Spirit Bear Virtual School

The Spirit Bear Virtual School supports educators across Canada in their learning about the Caring Society's campaigns and initiatives for social justice and reconciliation. 


On this website, you will find resources created jointly by the Caring Society alongside the University of Ottawa and teachers within the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The resources were developed for elementary-level students based on research conducted with teachers about the impacts of the Caring Society's campaigns on elementary students. However, these resources can be adapted for older learners and accessed by anyone.

Here you will find Spirit Bear's Beary Caring Curriculum and learning guides for the Caring Society's campaigns, videos featuring educators with experience in reconciliation and social justice education, and links to Spirit Bear's films, books, podcasts, and many other resources to support your teaching and learning.

To learn more about the research behind the Spirit Bear Virtual School, which was funded by a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, read this report or this published article

Spirit Bear's Beary Caring Curriculum & Learning Guides button

Spirit Bear's Beary Caring Curriculum & Learning Guides

Here you will find a curriculum and learning guides to support you as you teach the Caring Society’s campaigns and initiatives using social justice and reconciliation-based approaches.

Spirit Bear reading a book

More Learning Opportunities & Resources for Educators

Here you will find links to additional learning opportunities and educational resources to support your work in taking up the Caring Society’s campaigns and initiatives, alongside some other ways to take pawsitive action toward social justice and reconciliation.  



Spirit Bear Films


Spirit Bear Books and Learning Guides