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February 14, 2013: Levelling the playing field: Building equality and inclusion through games

Equitas staff participated in a webinar organized by Cities of Migration, a Maytree Foundation initiative which seeks to improve the integration of urban migrants in cities around the world through the exchange of successful practices and learning activities. Equitas’  Play it Fair! program was featured as a good practice using the power of games to […]

December 10, 2012: Aimia announces sponsorship of Equitas

In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, announced its sponsorship of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program. This new relationship will foster trust and reciprocity, the fundamental principles underlying Aimia’s social purpose efforts. “Like Aimia, we believe empowering people with the knowledge and skills to promote human rights […]

December 5, 2012: Equitas’ annual fundraising campaign – Read Joséphine’s inspiring story

Our story begins in a garage in the outskirts of the capital city of Ouagadougou.  Running the garage is Joséphine Yameogo. Born in a small village into a very large extended family, in a society where “…girls were expected to serve the boys”, Joséphine has been fighting for equality her entire life. At the age […]

November 20, 2012: Heidy Wager wins the 2012 Play it Fair! Award

 Nov 20, 2012, Equitas is celebrating National Child Day by giving out its annual Play it Fair! Award. This year’s winner is Heidy Wager, from the Dawson Community Centre in Verdun, Quebec, where she is the coordinator of programs for 5 to 12 year-olds. Heidy is being recognized for the leadership and creativity she has […]

November 20, 2012: Game on: Ottawa Y kids try out Play it Fair!

On National Child Day, 20 local kids took part in activities at the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA to show government and city officials how they can be leaders in confronting discrimination and bullying. The event launched Equitas’ highly successful Play it Fair! after-school program to promote diversity and inclusion in the capital, thanks to continued support […]

November 20, 2012: Equitas launches program to help Ottawa kids stop discrimination and bullying

MEDIA RELEASE Play it Fair! Equitas launches program to help Ottawa kids stop discrimination and bullying Equitas and TD Bank Group team up to bring the recognized program to the capital Ottawa – Nov. 20, 2012. To mark National Child Day, Equitas is launching its highly successful Play it Fair! after-school program to promote diversity […]

October 17, 2012: Sparking action for social change. Read our 2011-2012 annual report.

In 2011-2012, Equitas supported over 26,000 men and women from 60 countries through our high quality international human rights education prohrams. In Canada, we made a difference in the lives of 76,000 kids in 20 communities. Read more about the highlights of the past year… Download the 2011-2012 Annual Report

October 18, 2012: Call for nominations for the Play it Fair! Award

Are you or your co-workers Play it Fair! Champions? Submit your nomination now for the Annual Play it Fair! Award. Dear Play it Fair! Partner, On Nov 20, 2012, Equitas will celebrate National Child Day by giving out its annual Play it Fair! Award to an individual (or team) who has shown leadership and creativity […]

August 1, 2012: Equitas joins forces with Montreal North kids to fight discrimination, bullying

Play it Fair! summer camps to make respect the next cool thing Some 500 kids taking part in Montreal North day camps will be learning to combat violence and intimidation while celebrating diversity during a full day of Play it Fair! activities on Wednesday, August 1. “We are enlisting the kids to become human rights […]

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