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Canada’s no fly list—Alienating the innocent

February 6, 2016| By Craig and Marc Kielburger

Don’t ask Syed Adam Ahmed about the airport. Normally shy but amiable, the six-year-old growls in frustration while his face clouds over like an oncoming hurricane. The little hockey fan from Markham, Ont. is still extremely upset that he almost missed out on attending an NHL game in the U.S. because his name is the […]

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Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children: Secondary Resource Thumbnail
Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children: Secondary Resource

Canada can help invest in solutions that empower our Aboriginal youth.

Date Posted: Feb 12, 2016

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Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children: Elementary Resource Thumbnail
Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children: Elementary Resource

Canada can help invest in solutions that empower our Aboriginal youth.

Date Posted: Feb 12, 2016

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Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children Thumbnail
Stemming the tide of “stolen” Aboriginal children

Canada can help invest in solutions that empower our Aboriginal youth.

Date Posted: Feb 12, 2016

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Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire : Primaire Thumbnail
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire : Primaire

French lesson package to explore food security and understand what makes food healthy and nutritious.

Date Posted: Jan 25, 2016

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WE Scare Hunger: US High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: US High School Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Dec 15, 2015

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WE Scare Hunger: US Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: US Elementary Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Dec 15, 2015

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Health: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Health: Elementary Lesson Package

Discuss health care as a human right and explore global health issues.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Health: Secondary Lesson Package

Discuss health care as a human right and explore global health issues.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Education: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Education: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore how education can serve as a tool for change.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Education: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore how education can serve as a tool for change.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Clean Water and Sanitation: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Clean Water and Sanitation: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore the issue of clean water and discover how it can improve the overall health and livelihood of a person.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Clean Water and Sanitation: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Clean Water and Sanitation: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore the issue of clean water and discover how it can improve the overall health and livelihood of a person.

Date Posted: Dec 10, 2015

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Alternative Income and Livelihood: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Alternative Income and Livelihood: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore the meaning of livelihood and the importance of gender equality.

Date Posted: Dec 3, 2015

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Alternative Income and Livelihood: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore the meaning of livelihood and the importance of gender equality.

Date Posted: Dec 3, 2015

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Social Entrepreneurship: Connecting Communities: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Social Entrepreneurship: Connecting Communities: Secondary Lesson Package

Share the gift of friendship by engaging in social entrepreneurship.

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2015

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Social Entrepreneurship: Connecting Communities: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Social Entrepreneurship: Connecting Communities: Elementary Lesson Package

Share the gift of friendship by engaging in social entrepreneurship.

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2015

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WE Create Change: High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Create Change: High School Lesson Package

Financial literacy is much more than math; engage students through money-based conversations.

Date Posted: Nov 17, 2015

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WE Create Change: Elementary/Middle Schoool Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Create Change: Elementary/Middle Schoool Lesson Package

Financial literacy is much more than math; engage students through money-based conversations.

Date Posted: Nov 17, 2015

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We Are Love: US Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
We Are Love: US Secondary Lesson Package

Engage in the act of sharing and appreciating others around the world.

Date Posted: Nov 13, 2015

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We Are Love: US Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
We Are Love: US Elementary Lesson Package

Engage in the act of sharing and appreciating others around the world.

Date Posted: Nov 13, 2015

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Change the World Through Social Entrepreneurship: US High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
Change the World Through Social Entrepreneurship: US High School Lesson Package

Develop an understanding of business strategies and create a business plan with a social mission.

Date Posted: Oct 8, 2015

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Unis et Responsables: Primaire/Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Responsables: Primaire/Secondaire

Learn about the importance of living sustainably everyday to build a healthy community.

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2015

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WE Volunteer Now: US High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Volunteer Now: US High School Lesson Package

Explore the impact of volunteerism in your community.

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2015

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WE Volunteer Now: US Elementary/Middle School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Volunteer Now: US Elementary/Middle School Lesson Package

Explore the impact of volunteerism in your community.

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2015

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WE Volunteer Now: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Volunteer Now: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore the impact of volunteerism in your community.

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2015

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WE Volunteer Now: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Volunteer Now: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore the impact of volunteerism in your community.

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2015

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WE Take Charge: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Take Charge: Elementary Lesson Package

Bring the issue of sustainability into the classroom and engage students to learn about the importance of living sustainably every day so future generations have the same opportunities that they have.

Date Posted: Sep 1, 2015

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WE Take Charge: Secondary Lesson Package

Learn about the importance of living sustainably everyday to build a healthy community.

Date Posted: Sep 1, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Education Physique Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Education Physique Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will develop an appreciation for the benefits and challenges of living in northern Canada. Proficiency in different sports and activities is often a reflection of environmental conditions, economic means and cultural values, students will teach their peers a new game and skill giving the historical context and purpose of each game.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Histoire (2) Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Histoire (2) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will examine the causes, events and results of the War of 1812. Students will profile influential people and reflect the ways First Nations and Métis People shaped the events of the war.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Arts Visuels Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Arts Visuels Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will gain appreciation for and raise awareness of Aboriginal languages through the creation of informational posters.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Histoire Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Histoire Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will investigate the influence of the natural environment on the development of early civilizations around the world. Specifically, students will examine early First Nations and Inuit civilizations within the geographic regions of Canada eventually comparing these civilizations to that of another continent.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Science de la Nature (2) Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Science de la Nature (2) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the geographic regions of Canada and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who live in them. In small groups they will research the location, types of land forms and waterways, temperature range, seasons, natural resources, plants and animals in the area.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Science de la Nature Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Science de la Nature Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lessons students will review the lifestyles of First Nations and Inuit People before the 17th and 18th centuries. They will examine the positive and negative effects of interactions between European settlers and First Nations and Inuit People. Students will then describe how early contact and the fur trade served the interests of each group and how European influence spread throughout Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Communications Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Communications Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will identify audience and purpose for media texts and produce a creative brief for a new media text.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Anglais Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Anglais Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn the names for animals in a First Nations creation story, and use the appropriate definite articles and pronouns for each animal.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Sciences Humaines (2) Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Sciences Humaines (2) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the wide variety of cultures and traditions that coexist in Canada. Students will investigate their family histories and traditions and learn about Canadian Aboriginal culture and how knowledge and traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. They will then write a short reflection about how cultures collectively contribute to and enrich Canadian society.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Sciences Humaines Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Sciences Humaines Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about early First Nations, Métis and Inuit inventions and discoveries before, or during, the time of European Settlement.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Sciences et Technologies (2) Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Sciences et Technologies (2) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will be introduce to the concept of Mother Earth as portrayed in Inuit art and to understand the needs of livings things.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Sciences et Technologies Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Sciences et Technologies Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the importance of water conservation from an Aboriginal perspective, using the Iroquois philosophy of Seventh Generation stewardship.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale (2) Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale (2) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit People value a legacy of oral tradition. Students will engage in a traditional oral story and discuss the lesson in it intended for future generations.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will listen, retell, and respond to stories of Aboriginal war heroes to honour the contributions of Canada's Aboriginal soldiers.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale Primaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Communication Orale Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn the significance of talking circles for Aboriginal People and learn how to carry out this strategy when discussing important topics.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 The Arts Thumbnail
WST: Grades 7-8 The Arts

