All Canadian school programs prepare students to become educated, responsible and engaged citizens. The history of the Holocaust and human rights violations allows us to explore issues directly related to building better citizens.

Studying difficult subjects allows us to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of individuals, governments and the international community in the face of human rights violations. It also allows us to draw links between lessons from the past and contemporary society. Students will be able to develop a variety of skills including the following: the historical method of study, critical thinking, analytical judgment, reflection on contemporary world issues and respect for humanity.

Seminar participants will be selected by the Montreal Holocaust Museum. To apply and request financial aid, please complete the following pre-registration form by April 15th.

Program for the training seminar about teaching the Holocaust and human rights in Canada


  • How to teach difficult subjects?
  • How to teach about the history of the Holocaust from a Canadian perspective?
  • How to use the history of the Holocaust and human rights to teach citizenship?
  • What resources are available to educators interested in teaching about the Holocaust and human rights?
  • What are the best practices and methods for teaching about the Holocaust and human rights?
  • Why and how should educators use primary sources?
  • Past and present treatment of Indigenous communities in Canada.


  • Geneviève Audet, Professor, Department of Specialized Education and Training, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Marie Battiste, Mi’kmaw scholar, Professor at the College of Education, and founder and first academic director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Erin Corber, inaugural Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies, Dalhousie University (TBC)
  • Adara Goldberg, Faculty member, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University
  • Sivane Hirsch, Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Azrieli Foundation
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • John Abbott College
  • Legacy of Hope Foundation
  • Mikana
  • McCord Museum
  • Museum of Jewish Montreal
  • Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Center
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • USC-Shoah Foundation

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Additional Information


The conferences, workshops and guided testimonies will be offered in French and English. Simultaneous translation services will be available at the conferences.


The seminar will take place over the course of three days between Wednesday, June 27 and Friday, June 29, 2018. The details of the schedule will be confirmed shortly.


The seminar registration fee costs $150 (CAD) and includes 2 lunches and 1 cocktail dinner. This cost is not covered by the scholarship. It will be billed once candidates have been chosen.

Financial Aid

Scholarship for accommodation and transportation are available to qualifying candidates. Applications will be reviewed by the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

For more information or (514) 345-2605 extension 3054 (Cornélia Strickler)



The seminar for educators Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights in Canada was made possible thanks to our generous patrons, Ruth Grubner & Victor David Foundation and Goodman Family Foundation as well as the generous support of Thomas & Riva Hecht and Sarah & Irwin Tauben.

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