Resources for Teachers

Integrating refugee issues into the classroom allows teachers to introduce concepts of diversity, respect, understanding and tolerance. 

Photo: © UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

Our teaching resources help illustrate the difficulties refugees face from the moment they flee their homes, to the time they have adapted to a new home, or have been able to safely return home.

They also bring awareness to the notion of difference and the importance of welcoming new people. Teaching children about the plight of others empowers them to become global citizens and contribute to a brighter future for all. To learn more, subscribe to UNHCR’s mailing list.

Classroom Resources

Publications by topic

Looking for reliable information about refugee issues and refugees and asylum seekers in Canada? Check out our publications page to access information on the resettlement process, up-to-date statistics, and more.


Interactive Experiences

Do you know what it is like to be a refugee? Find out by playing our Children on the Run interactive experience.

In this interactive digital experience, you will meet Luis and Clara, two children on the run. Follow their journey as they flee gang violence in search of safety and security. How will you react to the tough decisions refugee children are forced to make every day?

Hold a Fundraiser

Getting your school or university involved is a way of making a huge impact for those forced to flee—not only will you be raising crucial funds, you’ll also be raising awareness of humanitarian and refugee issues to your students, peers and community.

Organise a film night, hold a panel discussion, host a dance and more—there are many ways that you can get your school involved! Download our fundraising toolkit and start your fundraising activity today.

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