EDUCATE. EMPOWER. ENGAGE.

HATELESS is a volunteer powered initiative bringing positive messages through music and interactive presentations. Our mission is to spread the message of love, hope and acceptance while providing audiences with useful resources about bullying, mental health, positive relationships and more.

HATELESS HAS REACHED OVER

STUDENTS WORLDWIDE

ABOUT US

We are a group of speakers and musicians who use our gifts and experiences to educate, empower and engage students of all ages.

We use music and fun, interactive activities to inspire, uplift, and make a difference in the lives of others.

The HATELESS School Tour was the brainchild of co-founders Sangeetha Nair and Winnipeg-based R&B singer Flo. The duo were moved by the tragic stories of teens Amanda Todd and Retaeh Parsons, who died by suicide after being bullied.

Nair, an event organizer and mental health advocate was inspired by Flo’s song “Hateless” to create a school tour, using the song as its theme.
Launched in 2013, HATELESS has reached out to over 25,000 students worldwide.
The Manitoba and Ontario Ministries of Education have endorsed the song to be used as a resource in classrooms. “Hateless” has become an anti-bullying anthem in schools throughout North America.



SPEAKERS

Topic: Homophobic bullying

Duncan is currently doing his first year at the University of Winnipeg pursuing Theatre and Film. His field of expertise lies within the performing arts in both drama and music. His hobbies include playing the guitar and juggling.
Being a speaker with the Hateless team has given him the opportunity to speak out against homophobic bullying. He recently spoke at the Pembina Trails Human Rights Project at the Investors Group Stadium in Winnipeg. Duncan was also named CBC’s 40 under 40.

“Since my first speech I’ve learnt to think differently about bullies and about the entire topic of bullying. I was shown that victims aren’t the only ones that need help. Bullies do what they do because they are battling their own demons and picking on others is a way to cope. I believe that no one is born bad but sometimes people lose their way. It’s up to us, the educators, the informers, to help these people. We have to do all we can to stop bullying.”


Topics:

  • Drug/alcohol prevention
  • Teens Against Drunk Driving Training
  • Self-Harm Prevention
  • Body Image
  • Friends For Life Training
  • Teen Talk Training

 

Tara Green recently graduated from grade 12 at the Warren Collegiate Institute in Warren, Manitoba. She has experienced bullying since she was in Kindergarten. Green has used her experience to empower other students by being a Teen Talk peer supporter.

She addresses issues on mental health and depression. Green has spearheaded several student groups like Gay Straight Alliance, Teens Against Drunk Driving. Tara was awarded the 2015 CMHA Heroes of Mental Health in the RBC Believe in Youth Award category. Read about her nomination here.

Topic: Cyber-Bullying

Driven by life and inspired by music, Chelsea is a singer/songwriter. The University of Manitoba student sings with the Winnipeg Youth Chorus and is also an executive member. Chelsea believes that even when broken music heals. Her favourite quote is: “When words fail, music speaks.”

Chelsea had been a victim of cyber-bullying when she was in high school. Since joining the Hateless team as a speaker, she has become a more confident young woman who has become a role model to many younger students and peers who have looked up to her for guidance. Chelsea received the Youth Peace Medal in 2013 from the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg, and in 2015 was named a Manitoba Hero.

“Being a speaker at Hateless has inspired me to help youth. I love when someone comes up to me to share their experience with bullying and I can give them advice on how to create a better environment for themselves. It has given me confidence and courage to finally help stand up for others who don’t feel comfortable speaking up for themselves.”


Topic: The Carson Shields Story (Hazing in Sports)

At an early age, Carson knew that hockey was his true passion. When Carson moved on to junior hockey, he experienced a hazing that sent his life into a downward spiral. He was traded all across Canada, eight teams in total, before leaving the game in 2009.

After his junior hockey career was over, Carson struggled in day to day life, constantly wrestling with what happened to him during his experience with hazing. Carson is determined to make sure what happened to him never happens again to anyone, in any sport. He set up an e-mail account receiving hundreds of messages from athletes sharing their experience in a wide variety of sports.

Corresponding with these athletes and in some cases, their parents Carson offered support for what they had been through. Carson was recently named a Manitoba Hero for his efforts.


Topic: Recovery from Addiction

Roland Vandal knew he had to start giving back. Several years ago, at a low point in his life, he decided to end it by taking a drug overdose. Incredibly, he survived and decided to turn his life around.

