he was voted as his class valedictorian at Windfields (due to the pandemic, each class voted for their own valedictorian). He gave a speech to his class with four other nominees and the class voted for him! We were ecstatic to find out that he had the confidence to submit a speech and present it to the class. He's come a long way! It's a great start to high school ... Read More

    Power of Words Academy moves to Online Virtual Classrooms
    Testimonial (Parent)

    As the year ends I wanted to thank you for this amazing program! —— really enjoyed the class but even more so I am so impressed with what he has learned this year. So much so, we have registered him and his younger sister for next year as well! I have also shared the info with some of the moms I know because I have been raving about POW to them! Mr. Pilli is amazing - please let him know we think he is wonderful with the kids! Thank you again for everything! We are looking forward to the next school year with you ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Don Mills, Toronto
    230 The Donway West, North York, Ontario, M3B 2V8
    Mississauga, ON
    274 Queen Street South, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1L8
    Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga, L5J 1Y8
    Online
    Virtual Program



    Accommodations

    Is Power of Words Academy technology free? Yes Students will have use of Chromebooks, recording and audio visual equipment in class.



  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Hafsa Esmail, Founder, North York Campus Director

    Dear Parents and Guardians,  

    Welcome to Power of Words Academy. We have campuses in North York (230 The Donway West) and Mississauga . We look forward to working with your children! 

    After-School Program

    Power of Words enrichment writing and public speaking program is for children in grades 2 to 8. The program runs the school year from September to June with classes held once a week for 90 minutes.

    We offer a unique program that is stimulating and challenging, where your child will build the skills needed to master the art of writing and public speaking.  At our Academy, we create a setting that gets students excited about learning!  We are committed to guiding students and help them understand the value of academic achievement, personal goal settings and high expectations.  The Power of Words platform is based on best practices, is researched based, and aligned with the Ontario School Curriculum.  

    At our Academy, we believe that teaching is the key to student success.  Our teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to help students succeed in the program.  Our teachers have in-depth experience working with children and have a genuine interest in every students success and well-being.   Our low student-to-instructor ratio provides teachers with the opportunity to develop strong relationships with their students and offer quality one-on-one time as needed.  We are proud to have dedicated, enthusiastic teachers at Power of Words Academy.  They are committed to the program, and to parents, to ensure that each student has a positive and enriching academic experience.

    Our mission is for your child to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become effective writers and strong public speakers.  After completing our program, your child will overcome fears, boost self-esteem and confidence, improve critical thinking skills and develop effective communication and leadership skills.

    Summer Camps 

    Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children in a fun and nurturing environment. Our innovative summer camp curriculum provides campers with creative opportunities that aid in the development of self-awareness, critical thinking, team building and personal growth.

    Creative Writing and Drama Camp
    This camp is an active and engaging week of creativity for kids, building their story writing skills along with their confidence in performing for an audience! The teacher-camper ratio is 1:8. Choose full-day or your preferred half-day session for the week.

    Campers will create and publish their own books! Campers will work together with the teachers to choose themes and content they are inspired and excited by. The teachers will take students through the planning, writing and editing stages of creating their own narrative story. At the end of the week, the campers will receive digital and print copies of their books!

    In the afternoon, the program helps kids build their confidence, as well as public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills. This session of the camp uses storytelling and role playing, along with activities including solving mysteries and learning to be a detective, through drama and improv games. Each day ends with kids performing for their peers. This camp is especially valuable for those who are timid and reserved!

    Debate Camp
    The Debate camp is designed in an interactive way, with a focus on developing case construction, refutation and counterpoint skills. This camp inspires kids to speak and debate on point with structure and confidence.  The teacher to camper ratio is 1:8 and our one-week sessions are offered full-day only (half-day options are not available).

    The Power of Words Debate Camp provides campers with opportunities to advocate for an idea, form a response, and speak on a point through impromptu public speaking games, debate feuds and formal debate rounds. Kids will gain confidence, build resilience and develop effective collaboration skills.

    At this camp, our impromptu and formal debates happen in partnership, normally in teams of four speakers who work together to develop sound cases, predict the opposition’s counterpoints, and brainstorm effective rebuttals. We aim for each camper to participate in two debate rounds daily. Campers will receive constructive feedback after each round, with the intent to advance their delivery and critical thinking skills.

    Our goal is to help campers become comfortable speaking before a crowd and learn to clearly express their ideas and information in an well-organized and cohesive manner. This camp is for all aspiring young students, from the shy and reserved to the keen and confident speakers!

    To learn more about our programs, please visit our website at www.powerofwordsacademy.ca.  If you have any questions and/or would like to book a free assessment for your child, you can reach me by phone at (647) 285-4499 or by email at [email protected]  

    Hafsa Esmail
    Campus Director - North York and Richmond Hill 



    In the News

    July 26, 2021
    THE IMPORTANCE FOR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills for children to learn and is essential in their development.... Read More

    July 8, 2021
    New Campuses in Mississauga

    We are excited to share that we have opened two campuses in Mississauga in addition to our North York campus and virtual campus.... Read More

    March 31, 2021
    NEW Preparation for High School English Course

    This course is designed to give students in Grades 7 & 8 the fundamental skills required for success in the Grade 9 English Curriculum. ... Read More



    Stories

    • The Skills Gap...

      According to the Bloomberg Recruiter Report (based on a survey of 1320 job recruiters at more than 600 companies), the most wanted and hardest to find skills include:

      1. Communication skills
      2. Strategic Thinking
      3. Creative problem solving 
      4. Leadership skills

      These results are not surprising. Our schools do not have sufficient resources and expertise to build a strong foundation in these areas.

      At Power of Words Academy, we aim to fill this gap, by teaching students to be critical thinkers and strong communicators.

      If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit our website (powerofwordsacademy.ca) or message us.



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