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

Adam Scott Collegiate
Alexander Galt High School
Cardinal Leger SS
Focus H.S.
Havergal College

James Lyng H.S.
John F. Kennedy H.S.
John McCrae SS
Kingston Collegiate & Vocational
Lauren Hill Jr.

Lauren Hill Sr.
Marymount H.S.
Mile End H.S.
Option H.S.
Outreach H.S.

Royal Vale H.S.
Royal West Academy
St. Marks HS
St. Paul CSS
Temple Israel

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