#StandForCanada Youth Challenge highlights

In 2017, 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 guides, developed in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Plus check out What’s Your Story? - A Canada 2017 Yearbook. This CBC/Radio-Canada publication is now available for free in English & French on iTunes and Amazon.

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 16 Titles

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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Included in this collection

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

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

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

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 9-12 students at Catholic Central High School

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: K-6 students at Connaught School

This video was created by K-6 students at Connaught School in Calgary, Alberta, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Peace, safety, human rights, nature and gratitude are just some of the words that define the Canadian experience for these students.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/04/2017

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

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