MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bring a Friend to Costa Rica and Save $1000

Youth Challenge International is offering an incredible opportunity for our 4-week program in Costa Rica this fall!

Horizons Educational Tour to Guatemala February 2015

Interested in going beyond the tourist attractions? Guatemala February 9-21, 2015 info@horizons.ca www.horizons.ca For more information, contact Linda Robertson at 1.888.729.9928 (ext. 10)

Leading African Health Organization Launches a Fresh Brand

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) becomes Amref Health Africa Toronto, ON – The leading African health organization – the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) – is launching a new name and logo globally. Today, AMREF becomes: Amref Health Africa Amref Health Africa reaches more than 12 million people every year and has been recognized with the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health. The new name, Amref Health Africa, pays homage to the organization’s heritage while reflecting Amref Health Africa’s innovative health care programs in Africa.

Rexall Launches ‘Shot For Shot’ Helping Deliver Life-Saving Vaccines to Children in Need

Get a flu shot at Rexall and you will help vaccinate children in northern Uganda October 23, 2014: This flu season, Rexall partners with Amref Health Africa to launch ‘Shot For Shot’, a campaign committed to providing life-saving vaccinations to children that need it most.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 252 Bloor Street West 7th Floor - Peace Lounge
Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive: Embodied Critical Reflection & Learning of Social Justice and Change
Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive: Embodied Critical Reflection & Learning of Social Justice and Change November 8-9 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Facilitated by Natalie Abdou and Branch Out Theatre, this 2-day workshop will use arts-based and theatre approaches to explore social justice and community transformation, while critically reflecting on the tools and approaches we use. This workshop is for teachers, practitioners, activists and anyone who is interested in exploring issues of social justice and change using embodied approaches - no previous theatre experience is required.
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Oxfam Regional CHANGE Summit

Saturday, November 8, 2014
TBD
Come unpack inequality and see how change can be made in your community and around the world.
Oxfam’s Regional Change Summit explores programs, policies and campaigns working to end poverty and promote the rights of women and girls around the world. It connects you with Oxfam staff and a network of passionate, talented volunteers and citizens from across your region and creates a space to dive deeper into Oxfam's work and to explore how you can best make change in your community and around the world. From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Horizons’ 20th Annual Writers and Friends Literary Event

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Trinity College School 55 Deblaquire Street North Port Hope, ON L1A 4K7
Writers & Friends 2014
NOVEMBER 9th at Trinity College School in Port Hope There is going to be a grand afternoon affair to celebrate Horizons’ 20th Writers and Friends fundraiser. You don’t want to miss this year event. Guest authors are Charlotte Gray, Douglas Gibson, and Tasmeen Jamal, reading from their award-winning recent works. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Guests will meet in the Great Hall beside the theatre for a social hour with wonderful hors d’oeuvres by Chanterelles, wine and other refreshments. The Author Readings will be in the comfort of Le Van Hall Theatre.
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Mathare in Focus

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Pressed Cafe 750 Gladstone Avenue Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5
Have a great night out and help to change the course of a child's life!
Canada-Mathare Education Trust's Ottawa chapter will host its annual vernissage of photos, Mathare in Focus, on November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for a private viewing of our scholars' own photographs depicting life in Mathare. Besides the scholars’ thoughtful artwork, the event will feature spoken word entertainment from wordsmith extraordinaire, Ritalin, refreshments, music, food—and more cool, interesting people meeting together in one room than you can possibly imagine!
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Coffeehouse Speakers Series on global development: Ebola - A Symptom of Vulnerable Health Systems?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Centre for Social Innovation, Annex The Garage (ground floor at the back) 720 Bathurst Street (2 blocks south of Bloor)
Join us to dig behind the Ebola headlines.
Ebola has become a household name with almost daily media coverage about the outbreak in West Africa, and cases in North America and Europe. Join us to dig behind the Ebola headlines to take a look at the ongoing outbreak, how weakened health care systems may be contributing, and what role health systems could play in preventing future outbreaks. Featuring guest speakers: Dr. David Fisman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Dr.
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Webinar - Highlights from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development's Fall 2014 Report

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Online
Join us for a webinar with Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, on her first report as Commissioner.
Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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MAS Strategic Planning Workshop

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre 89 Chestnut Street (located just behind City Hall) Toronto, ON
Strategic Planning with Purpose and Passion
If you are part of a non-profit organization that wants to improve its strategic planning, then this is for you. This workshop will show you how to craft an inspiring vision and a clear mission. You’ll learn innovative and inexpensive techniques for gathering the research you need to make the best decisions, find out how to create effective long term plans and actionable annual plans, and your peers will share ideas with you on best practices in strategic planning. You’ll leave with practical ideas you can implement right away. Speakers Chris Govern is the co-executive director of MAS.
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Citizen Summit 2014: Women & Armed Conflict

