deals with suicide openly. While this is done gently and not in a graphic way, the material may be upsetting for some students. We ask that you ensure the availability of whatever counselling services your school normally provides when this kind of sensitive material is being dealt with. (Pages 3 and 4 of the content advisory
provide information about some public resources that may be helpful).
Given this sensitive subject matter, The Grizzlies is not suitable for students to view independently if they are learning from home. Because the content of the film could be triggering for some students, they need to be fully supported by counsellors and other caring adults before, during and after the screening.
Since viewing the film may lead to disclosures by children or youth in your classroom or group, it may be prudent to familiarize yourself with the mandatory and legal steps within your province, organization or school regarding your duty to report.
We also ask that specific consideration be given to your Indigenous students – many of whom may be affected by intergenerational trauma – for whom this material may be particularly upsetting. It is important to ensure that their viewing experience is a safe one. Again, this should involve whatever supports your school has in place for such instances, whether it be counsellors who specialize in Indigenous cultural sensitivities, or the option for Indigenous students to opt out of the screening, or other measures.
Before proceeding, please read through the detailed content advisory
for this film.