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Playing it Fair in the City of Surrey

Charting the Success of the Equitas’ Play it Fair! Program National Child Day (November 20) is fast approaching. Every year in the lead up to National Child Day, the City of Surrey in B.C. hosts a Kids Conference in partnership with community organizations like Equitas, to celebrate children in their community. The Surrey Kids Conference

Equitas Receives More Than $1 Million for Its Youth Civic Engagement Model

Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs), today announced that the Government of Canada is providing funding of $1,036,856 to Equitas, valid until 2018. As we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary next year, we will use the funding to engage youth in a national dialogue around the values that we want to see in

“Always make your voice heard!”: inclusion and youth leadership at Equitas first Diversity Speakers Series event

41 iconic floors up on a foggy Montreal morning, three young people shared their visions for the future at Equitas’ first Diversity Speakers Series event. Held inside the conference room of the Royal Bank of Canada on the top floor of Place Ville Marie, Schadlin and Youveline from Maison d’Haiti and Moussa from Canadian Roots

Renewing our collective commitment to future generations: building inclusive, equitable and safer communities – A message from our Chair of the Board of Directors and our Executive Director

The plight of millions of refugees and migrants shocked the world in 2015, and one question kept surfacing: what can we do to help in our communities? As we turned to our network of alumni, partners and friends for ideas and inspiration, they were unanimous in underlining the important need for human rights education to

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 +

Launch – New study and training on the prevention of torture in Francophone Africa

Prévention de la torture au sein de la Francophonie Lancement de l’étude de base “Portrait de la torture en Afrique francophone” et de la première Session régionale de formation aux droits humains d’Equitas dédiée à la prévention de la torture Equitas-Centre international d’éducation aux droits humains et ses partenaires lancent officiellement aujourd’hui le projet « Prévention

Equitas Diversity Speakers’ Series — Young Montrealers building more welcoming and inclusive communities

Thank you for the inspiring exchanges on youth leadership in building more welcoming and inclusive communities in Montreal. Read our blog. Wednesday November 16, 2016 // 7:30 to 9am At RBC – 41st Floor of 1, Place Ville Marie, Montreal Our guests Youth voices : Schadlin and Youveline from Maison d’Haiti and Moussa from Canadian

On November 20th, #PlayItFair with Equitas for National Child Day!

 National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the adoption of: –       The Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959 –       The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Equitas at the U.N.

Hon. Stéphane Dion recognizes Equitas’ work advancing inclusion and respect for diversity. We’re very excited to share that Equitas was directly referenced by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at the United Nations as an example of Canada’s commitment to inclusion. The Hon. Stéphane Dion was giving his closing remarks at the High-Level Panel on Inclusion

Strengthening the movement against homophobia and for the rights of LGBTI people in Haiti

Kouraj pou pwoteje dwa moun (Kouraj), Union de personnes luttant contre la discrimination et la stigmatisation (UPLCDS), American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Equitas launch a new project in Haiti funded by the European Union. Kouraj, UPLCDS, AJWS and Equitas are pleased to announce the launch of a new project in Haiti to protect the

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