Film Showing "Finding Oscar" Antigonish International Film Festival
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Film Showing "Finding Oscar" Antigonish International Film Festival

Join the BTS Antigonish Committee October 26-27 for the Annual Antigonish International Film Festival and make time for "Finding Oscar"  - a feature length documentary that looks at the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys who were plucked from a nightmare and offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre. See full lineup and schedule.

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Mestizo Soul: Guatemalan musician Rebeca Lane tours Eastern Canada this fall
Oct
27
to Nov 2

Mestizo Soul: Guatemalan musician Rebeca Lane tours Eastern Canada this fall

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Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Rebeca was born in Guatemala City on December  6, 1984, in the middle of a civil war and was named after her aunt that had been kidnaped and disappeared by the military government in 1981 because of her political involvement in the guerrilla movement. Since she was very young, she started to investigate and get involved in the efforts to retrieve the historical memory of those war years and became an activist in organizations of family members of people kidnaped or killed by the military government. This brought her to get to know other struggles of the people claiming their historical right over their lands and several political movements of workers and land laborers against neoliberalism and the politics that had caused even more social conflict that during the war. Being part of the social movement made her realize that women had less participation and leadership, so she started to get interested in feminism. As a poet, she’s been committed to her liberation as a woman and the heterosexual roles imposed on her body, and the colonization and militarization of the land she’s been born in. She’s been published in several magazines in Guatemala, Puerto Rico and México and has performed throughout the Americas and Europe.


Watch and listen to Rebeca's "This Body is Mine" which explores violence against women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT2mTKwXlG8
Check out Rebeca's work, including articles, photos, and music at www.rebecalane.com 

Join BTS and partner organizations this October and November to welcome critically acclaimed hip hop artist Rebeca Lane to Eastern Canada.

October 27 at 8pm: Halifax – Bus Stop Theatre
October 28 at 8pm: Charlottetown – The Guild
October 30: Antigonish
November 1: Fredericton
November 4 at 9pm: Toronto – Burdock Music Hall
November 6: Montreal

 

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Liberatory Story & Play - Tatamagouche Centre
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Liberatory Story & Play - Tatamagouche Centre

Where: Tatamagouche, NS

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Game designer Avery Alder will introduce participants to tabletop roleplaying games and the transformative power of play. Exploring themes ranging from queer heartbreak to post-apocalyptic community to daring skyship adventure, participants will dive into playing a number of these games. Avery will highlight how games can be used as tools for better understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our collective struggles. Along the way, there will be conversations, skill-building, and time for reflection in break-out affinity groups.

Everyone will leave with the resources and knowledge to run games in their own communities. Learn how roleplaying games can be a force for reflection, transformation, and community! 

Liberatory Story and Play will equip community leaders, youth, and support workers with unique tools for exploring and addressing issues of marginalized identity, community mental health, and collective struggle in a diverse and complex world.

Program Leadership Support provided by Rena Kulczycki

Program Cost: $375 (tuition, meals & lodging in a shared room), $295 (tuition & meals only)

Can't afford it?
Limited bursaries available! Please download the Bursary Form , fill it out, and email it back to us.

Registration deadline: Thursday October 26, 2017 

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Fundraising for Social Change - Tatamagouche Centre
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Fundraising for Social Change - Tatamagouche Centre

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The premise of fundraising for social change is simple: it is possible to raise the money you need to do the work you want.  It is not necessary to compromise your values or change your programs and it doesn’t matter if you work in a rural or urban community. Fundraising is also part of community organizing and can be built into everything an organization does. 

 In this intensive residential workshop, you will learn:

  • --that most money is given away by individuals & that most of those people are not rich
  • --how to identify people who might donate to your organization
  • --different fundraising strategies and which ones work for which people
  • --how to build a team of volunteers willing to help raise money for your organization
  • --how to ask for money in person
  • --how to create a fundraising plan and keep track of your progress

This workshop is designed for small organizations (budgets under $1,000,000) working for social justice. 

