Ambassadors of Change

The main mission of the CSYV’s Ambassadors of Change Program is to educate young Canadians (high school students) about the Holocaust by forging the values of diversity, justice and social inclusiveness.

Participating Schools

Alexander Galt High School (Quebec) Ashbury College (Ontario) FOCUS High School (Quebec) Glebe Collegiate Institute (Ontario) James Lyng High School (Quebec) Glenforest Secondary School (Ontario) John F. Kennedy High School (Quebec) Adam Scott Collegiate (Ontario)

Havergal College (Ontario) John Grant High School (Quebec) Lester B. Pearson Catholic H.S (Ontario) Mile End High School (Quebec) Lisgar Collegiate (Ontario) Outreach High School (Quebec) Merivale High School (Ontario) Rosemount High School (Quebec)

Royal Vale High School (Quebec) Notre Dame High School (Ontario) Royal West Academy (Quebec) Ridgemont High School (Ontario) St. Mark High School (Ontario) St. Matthew Catholic High School (Ontario) St. Paul Catholic Secondary (Ontario) Milton District High School (Ontario)

The program consists of bringing high school students to meet with Holocaust survivors where they share their firsthand experiences about the Shoah with young Canadians of varied faiths and cultures.

Prior to the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony, more than 200 high school students of varied faiths and cultures, from schools across Canada meet with Holocaust Survivors to participate in the Ambassadors of Change program. Survivors share their first-hand experience of the Shoah and students participate in a discussion regarding the relevance of the Holocaust’s lessons in today’s world and ways they can promote tolerance and inclusion within their own communities.

The CSYV’s Ambassadors of Change Program provides students with an opportunity to define their own roles as responsible Canadian citizens.

The personal accounts of Holocaust survivors and witnesses enable the new generation of Canadians to shape their multicultural identity and forge true Canadian values of equality, justice, democracy and respect of fundamental human and civil rights.

The Program helps educate future leaders who will cherish the value of diversity in multicultural Canadian society.

To learn more about how to participate in the Ambassadors of change program, please contact us by E-mail