This project mobilizes evidence-based principles in social pedagogy to promote critical digital literacy and empower marginalized communities. The Innovative Social Pedagogy to Empower Indigenous Communities, Reduce Gender, and Racial Biases project is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).


This project will take place over 3 locations, Montreal, Chicoutimi, and Edmonton and over the span of 3 years. Project Someone (Concordia University, Montreal), the University of Alberta and The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, along with community partners, will co-create, adapt, and evaluate four distinct types of interventions:

  • interactive workshops
  • documentaries and multimedia
  • online courses
  • policy briefs.


Social pedagogy refers to the inclusive and reflexive co-creation of interventions and strategies to better magnify the voices of marginalized communities that have been undermined due to systemic discrimination that accompany hierarchies of knowledge and power.