It's Complicated: Development 101
Feb
8
to Mar 8

It's Complicated: Development 101

  • MUN, Nexus Centre, SN-4022 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of international Development Week!

Speaker/Facilitators: Liam Swiss, Heather Dicks, Jill Alliso

Now that we've spent a whole week talking around it - what *is* international development? How development looks and works is different across a large and complex system. It's a big concept and our panellists will work to unpack it by sharing the parts of the system they are working in.

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Conflict Resolution workshop
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Conflict Resolution workshop

Conflict is everywhere. This interactive workshop session will explore our response to conflict and provide you with some practical skills and tools to respond, transform and address conflicts at work, at home and within ourselves.

When: Thurs. March 14, 9-4pm
Where: TBD, Halifax
Cost: $25 for ACIC Members, $50 for non-members. Lunch included
RSVP by March 11 to: janelle@acic-caci.org with food requirements

Facilitation:
Stephen Law
is a lead facilitator and mediator with Emerge-International. He has been an Associate Lecturer with St. Francis Xavier University at the Coady Institute where he has taught the Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Course. Stephen is an internationally certified mediation coach in Dialogue for Peaceful Change and has offered training in Northern Ireland, India and North America.  As the Community Capacity Coordinator at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, Steve has worked with communities and groups to create welcoming environments and address issues around exclusion and marginalization. As the Social Transformation Program Coordinator at Tatamagouche Centre for 12 years he specialized in designing and developing programs to meet the needs of non-profit and community organizations in Atlantic Canada.  Stephen has offered facilitation services and mediated conflicts in community-based organizations, family structures and cooperative social enterprises and offered programming which builds bridges between groups, communities and organizations.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Seminar
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Seminar

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Tharuka Kuruppu, Iker Zulbaran and Skylar Tang

Location: UPEI Student Union Building.

Target Audience: Youth, primarily teens 14-18. However we encourage the attendance of those younger and older.

Our objectives are to increase the awareness of and promote action towards the SDGs across Canada. targeting UPEI Students and community.

For registration and location info, please email: izulbaran@upei.ca

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Awareness on Gender Equality
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Awareness on Gender Equality

  • The Confederation Center Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Riddhima Upreti

Location: The Confederation Center Public Library, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The goal is to raise awareness among the youth about gender inequality and come up with possible solutions for the issue. We want to create a sense of oneness among the youth while discussing the issue.

Our target audience will be the Youth as we can reach out to them easily and there is a mutual trust between the people of the same age as us.

For registration and location info, please email: riddhimaupreti@gmail.com

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The Magic Of The Mason Jar
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

The Magic Of The Mason Jar

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Tedi Buffett and Sophie Hamidovic

Location: The Tare Shop (local zero-waste cafe and bulk store)

Target Audience: Youth, primarily teens 14-18. However we encourage the attendance of those younger and older.

Our objectives are to educate youth on goal 12, responsible consumption and production, give them a tool/skill they can take with them and provide resources on how to further involvement and education.

https://www.facebook.com/events/534912567020477/?ti=icl

For registration and location info, please email: tedi.buffett@gmail.com

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Partners for a Better World Youth Conference
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Partners for a Better World Youth Conference

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Katherine Dibbon

The workshop will provide an introduction to the SDGs including an overview, how different countries

are involved, what Canada's role is, what our individual role is, and the goal of work in this area. The

workshop will also explore differences between how gender inequality presents itself locally and

internationally.

TARGET AUDIENCE: High school youth in the St. John's region

OBJECTIVE: To engage youth in discussion about sustainable development and the SDGs, particularly SDG 5: Gender Equality.

ACTIVITIES

Participants will listen to presentations from individuals and a panel and engage in discussion with

speakers and other participants.

POTENTIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Invited guest speakers from the local sustainable development community

For registration and location info, please email: katherinedibbon@yahoo.ca

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Together for Gender Equality
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Together for Gender Equality

Part of International Development Week!

International Development Week Breakfast

YMCA Immigrant Services is hosting an event through the Gender-based violence prevention (GBV) project. The purpose of the project is to provide information to organizations and individuals who are part of newcomer settlement support and to build networks with service providers that work in the field of GBV. This event is for those that we have met through the project who have shared their passion for social justice as well as their commitment to their organizations and work in providing services that are culturally responsive.

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Careers beyond the Academy
Feb
8
3:45 PM15:45

Careers beyond the Academy

  • Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

As part of the 3rd Century Symposium hosted by the Dalhousie University Department of Political Science, Gavin Charles will share his journey from political science student to working at the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) in Ottawa, where he analyzes and advocates on international development and humanitarian policy.

For more information: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/politicalscience/news-events/events/2019/02/08/3rd_century_symposium.html

 

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Presentation on the Engineers Without Borders Annual xChange Conference
Feb
8
2:30 PM14:30

Presentation on the Engineers Without Borders Annual xChange Conference

Part of International Development Week!

