November 24, 2019
B’nai Brith Canada
TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to launch an exciting educational initiative that promotes diversity and teaches valuable lessons of inclusion to both elementary and high school students.
Since 1875, B’nai Brith has led the fight for human rights and equality in Canada – and we are proud to constantly be promoting this cause in new and exciting ways.
The Diverse Minds Creative Writing competition invites high school students to reflect on the value of a society rooted in mutual respect, by writing and illustrating a story aimed at elementary school students (Kindergarten – Grade 5).
This contest is about peer-to-peer learning and recognizing that students will lead the way in creating school communities where diversity is embraced. The goal of Diverse Minds is to empower our youth to become role models for each other and understand that their impact reaches beyond their classrooms.
The inaugural competition took place last year in Manitoba and, because of its tremendous success, we are expanding to launch in four regions across Canada for the 2019/20 school year: Manitoba, Hamilton, Montreal, and Edmonton.
The winning book in each region will be published in a colourful hardcover format and distributed to all local elementary schools and public libraries.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place books, and the Top 10 Finalists will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in June 2020.
For more information, visit www.bnaibrith.ca/diverseminds