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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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

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

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.

Events Throughout Canada

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

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.

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.


Facing History, Canada Advisory Board

Madeleine Levy, Chair

Ronald Hoffman
Amos Key Jr.
Nate Leipciger
Myra Novogrodsky*
Jeff Rayman
Carole Ann Reed*
Max B. Rubin
Rachel Schwartz
Lesley Shore
Betty Ann Taylor*
Jared Trotman
Michael Uster
Sharon Weintraub
Margaret Wells*
Margie Wolfe*

* Emeritus

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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.

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