Please note that the registration is now closed.

From June 27 to 29, 2018 in Montreal, in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, the Montreal Holocaust Museum is organizing a training seminar for educators on Holocaust education and human rights in Canada.

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

Studying difficult subjects furthers reflection on the roles and responsibilities of individuals, governments and the international community in the face of human rights violations. It assists in reflecting on the vital role of history in contemporary society. Workshops and presentations will address a variety of questions: the historical method of study, critical thinking, analytical judgment, reflection on contemporary world issues and respect for diversity, through the lens of Canadian history and curricular needs.

Please note that the registration is now closed.

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

To consult the seminar program, please click here.


  • 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 peoples in Canada.


  • 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
  • Anita Tenasco, Director of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre
  • Sivane Hirsch, Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Additional activities offered during the seminar

Additional Information


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


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


The seminar registration fee is $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

Scholarships for accommodation and transportation are available to qualified candidates. We expect that these costs will be covered for most participants. Applications must be sent in by April 15 and 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 is 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.


Receive our invitations

Subscribe to our emailing list to receive our latest communications, public statements and invitations to our events.

Complete the form

Visit our virtual exhibit

Learn about genocide to better understand how it can and must be stopped.

Learn more

Read our public positions

The Museum implements actions and programs to sensitise decision-makers and the public.