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June 21 2012: Youth use art to explore human rights issues

Congratulations to GCC La Violence’ team, a partner organisation working in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, who implemented an artistic project with youth from Chomedey de Maisonneuve High School in Montreal. GCC La Violence recently received a $ 500 bursary from the Speaking Rights program to conceive and implement a youth engagement project. They choose art as a mean

June 14, 2012: Coming soon! – Play it Fair Day 2012

  Play it Fair! Day 2012 Suggested date: around August 12, International Youth Day Age: 6-12 years old Time: variable (you can pick and choose the type and length of activities) Group size: variable (you can combine several groups or even camps) Location: at your camp or at a nearby park Values: cooperation, respect, respect

June 8, 2012: New additions to the Play It Fair! Toolkit

New activities and indices are available right on time for the 2012 summer camp season! These new sections include 6 fun activities, 3 updated indices that include the new activities and a new index of activities by time. All of these additions are available for download and can be added to last year’s toolkit to

May 29, 2012: Internship Opportunity in British Columbia

The intern will contribute towards the achievement of Equitas’ overall objective of promoting a culture of respect for human rights and diversity by supporting the implementation of the Play it Fair! program in day camps in Vancouver. Working closely with key local partners, the intern will support the participating camps in their use of the

May 24, 2012: Important information for IHRTP participants

33rd  International Human Rights Training Program, Montreal, Canada, June 2 to June 22 June , 2012  Information for participants Please follow the links below to find the preliminary schedule of the program, a description of the special activities, as well as logistical information about your participation in the IHRTP.    IHRTP schedule What to pack Information

May 23, 2012: Internship opportunity – Aboriginal Outreach

Equitas is offering an internship to develop an approach for reaching out to Aboriginal communities across Canada by building on existing partnerships and developing new collaborations. Candidates must be currently registered in university studies in a relevant field and be returning to full-time studies in September 2012. Deadline for application is June 12, 2012 For

May 12, 2012: Citizenship Education in the Middle East and North Africa

Nineteen human rights and community educators from Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Morocco took part in a five-day training on the use of Equitas’ new toolkit Let’s Act Together for Change in Broumana, Lebanon from May 8 – 12, 2012 The toolkit is an integral component  of Equitas’ program in the Middle East, Citizenship Education in the

April 21, 2012: Workshop for Tel-Jeunes youth peer counsellors

On Saturday April 21, 2012, Equitas’ Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Élise Voyer facilitated workshops on the Speaking Rights toolkit with over 50 Tel-Jeunes youth aged between 12 and 17 during their provincial conference. Coming from all over the province of Quebec, these youths are working  in their schools to help their peers and contribute to developing healthy and responsible skills

April 15 – 21, 2012: National Volunteer Week

One of Equitas’ important resources is its team of dedicated volunteers, be they professionals who sit on the Board of Directors or offer their expertise pro bono, families who host a dinner for participants of the International Human Rights Training Program or students who volunteer their time at the office. We take this occasion to

April 18, 2012: Speaking Rights in Lanaudière

The Equitas team was welcomed at the Café-Rencontre youth centre in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies to give a training workshop on how to use the Speaking Rights toolkit in their work with 13 to 17 year olds.  Twenty-two youth workers and coordinators from 12 youth organizations in the Lanaudière region enthusiastically took part in the training. “This training

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