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Upcoming Events

SDG Series: “Youth Gender Forum: The key to unlocking transformational change”

Dec 8, 2021 - 11:00 AM-11:45 AM (Eastern)

‘Equity’ ‘Equality’ & ‘Empowerment’ Do these words interest you? In this event, we will discuss and understand important terms, the importance of gender equality, causes of discrimination, issues in the community, and what we should do... more

Black History: More than just a month

Feb 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? This panel discussion focuses on Anti-Black racism in Canada starting with an overview of... more

World Wildlife Day

Mar 3, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

Canada is home to over 70,000 species. That’s a lot of nature to love – and a lot of wildlife to conserve! Join us and our friends from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) as we take a closer look at how to help conserve Canada’s most... more

Treaties: We Are All Treaty People

Mar 9, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

During this event, students will have the opportunity to discuss with distinguished guests from the Senate of Canada current issues surrounding existing treaties and the impacts these agreements have had and continue to have on... more

World Water Day: Inspire Action (Secondary)

Mar 22, 2022 - 11:00 AM-11:45 AM (Eastern)

World Water Day was conceived during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Since then the goal of the annual celebration has been to draw international attention to the need for... more

World Water Day: Inspire Action (Elementary)

Mar 22, 2022 - 13:00 PM-13:45 PM (Eastern)

World Water Day is designed to draw attention to the importance of providing clean fresh water to everyone in the world. This conference will focus on what it means to kids, families, and communities to have clean, available water, and... more

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate

Apr 13, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities worldwide, even though indigenous peoples contribute the least to greenhouse emissions. Comprising less than 5% of the world's population, indigenous... more

Earth Day #Decarbonize 2022 - What is your Youth Action

Apr 22, 2022 - 11:00 AM-11:45 AM (Eastern)

#Decarbonize: #Decolonize is a school-based program that brings together thousands of U18 students and educators, from 50 countries, across the Global North and Global South, in eight months of ongoing dialogue on climate resilience,... more

Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

Canada is fortunate to be home to thousands of wildlife species and the vast areas of land and water on which they depend. Unfortunately, many of these species are in decline, due in part to human activities. There are currently more... more

UNESCO: SDGs & Art- "International Arts Education Week UNESCO"

May 26, 2022 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

International Arts Education Week aims to increase the global community’s awareness on the importance of arts education and at reinforcing its cooperation by promoting cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion. In... more

Past Events

SDG Series: “Global Health: Communities make the difference”

Dec 1, 2021 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

This learning event will allow students the opportunity to come together to explore and define concepts such as equity, empathy, and building strong communities in the context of Global Health. Hosted on World AIDS Day, students will... more

Dec 1: #Decarbonize Global Celebration: Marking a Pivotal Year for Climate Change - Paris Agreement and Youth Action

Dec 1, 2021 - 11:00 AM-12:15 PM (Eastern)

Students from over 50 countries around the world come together via video conference to celebrate the 4 months of online learning, collaboration, and leadership in the #Decarbonize Global Youth Climate Project. This event sparks the... more

SDG Series: “H2Whoa! Water Conservation and Protection”

Nov 24, 2021 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern)

Join us for a dialogue with experts on what improving water quality really takes, and why the role of youth matters, from restoring wetlands that have vanished to managing the lands that grow crops to the policies that create a real... more

SDG Series: "Poverty Alleviation & Youth Empowerment: Experiences and New Ideas"

Nov 17, 2021 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern)

How do we think about, learn about, and act to diminish poverty, while also improving social solidarity? This event is a blend of a learning workshop and discussion group on how to alleviate poverty and its impacts on communities. An... more

Nov 4 & 5 - LIVE from COP26

Nov 4, 2021

This series will be hosted by the Centre for Global Education and our Global Lead #Decarbonize Students LIVE from the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. Each event will have a different focus and guest... more

Oct 29: Halloween’s Creepy Crawly Creatures with the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Oct 29, 2021 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

You wouldn’t associate a rabbit or salmon with the Halloween season, but for some reason this spooky holiday has laid claim to spiders, bats, crows and more. Let’s explore these festive creatures and find out once and for all if they... more

Journalism, Fake News, and Disinformation

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

Break the Fake with MediaSmarts and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. One of the most important issues in today’s digital world is the spread of online misinformation. In this session, marking Canadian Media Literacy Week, we want to... more

Oct 20: Global Dignity Day - An International Celebration

Oct 20, 2021 - 11:00 AM-11:45 AM (Eastern)

Youth in schools around the world will participate in Global Dignity Day, a day to honour our interconnectedness and the intrinsic value of each individual. In celebration with this event, thousands of students from schools across Canada... more

Oct 13: International Day of the Girl Child: Focus on Afghanistan

Oct 13, 2021 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. An investment in realizing the power of adolescent... more

Oct 8: World Mental Health Day

Oct 8, 2021 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

In recognition of World Mental Health Day on October 10, CGE invites you to take a closer look at how our perceptions of mental health and illness are shaped by popular culture and influenced by the media every day. Join us for a frank... more

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