#StandForCanada

This year, to mark Canada's 150th and explore the theme of what it means to live in Canada, we hosted the #StandForCanada contest. Here are some of the highlights of entries received from K-12 classes across Canada. Watch the videos below or check out some of the written submissions we received, including poems, short stories, and a very funny play!

You can continue to explore themes of citizenship and identity by downloading our StandForCanada teacher resource guide, developed in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Plus keep an eye out for What’s Your Story? - A Canada 2017 Yearbook. This CBC/Radio-Canada publication will be available for free in English & French in early December on iTunes.

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Teacher Guide(s)

  • #StandForCanada Youth Challenge highlights - poems, stories, artwork + more!

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  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 1 to 6)

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  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 7 to 12)

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Episodes

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5/6 class at Cadarackque Public School New

This video was created by Grade 5/6 students in Ms. Hilton's class at Cadarackque Public School in Ajax, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. The grand prize winners in our draw, these students share their thoughts on the importance of education, diversity, the environment, being caring citizens and more!
  • 2017
  • 00:04:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 9 students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School New

This video was created by Grade 9 students in Ms. Di Felice's Native Studies class at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. In a probing newscast, HT students examine Canada 150 through the lens of treaties, Indigenous rights and reconciliation. 
  • 2017
  • 00:04:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 10-12 students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School New

This video was created by Grade 10-12 students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. This multilingual short drama tells the story of a student named Luis who begins to understand his own identity by exploring his family's journey as immigrants to Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 7/8 students at Leahurst College New

This video was created by Grade 7/8 students in Ms. Campbell's class at Leahurst College in Kingston, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. These students share their reflections on what is important to them about living in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 4-8 students at Gordon B. Attersley Public School New

This video was created by Grade 4-8 students in the Equity Club at Gordon B. Attersley Public School in Oshawa, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. These students explore what it means to them to be Canadian by acknowledging that they are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and researching the Williams Treaties.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: K-8 students at Harriett Todd Public School New

This video was created by K-8 students at Harriett Todd Public School in Orillia, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Their Canada 150 celebration is truly a movement!
  • 2017
  • 00:04:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 9 students at West Vancouver Secondary School New

This video was created by Grade 9 students in Ms. Thind's class at West Vancouver Secondary School in B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. To celebrate Canada's 150th, these students examine the tumultuous relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, from early exploration to Confederation, from residential schools to reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 9-12 students at Catholic Central High School New

This video was created by Grade 9-12 students in Ms. Fontana and Mrs. Loupas-Smith's Art classes at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5 students at Pleasantville Public School New

This video was created by Grade 5 students in Ms. Mangat's class at Pleasantville Public School in Richmond Hill, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Led by Glenn Marais, the students sing a song they wrote about the power of respect and equal treatment for all.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 8 students at A.J. Smeltzer Junior High New

This video was created by Grade 8 students at A.J. Smeltzer Junior High in Sackville, Nova Scotia, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Their historical tour of multiculturalism calls on a diverse mix of respected and celebrated voices to reflect on why diversity is at the core of Canadian identity. These students were the only participants to submit their video in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017