Posts Tagged: human rights

COMMUNITY: Recommended reading about residential schools

Orange Shirt Day is around the corner: September 30, 2016! Below is a list of some recommended reading about residential schools for sharing in your classroom, compiled by the CBC Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Shin-chi’s Canoe, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Arctic Stories, by Michael Kusugak (Ages 4-8) Kookum’s Red Shoes, by Peter Eyvindson… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Celebrating Orange Shirt Day

About Orange Shirt Day Three years ago, Williams Lake, British Columbia hosted a memorial event for the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) School. Former students were given a chance to share their memories from their time at residential schools, and the community took a step toward reconciliation by acknowledging and honouring their experiences. One student, Phyllis,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition!

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is holding a province–wide contest for students to design a logo for this year’s Orange Shirt Campaign! Overview Orange Shirt Day, taking place on September 30, 2016, is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada,… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Ramsankar, President of the ATA

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator Mark Ramsankar is a true champion for Alberta students, teachers and school staff. Mark has worked in the field of education since 1986. Prior to his election as ATA President in 2013, he served variably as a teacher, Assistant Principal and President of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local. Throughout his… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Centre High & Safe and Caring

What are basic human rights? How do students’ cultural backgrounds impact their sense of  belonging at school and with their peers? Students from Edmonton’s Centre High campus, in collaboration with Safe and Caring, are exploring this issue  by participating in the youth action project “Violence and Bullying Prevention Through Human Rights Education.” Funded by the… Read more »