POSTED BY: Paul Taillefer, 0 Comments, May 7
In 2010, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched a program that would spark a national student movement for social justice and human rights in Canadian classrooms. It’s called “Imagineaction” and it has expanded beyond our initial expectations: 1,700 teachers who have involved over 90,000 students since its inception. The program offers subsidies for school-community projects that promote relationships, citizenship, health and wellness, leadership, environmental sustainability and that try to alleviate poverty.
POSTED BY: Christelle Mekoh, 0 Comments, Apr 23
While Statistics Canada reports that Canadians speak more than 200 languages, English and French account for 58% and 22% of the mother tongues represented. Enacted in 1969, the Official Languages Act recognized the equal status of these two languages. This Act was also ratified by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. One of the objectives of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is to ensure that people speaking either official language have the same experience when they visit.