Stories for Peace

What is Stories for Peace?

The Northwest Territories Human Rights Commmission developed the Stories for Peace Initiative to help foster equality human rights. Our program encourages audiences of all ages to engage with human rights themed stories to better understand the principles of inclusion and diversity.
Increasing human rights literacy helps to build healthier communities by:

  • encouraging empathy and inclusion
  • increasing community access to stories that highlight human rights issues
  • increasing awareness of equality human rights
  • building relationships with NWT organizations with similar interests

Who is eligible?

Any organization or community group actively working to support equality human rights can apply to the Stories for Peace Program for resources. Some examples might include:

  • Rainbow Clubs
  • Youth Groups
  • Community Youth Centres
  • Community Literacy Projects
  • Reconciliation Projects
  • Women’s Groups
  • Groups supporting new Canadians
  • Groups supporting people with disabilities

Some organizations that have received resources through our program include: Hope’s Haven Youth Shelter, Yellowknife Rainbow Coalition, Inuvik Rainbow Club, and Paul W. Kaeser High School’s Rainbow SAGE in Fort Smith.

What kinds of resources are donated?

The Commission donates a number of resources including books, textbooks, resource manuals, graphic novels, movies, board games, and Commission resource material on human rights. All of our materials include human rights themes from characters with disabilities to stories about residential school. We strive to provide positive stories with healthy messages and many of our resources are recommended by parents, teachers, and kids, the toughest critics of all!

We have a wide range of resource material available for people of all ages. Whether you are looking for a resource library for young children or a adults, we will work with you to ensure we meet your needs.

How can I apply?

If you are interested in receiving a resource library please email us with a description of your project or group to Please include Stories for Peace in the subject line. You can also call our office at
1-888-669-5575 and speak to our Community Engagement officer about your project and to discuss your needs.

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