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Global Solutions in a Fragmented World - Ottawa
Jan
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Global Solutions in a Fragmented World - Ottawa

Save the Date:

The 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum is fast approaching! The next Forum will be held in Ottawa, on January 19 and 20, 2018. The Forum is an annual two day event that will consist of panels, workshops, discussion, and exchange.

This year, we are looking for interested candidates to submit proposals for sessions to be presented at the forum. The call is open to individuals and organizations and there is no limit to the number of proposals submitted.

If you are interested, please fill out this form. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.

For more information about the 2018 International Forum, please visit: https://internationalforum.ca/

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Oct
21
8:45am 8:45am

United Nations SDGs Training at STU

On October 21, 2017, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Event (SDGs). The United Nations, through the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship, wants to empower youth to promote seventeen sustainable development goals for a better world.
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In celebration of Canada's 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings events in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.
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Participants will be able to interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

Find out more here: www.unsdgfredericton.com

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Growing Together - Saint John NB
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Growing Together - Saint John NB

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We invite you to the provincial immigration conference Growing Together: Fueling the Economy through Immigration.

Taking place on October 17th and 18th at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Saint John the two day program brings dynamic and talented speakers as well as opportunities for networking and re-connecting.

Register now and join us for this timely and informative event!

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Towards a socially responsible trade policy
Oct
13
9:30am 9:30am

Towards a socially responsible trade policy

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When: Fri, 13 October 2017 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM ADT
Where: Halifax, Dalhousie University, University Hall, Macdonald building, 6300 Coburg Rd

Public consultation: Towards a socially responsible trade policy

The Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CEIM) organizes a public consultation on Canadian trade policy. At a time when trade agreements return to negotiations (eg. renegotiation of NAFTA, recent CETA signature) and when the government has shown intention of adopting more social responsibility policies, a strategic window opens to transform Canada's trade policy. We therefore conduct a civil society survey on three proposed areas to make trade policy more socially responsible. These areas are: a) social clauses in trade agreements, b) social conditionality of generalized system of preferences, and c) banning on import of goods produced using forced labour or the worst forms of child labour.

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Halifax: Environmental Racism - Film Screenings and Panel
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Halifax: Environmental Racism - Film Screenings and Panel

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Thursday, October 12
Envrionmental Racism - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax North Memorial Public Library
A film screening of “In Whose Backyard?” and perspectives on environmental racism in Nova Scotia, with panelists working for legal and social change.

**This event is the first of a 3 day series. Other events include:

Friday, October 13
Water - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen Street
Film screening of “Cold Amazon” and “Saving the Shubenacadie” and panel discussion with Water Protectors: Alma Brooks, St. Mary’s First Nation, and Dorene Bernard, Sipekne’katik First Nation

Saturday, October 14
Reconciliation in our Watershed Workshop
10 am – 3 pm
St Andrews United Church
6036 Coburg Road
A full-day workshop focused on learning, relationship-building, and action to renew relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and their local watersheds. Advance registration preferred.

Registration for Saturday, October 14 (includes lunch):
$20 Regular/$10 Unwaged
Register here: http://bit.ly/2f8xquS

For more information, contact Shannon Neufeldt at sneufeldt@kairoscanada.org or 1-877-403-8933 ext. 222

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child @ MSVU
Oct
11
11:00am11:00am

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child @ MSVU

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Schools, families and community members: You are invited to this special FREE event!
Date: Oct 11, 2017
Time: 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Doors open at 12:30 PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University Eventbrite registration (FREE) https://2017dayofthegirl.eventbrite.ca
Be inspired by girls’ stories! Meet other girls and young women! Have some refreshments and maybe win a prize! Get your photo taken in the photo booth!

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ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017
Oct
11
to Oct 13

ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017

Collaborate | Innovate | Engage
Where
: Centre culturel franco manitobain in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join fellow people interested or actively engaged in public or community engagement from across the country this autumn at the Inter-Council Network (ICN) Public Engagement Catalyst Forum, a bilingual national forum. See more here: http://bit.ly/2vcP3no.
As a participant, what can I expect from the forum?

