Language selection

Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada


International Women Day’s learning toolkit

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate progress made and raise awareness of the work that needs to be done to ensure the full participation of women and girls for future generations.

This year, the Government of Canada’s theme is Every Woman Counts. It’s a reminder that all women, from all ages and walks of life, have a place in every aspect of Canadian society, including in the economic, social and democratic spheres.

Let’s celebrate the successful women around us, reminding today’s youth and girls that their dream is within reach.

We encourage you to join the conversation and celebrate International Women's Day in your classroom!

Engage students

As part of International Women's Day lead a discussion, assign a research project or have students debate on one of the following topics.

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

Spark a conversation

Encouraging your students to share their views and opinions on important social issues is a powerful way to engage them. Generate a dialogue in your classroom by asking students one or more of the following questions:

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

Lead activities in the classroom

Youth sitting around a table
Youth preparings posters
Students in classroom
Report a problem on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, please contact us.

Date modified: