Students in Malawi (Photo by Hilary Hall)

Resources for Schools

As I travel the country, I am increasingly struck by how the youth of our country understand the importance of civic involvement and what it means to be a global citizen. Many of them tell me about their engagement around the AIDS pandemic through their studies of social justice and global issues. I know that your collective work and commitment will be an enriching experience and provide another example of how Canadian schools and students can make a tangible difference in the world.
– Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, Executive Director

Canadian students can engage meaningfully in global citizenship, and begin to understand the critical importance of solidarity and action in the face of adversity.

Students and teachers can get involved by:

  • learning about HIV & AIDS in Africa
  • increasing awareness in their schools and communities
  • raising funds for grassroots organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic

Here are some resources to bring social justice and global issues into your classroom, including extensive bibliographies of books and videos:

Suggested Resources and bibliographies, all grades:

  • Books     
  • Websites   
  • Video resources are available by contacting the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Toronto District School Board: ‘Social Justice in Action’ curriculum on the HIV & AIDS pandemic

York Region District School Board: Issues Without Borders HIV & AIDS Awareness Curriculum

OSSTF/FEESO Curriculum: Common Threads

Partnerships in Education

Toronto District School Board

The Toronto District School Board and the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched a partnership on December 1, 2011 World AIDS Day. “This arrangement will help to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and give students opportunities for engagement and involvement,” said TDSB Superintendent Jeff Hainbuch. Elements of the partnership will see the development of a curriculum resource document for elementary and secondary students, Professional Learning for Teachers and Social Justice Student Leadership Programs. Read the press release from the launch.

Contact Healy Thompson anytime at 416-533-9292 or 1-888-203-9990 ext. 225 or email for more information and support to get started. 

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