Use the Difference Maker Elementary toolkit and supplementary resources to teach and recognize students for making a difference in their school or local community. 

Difference Maker

The elementary Difference Maker toolkit introduces students to the concept of a Difference Maker and to the different ways young people can be Difference Makers in their homes, their school and their communities. The toolkit includes lesson plans, resources and classroom projects, and is easily incorporated into existing curriculum, timetables and lessons. Please scroll down to download all the supplementary resources which go with this toolkit. 

Learn how elementary educators can use this FREE bilingual resource. Curriculum-specific lessons and activities introduce students to the concept of a Difference Maker and to the different ways young people can make a difference in their homes, their school and their communities.

Supplemental Resources

Difference Maker student certificates

Recognize students or staff who have taken part in the Difference Maker Program or who already do amazing work in your classroom, school or community. Available by email request.

Audiobook: Boy in Motion

Encourage students to believe in themselves, through the inspiring story of Rick Hansen's early years.

Audiobook: Roll On

The remarkable story of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour—and all the big dreams it inspired.

E-book: Boy in Motion

Encourage students to believe in themselves, through the inspiring story of Rick Hansen's early years.

E-book: Roll On

The remarkable story of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour—and all the big dreams it inspired.

E-book: Canadian Hero

How long would it take to go all the way around the world in a wheelchair? It took Rick Hansen more than two years. Why did he do it? Find out in Rick Hansen: Canadian Hero.

Poster: Difference Maker

"Each of us has the ability to make a difference." Rick Hansen poster

Prezi: Making a Difference, Joining a Cause

"What is a Difference Maker?" Lesson Prezi

Prezi: Friends and Difference Makers

"Inspiring Friends and Family" Lesson Prezi


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