DisruptED Youth Event

Ruth Bonneville/CMHR

Free – Advance registration is required

The Museum is proud to host the DisruptED Youth Event on February 1, 2018, in partnership with Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM).

This free youth event, part of DisruptED 2018, invites students to use social media platforms to build empathy and learn about social and emotional intelligence as necessary skills for the future of work.


Date: February 1, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Who: Grade 8 to grade 12 students from Manitoba schools



Each school is allowed to register a maximum of 16 students (minimum 8) and two teachers. The event capacity is 150 students.

Registration is now open and closes on January 15, 2018.

To register, please fill out and submit the online form.

We will confirm registration with teachers by January 19, 2018 and provide further details on the event.

If you have questions, please contact Anna-Laure.Koop [at] humanrights.ca.



A bagged lunch will be provided to students. Financial assistance for transportation is available upon request.


Program Description

This program is designed to introduce students to human rights by using social media as a platform to build empathy, promote change and become active citizens in the future of work. Students will begin their day by discovering some of the stories within the Museum’s exhibits through clues while using a variety of social media platforms to share these stories online. Students will collaboratively create social media posts using critical thinking and citizenship skills. 

The afternoon will consist of a keynote address by Ilana Ben-Ari, the founder, CEO and designer of Twenty One Toys, who will engage students in a workshop and dialogue session on the future of work and the Empathy Toy. 

Please note event activities will be available in both English and French while the keynote address will be delivered in English only.

Please note that teachers will be required to use their social media accounts as part of the program. Students are encouraged to be active online citizens during this event.