About | 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 
Marel Gonzales, Treasurer 
Anne-Marie Fitzgerald, Director 
Margaret Wells, Director 
Madeleine Levy, Director
Ronald Hoffman, Director
Amos Key Jr., Director 
Nate Leipciger, Director 
Jeff Rayman, Director 
Max B. Rubin, Director 
Lesley Shore, Director 
Jared Trotman , Director 
Michael Uster, Director 
Sharon Weintraub, Director 


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

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