Celebrating Global Dignity Day

Today, October 12th, is the 10th annual Global Dignity Day. Established in 2005 by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant and Professor Pekka Himanen, Global Dignity is linked to the World Economic Forum’s 2020 process, in which leaders from politics, business, academia, and civil society join efforts to improve the state of the world.

Through a collaboration between TakingITGlobal, the Centre for Global Education, and the Samuel Family Foundation, schools across Canada are joining a video conference at 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern after hosting workshops and activities highlighting the role of dignity in our daily lives. You can view the session live below, which will be replaced by the recording when available:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement to mark Global Dignity day, saying that “I encourage all young Canadians to step up, show up, and speak up. Youth have the ability to think decades ahead and are not afraid to challenge the status quo today. As our government looks 40 years down the road – not just four – young Canadians will be instrumental in achieving this vision.”