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will study the distinct style of Haida art specifically focusing on the significance and purpose of totem poles. They will then apply their learnings by drawing their own totem pole.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 Science and Technology Thumbnail
WST: Grades 7-8 Science and Technology

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine how traditional designs of snowshoes made by Métis, Inuit and First Nations People reduces pressure upon the snow by dispersing weight over a larger area. Students will learn how to calculate pressure by converting metric units into international system of units (SI).

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 7-8 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grade 7-8 Language

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will reflect on the traditional oral stories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in order to identify their strengths as listeners and speakers and then create their own family story.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 History Thumbnail
WST: Grades 7-8 History

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine the role of Louis Riel in Canadian history and answer the question: Should Riel be considered a Father of Confederation? They will use inquiry skills to research the two perspectives of this question. Students will reflect the ways in which Métis People were shaped by Confederation.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 4-6 The Arts (2) Thumbnail
WST: Grades 4-6 The Arts (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will deepen their understanding of First Nations perspectives by learning about the Seven Grandfather Teachings and how they have been depicted through art. Students will apply elements and principles of design found in the Woodland School of Canadian Art to create their own Seven Grandfather Teachings paintings.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 4-6 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grades 4-6 Language

It is important to understand and share out cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together students will learn the Inuit term aulajaaqtut and discover how it applies to the way of life for Canada’s Inuit. They will then identify how this term also relates to their lives and look for ways to increase its application at school and at home.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 4-6 Math Thumbnail
WST: Grade 4-6 Math

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will recognize and apply their knowledge of rectangles and patterns using measurement and fractions.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 4-6 The Arts Thumbnail
WST: Grade 4-6 The Arts

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine a variety of Aboriginal art works. They will make connections between the various forms, styles and traditions and describe how they reflect the diverse cultures, times and places in which they were made.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST:Grades 1-3 The Arts Thumbnail
WST:Grades 1-3 The Arts

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will acquire an understanding and demonstrate their knowledge of the significance of drumming to First Nations culture and beliefs.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grades 1-3 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grades 1-3 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about what life was like for different First Nations and Inuit people prior to European contact: where they lived in the diverse geographical regions of what is now Canada and how they responded to their natural environment. Students will use mapping activities to compare and contrast the lives of early First Nations people to their own lives in present-day Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 2 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 2 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the wide variety of cultures and traditions that coexist in Canada. Students will investigate their family histories and traditions and learn about Canadian Aboriginal culture and how knowledge and traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. They will then write a short reflection about how cultures collectively contribute to and enrich Canadian society.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 3 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 3 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about early First Nations, Métis and Inuit inventions and discoveries before, or during, the time of European Settlement.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 1 Science and Technology Thumbnail
WST: Grade 1 Science and Technology

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will be introduce to the concept of Mother Earth as portrayed in Inuit art and to understand the needs of livings things.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 3 Science and Technology Thumbnail
WST: Grade 3 Science and Technology

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the importance of water conservation from an Aboriginal perspective, using the Iroquois philosophy of Seventh Generation stewardship.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 3 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grade 3 Language

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit People value a legacy of oral tradition. Students will engage in a traditional oral story and discuss the lesson in it intended for future generations.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 8 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 8 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about inspirational Aboriginal Canadians through the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Students will demonstrate skills in the areas of oral communication, reading and writing as they communicate the achievements of their assigned winner.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 7 Physical Education Thumbnail
WST: Grade 7 Physical Education

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will develop an appreciation for the benefits and challenges of living in northern Canada. Proficiency in different sports and activities is often a reflection of environmental conditions, economic means and cultural values, students will teach their peers a new game and skill giving the historical context and purpose of each game.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 2 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grade 2 Language

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will listen, retell, and respond to stories of Aboriginal war heroes to honour the contributions of Canada's Aboriginal soldiers.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 7 History Thumbnail
WST: Grade 7 History

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine the causes, events and results of the War of 1812. Students will profile influential people and reflect the ways First Nations and Métis People shaped the events of the war.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 8 Geography Thumbnail
WST: Grade 8 Geography

It is important to understand and share out cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together students will understand the diversity of lifestyles between the First Nations and Métis communities in western Canada in the 1890s. Students will recognize that members of a community are diverse, but have similar needs and rely on similar resources.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 4 The Arts Thumbnail
WST: Grade 4 The Arts

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will gain appreciation for and raise awareness of Aboriginal languages through the creation of informational posters.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 5 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 5 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will investigate the influence of the natural environment on the development of early civilizations around the world. Specifically, students will examine early First Nations and Inuit civilizations within the geographic regions of Canada eventually comparing these civilizations to that of another continent.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 6 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 6 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lessons students will review the lifestyles of First Nations and Inuit People before the 17th and 18th centuries. They will examine the positive and negative effects of interactions between European settlers and First Nations and Inuit People. Students will then describe how early contact and the fur trade served the interests of each group and how European influence spread throughout Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 4 Social Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 4 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage: In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the geographic regions of Canada and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who live in them. In small groups they will research the location, types of land forms and waterways, temperature range, seasons, natural resources, plants and animals in the area.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 6 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grade 6 Language

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will identify audience and purpose for media texts and produce a creative brief for a new media text.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 1 Language Thumbnail
WST: Grade 1 Language

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage: In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn the significance of talking circles for Aboriginal People and learn how to carry out this strategy when discussing important topics.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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WST: Grade 5 French Thumbnail
WST: Grade 5 French

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn the names for animals in a First Nations creation story, and use the appropriate definite articles and pronouns for each animal.

