LEARN works with schools, communities, and organizations in Quebec to put useful resources in the hands of educators. Our goal is to be more inclusive of Indigenous histories and to foster bonds between communities.

Teaching Ed4Rec?  Browse ways to include Education for Reconciliation in the classroom, and beyond:  activities, curriculum connections, and other resources for students and educators. 

Learning about Ed4Rec?  Learn more about the history and current state of affairs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis populations in Quebec and Canada.

Helping to create a culture of Ed4Rec?  Be part of a developing culture of Education for Reconciliation: success stories, projects, tools, partnership opportunities, and more. 

Education for Reconciliation LEARN Newsletter
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Education for Reconciliation Curated Resources. 

Education for Reconciliation: Beginning the Journey
Explore how to introduce Education for Reconciliation in the classroom with Ph.D. candidate and part-time professor Lisa Howell.

Teaching Education for Reconciliation


Teaching Education for Reconciliation within our curriculum relates to how and what is taught in schools, and often directly relates to the Quebec curricula in the form of its various subject-area programs.  In the context of reconciliation between peoples, this can also include learning from ancestors (ours and other groups), relationships between students and their (and others') past and present, current issues with regards to indigenous communities, their experiences, etc.  It necessarily also includes reflections on colonialism and its various processes and manifestations.

Resources and sites related to student learning:

Indigenous Peoples: The Vote, Residential Schools and Land Rights
LEARN has produced a document collection and teaching strategy for the period 1945-1980 on Indigenous Peoples: The Vote, Residential Schools and Land Rights.  This document collection is only available to Secondary teachers in Quebec, via the Education-Histoire community here:  Go to site  (If you are not a teacher, contact Paul R @ LEARN)


Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide by  @HistoricaCanada   Great selection of stories, timelines,  and activities  Go to site

Indigenous Languages and Secret Path Educator Resources by @learningbird
Educator guides, Mapping Activity, Languages info and more. Go to site

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)
Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. Various learning resources are available.  Go to site

Kairos Resources: Documents, Reports and Teachers’ Kits
Not just a “one-off” event, you can make the Blanket Exercise a catalyst for learning. Learn how to prepare and how to plan related lessons.  Go to site For Tips & Guidelines for hosting the Kairos Blanket Exercise in your school:  Use our quick guide to help you to... partner with a local indigenous community, introduce it to adults first, know your audience, and see reconciliation as an ongoing process. Go to site

100 Years of Loss Kit
An excellent curriculum kit for grades 6 and up about the Apology and IRS history with 12 lesson plans, supporting resources and visual aids, and teacher briefing sheets (Order page - recommended you request the ‘teacher bundle’ rather than the ‘edu kit’). 
Description on Where are Children  Order at Legacy of hope here

Project of Heart Quebec blog and resources 
"Project of Heart” is an inquiry-based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking the truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.  Resources on site include key documents, maps, timelines and more, as well as links to various Quebec-based sources. "Steps" walk students from discovery to social action.  Go to site   Learn more about how schools have successfully implemented Project of Heart.  Go to page

Learning First Peoples Classroom Resources by FNESC
The First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association, in collaboration with teachers and partners, have developed the Learning First Peoples series of teacher resources to support English Language Arts, Science Social Studies and Mathematics courses. Go to site

Reconciliation in the Classroom: The #150 Acts as a Pedagogical Tool
Reflections on why this is such a "valuable and useful tool for talking about reconciliation with students, regardless of the subject matter of the course.”  Go to site    (Based on the original list at 150 Acts of Reconciliation for the Last 150 Days of Canada’s 150 here)

Social justice competencies and essential counter histories
Developed by Lisa Taylor (Bishops University) these strategies help students frame and infuse their learning through the perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination.   Download

Their Voices Will Guide Us - Now available from @mmiwg:  
Download the Student and Youth Engagement Guide directly at http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/publications/   

"How teachers can integrate Truth and Reconciliation in their classrooms" from @EdCanNet -  including Infographic and resources! Go to site 

"How can we embed Truth and Reconciliation in every school? by @EdCanNet
including a Fact Sheet!  "Go to site 

"Joining the Circle Guide for Educators" toolkit by @copaonline for #ed4recLEARN
-- information, guides for group discussions, animated films, vocabulary, for indigenizing the
classroom, also First Nations, Métis &  Inuit peoples history teachings. Go to site 

