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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News and Announcements

January 11, 2019

Check out this collection of our top offerings from 2018. The classroom resources, events and learning opportunities are still relevant and engaging today. 

Events Throughout Canada

Professional Development

2019

March

  • 25
    Teaching History with Life Stories
    Ontario
    Workshop
    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.

    Teaching History with Life Stories: Integrating Memoir and Testimony from the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools into Your Classroom

    In this workshop, we will explore resources and strategies for using personal testimonies to teach about the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Survivor memoirs and testimonies help students more deeply appreciate and empathize with the human and inhuman dimensions of important moments in history.
    March 25, 2019
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    UofT Faculty of Education (UTS Building)
    Room 33
    371 Bloor Street West (Spadina & Bloor)
    Toronto, ON M5S 2R7

June

  • 24
    Foundations for Genocide Studies: HHB (Vancouver)
    British Columbia
    Seminar
    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.
    June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Simon Fraser University Campus
    Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

August

  • 20
    Stolen Lives Summer Seminar
    Ontario
    Seminar
    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

    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.
    August 20, 2019 - August 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Evergreen Brick Works
    Blake's Room, The Centre for Green Cities (2F)
    550 Bayview Avenue
    Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

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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.

With your help, we can reach more!

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Facing History and Ourselves, Canada
425 University Ave. Suite 502
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1T6
Canada

Phone: 416-901-3831 ext. 222

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