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Droits Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Droits Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn how human rights legislation and the courts attempt to balance majority and minority rights.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Francais (4) Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Francais (4) Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about inspirational Aboriginal Canadians through the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Students will demonstrate skills in the areas of oral communication, reading and writing as they communicate the achievements of their assigned winner.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Geographie (2) Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Geographie (2) Secondaire

It is important to understand and share out cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together students will understand the diversity of lifestyles between the First Nations and Métis communities in western Canada in the 1890s. Students will recognize that members of a community are diverse, but have similar needs and rely on similar resources.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Histoire (2) Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Histoire (2) Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will explore the challenges and events faced by Aboriginal People throughout history. Students will examine the social, political and economic forces that have shaped Aboriginal People from the pre-contact period to the present. They will use critical-thinking and research skills to consider events and ideas in a historical context and present their own views.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Histoire Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Histoire Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will use their cooperative learning skills to examine the Numbered Treaties and government relationships. Students will have the opportunity to place themselves in the position of First Nations People and decide whether they think the treaties were a positive development in the relationship between the Canadian government and First Nations People.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Geographie Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Geographie Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will gain an understanding of land claims settlements and resource mega projects in Canada. Students will investigate these issues and examine the impact they have on Aboriginal People in Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Français (3) Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Français (3) Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will explore current issues affecting Canadian Aboriginals by reading and analyzing media sources and participating in active discussions. Students will have an opportunity to create a media broadcast around a selected issue to demonstrate their understanding.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Français Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Français Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will develop their reading, writing, critical and creative thinking skills as they learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Français (2) Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Français (2) Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about various organizations across Canada that help address issues that affect Aboriginal Peoples. Students will analyze the impacts of these initiatives and determine the effectiveness of each one.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Civique Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Civique Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the progression of Canadian legislation around Aboriginal rights. Students will explore any law or legal decision pertaining to First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in Canada and develop their own opinion of Aboriginal rights in Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Choix de Carriere Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Choix de Carriere Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn how the knowledge of and respect for various languages and cultures can be an asset in the global job market.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Economie Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis et Solidaires: Economie Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who live in remote parts of Canada. Those living in remote communities have a higher cost of living due to transportation of goods costs than Canadians living in southern regions. Students will examine the cost of living, the challenges of delivering goods and government action in response to the rising cost of living.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 9 History Thumbnail
WST: Grade 9 History

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will use their cooperative learning skills to examine the Numbered Treaties and government relationships. Students will have the opportunity to place themselves in the position of First Nations People and decide whether they think the treaties were a positive development in the relationship between the Canadian government and First Nations People.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 9 Geography Thumbnail
WST: Grade 9 Geography

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will gain an understanding of land claims settlements and resource mega projects in Canada. Students will investigate these issues and examine the impact they have on Aboriginal People in Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 10 Career Studies Thumbnail
WST: Grade 10 Career Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn how the knowledge of and respect for various languages and cultures can be an asset in the global job market.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 10 Civics Thumbnail
WST: Grade 10 Civics

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the progression of Canadian legislation around Aboriginal rights. Students will explore any law or legal decision pertaining to First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in Canada and develop their own opinion of Aboriginal rights in Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 10 English

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will explore current issues affecting Canadian Aboriginals by reading and analyzing media sources and participating in active discussions. Students will have an opportunity to create a media broadcast around a selected issue to demonstrate their understanding.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 11 English (1) Thumbnail
WST: Grade 11 English (1)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will develop their reading, writing, critical and creative thinking skills as they learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 11 English (2) Thumbnail
WST: Grade 11 English (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about various organizations across Canada that help address issues that affect Aboriginal Peoples. Students will analyze the impacts of these initiatives and determine the effectiveness of each one.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 11 Law Thumbnail
WST: Grade 11 Law

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn how human rights legislation and the courts attempt to balance majority and minority rights.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 12 Business Thumbnail
WST: Grade 12 Business

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn about the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who live in remote parts of Canada. Those living in remote communities have a higher cost of living due to transportation of goods costs than Canadians living in southern regions. Students will examine the cost of living, the challenges of delivering goods and government action in response to the rising cost of living.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grade 12 History

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will explore the challenges and events faced by Aboriginal People throughout history. Students will examine the social, political and economic forces that have shaped Aboriginal People from the pre-contact period to the present. They will use critical-thinking and research skills to consider events and ideas in a historical context and present their own views.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grades 9-12 Physical Education

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will develop cross-cultural awareness and an appreciation for the challenges of living in northern Canada by examining games played by the Inuit who live in the north. Proficiency in different sports and activities is often a reflection of environmental conditions, economic means and cultural values. Students will also build leadership and communication skills as they teach their peers a new game and provide the historical context and purpose of each game.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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WST: Grades 11-12 Economics

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In these We Stand Together lessons students will develop an understanding of income. They will also explore income distribution realities in Canada. Students will then use this knowledge to compare income distribution amongst the Canadian population as a whole and income distribution within First Nations, Métis and Inuit People of Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Sciences Sociales Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will learn about what life was like for different First Nations and Inuit people prior to European contact: where they lived in the diverse geographical regions of what is now Canada and how they responded to their natural environment. Students will use mapping activities to compare and contrast the lives of early First Nations people to their own lives in present-day Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Arts Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will acquire an understanding and demonstrate their knowledge of the significance of drumming to First Nations culture and beliefs.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Arts Primaire (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will examine a variety of Aboriginal art works. They will make connections between the various forms, styles and traditions and describe how they reflect the diverse cultures, times and places in which they were made.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Mathematiques Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will recognize and apply their knowledge of rectangles and patterns using measurement and fractions.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Langue Primaire

It is important to understand and share out cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together students will learn the Inuit term aulajaaqtut and discover how it applies to the way of life for Canada’s Inuit. They will then identify how this term also relates to their lives and look for ways to increase its application at school and at home.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Arts (3) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will deepen their understanding of First Nations perspectives by learning about the Seven Grandfather Teachings and how they have been depicted through art. Students will apply elements and principles of design found in the Woodland School of Canadian Art to create their own Seven Grandfather Teachings paintings.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Histoire (3) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will examine the role of Louis Riel in Canadian history and answer the question: Should Riel be considered a Father of Confederation? They will use inquiry skills to research the two perspectives of this question. Students will reflect the ways in which Métis People were shaped by Confederation.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Langue Primaire (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will reflect on the traditional oral stories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in order to identify their strengths as listeners and speakers and then create their own family story.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Science et Technologies (3) Primaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will examine how traditional designs of snowshoes made by Métis, Inuit and First Nations People reduces pressure upon the snow by dispersing weight over a larger area. Students will learn how to calculate pressure by converting metric units into international system of units (SI).

