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UNESCO Schools Network 

UNESCO Schools Network connects over 11,500 member schools in 182 countries that work towards the common goal of building the defenses of peace in the minds of children and young people by working in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development, and quality education in practice. Member school benefits include participation in a variety of theme-based projects at the national and international level; access to resources and professional and development opportunities; networking with member schools at the provincial, national, and global level; and participation in national conferences.

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There are two membership levels for Canadian schools.

Level 1: Candidate schools

Please contact Barb Ryeburn, BCTF Social Justice Administrative Staff at for more information and to submit your application form.

Level 2: Member schools

Successful candidate schools can request a membership form by contacting Barb Ryeburn at
Guide for National Co-ordinators


Candidate and member schools are asked to submit report forms to the provincial co-ordinator at the end of each school year.

Articles by BCTF UNESCO Schools Network members

UNESCO resources

Climate action

Equity and inclusion

Black History
Facing the Change: Canada and the International Decade for People of African Descent

Global citizenship education



Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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