About | Facing History & Ourselves
Facing History & Ourselves
Canadian classroom of students and teacher.


Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Learn more about our Canada-specific programs and offerings.

Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools

Explore our online resource on the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

Transforming Classrooms 

Since 1981, Facing History’s Toronto-based entity has equipped middle and high school educators in Canada with first-rate professional development that integrates the study of history and literature with ethical decision making. 

As communities across Canada become increasingly diverse, we provide educators with tools to promote empathy and respect, and to create inclusive and equitable classroom environments that encourage conversations around race, justice, and identity

Reconciling Canada’s Past & Present

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, Facing History has been preparing educators to examine the Indian Residential Schools and their lasting effects on Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Since 2015, our resource Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools has helped students learn and engage honestly with this painful era in Canadian history, while helping educators decolonize schools across Canada.

Our Board of Directors

Rachel Schwartz, Chair

Betty Ann Taylor, Secretary
Mariel Gonzales, Treasurer
Anne-Marie Fitzgerald, Director
Margaret Wells, Director
Ronald Hoffman, Director
Nate Leipciger, Director
Jeff Rayman, Director
Max B. Rubin, Director
Lesley Shore, Director
Michael Uster, Director
Sharon Weintraub, Director
Allan Wong, Director


99% of teachers surveyed would recommend Facing History professional to their colleagues.

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