MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Invitation to Member Organizations to Partner: OCIC Photojournalism Initiative 2015

INVITATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PROGRAMS IN HAITI, HONDURAS, OR PERU Background OCIC is launching a new public engagement photojournalism initiative intended to help document and share members’ stories of partnership, resilience and positive change with the Canadian public.

OCIC moves to CSI Spadina, welcomes new staff!

This past July, OCIC moved our office to CSI Spadina! With three locations in Toronto and one in New York City, the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a social enterprise with a mission to catalyse social innovation in Toronto and around the world, with an emphasis on collaborative working spaces and workshops.

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 9-21, 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

One Day for Peace Music Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Revival, 783 College Street, Toronto, ON
A Celebration for World Peace Day
One Fire Movement presents “ONE DAY FOR PEACE” music festival in support of Amnesty International When: Sunday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. Where: REVIVAL, 783 College Street, Toronto, ON Tickets: $15 Please join us in a celebration for World Peace Day featuring amazing sets from some of the brightest Canadian musicians and songwriters. PERFORMANCES: ST ROYALS FEATURING ANIA SOUL, CHRISTIAN BRIDGES, BRENDAN ALBERT, JESSICA SPEZIALE, DEAN WEST, ALISSA VOX RAW, THE RESPONSABLES + SPECIAL GUESTS FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274634686077142/ To Buy Tickets online : htt
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Friends of the Edward Ndlovu Memorial Library invite you to An Evening with Mary Krug Ndlovu

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto
A discussion on the theme: Is Sustainability Possible?
Join friends of the Edward Ndlovu Memorial Library for An Evening with Mary Krug Ndlovu on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. For directions, see: http://esgunited.org/ The evening's theme is: The Edward Ndlovu Memorial Library*: Is Sustainability Possible? If you have friends who would be interested in this informative evening, please bring them with you. * http://www.fenml.org/ For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/EdwardNdlovuMemorialTrust
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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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Women Who Inspire Fundraiser and Awards Brunch

Sunday, September 28, 2014
North York Novotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON
Fundraiser
The Women Who Inspire Fundraiser and Awards Brunch raises funds to support promising Canadian Muslim women in their studies through the Lila Fahlman Scholarship, which is named after the late Dr. Lila Fahlam, a renowned educator and founder of Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). Come out to support and donate to the scholarship fund at the annual fundraising brunch.
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Voices for Change Conversation Series: Women Redefining Innovation

Monday, September 29, 2014
MaRS Discovery District Auditorium
Together, we will explore the role of innovation in promoting gender equality in a conversation led by women who are driving social change and advancing women's rights in their communities.
Join us for Voices for Change Conversation Series: Women Redefining Innovation hosted by The MATCH International Women’s Fund and in partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, MaRS Discovery District, and Studio Y. Together, we will explore the role of innovation in promoting gender equality in a conversation led by women who are driving social change and advancing women's rights in their communities.
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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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Amnesty International “Reel Awareness Film Festival” and HotDocs Bloor Cinema Present "Children 404"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
"Children 404" tells the story of teenagers growing up LGBTQ in Vladimir Putin’s Russia
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West In 2013, Putin’s government passed legislation which criminalized the ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors’. There are an estimated 2.5 million LGBTQ youth in Russia, who already endured a high risk of abuse and bullying.
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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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Explore the power, passion and meaning of The Blues in a new production at Theatre Passe Muraille before it goes on tour!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON
An Amnesty International Benefit Night at Theatre Passe Muraille
Life, Death and the Blues is conceived, written and performed by Raoul Bhaneja, accompanied by Juno award-winning singer Divine Brown. Check out Raoul’s promo at http://bit.ly/WRHLzE. Tickets for the Amnesty Benefit night on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. are $35 with a tax receipt for $10. Location: 16 Ryerson Avenue (Queen & Bathurst) For tickets or more information, contact Marilyn McKim at 416.363.9933 ext 325 or mmckim@amnesty.ca.
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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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3rd Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference on ‘Business, Violence and International Humanitarian Law’

Friday, October 3, 2014
Grand Ballroom, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto, ON
Business, Violence and International Humanitarian Law
The Canadian Red Cross will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference titled “Business, Violence and International Humanitarian Law”. The conference will bring together international legal experts in the field, individuals from the business perspective, and representatives from the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement to discuss the challenges and controversies that this topic presents. Registration is online or send an email to: IHLConference@redcross.ca.
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iAM Idea Jam!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON
Help make iAM e-magazine even better!
Join OCIC for our iAM Idea Jam October 7, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dear OCIC members and friends, You’re all invited to join us for an Idea Jam on October 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to brainstorm the future of our e-Magazine! What is iAM? iAM is a multimedia e-magazine published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) that promotes an increased awareness and understanding of global issues. iAM encourages critical thinking and presents new perspectives from a variety of actors, through articles, photo essays, podcasts, videos and more.
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International Day of the Girl Breakfast

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Grand Hotel, 225 Jarvis Street, Toronto, M5B 2C1
Crossroads International invites you to a breakfast benefitting girls in Swaziland
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 and journalist Sally Armstrong, who will talk about her experience as an advocate for women's equality around the world.
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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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Mobile M&E: Smartphone Data Collection for Fast and Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Alterna Savings Room, CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Join OCIC, in collaboration with Kinanki and Salanga, at an engaging new Mobile M&E Workshop designed for development professionals.
Mobile M&E: Smartphone Data Collection for Fast and Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation October 23, 2014 9:30 a.m.
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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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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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