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Primaire Arts (4)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will study the distinct style of Haida art specifically focusing on the significance and purpose of totem poles. They will then apply their learnings by drawing their own totem pole.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Economie Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In these French We Stand Together lessons students will develop an understanding of income. They will also explore income distribution realities in Canada. Students will then use this knowledge to compare income distribution amongst the Canadian population as a whole and income distribution within First Nations, Métis and Inuit People of Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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Unis et Solidaires: Education Physique Secondaire

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this French We Stand Together lesson students will develop cross-cultural awareness and an appreciation for the challenges of living in northern Canada by examining games played by the Inuit who live in the north. Proficiency in different sports and activities is often a reflection of environmental conditions, economic means and cultural values. Students will also build leadership and communication skills as they teach their peers a new game and provide the historical context and purpose of each game.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 1-3 The Arts (2) Thumbnail
WST: Grades 1-3 The Arts (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students increase their knowledge of Cape Dorset, an Inuit hamlet near the southern tip of Baffin Island in Nunavut, as they learn of the impact Inuit art has in the Canadian art scene as well as how Canadians and others perceive and understand the Inuit way of life. Students will also explore the significance of self-expression through an artistic medium.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 1-3 Science and Technology

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will learn how to extract colour from natural resources using the scientific method to understand one of the ways First Nations people in the Sumas First Nation and Musqueam First Nation used their natural surroundings.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 4-6 Social Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will investigate the influence of the natural environment on the development of early civilizations around the world. Specifically, students will examine First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Peoples in Canada, Maori People in New Zealand and Australian Aboriginals by comparing these civilizations.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 4-6 Language (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will come to understand the challenges presented when the prime years for passing on knowledge and skills of traditional ways is taken away when children are removed from their family homes.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grade 4-6 Language (3)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will gain an understanding of social issues affecting Aboriginal communities and the actions youth have taken to address these issues to promote social change.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 The Arts (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will compare and contrast traditional and contemporary First nations powwow music and Inuit throat singing. They will consider the cultural influences and significance of contemporary music by powwow step musicians A Tribe Called Red and solo throat singer Tanya Tagaq.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 Language (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine discriminatory sports and gain an understanding of its effect on Native Americans in the United States and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 7-8 The Arts (3)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine effects of residential schools on the physical appearance of a young boy through photo analysis. They will then insert themselves into the photo, thus taking on a new perspective through creative writing.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 9-12 History

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will examine the role of pemmican in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and outline how pemmican supported the fur traders. Students will also be encouraged to make pemmican at home.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 9-12 Media Studies

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will explore and deconstruct common stereotypes about First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in commercial media.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 9-12 Civics

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will create a timeline of events highlighting the milestones of voting rights in Canada and the journey First Nations and Inuit Peoples took before they were granted the right to vote.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WST: Grades 9-12 History (2)

It is important to understand and share our cultural heritage. In this We Stand Together lesson students will discover the important use of First Nations languages in the First and Second World Wars after debating the importance of preserving Aboriginal languages.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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We Won't Rest: Lesson Package

Homelessness exists all over the world, in our cities and communities, often hidden in plain sight.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WE Bake for Change: UK Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Bake for Change: UK Secondary Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WE Bake for Change: UK Primary Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015

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WE Take Charge: US High School

Learn about the importance of living sustainably everyday to build a healthy community.

Date Posted: Dec 8, 2014

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WE Take Charge: US Elementary/Middle School Lesson Package

Learn about the importance of living sustainably everyday to build a healthy community.

Date Posted: Dec 5, 2014

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It Starts With You

Bring the issue of bullying into the classroom and encourage students to promote a nurturing school community.

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2014

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Unis contre la faim: Secondaire

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2014

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Unis contre la faim: Primaire

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2014

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Home Cook Heroes: Elementary lesson package

Gain essential food and cooking skills to make healthy choices.

Date Posted: Oct 1, 2014

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Home Cook Heroes: Secondary lesson package

Gain essential food and cooking skills to make healthy choices.

Date Posted: Oct 1, 2014

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WE Bake for Change: US High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Bake for Change: US High School Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2014

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WE Bake for Change: US Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Bake for Change: US Elementary Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2014

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WE Bake for Change: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Bake for Change: Secondary Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2014

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WE Bake for Change: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Bake for Change: Elementary Lesson Package

Look beyond the store shelves and make an impact around the world by exploring ethical consumerism.

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2014

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WE Are Silent: US High School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Are Silent: US High School Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Aug 20, 2014

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WE Are Silent: US Elementary/Middle School Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Are Silent: US Elementary/Middle School Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Aug 20, 2014

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Give Where You Live, Philanthropy: Secondary Lesson Package

Learn ways to help others in a meaningful way by delving into the growing world of philanthropy.

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Date Posted: Jun 4, 2014

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Give Where You Live: Full Secondary Lesson Package

Explore the growing world of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and local issues.

Date Posted: Jun 3, 2014

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Girls' education in Afghanistan: Secondary Resource

On March 12, the last Canadian soldiers returned from Afghanistan, ending our 12-year military mission. Our duty to Afghan women, however, remains unfulfilled. While Afghan women have made incredible progress in health, and engaging in the public life of their nation, women’s education is far behind where it should be. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested, and thousands of schools built, why is the literacy rate for Afghan women and girls still stuck at 22 per cent? The Global Voices resources are designed to help students understand the unequal access to education Afghan girls face.

Date Posted: Mar 31, 2014

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Girls' education in Afghanistan: Elementary Resource

On March 12, the last Canadian soldiers returned from Afghanistan, ending our 12-year military mission. Our duty to Afghan women, however, remains unfulfilled. While Afghan women have made incredible progress in health, and engaging in the public life of their nation, women’s education is far behind where it should be. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested, and thousands of schools built, why is the literacy rate for Afghan women and girls still stuck at 22 per cent? The Global Voices resources are designed to help students understand the unequal access to education Afghan girls face.

Date Posted: Mar 31, 2014

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Unis en silence: Secondaire Thumbnail
Unis en silence: Secondaire

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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Unis en silence: Primaire Thumbnail
Unis en silence: Primaire

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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Mini We Day: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Mini We Day: Secondary Lesson Package

Raise awareness of current social issues including equality and globalization.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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Mini We Day: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
Mini We Day: Elementary Lesson Package

Raise awareness of current social issues including equality and globalization.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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Mini We Day: US High School Lesson Package

Raise awareness of current social issues including equality and globalization.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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Mini We Day: US Middle School Lesson Package

Raise awareness of current social issues including equality and globalization.

