Celebration of Global Health
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Celebration of Global Health

You are cordially invited to our Celebration of Global Health as we present our Awards, honour our photo contest winners and highlight our diversity and service learning programs.

Where: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB), Room 150 (Corner of University Ave. and Summer St.)

For more information or to RSVP please contact gho@dal.ca

As a valued member of our Global Health community we wanted to be the first to invite you to our annual Celebration of Global Health. This event recognizes the diverse programs and partnerships that our faculty, residents and students engage in during their time at Dalhousie. This year we will be honouring our award and photo contest winners:

AWARDS

  • Dr. Ron Stewart award for Student leadership in global health: Yaeesh Sardiwalla

  • Dr. TJ (Jock) Murray award for Resident leadership in global health: Drs. Jocelyn Stairs & Navi Bal

  • Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Faculty leadership in global health: Dr. Noni MacDonald

PHOTOS

  • 1st Place: Kalkidan Gabre

  • 2nd Place: Jonathan Oore

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Kairos Atlantic Gathering: Streams of Justice
May
2
to May 5

Kairos Atlantic Gathering: Streams of Justice

Where: Mount Allison University, 62 York Street, Sackville, NB on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq
Streams of Justice is a gathering where those from all walks of life can delve deeper into current and ongoing social justice issues that are close to our hearts.

At the gathering, participants will develop advocacy skills, explore the work of Kairos, create meaningful connections and join a movement that will learn and work together to equip both new and renewed advocates with the skills required to become stewards of peace and social action. People from all ranges of age, experience, ability, background, and faiths are welcomed into this space to continue an active dialogue on Migrant Justice, Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, the Kairos Blanket Exercise and Women of Courage.

The purpose of the gathering is to have people come together to build upon the Atlantic Canada Kairos community and continue to develop a flourishing movement towards positive social change.

For more information, including registration, please consult our webpage: www.kairoscanada.org/atlanticgathering. Check out the beautiful poster attached (printed copies available on request) and follow our social media pages for updates:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kairosatlantic   Instagram: www.instagram.com/kairosatlantic

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Designing Games that Matter
May
17
to May 21

Designing Games that Matter

Where: Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia

Register by April 15 for bursaries and subsidized tuition!

Spend four days over the May long weekend diving deep into the art of creating games that are meaningful, dynamic, and transformative!  

Be part of an intimate group approaching design in a playful, hands-on, purposeful, and experimental fashion. Participants will hone their critical design analysis, and discover ways to tell new stories and invite new people to the table. This intensive will utilize hands-on design labs, playstorming, personal reflection, and group discussion to keep participants engaged and inspired. Participants will leave with new project ideas, a repertoire of game design techniques and principles, and some hands-on design experience! 

Avery Alder is a queer game designer hailing from Sinixt territory. Her work includes games like Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, The Deep Forest, Dream Askew, Ribbon Drive, and a host of smaller, scrappier projects. She designs games that tug at the heartstrings, challenging the ways we look at relationships and community. Click here for Avery's website.

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Justice for Women, Care for the Earth- BTS AGM
May
31
to Jun 2

Justice for Women, Care for the Earth- BTS AGM

Come to the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering, May 31st to June 2nd, at the Tatamagouche Centre, in beautiful Tatamagouche, Mi’kmaki. This year’s resource person is Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic. Gloria is part of the legal team working with 36 women bringing charges of sexual assault against former military in a case that stems from the internal armed conflict and is only now being tried in court.

Also joining us will be partners from the New Hope Community Bilingual Institute. Teacher Fidel Oswaldo Lopez and graduating students in the Community Development program, Hilda Sical Toj and Juan Carlos Santos Cortezo, will be visiting as part of the exchange between the Institute and the Tatamagouche school.

This year’s AGM themes are gender justice, land rights, and strengthening advocacy & action. Come to renew connections, be updated on struggles in Guatemala and Mi’kmaki, and participate in envisioning a diverse, inclusive network that engages in action for advocacy.

