Summer Conference 2022
Can Geo Education is excited to announce that we will be hosting a free, nation-wide, virtual summer conference for teachers on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is Global Citizenship: Inspiring the next generation of changemakers. Register online to stay up to date!
Education Awards 2022
Do you know someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to geography in Canada or a teacher who has gone above and beyond to advance the geographic literacy of their students? Nominate someone today for either the Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy or the Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2022.
Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Contest Winners
The Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Contest for 2022 has concluded! Classrooms that attended one or more session with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and Parks Canada were eligible to participate in the contest by creating a presentation about the environment and conservation. Congratulations to our winners and all participating teachers this year!
Anthropocene Classroom Challenge Winners
The Anthropocene Classroom Challenge for 2022 has concluded! For the 2021-2022 school year, Canadian classrooms were asked to learn about the Anthropocene and raise awareness of human impacts on the planet by creating their own mini Anthropocene project. Congratulations to our winners and all participating teachers this year!
Learn more about Indigenous history, cultures, and perspectives for National Indigenous History Month!
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 the residential schools not recognized by the federal government’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement because they had been run by the provinces or other organizations. 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.