Lauren is a second year RC student. She is also the VP Communications for UNB’s EWB. She is planning on doing her international internship in Ghana this coming summer. Her presentation will be on Friday, February 8 at 2:30 pm at the Renaissance College. First and second year students will attend as it is part of their Friday class. Other students/ participants can join. The event will be relatively short as it is during class time and will last about 30 mins.

Engineers without Borders is an organization whose mandate is to promote systemic change in both Canada and sub-Saharan Africa, with strong ties to the Sustainable Development Goals and Fair-Trade movement. Each year, they host a national conference where chapter members from universities across Canada come together to learn about and discuss the challenges and solutions for global issues, specifically related to development and equality. This year’s theme is Boundless Citizenship, which strives to inspire those in attendance to engage others on global issues, extend understanding of Canada’s role in international development, and create and pursue opportunities that move individuals to act on their values and care for humanity. Moreover, Lauren will be attending the leadership day available to executive members. This is focused on improving leadership skills to scale their chapter and increase community impact, and offers the chance to contribute ideas to help shape the direction of EWB.

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Love Without Borders
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Love Without Borders

Part of International Development Week!

Hosted by WUSC.

The Memorial University WUSC Local Committee is dedicated in creating awareness about the Global Refugee Crisis and what can we do as individuals to mitigate it. In the event, WUSC is inviting art therapists and artists to generate empathy and awareness about gender based violence in refugee camps through various forms of art. This will involve a creative, collaborative art-making session, and displaying of art work. 

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IYIP Program Presentations
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

IYIP Program Presentations

  • MUN, Marine Institute, Main Floor Board Room (C2204) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

Come learn about the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), that offers six-month internship opportunities overseas for Canadian postsecondary graduates. This session will showcase the experiences of IYIP interns in the past six months. You will hear firsthand about their work and lives in Tanzania, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam and Belize.

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CLIMATE CHANGE in my NEIGHBOURHOOD
Feb
8
11:30 AM11:30

CLIMATE CHANGE in my NEIGHBOURHOOD

Part of International Development Week!

Show us what climate change looks like in your neighbourhood for a chance to WIN A GRAND PRIZE OF $200 (other prizes are available to be won!)

Here’s how to enter: email your submission to intdalac@dal.ca or find us on Instagram at @dalagriculture.

Please include a short explanation with your submission.

The contest runs from January 10th to 31st. The winner will be announced on February 8th.

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A climate change policy for Prince Edward Island
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

A climate change policy for Prince Edward Island

Part of International Development Week!

Environmental Coalition of PEI (ECOPEI) AGM

6:30 pm Business meeting- Election of 2019 Board

7:00 pm Guest speaker Todd Dupuis (Executive Director of the Department of Communities, Land and Environment’s Climate Change and Environment Division)

(free, donations encouraged)

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CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL WORK
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL WORK

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK PANEL

Stories and Experiences from Field Research and Life

Speakers:

Dr. John Cameron, International Development Studies

Dr. Emily Kirk, Spanish & Latin American Studies

Ivan Okello, Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Cynthia Murphy, International Office

For Additional Info Contact Rachel.Matheson@Dal.ca

Light Refreshments Provided!

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Reducing Waste and Hunger: A presentation on the SDGs
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Reducing Waste and Hunger: A presentation on the SDGs

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Rebekah Howse

Join us on February 7th from 6-8pm to learn more about what the Sustainable Development Goals mean for Nova Scotians, and how we can be successful in reaching them today. Learn about local sustainable initiatives from Cindy Lou Oulton of Annapolis Valley Luffa, and what Sustainability means on a global scale from Brandon Wrigley and Rebekah Howse. Funded by the Atlantic Council for International Development and Global Affairs Canada. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/hHrBuzMBXaGyOa113

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/423175011757594/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1548691103029658

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International Development Week Dialogue
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

International Development Week Dialogue

Part of International Development Week!

HEAR from a speaker (TBA) focusing on gender equality

NETWORK with community groups & business members

ENJOy free appetizers

Speakers:

Naima Imam Chowdhury

Women’s Leadership and Gender Specialist

Program Faculty, Coady International Institute

AND

Robin Neustaeter, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Education

Program Teaching Staff, Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University

Naima is completing a Coady Innovation project on the ‘Tools and Techniques for Inclusive Gender Budgeting in Feminist Economics’. She has experience in global south with the business community including gender, trade and development, with Chambers and women in the business community.

Robin will contribute with regards to the peace and women’s economic empowerment discussion. We think they would be complementary to each other.