What should I bring?

  • a talent, a song, a story for the Saturday night talent show as part of the fiesta!

  • new or gently-used Guatemala-related items; handmade items, for the silent auction

  • an open spirit ready to learn, share, and have fun!

REGISTER NOW BY CALLING Tatamagouche Centre at 1-800-218-2220 or 902-657-2231 or online here.

Bursaries are available. Please don't let financial constraints keep you away! See registration form for details. If you have questions about the AGM, please contact Janette Fecteau (jfecteau@stfx.ca) or Yvette Michaud (yvettemichaud@eastlink.ca).

Come for the AGM! Stay for the fundraiser concert!

Dave Gunning and Garnet Rogers in concert: a fundraiser concert for BTS on Sunday at 2pm, at Sharon United Church.

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HeART SUMMER SESSION
Jun
5
to Aug 28

HeART SUMMER SESSION

When: June 5th - August 28th, 6:30-8:30| WEDNESDAYS

Where: HeartWood Centre office (5516 Spring Garden Rd, suite 202)

HeART is a weekly art group for youth aged 12-17.

This program embodies resilience based strategies for youth who want to learn stress management skills to cope with life's stresses.

Register now: https://forms.gle/fJuSv4rSaXM1KLsq9.

HeART is a new program, facilitated HeartWood Center for Community Youth Development.

It is a weekly group for youth aged 12-17yrs who have an interest in art, in one of the many forms it comes in: from painting, sewing, writing, screen printing. This program embodies resilience based strategies for youth to cope with life’s stresses and who may want to learn more about stress management skills. The art group will run weekly beginning on June 5th at the HeartWood Centre office (5516 Spring Garden rd, suite 202) at 6:30-8:30 pm.

Since it is the summer months it is okay to sign up even if you cannot attend all of the sessions but want to stay in the loop with what is happening with the program.

With a registration cap at 20 partiicpants, once that number is exceeded a wait list will begin for the next round of sessions beginning hopefully in the fall.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Snacks will be provided. We only ask that youth fill out the participation form https://forms.gle/fJuSv4rSaXM1KLsq9..

For more information, e-mail Kayla at kayla@heartwood.ns.ca.

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Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health: Our Shared Responsibility!
Aug
19
to Aug 21

Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health: Our Shared Responsibility!

ASI Forum 2019: Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health: Our Shared Responsibility!

Where: Charlottetown, PEI

See all the details and register here: www.asi-iea.ca/en/asi-2019

Be part of a forum that aims to: enhance our collective understanding of the links between mental health and our environment; and increase understanding of the reciprocal relationships between policies promoting mental health and those that impact community viability and sustainability.

  • Collaborate on addressing supportive environments for mental health

  • Share ideas and take part in engaging dialogue

  • Develop knowledge and skills to expand your collaboration and networks

  • Learn from youth leaders passionate about mental health promotion

  • Get an update on the ASI Call to Action and how you can help continue the momentum

  • Network with colleagues from Atlantic Canada and beyond Explore the historic and vibrant seaside capital of Charlottetown

Who can attend?
Community leaders, educators, policy makers, health practitioners, researchers, justice representatives, parents/caregivers, youth leaders… everyone interested in collaborating to improve mental health!

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NS Gambia Association Annual Fundraiser Lunch & Concert
Apr
6
12:30 PM12:30

NS Gambia Association Annual Fundraiser Lunch & Concert

Where: McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building, Halifax

For more info and to purchase tickets visit: www.tinyurl.com/NSGAlunch

Starting at 12:30 pm, the Lunch Concert will feature a fantastic meal with Gambian specialties, a musical performance by rising local star Maura Whitman, a Lifetime Support Award for the students of Halifax West's World Involvement Committee, and a silent auction. It promises to be a great afternoon!

