Equity Essentials

Engaging students in issues of equity and inclusivity can be a life-changing experience – particularly when it engages the mind and the heart and inspires action to create positive change. This workshop will provide a framework approach to equity education that can be applied to any grade and/or subject. Using resources that are readily available to everyone and through creative, interactive activities, you will leave this workshop with tangible ideas that will transform human rights education learning in your classroom.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre of Holocaust Studies.

Zoom Webinar Presentation

Presenter: Melissa Mikel, FSWC Director of Education

Audience: K – 12


Canadian Race Relations Foundation Polls:


Statistics Canada Hate Crime Report:


Paperclips Project


FSWC websites:




Books Referenced in Presentation:

High School Readers:

“By Chance Alone” by Max Eisen – https://bychancealone.com/

“Prisoner of Tehran” and “After Tehran” by Marina Nemat

“Irena’s Children: A True Story of Courage” by Tilar Mazzeo

Picture Books:

“Jars of Hope” by Jennifer Roy (about Irena Sendler)

“Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto” by Susan Goldman Rubin

“Irena’s Jars of Secrets” by Marcia Vaughan