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hart House 7 Hart House Cir Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 Canada
Women & Armed Conflict
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST) Women and girls suffer disproportionately from the devastating effects of war. Yet many defy gender roles by becoming active agents for change. Women & Armed Conflict is a one-day citizen-driven event featuring eminent international speakers and grassroots activists. Learn, Share, and Take Action. Come forward and be part of the solution. For more information, contact info@mosaicinstitute.ca
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Sacred Seeds: Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
A lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva
Sacred Seeds, a talk with internationally renowned author and 'seed' activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva on November 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., at the Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Dr. Shiva is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and holds a PhD in Quantum Theory from the University of Western Ontario.
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Communications Training for Environmental Issues

Monday, November 17, 2014
215 Spadina Ave., Centre for Social Innovation - Ground Floor Connector Room, Toronto ON
Communications training for those looking to engage the public, government, and corporations in environmental issues.
The need to reframe our conversations about environmental concerns has emerged as a key priority for many who work to protect the health of our small blue planet. Solid scientific research pointing to the impacts of climate change, degraded water quality, habitat destruction and toxics have failed to mobilize sufficient public, government or corporate action to address these and a host of other environmental issues.
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Needs Assessment Training

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Alterna Savings Room, 4th Floor, CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Training with a practical approach for a very complex asignment
Making an effective assessment of the needs of people and community affected by a disaster is often a very difficult task. The assessment teams are usually working under stressful conditions with the pressure to do something now being greater than that of doing the right thing at the right time.
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Pueblito Canada - Casa Canadiense's Annual Brunch and Auction

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Lithuanian House 573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6
Brunch and Auction in Support of Children's Education Programs in Nicaragua
Join us on November 23, 2014 from 11am to 3pm in celebration of the amalgamation of Casa Canadiense and Pueblito Canada! After a two year hiatus we are back for a major fundraising feast, catered by the amazing Donnie Blais from Blazing Kitchens and Rancho Relaxo, including both live and silent auctions and featuring numerous raffle prizes. The event will include a special presentation in honour of Pueblito Canada's 40th anniversary of working to champion the rights of children in Central America.
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Amref Health Africa International Health Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
From Evidence to Action: Lasting Health Change in Africa
Amref Health Africa is hosting its first international conference focused on improving health in Africa The Conference, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), will bring together government leaders, researchers, health professionals, community-based organizations, and local health leaders to explore the theme: From Evidence to Action: Lasting Health Change in Africa. The Conference will tackle some of the most pressing health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa today with a focus on: • Reproductive health and maternal and neonatal child health • HIV, TB and Malaria •
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Innoweave Constructive Engagement Workshop

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sustainability Network 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 128 Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7
The workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 (including board members) start to develop a draft engagement strategy and plan.
Innoweave is pleased to partner with the Sustainability Network to offer a Constructive Engagement Workshop. Event details: When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Where: 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 128, Toronto, ON Cost: $300 per team of 3-4 (payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance to the workshop). Deadline: Applications are due on Monday, October 27, 2014. Space is limited.
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Innovation and Impact Fair 2014: Better Futures for Children and Youth

Friday, November 28, 2014
Assembly Hall, Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON
A showcase for projects focused on the well-being of children and youth
The 4th Annual Innovation & Impact Fair • A fantastic opportunity to showcase innovative, evidence-based programs, in Canada and around the world. • A learning event for practitioners, students and leaders. WHO: Organizations across all sectors • Non-government, foundations, government, private sector, academic. WHEN: November 28, 9:00 a.m.
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Join the Canadian Red Cross for Our 4th Annual Exploring Humanitarian Law Teachers Conference in Ontario

Friday, November 28, 2014
The 519 Church St. Community Centre 519 Church St. Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C9
Exploring Humanitarian Law Teachers Conference in Toronto
This conference is for teachers who want to provide lessons in humanitarian law. Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an international education program about humanitarian action, international law, and justice that is geared to secondary school students (ages 13-18). Teachers will be provided with educational resources to supplement curriculum requirements in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Geography, English, Religious Studies, and History in Ontario. The conference is offered free of charge to all interested teachers in Ontario.
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Research Study: Online Fundraising for INGOs

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Telephone or Skype
Exploring the latest trends in online holiday giving
Have you ever wondered how your organization's fundraising campaigns compare to those of other international development organizations? Are you curious about the latest trends in online fundraising for Canadian INGOs? You are not alone. With another season of holiday giving campaigns coming up, I too am curious about how our sector is performing. And I'm conducting some research to find out. I'm looking to understand how international development charities are approaching online and mobile holiday giving campaigns.
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Global Health & Innovation Conference

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA
"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA March 28 - March 29, 2015 http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
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