Truth and Reconciliation ... PDIG 2017-2018 Report and Learning situation - curriculum-changing ideas and resource lists Go to site

Lesson Plans for various acitivies such as You Matter project, Letter to a Politician. Go to site


General information sites on Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples and communities, at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.  Their new site contains various topics, map room, success stories, etc.  Go to site

Indigenous Quebec  sections on Art and Culture, nations etc. Go to site

Indigenous peoples in Quebec.  Various entries on Wikipedia.  Go to site

Aboriginal peoples in Quebec (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)  Go to site

Native-land's Map of Indigenous territories in Canada and beyond! Go to site

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada  Various sections on Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit and Metis.  Now able to read and view Atlas contents online.  Go to site


Check out our Learning about Ed4Rec and Help create a culture of Ed4Rec sections too!

Learning about Education for Reconciliation


Learning about reconciliation in Canada could be as simple as learning more about the history and current state of affairs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis populations in Quebec and Canada (and indeed around the world).  It can also mean learning about the history, causes, process and future of reconciliation in Canada.  Browse below for information and action resources for educators, student, families, and the community.  Video collections (new!) at very bottom!

This content is primarily intended for use by educators as the content may be too mature for children and youth.


Teaching Through the Four Rs of Indigenous Education  “When educators and schools:  Respect First Nations cultural integrity;  Provide education that is relevant to First Nations Perspectives and Experience;  Foster reciprocal relationships; and Demonstrate responsibility through participation...  we can begin to Indigenize and decolonize schooling.”  Article  by Rachel Thorne Go to site  Also, check out their Learning Bird Blog Go to site

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies the commitment to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. Go to site

Paths to Reconciliation - Canadian Geographic Map and Resources 
Hundreds of Indian residential schools were never recognized in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement because they were operated outside the timelines of the agreement or by provinces or other organizations. Here are some of those schools. Go to site

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada  Various sections on Truth and Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit and Metis.  Go to main site

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Permanent home for all statements, documents, education resources and other materials gathered by the TRC the NCTR.  Go to site

Stories of Reconciliation from Community Foundations of Canada. Note specific sections such as "What’s our role in Truth and Reconciliation?" and others.  Go to site

Reconciliation at aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples. Go to site

Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem, it is a Canadian problem
CBC story with other helpful links below.  Go to site

Reconciliation Canada – A New Way Forward 
Various initiatives and growing list of resources Go to site

Dispelling common myths about indigenous peoples (ebook)
A useful pamphlet that helps clarify a few key myths that are still present in our society. From  Indigenous Corporate Training Inc, whose mission is "to provide training to get everyone Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® in their day-to-day jobs and lives."  Go to site

Quebec Aboriginal Tourism
Culture, legends, nations.  Information about the Indigenous communities you can visit throughout Quebec.  Go to site

McGill First People's House Library
List of recommended books.  Go to site

McCord Museum Thematic tours
Images & information on various First Nation cultures. Go to site or browse specific tours below:

Kanien’kehá:ka Kanakeráhsera Kahnawà:ke Branch of the Mohawk Nation
Learn about the Haudenosaunee, a constitutional democracy existing since time immemorial. Information on the Kanien’kehá:ka people, history and culture. Go to site

Innu Nation's Culture & History Bibliography of Innu works  
Organization that formally represents the Innu of Labrador, the two communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish.  Booklists, but also on community, culture, and history. Go to site

Tipatshimuna:  Innu stories from the land
Virtual Museum of Canada site on Innu and their history and territory.  Go to site

Naskapi Community website
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.  The people, location, community, etc. Go to site

Cree Nation Government
Cree Community and Culture section of the Cree Nation Government (CNG) of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee -Northern Quebec). Information on language, timeline, stories and related projects. Go to site

Learn about various Algonquin Nations, their history and current news and issues. Go to site



Log in to LEARN and use the CURIO button on your Learn Home page, and then you can access various collections, such as:

  • Indigenous Youth:  takes a closer look at the hopes, experiences and challenges of Indigenous youth in Canada today. Among the topics examined are cultural identity, community engagement, education, the environment and relations with law enforcement.  Go to site
  • Contemporary Indigenous Voices:  cultural awareness, traditional knowledge and the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada as we begin to explore reconciliation together.  Go to site.  Browse ALL their other collections.  Go to site  Or use their search engine. Go to site