·  Be inspired by innovative and accessible ways to engage communities in social change by those who use art, sport and other creative approaches to public outreach

· Learn how to integrate and formalize public engagement into your organization’s core activities and strategic direction at local, regional and national levels

· Increase your skills and knowledge to effectively measure the quality and impact of your outreach and communications efforts

· Situate public engagement in the current national context: Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy

· Celebrate your successes and share your challenges, gain insight and discuss solutions with experts in the field of public engagement

· Establish potential partnerships and synergies across the country with other passionate public engagement practitioners

· Explore new and innovative practices of public engagement through participatory workshops and seminars

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
$100 Regular Admission
$75 Early-Bird Admission (Register by October 1st)
This includes admission to “Artists as Catalysts of Social Change” - a public event on the evening of Wednesday October 11th, featuring artists who will be performing and speaking about how they use art to engage different communities on social issues. Artists are:

·  Ivan Coyote

·  Heather Bishop

·  Pablo Felices-Luna

This does not include admission to the Exclusive Tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights - an optional event on the evening of Thursday October 12th.
$20 Regular Admission to Exclusive Tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights - Thursday October 12th.
This event is exclusive to Forum Registrants, but is optional. It will feature a tour by a Program Officer at the CMHR who demonstrate how the CMHR has applied a human-rights based approach to their public engagement, as well as successes and challenges that they have faced in their efforts.
Register here for this fantastic opportunity!

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Cuba's Gay Revolution: Normalizing Sexual Diversity through a Health‑Based Approach
Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

Cuba's Gay Revolution: Normalizing Sexual Diversity through a Health‑Based Approach

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Date: Thurs. Oct. 5, 2017 @ 7PM
Location: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road BMO Room (second floor)


You are invited to attend the book launch for Dr. Kirk’s exciting new study, which explores Cuba’s unique health-based approach to improving LGBTQ rights. 

Dr. Kirk will give a synopsis of the book, followed by a Q & A, and refreshments.

 

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Fire & Water Cultural Festival, Dartmouth
Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

Fire & Water Cultural Festival, Dartmouth

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The free event produced by Alderney Landing Oct 5th and 6th 6:30pm to 10pm will provide the opportunity for thousands of people to experience hands on cultural diverse art forms through fire and water activities. The Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre Artists have created sculptures that will be installed on the thirteen Pillars around the events plaza, that will be illuminated, educating the public about the 13 Mi'kmaw communities in the
province. The completed large sculptures (24ft long by 18ft in height) innovatively represent the six continents to be illuminated and installed on two barges, in front of the Alderney Landing Events Plaza as the show piece for the Festival. Three fire circles will form the center of the festival grounds.
Interactive art projects, flaming food, blacksmiths, fire artists and main stage music will round out the event.

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Nova Scotia Gambia Association AGM - Halifax, NS
Oct
3
9:00am 9:00am

Nova Scotia Gambia Association AGM - Halifax, NS

******* Event rescheduled from September 18th to October 3rd. ******** The NSGA is hosting its 2017 Annual General Meeting this September 19, 2017. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. **Please use the Grafton Street entrance, next to the Stubborn Goat - we'll meet you at the door** We are actively seeking additional Board members. Meetings are once monthly, with related duties such as fundraising, financial oversight, governance, etc. If you are interested in development work, health education, or drama/theatre we would love to have you.

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Many Hands Many Voices Conference
Oct
3
to Oct 4

Many Hands Many Voices Conference

Where: Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Cape Breton, NS

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, along with numerous partners, will be hosting a 250-delegate conference bringing together the business, community, education, and government sectors at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on October 3-4, 2017. This conference, “Many Hands, Many Voices: Working Together for Stronger Communities,” will be at once a celebration of cross-sectoral collaboration, a skill-building and learning event, and an opportunity to develop projects and collaborations in an action focused manner. The conference aims to build cross-sectoral capacity to collaborate and build stronger communities for collective action.