Full bios can be found here https://coady.stfx.ca/naima-imam-chowdhury/ and here https://coady.stfx.ca/coady-people/robin-neustaeter/

RSVP by Feb. 3 to: janelle@acic-caci.org

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Peace Matters Moncton
Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Peace Matters Moncton

  • Inspiration Cafe (Community Peace centre) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

Interested in peace work?

Looking to find out more about where to start and what opportunities are out there? What are the qualities of people who do peace work?

Coffee and conversation will provide an opportunity to network and share.

For more information and RSVP, please contact Darlene at darlene@medi8solutionsinc.com or 506-878-1570

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Du travail dans le domaine de la paix, ga vous intéresse? Mais comment s'y prendre et qu'elles sont les opportunités? Qu'elles sont les qualités requises? Venez prendre un café et jaser afin de partager å ce sujet.

RSVP au darlene@medi8solutionsinc.com ou au 506-878-1570

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Workshop 1 - Global Leadership
Feb
6
10:30 PM22:30

Workshop 1 - Global Leadership

Part of International Development Week!

Speaker/Facilitators: RADHOC

The guest speaker for this Workshop is Radhoc Youth Leadership, a student group who hosts a very low cost five day social justice summer camp for youth every summer and also does travelling and touring workshops to demonstrate global leadership to students. They will be facilitating an interactive development session for students in the morning before the fair.

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Girl Rising Film Screening and Discussion
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Girl Rising Film Screening and Discussion

  • Mawita'mkw @ 7pm (Room 130, Student Centre) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International development week!

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE POWER OF EDUCATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD

130 million girls around the world are missing from classrooms. 

The film, Girl Rising, spotlights the unforgettable true stories of 9 girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.

This event is brought to you by : the Atlantic council for international cooperation (ACIC) ,World Vision & Mount Allison's International Centre

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Workshop 2 - Global Decision Making
Feb
6
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop 2 - Global Decision Making

Part of International Development Week!

Speaker/Facilitators: WUSC

This workshop demonstrates the behavior change that occurs when participants are made aware of a situation, compared to when ignorant of context. Participants will realize that actions have an impact that is not always immediately noticeable, but yet may have unintended, negative consequences. Together, the group will explore individual and collective impacts of our actions, connecting the local to the global.

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The gendered realities of working in development
Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

The gendered realities of working in development

Part of International Development Week!


A panel discussion and live mural drawing with:


Dr.Smadar Lavie- The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies
Nidhi Tandon- Oxfam Canada
Hala Nader- Dal
Naima Imam Chowdhury- COADY Institute
Meagan Hancock- Uniterra

Rachael Borlase- The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Institute

Moderated by:

Dr. Theresa Ulicki - IDS, Dal

Live moral by Brave Space

Everyone welcome - Free event- Catered!

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Go Abroad Fair
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Go Abroad Fair

  • The Landing, UC 3018 The Landing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development week!

Speaker/ Facilitator: Su Alteen- Study Abroad MUCEP Student Memorial University

Location: The Landing, UC 3018 on Memorial University campus

The fair is a chance to promote your department, program or group to other students. You can bring a tri-fold or poster and have students set up a booth. Only one representative from your group needs to attend though more are welcome.

The target audience is students who wish to travel abroad or start volunteering with an organization that promotes international development in a students teaching students model.

For registration and location info, please email: saa0384@mun.ca

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Decolonizing Academia
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Decolonizing Academia

Part of International Development Week!

Speaker/Facilitators: Sonja Knutson, Catharyn Andersen, Mark Stoddart

How might we decolonize the institution? How do we promote student engagement and success in ways that ensure participation of equity seeking and  Indigenous
peoples? How do we cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, research and student engagement? Our panel will discuss the role of Indigenization and Internationalization in decolonizing the academy.

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Together Towards Equality speakers panel
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Together Towards Equality speakers panel

  • Atlantic Veterinary College Atrium (AVC 285N), UPEI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation invites you to participate in Together Towards Equality on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. As part of International Development Week, the ACIC celebrates achievements of Canadians in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals, both within Canada and across the world. 

When: Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Where: Atlantic Veterinary College Atrium (AVC 285N), UPEI, 550 University Ave. Charlottetown

Who: Everyone is welcome. RSVP to janelle@acic-caci.org   to register by Friday, 1 Feb.

Registration is free. Lunch and snacks will be served.

