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Brila is an educational charity committed to inspiring young people through philosophical dialogue and creative projects. Our creativity camps, clubs and workshops encourage children and teens to wonder aloud about life's big questions and publish their ideas and creative works in their very own digital magazines. If you've got original, quirky, caring brains, Brila projects are for you!
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Brila was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. The workshop has changed my outlook on life and instilled new light on my hobby, photography. I truly believe that your organization is unique.
You introduce children to a more human type of reflective thinking. By addressing issues like freedom, discrimination and animal treatment, you help us as parents to educate better human beings.
—Maria Alejandra & Fernando, parents
Brila taught me about what I want in my life & what I want out of life.
Learning to ask questions and to explore many answers is invaluable. It was good for me as a parent to be reminded to let my daughter figure out what she thinks for herself.
Brila showed me that I was very restricted in the way I thought, and that there's many things I never wondered about that I now think about a lot.
I think your organization's approach is unique and fresh, and offers a critical aspect of life learning that is often missing in the conventional school curriculum.
Because most young people are natural philosophers! They're already thinking meaningfully about what puzzles, worries and enthralls them. The Philosophy for Children (P4C) educational model that Brila uses recognizes this love of thinking and offers kids inspiring ways to get quizzical. Learn all about the P4C movement!
Invite us to your class or host one of our programs! Brila travels to schools, libraries, community centres, festivals, art studios, parks―in short, wherever curious, caring minds are seeking inspiration. Plus we'll make sure we meet your learning goals. Live far away? Make a zine with us remotely! Intrigued? Find out more!
Download some great resources for getting started doing philosophy with kids, courtesy of our fantastic advisory board! From background primers on inquiry and facilitation to stimulus materials and creative exercises that inspire fascinating philosophical dialogue, we've got you covered. Check out our current tools!
Brila joins the worldwide P4C community at ICPIC 2015
Brila giggles at our super fun summer camps in Montreal
Brila gets quizzical with teens at our Ottawa creative workshops
Brila's youth board explores fear at our Halloween workshop
Brila presents at the American Philosophical Association
Brila partners with Think Fun at University of the Fraser Valley
Brila inspires young scientists to think at Westmount Science
Brila trains a spirited group of teen junior facilitators for camp
Brila flies to Mexico for a community gardening camp
Brila co-hosts the NAACI conference in Quebec City
Brila plays the day away at our Willingdon School workshop
Philosophy, it's child's play!
Concordia University, News Featurette
Oh, you generous thing! If you are willing and able, we'd love your support, whether through a donation of funds or equipment:
Donations can also be made by cheque payable to "Brila" and mailed to: PO Box 47535, RPO Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, H2H 2S8. Thank you!
PO Box 47535
RPO Plateau Mont-Royal
Montreal QC H2H 2S8
Brila is a registered charity (#82689 1251 RR0001) and non-for-profit organization under the Canada Revenue Agency. Our organization is nonpartisan and will not advocate any particular religious, political or moral views. The views expressed in Brila's digital magazines are strictly those of our participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organization and our staff. Our online digests are sent through our mailing list only a half dozen times per year—we vow not to clog your inbox. All the photos on this website are of our participants—no stock images here! The contents of this site should not be reproduced, captured or otherwise used without our expressed permission.