Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Teaching the History and Legacies of Canada’s Residential Schools

Do you teach about residential schools to students in Grades 6 – 12? This course may be of interest to you.

Facing History and Ourselves has created this course, which enables participants to explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities. Participants will also look at the historical roots and the legacies that followed while examining the apologies given by government and churches, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the charge of genocide. All these elements will be used to help participants connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make.

When: February 6 – April 12, 2023. The course will span six weeks with new sessions each week.

Cost: This course is $150 OECTA will provide a $100 subsidy for up to 40 applicants. In order to be eligible for the subsidy, you must apply separately from your course registration below. Please note: once the subsidies have been exhausted the link will no longer be available. You will still be welcome to register for the course.