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2014

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WE Scare Hunger: Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 31, 2014

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WE Scare Hunger: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 31, 2014

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Agriculture and Food Security: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore food security and understand what makes food healthy and nutritious.

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2014

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Agriculture and Food Security: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore food security and understand what makes food healthy and nutritious.

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2014

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Social Sparks: UK Social Entrepreneurship Lesson Package

Learn more about social entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2014

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Be the Change: UK Educational Resource Guide

If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that education opens the door to the world for all children. This programme will highlight the power of ‘one’ to effect change—in their own communities and around the world and empower young people to take action using their skills and become social entrepreneurs.

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2014

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Unis pour l’amour: Secondaire

Engage in the act of sharing, the splendour of friendship and the importance of learning and appreciating others around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 22, 2014

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Unis pour l’amour: Primaire

Engage in the act of sharing, the splendour of friendship and the importance of learning and appreciating others around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 22, 2014

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WE Are Silent: Secondary Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Jan 17, 2014

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WE Are Silent: Elementary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Are Silent: Elementary Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Jan 17, 2014

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WE Scare Hunger: UK Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: UK Secondary Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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WE Scare Hunger: UK Primary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE Scare Hunger: UK Primary Lesson Package

Explore local hunger and the challenges faced by millions of families around the world.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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WE are Silent: UK Secondary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE are Silent: UK Secondary Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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WE are Silent: UK Primary Lesson Package Thumbnail
WE are Silent: UK Primary Lesson Package

Explore children’s rights issues and take a stand for those whose rights are not being granted.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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Mini We Day: UK Secondary Lesson Package

A scheme of work designed to raise awareness of current social issues, including empathy and apathy, equality and globalisation. Use the lessons any time during the year or leading up to your Mini We Day event.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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Mini We Day: UK Primary Lesson Package

A scheme of work designed to raise awareness of current social issues, including empathy and apathy, equality and globalisation. Use the lessons any time during the year or leading up to your Mini We Day event.

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2014

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Literacy and Critical Thinking

Inspire literacy, enhance critical thinking and share the power of a story with your students.

Date Posted: Jan 9, 2014

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Tout s'additionne: Primaire

Tout s'additionne is a French lesson package that brings the financial world into the classroom and engages students to learn about the importance of understanding their personal finances. Students will learn key vocabulary for understanding money matters, develop their ability to set and achieve personal financial goals, plan cost-effective fundraisers and more. With the right tools and a little courage, students will be empowered to make sound financial decisions that make an impact on them, their community and the world.

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2013

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Tout s'additionne: Secondaire Thumbnail
Tout s'additionne: Secondaire

Tout s'additionne is a French lesson package that brings the financial world into the classroom and engages students to learn about the importance of understanding their personal finances. Students will learn key vocabulary for understanding money matters, develop their ability to set and achieve personal financial goals, plan cost-effective fundraisers and more. With the right tools and a little courage, students will be empowered to make sound financial decisions that make an impact on them, their community and the world.

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2013

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Donnons où nous vivons: Secondaire

Many of us want to give back, to help others in a meaningful way, but we don’t always know how. With this French lesson package, students will be introduced to the growing world of corporate social responsibility, the multiple issues surrounding our local neighbourhoods and learn about past philanthropists who have dedicated their time to help others. This package combines three distinct sets of lessons that can encourage your students to make a difference on a local and global scale.

Date Posted: Oct 4, 2013

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It All Adds Up: Elementary Lesson Package

It All Adds Up is a lesson package that brings the financial world into the classroom and engages students to learn about the importance of understanding their personal finances. Students will learn key vocabulary for understanding money matters, develop their ability to set and achieve personal financial goals, plan cost-effective fundraisers and more. With the right tools and a little courage, students will be empowered to make sound financial decisions that make an impact on them, their community and the world.

Date Posted: Sep 20, 2013

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It All Adds Up: Secondary Lesson Package

It All Adds Up is a lesson package that brings the financial world into the classroom and engages students to learn about the importance of understanding their personal finances. Students will learn key vocabulary for understanding money matters, develop their ability to set and achieve personal financial goals, plan cost-effective fundraisers and more. With the right tools and a little courage, students will be empowered to make sound financial decisions that make an impact on them, their community and the world.

Date Posted: Sep 20, 2013

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Tweeting Empathy: Elementary Lesson Plan

This Global Voices article takes a look at the ability to empathize amongst different generations and it questions how the role of social media relates. Students develop critical thinking skills and how to effectively communicate in written and spoken languages amoung other forms of expression.

Date Posted: Feb 19, 2013

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Give Where You Live, CSR: Secondary Lesson Package

Learn ways to help others in a meaningful way by delving into the growing world of corporate social responsibility where business is good for everyone.

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Date Posted: Feb 11, 2013

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Give Where You Live, Local Issues: Secondary Lesson Package

Learn how to make your community a better place for everyone to live.

Date Posted: Feb 11, 2013

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First world problems: Secondary Educator Resources Thumbnail
First world problems: Secondary Educator Resources

#Firstworldproblems, the infamous hashtag that has since lit up Twitter with endless self-mocking tweets that tease pampered First World dwellers also serves as a reminder of how privileged we are to have a home, food and clean water. With this Global Voices educator resource students will work in groups and independently to better understand the “first world problem” meme phenomenon.

Date Posted: Oct 22, 2012

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First world problems: Elementary Educator Resources

#Firstworldproblems, the infamous hashtag that has since lit up Twitter with endless self-mocking tweets that tease pampered First World dwellers also serves as a reminder of how privileged we are to have a home, food and clean water. With this Global Voices educator resource students will work in groups and independently to better understand the “first world problem” meme phenomenon.

