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Centre for Philosophy for Children


Upcoming events


Psych'd about reading

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 
TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm
WHERE: B132/140, Abbotsford campus

This FREE event is an opportunity for families and children to read together, engage in literacy-related activities, and learn more about the development of reading , drawing, and imagination. There will be books and activities for infants and children up to age 10.

Collaborative event hosted by UFV Centre for Philosophy for Children, the KIDS Lab, 20 Harvest Challenge team, and UFV College of Arts.

Everyone welcome!

Past events


Workshop: Getting started with philosophy for children

UFV's Centre for Philosophy for Children workshop focused on philosophy for children and aimed to:

  • introduce Centre for Philosophy for Children (CP4C)
  • provide tools to help develop children's thinking skills
  • demonstrate a community of philosophical inquiry dialogue
  • have each participant practice facilitating dialogue
  • provide tools to develop independent lesson plans
  • provide sample lesson plans

Panel: Community outreach with children

This event highlighted some of UFV's work on community outreach with children. Discussions included tips and strategies on developing community connections to initiate a community project with children.


Webinar: Indigenous storytelling and philosophy for children

This webinar investigated the rich resources within Indigenous philosophy (with emphasis on storytelling and land-based learning) to enhance the practice of Philosophy for Children (P4C). Dr. Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (Muskogee Nation of Oklahoma) shared her experience using Indigenous storytelling to facilitate philosophical discussions in elementary and high school classrooms. She also spoke to protocols for using Indigenous stories in the classroom.

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