BC Humanitarian Education Teacher Training

EHL teacher champion Danielle Zagar reviewing lessons in the Exploring Humanitarian Law toolkit

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 in Vancouver (Burnaby)

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Canadian Red Cross
3400 Lake City Way
Burnaby, BC
(Across the street from Lake City Way SkyTrain Station)  
Cost: Free (lunch provided)

Participants will explore classroom activities that introduce the principles of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and related issues, through the eyes of youth themselves.
  • Learn to implement practical activities dealing with issues relating to global conflict; international humanitarian law; human rights; war crimes; refugees; child soldiers; gender-based violence; attacks on civilians, hospitals, and schools; and environmental destruction due to war.
  • The Humanitarian Education (HEd) teacher training utilizes an easy-to-use, adaptable toolkit aimed at students 13 – 18 years of age.
  • The content of the HEd training complements academic subjects such as global issues, social studies, history, law, and language arts. Curriculum maps will be provided for most subject areas.
  • Includes instruction from Canadian Red Cross personnel and trained local teachers currently implementing humanitarian activities in their classrooms.
  • Participants will be introduced to the interactive resource Forced to Fight, the Exploring Humanitarian Law toolkitCanada and Conflict manual.
This training will be conducted in English but all above mentioned resources are also available in French.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon implementation of one activity in the classroom.

If you are not a teacher and wish to attend or you have questions, please send an email to Karyn.Stone@redcross.ca
Registration for this event is closed.