Beginning a New School Year in Canada

August 31, 2016

Dear Friends:

As the school year begins for teachers, administrators, students, and parents, we wanted to take a moment and welcome you into the new year.

We realize that the classroom is not immune to current events and many students have questions about how to interpret the world around them. Facing History is proud to be a partner with schools to help teachers guide these conversations. Our tools have become a valuable resource for educators and community leaders who are committed to empowering students to become informed, engaged, and active citizens in our democracy.

We have a number of timely and relevant ways for you to stay connected with us and make the school year the best it can be. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our blogs, Facing Canada and Facing Today. These blogs bring together communities of mindful and creative educators, students, and thought leaders who are exploring topics and issues at the heart of our work.

This summer we offered our first three-day seminar for our newest classroom resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. Throughout this upcoming year we will continue on the path of reconciliation and offer professional development opportunities focused on this important history. We encourage you to check out our calendar and join us at events on this and other important topics. There will be both in-person and online opportunities.

Finally, we’re excited to share some exciting initiatives that we have planned this year. Check out the list below!

Most of all, we hope you take time to read, reflect, and participate with us this coming school year. We’re looking forward to another great year with you!


Leora Schaefer
Director, Canada
Facing History and Ourselves

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