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 to 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

Development-themed Book Club

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Downtown Toronto (Location TBA)
Book Club focusing on contemporary fiction from Africa and other developing countries.
Our book club meets monthly in downtown Toronto and focuses on literature and fiction by authors from Africa, the African Diaspora and other developing countries.
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Volunteering: The Key to Personal and Professional Growth

Thursday, September 11, 2014
CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
A Cuso International & CCPA networking event
Volunteering in a professional capacity is an opportunity to develop your skills, while making a meaningful contribution to those in need. Join CCPA and Cuso International to learn about opportunities for you to share your skills to create positive change, internationally or at home. Learn about International Volunteering, e-volunteering and local Volunteering opportunities. Speakers from CUSO International and Volunteer Toronto will share their experiences and information on volunteering opportunities locally, on-line and abroad. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
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An Evening with Jane Goodall

Friday, September 12, 2014
Toronto, ON
Generously hosted by Craig Harding and Alexandra Hutchinson of Campagnolo
Join the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada at Campagnolo on September 12 for a special evening of stories and conversation with acclaimed primatologist, environmentalist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall. There are only 80 tickets available for this small and intimate event - a wonderful opportunity to meet Dr. Goodall in person! Location: Toronto, ON Time: 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Event Details Wine & canapés Silent Auction Address by Dr.
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Pueblito Canada Open House

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Center for Social Innovation Spadina, 215 Spadina Ave. (1st floor), Toronto
Join Pueblito Canada at our Open House
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new project, Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education. Voices for Change will build on the successes of our 2012 pilot project, Our Voices In School. Learn about this exciting new Toronto-based initiative and how teachers, teacher candidates, Latino-Hispanic community organizations, parents and students can get involved. Click LEARN MORE to view event flyer. For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.pueblito.org or contact programs@pueblito.org When: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
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Canada and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Communications and Political Strategy for CSOs (Ottawa Meeting)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Oxfam Canada Offices, 39 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is inviting civil society organizations to discuss emerging plans in Canada to engage around the post-2015 development agenda.
In July 2014, the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals agreed on an Outcome Document that will serve, in a large part, as the basis for the inter-governmental negotiations on a framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals. Discussions are set to begin at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in September. Over the next 12 months, states will negotiate the final goals, targets and indicators of the framework set to guide global development efforts until 2030.
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Go Global Expo

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens), downtown Toronto
Work, Study, Volunteer Abroad
September 20-21, 2014 Are you interested in working, volunteering, studying or living overseas? Check out opportunities in more than 100 countries at the 2014 Go Global Expo (www.letsgoglobal.ca). Taking place September 20-21 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens) in downtown Toronto, this FREE event will showcase: • Volunteer-sending organizations, universities from around the world, jobs abroad, non-profit groups, jobs teaching English, internships, adventure travel operators and lots more!
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Overseas Volunteering Info Session - Online

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Online
Learn about Cuso International's Overseas Opportunities
Are you interested in overseas volunteering, but want to learn more? Join us for an online information session and hear from Cuso International staff. When: September 24, 2014 at 12:00pm Where: Online We'll be covering key questions, such as: What does Cuso International do overseas? What is the role of an overseas volunteer? What skills and competencies do volunteers need? What training and support does Cuso International provide to volunteers? Register online at: www.cusointernational.org/events
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Congrès du 50e anniversaire - Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport 2400, chemin Alert Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S1 Canada
À ne pas manquer !
En 2014, nous célébrerons en grande pompe les 50 ans d’histoire du Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario ! Fondé en 1964 par les caisses populaires, les coopératives et plusieurs autres organisations francophones de l’Ontario, le CCO a succédé au Conseil d’orientation populaire de Timmins et au Conseil d’orientation populaire de l’Ontario à Welland qui existaient au préalable. Au cours des cinquante dernières années, le CCO a su affronter de nombreux défis et plusieurs tournants avec brio, en maintenant le cap d’un appui continu au mouvement coopératif et des entreprises sociales de l’O
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3rd Annual International Conference on Climate change, Health, Energy and Environmental Management (ICHEE 2014): How to gain competitive advantage

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
London, England
A conference for people with an interest in scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Environmental Health
The Renewable Energy Experts Conference (ICHEE - 2014) is for people with an interest in and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Environmental Health. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of Flood control, environmental degradation, clean energy promotion, climate change, rural health care schemes and their respective economic impacts.
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Kenya Classic Cocktail Mixer

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Boutique Lounge (Rooftop) 21 Nelson St., Toronto, ON
Learn all about this exciting adventure over an after work cocktail
Join Amref Health Africa's staff, supporters and friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 25, 2014 for cocktails, appetizers and insight into this unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You will never get closer to the beauty and power of Africa. This six-day, 400 km ride in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro will test your limits and change your life.
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Overseas Volunteering Info Session - Toronto

Monday, September 29, 2014
Centre for Social Innovation, Suite 120 - 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Are you interested in overseas volunteering, but want to learn more?
Join us for an information session and hear from Cuso International staff and returned volunteers. We'll be covering key questions, such as: What does Cuso International do overseas? What is the role of an overseas volunteer? What skills and competencies do volunteers need? What training and support does Cuso International provide to volunteers? When: Monday, September 29, 2014 (6:00 p.m.) Where: Centre for Social Innovation - Suite 120 - 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON Register online at: www.cusointernational.org/events Questions?
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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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Salsa for Smiles

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Step up to Transform Lives
A night of dancing for a great cause! Live music from the Clave Kings and DJ Jimmy Suave and salsa lessons from Steps Dance Studio Inc. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Salsa lessons, salsa show and dancing begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance by phone. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. Dinner reservations at Lula Lounge (416-588-0307) guarantee seating. 100% of proceeds are directed to cleft care.
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2014 Kenya Classic

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Kenya
Cycling for Better Health in Africa
The Kenya Classic is a 400-km cycling adventure on the dirt roads and hilly terrain of southern Kenya. The ride raises funds for Amref Health Africa's work with communities to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time, two Canadians are taking on the Kenya Classic. They'll be joined by 100 cyclists from the Netherlands, where the idea for the Kenya Classic was born. Team Canada - Shane Burt and Michaela Hudson - hope to raise $10,000 each for better health in Africa. For more information, click LEARN MORE.
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Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Toronto, October 15, 2014 at Oakham House, Ryerson University
Highlighting legal, ethical and practical issues for Canadian non-profits
Every year Blumbergs has the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute. The Institute highlights legal, ethical and practical issues facing Canadian charities. This year it is on October 15th and it will highlight new non-profit corporate acts, the T3010 annual return and transparency, dealing with corporate donors, social enterprise, political activities by Canadian charities, difficult issues for foreign activities, Canada's Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) and other important areas affecting Canadian non-profits and charities.
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Annual Gala Dinner 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON
Celebrating 30 years!
Please join us in honoring the courage and celebrating the resilience of our project beneficiaries and to acknowledge donors and sponsors whose generosity make relief and development projects possible. This year IDRF will be commemorating 30 years of humanitarian service rendered in 35 countries as well as in Canada.
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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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Screening of "Girl Rising" documentary in Ottawa, ON

Monday, October 20, 2014
Bytown Theatre, 325 Rideau St (near King Edward Ave) Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4
Come out and see the documentary movie "Girl Rising" October 20, 2014 6:45 p.m.
Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. "From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.
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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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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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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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