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Planet School: Building a Greener World

It’s not easy for teachers when students strike and urge governments to act on climate change. Depending on school policy, it can be hard for educators to know how to respond. ...

Talking To Young Students About George Floyd

I search, “How to talk to kids about police violence.” “Talking to children about racialized violence.” I know experts say children are never too young to talk about race, but ...

Women In and Out of the Closet

When the Canadian government updated the criminal code in 1954, it made a small but significant change to the law regarding gross indecency. It removed the phrase “male ...

SOGI: Getting the Terminology Right

Gender fluid. Two-spirit. Trans. Cisgender. These are some of the terms students can use to describe themselves and where they are on the spectrum of sexual orientation and ...

LGBTQ+ Refugees in Canada

The persistence of violence against LGBTQ+ people in countries where homosexuality is legal remains worrisome and creates a refugee situation that is not that easy to prove.

Trying to Lay Low

It isn’t easy to teach the history of decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. We interviewed three gay men who were there and remember what it was like.