British Columbia Teachers for Peace and Global Education
A Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers' Federation


Relevant Organizations

There is much to be gained by partnering with organizations in the community who are working towards the same end goals,  that of teaching for citizens of the world who demonstrate humanitarian concern & are cognizant of living in a socially responsible manner.

If you know of an organization that should be added to our list, please contact us at

Amnesty International:
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

Check out specifically the Committee for Action on Social Justice (CASJ)
A public forum for dialogue and information concerning the conflict in Israel-Palestine

Or check out the international version of Building Bridges
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations.

The GEC was founded by Pummy Ksur and takes the Global Education movement into the larger world by linking all the current global issues not only to each other, but also to how we chose to live. And, then encourages ways of extricating ourselves from being part of the problem creators.

Peace It Together:
Peace it Together unites youth from opposing sides of a conflict for a program of dialogue and filmmaking. The films they co-create are used as peace-building tools to advance reconciliatory approaches to ending the conflict.

PeaceMaker challenges you to succeed as a leader where others have failed. Experience the joy of bringing peace to the Middle East or the agony of plunging the region into disaster. PeaceMaker will test your skills, assumptions and prior knowledge. Play it and you will never read the news the same way again.
Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education. We are focused on advancing and supporting the movement for educators and advocates for education to do our part in supporting our colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions here at home and around the world.

If our schools today are to produce truly global citizens, then that puts a heavy burden on educators to stimulate critical thinking about the critical issues of the day – war and peace, global conflict and inequality, issues of gender, race, class, and so on. It’s a long list. Teaching for Peace is a new web resource where we bring it all together, and provide easy-to-use, practical classroom lessons as well as comprehensive links to resources for peace education.

Promoting a culture of peace for children through education is the main intent of ‘Acts of Transformation: from War Toys to Peace Art’.

Why do we allow our children to play with war toys? What values are learned?

Children play with toys to learn socialization skills that foster growth and development, to become self-reliant, self-disciplined citizens. 'The Promoting a Culture of Peace Society of BC's hope is: that children who participate in this project will learn to display a sense of social and environmental responsibility, who will understand and support the values of a democratic, pluralistic and peaceful society.

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.

In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.” 

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is one of the world’s best recognized charities for children and a leading advocate for children, helping to build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Unique among world organizations and among those working with the young, UNICEF has the global authority to influence decision-makers and the grassroots partnerships to turn innovative, life-saving ideas into reality.

The vision is to raise awareness of social justice issues and inspire people to take action.
The goal is to promote films, and to provide a forum for discussion about social justice issues.

Wide Open Exposure is a documentary production team based in Montreal made up of social justice organizers and media activists. They collaborate with different organizers to enrich the on-going grassroots efforts with relevant, vital media. They work with educators to bring critical independent film and video on issues of social, economic and environmental justice into the classroom.