MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Flight Scholarship to Ghana and Tanzania!

Youth Challenge International is offering 6 flight scholarships to new applicants for our Youth Ambassador programs to Ghana and Tanzania this fall! Tanzania (10 Week) October 7 - December 16 Ghana (4 week) September 23 - October October 21 Ghana (12 week) September 23 - December 16 Who is eligible? You must be Canadian, a Permanent Resident or a Landed Immigrant You must be aged 18-35 at time of application Flights are only available to participate in YCI's Youth Ambassador programs in Tanzania and Ghana How does it work? Apply to volunteer in YCI's programs in Tanzan

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: Breaking the Inevitability Frame in the Energy Debate

Friday, October 24, 2014
Online
Join Cara Pike as she shares an overview of public opinion and media coverage in Canada on clean energy and climate issues, along with recommendations on how to reframe the debate.
Friday, October 24, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST From Keystone XL to the Northern Gateway and Energy East pipeline projects, the accelerated expansion of the Canadian Oil Sands is being framed as inevitable and essential for nation building and job creation. Yet an alternative narrative is emerging that needs to be amplified about the transition to clean energy and low carbon solutions and the benefits this pathway provides.
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Rendez-vous Ottawa

Saturday, October 25, 2014
University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Law Building – room 147 of Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons
Rendez-vous Ottawa will introduce the global conversation about the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons to a North American audience and give participants the tools needed to spread the word and join the work towards a ban on nuclear weapons. Please register online for the two day event (October 25 - 26). For more information, contact erin@minesactioncanada.org or +1 613 241-3777
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LADIESFUND Speed Networking Tea

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto 7880 Keele Street Unit 14 Vaughn, ON L4K 4G7 Canada
Women speednetworking for business development, all as fundraiser for education of deserving girls
LADIESFUND Speednetworking Tea will be held at the Pakistani Consulate in Toronto from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 25th October 2014, in partnership with the Turkish, Sri Lankan and Indian Consulates in Toronto. We expect 100 women entrepreneurs and professionals to attend to business development, career advancement and deal flow. Senator Salma Ataullahjan is the Chief Guest and VP of the Canada-Pakistan Business Council Jayne Pilot is the Event Chair. All Canadian women professionals and entrepreneurs are welcome. The cause is a global initiative called Educate a Girl.
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Global Governance: Would the world be a better place if the UN was the lead actor of Global Order, Peace and Security?

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hart House Debates Room, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
A United Nations Experts’ Networking Forum
The Canadian International Council-Toronto Branch cordially invites you to attend: Global Governance: Would the world be a better place if the UN was the lead actor of Global Order, Peace and Security? Saturday, October 25 2014 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hart House Debates Room University of Toronto St.
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Partnership Brokers Training

Monday, October 27, 2014
Campbell House Museum, Toronto
Learn how to broker effective and innovative collaborations for international development
In collaboration with OCIC, the Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) presents a four-day training course for those brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships. This course is a skills training and professional development opportunity that includes: • A theoretical framework for partnership brokering and the importance of good brokering in the development of robust, efficient and innovative partnerships • Brokering skills development in: scoping, resource-mapping, facilitation, interest-based negotiation, relationship-management, reaching agreement and reviewing • Exploration of common
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The Next Step: Growing Global Citizenship

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media + Education 918 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G5
Connect. Discuss. Act. #nextstep
On Wednesday Oct 29th 2014, Engineers Without Borders Canada is hosting a networking and social evening called “The Next Step: Growing Global Citizenship”. This event takes place from 5:30pm-8:30pm, and we would be delighted if you can join us at 918 Bathurst Center For Culture, Arts, Media, and Education - in the heart of the Annex. The evening will feature speakers, discussion, and networking opportunities with prominent NGOs focusing upon how we can advance Canadian Foreign Policy and Global Development issues by accelerating active citizenship.
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Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Commonwealth Youth Awards are open to nominations from anywhere, though likely from any Commonwealth country; and must be submitted to the Commonwealth Youth Programme, based in London, U.K., by 30 October 2014.
Nominate a young person in a Commonwealth country who has demonstrated excellence in development work that reflects the Commonwealth’s Plan for Youth Empowerment.
“ Do you know of a young person making a positive difference to the lives of other people in your community or country? The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. We are looking for young people whose development work reflects the Commonwealth’s Plan for Youth Empowerment to: 1. Promote youth participation in decision making 2. Promote the economic empowerment of young people 3. Take action for equality between young men and women 4.
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Legal Toolkit Workshop for Environmental Protection

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sustainability Network 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 128 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
This workshop will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively.
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST Where: Sustainability Network, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 128, Toronto, ON. Join us on Thursday October 30 at the Sustainability Network offices in Toronto for this one-day training session.
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Research Study: Online Fundraising for INGOs

Friday, October 31, 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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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 WRITERS & FRIENDS ANNUAL 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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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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Join Us At The MAS Strategic Planning Workshop on November 13!

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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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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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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