Conferences, Trainings and Events

The Canadian Red Cross helps disseminate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to government bodies, the armed forces, academia, policy makers, teachers and youth.  We hold a number of events across the country to help educate Canadians on the importance of IHL and to foster dialogue on contemporary challenges and debates.



First time offered in British Columbia!

What: Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Educator Training
Who: Senior and Junior High School educators and curriculum advisors
When: August 23-24, 2016
Where: Canadian Red Cross Main Office in Burnaby, B.C. (3400 Lake City Way)
Cost: FREE; lunch is also provided.
To learn morehttp://ehl.icrc.org
 
  • Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an education program for young people (13-18 years) to learn about humanitarian action, international law, war crimes and justice.
  • The EHL toolkit, in French and English, contains 36 hours of educational activities & prepared lesson plans
  • Complements the Canadian and World StudiesSocial Sciences and Humanities, and English Studies curriculum
  • Includes instruction from the National Senior Legal Advisor of the Canadian Red Cross, a representative of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and local teachers currently using the EHL curriculum in their classrooms
  • Participants receive the Exploring Humanitarian Law toolkitCanada and Conflict toolkitcurriculum maps, and certificate of completion   

If you wish to register or have any questions please contact EHLBC@redcross.ca 


Exploring Humanitarian Law: 2-Day Educator Training


Ottawa
Fri. Oct. 21 to Sat. Oct. 22, 2016

University of Ottawa Faculty of Education
LAMOUREUX HALL (LMX)
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier private  
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Toronto
Tues. Aug. 23 to Wed. Aug. 24, 2016 

Humber College Business School
3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, Ontario
M8V 1K8
 
  • Complements the Canadian and World Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, and English Studies curriculum
  • Includes instruction from the National Senior Legal Advisor of the Canadian Red Cross, a representative of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and teachers currently using the EHL curriculum in their classrooms
  • Participants receive the Exploring Humanitarian Law toolkit, Canada and Conflict toolkitcurriculum maps, and certificate of completion  
If you wish to register or have any questions please contact andrea.mcarthur@redcross.ca or ehl@redcross.ca.
   
   Ottawa, Oct. 21 - 22          Toronto, Aug 23 - 24

Humanitarian Education Teacher Training


The Syrian Refugee Crisis and violations of International Humanitarian Law around the world have made humanitarian education in the classroom more relevant than ever. 

What: Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Teachers Training
Who: Senior and Junior High School educators and curriculum advisors
When: May 11-13, 2016 from 9am-4pm
Where: Canadian Red Cross Office in Burnside (133 Troop Ave. Dartmouth, N.S.).
Cost: FREE; lunch is also provided.
To learn more: http://ehl.icrc.org
  • Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an education program for young people (13-18 years) to learn about humanitarian action, international law and justice.
  • The EHL toolkit, in French and English, is an approved resource with the Department of Education and contains 36 hours of educational activities & prepared lesson plans
  • Includes instruction from the National Senior Legal Advisor of the Canadian Red Cross, a representative of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and local teachers currently using the EHL curriculum in their classrooms
  • Participants in the EHL Teachers Training will receive a toolkit and certificate and learn practical methods to teach about humanitarian values, humanitarian responses to armed conflict, war crimes and international justice.
If you wish to register or have any questions please contact Michael Stephens michael.stephens@redcross.ca ; 1-877-260-9673