• portrait of author and activist Naomi Klein
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    Facing Climate Crisis

    Meeting the crisis of climate change with the urgency it demands: Izida Zorde in conversation with author and activist Naomi Klein.

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    Earth Month: If Not Now Then When?

    Don’t let another Earth Month pass without critically reflecting on the contribution you can make to our planet.

  • Emily Chan and Maria Hupfield
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    Walking and Talking Treaties

    Emily Chan writes about how she collaborated with Indigenous artist Maria Hupfield and Jumblies Theatre to teach her students about treaties and Canada’s aboriginal and settler history.

  • people standing in the snow examining animal tracks
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    Animal Tracks

    Gina Marucci proposes encouraging a love and stewardship of nature by learning about animal tracks.

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    Truth and Reconciliation Resources

    In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued a series of recommendations about education relating to First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students.

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Noting the interconnectedness of climate justice and social justice, Kim Fry argues for solutions and economies that have a human- and nature-centred approach to development.

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graphic of male and female silhouettes with speech bubbles indicating a conversation about gender

On this year’s day of pink (or on any given day in your classroom) consider challenging your class to spend at least one full day erasing the forced gender binary from all spoken and written speech by using gender-neutral language.

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By Sam Hammond

We are seeing, every day, the effects of climate change and the failure of governments to address them. We are more aware than ever of the impact climate change will have on the quality of life of future generations.

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By Sharon O’Halloran

As a member, you have many opportunities to make your voice heard. Being active allows you to engage in important political and social issues and to connect your communities and interests with your union.

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By Velma Morgan

When I was a student, the only things that were taught during Black History Month were that my ancestors were enslaved and that Martin Luther King Jr fought for us. If it were not for my parents who told me about the kings and queens in Africa and the positive contributions that Black Canadians have made to society (and who helped to educate some of my teachers), I would have believed that my ancestors had accomplished nothing and were just victims in society.  

Spotlight

Students sitting at large desks in classroom
By Mandi Hardy

The point of talking about privilege is not to make people feel bad, or guilty; it is that recognizing privilege is the only hope we have of breaking down the system to make it fairer for everyone.

Aboriginal community members marching down street
By Rachel Mishenene

On June 1, 2008, just days before the Prime Minister’s public apology to residential school survivors and their families and communities, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established.

Natasha Henry standing in front of lockers
By Lauren Beckford in Conversation with Natasha Henry

I recently participated in a curriculum workshop for teachers hosted by Natasha Henry.