Tour in the News

As the Tour for Humanity travels across Ontario you can follow us through local media.

The Tour In Pictures:

The Tour In Pictures

Here are some recent posts:

2016

Students get a lesson in social justice and heroism on a bus (Toronto Star)

Tour for Humanity transforms Nobleton students, pushes attitudes of change (YorkRegion.com – King Connection)

Classroom in Converted Bus Helps Tell About Atrocities in Humanity (Windsor Star)

Tour For Humanity teaches importance of fighting hate to Windsor-Essex Catholic board students (ourwindsor.ca)

Tour for Humanity to Pass Through Kenora (Kenora Daily Miner and News)

The Tour for Humanity stops in North Bay (baytoday.ca)

Combating Hate in Communities (North Bay Article)

Area ‘not immune’ to hatred (North Bay Nugget)

Tour4Humanity On The Road

2015

Tour for Humanity Brings Message to Barrie (The Barrie Examiner)

Tour for Humanity rolling into Barrie’s Am Shalom (The Barrie Examiner)

How learning from the past may help make a better future (Parkhill Gazette)

Students receive a lesson in tolerance (Parkhill Gazette)

SHDHS students challenged to make the world a better place (Lakeshore Advance)

‘There’s still work that needs to be done:’ Dartmouth teen wins human rights scholarship (Metro Halifax)

Stopping hatred starts with you, students told (Hamilton Spectator)

Wiesenthal centre brings Holocaust, dark periods in Canadian history to students (Burlington Post)

Midland students learn about holocaust from touring exhibit (Barrie CTV)

Tour for Humanity teaches Midland students about hate, human rights (Midland Mirror)

Tour for Humanity stops in Oshawa (The Chronicle)

Tour for Humanity driving home message of tolerance with students (Brampton Guardian)

Education : Tour for Humanity bus visits St. John’s College (Brantford Expositor)

A bus tour that teaches Tolerance to young people (Canadian Jewish News)

Tour for Humanity bus exposes Guelph kids to hate and hope (Guelph Mercury)

Tour for Humanity Mobile Bus Teaches Tolerance and History (Indian Country Today Media Network)

Tour for Humanity brings anti-hatred campaign to Henry Hudson students (Scarborough Mirror)

Toronto tour using words to ‘bring humanity forward’ in kids (Metro Toronto)

2014

Tour for Humanity aims to make the connection (Niagara This Week)

Tour for Humanity visits Fergus School (Enterprise News)

Lessons of the Holocaust (Bradford Times)

Will History Repeat Itself? (Inside Belleville.com)

Dedication to ending intolerance (National Post)

Raising voices against hate and intolerance (The Regional Municipality of Peel)

Raising voices against hate and intolerance (The Oshawa Express)

Bus stop: Durham gets a lesson in tolerance (durhamregion.com)

Mobile Tour for Humanity brings Holocaust and human rights discussion to Peel (mississauga.com)

2013

High-tech bus promotes tolerance (The Canadian Jewish News)

Tour for Humanity begins journey in Oakville (Inside Halton)

Mobile classroom promotes cultural respect (York Region)

Tour for Humanity Overview Video (by Kristin Demeny)

 

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Newsletters:

October 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014

 

Here are some testimonials about the Tour for Humanity:

“The presentation included a lot of information-very eye opening for the students. Connections between cyber-bullying and historical events were made-very important!”

Mrs. McCrindle Gr. 7/8 Teacher, Simcoe County District School Board

 

“I was bullied, you feel lonely in times of bullying, people are aware of what to do but they don’t always apply their knowledge so it’s important to discuss so we know what to do and how to prevent bullying from happening”

Shannon, Gr.6, Ottawa Catholic District School Board

 

“Belleville is very fortunate to have the Tour of Humanity, a very innovative educational outreach initiative in our community. This is an excellent opportunity to educate the youth, young adults and our community in our collaborative efforts to improve the safety and well-being of a community.”

Cory McMullan, Chief of Police, Bellevile

 

“I was so excited to see that the Friends of Simcoe Wiesenthal Centre had developed an innovative way to deliver their outstanding curriculum locally through a mobile classroom. South Simcoe Police is excited to welcome the Tour for Humanity bus to our communities and I am impressed with the positive response that we are seeing from not only our officers, but also from our community leaders and media partners”

Richard Beazley, Chief of Police, South Simcoe Police Service

 

“I commend this innovative approach to community outreach. Through workshops on topics including the Holocaust, genocide, bullying, heroes and leadership, more students, educators and law enforcement representatives across Ontario will not only be educated, they will be moved. And that’s when learning is most effective – when it illuminates and guides who we are. . . Good work nourishes the soul. It can change lives.”

Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David Onley

 

“…The Tour for Humanity bus is such an important initiative from the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center. I am so pleased that people across Ontario will have an opportunity to learn about tolerance and inclusiveness in such a unique way. Those values are the foundation of a fair society, and my government is proud to support this project…”

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premiere of Ontario

 

“Upon seeing the Tour’s bus I was struck… viscerally by two… thoughts – first, just how fantastic this bus will be as an educational tool for spreading the message of tolerance, social justice and human rights, but, conversely, that it is a shame that we still struggle to achieve a world in which these values are held by all…. I have no doubt as this bus crosses our province spreading its message that the Tour for Humanity will be instrumental in achieving positive change.”

Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario NDP 

 

“We were very excited to hear about the Tour For Humanity… Being a board that… is some distance from Toronto, we are excited about the Centre bringing this wonderful learning opportunity right to our board.”

Bonnie Talbot, Superintendent of Education, Upper Grand District School Board

 

Media Contact: Stacey Starkman
Director, Communications and External Relations
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
5075 Yonge Street, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6C6
416-864-9735 ext. 32
sstarkman@fswc.ca

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