HREC Educator Award

2023 HREC Educator Award for Holodomor Lesson Plan Development



The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2023 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 nine 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 and their authors will be acknowledged. Honourable Mention may also be accorded to lesson plans that will not be posted.

Individual awards will vary up to but not exceeding $2,000.00 CDN based on the quality of submissions.


  • 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 2023 Educator Award Application Form. Lesson plans must be submitted as a Word doc. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. The Author(s) of the lesson plan must be clearly acknowledged. Any visuals in PowerPoint or Prezi presentations must be submitted as PDFs, titled, and the sequence marked clearly. Late applications will not be considered. Submissions will be adjudicated by a national jury of professional educators 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, 2023.

By email
Indicate “2023 HREC Educator Award” in the subject line

By mail

2023 HREC Educator Award c/o: 47 Westroyal Road

Toronto, ON M9P 2C4

2023 Application Form