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Our office in Toronto provides professional development and resources to more than 2,798 educators across Canada.

Our Toronto-based office has provided professional development to Canadian teachers since 1981, becoming a Canadian registered charity in 2008. We now provide nearly 3,000 teachers across Canada with training and resources, reaching more than 150,000 students each year.

As communities across Canada become increasingly diverse, educators are asking for tools to promote empathy, respect, and create a safe classroom environment that encourages conversations about difficult issues. Our invaluable partnerships with school board administrators and educators enable us to provide educators with the tools, strategies, and resources for students to explore themes of prejudice, judgment and justice, and civic responsibility.

See more of our work in our Canada Profile

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Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
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Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools

Our groundbreaking resource provides educators with an examination of the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

Download the resource today!

Upcoming Events

2017

March

  • 1
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.1.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 4
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    Workshop
    Manitoba
    10.00 CAD

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools

    In this workshop participants will be introduced to the classroom resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. They will gain useful strategies for bringing this difficult history of the residential schools into the classroom.
    3.4.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Manitoba Education and Training
    1567 Dublin Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J5
  • 8
    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.8.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 15
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.15.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 22
    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Student Summit: Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking will give your students the opportunity to join a virtual classroom and meet with an experienced journalist to explore the challenges of sorting fact from fiction in the digital age. This is part one of a two-part series about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    3.22.17
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April

  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.
    4.6.17 - 5.10.17
  • 6
    Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Student Summit: Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online

    The Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online will engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images. This is the second event in the two-part series exploring key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    4.6.17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.
    4.24.17 - 4.28.17

May

  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

August

  • 1
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools Summer Seminar

    Learn about Facing History’s new Canadian resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. This seminar will introduce educators to strategies and resources that will engage students in learning about this important history, while connecting to the devastating effects the residential schools have had on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.
    8.1.17 - 8.3.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 14
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for teachers of history and other social sciences, English, arts, media, philosophy, and politics.
    8.14.17 - 8.16.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 23
    CHC2 Canadian History Seminar
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens Seminar

    What is Canada? Who is considered Canadian? How do these beliefs impact society and how have they changed over time? What are the rights and responsibilities of Canadians? How does Canada’s past inform current cultural, social, economic, and political issues? These and other questions will be at the core of this seminar which examines Canada’s history and concepts of identity and membership.  
    8.23.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto, ON

News from Across Canada

September 7, 2016

Facing History’s first Canadian educator resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools draws attention to the history of residential schools and their impact on the indigenous communi

August 5, 2016

CBC News in Canada covered Facing History and Ourselves' first-ever “Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and The Indian Residential Schools” three-day seminar for educators.

July 10, 2016

Longtime friend of Facing History and Ourselves and Holocaust survivor, Nate Leipciger, visited Auschwitz earlier this month with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mr.

July 4, 2016

Facing History and Ourselves’ new guide, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools, will be soon integrated into classroom curricula and material at Duke Academy in Ontario. 

December 5, 2015

In the not-so-distant past, Canadian First Nations and Inuit children were taken from their families and forced into residential schools where they suffered years of abuse.

More Videos

Toronto Students Experience the Art of Samuel Bak

This film features students coming together conducting meaningful conversations about complex topics that emerge from four different Facing History classrooms studying the artwork of Samuel Bak. Students were tasked to interpret Bak's use of symbolism, and to manifest both personal and historical interpretations and questions in their own studio and performance art with the goal of creating change in the world. Student artwork was featured at the Al Green Gallery in Toronto.

Spoken Word Poem “Peace Seeker” by Dakota B.

Dakota takes us on a journey through her experience in her Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity class. She shares the ideas that she chooses to hold to in order to make her world a better place. This performance concludes a 2013 Facing History and Ourselves course, where students from Toronto and Hamilton secondary schools worked with four local spoken word artists to produce spoken word poems in response to what they were learning. These poems are meant to inspire us to think, to connect, and to begin conversations. The “Stand Up, Speak Out" event is presented by Facing History and Ourselves at the Signy and Cleophee Eaton Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Nate Leipciger: A Video Tribute

Facing History and Ourselves students and educators speak about the impact of Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger on their teaching and learning.

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