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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!

Learn more about our work in our About Us section!

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We only send our online digests a half dozen times per year—we vow not to clog your inbox!

why philosophy?

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!

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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!

free tools

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, Video Featurette

Radio Canada International, Feature

Radio Canada International, Interview

Oh, you generous thing! If you are willing and able, we'd love your support, whether through a donation of funds or equipment:

Click on the payment platform of your choice to make a secure online donation:

Check out our gift catalogue and find out about equipment donations!

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

info@brila.org

438.338.5956

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.

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