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.

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

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

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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Research Study: Online Fundraising for INGOs

Sunday, November 30, 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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Celebrate International Volunteer Day with Cuso International

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 120, Toronto
Interested in international volunteering, but want to learn more?
Are you interested in international volunteering, but want to learn more? Join us for an information session where we celebrate International Volunteer day.
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Canadian Humanitarian Conference 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Aga Khan Foundation Canada, The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 1K6
The 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference will set the stage for a national conversation showcasing Canadian expertise in humanitarian response and related fields
This is the humanitarian event of the year in Canada bringing together over 200 participants from NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, government, academia and more. The conference will bring together dozens of panels and presentations and cover a myriad of topics related to Canada's contributions to humanitarian assistance and the challenges and opportunities ahead. An event not to be missed!
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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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