STUDENTS DIRECTLY IMPACTED
Thanks to people like you, we've been able to deliver Over 500 presentations about bullying prevention, mental health awareness, and youth empowerment to schools (free of charge) and have directly impacted over 125,000 students.
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97 Schools | 10 Provinces | 14 weeks
We work with performers and motivational speakers to develop and deliver performances to provide support and inspiration to youth.
So far, we’ve delivered over 500 presentations to schools across Canada, at no cost to the schools. Each school visit included a 45-minute presentation by our founder and performing partner Elsie Morden, who shares her own experiences with bullying and mental illness through original songs and personal stories.
Today, we’re continuing our efforts of raising awareness for bullying prevention, mental health, and youth empowerment through our tour with Elsie Morden – the 2018 "No Time for That" Tour. We’ll be visiting 97 schools in 10 provinces across the country over the course of 14 weeks.
“Thank you again for the work you are doing and sharing it with us. Here are a few of my thoughts. Your message, marketed as an anti-bullying presentation was that and much more. Your medium of video, story, and song engaged our students and increased their awareness of the need and their choice to treat each other with respect and kindness. More importantly, your "presence," in my opinion, is the key to your message of personal empowerment. You take the often-overused phrase of anti-bullying and transform it into a powerful mantra of resilience and hope. Who you have become in the face of personal attack, is the medium and the message, that holds the possibility to empower everyone who comes to the "No Time for That” Tour presentation. Thank you again.”
Shaun Friesen - Principal
MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY EDUCATION CENTRE
"The “No Time for That” Tour was engaging for all students, with a range of stories, visuals, and music that offers something for everyone. Elsie was relatable, energetic and youthful, and helped create a ‘safe environment’ for students to participate in. The messages were important, empowering and, most importantly, uplifting! We’d recommend this experience for anyone wishing to explore bullying, self- care and coping with conflict, as these are universal messages for all!"
Robin Legge - Principal
NORTHEAST KINGS EDUCATION CENTRE
"The “No Time for That” presentation paints a vivid picture of the bullying she endured as an adolescent that resonated in the minds and hearts of our students. Through personal vignettes along with her music and kind heart, she explains that we all need to stand up against unkind acts. We need to embrace and reassure our self that we are good so that we can develop and maintain a healthy sense of identity. She also explores ways that she combated anxiety, depression and other barriers to personal acceptance. You need to make time for “No Time for That” anti-bullying presentation by Elsie!"
Kevin Veinot - Principal
SEPTEMBER 10th, 2018 - DECEMBER 14th, 2018
St. Catharines, ON
Niagara Falls, ON
St. Jacobs, ON
St. George, NB
Shediac Cape, NB
St. Margaret’s Bay, NS
Québec City, QC
St. Lambert, QC
South River, ON
Gilbert Plains, MB
Pitt Meadows, BC
Maple Ridge, BC
West Vancouver, BC
Red Deer, AB
Moose Jaw, SK
Fort Qu’Appelle, SK
Thunder Bay, ON
St. Louis, PE
Mount Stewart, PE
Terre Noire, NS
St. John’s, NL
Conception Bay South, NL
Port Rexton, NL
King’s Cove, NL
Corner Brook, NL
Are we visiting your city? If so, you can help fund our visit to a school near you.
SCHOOL SPONSOR ($2,500)
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia (4)
Shaw Communications (2)
The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation
Scotiabank - Atlantic Regional Office
RBC (Sherry Taylor + Robert Cann)
CLASS SPONSOR ($250)
Mud Creek Rotary (7)
Long & McQuade (7)
O'Keefe Law (6)
Rotary Club of Alliston (2)
StoneHouseMarketing Solutions, Inc.
Carl's Independent Grocer
Stirling Fruit Farms
Home Depot - New Minas, NS
Andy's Tire - Kingston, NS
Sobey's - Greenwood, NS
Canadian Tire - New Minas, NS
Winner's - New Minas, NS
Hi, I’m Elsie Morden.
I’m the CEO and Founder of the "No Time for That" Tour.
Standing up and singing on a restaurant table at the age of four was the beginning of my journey as an entertainer. Since then, I've always known deep down that I wanted to be a performer. However, it wasn't until my mid-teens that I discovered my true passion for music and public speaking.
Growing up, severe and relentless school bullying was a daily struggle . Being made fun of for my curly hair and good grades, getting called mean names, and being continuously left out are only a few of the unfortunate things that led to the destruction of my confidence and self-esteem.
I would always ask myself 'why me?' I didn't understand why I wasn't good enough. I dreaded going to school, I was so afraid of what would happen next, and by the end of the day I usually found myself crying.
The bullying turned into a vicious cycle that I thought I would never escape.
After I was punched in the face, I realized things needed to change. Despite the overwhelming hard times and an ongoing battle with depression and an anxiety disorder, I refused to accept defeat and eventually gained the strength to pull through; only becoming more driven than ever to rise above it all.
I found myself turning to music. I would pick up the guitar we had at my house, and I'd start strumming while scribbling my feelings and thoughts down in notebooks. I realized that music was my outlet, it is what makes me happy. Writing and performing is what I love to do, and nothing or no one can take that away from me anymore.
I know how alone, misunderstood, and hurt I felt when I was being bullied, and I also know that there are thousands of others feeling the exact same way I did. No one deserves to feel that way.
Five years and 518 schools later, I've been able to directly impact over 125,000 kids across the country – and I'm just getting started.
You need to, you have to, find that thing or the things in your life that make you happy - the positive, what you love to do, and focus on that. Follow your dreams and surround yourself with people who are going to support your dreams, people who care about you, and accept you for who you are. Don't let people or things bring you down because it is not worth it!
I've learned that it's okay not to be okay. Yes, I have some really bad days, but I also have really good days, and those good days are the days worth fighting for. Positivity is key and so is self-love. I have the strength inside of me to get through absolutely anything, and so do you - never give up!