Please support our event with a donation of a service, product, or gift certificate (with a minimum value of $25.00). We are a registered charity and can provide a tax receipt for donations of items (exclusive of gift cards and services). For more information contact Kathy Lea at 902-832-5026 or kathylea@ns.sympatico.ca.

The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association (NSGA) is hosting a Lunch Concert this year to raise funds to support its work in The Gambia. Since 1985, the NSGA has worked with Gambians to build healthy communities in The Gambia. Through education and health promotion initiatives, NSGA staff and volunteers have become a major force in West Africa by teaching students and youth to use drama, video, and public engagement to educate their classmates and communities on important health topics.

The NSGA has been a pioneer in training adolescents to be peer educators around issues of physical and sexual health, and has a demonstrated ability to reach rural communities throughout The Gambia. In view of that, last fall, UNICEF asked the NSGA to lead a project to eliminate the widespread practice of female genital mutilation (FGM or female circumcision) in The Gambia.

We have been thrilled and honoured by this grant. And while the NSGA is the regular recipient of funding to tackle specific issues like this, we still very much need your help.

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RESCHEDULED: Let’s Talk Tidal Power: What’s Happening in the Bay of Fundy?
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

RESCHEDULED: Let’s Talk Tidal Power: What’s Happening in the Bay of Fundy?

Where: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax

See the Facebook event HERE.

As the world moves to replace fossil fuels with clean renewable energy, Nova Scotia finds itself with some of the world’s greatest tidal power resources in the iconic Bay of Fundy. After decades of research and pilot projects, however, some people are growing concerned that the present course of development will have negative consequences for the natural systems of the Bay and the livelihoods and cultures that are tied to it. So, what’s happening in the Bay of Fundy?

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network and the Halifax Central Library are proud to present a panel discussion to help the public understand who is who in the tidal energy sector, the history of development, where things stand today, what is at stake, and how the future could unfold.

Moderated by Dr. Boris Worm of Dalhousie University, the panel consists of:

  • Dr. Graham Daborn - Acadia University 

  • Paul McEachern - Marine Renewables Canada 

  • Mike Wambolt - DFO 

  • Darren Porter - fisheries representative

  • Colin Sproul - Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association 

  • Sara Swinamer - Bay of Fundy Water Protectors 

There will be a question and answer period open to the audience. 


Are you a photographer or videographer and want to be involved? Get in touch! nsenvironmentalnetwork@gmail.com
Funding for this program is provided by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and Global Affairs Canada.

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Exploring Conflict Through a Cultural Lens
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring Conflict Through a Cultural Lens

WHERE: “The Landing”, University Centre 3rd Floor, 230 Elizabeth Ave, MUN, St. John's
RSVP: $25 for ACIC Members, $50 for non-members. Lunch included. Email janelle@acic-caci.org or call 902-431-2311 with name, email & food requirements by March 21

Conflict is a part of our daily lives as humans. How we communicate and respond to conflict, however, is learned and is embedded in culture. In this session explore what we have been taught about conflict, learn what your conflict style is (through a tool called the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory), and reflect on how your conflict style influences how you interact/work with others.

Willow Anderson has been developing and delivering intercultural- and diversity-focussed training for over a decade. She has a Masters in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford (UK) and a PhD in intercultural communication from the University of New Mexico. Her company - Mind the Gap Consulting - helps organizations navigate and optimize diversity.

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Greater Moncton Peace Focus Group
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Greater Moncton Peace Focus Group

Where: Centennial Rotary Lodge - 125 Rotary Lodge Ln., Moncton. (Please arrive to start promptly at 9am)

Please Register with Robert Stewart at stewart@peace.ca or Richard Schultz at richard@wisdomways.net. Feel free to contact Richard (403-247-8042) or Robert with any questions.

As a Moncton area community leader with an interest in peace, you are invited to join a "Greater Moncton Peace Focus Group" for the purpose of exploring how we might lead and engage our community in co-creating a greater sense of peace and harmony.

Why You? Why Us?

