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Harnessing Development Data: Workshop with Canadian Civil Society and Other Stakeholders

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON K1N 1K6
A workshop to explore possibilities for harnessing development data with Canadian stakeholders
ABOUT The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, in association with the Canadian Council of International Co-operation and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, is hosting a workshop to explore possibilities for harnessing development data with Canadian stakeholders, in particular representatives from Canadian civil society organizations. EVENT DETAILS Date: March 31, 2015 Time: 8:45 am - 1:30 pm Location: Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat (199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON K1N 1K6) REGISTRATION If you are interested in attending this event in person or by webinar, please register by Fr
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CPAR's 10th Annual World Health Day Challenge - Donate A Day for Africa

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Globally
Donate a Day for Africa
Physicians across Canada Take the World Health Day Challenge. This World Health Day, on April 7th, physicians and health care professionals will demonstrate their commitment to overcoming poverty in Africa by supporting Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief’s (CPAR’s) 10th Annual World Health Day Challenge. In Kasungu District of Malawi only 54% of people can access safe drinking water. In Mangochi District, 30% of the population lives with no sanitation facilities.
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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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RESULTS Canada Toronto Group Meeting

Monday, April 13, 2015
519 Church St. Community Centre 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Education and Action Meeting
We can also put malnutrition on the map by joining millions of people around the world raising their voices for better nutrition. In the last 20 years, the global burden of acute malnutrition or wasting fell by only 11%. In fact, in some regions like sub-Saharan Africa, the number of acutely malnourished children grew during this period, from 10 million to 13 million. We have the solutions, but we lack the public and political will. Join Generation Nutrition and learn more about the global movement to put malnutrition on the map.
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Celebrate National Volunteer Week with Cuso International

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Where: CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120, Toronto When: Tuesday, April 14, 2014 Time: 6-8pm Cost: Free
Meet Cuso International
Join us for National Volunteer Week and find out how you can share your professional skills through international placements. Share your knowledge, creativity and passion for change. You'll meet Cuso International recruiters and returned volunteers.
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RESULTS Canada Ottawa Group Meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Room 7, Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset Street West (NW Corner of Empress Ave.) Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Education and Action Meeting
We can also put malnutrition on the map by joining millions of people around the world raising their voices for better nutrition. In the last 20 years, the global burden of acute malnutrition or wasting fell by only 11%. In fact, in some regions like sub-Saharan Africa, the number of acutely malnourished children grew during this period, from 10 million to 13 million. We have the solutions, but we lack the public and political will. Join Generation Nutrition and learn more about the global movement to put malnutrition on the map.
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iAMNESTY 2015 – Amnesty International Youth Conference

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
A conference for youth who are interested in human rights, passionate about youth activism, and eager to learn about Amnesty International and changing the world!
Are you interested in human rights? Passionate about youth activism? Eager to learn about Amnesty International and changing the world? Register NOW on-line to secure a seat. Why human rights? From anti-LGBTQ legislation at Sochi to war crimes in the Gaza strip, human rights violations continue to affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.
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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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Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology Event

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Knox Presbyterian Church (59 Riddell St., Woodstock, ON)
An information meeting featuring staff from the innovative farmer-to-farmer project
In Malawi, the majority of people practice small-scale farming and rely on maize as their staple crop. Soil degradation, high rates of poverty and the rising costs of commercial fertilizers make it difficult for these farmers to increase crop production or purchase a variety of other foods to balance their diets.
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Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology: An Information Meeting with Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Knox Presbyterian Church 59 Riddell Street Woodstock, Ontario 7 pm
An Information Meeting with Canadian Foodgrains Bank
A presentation about Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Presbyterian World Service & Development activities in Malawi, Africa by Laifolo Dakishoni – Accountant and Acting Project Coordinator and Rogers Msachi- Community Promoter for the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology Project John Longhurst, Director, Resources & Public Engagement at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, will also be with us to update us on other Foodgrains Bank activities. An opportunity will be provided to take action after the presentation, for people who wish to do so.
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5 à 7 - Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Caisse populaire des Voyageurs 11, rue King Street Ouest/West Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C7
Évènement de réseautage gratuit - Free Networking Event
Le Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario vous invite à venir célébrer le lancement de son nouveau bureau régional pour le Centre Sud-Ouest et à découvrir un nouveau programme provincial de microfinancement/accompagnement pour les entreprises collectives. Des bouchées, du vin et des boissons non-alcolisées vous seront servis pour l'occasion. L'inscription préalable sur Eventbrite est obligatoire.
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Casa - Pueblito's Annual Fiesta de Vida

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street, Room 108 Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Celebrating our programs, supporters and the alumni who helped make us so successful
Join us for an evening of live music and our annual Fund-a-Need auction in support of our work with youth and communities in Nicaragua and Toronto. Come celebrate the alumni who have helped make us so successful, with the unveiling of our Alumni Profiles. Pledge your support for our innovative work in Nicaragua and Toronto, and help us continue to promote global justice through education and community development! Each ticket includes one complimentary drink as well one FREE weekend admission to Lula Lounge.
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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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GOING "GLO-CAL" FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Global Lessons for local benefit

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
WHERE: HART HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WHEN: Wednesday, May 6 to Friday, May 8, 2015
Global Mental Health Conference
The theme of the conference is “Going ‘glo-cal’: Global lessons for local benefit”. Growing acknowledgement worldwide of the urgent need for concerted action on mental health and for reducing the gap in mental health research and support between richer and poorer countries has propelled global mental health issues into the spotlight.
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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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MAMATOTO - African Marketplace Gala

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON
Amref Health Africa's African Marketplace Gala
The only event of its kind, the African Marketplace Gala transports guests to a real African marketplace, complete with African-themed cocktails, vibrant and infectious live African entertainment, a silent and live auction and Taste of Africa culinary stations. This year, we are honoured to host Dr Makaziwe Mandela, the first daughter of the late Nelson Mandela, as our keynote speaker for the evening. The goal of this extraordinary event is to raise funds for Amref Health Africa’s maternal and child health initiatives.
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