MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Horizons of Friendship Welcomes Nominations for the Annual Founders Award

Horizons of Friendship is pleased to announce that nominations for the annual Founders Award are now being accepted. Do you know someone in your community who has made a positive difference with their volunteer or community leadership work? This is the ideal opportunity to recognize that special Canadian who may have been working ‘under the radar’ to help improve the lives of others. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual from anywhere in Canada who demonstrates a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in addressing social inequality and injustice.

Help us out - hire a University of Ottawa CO-OP student!

(le français suit) Help us out – hire a University of Ottawa CO-OP student! For this coming summer (May to August, 2014), over 350 students from more than 70 programs are still available for a CO-OP work term. We are turning to you, OCIC members, for help.

EMPOWERING OUR PARTNERS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE CLEFT MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT (CCMT)

We are working to optimize the workflow and clinical management of our partner teams. A key part of this process is putting essential information at the fingertips of front-line health workers. We are currently developing the CCMT toolkit to help our partners streamline their clinical processes and document outcomes. Eventually, the CCMT will help our partner’s transition to electronic medical records.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

International Development Management Studies Certificate

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West Toronto, ON M8V 1K8 416.675.6622 ext. 3297
Fast Track Your Career in International Development
Registration Now Open. This certificate builds capacity in the management of international development and humanitarian assistance with specialized training that draws on institutional and faculty expertise. The certificate is comprised of a total of five courses chosen from specialized course offerings in niche areas that are delivered in a five-day in-class workshop and/or online format. The program promotes a participatory approach to sustainable development and focuses on enhancing capacity to effectively implement international development programming.
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RESULTS Canada Group Meeting - virtual

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
From-anywhere "Egroup" webinar: Tuesday, April 22, 8:00-9:00 pm. RSVP to resultscanadaegroup@gmail.com Webinar http://momentum.adobeconnect.com/egroup2014april/ Audio call-in: 1-888-327-1931 Participant code: 3265172
Learn to use advocacy to end poverty
Join like-minded everyday people who improve conditions in the developing world through advocating for more and better foreign aid. There are enough resources in the world to end poverty; what's lacking is the political will. YOU can create the political will. YOU have the power to end poverty. Learn about our priority campaign: Preventing children from preventable deaths through vaccination Despite remarkable progress, over 22 million of the world's poorest children have yet to receive the basic life-saving vaccines we take for granted here in Canada.
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RESULTS Canada Group Meeting - Halton/Peel

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Halton/Peel meeting: Wednesday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 pm. Longo’s, 469 Cornwall Drive, Oakville – upstairs meeting room attached to Corks restaurant. RSVP to ikelly7@hotmail.com
Learn to use advocacy to end poverty
Join like-minded everyday people who improve conditions in the developing world through advocating for more and better foreign aid. There are enough resources in the world to end poverty; what's lacking is the political will. YOU can create the political will. YOU have the power to end poverty. Learn about our priority campaign: Preventing children from preventable deaths through vaccination Despite remarkable progress, over 22 million of the world's poorest children have yet to receive the basic life-saving vaccines we take for granted here in Canada.
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Global Youth Day

Friday, April 25, 2014
201 McDonnel St.
FREE YOUTH CONFERENCE EXPLORES GLOBAL ISSUES THROUGH THE ARTS
The 11th annual Global Youth Day conference will be held on Friday April 25 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 201 McDonnel St. Registration is now open and is free to all youth. Global Youth Day is an annual conference that brings over 100 local youth together in Peterborough's downtown to participate in global education and leadership training. As an arts-based conference, Global Youth day uses creative, hands-on and participatory workshops and projects to promote critical thinking and community engagement around global issues and their local connections.
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OCIC Development Drinks in Toronto Celebrates Fair Trade!

Thursday, May 1, 2014
What: Toronto Development Drinks & World Fair Trade Day Celebration with guest speakers and fair trade goodies When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: Merchants of Green Coffee (2 Matilda Street) If you're travelling via public transit, the Queen streetcar (#501 or #502) or the Broadview bus (#505) stop near the café.
Join us!
Join OCIC in collaboration with Fair Trade Toronto for a special Development Drinks event marking World Fair Trade Day at May's Development Drinks. Join us on May 1st at one of Toronto's fair trade cafés to celebrate a growing social movement that looks at doing business in a meaningful way! Aimed at alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability, fair trade means improving the lives of producers by paying fair wages, respecting labour and human rights, supporting democratic work environments, and ensuring the health or our planet is not compromised.
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Application Deadline for Innoweave COLLECTIVE IMPACT Toronto Workshop for Non-profit Teams

Friday, May 2, 2014
Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2C7
Sustainability Network is partnering with Innoweave to offer a Collective Impact workshop at the Centre for Social Innovation on June 3 2014.
Sustainability Network is partnering with the JW McConnell Foundation's Innoweave program to offer a Collective Impact workshop at the Centre for Social Innovation this spring. Are you interested in advancing large-scale social change? Are you looking for a way to develop a multi-stakeholder vision and action plan to address a complex community issue?
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Campaigners Crash Course - Toronto Edition

