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The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates under the general authority of the Canada Council for the Arts . Its role is to act as a forum for governments and civil society, and to mobilize the participation of Canadian organizations and committed individuals in UNESCO's mandated areas: education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication and information.
June 14, 2013
This past year, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO was fortunate to partner with Tribe of One, a national collective of Canadian artists, who fuse the rich heritage of indigenous cultures with modern forms of artistic expression. “UNESCO promotes the diversity of cultural expressions as a path for fostering social inclusion and building a culture of peace.” As you will see, Tribe of One’s performances are the embodiment of this statement. The following video was filmed in the context of the Kizuna Bond student exchange programme between Japanese and Canadian students. A collaboration between the Government of Japan and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
June 11, 2013
UNESCO celebrates in 2013, the 60th anniversary of the international UNESCO Associated Schools Network while the Canadian Commission for UNESCO is celebrating 10th year of the Canadian Network. To highlight these milestones and to help foster better understanding of what UNESCO schools stand for, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO asked students from 7 schools throughout the country to answer the following question: “What does it mean to be part of a UNESCO School?” This video is made of excerpts filmed entirely by the students themselves.
June 10, 2013
Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Secretary-General - Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Programme Officer (Social and Human Sciences), Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Programme Officer (Youth), Canadian Commission for UNESCO
May 2, 2013
Maher-McGregor team honoured with World Press Freedom Award
April 4, 2013
Adult Learners' Week in Canada (ALW)
April 6 to 14, 2013
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud once again to join with its many partners to celebrate Adult Learners' Week in Canada.
read the press release
February 5, 2013
From December 10 to 12, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) in Canada, welcomed more than 300 students, teachers and other guests to a student conference entitled “Learning to Change our World Together”.
Video by Paméla Bisson, YAG member
November 23, 2012
November 18, 2012
On the occasion of the visit to Canada of Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director-General and Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO organized a presentation on October 25 in Ottawa.
In this message prepared by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Marcel Caya, Chair of the Canadian ad hoc Committee for Memory of the World, talks about audiovisual heritage and the urgency of preserving it.
October 15, 2012
Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012 'Youth and skills: Putting education to work'
The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'Youth and skills: Putting education to work', will be launched October 16th at UNESCO in Paris, France.
September 19, 2012
Be There, Pitch In and Take Action!
October 11 – 13, 2012
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
HCF Annual Conference in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP), Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage, and Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage.
53rd AGM, Toronto 2-4 May 2013
"Reflections on Future Directions of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, 2012-2017" [PDF, 246 KB]
An Appeal for UNESCO-Donate now
[PDF, 2 MB]
Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes
Travelling Exhibition [PDF, 107.6 KB]
Report for Canada in Arts Education
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