Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the Montreal climate change protest on September 27.\nTo encourage their students to attend, several Montreal schools, cégeps, and universities are cancelling class.\nIn attendance at the march will be teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has just delivered a damning speech at the United Nations. \nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWith the September 27 Montreal climate change protest just around the corner, Montreal-area schools are preparing to cancel classes in anticipation of students attending the climate march.\nStudents and workers alike are mobilizing at Mount Royal on ave. du Parc and will be marching through the streets in a show of global solidarity to petition world leaders to take action against climate change.\nLed by internationally renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg, the protest will begin at 12 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The 16-year-old Thunberg began this movement last year after her anxieties about climate change motivated her to start a global movement to demand climate action.\nUPDATE: This article has been updated as more schools announce cancellations!\nSo far, both school boards and many Montreal-area universities and CÉGEPs have announced their plans for the upcoming climate strike. The following list details which schools in Montreal will see cancelled classes this Friday.\nMTL Blog will be at the march to bring you all the greatest hits!\nMake sure to double-check this list before going out to protest on the 27th! These universities and CÉGEPs will cancel classes from noon to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.\nSchool Boards\nCommission Scholaire de Montreal (CSDM)\nThe board has announced a universal PED day for all their institutions.\nView this post on Instagram “Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.” My full speech in United Nations General Assembly. #howdareyou Swipe for full video-> A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:23pm PDT\nEnglish Montreal School Board (EMSB)\nParents who want their children to participate in the climate strike can submit a written request for absence. Otherwise, schools will be open as usual.\nUniversities\nThe following universities will cancel classes from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday (unless otherwise noted).\nConcordia University\n\n\nUniversité du Québec a Montreal (UQÀM)\nThis may be the best gif in existence #gretathumberg pic.twitter.com/dHe0EucgE7— dev ✨ (@devonlayk) September 23, 2019\nUniversité de Montreal \n\n\nMcGill University Faculty of Law\n\n\nUniversité de Sherbrooke\n\n\nÉcole de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)\n\n\nChamplain College\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Schools Are Cancelling Class For Climate Protest With Greta Thunberg This Month\nCÉGEPs\nThe following CÉGEPs will cancel classes from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday (unless otherwise noted).\nVanier College\n\n\nDawson College\n\n\nJohn Abbott College\n\n\nMarianopolis College\nThe planet is on strike!Internationally renowned climate activist, Greta Thunberg will be in Montreal to help lead the protest, which gathers at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument on Avenue du Parc at 12 p.m. pic.twitter.com/Xp6PXs6Lqp— Gloria Macher (@GloriaMacher) September 23, 2019\nCégep de Saint-Laurent \n\n\nCégep du Vieux Montreal (classes cancelled all day)\n\n\nCégep Ahuntsic\n.@GretaThunberg will be one of the 300,000 people expected to march for the climate in Montréal on September 27 🌎🙌 I will also walk with my team at the March and then I will receive her at City Hall to give her the Keys to the City! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #polmtl— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) September 19, 2019\nCégep Andre-Laurendeau (classes cancelled all day)\n\n\nCollège Bois-de-Boulogne\n\n\nCollégial Sainte-Anne\n\n\nCollège Rosemont (classes cancelled all day)\n"The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you."-- @GretaThunberg at UN #ClimateAction Summit. https://t.co/g4uXzT9aRM pic.twitter.com/2nBzFxsnxP— United Nations (@UN) September 23, 2019\nCollège de Maisonneuve (classes cancelled all day)\n\n\nCollège Andre-Grasset (classes cancelled all day)\nVendredi le 27 septembre, le cabinet Trudel Johnston & Lespérance sera fermé pour prendre part à la grève mondiale pour...Posted by Trudel Johnston & Lespérance on Thursday, September 12, 2019\nIf you're at the climate strike this Friday, September 27,* send in your photos and videos to @MTLBlog on Instagram or Twitter!\n*This article has been updated.