Truth and Reconciliation TRC - CVR
Video collection on their main page.  Go to site  Vimeo site Go to site

NFB Indigenous Cinema main site
Discover the NFB’s rich online collection of Indigenous-made films  Go to site  
Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) at NFB 
Indigenous cinema on tour and convenient collection of film links to NFB Go to site
Indigenous Filmmaking at the NFB overview PDF
"NFB has produced over 280 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit directors. Today, more than 20 projects by Indigenous directors are underway at the NFB’s studios across Canada".  Go to site

8TH Fire invited twenty First Nations, Inuit and Métis reporters and filmmakers to produce short films from Aboriginal communities across the country.  Go to site

Reconciliation Canada – Video collection page
Regularly posting key information and current event videos Go to site

Working It Out Together
Currently in Season 3, this a thirteen-part documentary series that follows Kanien’kehá:ka Olympian and Health Advocate Waneek Horn-Miller on a journey to reclaim well-being, build an Indigenous movement of positive change. Go to site

Wapikoni Mobile
Films produced throughout Quebec by Indigenous youth.  Go to site

Namwayut: we are all one. Truth and reconciliation in Canada | Canada is ...  Go to site

TEDxdfd @starleigh_grass on Lessons to remember before thinking about, talking about and teaching about residential schools and reconciliation Go to site

Helping create a culture of Education for Reconciliation


Education for Reconciliation involves a culture shift in schools and communities.  Here you will find examples and resources related to how schools can develop an awareness of Indigenous peoples, history, culture, and other issues as well as models for how to partner with local and provincial indigenous communities, organizations, and elders.

Ed4Rec Projects in Our Schools... and beyond
See what some our Quebec schools have done, get a feel for what's possible, maybe follow from their example or access some of their resources and tools Go to page

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. Visit the main site but also their section on examples of ReconciliACTIONs!  Go to site

Our Dreams Matter Too
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society project, a walk & letter writing campaign. Go to site

Shannen's Dream Club
Resources from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.  Go to site

Une trousse pédagogique destinée aux élèves du primaire et du secondaire.
(Le Centre d'amitié autochtone de Val-d'Or)  Go to site

Enhancing Indigenous Education Through Co-Creation
Conferences and co-creation examples for Indigenous youth.  Go to site

First Nation Education Council of Quebec
Information on FNEC and the latest developments in First Nations education.  Go to site


Contacts and What's New (#Ed4RecLEARN)





Stacy Anne Allen
RECIT and Social Sciences Consultant

Ben Loomer
Provincial Resource Team and ELA Consultant

Paul Rombough
LEARN Social Sciences Consultant


Learning Bird @learningbird
Downie Wenjack Fund @downiewenjack

Kairos @kairoscanada
Aboriginal Resources  @aboreducqc 
Indspire @Indspire
Idle No More QC @IdleNoMoreQC
native-land.ca @nativelandnet
APTN National  @APTNNews
CBC Indigenous @CBCIndigenous
Unreserved (Rosanna Deerchild) @CBCUnreserved
Tracey Deer  @traceydeer
Puamun Meshkenu  @PuamunMeshkenu
Reconciliation Canada @Rec_Can
Government Canada - Indigenous @GCIndigenous
Starleigh_grass  @starleigh_grass
Windspeaker News @windspeakernews
Josiane Asselin (MEES contact) @JosianeAsselin
Inquiry\Enquête @MMIWG
IndigenousWalks @IndigenousWalks
Bob Joseph @wewap


Turtle Island Reads facebook page! facebook.com/groups/342598369804667/
National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation.  @NCTR2015
4 Seasons of Reconciliation  @ReconciliationEducation
CBC Indigenous  @CBC.caIndigenous
@APTN Television and @APTN Investigates

Networking Sessions 2021-22

December Building Relationships for Reconciliation: Networking Session Slide Presentation

February Building Relationships for Reconciliation: Networking Session Slide Presentation

April Building Relationships for Reconciliation: Networking Session Slide Presentation

Ed4Rec resources that we are posting now

Looking for #Ed4Rec resources that we are posting now.  

Visit our developing Wakelet sections here, or browse resources below.