 

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Youth Wellness Week - Charlottetown
Oct
2
to Oct 6

Youth Wellness Week - Charlottetown

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The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board, Charlottetown – Youth Matters, is launching a wellness initiative focused on the fundamentals of strategic self care.

Youth Wellness Week, taking place October 2-6, will include yoga and a high intensity interval training (HIIT) in Rochford Square, the benefits of juicing, nutritional guidance, first-time home buying, cyber wellness, and a session on how to start budgeting.

"This initiative is a direct result of the feedback that was received from the young people in our community and the report created by our Youth Retention Advisory Board," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "This wellness week was created for youth by youth and the sessions themselves will be lead by young professionals. It’s a fantastic initiative and on behalf of Council, I want to congratulate the Board members and the Chair of the Board, Councillor Kevin Ramsay, for supporting and encouraging youth in the Capital City."

Youth Wellness Week is geared towards those 35 and under and all of the sessions are free. Space in the indoor sessions may be limited on a first-come basis. Participated are asked to confirm attendance through the Facebook event or by e-mailing charlottetownyouthmatters@gmail.com. The week kicks off with "Yoga in the park" in Rochford Square at 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, October 2 (weather permitting). It will wrap up with a session titled, A Fireside Chat with Some of Charlottetown’s Young Entrepreneurs, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bar 1911 Beer + Coffee (113 Longworth Avenue). Over the next week, stay tuned to the group's Facebook page for updates on session times and information, including event pages for each of the sessions.

 

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13th Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference: Protection of Children in War
Sep
29
9:00am 9:00am

13th Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference: Protection of Children in War

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Each year JERILS, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hold the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) conference on Dalhousie campus for students and any interested member of the general public.  The conference attempts to create a forum to dicuss the foundations of IHL, and the necessity and application of laws which limit both the methods and means of armed conflict.  This year the conference will focus on The Protection of Children in War .  Our speaker panel will discuss how IHL protects children in armed conflict, and what actions are being taken by the Canadian Government and International NGO's to ensure the protection of children faced with the reality of war.

There will be coffee and snacks provided before the start of the conference at 3:00pm in the lobby of the law building. 

The conference is FREE and open to all members of the public. 

Our current list of speakers includes the following:

Jonathan Somer- Senior Legal Advisor, Canadian Red Cross (Ottawa).  Jonathan will be giving an introduction to IHL, as well as speaking on our panel.

Diya Nijhowne- Director of the Global Coalition to Prevent Education from Attack (Washington).  Diya has vast experience in developing policies and programs to protect children in conflict areas.

uillaume Landry- Director General, International Bureau for Children's Rights (Montreal).

Dustin Johnson- Research officer, Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative (Halifax). 

 

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Sep
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

Global Health Showcase

Location: Tupper Medical Building, Link
This annual event highlights the variety of global health activities taking place at Dalhousie.
We will have displays in the Tupper Link through the afternoon and invite submissions related to:

  • Research Posters
  • Student Groups
  • African Nova Scotian Programs
  • International Opportunities
  • Indigenous Health
  • Service Learning
  • Social Accountability

For more information or to discuss a poster presentation please contact gho@dal.ca.

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5 Days for the Forest
Sep
25
to Sep 29

5 Days for the Forest

5 Days for the Forest is back this year to celebrate our forest in its fall glory with nature walks, art, music, film and TREEvia. 

Hosted by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 5 Days for the Forest events will occur in Fredericton during National Forest Week, Sept. 25-29, 2017. See the Facebook event HERE.

Monday, Sept. 25: Old Hemlock Forest Walk with Dr. Jim Goltz
Meet at Odell Park Lodge at 5:30pm.
Naturalist Dr. Jim Goltz will take walkers through Fredericton's old hemlock forest, Odell Park. With a cup of chaga tea! 

