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Toronto, October 15th, 2019 – Tomorrow, Wednesday October 16th, thousands of Canadian students and young leaders will gather in celebration of Global Dignity Day to empower youth with dignity. Hosted at the WE Global Learning Centre, the globally streamed event will link ten sites and 2,000 students, from Kitigan Zibi, Ontario to Alaska, through a live video-conference. These students will join 1 million of their peers in more than 80 countries, to celebrate Global Dignity Day.


Highlights of the national celebration will include the following special guest speakers and performers:

  • Her Excellency The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada and Global Dignity Honorary Board Member

  • Jaden Lake, 2019 National Role Model, by way of his father the Hon. Mike Lake, Edmonton-Wetaskiwin Member of Parliament

  • Kara Eusebio, a Global Shaper and leader passionate about building inclusive communities;

  • Meagan Commonda, 2019 National Role Model and Indigenous Leader

  • Morris Hayes with a musical performance as part of the global peace building documentary World Symphony For Peace


Who: 2,000 students and teachers across ten sites in Canada


What: The international celebration of Global Dignity Day


When: October 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Where: WE Global Learning Centre, 339 Queen St E Toronto, ON, M5A 1S9 Canada

See the following list for video-conference sites across Canada:


  • Soldotna Prep Soldotna, AK, USA

  • Queen Elizabeth High School, Calgary, Alberta

  • Mary Butterworth, Edmonton Alberta

  • Rothesay Saint John, New Brunswick

  • Sa-Hali Secondary, Kamloops, British Columbia

  • Collège Jeanne-Sauvé, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • École du Carrefour, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Kitigan Zibi Kikinamadinan, Kitigan Zibi, Ontario

  • Invest Ottawa — Bayview Yards, Ottawa, Ontario

  • WE Global Centre for Education, Toronto, Ontario


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:


For more information:


Lauren Fine

Media Liaison
Global Dignity Canada