MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development 2015 - Call for Nominations

The Award Trustees and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development. The Lewis Perinbam Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts that: - Improve people’s lives in the developing world; - Engage and inspire Canadians to undertake volunteer action; and - Offer new ways of thinking about and/or addressing development challenges. The award commends individuals who make a noteworthy volunteer contribution to international development rather than paid professionals in t

UPCOMING EVENTS

An Intro to SROI training

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Vancouver TBD
In this one-day course, participants will become familiar with the steps in the SROI process, and link this knowledge to their current work.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting.
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Introduction to Engagement Organizing: A Webinar with Lindsay Telfer

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Online
A webinar on organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others
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 engaging members and building leaders. ‘Engagement Organizing’ is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others.
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Go Global Expo 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Mattamy Athletic Centre 50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2
Are you interested in working, volunteering, studying or living overseas? Check out opportunities in more than 100 countries at the 2015 Go Global Expo!
Are you interested in working, volunteering, studying or living overseas?
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Young Professionals International Affairs Training Conference

Saturday, September 19, 2015
The Munk School of Global Affairs 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada
A Training conference for students, graduates and young or mid-career professionals in international affairs and development
The Canadian International Council Toronto Branch, is organizing a one-day training conference for students and young or mid-career professionals in partnership with the Young Diplomats of Canada. The event will Feature speakers from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the IO and NGO communities, as well as Diplomats. This workshop will focus on career and skill development and dialogue in the field of international affairs and development .
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Young Professionals International Affairs Training Conference

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario
A conference for students and young professionals that will focus on career and skill development and dialogue in the field of international affairs
The Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch invites you to join us for our next event: Young Professionals International Affairs Training Conference CIC-Toronto, in partnership with the Young Diplomats of Canada, is hosting a one-day training conference on September 19th for students and young professionals. Featuring speakers from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the IO and NGO communities, as well as Diplomats, this workshop will focus on career and skill development and dialogue in the field of international affairs.
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Salsa for Smiles

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St W Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
STEP UP to transform lives!
Join us for our 6th Annual Salsa for Smiles event on October 1, 2015! There will be live music, a salsa performance and a salsa dancing lesson for beginners. No experience necessary! We also have some amazing prizes up for grabs including round-trip flights anywhere WestJet flies and a 2-night stay at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 100% of proceeds are directed to our international cleft care programs. Hosted by CBC reporter, Lorenda Reddekopp.
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Friends of Africa Economic Development Conference

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Toronto 901 Dixon Road | Toronto | Ontario M9W 1J5 | Canada
Friends of Africa Economic Development Conference themed: The New Middle Class: Bridging Economic Disparities
Join us on 3rd October 2015 at the 5th Edition of Friends of Africa (FOA) Economic Development Conference themed: The New Middle Class: Bridging Economic Disparities. We are thrilled about the growing involvement of professionals and entrepreneurs to proffer solutions to the challenges of Africa.
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An Intro to SROI training

Monday, October 5, 2015
Toronto TBD
In this one-day course, participants will become familiar with the steps in the SROI process, and link this knowledge to their current work.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting.
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Collective Impact Workshop 1

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON
A workshop designed to help leadership teams from organizations committed to advancing a common issue collectively
Innoweave is pleased to partner with Sustainability Network to offer a Collective Impact Workshop 1. The workshop is designed to help leadership teams from 5-10 different organizations committed to advancing a common issue collectively: - Articulate and refine population level outcome goals that they wish to achieve; - Develop a hypothesis of the activities required to begin achieving those outcomes (e.g.
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An Intro to SROI training

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Saint John
In this one-day course, participants will become familiar with the steps in the SROI process, and link this knowledge to their current work.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting.
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International Day of the Girl Breakfast

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E8 Queen’s Park Ballroom 7:15 - 7:30 AM Registration 7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Presentation
Guest speaker Elizabeth Renzetti helps Crossroads celebrate International Day of the Girl
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Crossroads International invites you to a breakfast to benefit girls in Swaziland. When you join us on October 8, you will be empowering girls to protect themselves from threats of violence, stand up for their human rights, and become leaders in their community. This year’s breakfast will feature celebrated author, journalist and national columnist for the Globe and Mail Elizabeth Renzetti. Tickets are on sale now for $100 and tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.
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An Intro to SROI training

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Halifax TBD
In this one-day course, participants will become familiar with the steps in the SROI process, and link this knowledge to their current work.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting.
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Exploring Humanitarian Law 2 Day Educator Training

Friday, October 23, 2015
University of Ottawa Faculty of Education LAMOUREUX HALL (LMX) 145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier private Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Exploring Humanitarian Law 2 Day Educator Training
This training 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 training is available to all interested teachers in Ontario.
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13th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The world's leading and largest global health conference and the largest social entrepreneurship conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference April 16-17, 2016 Yale University, New Haven, CT 13th Annual Conference Presented by Unite For Site Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference by August 31st for a reduced registration rate. The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.
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