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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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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

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
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
    246 Bloor Street West
    Room 720 (7th floor)
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V4
  • 8
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Ontario
    0.00 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.

    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    George Brown College
    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
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.)
    Room 8220 (8th floor)
    252 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

News from Across Canada

May 9, 2017

High school students from five schools across the GTA gathered at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto on Tuesday April 25th to present ideas at a community summit on how to integrate Indigenous culture at their schools.

The community summit was the final stage of Decolonizing Schools Together, an initiative organized by Facing History. Read more about the community summit in this recent article in The Torontoist.

March 5, 2017

Facing History Canada's Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada workshop received coverage from CBC News.

April 4, 2017

Kim Wheatley, an Anishnaabe and descendant of residential school survivors, recently spoke to students at Peel schools using Facing History's Stolen Lives resource.

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.

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Michael Pitblado of Leahurst College - Kingston, ONT

Students use graphic storytelling to express historical understanding about an upstander of their choosing. They experience empathy by generating discussions about the choices people have made in the past and those we face today.

Toronto Students Experience the Art of Samuel Bak

In the process of creating performance and studio art pieces, watch Toronto students use literature, history, and the symbolism-rich artwork of Samuel Bak to engage in meaningful conversations about how they can create change in the world.

Spoken Word Poem “Peace Seeker” by Dakota B.

Using the experience of her Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity class, Dakota shares how she chooses to hold on to certain ideas to make her world a better place. She performs at the Facing History and Ourselves 2013 "Stand Up, Speak Out" event.

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