This year, to mark Canada's 150th and explore the theme of what it means to live in Canada, we hosted the #StandForCanada contest. Here are some of the highlights of entries received from K-12 classes across Canada. Watch the videos below or check out some of the written submissions we received, including poems, short stories, and a very funny play!

You can continue to explore themes of citizenship and identity by downloading our StandForCanada teacher resource guide, developed in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Plus keep an eye out for What’s Your Story? - A Canada 2017 Yearbook. This CBC/Radio-Canada publication will be available for free in English & French in early December on iTunes.

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Teacher Guide(s)

  • #StandForCanada Youth Challenge highlights - poems, stories, artwork + more!

  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 1 to 6)

  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 7 to 12)



#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 3/4 students at Queen Mary Elementary School

This video was created by Grade 3/4 students in Mr. Weir's Songwriting Workshop (MrWeir.ca) at Queen Mary Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. It started with a simple statement: "Canada is 150 years old". But then one child raised his hand and said, "That doesn't sound right. There's gotta be more. What about the First Nations? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:02:09
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: K-6 students at Connaught School

This video was created by K-6 students at Connaught School in Calgary, Alberta, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Peace, safety, human rights, nature and gratitude are just some of the words that define the Canadian experience for these students.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/04/2017