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Who we are

Educational Activism: Resources for Change began in 2007 to further the work of the Teacher Activism: Social Justice in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities Conference. OISE extended its Educational Activism mission towards a new work group with UNICEF, and the Ontario Secondary Teachers‘ Federation (OSSTF). The initial premise of this alliance was to support and foster educational activism best practices beyond OISE‘s annual conference.

Through a three-year partnership with UNICEF, OSSTF has offered regional global education and social justice conferences. The goal has been to reach out to new and experienced federation members and help them integrate equitable practices in their workplaces.

What began as collaboration for the conference has now expanded into an Educational Activism Research Group. This group envisions a process to support, and extend the work of activist educators across the country. Our work has been organized into various stages. Currently, we are planning a series of web based "pod-casts" focusing on the past, present, and future of equity work and educational activism in Ontario.


This website includes:

-Profiles of Educational Activists in written, audio and video formats answering the important and interesting questions.
-FAQs on the pressing questions in educational activism including how to get involved and what is means for teachers.
-Resources to help teachers infuse social justice and equity into their classroom and help their students.
-Activist planning tools to help plan social justice workshops and school improvement programs.
-A Social Justice conference planning guide with detailed samples of the material needed to plan and organize the conference.

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