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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 then share their ideas and creative works in their very own zines and digital publications. If you've got original, quirky, caring brains, Brila's philocreation™ projects are for you!


Just because we're in isolation, it doesn't mean we can't have... adventures in our mind!

Learn more about our work in our About Us section!


Challenging childhood

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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 through its philocreation™ approach recognizes this love of thinking and offers kids inspiring ways to get quizzical. Learn all about the P4C movement!

teacher zone

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!



Philosophy, it's child's play!

Concordia University, Video Featurette

Brila kids learning how to think for themselves

CBC Montreal News, Video Featurette

Brila on CKUT 90.3 FM

Brila on CBC's Ideas

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



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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