Education Days

Teachers and Parents: Need some TLC in June? Let SSIF handle some of the Tuesday and Thursday planning for you with educational, and entertaining activities. Education day workshops include a natural art project, author readings, an Inuit culture presentation and more! TGIT!

Are you a teacher? Are you a student? Let us make your days a little bit easier, and a whole lot more exciting with SSIF Education Days in June.

We had thousands of students and hundreds of teachers across Canada participate in SSIF Education Days last year.

Upcoming events, workshops and presentations PREMIERE on the calendar date and time indicated.  These are listed first. Most program videos are available ON DEMAND at the same link.  These events are listed below.

Cultural Showcase with Prairie Fire, Tarniriik & Indigenous Experiences

Live premiere June 15th, 1:00 EDT
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Live premiere June 15th, 1:00 EDT

Metis Jigging - Praire Fire Jiggers Inuit Throat Singers - Tarniriik Pow Wow Teachings - Indigenous Experiences Pre-registered students and teachers from across Canada are invited to join Prairie Fire for a workshop designed to teach audiences about Metis culture and the joy of the jig. Tarniriik continues to share and perform Inuit throatsinging. Indigenous...


Author reading with Phyllis Webstad – Orange Shirt Day

Live premiere June 17th 1:00 pm EDT

Live premiere June 17th 1:00 pm EDT

Every year on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to honour residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at residential school: a story told for the first time in May 2013 that subsequently became Phyllis'...


Other Events

  • Author Reading and Teaching: Nibi’s Water Song with Sunshine Tenasco

    Live premiere June 1st 1:00 pm EDT

    Sunshine Tenasco reads her book, Nibi's Water Song, a story about a young girl's search for clean water. Schools and students are invited to participate in writing a letter in support of the clean water petition if they wish. Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec. She is a mom of four kids...

    June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Natural Printmaking with Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler, Algonquin artist

    Live premiere June 3rd 1:00 pm EDT

    Pre-registered Students/Teachers from Across Canada are invited to this pre-recorded art workshop and live Q&A with Emily Hoefler-Brascoupé. Collect flat natural objects, like leaves, flowers, flat pebbles, feathers and other items found in nature, to create prints from these natural materials. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler studied visual art and photography at...

    June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Artcirq : Inuit Culture & Northern Life

    Live premiere June 8th 1:00 pm EDT

    Pre-registered Students/Teachers from Across Canada are invited to this a documentary performance and live Q& A session with Circus Without Borders. The youth involved in this project will introduce themselves, and talk about how circus skills have been used to eliminate suicide in their community. Artcirq is an Inuit-performing arts collective with the mission to...

    June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Summer Birds Storytelling and Stencil Print Art with Simon Brascoupé

    Live premiere June 10th 1:00 pm EDT

    Pre-registered Students and Teachers from across Canada are invited to this stencil print workshop which includes storytelling about the summer birds. Simon’s grandmother would tell him and his brothers the story of the summer birds, where a giant head kept birds in a large cage preventing spring and summer from coming. Participants will hear the...

    June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm