Our Education Portfolio develops curriculum to educate youth on socioeconomic inequality and encourage them to critically engage with issues through a social justice lens.

These resources are made available here.


Resources to equip youth with the basic knowledge and tools to meaningfully engage with issues of importance through a social justice lens. The Social Justice Toolkit covers Privilege & Identity, Discrimination, and Systems Thinking. Each part includes a lesson plan and presentation deck for educators, as well as a handout for students.


Resources to educate youth about Canada's healthcare system, and the barriers to accessing these services faced by vulnerable communities. This module includes a Hot Potato Talk video interview with an expert, lesson plan and presentation deck for educators, as well as a handout for students.


Research examining homelessness and efficacy of potential policy solutions through an economic lens. Our white paper makes an empirical, data-driven case for why addressing homelessness benefits all Canadians.


Interview series featuring different stakeholders of homelessness, including frontline workers, academics, and individuals with lived experiences.

Featured: Rachael Allen from UGM

We sat down and had a conversation with Rachael Allen, Media and Communications Officer of Union Gospel Mission to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our community's most vulnerable populations.

Land Acknowledgement

The Hot Potato Initiative acknowledges the unceded Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations.


The Hot Potato Initiative is incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Request information from BC Registries and Online Services with our non-profit number S0066891.


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