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Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights offers a number of education resources, lesson, and virtual lessons that explore various aspects of human rights. The resource “Be An Upstander,” offers teachers a series of lessons that guide student learning around human rights and introduces students to the impact that individual change can have on society.
Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions.

The CRRF also:

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) lists a number of elementary and secondary teaching and learning resources on its website, along with free workshops in English and French.
Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC)
Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) has created the document Anti-Racism Education in Canada: Best Practices that outlines that provides a summary of best practices as well as examples of initiatives in anti-racism education in select Canadian cities.
The Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS)

The CUS has developed a Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) resource to assist educators in connecting with and supporting their students in relevant and responsive ways that support equitable and inclusive learning environments.

Community and Race Relations Committee (CRRC)
Community and Race Relations Committee (CRRC) has created an Anti-Racism Resource Centre that offers tools for educators interested in teaching the histories and present-day realities of race and racism in Canada.
Educator’s Equity Toolkit

The Harmony Movement’s Educator’s Equity Workbook aims to support schools and teachers in implementing the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Realizing the Promise of Diversity: Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, and in creating more equitable, inclusive and welcoming learning environments.

Harmony Movement

The Harmony Movement is Ontario's leading provider of educational programs promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. We inspire students and educators to think critically, challenge stereotypes and become catalysts for change. Harmony Movement offers a variety of unique initiatives: customized school programs for students; training sessions for educators; full-day student conferences and assemblies/keynote presentations.

Learning at the Aga Khan Museum: A Curriculum Resource Guide for Teachers, Grades One to Eight

Learning at the Aga Khan Museum: A Curriculum Resource Guide for Teachers, Grades One to Eight by Patricia Bentley and Dr. Ruba Kana’an (Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, Aga Khan Museum) gives teachers ideas and resources for using the Aga Khan Museum collection, exhibitions, and performing arts programs to teach core competency skills in Arts, Sciences, Mathematics, Literacy, and Social Studies while fulfilling specific expectations in the Ontario Ministry Curriculum.

Featuring lesson plans, a glossary of terms, and strategies for art-based learning, this resource is perfect for classroom use and for teachers’ reference during a class visit to the Aga Khan Museum.

National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
National Film Board of Canada (NFB) – Black Communities in Canada Channel
Explore the National Film Board’s free collection of films by award-winning Black filmmakers, creators, and allies of the Black community, detailing a rich history to better understand the present. offers lesson plans and toolkits to elementary and secondary educators, as well as resources for youth.
Teaching for Diversity
Teaching for Diversity is a web site providing information, frameworks, and curricular resources to teachers to enhance curricular outcomes related to ethnic diversity, and to support teachers in their efforts to teach for and about diversity in schools.
Towards Race and Equality in Education: The Schooling of Black Students in the Greater Toronto Area

Towards Race and Equality in Education: The Schooling of Black Students in the Greater Toronto Area is a collaborative project/report between Dr. Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University; the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC); and the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE). The community consultations were organized by the ACLC and ONABSE, while the research (data collection, analysis, and reportwriting) was led by Dr. Carl James with Tana Turner.