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The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates under the general authority of the Canada Council for the Arts . Its role is to act as a forum for governments and civil society, and to mobilize the participation of Canadian organizations and committed individuals in UNESCO's mandated areas: education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication and information.
May 2, 2013
Maher-McGregor team honoured with World Press Freedom Award
Adult Learners' Week in Canada (ALW)
April 6 to 14, 2013
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud once again to join with its many partners to celebrate Adult Learners' Week in Canada.read the press release
From December 10 to 12, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) in Canada, welcomed more than 300 students, teachers and other guests to a student conference entitled “Learning to Change our World Together”.Read more
Video by Paméla Bisson, YAG member
On the occasion of the visit to Canada of Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director-General and Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO organized a presentation on October 25 in Ottawa.
In this message prepared by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Marcel Caya, Chair of the Canadian ad hoc Committee for Memory of the World, talks about audiovisual heritage and the urgency of preserving it.
The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'Youth and skills: Putting education to work', will be launched October 16th at UNESCO in Paris, France.
On the occasion of World Teachers' Day , the Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, David A. Walden, will join some of Canada’s most outstanding educators for "Teachers Talk" - an exploration of best practices and innovative approaches to teaching,with the 2012 national recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education .
October 11 – 13, 2012 Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montréal, Québec HCF Annual Conference in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP), Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage, and Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage.
The Toolkit for Municipalities, Organizations and Citizens - Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination is now online. Read more
This kit invites you to learn more about the valuable work being carried out by UNESCO Chairs in Canada and their partners around the world. Read more
World Views, a photo contest celebrating Canada’s 15 natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites. View Pictures
53rd AGM Toronto 2-4 May 2013
"Reflections on Future Directions of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, 2012-2017"
Annual Report of the
Programme and Budget, 2012-2013, 36 C/5
An Appeal for UNESCO-Donate now
Freedom of Expression in Broad StrokesTravelling Exhibition
Exhibit Schedule BrochureSuggestions of activities
Report for Canada in Arts Education