OUR STORY

Founded in 1997, ALPHA Education has grown into a global leader and influencer of peace, social justice, and humanity by promoting the study, research, and remembrance of the history of WWII in Asia.

1997

  • Founded Toronto ALPHA

  • Invited Iris Chang to Toronto to launch her book "The Rape of Nanking". 6000 copies were sold.

2005

  • Published the 1st Teacher's Resource Guide in Ontario

  • -Inclusion of the Asia-Pacific War in Ontario Curriculum by the Ministry of Education Ontario

2004

1st Peace and Reconciliation Study Tour for Canadian educators

2006

ALPHA Education was founded

2007

  • "Comfort Women" Motion unanimously passed in Canadian Parliament (Motion 291)

  • Production of docudrama "Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking"

2008

Toronto District School Board passed a motion on teaching WWII atrocities in Asia

2009

ALPHA Education was invited to visit Japan meeting educators and peace activists

2011

  • 1st ALPHA University Chapter was founded at the University of Toronto

  • Organization of a peace rally in Ottawa in support of 100th Wednesday Demonstration in Seoul, Korea. Over 500 people attended

2013

Signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Toronto District School Board

2014

Publication of "Faith, Love and the Railroad", memoir by former POW Reginald Bulled

2016

  • Publication of "Torn Memories of Nanking" by Tamaki Matsuoka

  • Award-winning documentary "The Apology' was released in co-development with the National Film Board of Canada

  • Launched the campaign for Bill 79 - Nanking Massacre Commemorative Day in Ontario Provincial Legislation

  • Launched Camp P.U.L.S.E International Summer Camp

  • Founding of the ALPHA Chapters at Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Waterloo

2018

  • ALPHA Education moved into the new office and site of the future museum location at 1775 Lawrence Ave. E

2010

  • 1st International Conference for Educators on WWII in Asia. Over 30 delegates from Asia and North America were invited as speakers

  • 1st History Meets Humanity Student Conference for grade 11 and 12 students

2015

  • Signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto Catholic District School Board

  • Launched the "History + Art = Peace" event to commemorate the end of WWII in Asia

2017

  • Motion 66 - Nanking Massacre Commemorative Day passed Unanimously in Ontario Provincial Legislation

  • Launched the Asia Pacific Peace Museum project

  • "Within Every Woman", an educated version of "The Apology" was completed in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada

  • ALPHA Chapter founded at Queen's University

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