Canada

Sine 1981, our Toronto-based team has provided professional development and resources to 4,354 educators; reaching over 282,800 students in 618 schools across Canada.


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.

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Find out what we've got going on locally and how you can help us grow our work throughout Canada.

Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools examines the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

Find projects, activities, resources, and inspiration from educators across Canada who are integrating Facing History in their classrooms.

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Events Throughout Canada

Professional Development

2018

December

  • 14
    Engaging Adolescents in a Study of the Holocaust (Calgary)
    Workshop
    Alberta

    Engaging Adolescents in a Study of the Holocaust (Calgary, Alberta)

    How can educators engage adolescents in a study of the Holocaust in a way that deepens their critical thinking, empathy, ethical reasoning and civic engagement? Join Facing History and Ourselves in an interactive workshop to learn strategies, resources and an approach that engages students in wrestling with human behaviour, roles and choices in history -  and invites students to make connections to the civic choices they make today.
    Calgary JCC
    1607 - 90th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB T2V 4V7
    12.14.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2019

June

  • 24
    Foundations for Genocide Studies: HHB (Vancouver)
    Seminar
    British Columbia
    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.

    Foundations for Genocide Studies: Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Vancouver)

    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 history of a genocide 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.
    6.24.19 - 6.26.19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Simon Fraser University Campus
    Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Canada Back to School Message

In this, back to school message for Canadian educators, Executive Director, Leora Schaefer and Senior Program Associate, Jasmine Wong share some back to school ideas, and highlight some new initiatives for the 2018-2019 school year.

Facing History in 60 Seconds

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.

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.

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Facing History, Canada Advisory Board

Lesley Shore, Chair

Ronald Hoffman
Amos Key Jr.
Nate Leipciger
Madeleine Levy
Myra Novogrodsky*
Jeff Rayman
Carole Ann Reed*
Betty Ann Taylor*
Jared Trotman
Michael Uster
Sharon Weintraub
Margaret Wells*
Margie Wolfe*

* Emeritus

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Since 1981, we've provided teachers in schools across Canada with educational resources and support.
These educators have reached hundreds of thousands of students who are now empowered to stand up in the face of injustice.

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