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Docs For Schools

Docs For Schools shares thought-provoking, free films with over 110,000 students across Ontario during Hot Docs Festival and throughout the school year.

Screened in class and at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Docs For Schools selections engage young minds with today’s important issues, offering vital ideas, critical questions and new perspectives on topics that span the curriculum and touch their lives.

Docs For Schools selections explore such diverse and urgent issues as cyber-bullying, racism and law enforcement, refugees and female empowerment.

During the 2016-17 season, Docs For Schools screenings were successfully held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, and a popular programming partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum was introduced. The third annual Docs For Schools Teachers Conference attracted 100 educators from across Ontario to discover new ways of using documentary films to inspire learning.

**The 2017-18 school year programs will be announced in September. If you teach grades 7–12 in Ontario and would like to receive updates, email Lesley Sparks at [email protected] and follow us on Facebook.

Thank you so much for this incredible experience! My students and I were so inspired!

A. Williams, John T. Tuck PS, HDSB​
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DOCS FOR SCHOOLS FALL/WINTER

Free in-school and in-theatre screenings for students throughout the school year.

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DOCS FOR SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

Free in-school and in-theatre screenings during the Hot Docs Festival.

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TEACHER CONFERENCE

Enrich your lessons by learning how to best use documentaries as teaching tools.

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Presenting Partners

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Major Supporters

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