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Great Trees of New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management Building, Room 203 at 5:30pm.
Geoff Ritchie, arborist and author of Trees of Knowledge, David Palmer, forester and Atlantic Forestry Review contributor, and Tracy Glynn with the Conservation Council will share stories about the hunt for New Brunswick's great trees over Milda's Pizza.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: National Tree Day: Getting to know trees! 
Meet at Odell Park Lodge at 6:00pm.
Join Nadine Ives, the Conservation Council's Learning Outside Coordinator, for some fun hands-on active learning through games and exploration. This activity is tailored for families, but there is something for everyone. Who knows, you may be able to pick up some tips that will help you win the TREEVIA event, 8pm at the UNB Grad House!

Wednesday, Sept. 27: TREEVIA Night
UNB Grad House, 876 Windsor St. at 8:00pm.
Test your knowledge of trees and all things wild about New Brunswick. Come as a team or solo and we'll find you a team. Prizes for top score and best team spirit.

Thursday, Sept. 28: OMISTA Chews & Brews with Brent Mason
Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel at 8:00pm.
Local folk and roll musician and storyteller Brent Mason will play over tasty appetizers made with locally-sourced ingredients by Crowne Plaza chefs. Cash bar featuring local beers and ciders. Tickets: $15/door. 

Friday, Sept. 29: Surviving the Fundy Footpath
Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. at 7:00pm.
A film following a Toronto city slicker as he hikes the Fundy Footpath. With Alonzo Leger with Friends of the Fundy Footpath and Cinema Politica Fredericton.

Thanks to our sponsors: OMISTA Credit UnionCrowne Plaza Fredericton Lord BeaverbrookMilda's Pizzas & More and Cinema Politica Fredericton.


For more information, contact Tracy at tracy.glynn@conservationcouncil.ca.

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WUSC Halifax Pre-Regional Meeting Social Gathering
Sep
15
9:30am 9:30am

WUSC Halifax Pre-Regional Meeting Social Gathering

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There is a dinner-social happening on Friday, September 15th at 6pm, the day before the WUSC Regional Meeting! Everybody is welcome! Even if you are not participating in the Regional Meeting! Come out and meet WUSC staff Sophie St-Laurent, Carolyn Mckee and myself, Dina Adedze. 

This is a great opportunity to meet other LC members, share your experiences, make friends and have fun!!!!

Location: Mexi's Halifax
5472 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
B3J 1G3

Confirm your attendance so we know how many people we should make a reservation for :)

Please note that WUSC will not cover this meal – it will be at your own cost.

If you are either looking for accomodation or you can host one or more LC members coming to Halifax for the Regional Meeting please post a comment here!
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Allo tout le monde!

Nous allons souper ensemble le vendredi 15 septembre à 18h, la soirée avant la Rencontre régionale de l’EUMC! Vous êtes tous-tes les bienvenu-es même si vous ne participez pas à la Rencontre régionale! Joignez vous à l’équipe EUMC: Sophie St-Laurent, Carolyn Mckee et moi même, Dina Adedze.

C'est une excellente occasion de rencontrer d'autres membres de CL, de partager vos expériences, de faire des amis et de vous amuser!

L'emplacement: Mexi's Halifax
5472 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
B3J 1G3

Confirmez votre présence sur l'événement Facebook afin que nous sachions pour combien de personnes nous devrions faire une réservation :)

Veuillez noter que l'EUMC ne couvrira pas ce repas - ce sera à vos frais.

Si vous êtes à la recherche d'un logement ou que vous pouvez héberger un ou plusieurs membres de CL venant à H pour la réunion régionale, postez un commentaire ici!

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Moving Evidence to Action: Advancing Global Health and Sustainable Development
Aug
24
8:30am 8:30am

Moving Evidence to Action: Advancing Global Health and Sustainable Development

As a follow-up to the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion held in October 2016, a workshop on Moving Evidence to Action: Advancing Global Health and Sustainable Development will be held on Thursday, August 24th at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown.

