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Shaking The Movers Is Calling for Applications from Youth in BC

Voices of youth in BC at times go unheard.  Additionally, there are limited opportunities for youth to learn about their rights and how they can influence public policy decisions and impact systems change. To address these issues, Shaking the Movers BC will provide young people with a forum to discuss and develop their leadership skills, […]

Equitas recognized as B.C. multicultural champion

On November 18, 2016 Equitas received the British Columbia Multicultural Award 2016 in recognition of our work building welcoming and inclusive communities in B.C. and across Canada. It is an honour to share this recognition with those who work hard to support multiculturalism, celebrate and embrace diversity and differences in our communities. News Release from […]

City of Surrey Wins National Play It Fair! Award 2016

City of Surrey Wins National Play It Fair! Award 2016 for exceptional work with children and youth A child participating Play it Fair! activities in MYzone after-school drop-in program in Surrey, B.C. Surrey, November 20, 2016 — Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education is pleased to announce that the City of Surrey is […]

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 […]

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