MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Street Kids International and Save the Children to Join Forces

Street Kids International (Street Kids) and Save the Children Canada are coming together to create a stronger force in the war on poverty and help more young people in need. In the new year, Street Kids will officially become part of Save the Children, increasing capacity as a joined team under Save the Children’s Livelihoods umbrella. This new structure will allow the organization to expand the scope of its programs across the more than 120 countries where Save the Children works.

Humber IDW Marketplace - Join in the Fun!

Humber College is still looking for participants for our International Development Week Marketplace from February 3 to 4, 2015. The Marketplace features student groups, NGOs and other development organizations who want to showcase and advocate their work. This year The Marketplace will spend one day at North Campus and two days at Lakeshore Campus. Please email idwmarketplace@humber.ca and connect with Andrea if your organization is able to join in the fun! We're also hosting an amazing series of workshops and events. To view the full calendar, please visit idwhumber2015.com

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

OCIC Careers in Global Health Panel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Humber College
Join OCIC members at a panel presentation on Careers in Global Health, at Humber College, Monday, February 9, 2015 from 10:45 AM -12:30 PM
Pathways to careers in international cooperation are many and diverse. In this panel, OCIC invites development sector professionals to provide insight into what they do, share highlights of their professional journey, and offer tips on how to secure meaningful employment. Confirmed Panelists include: Maria Teresa Torres Morales, Executive Director, KusiROSTROS Anna Wickenden, Director of International Programs, effect: hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) Details on these and other panelists coming soon!
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SHIFT25: A Celebration of Youth + Innovation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park 585 Dundas Street East
Powered by Youth Challenge International
SHIFT25 will be a celebration of youth and innovation in Canada and around the world powered by Youth Challenge International (YCI) and presented in partnership with ESRI Canada. YCI is a global youth innovation organization based in Toronto. We transform conversations about youth and innovation into real solutions that inspire young people to realize meaningful employment and overcome the challenges they face.
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Situating Yourself in the Global Landscape of Extractivism

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Location: P.A.C.E @ PCVS (201 McDonnel Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 2W1) Host: Community Movements Conference 10am-11:50am
Our first workshop on Saturday brings the topic of extractivism out of the realm of academia to engage, explore, and deconstruct the topic.
It is our intention with this workshop to bring the topic of extractivism out of the realm of academia and to engage, explore and unpack the topic together. This participatory, youth-led workshop encourages participants to first identify and reflect on their own personal histories and physical and social locations in the world in order to contextualize extractivism on a personal level. Throughout the workshop we will be critically analyzing and engaging with various maps, allowing for local and global connections to be made to extractivism.
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The Power of Performance

Monday, February 2, 2015
The Gathering Space, First People’s House of Learning, Trent University at 7pm
Free Talk with Q & A
Vincent S. K. Mantsoe will talk about his life growing up in South Africa and his development as a world-renowned dance artist. He is performing two solo works at the Market Hall on Feb. 3 at 8pm.
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Exhibit Opening and International Development Week Launch Event

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Metro Hall 200 Wellington Street West Rotunda Toronto, ON M5V 3C7
Celebrate with us!
Join the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) Exhibit Opening and International Development Week Launch Event, February 3, 2015 from 6:00 PM. At this celebratory event OCIC will showcase Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Peru, a collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges.
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World on a Plate - OCIC & CSI Salad Club

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
CSI Spadina (4th Floor) 215 Spadina Avenue
Share your favourite foods from around the world!
Join OCIC and CSI Spadina on February 3, 2015 for "World on a Plate," a special edition of Salad Club. Starting at 12:30 sharp, you're invited to sample and share favourite foods from around the world in this lunchtime gathering of innovative minds. Bring a labelled dish or ingredients to contribute to the mix that speak to your tastes and life journeys.
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Gallery: Canada and UN World Food Programme Saving Lives by Providing the Right Food at The Right Time

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Humber Lakeshore, L Space Gallery (L Building) 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. Toronto, ON M8V 4B6 Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Come by to celebrate the launch of the #WFPSavingLives Gallery with us and George Stroumboloulopoulos, the Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger.
Come by to celebrate the launch of the #WFPSavingLives Gallery with us and George Stroumboloulopoulos, the Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger on February 3rd from 10am until 11am. There will be snacks and stories about Canada’s role in savings lives and improving nutrition around the world. Canada has been at the forefront of a global effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and improve the health of mothers and children in the world’s poorest countries. Humber has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) and DFATD to bring you this interactive travelling photo exhibition.
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Humber International Development Week Marketplace

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lakeshore Campus - 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M8V 1K8 North Campus - 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M9W 5L7
Visit the Marketplace to mingle with NGOs, advocates, students and other development organizations.
The Marketplace features student groups, NGOs and other development organizations who want to showcase and advocate their work. This year The Marketplace will spend one day at North Campus and two days at Lakeshore Campus. Stop by and mingle! The Marketplace will be open from 10am to 2pm on.. ..Tues, Feb 3rd & Weds, Feb 4th at Lakeshore Campus on the 2nd Floor of L Building ..& Weds, Feb 4th North Campus in the Main Concourse
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Documentary Screening: African Grandmothers Tribunal A Film by the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, Room A170 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Join us at Humber College for this documentary screening during International Development Week!
The grandmothers of Africa have watched their own children — an entire generation of young adults — die of AIDS. As a result, grandmothers have become the primary caregivers for millions of orphaned grandchildren. This moving new documentary from the Stephen Lewis Foundation shines a light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African grandmothers. They are subject to high rates of violence, an epidemic of property grabbing, extreme poverty, and woefully inadequate healthcare. Date: Thurs, Feb 5th Time: 3:00pm- 5:00pm
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Insect Protein Workshop with Next Millenium Farms

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Location: The Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6
By 2050, the world population will be around 9 billion. The question remains, 'how are we going to feed everybody'?
Date: Thurs, Feb, 5th 2015 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm By 2050, the world population will be around 9 billion. The question remains, “how are we going to feed everybody”? This insect protein workshop aims to diversify our daily diets to become more practical, sustainable and environmentally friendly. By attending this workshop, participants will learn the benefits of incorporating insects into their favourite dishes and how by doing so it can change their lifestyle in a healthy manner.
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OCIC & OGADN Gender, Inclusion and Development: Exploring the Links

Friday, February 6, 2015
Metro Hall, 200 Wellington Street West, Room 314, Toronto ON M5V 3C7
February 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
During during the 25th Anniversary of International Development Week, February 1-7, 2015, we invite you to join the Ontario Gender and Development Network (OGADN) and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) for an interactive discussion exploring the links between gender, inclusion and development. With presentations from Susan James, Presbyterian World Service and Development, Emily Kere, Christian Blind Mission, Francois Ndibwami, Canadian Churches in Action, Clara Vaz, Gender Consultant, and Amboka Wameyo, Canadian Feed the Children, this event offers an opportunity for
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Together for Change, Together for Haiti

Friday, February 6, 2015
Toronto City Hall Rotunda Place 100 Queen St. West M5H 2N2
A Photo Exhibition
PCV-Haiti invites you to the Toronto installation of a photo exhibit featuring images taken by Canadian volunteers while serving in Haiti. The exhibit will open at 11:00am EST on February 2, 2015.
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Engagement Organizing - Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop

Friday, February 6, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation Spadina 215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120 Toronto ON M5T 2C7
The goal of this workshop will be to share the theory and practice of developing successful engagement organizations.
This day-long workshop will take place on February 6, 2015 (9 AM - 4:30 PM) in our Toronto office. There is a growing trend towards people-centred campaigns, enhanced by technology and data. NGOs that wish to be a part of this trend need to retool around the best practices of organizing and engagement. Advancing our various issues has now become about how we best support citizen mobilization and leadership.'Engagement Organizing' is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others.
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Crowdfunding to Make a Difference & OCIC Money Talks Launch

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Whole Connector Room Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120, Toronto
Are you interested in crowdfunding for your international work, but are unsure where to start? Join OCIC on February 10, 2015 to learn more.
In this session Chris Charlesworth, Co-Founder and CEO of HiveWire, will share insights in how to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an innovative development initiative, and Michael Carlson will share lessons learned from his successful crowdfunding campaign for Doctors for Doctors and Nurses for Nurses. OCIC will also launch our first issue of Money Talks, a new online publication that offers creative solutions to funding problems for those working in international cooperation.
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Ottawa Development Drinks

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Standard, 360 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M5 Canada
Join us for an International Development Week Celebration
Join us in Ottawa for Development Drinks on February 11 to celebrate International Development Week Version française suivra A special International Development Week Ottawa Development Drinks will be hosted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at The Standard. Please join us! "Development Drinks" is a monthly networking event for International Development professionals. This is an opportunity to chat, debate, socialize and connect with others who are passionate about working, volunteering and learning about the sector.
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Leading educational change: Best practices in school improvement

Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Developed and developing country experiences in school improvement
When a classroom is vibrant and colourful, when teachers and school administrators are trained and knowledgeable, and when families and communities play an active role in supporting local schools – children can learn to their full potential. On February 12, join AKFC to explore how developed and developing countries can learn from one another's experiences in school improvement. This “Lunch & Learn” continues AKFC’s Making the Grade in Global Education event series, which launched last fall. A light lunch will be provided and the event will be webcast.
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ICN Webinar: Ebola: The Ongoing Challenge

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Online
Join us in a candid discussion reflecting on the current situation in West Africa
Since the Ebola outbreak was confirmed in the West African country of Guinea in March 2014, Ebola has spread across the region and to other countries in Africa, Europe and North America. Over 20 000 cases have been diagnosed and almost 8 500 people have died. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has been on the ground responding since the beginning of the outbreak, and has called on the international community to help in the fight against this still poorly understood disease.
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Toronto Development Drinks

Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Fox and Fiddle 280 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B6 Canada
Join us for an International Development Week Celebration in Toronto!
Join OCIC for a special International Development Week celebration at Development Drinks at The Fox and Fiddle on Bloor Street (near St. George). "Development Drinks" is a networking event for International Development professionals. This is an opportunity to chat, debate, socialize and connect with others who are passionate about working, volunteering and learning about the sector. Please note that "Development Drinks" networking events occur on the second Thursday evening of every month.
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Tea & Talks with KWIC

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
KWIC (Room B101, Environmental Science Building, Eastbank at Trent University)
Great Tea, Great Company, Great Discussion
Join us EVERY Wednesday at 4pm for our Tea & Talks Discussion Group. Come for some tea, refreshments, great discussion from people of different backgrounds about relevant events happening in our world TODAY! A great networking opportunity, as well as the opportunity to expand your horizons of thinking about an issue, challenge your world views and discuss the "important stuff". BYOM: Bring your own mug!
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4th Annual CMETrust Laughs for Learning Comedy Show

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W, Toronto, Ontario
A hilarious night of comedy in support of the Canada-Mathare Education Trust!
Laughs for Learning is an annual comedy show fundraiser to support high school scholarships for youth from Mathare Valley Slum in Kenya. Join CMETrust for a night of laughs on February 25th and help support improved access to education. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Hope to see you there!
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Be Good Be Social Toronto

Thursday, February 26, 2015
George Brown College, St. James Campus 290 Adelaide Street East Toronto, Ontario
Supporting you day-to-day in your quest to do better digital
Network and expand your community of fellow social good professionals working in digital communications and fundraising at charities and non-profits. Find out about the latest in social media, web and mobile to help you to raise money, extend your reach, and communicate more effectively at your organization. Cost $10. Tickets can be purchased online. Event starts at 6 p.m. (Networking at 5 p.m.)
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Canadian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Conference

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Senate Room (6th floor), Carleton Universtity Ottawa, Ontario
'Killer Robots' - The Future of Weaponry and International Humanitarian Law
The Canadian Red Cross will be hosting an International Humanitarian Law Conference that will bring together experts in the field including representatives from: University of Ottawa, Mines Action Canada, ClearPath Robotics, and INGRobotic Aviation.
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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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Cuso International Charity Challenge hike to Machu Picchu

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Lima, Peru and Cusco, Peru
Cuso International Charity Challenge hike to Machu Picchu
Join us in May, while we trek through the untouched Lares Valley ending with you at the top of Machu Picchu - one of the top wonders of the world. Inca ruins, Spanish Colonial churches, hot springs, snowy peaks, and glacial blue lakes are all included in your 10 day adventure. You will also get to explore two wonderful cities in Peru - Lima and Cusco. Visit many beautiful and historic cathedrals and craft markets while experiencing the local culture and some of the best food in the region!
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