Bringing the world to your classroom

and your classroom to the world

The Centre for Global Education (CGE) develops and delivers virtual collaborative learning projects that engage and empower youth as global citizens, through connecting them to the people, places, and issues they are learning about in their classrooms.

Global education

About us

In today's rapidly changing landscape, ​fostering global citizenship is more crucial ​than ever. We believe that by providing ​students with opportunities to engage in ​meaningful cross-cultural experiences and ​develop a deep understanding of global ​issues, we can cultivate empathy, critical ​thinking, and a sense of responsibility ​toward creating positive change and taking ​local action.

Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of ​students in over 70 countries, have ​participated in our sessions, making CGE ​the largest provider of real-time school-​based collaborative programming in ​Canada.

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  • FREE 45-minute virtual events
  • Interactive & live-streamed on youtube
  • Students hear from topic experts
  • Interact, ask questions, participate in polls!
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Youth Dialogues

  • Rich learning programs that bring together students from diverse and inclusive communities across provinces, countries, and the globe,
  • Students build real skills in dialogue, critical thinking, and action taking, as well as build empathy through sharing of regional lived experiences and perspectives.

Live learning events open to teachers with students, parents with homeschooling children, and anyone interested in bringing global issues into their classroom or living room. Click the link below to register for any of our FREE K-12 events.

How does it work?




  • Select a session
  • Decide how you would like to ​participate > Live and interactive OR ​as a viewer on YouTube (you can still ​participate via chat!). *Live spots are ​limited and offered on a first-come, first-​served basis.
  • Review your FREE Educator Guide, ​with optional in-class activities, ​discussion questions, and lesson ​plans, videos, and art enhancements.
  • Select a student to introduce your ​school and say an interesting fact ​they have learning about the event ​topic
  • Join the Zoom or YouTube link at the ​scheduled time and date.
  • All events are saved on YouTube, so ​if you miss the live event you can ​tune in later!

Interested in seeing some of our past ​events? Check them out HERE!

Youth Dialogues

Enriched learning, advocacy, and action programs for students & classes. Created ​alongside project partners to educate, engage, and empower young changemakers!

Program Components:

  • Authentic child & youth consultation
  • Peer-to-peer regional, national, or ​global dialogue
  • Co-authorship of Policy Report or ​Manifesto
  • Calls for Change & Youth Action!

Examples of CGE Youth Dialogues

Global Child climate program

Bringing students from over ​70 countries together to ​learn, collaborate, and act ​on climate change

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A new global, school-based program for 13-18yrs in collaboration with Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity & International Union for Conservation of Nature ahead of COP16 in Cali, Colombia.

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Virtual Student Gallery

Art4Action is an annual international,

virtual art gallery hosted by the Centre for

Global Education. The goal of Art4Action is to ​encourage creativity from young people, to display

their thoughts, ideas, and emotions about global ​issues related to the UN SDGs. We want children to ​unleash their creativity on an unsuspecting world ​through paint, collage, sculpture, photography, or ​any other medium of their choice!

AP Nature & Land-Based Education Seminar

The Centre for Global Education, in partnership with Canadian environmental and ​educational organizations, Indigenous Elders and knowledge keepers, and experienced ​educators, have come together to co-construct a learning journey that centres land and ​place-based environmental learning at the side of youth lived experiences.

“This course has greatly increased my ​understanding of Indigenous culture and ​sustainability, such as devising various ​sustainable solutions through the lens of ​engineering. Throughout our inquiry question ​projects, we invented various sustainable ​designs, an example being a microsociological ​sustainable park chair to make sustainability ​economically profitable to incentivize ​environmentally-friendly activities from ​corporations who have the most impact on ​global matters.” (Student, BC)

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UNESCO Schools Youth Advocacy Council

Sponsored by CCUNESCO and organized by the Centre for Global Education, The ​UNESCO School Youth Advocacy Council gathers students from across Canada in ​monthly meetings, conferences, and virtual presentations. The goal of the council is ​to inspire fellow youth to take meaningful action for SDGs in their schools and ​communities while building a network of resources and connections across ​UNESCO schools.

Resources for Practice

Capacity building resources for organizations that look to educate and empower children, youth, and school communities.

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CGE- Systems dialogue Building Pan Canadian Nature Literacy

Nature education

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Teacher Resource Guide and Student Sparks

Nature education

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CGE Annual Report

2023/24 report on activities

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Our Partners

Centre for Global Education is committed to the principle that diversity in those we serve and our team is our strength. CGE defines acts of oppression as any intentionally or unconsciously discriminatory behaviour towards an individual or a group of people. CGE in all aspects of our operation and all levels of the organization does not tolerate acts of oppression and shall address any intentional or unintentional acts of oppression towards an individual or a group of people that creates barriers to access or inclusion.

Contact Us

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Executive Director

Sarah Flynn is the Executive Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in biomedical and clinical research and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Sarah has been an adjunct instructor and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.

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Online Learning Coordinator

Rebecca is the Online Education Coordinator for ​the Centre for Global Education. She has a B.Ed. ​from the University of Alberta in Secondary ​Education with a major in Biological Sciences and ​a minor in Mathematics. Rebecca comes from a ​rural area in Northern Alberta, Canada and has ​had the pleasure to work closely with many ​Indigenous youth in the classroom. She combines ​her passion for youth engagement, climate ​action, and social justice to inspire thousands of ​youth in her role at CGE.

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The Centre for Global Education is proud to call ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) home. We acknowledge the many diverse Indigenous ​groups that have resided on Treaty 6 Territory for time immemorial and who continue to be the caretakers and advocates of this land.