Since that fateful day, Vandal has completely changed his whole outlook and attitude on life. After getting the help he needed, first from family and friends and then treatment, he turned to helping others.

Today, Vandal uses his life story coupled with his love of boxing to connect with people and help transform their lives. Vandal is an experiential speaker with Breaking the Chain, an organization whose mission is to bring awareness to youth and adults of the problems we face daily and that they’re not alone. He also provides options for facing fears and adversities and how together we can make it through.

In addition to his speaking engagements, Vandal has obtained clearance to volunteer at correctional institutions, where he offers his services as a life coach with the focus on male mentoring, and speaks occasionally at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.


Topics:

  • Don’t give in to online peer pressure

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Topic: Cyber Safety

Loizza Aquino is a grade 11 student at Vincent Massey Collegiate. Loizza recently lost one of her best friends to suicide, which has pushed her to create more conversation and awareness for mental health.

In May, Loizza started a group called Peace of Mind 204. Along with her friends they planned an event called YAMIS, which was dedicated to creating more conversation in hopes to take the first step of ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. From grade 6-9 she participated in a student technology advocacy group which spoke at many different high schools, middle schools, school division boards, and parent councils.

She is passionate about helping others in any way she can, whether it is online safety, mental health, people in developing countries, or people who may be less fortunate and struggling.

 


Motivational Speaker

For years, she was bullied in school to the point where she wanted to end her life. Today, she works two jobs, is an amputee athlete, and a motivational speaker. One of Manitoba’s most recognized para-athletes, she was ranked #8 of Ace Burpee’s 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans, and was named CTV’s “Sports Star of the Week.” When she sets her mind on a goal, she delivers. With 52 races under her belt and more to go, she believes in giving her best. She believes that you win when you choose to be unstoppable.

 

Adam was diagnosed at 12, but, when his mom told him he was Autistic, he thought that meant he predisposed to being an artist. Growing up he had a really hard time fitting in because of his Aspergers, therefore, he was often bullied. He would often say or do the wrong thing without realizing it, because of his inability to read body and tonal language. As a result, he was bullied so much a crash test dummy would be like man, you’ve got it rough. Yet, he was in self-denial about his Aspergers. Every year, he thought this was the year that he turned his social life around.
As an adult, he has been able to come to terms with his Autism through stand-up comedy. Since then, he has got a Masters in Library Science, made friends, gone on dates and written a book about his experiences on the Autism spectrum called “I’ve got Aspergers, so I’m better than you. Shh… don’t tell mom!” in which he tries to challenge the status quo and how people view Autism. He has also written Fringe shows about his experiences such as “Aspergers: a tale of a social misfit”; and Aspergers: a social misfit at work. Adam wants to educate kids about Autism and give people on the spectrum hope and help other people understand Autism better.

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

The HATELESS Experience uses guest and motivational speakers, music, videos, facilitated role playing, individual and group activities, personal stories, slides, multi-media and visuals to deliver the HATELESS message and topics.

Topics can also be delivered from a Biblical perspective for churches or Christian schools.

HATELESS Topics include Bullying Prevention; Diversity; Mental Health; Healthy Body Image; Addictions; Self-Harm Reduction; Healthy Relationships and Family Life Units; Self-Esteem Building; Career Exploration; Anger Management and Conflict Resolution; Stress and Time Management; Money Management.

Workshops for camps or full-day events bring a fuller, richer and deeper experience to your group. Activities include Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT); Drama and Acting; Cooking; Music and Songwriting; Leadership and Team Building.

Contact us for more information.


TESTIMONIALS

This presentation exceeded our expectations. Our students want the Hateless tour to come back!!
2015-08-14T18:38:44+00:00
This presentation exceeded our expectations. Our students want the Hateless tour to come back!!
The Hateless presentation gave us practical application for our lives. Because of Hateless, we are reminded to speak up when we see a person being treated unfairly. We also have a helpful guide to help determine if a joke is sincerely a joke or if it's crossing the line to bullying.

Leanne Neufeld

2015-08-14T18:37:16+00:00

Leanne Neufeld

The Hateless presentation gave us practical application for our lives. Because of Hateless, we are reminded to speak up when we see a person being treated unfairly. We also have a helpful guide to help determine if a joke is sincerely a joke or if it's crossing the line to bullying.
Our Students loved the rock star concert (that’s their words). They loved the music and most importantly the Hateless message stuck with them.
2015-08-14T18:40:05+00:00
Our Students loved the rock star concert (that’s their words). They loved the music and most importantly the Hateless message stuck with them.
Hateless has given me so much. Since my first speech I’ve learnt to think differently about bullies and about the entire topic of bullying. I was shown that victims aren’t the only ones that need help. Bullies do what they do because they are battling their own demons and picking on others is a way to cope. I believe that no one is born bad but sometimes people lose their way. It’s up to us, the educators, the informers, to help these people. We have to do all we can to stop bullying.

