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Invitation to the Young Women, Young Leaders Forum

November 26, 2014 Please join us for the Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL) Forum on December 3rd. During this public event we will be highlighting the ways over 50 remarkable young women in Montreal have turned action into change and have been transforming their communities.  This is your chance to exchange, learn about Action for […]

Equitas Gala Cocktail – Toronto, December 9, 2014

On December 9 2014, Equitas was delighted to hold its Toronto cocktail, generously hosted by TD Bank Group with the support of Tim Hortons, with the Right Honourable Paul Martin and the Honourable Justice Frank Iacobucci as we recognized International Human Rights Day by learning how we can build bridges and greater understanding between Indigenous […]

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil Cocktail now on sale!

November 6, 2014 Please join us in supporting Equitas’ annual Gala which will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 pm,  at the magnificent 7e CIEL room at the world renowned Cirque du Soleil Headquarters in Montreal. Your magical evening begins with a glass of bubbly before being whisked up to the stunning 7th […]


Please join us for the 2014 Equitas Gala Cocktail: The Role of Education in Building a Just and Inclusive Society for Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians –   A Celebration of International Human Rights Day With the Right Honourable Paul Martin December 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, 54th floor, TD Centre, 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto Equitas […]

June 9, 2014: Human Rights Leaders from around the world converge to Montreal for three weeks of specialized training

Today, 80 human rights defenders from over 40 countries are arriving in Montreal to attend the 35th session of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), which runs from June 8 to June 27. Many of the participants come from countries in conflict or with authoritarian regimes where human rights are a very sensitive issue. […]

Equitas’ annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) to take place June 8 to 27, 2014

Every year, and for the last 35 years, Equitas hosts a unique training program in Montreal to build human rights knowledge and skills, attitudes and behaviours.  We are preparing to receive over 90 human rights educators and defenders from over 50 countries for the three-week program during which the participants are equipped with innovative tools […]

May 6, 2014: Speaking Rights Celebration

Speaking Rights Celebration! On March 27, over 100 youths gathered at the Bain Mathieu in Montreal to celebrate the Speaking Rights Program. It gave them the opportunity to meet other youth from eight youth centres from across the island. Each group presented the community action projects that that they had worked on over the course […]

April 15, 2014: Democracy in West Africa: Equitas focuses on promoting the rights of women and girls

 4th sub-regional Training session on human rights, April 14-25 2014, Abidjan West Africa is teeming with life and development. You only have to go there to observe an impressive dynamism and promising progress. For example, the majority of children now complete primary school and there is a significant reduction in female genital mutilation. However, the […]

March 21, 2014: Gala Cocktails in Toronto and Montreal honour human rights educators

On March 18 and 20, Equitas honoured two outstanding organizations – one from Yemen and another from British Columbia – that are changing the lives of young people.  Youth Leadership Development Foundation of Yemen and the Society for Children and Youth of British Columbia – received the 2014 Equitas Award for Human Rights Education during […]

Speaking Rights youth event in Montreal! 27 March 2014

Equitas is pleased to invite you to the second edition of the Speaking Rights youth event in Montreal! Over 150 youths will gathered at this event to share their learnings about their youth engagement project. Come and discuss with them! On the menu: Creative projects, dynamic youths, DJ, circus, live music, food and drinks! http://www.equitas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Invitation-2014_ENG.pdf

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