Educational Resources

Engaging young people in reconciliation and social justice nurtures compassion and moral courage, and bolsters self-confidence. At the Caring Society, we support educators in providing opportunities for young people to take part in activities that foster reconciliation and culturally based equity for Indigenous children and youth. 

The Caring Society aims to identify quality resources to individuals everywhere. Below are a list of resources for youth, students, educators and families to incorporate into their studies and everyday life. Ranging from Early Childhood to Post-Secondary our selection of books, films, educational programs and toolkits will surely be a good start for those seeking to get a better understanding of Indigenous children and their families. 

Resources by Age Group

Post-Secondary

Senior Grades (14-18)

Junior Grades (12-14)

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
    Published by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
    Year Published: 2015
    Author:
    Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
    In order to redress the legacy of the residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission...
    Theme: Basic needs - water, housing, food security | Child & youth engagement | Child rights | Child welfare | Equality/equity | First Nations | Human rights | Indian Residential Schools | Indigenous | Inuit | Jordan's Principle | Social justice | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Junior Grades (12-14)
  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations par Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear est parti pour une autre aventure! Suivez-le alors qu'il découvre les savoirs traditionnels et que son oncle Huckleberry et son ami Lak'...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Junior Grades (12-14)
  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations by Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Junior Grades (12-14)
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Primary Grades (4-12)

  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations par Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear est parti pour une autre aventure! Suivez-le alors qu'il découvre les savoirs traditionnels et que son oncle Huckleberry et son ami Lak'...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Primary Grades (4-12)
  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations by Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Primary Grades (4-12)
    PDF File(s):

Early Childhood (0-4)

  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations par Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear est parti pour une autre aventure! Suivez-le alors qu'il découvre les savoirs traditionnels et que son oncle Huckleberry et son ami Lak'...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Early Childhood (0-4)
  • Published by: First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
    Year Published: 2020
    Author:
    Cindy Blackstock, illustrations by Amanda Strong
    Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his...
    Theme: Child & youth engagement | Culture | Education | First Nations | Indian Residential Schools | Inuit | Métis | Shannen's Dream | Spirit Bear | Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Early Childhood (0-4)
    PDF File(s):

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