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Ottawa, October 11, 2016 – Tomorrow, thousands of Canadian students and young leaders will gather in celebration of the international day to empower youth with dignity, Global Dignity Day.

Hosted on Parliament Hill, the national event will link seven schools and students from Nunavut to Nova Scotia, through a live videoconference.

These students will join 500,000 of their peers in more than 60 countries to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Global Dignity Day internationally.

Who: Students and teachers across seven schools in Canada

What: The national celebration of Global Dignity Day’s tenth anniversary

When: October 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Parliament of Canada – Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Why: To empower individuals with the concept that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life

Established in 2005 by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant and respected Finnish professor Pekka Himanen, Global Dignity is an independent, non-profit, non-political organization focused on empowering young people with dignity. It aims to inspire respect, self-esteem and tolerance of diversity, as well as promote the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life. Visit our website at:

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For more information:
Olivia Bechthold
Director of National Engagement
Global Dignity Canada
(613) 539-5489