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March 30, 2012: Action Week Against Racism

In Montreal, March 19 to 25 was the Action Week Against Racism. On this occasion, Equitas’ partners in Montreal implemented activities from the Play it Fair! toolkit in order to increase children’s understanding of human rights, respect for diversity and peaceful conflict resolution. Here we can see children from the Wallaby et cie hard at

March 22, 2012: Montreal Life Stories Rencontres

Montreal Life Stories  Equitas is proud to be a part of the Montreal Life Stories Project. Based at Concordia University, the Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations is a community-university research alliance which involving a team of more than 150 people and 18 partner organizations.   This oral

March 8, 2012: Asma Jahangir to receive Equitas Award for Human Rights Education

Media Advisory  Courageous Pakistani Human Rights Defender to receive Equitas Award for Human Rights Education Montreal, March 8 – Asma Jahangir has been imprisoned, kept under house arrest and received numerous death threats in her native Pakistan for her commitment to equality and human rights. In recognition of her courage and unwillingness to be silenced

December 9, 2009: Phil Fontaine To Receive First Annual Equitas Award For Human Rights Education

Montréal – In honour of tomorrow’s international Human Rights Day, Equitas is pleased to announce that Phil Fontaine is the first recipient of the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education. This new annual juried award recognizes and celebrates exceptional contributions made in the field of human rights education. The award will be presented to Mr.

May 11, 2009: Equitas wins 2009 Québec Citizenship Award

On May 11, 2009, Equitas was awarded the Anne Greenup Prize at this year’s Prix Québécois de la citoyenneté at the National Assembly in Québec City. Awarded annually, the Anne Greenup prize recognizes contributions to the fight against racism by a non-profit organization in Québec. The prize was presented by Yolande James, Minister of Immigration

March 19, 2009: Equitas Annual Cocktail – A Sold Out Affair

For the second year in a row, it was a capacity crowd for Equitas’ Annual Cocktail on March 19. It was wonderful to see many loyal friends return and a large number of new faces who turned out to show their concern for human rights and support for Equitas. With over 200 guests attending, the

November 22, 2007: Equitas Hosts Its 3rd Annual Fundraising Cocktail With Guest Speaker Ishmael Beah

Over 200 people gathered for Equitas’ 3rd annual fundraising cocktail on November 22 where we had the great pleasure of welcoming Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier . All were moved as he spoke of the value and legacy of education and of human rights education. As a

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