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Social Justice Learning Resources and Links

Acts of transformation from war toys to peace art PDF format; Acrobat Reader required.. This teaching resource guide was revised in 2009. It is dedicated to Sam Fillipoff who was an elementary teacher in Vancouver and a tireless advocate for the culture of peace for all children.

Alberta Teachers' Association - publications for teachers.

Building Bridges, Not Walls PDF format; Acrobat Reader required. is a synopsis of key proceedings from a conference sponsored by the Consortium on Diversity in Education. Practical lesson plans include:

  • Responding to racism
    • What can I do to respond to racism?
    • Responses to racist incidents
    • Concepts of discrimination 
  • The refugee experience, a lesson plan
  • Diversity bingo

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) fights poverty and works to make the world a safer and healthier place.

Following the signing of the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement, the federal government promised to create a Canadian Race Relations Foundation to "foster racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding and help to eliminate racism."

Child & Family Canada, developed by the Canadian Child Care Federation, includes documents about social issues, literacy, special needs, and parenting.

Choose Dignity, a kit for fighting hate, published by the Vancouver-based Westcoast Coalition for Human Dignity, identifies web sites that feature anti-hate information, including:

CoDev is a non-profit agency working for social change and global education in the Americas.

The Diversity Toolkit web site offers online resources, selected readings, and other tools to assist teachers, students, and activists who wish to challenge racism and promote the acceptance of differences within schools and communities.

First Call is a coalition of over 60 provincial and regional organizations and hundreds of community groups and individuals who advocate for children and youth.

The Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association offers training and programs "to foster peace and the resolution of conflict inthe community through the development and application of Restorative Justice principles and processes."

You can make a free donation of food to hungry people around the world once a day simply by visiting The Hunger Site. Sponsors pay for your donation to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas (Idea) Network brings together labour and social organizations committed to protecting and improving public education.

Teaching for Change focuses on building social justice, starting in the classroom.

War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity that provides humanitarian assistance to children affected by war. Working closely with the music industry, War Child Canada also generates awareness, support and action for children's rights everywhere. Their Get Loud website features lesson plans, fact sheets, and discussion boards.

Updated September 25, 2014