Tools for engaged learning
From Giant Floor Maps and hands-on activities to augmented-reality experiences and citizen science projects, Can Geo Education has an unparalleled selection of free educational resources to engage students and help them learn about the world they live in!
Ocean Week Canada
Discover Canada’s ocean waters and watersheds with the Ocean Week Canada augmented reality app! Find out how Canada is working to protect ocean and freshwater areas, explore your personal connection to the ocean, and take an immersive trip to the bottom of Atlantic Canada’s first marine protected area.
Free professional development
From melting glaciers to global biodiversity loss, climate change affects our world in many different ways. However, we aren’t powerless, and there are ways to affect positive change! Join our national summer conference to learn about the geography of sustainability. There will be a full day of professional development featuring engaging lectures, educational tools, and inspiring initiatives available to all Canadian educators!
Canadian Geographic Education strives to recognize teachers who are making a difference in and out of the classroom when it comes to teaching geography. Nominate an educator who inspires you for one of our awards! Applications are open until September 1, 2023.
Deep ocean exploration
Did you know that only about five per cent of the world’s ocean has been explored? Take a deep dive with our StoryMap about the ocean floor and learn about underwater landforms, ocean habitats, and the different types of technology used by oceanographers to learn about our underwater world.
Can Geo Education's Indigenous Resources
For National Indigenous History Month, Can Geo Education is highlighting its collection of Indigenous resources, which includes lesson plans, interactive websites, maps, activities, and much more. From treaty infographics to water conservation activities, there is a wide variety of topics to explore with your students!
Ocean Tiled Map
Discover our Ocean Tiled Map, which places the focus on the life, flow, and change found within the ocean! It comes with learning activities that explore everything from animal migrations to climate change, as well as a StoryMap about our relationship with the ocean. In order to protect the ocean for future generations, it is important to see the ocean as a living space.
Learn more about Indigenous history, cultures, and perspectives!
Discover our Indigenous resources
#ExploreCan is a program created by Canadian Geographic Education in partnership with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and Heritage Canada. There are learning resources and recorded virtual talks available for K-12 Canadian educators. Themes focus on treaties in Canada, science, environmental stewardship, and more, with a larger focus on truth and reconciliation woven throughout the entire program.
Paths to Reconciliation
This website features an interactive map that charts residential schools not recognized by the federal government’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement as well as unmarked burial sites associated with residential schools. It includes links to a series of firsthand accounts and related original-source materials from survivors and family members of survivors of these schools, as well as a film, a feature story in Canadian Geographic, a poster map, educational resources, and more.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
One of the biggest and most important projects that the Society has undertaken to-date is the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Recognizing that the stories were not ours to tell, the RCGS, Canadian Geographic, and Can Geo Education collaborated with a number of Indigenous and ally organizations and educators from across Canada to create this extraordinary atlas and its accompanying educational materials.