Activities

Whether new to Canada and unsure how to get involved, or highly-engaged, these activities support people in their journey as active citizens. Co-created with settlement sector staff over two years, our curriculum activities are made to meet participants where they’re at.

The activities have been designed to be used by settlement sector staff with their clients, ideally in a group setting using asset-based facilitation. Asset-based facilitation supports learners in finding and applying what they’re good at.

Every activity features a facilitator guide and activity sheet for participants. Some will have slide decks. Some activities can be delivered in one two-hour session,  whereas others are better to spread out over multiple sessions. In terms of delivery, some activities are only appropriate for online delivery, others for in-person. In a few case, they can be adapted for either.

For more guidance about how to deliver these activities using an asset-based approach, check out the Instruction Guides to Facilitation.

Watch this video to learn more about the JAC activities, and how they can benefit you and your programs!

All Activities

Build Skills
Advocate and vote on the issues that matter to you.
Discover Self & Community
What makes you feel like you belong in your community? Through art and performance, explore what helps you feel safe & attached to your neighborhood.
Learn the Fundamentals
Empower yourself with knowledge of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, its impact on personal freedoms, and gain confidence in discussing contentious topics.
Build Skills
It’s easy to be swayed by misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to spot it and, more importantly, how to fight it.
Learn the Fundamentals
Empower your community with a deeper understanding of our society, gain ideas for engagement, & enhance confidence in seeking information from public institutions.
Build Skills
Learn the principles of being an empathetic listener.
Discover Self & Community
What paths are you taking on your journey to active citizenship?
Take Action
This activity empowers participants to improve persuasive public presentations, understand deputations at city/town hall meetings, and confidently engage in public meetings for community issues.
Discover Self & Community
Every neighborhood has things that make it unique. Explore them through photography.
Build Skills
Participants reflect on their own skills and how they can be used to make change in their communities.
Discover Self & Community
Immigrants face huge obstacles when they come to Canada. Learn about those who defied their odds, how they did it, and how others can do the same.
Learn the Fundamentals
Discover the inner workings of tax collection and identify the diverse responsibilities of Canadian governments.
Learn the Fundamentals
Participate in an interactive activity to grasp the dynamics of the three government levels.
Take Action
Engage in advocacy, discovering societal concerns, and honing persuasive English letter-writing skills to communicate with elected representatives on important issues.