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Upcoming Events

Black History Month with CCUNESCO

Feb 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

How much do we know about black history in Canada? How do we support Black Student Societies in our schools? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? Join us and our friends at CCUNESCO as we discuss focuses on... more

Life Below Water - Fashion a Fish

Mar 3, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation as we look at how fish are uniquely adapted for life below water! Together we’ll examine fish of different shapes, sizes and colours and use our observation skills to figure out how these... more

International Women's Day: Embrace Equity

Mar 8, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

Learn how we can all #EmbraceEquity. It's not just something we say, write about, or think about, it is something we must EMBRACE. Each one of us can actively support gender equity within our own sphere of influence by challenging gender... more

Decolonizing Climate Action

Mar 15, 2023 - 12:00 PM-13:00 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

World Water Day

Mar 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

(Primary) Join us and our friends at Ocean Wise as we celebrate World Water Day! Students will explore the connections they have to fresh and salt water around the world and investigate different challenges the water on our planet is... more

The Zero Hunger Challenge

Apr 5, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

(Primary) This event & lesson plan looks at foods from around the world, and builds understanding of other children's cultures and lives. Children will be asked to think about how their food choices impact the SDGs and to pledge to make... more

World Book Day

Apr 12, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

(Primary) World Book day is celebrated in April and focuses on the idea that "books have long embodied the human capacity to conjure up worlds, both real and imagined, giving voice to the diversity of human experience. They help us share... more

Earth Day: #Decarbonize Launch 2023

Apr 21, 2023 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (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

Canadian Mental Health Week

May 3, 2023 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

(Secondary) "Empathy. It’s the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen hard and refuse to judge. It’s also one way to reduce and... more

Life on Land: The Buzz on Bees

May 12, 2023 - 12:00 PM-12:45 PM (Eastern)

(Primary) What’s all the buzz about bees? Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation as we shine the spotlight on Canada’s native bee species just in time for World Bee Day (May 20)! Together, we’ll learn more about bees, their important... more

Past Events

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

Sept 29: #Decarbonize Global Launch: Youth Action

Sep 29, 2021 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (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

June 8: "World Ocean Day" One Ocean, One Climate, One Future.

Jun 8, 2021 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

On World Ocean Day, people everywhere celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. With our schools, our family, and our community, join with millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better... more

Energy Flow in Global Systems - Climate Change & Environmental Action

Jun 4, 2021 - 12:00 PM-13:00 PM (Eastern)

This conference will examine the complex nature of climate change and explore practical steps and movements youth can be involved in to make a difference. The goal of this session is to provide high school students with a practical... more

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