What: Over 10,000 students from Nunavut to British Columbia join 350,000 students in 50 countries around the world in celebration of the international day to empower youth with dignity, Global Dignity Day. The national Canadian event will link together seven schools and over 2,000 students through a live videoconference hosted from Parliament Hill. Andrew Bennett, Canadaʼs Ambassador for Religious Freedom, will be participating along with guest parliamentarians. The eventʼs livestream can be accessed via: http://new.livestream.com/takingitglobal.
- Belmont Secondary, Langford, BC
- Fieldcrest Elementary School, Bradford, Ont
- Centennial Regional High School, Greenfield Park, Quebec
- Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton, AB
- Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB
- Arctic College, Nunavut
Date: October 16, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: C-120 1 Wellington Building, Parliament of Canada, (Former Portrait Gallery)
About the Global Dignity Day: Global Dignity (GD) is an independent, non-political organization focused on empowering individuals with the concept that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life. Among those supporting this year’s cause nationally are: Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird; Health Minister, the Hon. Rona Ambrose; Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau; Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party, Megan Leslie;
Senator Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate; Halifax MP Scott Brison; Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Jeffrey Copenace and Inuit film maker Innosar Issakiark, to name a few.
For more details, please visit: www.globaldignity.ca.