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Upcoming Events

International Day of the Girl Child

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM-14:00 PM (Eastern)

The designation of October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child is, according to the United Nations, a day meant to focus "attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the... more


Global Dignity Day

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM-13:15 PM (Eastern)

Global Dignity Day honours our interconnectedness and the intrinsic value of each individual. During this event, thousands of students from schools across Canada and around the world will be coming together live to share personal stories... more


Middle East in Transition: Peace and Conflict

Oct 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

This two part event on October 19th and 26th will explore how we think about the choice between violence and non-violence, both in terms of how we remember the history of these movements, and in the current context of transition in the... more


DeforestACTION

Oct 26, 2016 - 13:00 PM-14:00 PM (Eastern)

DeforestACTION provides an array of educational resources that help students engage in meaningful, global collaborative problem-solving by exploring the global issue of deforestation. As one of the world’s largest global movements of... more


Child Soldiers: Caught up in Conflict

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

The use of children as soldiers has been universally condemned as abhorrent and unacceptable. Yet, over the last ten years, hundreds of thousands of children have fought and died in conflicts around the world. This video-conference will... more


LIVE from COP22: Marrakech, Morocco

Nov 3, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern)

This two-part event, on November 3rd and November 17th, will be held in conjunction with the UN Conference of the Parties on climate change. The conference will examine the complex nature of climate change, connect students with... more


Polar Bear: LIVE from the Canadian Arctic

Nov 7, 2016 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

Connect your classroom directly to the Canadian Arctic, LIVE from the backyard of our Polar Bears. In video conferences and webcasts, hosted inside the Polar Bears International mobile Research Station, we will be connecting with schools... more


Resistance Art: Art – LIVE from the Middle East

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

This exciting video-conference will connect students with several young artists from a variety of conflict settings in the Middle East to discuss the significance of resistance art in the context of conflict. We will explore how the... more


Residential Schools: Stories told and Shared

To be determined - Check back soon!

This video conference will give students as well as teachers a better perspective on residential schools in Canada. We will be exploring the cause and reasons for the creation of residential schools, the effects the schools have had on... more


UNESCO Human Rights Day

Dec 8, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

Calling all Canadian high schools to come celebrate and learn about Human Rights, at home; and around the world with UNESCO! Have your classroom celebrate International Day of Human Rights through a series of fun and interactive... more


Past Events

Climate Change in Your Backyard and Around the Globe

Jun 2, 2016 - 11:00 AM-24:30 PM (Eastern)

Join schools and researchers from across North America as they discuss effects of Climate Change on their regions and around the globe and what can be done to reduce its impact. Students will have access to an interactive webpage, where... more


From Residential Schools to Reconciliation: A Student Art & Writing Celebration

May 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM-24:30 PM (Eastern)

As part of Alberta’s Project of Heart, students from across the province are invited to share their writings and artwork that depict their understanding of the people of Alberta’s journey towards reconciliation. The celebration is open... more


Senate Reform - A Conversation with the Canadian Senate

May 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM-24:30 PM (Eastern)

On May 16, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., retired Senator Tommy Banks is connecting to six Canadian social studies classes via webinar to talk about senate reform and the Canadian government. In this event, students will hear from Senator... more


Resistance Art: Poetry of Witness – LIVE from the Middle East

May 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM-24:30 PM (Eastern)

This virtual Poetry Slam will connect students with several young poets from a variety of conflict settings in the Middle East as well as with experts in the field. We will look at how poetry has been used in both the past and the... more


Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Apr 28, 2016

Date & Time: TBA This event will bring youth together from across North America to understand and take action on the issue of violence against aboriginal women and all parties involved. Students will examine and internalize... more


Resistance Art: Visual Art – LIVE from the Middle East

Apr 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM-24:30 PM (Eastern)

This exciting video-conference will connect students with several young artists from a variety of conflict settings in the Middle East to discuss the significance of resistance art in the context of conflict. We will explore how the... more


Global Water Crisis

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

Join high school students from across North America as they come together, mentored by graduate students from around the world to seek out and build consensus on how our local, national and international governments and communities can... more


Exploring Citizenship & Youth Leadership in Canada

Mar 21, 2016 - 24:00 PM-13:30 PM (Eastern)

As we reflect on what it means for Canada to turn 150, this conference invites young people from across the country to discover and share collective experiences about places of significance where they have seen change happen. They will... more


Middle East in Transition: Peace and Conflict

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Eastern)

This two part event on March 17th and 23rd will explore how we think about the choice between violence and non-violence, both in terms of how we remember the history of these movements, and in the current context of transition in the... more


International Women’s Day: A Day for the Potential of Girls

Mar 3, 2016 - 11:00 AM-14:00 PM (Eastern)

We will be hosting four 40 min sessions that will blow your mind! Expert speakers, with first-hand experience in the difficulties women face in developing countries, will share their experiences. Join us for one or all four as we listen... more


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