School Workshops

History of Social Change Storytelling Workshops

We’re excited to announce a recent partnership with the Toronto District School Board that will see SEE Change bring its History of Social Change project into classrooms across the city. Our workshops are also available, on request, for any school in any city in Canada.


 To help develop informed, empathic and compassionate future leaders of Canada 


We believe that social justice is an important lens from which to learn about Canada’s unique and complex history. To fully understand our country, we must appreciate the rights and freedoms many take for granted – and how our social movements and their key players transformed our lives.

This project will allow students to gain a greater understanding of their past and appreciation for Canada’s struggle for social justice and the rights and freedoms they enjoy, while sharpening their storytelling skills.

Who are these workshops for?

Students in grades 5 to 12 in any TDSB school

Any other students who are interested

How will it work?

Leveraging the History of Social Change (HSC) project, each workshop will feature a renowned Canadian figure of a social movement who will share their personal story.

Then, a facilitator will provide a lesson in storytelling before leading the class through an interactive activity (chosen by the teacher from a few options).


By the end of the workshop, students will have honed their verbal and written communications skills, developed their capacity for advocacy and gained a deeper grasp of social issues in Canadian history and their impact on present day.

Workshops will focus on any of the following social movements:

Indigenous movement

Labour movement

Human Rights/The Charter of Rights

Women’s Rights

Black Canadian history


Marriage Equality

Environmental movement


Social Economy/Social Innovation

Disability Rights

Racial equality

Cooperative movement

Other movements customized to the needs of your classroom

For more information or to schedule a workshop

Contact Rebecca Pyrah, Project Coordinator:  historyofsocialchange at gmail dot com

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