On this page you will find personal opportunities for growth and classroom resources. While we hope this gets you started please know this list is not exhaustive. There are many wonderful resources available that are not listed. We encourage you to actively seek out resources and commit to continued learning. 
Opportunities to Learn and Grow
  • Strongly encourage everyone to come out and attend the local Orange Shirt Day event! Click the link for the poster to see times and location! 
  • A tool to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people to foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action. 
  • A virtual discussion taking place September 30th to explore the National day for Truth and Reconciliation, the significance of September 30, what it means for reconciliation in Canada, and how we can participate meaningfully. 
  • The link will take you to a section titled, 'Our Sites', here there are a number of sites, such as; Where are the Children?; Forgotten Metis; We Were So Far Away The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools. 
  • Read through the calls to action and find out the current progress on each of the calls. 
Classroom Resources
  • A 5 day national event open to all schools for youth grades 5  -12. The goal is to continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Conversations that include the truths of Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Metis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content and activities for students - all supported by artistic and cultural performances by Indigenous artists.
  • This link will take you directly to the Teacher Resource Section of the site. Here you will find lesson plans for grade 8 and up (available in both French and English), printable sticker sheets and an activities list. 
  • The Caring Society has 7 free Ways to Make a Difference (campaigns) for First Nations children and their families. Learn more about these 7 Ways and how you and your class can participate!
  • The ARPDC has developed wonderful pre-recorded events that are appropriate for use with Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • Use these K to Gr 12 lessons leading up to September 30 to have age appropriate classroom conversations about the history and legacy of residential schools. 
  • Written by Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, this magazine is aimed for students in grades 5 - 12 and is available in both French and English. 
  • Includes Educators guide. Each Chapter teachers students about Residential schools and treaties. 
  • Accompanied by educational resources this magazine is both a guide and a journal for young people. 
  • Download or use online this document includes activities and teacher tips to support implementing it with your class
Watch this video about talking to kids about Residential Schools and an overview of some great books.