Every Child Matters

Reconciliation through education

Co-produced by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Canada’s History

Posted August 14, 2020

Produced in collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, we are pleased to announce the publication of Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education.

Written by award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, this magazine, which is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, is aimed for students in grades 5–12 and is available in both English and French.

Each chapter teaches children about residential schools, Treaties, and the historic and current relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Accompanied by supplementary educational resources, the magazine is both a guide and a journal for young people as they explore their feelings, build confidence, and foster greater respect and empathy throughout their reconciliation journeys.

Sign up to receive a free digital version of the magazine. As a complement, you’ll have access to free digital lesson plans and classroom resources.

Incomplete registrations are not guaranteed delivery of requested material.

Please note: We are out of print copies.

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Save the date! A nationwide virtual Orange Shirt Day event will be held on September 30th.

Designed for students in Grades 5 through 12, this virtual event, together with the magazine, provides an opportunity to learn first hand from Residential School Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, artists and leaders from nations and cultures across the country. Educators can select the events they wish to livestream for their students and download free educational resources.

This national gathering is hosted by the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation and will bring together a diverse and inspiring program of Truth and Reconciliation activities to coincide with Orange Shirt Day. As Canadians, we are called upon to take action to learn, share and celebrate, and to build a better country together!

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