Education Centre

AKFC works with Canadian educators to deepen their understanding of global issues and empower them with practical tools and strategies to engage their students to become active global citizens.

We want to help educators, parents, and students explore issues around international development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and gender equality. As a trusted leader in development for over 40 years, AKFC helps you connect young people to the world, with real-world case studies, videos, quizzes, and other activities. 

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In Canada, AKFC works with caregivers and educators to empower them with practical tools and strategies to engage students as active global citizens. All of this work, in Canada and globally, promotes gender equality, an active, inclusive civil society, and environmental sustainability — using approaches based in evidence and research.

Professional Development

We have PD sessions just for educators!

Professional Development for Educators 

Our virtual PD sessions help educators bring global citizenship, the Sustainable Development Goals, and themes of identity and inclusion to their classrooms. They are perfect for educators who want to learn more on these subjects, acquire new skills and resources to help them in the classroom, or run their own workshops within their districts or school boards.

Here are some of our favourite activities from our resources and monthly newsletters. 

Virtual Voyage education package. Being an informed global citizen is more important now than ever before. The following educational package has been designed to assist teachers in bringing international topics and discussions into the classroom and to raise awareness of the work Aga Khan Foundation Canada has been doing across the globe.

Looking at our world. Screen this short video (Home – 0:30) to introduce the concept of our shared planet/home. Follow-up with some questions and activities from our online classroom resource (on page 5). 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These ambitious goals belong to all countries. We can ensure their success by finding the goals that speak to us and taking action right here in our own communities. 

Test your knowledge. Who doesn’t love a quiz?! This Kahoot activity will help weed out fact from fiction when it comes to gender equality and global development. Click here for the accompanying discussion guide. 

Climate change and food security. Watch a short video and explore issues that inspire budding environmentalists.  

Local to global. You might be ready for a bigger project at home, or maybe your students are working on independent study units. Many community projects can still be done while at home or by connecting with community members online.  

Global citizen quiz. What type of global citizen are you? Take this online quiz to find out what your skills, passions, and interests say about you 

Primary resources. Most of our resources are geared towards secondary students. We know that many younger students are keen global citizens, so here is a list of the primary resources we like. 

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