Joanne Culley Media Productions

Joanne Culley Media Productions

Joanne Culley has been producing DVDs for many markets, including education, broadcast, corporate, government and non-profit organizations, for over twenty years. Winner of the Media/Television Award "In Celebration of Women", her productions have aired on Bravo!, CBC and Rogers Cable.

Joanne Culley is skilled at developing, researching and writing scripts in consultation with the client or client team, interviewing subjects for on-screen appearances, and coordinating the production from beginning to end.

Her productions include: Be My Baby, about the challenges of being a teen parent, Put the Brakes on Bullying, to end violence in schools, Volunteers for Life, about the importance of youth volunteering, Breaking New Ground: Contemporary Canadian Architecture, Storyteller: Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, and more. Other productions include profiles of award-winning businesses which have aired on Rogers Cable.

Viewer's guides, training manuals, brochures, newsletters, articles and books are some of the print materials that can be produced along with your media productions, or on their own.

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Winner of Media/Television Award for York Region
Be my baby

"Being a mom with a new baby is scary. It's like babysitting for a really long time. We don't have enough money to get through to the end of the month because my daughter's diapers are so expensive. People tend to look down on you when you're a teen parent." Kirsten, one of the teen parents featured in Be My Baby.

Be My Baby tells the story of five teen parents, three young women and two young men, who have become parents at a young age. They speak about the responsibilities they have, the difficulties they encounter daily while trying to stay in school, work, or take care of their children. Interspersed with these stories are comments from people who connect with the teens: teachers, a social worker and public health nurse. Viewers also follow high school students who take home the "Baby Think It Over" Doll, which simulates a real baby, while they are caring for them. While the teen parents love their children, they all agree it would have been better to wait, to have been more careful in their relationships and become parents at a later age.

Be my baby

"Be My Baby is a no-nonsense, twenty-four minute video that does not hesitate to present the reality of being a parent while still attending high school - highly recommended."

Canadian Materials magazine

"Be My Baby is a good discussion starter and will serve as an eye-opener about the realities of parenthood."

School Library Journal

24 min. Includes teacher's guide. Grade 8 to adult. Available as DVD or video, please specify.

$44.95 + HST $5.84 + $10 shipping & handling ($15 international s & h) = $60.79 (or $65.79 international).

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"Volunteering, getting involved in the community, sets a sort of foundation. We need to experience more to get us ready for the world, to give us life skills. Once you start volunteering, you will notice that you will become more self-confident." Arthur, a student speaking in Volunteers for Life

Volunteers

Volunteers for Life presents the stories of several young people who volunteer in a variety of organizations in their communities, such as a hospital, animal shelter, school, cultural institution, environmental project and service club. They speak about the nature of their work and what the experience brings to them and others. They meet new people, learn communication and leadership skills, as well as work-related skills such as project management. Viewers will be inspired to discover how they can contribute in a meaningful way to improving the community around them. Especially suitable for use in high school Civics classes as a component for the mandatory 40-hour community service requirement in high schools in Ontario, and other provinces.

"Volunteers for Life would make a great resource for use in Guidance and sessions on the community involvement requirement as well as in the Grade 10 Career Studies and Civics courses."

Ontario School Counsellors' Association

"Viewing Volunteers for Life could serve as a fine catalyst for a class discussion concerning volunteer opportunities within the viewers' community. The video's particular strength with its intended teen audience is that it lets adolescents carry a good portion of the commentary...and they are effective spokespeople."

Canadian Materials magazine

"This program could be used best as a promotional aid to encourage students to volunteer in their communities or in life skills classes, and would be most effective for middle or younger high school students."

School Library Journal

23 min. Includes teacher's guide. Grade 6 to adult. Available as DVD or video, please specify.

$44.95 + HST $5.84 + $10 shipping & handling ($15 international s & h) = $60.79 (or $65.79 international).

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Nominated for International Policing Award

Put the Brakes on Bullying

“My friends and I watched an older guy punch a guy from my class in the eye. We didn’t do anything to stop it, and afterwards we felt really bad about it.” Ticia, a student speaking in Put the Brakes on Bullying.

Put the Brakes on Bullying focuses on identifying bullying in all its forms, its impact on victims and families, and what adults and children can do to prevent it from happening. The differences in bullying done by boys and girls are shown, with children themselves talking about their experiences. Viewers also hear from teachers, psychologists, teachers, a police officer youth worker and others who offer their insights. Dramatized bullying situations show the wide range of forms that bullying can take, such as extortion of money, physical violence and exclusion. The importance of adult intervention and the need to ensure children’s safety in their environments is stressed.

23 min. Includes teacher’s guide. Grade 6 to adult. Available as video or DVD, please specify.

$44.95 + HST $5.84 + $10 shipping & handling ($15 international s & h) = $60.79 (or $65.79 international).

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Voices against violence

"I think of violence as the use of power to control and abuse others. It could be physical violence, emotional, psychological, economic - it's a way of breaking down someone's spirit and hurting them physically." Lynn Zimmer, Executive Director, Peterborough YWCA

Produced by students from the Peaceful Communities Youth Working Group, Voices Against Violence is meant to reduce incidents of violence in schools. The students prepared a list of questions and set out to do research among their peers, younger students, teachers and community leaders. Youths on screen talk about their solutions to violence, peer mediation, counselling younger students about bullying and how fights among students should not become entertainment for others. Students talk about reducing violence by handling situations differently and not choosing violence as a solution.

11 min. Includes teacher's guide. Grade 8 to adult. Available as DVD or video, please specify.

$19.95 + HST $2.50 + $10 shipping & handling ($15 international s & h) = $32.45. (or $37.45 international).

(Proceeds from the sale of this production go to the Peaceful Communities project.)

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"When an activity raises threats of harm to the environment or human health, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect re lationships are not fully established scientifically."

Better safe than sorry

Over the last 50 years, approximately 80,000 synthetic chemicals have come into commercial production, with hundreds more being added every year. Better Safe than Sorry is a 30-minute DVD and resource guide aimed at parents of young children who want to ensure that their indoor environments are as safe as possible for their children. The program includes interviews with experts such as Dr. Gideon Koren, founder and director of the Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, who speaks about the harmful effects of exposures to certain chemicals on fetuses and young children. Parents are advised to go through their homes, identifying and removing any cleaners, pesticides, toys, personal care and baby care products that contain toxic chemicals.

Produced by the Center of Education for Children's Health and the Environment, directed and written by Joanne Culley.

To order, please go to www.ceche.net

 

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Green Communities Canada

“The most environmentally friendly energy is the energy that you don’t use,” says Don Eaton, Quality Assurance Manager, Green Communities Canada

With the rising costs of energy, everyone wants to make their home more energy efficient. These videos can help you decide what improvements you can make to your home to save money and help reduce climate change.

Click on the links below to view the videos on YouTube:

Home Energy Assessment

Retrofitting Heritage Homes

House as a System

Planning Energy Retrofits

Solar Retrofit