2021 HREC Educator Award for Holodomor Lesson Plan Development

2021 HREC Educator Award for Holodomor Lesson Plan Development

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2021.


The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2021 HREC Educator Award marking the commemoration of the Ukrainian genocide known as the Holodomor, which took place on the territory of Ukraine in 1932-33. The Holodomor is included in curricula on human rights, genocide, history and social justice in many parts of Canada, and is one of eight genocides formally recognized by the Government of Canada.

The HREC Educator Award for Holodomor Lesson Plan Development is awarded annually by HREC, a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. The award is intended to foster the development of innovative, creative and interactive lessons for grades K-12 that develop critical thinking skills while addressing the topic of the Holodomor, and to recognize the outstanding educators who create them.

Individual awards will vary up to but not exceeding $2,000 CDN based on the quality of submissions. The winning lesson plans will be posted on the HREC Education website. Authors of winning lessons will be acknowledged for their respective contribution.


  • Educators and Faculty of Education candidates who teach or have taught at the primary, middle years or senior grades
  • Citizens or residents of Canada and the United States of America are eligible to apply for this Award
  • Award recipients may not reapply for a period of 3 years

Submission Procedure

Please submit a completed HREC 2021 Educator Award Application Form. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. Authors of lesson plans must be clearly acknowledged and only authors receive the Award. Any visuals in PowerPoint or Prezi presentations must be submitted as PDFs, titled, and the sequence marked clearly. Late applications will not be considered. A national jury of 3 professional educators will adjudicate the submissions based on the criteria and requirements specified in the application. Applications will be accepted in English, French or Ukrainian.

Please submit completed applications by May 1, 2021.


By email

Indicate “2021 HREC Educator Award” in the subject line

By mail

2021 HREC Educator Award c/o: 47 Westroyal Road

Toronto, ON M9P 2C4


Mary Ann Fajardo

2021 Application Form

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