The workshop is designed to engage stakeholder organizations in exploring the value of collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to identify synergies that promote community health, well-being and sustainability. Professor Margaret Barry, Established Chair in Health Promotion and Public Health, National University of Ireland Galway; Head of the WHO (World Health Organization) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, will speak about the work of the WHO Collaborating Centre and the linkages between the SDGs and Health Promotion from a Global Perspective.

The workshop will run from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. The fee is $50 and includes lunch and refreshments.

View the agenda for the workshop.

Register here.

PEI is fortunate to have Professor Margaret Barry speak on this important topic. Professor Barry is coming to PEI as keynote speaker for the Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action being held in Charlottetown from August 21-23.

The agenda for the August 24th workshop and the Symposium is available on the website of the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities. You can register onlinefor either or both of these events at www.asi-iea.ca.

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“Seeking Approval” – Successful Grant Proposal Writing Steps and Strategies
Aug
14
to Aug 18

“Seeking Approval” – Successful Grant Proposal Writing Steps and Strategies

Grants from institutional sources – government agencies, foundations, service clubs, associations and the like – are a major revenue source for charities and non-profit groups striving to jumpstart new programs or strengthen existing services.  Yet the process of researching granting sources and developing compelling proposals can be a mysterious and frustrating quest for many charities. 

As challenging as it initially appears, writing and developing effective and results-oriented grant proposals is a skill area where staff and volunteers can achieve a significant level of proficiency.  Through this workshop participants will learn:

  • How to construct a compelling, concise case for support that will serve as the template for most institutional grant proposals;
  • How to communicate effectively with the “point people” from granting sources;
  • The differences between traditional granting sources including foundations, government agencies and corporate philanthropy programs;
  • About formulating realistic project and operating budgets that meet the needs of applicant organizations and satisfy the expectations of granting sources;
  • About the importance of setting realistic benchmarks and “indicators of success”.

FOUR AVAILABLE DATES & LOCATIONS:

BRIDGEWATER: Monday, August 14th, 2017, HB Studios Sports Centre, 543 Glen Allen, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

DARTMOUTH: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, Hearthstone Inn, 313 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

SYDNEY: Thursday, August 17th, 2017, Travelodge Sydney, Route 480 Kings Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

NEW GLASGOW: Friday, August 18th, 2017, Travelodge Suites New Glasgow, 700 Westville Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Staff, board members and volunteers from small to large non-profit organizations.

PRESENTER:  Mike Paquet, Principal, People First Resource Development

During his 22-year career in fund development, Mike Paquet has helped several community-based and grassroots non-profit groups throughout Southern Ontario to implement long-term sustainable fundraising and resource development programs.  Driven by the concept that “people give to people”, Mike has enabled several organizations to discover the enormous potential of major gift fundraising.  Currently, Mike is the Principal of People First Resource Development and remains steadfastly committed to guiding non-profit groups towards long-term viability by emphasizing the importance of cultivating strong relations with individual and institutional donors in the community.

REGISTRATION FEE: Cost includes lunch, coffee, tea, refreshments and workshop resources.  Payment may be made by credit card, cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to “People First Resource Development”.

  • $130.00 for One (1) Registration
  • $250.00 for Two (2) Registrations
  • $375.00 for Three (3) Registrations

    For groups of four (4) or more registrations, please contact us for discount information.

    TO REGISTER: Call to reserve your space at (905) 318-6130.  You may also reserve your space by sending an email to the attention of Mike Paquet at peoplefirstrd@cogeco.ca .

    Please note that space is limited.  To secure your reservation, it is recommended that you rsvp with your credit card information by contacting the above-listed telephone number. Invoices would be issued and emailed to you immediately.

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    Water Gives us Life! Protect our Water! Remember Mt Polley!
    Aug
    3
    to Aug 4

    Water Gives us Life! Protect our Water! Remember Mt Polley!

    When: Join Water Actions Across Canada: Friday August 4th!

