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    Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good

    Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good

    Sign up now: http://bit.ly/2fcZZZZ. Next Learning conhort starts in mid-April.

    Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good is designed as an introductory course for practitioners who would like to explore the key concepts of public engagement, boost their ability to connect with stakeholders in their communities and learn how to build effective partnerships. The course will provide practical tools for animating the community and connecting with your target audience, with a special focus on reaching students and youth.

    This course on public engagement has much to offer as an overview for folks who are new to the sector and those looking to reconnect with the concepts that underpin their work, as well as students passionate about social change and teachers trying to inspire their students to become global citizens. Everything is designed in layers, so there is plenty to delve into if you want to learn more!

    Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good is a flexible, go at your own pace, online program that takes roughly 20 hours to complete. A certificate is offered upon course completion.

    Brought to you by the ICN – the creators of the Global Hive

    Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2fcZZZZ

    Third cohort starts April15, 2017.

    Learning objectives include:

    • Creating and putting your organization’s Theory of Change into practice;
    • Exploring best practices for youth engagement (19-30);
    • Creating learning environments that, by design, foster engagement and build global citizenship in schools, places of employment and across communities;
    • Using tools to assess how potential partners and partnerships may align with your organization's goals and needs;
    • And more!

    For more information, contact Krista Dinsmore at icn.rcc@bccic.ca.

    Programme de formation national - messages promotionnels. Une ruche qui bourdonne: l'engagement du public au service du bien commun Aperçu du cours: Une ruche qui bourdonne: l'engagement du public au service du bien commun. Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant: http://bit.ly/2fcZZZZ


    Governance and the Law

    Governance and the Law. Launch of the World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report

    When: Friday, March 24, 12:30 – 2:30 (with reception to follow)

    When: Dalhousie University Club – 3rd Floor (Great Hall)

    Join 2017 World Development Report lead author Luís-Felipe López-Calva and a panel of Dalhousie researchers to discuss Governance and the Law.


    12:30   Welcome & Introductions: Dr. Richard Florizone (Dalhousie President)

    12:40   Presentation of Governance and the Law: Dr. Luís-Felipe López-Calva (Lead Author)

    1:10     Moderated Discussion with Dalhousie Faculty Members: Dr. Jennifer Llewellyn (Law), Dr. Chidoze Okoye (Economics), Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren (International Development Studies), Dr. David Black (Political Science)

    2:00     Audience Discussion

    2:30     Reception at University Club Pub

    Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? The World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of global development.

    For more information, please contact the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie. Email: centre@dal.ca. Tel: 902-494-3769.

    Read the report: www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2017


    Rights, Faith, and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues

    Where: PEI Farm Centre in Charlottetown: 420 University Avenue
    When: Monday, March 27th, 9:30am - 4pm

    Cooper Institute is excited to invite you to participate in an important event for the support of Migrant Workers in PEI and the Maritimes. Rights, Faith, and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues.

    This event will bring together migrant workers, community organizations, faith groups, and provincial representatives to build capacity for action, policy, and solidarity on migrant worker rights.

    The forum will begin with a panel featuring speakers addressing each of the 4 themes of the event. Following the large group discussion, participants choose to participate in one of 4 concurrent streams. These streams address the 4 themes of the event:

    • Provincial Policies: the role of Provincial policies for migrant worker rights
    • Communities of Faith: Social Justice outreach with Migrant Workers – Hosted by KAIROS Canada
    • Community Solidarity: the role of organizations and individuals.

    The day will conclude with a presentation of the strategies and next steps determined by each group.

    Registration is required; this event is free to attend, and lunch and snacks will be provided. Transportation support is available for migrant workers who wish to attend. Funds for child and elder care are also available upon request.

    To register visit our EventBrite page, or contact Cooper Institute by emailing josie@cooperinstitute.ca or calling (902) 894-4573.


    A System Shift? The Changing World Context and Implications for Canadian Civil Society

    When: March 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm AST
    Where: online webinar
    Register herehttp://bit.ly/2nerNQU

    In the era of Globalization, increased trade and connections, the world is suddenly contracting. Rising nationalism has left many struggling to hold on to the vestiges of a progressive agenda in the wake of Brexit and the 2016 US election. At the same time, the world is faced with an intensifying refugee and migrant crisis, the threat of climate change and rhetoric undermining civil and human rights. This combination of challenges has led to a sense of confusion and hopelessness about how to respond.

    Are we facing a new global system? What impact will this shift have on Canadian Civil Society?

    Within Canada, the picture is potentially more hopeful. The Trudeau government has committed to a “feminist lens,” the Sustainable Development Goals and a multilateral approach. There has been significant citizen mobilization in response to a variety of issues, including support for refugees and women’s rights. However, without a clear direction and goal, there is a danger of Canadian activism and engagement fizzling out. So, how to reconnect with a sense of hopefulness? What can we, as Canadian Civil Society, do to unify and reorient towards the realization of a progressive agenda and fostering global cooperation?


    Nova Scotia - Gambia Association's 32nd Annual Dinner and Auction 

    The Nova Scotia - Gambia Association wishes to invite you to its 32nd Annual Dinner and Auction.

    Where: Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax
    When: Friday, March 31. The reception begins at 6 pm. and dinner is served at 7 pm.

    The theme this year is  'Drama Troupes on the Move'. 

    Our silent and live auctions include many quality and interesting items, as well as authentic Gambian crafts.

    Tickets are $90 per person, $60 for students, and $850 for a table of 10.

    To purchase tickets, please contact our office by phone at 902-423-1360, or by email at info@novascotiagambia.ca. If you prefer a vegetarian or gluten free meal please let us know.

    The NSGA is a registered charity and provides tax receipts for the portion of the ticket that does not cover the cost of the meal.

    This major fund-raising event attracts over 200 guests each year. The funds raised will enable the Peer Health Educators and the Drama Troupes to travel more widely throughout The Gambia and to deliver their messages to more and more schools and market places.

    For more information on our programs please visit our website at www.novascotiagambia.ca

    Thank you in advance for your interest and support and we look forward to seeing you at the dinner.