Date Posted: Oct 22, 2012

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We Create Change: Ten Tips for Teaching Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is much more than Math; look for ways to integrate tips, tricks and lessons into other subjects. Here are a few ideas to get started.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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Your children are watching: Secondary Resources

“If we want our kids to make a change, they should witness us fighting city hall, building a school or even casting a ballot.” When parents nurture the importance of service and inspire life-long volunteerism in their home their children are more likely to take steps towards making a difference. With this Global Voices educator resource students will investigate the generational social involvement within their community.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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Your children are watching: Elementary Resources

“If we want our kids to make a change, they should witness us fighting city hall, building a school or even casting a ballot.” When parents nurture the importance of service and inspire life-long volunteerism in their home their children are more likely to take steps towards making a difference. With this Global Voices educator resource students will investigate the generational social involvement within their community.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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It takes more than a field of dreams to make a difference: Secondary Resources

This Global Voices educator resource describes the Field of Dreams Syndrome that has affected many philanthropists, governments and aid organizations. Sadly, their good intentions turn into decaying development projects and wasted aid money. Students will be informed of a series of international development projects that have not been successfully completed despite good intentions, as well as learn the meaning behind the Field of Dreams Syndrome.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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It takes more than a field of dreams to make a difference: Elementary Resources

This Global Voices educator resource describes the Field of Dreams Syndrome that has affected many philanthropists, governments and aid organizations. Sadly, their good intentions turn into decaying development projects and wasted aid money. Students will be informed of a series of international development projects that have not been successfully completed despite good intentions, as well as learn the meaning behind the Field of Dreams Syndrome.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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Our friend's amazing journey: Secondary Resources

"What I learned is that on any journey there are parts where you have to do it yourself, and times when you do it together" (Spencer West). In this Global Voices educator resource, students will learn about Spencer West's great achievement of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and reflect on the redefining of possible.

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

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Canada’s no fly list—Alienating the innocent

Canada’s no-fly list may erode security more than enhance it ...Read More

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Impact hubs provide the tools for social change

Imagine the world-changing ideas that would emerge if people with ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2016

Six real-world eco inventions

Here are six recent game-changers that have grabbed our interest, and ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2016

Software to build better health in Tanzania

Strong health systems in developing countries aren’t built on ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2016

Canada throws its weight in climate change talks

Canada is making a “significant” investment in helping developing ...Read More

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B Corps: The 21st Century standard for business

B Corp certification helps build better businesses and helps caring ...Read More

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Social enterprise is the best medicine

Social enterprises hold the key to solving some of the trickiest ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 28, 2015

Child labourers: An effect of syria’s war

Adad is a young Syrian refugee in Jordan who has been forced to work ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2015

The fight to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases

Every time the world misses a vaccine target, we pay for it in human ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 14, 2015

The truth about toxic stress and healthy brains

Here’s where Steel Magnolias’ Clairee Belcher is totally wrong. ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 7, 2015

Is a world without juvenile prisons possible?

In juvenile detention facilities, youth are disconnected from ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 31, 2015

For business the future lies in sustainability

If consumers want more businesses to become responsible, they can help ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 24, 2015

Higher thinking for Aboriginal education

Higher education transforms aboriginal youth into role models and ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 17, 2015

Youth issues, Election 2015: Mental health

“In 1975, about one in four kids who needed mental care actually ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2015

Youth issues, election 2015: unemployment

Unemployment, a major issue for young Canadians ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 3, 2015

Learning about consent and healthy relationships

Colleges and universities, high schools and parents must work together ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 26, 2015

The world needs a better measuring stick for success

We must agree on a holistic way to measure our nations’ progress ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Syrians are one wave in an ocean of refugees

A boy died on a beach because the world ignored the Syrian refugee ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2015

The science of the intergenerational poverty trap

It’s a compelling case that shows economic inequality is an ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 20, 2015

Idealism and realism can walk hand in hand

The world is full of idealistic sentiments: ending homelessness, ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2015

Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

In sharing their painful stories through the Truth and Reconciliation ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 6, 2015

A changing battlefield: The fight to help child soldiers

The potential lost when a child is handed an AK-47 instead of a ...Read More

Date Posted: May 30, 2015

A sense of purpose is good for your brain

“What we’ve seen is very encouraging. The evidence is there that ...Read More

Date Posted: May 23, 2015

A long road to recovery from Ebola in West Africa

“When I got back to Liberia in August, it was like a ghost town, ...Read More

Date Posted: May 16, 2015

“Support our troops”—Let’s truly serve our soldiers, vets

“Canadian goodwill towards our soldiers and veterans is overwhelming ...Read More

Date Posted: May 9, 2015

Pen pal project brings Yemen conflict home for students

“It’s people like you that give me and so many others hope that we ...Read More

Date Posted: May 2, 2015

Innovation and social entrepreneurship go hand in hand

Young social entrepreneurs are applying business skills to solving the ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 25, 2015

What has 20 years taught us?

If you really want to create lasting and sustainable change, teach a ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 18, 2015

What happened to #BringBackOurGirls? Was it clicktivism or slacktivism?

One year ago the world stood with a small Nigerian community to demand ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 11, 2015

Climate change a human rights issue and an environmental challenge

“If we think we have problems now, we ain’t seen nothing yet,” ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 4, 2015

Bhutan’s plan to advance gross national happiness

Bhutan envisions a legal system that is about more than prosecuting ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 28, 2015

Veterinarians can heal poverty, not just pets

As resources dried up and diseases spread, as many as 500 animals died ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 21, 2015

Thomas King’s lessons in history, humour and compassion

“Here’s the problem in a nutshell: It’s not that whites treat us ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 14, 2015

Filmmaker takes her camera behind the masks men wear

“Boys are made to wear a mask that separates who they are from who ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 7, 2015

Cooperation at the heart of a generous donation

“It just makes good sense to bring like-minded groups together to ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 28, 2015

Reflecting on Nunavut’s first 15 years

“Canada was built by connecting from coast to coast (East to West.) ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 21, 2015

The puzzle of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

This selling and abusing of people—a modern-day form of slavery—is ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 14, 2015

A remote First Nations community issues an invitation to understanding

For the youth of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 7, 2015

National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s message for Canada

“Canada wasn’t just founded by two nations, the French and English ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 31, 2015

The battle of Syrian refugees and Canadian sponsors

More than 3.8 million people have fled Syria since conflict erupted in ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 24, 2015

Impact investing provides food for change

Impact investing opens up new opportunities for projects like The ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 17, 2015

Canadian mission to improve peace, fight corruption

The international police training missions are one of Canada’s least ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 3, 2015

Recognizing the heroes of Haiti’s cholera crisis

Since the epidemic began in October 2010, more than 700,000 Haitians ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2015

Encouraging Aboriginal participation in Canadian politics

Following the 2011 federal election, Elections Canada found that less ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 13, 2014

Many still fear the “F” word: Feminism

It seems there’s widespread misunderstanding about what the words ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 6, 2014

Global mental health

The World Health Organization predicts that depression alone will be ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 29, 2014

From tragedy to responsibility—The lessons of Bhopal

The toxic gas leak at a chemical factory in Bhopal, India, on December ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 22, 2014

The Plastic Bank turns recycling into currency

What if we changed the way we think about plastic waste, Katz wondered ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 15, 2014

The Sisyphean plight of women

At the current rate of progress it will take at least 81 years for ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 8, 2014

An old solution for diabetes in developing communities

In a developing community, most can’t afford a computerized ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 1, 2014

From Ayr to here—The experiment in youth voting

When Scotland opened the vote to those under 18, more than 109,000 ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 25, 2014

Nobel recognition for children’s rights

The Nobel Prize puts children’s rights in the foreground of the ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 18, 2014

How do young people end up among the jihadis?

