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.


Most of our 2021 programming including expert-led workshop videos, live performances and cultural presentations, is available year-round for on-demand viewing. Supply lists, instruction sheets and other resources can be downloaded from individual event pages. 
The Legacy Artist Showcase is made possible with funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.

Latest Past Events

Seared Venison Frenched Rack with Sweetgrass sauce SUDBURY, MANITOULIN & TORONTO

Chef Billy Alexander

Chef Billy Alexander guides participants in the preparation of an amazing meal featuring Venison loin rack, a sweet sauce made with torched sweetgrass and a Beet, Butternut Squash stack with traditional corn. Meal kits are available for 2 or 4 guests. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door...


Indigenous Celebration & Drive-In Concert – NOW June 29th

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Canada. Celebrate with a summer evening of drive-in entertainment including a cultural showcase of Inuit Throat Singing & Hoop dancing (7 pm), performances by SSIMA’s Nominees Silla & Rise and Twin Flames (8 pm) and then, be mesmerized as 200 drones, in synchronized formation, fill the sky with light and colour to tell the story of Indigenous Ontario- exciting new drone show was specially commissioned by Indigenous Tourism Ontario. (10 pm).

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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Cultural Showcase with Prairie Fire, Tarniriik & Indigenous Experiences

    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...

    June 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Author reading with Phyllis Webstad – Orange Shirt Day

    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'...

    June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm