MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

DFATD launches Call for Proposals for Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

The Government of Canada, through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), today launched a call for proposals (Copy and paste the following link into your browser to view: http://ow.ly/DYggr) for Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PSMNCH) aimed at reducing the mortality of the world’s most vulnerable mothers and children. Value of the Call for Proposals The Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health call for proposals is for a total value of up to $370 million over five years (2015-2020) and has two streams: Stream

Join Youth Challenge International for SHIFT25: A Celebration of Youth + Innovation

SHIFT25 will be a celebration of youth and innovation in Canada and around the world powered by Youth Challenge International (YCI) on Wednesday, January 28th 2015. 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.

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

First Ottawa Development Drinks of 2015 / Le prémier « Ottawa Development Drinks » de l'année 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Venue to be announced / Dans un lieu à être annoncé
Join us January 7 / Venez nous rencontrer le 7 janvier
Get ready for the first Ottawa Development Drinks of 2015 - January 7! Version française suivra The next Ottawa Development Drinks will be hosted on Wednesday, January 7, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at a venue to be announced. 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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Resolve to Get Involved! Volunteer themed Toronto Development Drinks - January 8

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Fox and Fiddle in Toronto (280 Bloor Street West)
Join OCIC in Toronto for a special Volunteer-themed Development Drinks event on January 8th!
We invite you to join us on Thursday, January 8 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for our monthly Development Drinks event, at The Fox and Fiddle in Toronto (280 Bloor Street West).
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Webinar: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller on His 2013-2014 Annual Report

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Online
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's perspective and his advice to ministries on several issues in the news this past year.
This webinar takes place on Thursday January 22 at 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern. Gord Miller is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario; the province's independent environmental watchdog. In this one-hour webinar, he will present his perspective and his advice to ministries on several issues in the news this past year. You will be able to submit questions during the Q and A session.
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Beauty in the Middle: Women of the Congo Speak Out

Thursday, January 22, 2015
SAW Gallery 67 Nicholas St. Ottawa, Ontario
Support women in Congo at Beauty in the Middle Exhibit
Join us at SAW Gallery on Thursday, January 22nd from 5pm to 7pm for an exclusive vernissage of “Beauty in the Middle: Women of the Congo Speak Out” presented by Julienne Lusenge, founder and director of the Fond pour les Femmes Congolaises (FFC) and fearless activist in the Congolese women’s movement. The exhibit presents the story of grassroots women’s activists who have mobilized against incredible odds to end rape, seek justice, and establish peace in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Voices for Change - PD Opportunities for Educators

Friday, January 23, 2015
York University, Winters College, Room 117 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
FREE Workshops in Inclusive Education
Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education Register today for 2015 workshops at YorkU! Are you a secondary teacher, teacher candidate, or education professional? Are you interested in inclusive education? Become a voice for change in our schools and communities! Pueblito promotes inclusivity through our free education workshop series, Becoming Cultural Allies. Through these workshops, we aim to help teachers better understand the needs of students in our schools and to incorporate diverse approaches in their teaching.
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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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Canadian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Conference

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Senate Room, 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: The International Committee of the Red Cross, Office of the Judge Advocate General, University of Ottawa, Mines Action Canada, and ClearPath Robotics.
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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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