MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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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Canadian Red Cross- Week of Youth

Monday, August 11, 2014
Canadian Red Cross Toronto Office, 21 Randolph Avenue
Youth imagining, creating & inspiring change
Are you between the age of 14-30 and looking for ways to make an IMPACT in the local and global community? Join us for a week of workshops where you will have the opportunity to take ACTION through the Canadian Red Cross & be a YOUTH LEADER that inspires change! Participate in workshops about: Introduction to Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, International Humanitarian Law, Disaster Management, Health Equipment Loan Program, Humanitarian Leadership, Event Planning, International programs, etc. Workshops will run August 11th-15th, 2014 9am-4pm daily.
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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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2014-2015 Disaster and Humanitarian Response Program

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
McGill University, Department of Family Medicine, Montreal, QC
Training the New Generation of Humanitarians
Beginning in October 2014, the Humanitarian Studies Initiative of McGill University will be once more offering its innovative and multi-disciplinary humanitarian training program that advances and improves the quality of humanitarian work and practice to improve the lives of people most affected by war and disaster around the world. The 2014-2015 Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program offers an evidence-based approach on the globally-recognized core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance.
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International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) Conference

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Lima, Peru
The conference will gather heads of volunteer organizations and delegates from public, private, academic and non-governmental sectors across the world to discuss key contemporary issues in international volunteering and development, and share best practic
Les versions française et espagnole suivent. A continuación encontrará las versiones en francés y español. It is our pleasure to invite you to the annual conference for International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO), from October 19th to 22nd, 2014. Hosted by Forum, WUSC and CECI, this conference brings together the leaders of international volunteering agencies, international organizations, government delegates, and public and private sector representatives.
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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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