Welcome and Opening

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome address by Jennifer Sloot (Executive Director, ACIC-CACI)

Opening prayer by Chief Lisa Cooper (President & Chief of the Native Council of PEI)

Opening address by HH. Antoinette Perry (Lieutenant Governor of PEI)

Opening address by Hon. Philip Brown (Mayor, City of Charlottetown)

Session I  Chair: Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown (Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, UPEI)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Jane Ledwell (Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women)

10:00 – 10:30 am

Dr. Jennifer Taylor (Professor, Faculty of Science, UPEI)

10:30 – 11:00 am

Chief Lisa Cooper (President & Chief of the Native Council of PEI)

11:00 – 11:30 am

Edward (Ted) Grant (President, Board of Directors, Mikinduri Children of Hope & Shirley Case Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement winner, 2018)

11:30 – 12:00 noon

Melanie Bailey (LIP/PIP Coordinator, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada)

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Lunch

Session II  Chair: Dr. Josh MacFadyen (Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Arts, UPEI)

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Dr. Olive Bryanton (Advocate for Seniors and Researcher, UPEI)

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Dr. Ali Ahmadi (Assistant Professor, Faculty of  Sustainable Design Engineering, UPEI)

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Ouma Cuniah and Winston Johnston (Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty)

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Dr. Justin Kakeu (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, UPEI) 

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Jillian Kilfoil (Executive Director, Women Network, PEI)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Cassidy McKellop (International Indigenous Internship Youth Program Awardee, 2018, Returning from Kenya)

Khousmita Gopaul (World University Service Canada, UPEI)

Closing

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Dr. Susan Hartley (Global Peace Advocate)

They will talk about complex issues that require holistic approaches informed by diverse voices working together across sectors, disciplines, and borders. In the face of social and political divisiveness, how do we overcome barriers to walk together on a journey that will lead us towards more sustainable and resilient societies? How do we work within our own communities to address local issues within a global framework? And what are the transformative steps we need to take that will allow us to travel the distance on this collective journey? 

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Development Networking & Opportunities Fair
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Development Networking & Opportunities Fair

  • JDH Cafeteria, St. Thomas University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

Interested in international development? Looking to find out about opportunities & network with others who share your interests? Featuring NGOs, community groups, student societies & educational institutions.

Register and see the Facebook event HERE. and email Rae: hlxmk@stu.ca.

We hope to see you there!

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Girl Rising Film Screening and Discussion
Feb
5
6:45 PM18:45

Girl Rising Film Screening and Discussion

  • 945 St. George Blvd Moncton, NB E1E 2C9 canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

130 million girls around the world are missing from classrooms. 

The film, Girl Rising, spotlights the unforgettable true stories of 9 girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.

Join us at 945 St.George Blvd on Tuesday Feb 5th at 7pm for a screening of this incredible film and be part of the discussion and refreshments to following the film.  Learn more about the challenges girls face to access their education and how organizations like World Vision and ACIC are working to improve access to girls education globally.

Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=81x6mYNxqzU

This event is brought to you by ACIC (Atlantic Council for International Cooperation) and World Vision Canada.

This event is open to the public, free of charge, and will not be raising funds.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtuiE2dFDPJnqTYjnuys7js8OLuG6cp4CjvCI4EdGLUtn 9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Time: Doors open at 6:45pm / film starts at 7:00pm

Cost: Admission is free

Tickets: Reserve your seat here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtuiE2dFDPJnqTYjnuys7js8OLuG6cp4CjvCI4EdGLUtnz9g/viewform?usp=sf_link


Girl Rising/ Meet the girls: https://girlrising.org/meet-the-girls

Atlantic Council For International Cooperation: https://www.acic-caci.org/

World Vision Canada: https://www.worldvision.ca/

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH What does income have to do with it?
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

CHILDREN’S HEALTH What does income have to do with it?

  • Murphy’s Community Centre, Room 207 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

Guest speaker, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison, will present findings from the PEI Children’s Report 2017.

Members of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income will then lead a discussion on basic income guarantee and ask participants: Could a basic income guarantee be a solution to childhood deprivation?

For more information please visit : https://www.cooperinstitute.ca/children-s-health-what-has-income-got-to-do-with-it

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Meander If You Want to Get to Town
Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

Meander If You Want to Get to Town

Part of International Development Week

Speaker/Facilitators : Chris Hibbs, Marlene Power

How can international experiences inform and illuminate or personal and professional lives? They push us outside of our comfort zones and in to adventure we couldn’t expect or plan for. Hear how Chris and Marlene said “yes” to the international unknown and what they’ve learned as a result. Laugh, cry, and maybe start to think about what international opportunity you’re ready to say yes to in this informal talk. Snacks provided.

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What does NL know about Equality and Inclusion?
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

What does NL know about Equality and Inclusion?

  • Multicultural Women's Organization (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of International Development Week!

Speaker/Facilitators: MWONL, ANC, Planned Parenthood NL, Mind the Gap Consulting, Katherine Dibbons

This will be a session to discuss and showcase the important work local and international NGO's in NL and in the region are doing to promote gender equality and inclusion.

Why: So many organizations within the province are doing great work on equality but unless so rarely are they in the same place at once, so rarely do they get the chance to discuss their work in a mixed crowd. This event is for the organizations to show the good work being done right here at home. It is also a session for the curious, the clueless and the eager-to-join

Check out the Facebook event HERE.

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