Duncan Cox

2015-08-14T18:35:16+00:00

Duncan Cox

Hateless has given me so much. Since my first speech I’ve learnt to think differently about bullies and about the entire topic of bullying. I was shown that victims aren’t the only ones that need help. Bullies do what they do because they are battling their own demons and picking on others is a way to cope. I believe that no one is born bad but sometimes people lose their way. It’s up to us, the educators, the informers, to help these people. We have to do all we can to stop bullying.
We have had good family discussion on the information presented and we've been encouraged to put it into practice. We had fun listening to the music and even though it was hard to hear how hurt people felt when they were bullied, it was a good reminder how serious the problem is. If we know how much it hurts to be treated unfairly, it drives us to make a difference in our school and community.

A. Williams

2015-08-14T18:36:24+00:00

A. Williams

We have had good family discussion on the information presented and we've been encouraged to put it into practice. We had fun listening to the music and even though it was hard to hear how hurt people felt when they were bullied, it was a good reminder how serious the problem is. If we know how much it hurts to be treated unfairly, it drives us to make a difference in our school and community.
Your music for the kids at Massey was great. I loved how you interacted with them. You truly have a gift of music and love.

Alana Johnson Main

2015-08-14T18:33:34+00:00

Alana Johnson Main

Your music for the kids at Massey was great. I loved how you interacted with them. You truly have a gift of music and love.
Hey Flo its Emily. I'm in WYC. I just wanted to tell you that next week my school is playing Hateless every morning when we walk into school. We are doing this as part of bullying awareness week. We are all supposed to learn it in choir.

Emily Myers

2015-08-14T18:31:43+00:00

Emily Myers

Hey Flo its Emily. I'm in WYC. I just wanted to tell you that next week my school is playing Hateless every morning when we walk into school. We are doing this as part of bullying awareness week. We are all supposed to learn it in choir.
Thanks for coming to Lake of the Woods School. Your message was amazing....You made a difference in a lot of lives today!

Jennelle Lowes

2015-08-14T18:27:58+00:00

Jennelle Lowes

Thanks for coming to Lake of the Woods School. Your message was amazing....You made a difference in a lot of lives today!
Flo! Ace Burpee just posted a link to your video/song for Hateless, and it is absolutely one of the most incredible songs I have ever heard. I have goosebumps! I hope the world hears this song! You are AMAZING!

Amy Lee

2015-08-14T18:34:24+00:00

Amy Lee

Flo! Ace Burpee just posted a link to your video/song for Hateless, and it is absolutely one of the most incredible songs I have ever heard. I have goosebumps! I hope the world hears this song! You are AMAZING!
This song is going to make a difference! Kids are going to think while they sing this song, kids are going to hang on or speak up because of this song, parents are going to try harder to watch their kids closer or speak up for other kids because of this amazing song!!!

Kristen Smith

2015-08-14T18:29:19+00:00

Kristen Smith

This song is going to make a difference! Kids are going to think while they sing this song, kids are going to hang on or speak up because of this song, parents are going to try harder to watch their kids closer or speak up for other kids because of this amazing song!!!
Hey Flo! I went to your concert last night and you were all amazing! You are an inspiration with reaching your goals (I am still trying to reach my goal after about 11yrs) and I think you are a great role model for everyone of all ages.

Robs Anderson

2015-08-14T18:32:38+00:00

Robs Anderson

Hey Flo! I went to your concert last night and you were all amazing! You are an inspiration with reaching your goals (I am still trying to reach my goal after about 11yrs) and I think you are a great role model for everyone of all ages.
Your song is my new anthem, I was bullied all my life and had a hard time but your song always plays in my mind now. Thank you so much.

Chelsea Amber

2015-08-14T18:30:47+00:00

Chelsea Amber

Your song is my new anthem, I was bullied all my life and had a hard time but your song always plays in my mind now. Thank you so much.
FLO came to my school! She's an amazing live singer!

KittiesBlog

2015-08-14T18:24:37+00:00

KittiesBlog

FLO came to my school! She's an amazing live singer!


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