    In Halifax:
    Friday, August 4th at 4:00 pm, come to Black Rock Beach, Point Pleasant Park. We will reflect on the sacred importance of water for life; stand in solidarity with peoples across Canada whose water is at risk due to industrial contamination; take photos of our action and send them to Amnesty Canada who will compile them into a banner for the National Mine Ministers meeting in NB in mid August.

    In Tatamagouche:
    Thursday, August 3th at 6:30pm, United for Mining Justice and Tatamagouche Centre invite you to participate in a water ceremony for Quesnel Lake and our own watersheds. Bring a jar of water from your local stream, river, lake or well and, if you like, share a story of what it means to you. Meet at Tatamagouche Centre - 259 Route Loop 6.
    Parking available and everyone welcome.

    If neither of these is possible for you: please reflect on the importance of water, take a photo of you with water and whoever can join you, send your photo to waterdefenders@amnesty.ca

    Join us to:

    • Raise awareness of the need for justice and clean water for life
    • Celebrate and protect our own watershed and source of clean water
    • Remember peoples across Canada whose water is at risk due to industrial contamination:
      • Pictou Landing First Nation and those dealing with the Boat Harbour clean up after 50 years of industrial pollution;
      •  Mi´kmaq and non-Indigenous communities near the Shubenacadie River where Alton Gas proposes to create massive underground natural gas storage caverns and allow many thousands of tons of salt to be dumped into the river;
      • Communities in New Brunswick where an open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine is proposed to be built at the headwaters of the Nashwaak River on Wolastoq (Maliseet) territory about 100 km north of Fredericton;
      • Secwepemc and Nuxalk First Nations whose waters, community and territory continue to be impacted by the Aug. 4, 2014, collapse of a 40-meter high tailings dam at Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine in BC that flooded Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek, and Quesnel Lake, headwaters / spawning grounds of the Fraser River watershed, with 26 billion litres of mine waste and where the Mount Polley Mine continues to permanently discharge more wastewater into Quesnel Lake.
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    ACIC 2017 Symposium
    Jun
    15
    to Jun 17

    ACIC 2017 Symposium

    There is no denying the seismic shift in recent times of the global political landscape. What role can we as Atlantic Canadians engaged in promoting social justice locally and globally play in countering these forces that threaten the values of global citizenship - human rights, democratic participation, rule of law, public deliberation based on dialogue and access to accurate information, and environmental sustainability?

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    Workshop: Health Proposal Writing for Global Affairs
    Jun
    1
    8:30am 8:30am

    Workshop: Health Proposal Writing for Global Affairs

    ACIC and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) will be holding a workshop on “Health Proposal Writing for Global Affairs Canada” on Thursday June 1 from 8.30am to 12.30pm at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    The workshop will present an overview of how to develop comprehensive Global Affairs Canada (GAC) proposals in health, including tips and insights from the presenter’s experience in developing numerous proposals. The workshop will walk through the unsolicited proposal template of GAC and provide critical considerations to include in your proposals. The workshop format will include an interactive forum to enhance proposal development. It is expected that participants already have a general understanding of the template and the various funding mechanisms at GAC. The workshop will also provide a brief overview of GAC’s updated Results Based Management (RBM) framework. Please note that the workshop is open to and will be of interest to organizations and individuals not exclusively focused on health.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Tariq Bhanjee who has worked in international development and public health since 2000 in over 20 countries. Through a rights based approach and by applying results based management, Tariq has supported over 30 NGOs and secured over 150 million dollars in funding from a range of donors including Global Affairs Canada, EU, USAID, CDC and multilateral agencies (detailed bio included at the end of the email).

    Space is limited to 30 participants. A very limited number of travel subsidies are available, based on need. Please contact jennifer@acic-caci.org if you would like to be considered for a travel subsidy. Please note that ACIC will confirm your acceptance in this workshop. Please do not book travel or accommodation prior to receiving an acceptance notice.

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