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Valuing Our Differences

- The presentation covers diversity, inclusion, stereotypes and assumptions.

-A typical presentation involves a PowerPoint, a video, games, interactive activities and lots of

-For technical requirements, I will need to plug in to your Smart Board. If you do not have a
Smart Board, let me know and I can make alternate arrangements!

-The time of the presentations can be altered to suit the grade level. On average, elementary
school presentations are 30 minutes in length. Middle school is approximately 40-45 minutes,
high school is often 50-60 minutes. But all of these times can be tweaked to suit your needs.

-If I have enough warning, I can potentially arrange a guest speaker from another culture who
will talk about their experiences coming to Canada. This all depends on volunteer availability
and scheduling.

-No materials are needed. However, I often do a drawing activity with the students, during
which they will need a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, marker or pencil crayon to draw with.

-There is no cost for this presentation.

-Valuing Our Differences has been delivered to thousands of students in all grade levels, across
Anglophone South and beyond.

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Essay Competition

If your students have participated in the Valuing Our Differences workshop, they can enter our
yearly Valuing our Differences Essay Competition!

Each year we ask students who participate in the workshop to enter this competition.
Participation is strictly voluntary. Students write a 1-2 page essay, choosing one of three
possible topics. All essays are read by the staff of PRUDE and prizes are given to the three
best essays.

Winners will be announced in June. Prizes will be given to students during a ceremony at the
school that will be arranged between PRUDE and the school staff. Students are often asked to
read their essays, and the ceremony is often covered in the media.

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Become a cultural volunteer

Are you someone who immigrated to Saint John from another country?

Would you like to speak to a classroom of young people?

Would you like to share your experiences and help youth have a better understanding of the newcomer experience?

If so, I would love to hear from you! If you would like to volunteer as a guest speaker during one
of our in-school presentations, please feel free to reach out!

The goal of having a guest speaker is to help students better understand what it feels like to
come to Canada as a newcomer, and the challenges faced by immigrants. Sharing your
experiences will certainly help students have a better understanding of cultural diversity!

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