So many young Canadians are looking to make their mark on the world. ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 11, 2014

After Ebola, let’s not forget Sierra Leone

With a life expectancy under 46 years, over half the population lives ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 4, 2014

Ashley Murphy—My life with AIDS

Blood tests revealed that—with a terrifyingly high viral load of one ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 27, 2014

Attawapiskat celebrates a new school

“It was confusing. We didn’t know who took care of what, we didn ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 20, 2014

Racism and discrimination in Canada

Many still bristle at any suggestion that Canada has deeper problems, ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 13, 2014

Children’s Charter—Taking the global, making it local

In addition to helping guide city policy, Thunder Bay's Children’s ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 6, 2014

Innovative First Nations schools find the key to success

“These kids are thriving. I see a positive change. It’s like night ...Read More

Date Posted: Aug 30, 2014

Fair taxation—Evoking the legend of Robin Hood

Even though she only clears $400 a month, Ghanian shop owner Marta ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 16, 2014

Teaching respect for women – The power is in Dad’s hands

So how does a “good guy” contribute and make a difference against ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 9, 2014

Taking out Canada’s trash

Something’s rotten in the port of Manila—and the stench is 100 per ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 2, 2014

Community involvement is just good business

For the best companies, making your employees recycle, and cutting a ...Read More

Date Posted: May 26, 2014

How to tackle child marriage and FGC

We struggle constantly with how to end practices like child marriage, ...Read More

Date Posted: May 20, 2014

From Nigeria to Canada—Giving injustice a name

From the developing world to the richest of nations, women are still ...Read More

Date Posted: May 12, 2014

Mia Farrow’s ode to the world’s strongest mothers

I’ve never met a weak mother,” Farrow said. “Everywhere I see ...Read More

Date Posted: May 5, 2014

Tiny nation takes on the nuclear Goliath

Many of our generation see climate change as today’s most imminent ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 28, 2014

India’s monumental exercise in democracy

More than 800 million Indians are eligible to vote—that’s almost ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Student debt is Canada’s debt

Canadian college and university graduates owe the government a mind- ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 14, 2014

From Generation Me to Generation We

The most recent studies, experts we spoke with, and our own personal ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 7, 2014

Discrimination and denial: Racism in Canada

In school, we learned about Canada’s proud role in the Underground ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 24, 2014

Smart philanthropy—big hearts should have big impact

It seems to us that some philanthropists do not always take the same ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Ban the word “bossy” to help girls lead

A huge gulf still exists between the social perceptions and treatment ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Cyberbullying is Not an Olympic Sport

If elite athletes can break down under a barrage of taunts from ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 3, 2014

The Odyssey of Aboriginal Education may finally be near its end

Verna Kirkness remembers the hope she and her colleagues had in 1972, ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 24, 2014

Examining the power of the family dinner

Myriad studies purport incredible benefits of regular family dinners, ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2014

Sochi: What $50 billion could have accomplished

As we watch the Olympics and cheer our athletes on, like many ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 10, 2014

Investigating Canada’s matching funds for emergencies

Matching funds inspire generosity in times of need, but only work if ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 3, 2014

Stemming the African brain drain

There are currently more African-born engineers and scientists living ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2014

Crisis of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The crisis of missing and murdered women is a gaping wound on our ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 20, 2014

Don’t fall for the pity play

Ask yourself: is this charity selling you on the power of its impact, ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2014

Let 2013 inspire us to do better in 2014

We hoped 2013 would be a year of highs for women, for Canadian ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 6, 2014

Segregation and poverty in post-apartheid South Africa

Segregation and poverty still a fact of life for many in post- ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 16, 2013

Passing Madiba’s Torch to a New Generation of Leaders

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 9, 2013

“Wheelchair? Whatever.” Thriving as a paraplegic teenager

In her wheelchair, Emily approached the tiny orange pylons encircling ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Climate change refugees: the tide is rising

Climate change threatens to cause the largest refugee crisis in human ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 25, 2013

The world must be better prepared for disasters like Typhoon Haiyan

Given the benefits, it is almost inconceivable how little the world ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 18, 2013

Syria’s war on children

For these children of war every aspect of their life has been ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 11, 2013

Tomorrow’s Einsteins are playing in the key of G(enius)

If arts inspire inventors, cutting the arts could be the worst ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 4, 2013

For young people, tragedy can inspire a life of service

When something like this happens to you, your perspective in life ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 28, 2013

Can online petitions change the world?

The term slacktivism is unfair and inaccurate as a descriptive of the ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 21, 2013

Martin Luther King III—A famous father’s advice to parents on bullying

How we interact with others, even in a hostile situation… how we ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2013

Malala for Nobel Peace Prize: It’s time to honour youth

Malala should win the Nobel Peace Prize, not just for her work ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 7, 2013

For residential school survivors, stories are the key to reconciliation

I live in fear of the dark because of the residential school ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 30, 2013

Do millennials need their Own TV station?

