Each year, we select stories that move youth to take action on crucial issues like Reconciliation, Climate Change and Humanitarian crises.
In 2021-2022, we partnered with The Schad Foundation who provided a $55,000 donation on behalf of schools to Indigenous-led conservation efforts. No school fundraising was required.
Our 2022-2023 campaign is focused on Human Rights and is described below. Meanwhile, watch our 2 minute video from last year.
Our Good With Words theme for 2022-23 is Human Rights.
Today, over 100 million people have been forced to flee their homes. That is the highest number to date. Of that figure, over 27 million have fled their country because of conflict, violence or human rights violations and 53 million are displaced in their own countries, including those in Ukraine.
Two-thirds of the world’s refugees come from five countries of origin. Syria is ranked number 1 and Afghanistan number 3.
We hope schools hosting these book walks will engage in meaningful social action to raise awareness and take steps to drive change. We have partnered with other organizations to help enrich the learning experiences and embedded social justice activities. We are grateful for the contributions and assistance from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.
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