MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

The Red Panty Diaries

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Comedy Bar - 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto
A hilarious night of comedy and feminism for a great cause!
It's that time of year again... Femme International is proud to present the 3rd Annual Red Panty Diaries on March 4th at Comedy Bar! Join us for a hilarious night of feminism, comedy and charity, featuring some of Toronto's sassiest comediennes: Jess Beaulieu, Natalie Norman, Zabrina Chevannes, Sara Hennessey, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Ashley Moffat, and hosted by Sarah Bruckschwaiger. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm!
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Canada Africa Partnership: Exploring Collaboration

Thursday, March 5, 2015
CAP/AIDS Network Common Room at 1638 Bloor St. West, Toronto
Please join us for a gathering of like-minded organizations working with partners in Africa.
Please join us for a gathering of like-minded organizations working with partners in Africa. In today's funding climate, small/med NGOs are feeling the crunch. We know how valuable we are to our partners and to the overall development process - but if we are to survive and thrive, we'll need all the help we can get! Why not start with each other? How can we collaborate? How can we support each other's efforts?
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Mending the Gap in Gender Equality

Friday, March 6, 2015
SEEDS OF CHANGE 534 George St. North, Peterborough ON
International Women's Day Presentation & Celebration
Presented by the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and the Kawartha World Issues Centre 6pm: Potluck, Music and Celebration 7pm: Panel Presentation & Discussion Doors open @ 5:30pm Featuring Special Guests: The Raging Grannies -Hattie Edwards: Akwesasne First Nation -Amy Keating: Trent Feminist Society -Kristen Mommertz: Courage Peterborough/Hollaback Movement -Margaret McGraw: Trent University, Dept. of Gender and Women’s Studies -Aisha Jamal, Independent Film Maker And more...
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RESULTS Canada Toronto Group Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2015
6pm to 8pm---519 Church St. Community Centre
Join the Fight to Stop Tuberculosis
We a group of active, engaged citizen advocates who are driven to influence and inspired by creating the political will to end poverty. We meet once an month to take action to influence Canadian politicians by writing letters to the editor and/or decision-makers, taking social media actions, and scheduling meetings with key decision-makers.
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OCIC Mobile M&E: Smartphone Data Collection for Fast and Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street 6th Floor Workshop Room Ottawa
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Do you wonder whether mobile apps for data collection and analysis are the right tools for your development, humanitarian, or social project?
 Do you want to streamline your monitoring systems to save time and gather better and more accurate data?
 Are you considering how to take your first steps towards using mobile M&E, and wondering whether your organization can afford it?
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OCIC Financial Management & Controls Workshop Part 2: Enabling Stronger Boards

Friday, March 13, 2015
215 Spadina Avenue, 1st Floor Whole Connector Toronto
Friday, 13 March 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The financial well-being of your organization ultimately rests with your Board of Directors. Ensuring all Board members are comfortable and knowledgeable reading financial reports is crucial. This evening workshop will give Board members the tools to perform your fiduciary responsibilities to the best of your ability. Through small group work and case studies, participants will gain a better understanding of financial management and financial control.
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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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RESULTS Canada Ottawa Group Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00pm to 9:00pm---Room 7, Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset Street West (NW Corner of Empress Ave.)
Join the Fight to Stop Tuberculosis
We a group of active, engaged citizen advocates who are driven to influence and inspired by creating the political will to end poverty. We meet once an month to take action to influence Canadian politicians by writing letters to the editor and/or decision-makers, taking social media actions, and scheduling meetings with key decision-makers.
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Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Speaker Series, Engage, Share, Celebrate

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Daniels Spectrum - 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2B7, Canada
Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Speaker Series
Cuso International in partnership with People to People Canada and Young Diplomats is hosting a special event for the Ethiopian diaspora community in the Greater Toronto Area. Hear returned diaspora volunteers share stories about their work in Ethiopia, hear from community leaders, explore our photo exhibit, enjoy music and cultural food. As well, you will be able to connect with Cuso International staff and members of the Ethiopian community. We invite Ethiopian diaspora to join us and share this event information with their family, friends and networks.
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Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation, Annex 720 Bathurst Street (about two blocks south of Bloor) Garage (ground floor)
Amref Health Africa Coffeehouse Speakers Series on Global Development
Join us for the Amref Health Africa Coffeehouse Speakers Series on Global Development: Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa Vaccines have revolutionized children’s health in Canada. Globally, immunization saves up to 3 million children every year. So, why are so many children in sub-Saharan Africa still dying from diseases that are easily preventable with vaccines? Diseases like measles, diphtheria, and tetanus. Join us as we explore some of the reasons why children who need vaccines the most are still not getting them.
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Caribbean Diaspora Speaker Series - Engage, Share, Celebrate

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ryerson University Oakham House 55 Gould Street Toronto
Caribbean Diaspora Speaker Series
Cuso International in partnership with the Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations and the Ardenne Alumni Association is hosting a special diaspora event for the Caribbean community in the Greater Toronto Area. Hear from diaspora volunteers about their work in the Caribbean along with community leaders, explore our photo exhibit, and enjoy live music and traditional food. We invite Caribbean diaspora to join us and share the event information with their family, friends and networks!
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Presentation: Ending Torture

Friday, March 27, 2015
60 Lowther Ave, Toronto, ON
A presentation on Quaker efforts to stop America's use of torture.
John Calvi, the founding convener of The Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT!) will offer a one hour talk on the work of Quakers to end American policy and practice of torture. Known and respected for his gifts to help people heal, John has been working with those surviving traumatic experience since 1982.
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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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Economic Literacy for ENGO leaders and allies

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
The ELP is a series of 6 half day training workshops that will build ENGO capacity by increasing understanding of economic concepts and their role in a green economy.
An Economic Literacy Project (ELP) for the Environmental Community: Helping to Build a Smarter and Sustainable Economy The Economic Literacy Project (ELP) centres on training and knowledge building that supports the development of a smarter and sustainable economy. The training program consists of a series of six, ½ day training workshops this spring at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy.
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Youth & Militarism

Friday, April 24, 2015
Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Peterborough, ON
A conference on militarism in Canadian culture
Youth in Canada are increasingly concerned about militarism in our society and how it affects us. The Youth and Militarism Conference hopes to bring together dedicated and interested youth to discuss and learn about militarism in Canada, to gather wisdom from one another, and to build a common and effective voice to create change. The conference runs April 24-26, 2015 and is open to youth aged 15-35. The conference will be held concurrently in two locations: in Peterborough, ON and in Shawnigan Lake, BC.
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2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH

Friday, May 1, 2015
L-Building, Humber College - Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
A symposium that explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH May 1, 2015 - Humber College, Toronto ON Beyond GDP: Development Alternatives to Growth will explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
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2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH

Friday, May 1, 2015
L-Building, Humber College - Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
A symposium that explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner
2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH May 1, 2015 - Humber College, Toronto ON Beyond GDP: Development Alternatives to Growth will explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
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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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