past news & miscellaneous messages

13 Oct

2019

Sara Corning Honoured in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education was honoured to participate in a series of events that commemorated the life of its namesake nurse, teacher, and humanitarian. The events took place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, between September 13 to 15, 2019, and were hosted by the Sara Corning Society. On September ...

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5 Mar

2019

Teachers Workshop 2019: Teaching the Armenian Genocide in Ontario Classrooms

On March 2, 2019, the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, organized a free teachers’ conference for Ontario educators called “Teaching the Armenian Genocide in Ontario Classrooms.” The workshop started with a session by Facing History and Ourselves facilitator Ben Gross, who discussed ...

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1 Jun

2017

Happy Canada Day From the Corning Centre

July 1, 2017, marks Canada’s 150th birthday and the 94th anniversary of the arrival of the first 46 Armenian genocide orphans at Georgetown, Ontario. A group of 50 were collected from the London, UK-based Armenian Refugees (Lord Mayor's) Fund Orphanage in Corfu, Greece, and traveled via Marseilles to Cherbourg, France. ...

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24 Apr

2017

Armenian Genocide: A Just Resolution—Corning Centre Conference

July 1, 2017, marks Canada’s 150th birthday and the 94th anniversary of the arrival of the first 46 Armenian genocide orphans at Georgetown, Ontario. A group of 50 were collected from the London, UK-based Armenian Refugees (Lord Mayor's) Fund Orphanage in Corfu, Greece, and traveled via Marseilles to Cherbourg, France. Four were held back ...

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1 Mar

2017

Corning Centre Introduces Women of 1915 at POM Special Screening

The Corning Centre had the honour of introducing Bared Maronian's inspiring and powerful documentary, Women of 1915 for the second time at Hamazkayin Toronto Pomegranate Film Festival Committee's special encore presentation in benefit of the A.R.S. Armenian School annual Telethon on Saturday, February 25. Corning Centre Founder and Chair Raffi ...

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6 Jan

2017

New Publication—Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide

We are excited to announce the publication of Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide, edited by Scott W. Murray and published by the University of Calgary Press. The book includes a chapter by Corning Centre Founder and Chair Raffi Sarkissian. "Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based ...

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10 Nov

2016

Holocaust Education Week—Memory and Justice: The Armenian Genocide

The Corning Centre had the honour of participating in Toronto's Holocaust Education Week this year with a presentation titled Memory and Justice: The Armenian Genocide in partnership with Temple Kol Ami. The event took place on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 7:30pm at Temple Kol Ami during the Friday night service. Raffi Sarkissian, founder ...

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5 Apr

2016

April Is Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

Through a motion passed unanimously in 2013, the Toronto District School Board declared April as Genocide Awareness Month. On April 24, 2015, the Canadian Parliament also unanimously passed Motion M-587, declaring April of each year as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month and April 24 of each year as Armenian ...

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29 Mar

2016

From Remembrance to Action: Exploring Upstanders Facing Difficult History and their Importance in Today’s World

On Tuesday March 8, the Corning Centre co-organized a TDSB student conference at the Central Technical School, in cooperation with Alpha Education, Facing History and Ourselves, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and the TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre.  The conference, which was attended by over 100 students, was titled "From Remembrance to ...

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2 Mar

2016

Book Launch “The Call From Armenian: Canada’s Response to the Armenian Genocide”

The Corning Centre, in partnership with the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Ontario, hosted two book launch event for "The Call From Armenian: Canada's Response to the Armenian Genocide" by Aram Adjemian. Both events, one held in Cambridge on Friday, February 19 and the second in Toronto on Sunday, February ...

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