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Center for Social Innovation - 215 Spadina Avenue, Meeting Room 2 Toronto, Ontario
How to be an active citizen and engage to build effective states
Oxfam Campaigners Crash Courses happen twice a year to get people primed on Oxfam's issues and real - life strategies to tackle poverty and inequality. Register to attend and become a trained Oxfam campaigner! Oxfam campaigners make change though their individual and collective actions - online and on the ground in communities across Canada. Campaigners participate in activities hosted by Oxfam community groups or offices and help advance our campaigns agenda across Canada. Register online at www.oxfam.ca/events Participation is limited so register in advance!
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Toronto International Development Meetups

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
location depends on event
Development people getting together for events, drinks, and chats
A new meetup group for international development students, professionals, and armchair critics. We like to: • Get to know each other, make connections, and attend other development networking events around the city • Get out to development-related documentaries, talks, lectures, and other events, and often grab a drink afterwards. As the group grows, we might expand into the occasional book club, tackle a MOOC, or maybe do some volunteering together.
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Campaigners Crash Course - Ottawa Edition

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Oxfam House - 39 McArthur Avenue Ottawa, Ontario
How to be an active citizen and promote effective states
Oxfam Campaigners Crash Courses happen twice a year to get people primed on Oxfam's issues and real - life strategies to tackle poverty and inequality. Register to attend and become a trained Oxfam campaigner! Oxfam campaigners make change though their individual and collective actions - online and on the ground in communities across Canada. Campaigners participate in activities hosted by Oxfam community groups or offices and help advance our campaigns agenda across Canada.
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Fair Trade City Flag Raising Ceremony!

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Toronto City Hall Rooftop Rotunda, 100 Queen St. West
One Year Anniversary of Toronto being Designated a Fair Trade City
Toronto is celebrating its one year anniversary of being designated a Fair Trade City! On Saturday, May 10, Fair Trade Toronto will mark the special occasion with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall at 12:00pm. The event will feature several speakers, fair trade goodies, and we'll officially launch our new campaign, The Sugar Project! Stay tuned for more details! We hope you can join us!
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BEAUTIFUL BEFORE & AFTER

Thursday, May 15, 2014
BMO Conference and Event Centre, 68th floor, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., Toronto, ON
Celebrate 15 years of Lives Transformed
Please join us for our annual gala celebration featuring an open bar, amazing silent auction and lives transformed! When? Thursday, May 15 from 6pm Who? Many TF supporters and special guests. Why? Last year, our event raised $33,000 for cleft lip and palate programs in developing countries. Your support will transform lives! 100% of proceeds will go directly towards our global cleft programs.
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Daughters for Life Gala Dinner

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Carlu 444 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Carlu, Toronto
Please join us for the Third Annual Daughters for Life Gala Dinner. The Daughters for Life Foundation is a registered Canadian charity based on the belief that lasting peace in the Middle East depends on empowering girls and young women through education to develop strong voices for the betterment of life throughout the Middle East.
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Innoweave COLLECTIVE IMPACT Toronto Workshop for Non-profit Teams

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2C7
COLLECTIVE IMPACT Workshop for Non-profit Teams
Sustainability Network is partnering with the JW McConnell Foundation's Innoweave program to offer a Collective Impact workshop at the Centre for Social Innovation this spring. Are you interested in advancing large-scale social change? Are you looking for a way to develop a multi-stakeholder vision and action plan to address a complex community issue?
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Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Twentieth Anniversary Tribute & Award 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas Street East.
Working towards freedom from violence.
Please join us for the 20th annual tribute & the second annual spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award, June 12th, 2014. Doors Open: 6:30pm Award Ceremony: 7:30pm Live Auction: 8:00pm Silent Auction ends: 9:30pm Tickets: $60 (includes hors d'oeuvres & complimentary drink) For more information, call the clinic at 416.323.9149 ext. 237 or visit our website at www.schliferclinic.com
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Immersion Experience to India - Aug 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014
The Immersion Trip will include time in Delhi, Agra, the Darjeeling District of West Bengal and Kolkata.
Justice in a Globalized World - a social justice focused experience
Canadian Jesuits International is organizing ‘Justice in a Globalized World’ an Immersion Experience to India. Participants will be provided with unique exposure to global social justice issues affecting India, as well as a chance to witness and reflect on the response of faith groups and civil society. Participants will visit social justice projects, meet with local leaders working for justice, dignity and inclusive development and visit diverse sites of cultural and religious importance. The trip will take place Aug 1-17, 2014.
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Exploring Humanitarian Law: Teachers Conference

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education Lamoureux Hall (LMX) 145, Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private
Conference for high school teachers in Ontario interested in International Humanitarian Law and humanitarian education
Tues. Aug. 19 to Wed. Aug. 20, 2014 in Ottawa 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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