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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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



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    Kristallnacht: 80 Years Later
    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.

    What Survivor Testimony and Primary accounts Reveal about Kristallnacht

    Join us as we explore multiple sources to uncover what happened on the night of Kristallnacht 80 years ago and the ways in which individuals, communities, and the world responded to the terror and violence.  This workshop will feature primary source texts, scholar videos, and Holocaust survivor Gerda Frieberg’s testimony.
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Don Mills Collegiate Institute
    15 The Donway East
    Room 126
    North York, ON M3C 1X6

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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

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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