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AWARD-WINNING HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM REACHES OVER 14,000 CANADIAN YOUTH
The Asper Foundation has announced the 2017 Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program for grades 7 to 9 students across Canada. The program deals with topics ranging from racism to genocide and is aimed at promoting understanding and sensitizing Canadian students to the consequences of racism. For more information, click here.
LAUNCH OF THE NEW HUMAN RIGHTS & HOLOCAUST STUDIES WEBSITE
The Asper Foundation is pleased to unveil the new website for Human Rights & Holocaust Studies Program in time for the program’s 18th year of operations.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS & HOLOCAUST STUDIES PROGRAM GOES GREEN!
With very large numbers of high school students and chaperones from across Canada having travelled to Washington, DC and now travelling to Winnipeg, MB annually through The Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program, the Foundation recognized the real need for the program to help alleviate the effects of its share of carbon dioxide emissions. The program has established an annual contribution to charitable organizations that plant and care for trees. A donation has been made to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit, charitable organization. As well, a donation has been made to the Jewish National Fund of Canada’s Go Neutral program. This year’s program donation will result in the planting of almost 1,200 trees which, when fully grown, will provide daily oxygen for up to 4,800 people and release up to 540,000 litres of water daily into the air. Please click here for program recognition from JNF Canada’s Go Neutral program and Tree Canada.
PROGRAM CELEBRATES SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS WITH FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS, AND INUIT STUDENTS
From 2001 to 2017, over 1,000 Aboriginal students from every province spanning British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Yukon and Nunavut territories have participated in The Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program including students from Winnipeg’s inner-city and communities such as Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, ON, Norway House Cree Nation, MB (Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation), Cross Lake First Nation, MB (Pimicikamak First Nation) and Opaskwayack Cree Nation, MB. The Asper Foundation has directly contributed almost 1.9 million dollars for the participation of these students.
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