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Human Rights & Social Justice2018-06-19T17:32:57+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).

CTF Project Overseas – Claudine Bodson

Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
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World Cities Day/Journée mondiale des villes

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World Science Day for Peace and Development/Journée mondiale de la science au service de la paix et du développement

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Remembrance Day/Jour du Souvenir

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World Diabetes Day/Journée mondiale du diabète

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National Philanthropy Day/Journée nationale de la philanthropie

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World Philosophy Day / Journée mondiale de la philosophie

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World Toilet Day / Journée mondiale des toilettes

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National Child Day/Journée nationale de l’enfant

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World Television Day / Journée mondiale de la télévision

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Holodomor Memorial Day (Ukranian Famine and Genocide) / Jour commémoratif de l’Holodomor

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People/Journée internationale de solidarité avec le peuple palestinien

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World AIDS Day / Journée mondiale du sida

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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.