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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2023

March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A day to commemorate the horrific shooting of 69 people who were peacefully protesting Apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa, and has now grown to raise awareness for this and many other events like it all over the world. Here in Canada, many groups such as Indigenous communities face racial discrimination and persecution every day, and it is the duty of all to actively work to recognize and eliminate racial persecution when we are confronted by it on an individual and systemic level. The CTRC has compiled a list of resources to support you on your learning journey, wherever you are.


The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has a vast library of teaching resources on a variety of subjects such as Every Child Matters, and Black History in Canada. The Museum also has playlists of resources designed by teachers for teachers, which you can find here.


The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a variety of educational resources, categorized by grade level, focused on supporting those learning about the racial discrimination Indigenous people face in Canada.

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson and Julie Flett

This website is for educational purposes. If the situation is urgent, please call 911, or your local emergency services providers.