Global Citizenship Education

ACGC understands Global Citizenship to be an ethos, a way in which to see and understand the world. It refers to a sense of belonging to the global community and common humanity, with its presumed members experiencing solidarity and collective identity among themselves and collective responsibility to act at the local and global level.
– Adapted from UNESCO: Global Citizenship Education: An Emerging Perspective (ED/2013/PSD/PHR/PI/4)

ACGC provides various professional development opportunities for educators and the public to devleope their skills in global citizenship education.  To hear of upcoming opportunities, subscribe to our Teach newsletter.


Educator Roundtables: Connecting Practice with Social Justice & Global Citizenship

From November 2021 to June 2022, ACGC welcomes teachers from across the province to participate in Educator Roundtables. Sign up here.

Participants will join discussions with other educators around the province who are passionate about connecting and expanding students’ engagement with local and global realities. The aim of these roundtables is to provide a collaborative forum for participants to learn from each other’s lived experience, share best practices, and explore new ideas in a safe space of mutual trust and respect.

Contact Bill Howe to learn more.

SDGs in Alberta Schools: Youth Perspectives for a More Sustainable World

ACGC, TakingITGlobal, and The Centre for Global Education are leading a provincial youth dialogue called “SDGs in Alberta Schools: Youth Perspectives for a More Sustainable World.” Become one of twelve schools across Alberta (students ages 12-18) that will develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and empower them to self-advocate around key global issues.

Participating students will engage in a series of 4 videoconferences, accompanied by associated learning activities that create spaces and opportunities to reflect on how their communities can better engage with and enact the SDGs in their schools and communities.

Each participating school will be invited to:

A series of 4 SDG-focused Interactive videoconferences (Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1, & Dec 8). The four, 45min video conferences co-led by an SDG guest expert and an ACGC Top 30 Under 30 Award Winner. These events will be recorded and available for watching at a later time.

Completion of four online activities, synthesizing work into a final report (Dec 11 & 12). Interested students will be invited to participate on a virtual writing team to co-author a guiding document, targeted specifically to government and non-governmental organizations, that answers: “How do Alberta youth want to learn about and engage with pressing global issues in a post-covid world?” Youth will identify calls to action on how these groups can support youth moving forward. It will challenge local, provincial, and national stakeholders to further develop support, strategies, and objectives informed directly by Albertan youth.

Contact Thomas Coldwell to express your interest and join this initiative