Youth Program

Meet the First Indigenous Astronaut in Space! 

DisruptED Youth Event, January 31, 2019 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in partnership with Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) is proud to host DisruptED’s Youth Event on January 31, 2019 at the CMHR.

The CMHR will be hosting a free youth event as part of DisruptED 2019 that will invite students to engage with social media platforms to build empathy and learn about social and emotional intelligence as necessary skills for the future of work. Students will also get to meet and be inspired by Dr. Herrington, the first Indigenous person in space.

This is an extremely popular event with limited capacity, therefore participation is by invitation only.  Should you have any questions, please email Lori Wheeler at

Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Who: Grade 8 to 10 students from Manitoba schools

Each school is allowed to register a maximum of 16 students and 2 teachers. The event capacity is 140 students.
Registration is now open and closes on January 8, 2019. The CMHR will confirm registration with teachers by January 04th, 2019 and provide further details to the event.

NOTE: Please have all students bring their own bagged lunch.

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Program Description:


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Hannah Taylor CMHR Youth

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 Dr. John Herrington, the first Indigenous astronaut in the world, who will speak about his dream of flying and how tenacity, great mentors and education made those dreams come true.

At 1:30 p.m. RBC Future Launch presents Hannah Taylor and the Lady Bug Foundation. Hannah began raising funds and awareness for Canada’s homeless at age 7. At 8, she founded The Ladybug Foundation Inc., a charity that has made contributions to more than 60 shelters, food banks and missions across Canada. Her simple message of caring and sharing has been spread to millions of people through her speaking engagements, books and magazine articles and countless media appearances and features, furthering her passion for helping others.


Thank-you to RBC Future Launch for supporting Hannah Taylor and the Ladybug Foundation.

Please note registration is now closed for this event.

Please note event activities will be available in both English and French while the keynote address will be delivered in English only. Also teachers will be required to use their social media platforms as part of the program. Students are encouraged to be active online citizens during this event.









EN: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Flickr

FR: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Flickr