Pivot TV believes millennials want television with a social conscience ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 23, 2013

Girls are the most powerful advocates for their own rights

Emmanuella stood before hundreds of politicians and development ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2013

Unleashing Africa’s beautiful minds

Uwizeye could well change our understanding of the universe and ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 9, 2013

Arctic Food Security

There is a place where Old Mother Hubbard’s predicament is a fact of ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 24, 2013

Honouring Nelson Mandela—a father of peace and reconciliation

As Canada celebrates Father’s Day, we think it’s appropriate to ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 18, 2013

A Canadian crusader fights for the oceans—and humanity

It was pretty clear to me it’s not just sharks we need to save, it ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 10, 2013

Governor General’s visit shines a light on Canadian-made aid success stories

Governor General’s visit shines a light on Canadian-made aid success ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 3, 2013

Fighting to prevent history from repeating for Aboriginal children

Here and now we have an opportunity to do the right thing for ...Read More

Date Posted: May 27, 2013

First Nations youth walk for clean water

For weeks they had endured freezing temperatures, rain, hail, and even ...Read More

Date Posted: May 21, 2013

Money can buy you happiness when you invest in giving

UBC researcher Elizabeth Dun has discovered that money can buy you ...Read More

Date Posted: May 13, 2013

Mom is the hero’s hero

“I think the way you are brought up by the female role models in ...Read More

Date Posted: May 6, 2013

Karl Wolf bridges the rift between East and West

With one foot on each side of the divide, Wolf believes he is an ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 29, 2013

Doing good and doing well: fostering a generation of social entrepreneurs

Canada trails the UK and other countries in taking full advantage of ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 22, 2013

The human toll of desertification

Without good soil and reliable rainfall, what good is the land? I have ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 8, 2013

It’s never too late to give yourself good advice

Celebrities from all walks of life take a moment to consider what they ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 2, 2013

Fighting hunger is more than handing out food

The community food centres planned across Canada are an entirely new ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 25, 2013

Roméo Dallaire’s Crusade to Get Children Off the Battlefield

The moment Dallaire opened his truck door an AK-47 was pointed at his ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 18, 2013

Connecting the Arab spring, climate change, and Canadian Foreign Aid

They say a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a tornado. Can a ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 11, 2013

Connect the dots—Violence against women is an epidemic

According to UNIFEM, one in three women — one billion members of our ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 25, 2013

Royal Visit to Nunavut

One older Inuit woman, groceries in hand, recognized Prince Edward and ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2012

Our friend’s amazing journey

There are times when the accomplishments of people in our life make us ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 23, 2012

Literacy Holds the Key for Troubled Aboriginal Youth

Literacy is one of the biggest ways to prevent crime ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 18, 2012

Looking back- the Earth Summit, twenty years later

Twenty years later, world leaders once again need a child to stand up ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 11, 2012

Preparing to take on a mountain

With his climb, West hopes to send a powerful message: 'We have the ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 4, 2012

Man in Motion Still has Momentum

I realized this wasn’t simply the anniversary of some historical ...Read More

Date Posted: May 28, 2012

The Greatest Canadian You’ve Never Heard Of

We’d be willing to bet that if we collected a list of all the ...Read More

Date Posted: May 21, 2012

Giving Girls the Tools for Change

Girls for Change program is empowering girls in the Middle East to ...Read More

Date Posted: May 14, 2012

The dating game

Dating is the freedom to choose in one of the most personal aspects of ...Read More

Date Posted: May 7, 2012

The man who redefines what’s possible

The borders and limitations that we’ve grown up with as people have ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Forgotten horrors

It’s as if the world declared 'mission accomplished' with the arrest ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 23, 2012

A ray of hope in pakistan

If I had to live an undignified life, I would not want to live, Asma ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 6, 2012

Canada’s youth opportunity deficit

Our country faces a crippling deficit in opportunities for youth ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 9, 2012

The right to clean water

None of us would long tolerate having our access to clean water cut ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 2, 2012

Empathy is the antidote to bullying

If we're serious about stopping bullying, it has to start in the home ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Cooking Up Solutions

Simple clean-burning stoves can saves millions of lives, benefit women ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Fighting oppression with humour

Zarganar is Burma’s answer to Rick Mercer – a comedian whose wit ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 12, 2012

Seeking inspirational leaders

If Canadians and Americans want leaders who inspire us, we just have ...Read More

Date Posted: Mar 5, 2012

An ounce of prevention

We’re caught in Einstein’s loop of insanity, delivering emergency ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 27, 2012

A safe space to learn

First Nations students really seem to step up when they see themselves ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 20, 2012

Home is where the healing is

Three times more First Nations children being removed from their ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 13, 2012

All stars come in all sizes

More than 250 amazing young people applied to the NHL’s All-Star ...Read More

Date Posted: Feb 6, 2012

Saving the treasures of Darfur

It’s not always easy to save a life, but it’s even harder to save ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Can a Savings Bond Save the World?

The World Bank estimates that, by 2013, more than $404 billion will be ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2012

Haiti’s untold story

The tidal wave of urban refugees that struck Haiti’s rural areas ...Read More

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2012

Why we’re all confused about climate change

...the less Canadians know about complex issues: the economy, energy, ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Magic Johnson’s battle with HIV and AIDS

On the long drive his head was spinning. What could he say to soften ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 12, 2011

Should Canada stand guard over Congo’s elections?

It's a question of Canada's moral imperative: whether or not to guide ...Read More

Date Posted: Dec 5, 2011

Gorbachev’s legacy of peace

We asked Gorbachev what his legacy would be. His reply: 'Freedom, and ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2011

Child labour is Canada’s invisible crisis

It's not that Canada is free from child labour, but in fact the debate ...Read More

Date Posted: Nov 7, 2011

Not treats, just food to eat (Winnipeg edition)

Halloween, even on the home front, hides the scary truth: hundreds of ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 1, 2011

The bottom line for Occupy protests? Better values

Canada, once a leader in fighting such weapons, is now a laggard ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 17, 2011

What we learned from ‘the Arch’

Throughout the conversation, Tutu was – there is no other way to ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2011

Necessity travels with indulgence: Coke’s supply chain could distribute aid

The Coca-Cola Company [is] more resourceful than most governments and ...Read More

Date Posted: Oct 3, 2011

Dadaab refugee’s dreams lead her to Canada

Refugees fight against all odds to sustain themselves and to help each ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 26, 2011

Superate: Lessons on the quality of education

Jaime tells us he’d have wound up selling drugs, or possibly even ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 19, 2011

Sept. 11 aftermath felt in Somalia

Craig Kielburger witnesses the aftershocks of September 11—ten years ...Read More

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Human rights defenders: quiet heroes on the front lines

Therein lies a question worth asking: are human rights universal ...Read More

Date Posted: Jun 6, 2011

Why we’ll miss Oprah

To us, Oprah’s greatest legacy is her social impact ...Read More

Date Posted: May 23, 2011

Understanding empathy means laying off the Botox

'Empathy erosion' is at the root of much of our destructive and ...Read More

Date Posted: May 16, 2011

Vote in solidarity with those who can’t

Mr. Rebel Commander, our village believes in peace. Please leave now ...Read More

Date Posted: May 2, 2011

Investing in services is investing in economy

Volunteerism has a way crossing partisan lines ...Read More

Date Posted: Apr 25, 2011