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.

See Indigenous Educators Inspire Students to Create Change!

News and Announcements

November 15, 2021

Facing History and Ourselves announces that Jill Garling will succeed Julie Abrams Leff as Chair of the Board of Directors.

April 30, 2021

Our updated look retains our heritage but in a digitally-optimized design that will stand out in a crowd, amplify our voice, and reach new audiences.

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. 

May 09, 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...

April 04, 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.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom.

    Online
2021

December

  • 8
    Facing Hate: Antisemitism and Ideas of Race
    Online
    Webinar
    7:00–8:00 PM ET
    6:00–7:00 PM CT
    5:00–6:00 PM MT
    4:00–5:00 PM PT 

     

    Facing Hate: Antisemitism, Race, and White Supremacy

    Understanding how concepts of race intersect with antisemitism is a critical task as we work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools.  Animosity against Jews took on a racial narrative when the first “Purity of Blood” laws were enacted against the Jewish community of Spain in 1449 and this idea continues to feed antisemitic ideologies today.  
    Online
    December 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 13
    Jewish Education Partner School Meet Up
    Online
    Workshop
    $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.

    Meet Up for Partner School Educators in Jewish Settings

    This regular meet-up is a networking and learning opportunity designed for educators in Facing History’s Jewish Education partner schools.

    December 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
2022

January

  • 6
    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    $0.00

    The live sessions for this mini-course take place on Zoom.
    January 13, 20, 27, and February 3. 
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (CT)
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)

    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for an online mini-course. Our four sessions professional learning series will help you explore antisemitism from its ancient roots to contemporary manifestations. It will also offer classroom ready resources and teaching strategies to help your students recognize and stand up against hatred and bigotry.

    January 6, 2022 - February 3, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    January 12–13, 2022
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ET)
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CT)
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT)
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online
  • 25
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    January 25, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 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 the History and Legacies of Canada’s Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.

    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
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    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022

February

  • 10
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. This online is directed towards educators in 7th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.

    Online
    February 10, 2022 - March 23, 2022

March

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 3
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    March 3–4, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

April

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    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 11
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    April 11–12, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    April 11, 2022 - April 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

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Videos

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

Stolen Lives: The Charge of Genocide and the Residential Schools

Various scholars, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, discuss the charge of genocide regarding the Residential School system in Canada and its effects.

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.

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Since 1981, we've provided educational resources and support to almost 7,000 teachers in 816 schools across Canada.  These educators have reached upwards of 430,000 students who are now empowered to stand up in the face of injustice.

With your help, we can reach more!

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Toronto ON M5J 2T6

Phone: 416-901-3831

Executive Director: Leora Schaefer
Advisory Board Chair: Madeleine Levy

 

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