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Human Rights & Social Justice 2018-02-01T18:12:47+00:00

The Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee works to provide opportunities and resources for teachers including sustainability education, classroom and community-based projects, supports teachers worldwide, provides education opportunities for children living in poverty, contributes financial donations (e.g. Hurricane Matthew), and provides teachers with opportunities to volunteer overseas (e.g. Namuwongo Project).

Calendar of Events

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Purple Day/Journée Lavande pour l’épilepsie

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World Autism Awareness Day/Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l’autisme

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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action /Journée internationale pour la sensibilisation au problème des mines et l’assistance à la lutte antimines, 4 avril

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Tartan Day/Le Jour du tartan au Québec

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Wildlife Week/La Semaine nationale de la conservation de la faune

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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National Volunteer Week/La Semaine de l’action bénévole

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International Mother Earth Day/Journée internationale de la Terre nourricière

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World Malaria Day/Journée Mondiale du paludisme

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International Jazz Day/Journée internationale du jazz

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World Tuna Day/Journée mondiale du thon

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World Press Freedom Day/Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse

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Frequently asked questions

Q. Who are some of the organizations the HRSJ Committee support and work with?

A: The committee has ties with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Plant Grow Love, The Humanitarian Coalition, the Namuwongo Project, OSU Children’s Library Fund, Geoscope, among others.

Q: Where can I get resources for my classroom pertaining to human rights and social justice?

A: Here, on this website.  The HRSJ section includes the projects of teachers across the province and their experiences with their students when looking at human rights and social justice issues in their classroom. You are encouraged to share your own projects here, as well.

Q: What opportunities do I have as a teacher to volunteer overseas?

A: QPAT members can apply to volunteer overseas with CTF’s Project Overseas, and the Namuwongo Project.

For more information on these organizations, volunteer opportunities, and the work of the HRSJ Committee, contact your local union.