Welcome to Freedom Day 2020

September 24, 2020


Even though the world may look a little different this year, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is thrilled to present you with Freedom Day 2020 - a free virtual program delivered to thousands of schools across Canada today.

Freedom Day is an annual program that was created to commemorate the life and legacy of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal and to inspire Canadian youth to be change-makers and build a better future by taking a stand for freedom, justice and human rights in their communities.

Watch the Freedom Day video below to hear from this year's featured speakers, including Holocaust survivor Max Eisen, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire and youth activists.


Click here for the audio transcription of the Freedom Day video


Teacher's Guide

Below you will find the accompanying Teacher's Guide provided to educators to engage in content from the video and to extend the lessons to connect with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Click here to download the guide.

Stay in Touch

Feel free to reach out to our education team any time at education@fswc.ca

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a top Jewish human rights foundation committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs.

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