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Can Geo Education is well recognized through their non-profit programs that include the Canadian Geographic Challenge, Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, and Geographic Literacy.


The Canadian GeoOlympaid is a national, bilingual competition open to all students ages 16-19 who reside in Canada. This competition will feed into the International Geography Olympiad, an annual worldwide competition. The  ​Can Geo​ Olympiad will test each student’s knowledge and understanding of geographic skills and concepts. Team Canada members will be given the opportunity to work individually and as a group to discover the diversity and power of geography. They will experience firsthand how to better understand the world through a geographic lens and learn about the important role that they can play in effecting positive change in their world.

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The Canadian Geographic Challenge is a national student competition organized nationally by Canadian Geographic Education for students from Grades 4 to 10. There are two levels of competition. Level 1 for Grades 4 to 6 is at the school level only. Level 2 for Grades 7 to 10 offers students the opportunity to compete at the provincial and national levels.

Visit the Canadian Geographic Challenge official website for more information.

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How energy literate is your class? Sign up for the annual Classroom Energy Diet Challenge and complete challenges and/or create a public service announcement and compete for great prizes!

Partner: Shell Canada

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As part of the My Parks Pass Program, Grade 8/Secondary II students can compete to win an all-expenses-paid class trip to an exciting Parks Canada site. Sign up for notifications today!

Partners: Parks Canada, The Historica-Dominion Institute, Nature Canada

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Can Geo Education is proud to be the only Canadian producer of Giant Floor Maps – 8m x 11m maps that allow students to experience geography like never before. Free of charge, these maps and their corresponding trunk of curriculum-linked activities arrive at school and are picked up three weeks later. For more information visit

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”

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