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How to Dismantle Racism using a Human Rights-Based Approach

1. Recognize that racism is a lived experience Racism is the conscious or unconscious belief that certain people or groups are inherently superior to other people because they belong to a particular race. Although the concept of race has no scientific basis and is a social construct, racism and racist behaviors exist. Therefore, racism and [...]

Opening – Request for proposals for the mid-term evaluation of Equitas’ Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education program

Equitas is commissioning the evaluation of its program Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education (AEHRE). This is a five-year initiative (2019-2024) supported primarily by Global Affairs Canada and being implemented in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania. The program also comprises international components targeting a global audience of human rights educators delivered in person [...]

Employment Opportunity: Program Officer, level 1, Vancouver, British Columbia

Title: Program Officer I Organization: Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education Location: Vancouver, Canada Status: Full time – 35 hours/ per week (One year maternity leave replacement) Application deadline:  Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 Start date: January 12, 2017, interviews will be held December 15- 20,2016 Salary range: Salary range: $40,000 – $45,000 + […]

A successful policy dialogue in Haiti to promote non-discrimination, equality and the respect of human rights

The policy dialogue, organized by Equitas and the collective Partners for Engaged Citizenship, between Government authorities and representatives from four communities in Haiti ended on May 14, 2016. Nearly 70 participants representing various government institutions and ministries, human rights defenders, and community representatives met to discuss very concrete and practical actions that can be taken […]

Internship opportunity: Coordination Assistant for the International Human Rights Training Program

POSITION TITLE: Coordination Assistant – International Human Rights Training Program Every year, during the month of June, Equitas hosts a 3-week, intensive International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, where approximately 90 human rights workers from over 50 countries come to gain knowledge, skills and strategies related to human rights […]

Volunteer Opportunity – Marketing & Design

Equitas is seeking volunteers to conceptualize, create and design an alternative giving campaign. This role is ideally suited to a small group of marketers and designers who wish to work together.  ROLE OVERVIEW The role involves the conceptualization and design of an online fundraising campaign featuring charitable ‘gifts’ that donors ‘purchase’. The idea is to […]

Communications Internship Available

Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education is looking for a web editor intern for the creation and publication of articles related to human rights. Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, this person’s main tasks will be to conduct interviews, write articles and contribute to the management of social networking and to the […]

Read our 2013-2014 Annual Report

Equitas continued its proud tradition as a catalyst for positive social change in Canada and around the world. Over a thousand human rights defenders and educators from around the world and close to 100,000 Canadian children and youth were reached by Equitas programs in that period alone. Download the 2013-2014 Annual Report.

Equitas to receive the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize

October 14, 2014 Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education has been awarded the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize  by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec (CDPDJ). This prize recognizes an individual or an organization that makes a significant contribution to the defense and promotion […]