This Peace Focus Group will be of interest if you:

  • Want to make a difference in enhancing the quality of life and connection in your community

  • Desire to be part of a collaborative leadership team that holds the vision for what is possible

  • Believe in grass-roots approaches that invite and engage leaders and community members to take personal responsibility for creating solutions according to their passions for change

  • See yourself as a peace leader, builder or educator or have circles of influence that could contribute to this initiative

Agenda:

To view the minutes of the last meeting, click here.

For this second facilitated meeting, our plan (as time permits) is to:

  • Connect. Get to know each other and share our personal peace passions for this Moncton initiative

  • Envision the outcomes and impacts that we would want to create together

  • Define a shared purpose for this group

  • Determine how we will lead this initiative - Our shared values, behaviors and agreements

  • Consider the community stakeholders we wish to engage and collaborate with

  • Determine Next Steps

As an outcome for this meeting, we will deepen our clarity about who we are and where we are going with this initiative and get a sense of how each of us can contribute through our knowledge, talents, connections and resources. You will come away with an experience of having made some deeper connections with like-minded, like-hearted people.

The format of the meeting will be facilitated, interactive discussions and reflection in small groups and in the larger group. We expect anywhere from 18 to 35 community leaders like yourself to be involved.

To prepare for the meeting you are invited to reflect on what you would like to achieve through this group. If we were to make a significant difference for peace in Greater Moncton, what would that look like? Sound like? Feel like? What is your vision of the outcomes that we might achieve? Who would be involved or impacted by the experience?

  • Dress is casual. Bring a notebook and pen.

  • Tea and coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks if required.

Invite others: If you know of other community leaders that would be interested in this initiative, please feel free to forward this invitation to them. Space is limited. Register as soon as possible.

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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: MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning, 50 Queen St., Dartmouth
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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Open call for youth delegates- Women Deliver Conference
Mar
13
to Mar 26

Open call for youth delegates- Women Deliver Conference

Open call for Youth Delegate to Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2019 at 5:00pm AST

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) invites applications for a youth delegate to the Women Deliver Conference 2019, which will be held in Vancouver, June 3-6, 2019. The youth delegate may also have an opportunity to participate in side events during and following the official conference. 

ACIC, in collaboration with the Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada hosted by the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health, is seeking a youth delegate to join a national ICN youth delegation to the Women Deliver 2019 Conference. Ten youth delegates from across Canada will be selected and supported in attending, through this delegation. Registration, food, transportation and accommodation costs will be covered for delegates.

This event is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and the wellbeing of women and girls in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equitable world. It will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and agency.

Qualifications

Youth delegates will ideally:

  • Have experience and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and international cooperation; 

  • Be between the ages of 18-29 during the time Women Deliver 2019;

  • Be bilingual in French and English; and

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The youth delegate is expected to participate fully during the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, from June 3-6, 2019, and to share their experience each day on social media, live streams and blog updates. Prior to the conference, delegates are expected to participate in 2 three hour webinars in April 2019 and self-driven document review work. The first webinar will be an opportunity to learn more about policy development and gender equality, and the second will gather your input for a policy document that will be presented at a side event during the conference. Upon return, the youth delegate is also expected to engage in or host at least one public engagement initiative to share their learnings and experience, in collaboration with ACIC. 

Why Youth Engagement is Important

Youth play an integral role in the international community’s effort of achieving sustainable development and gender equality.

With about 1.8 billion young people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 24, actively engaging youth in decision-making processes enables intergenerational collaboration to truly implement Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 - inclusive partnerships that collectively seek solutions that benefit our society, the planet, and its inhabitants.

Strengthening intergenerational collaboration entails providing mentorship and education of youth, as well as valuing young people’s opinions and creative solutions. More importantly, by further promoting youth participation and engagement, we are creating a momentum of fostering stewardship and sustainable development values amongst the future designers, politicians, engineers, and architects of the world. Investing in the next generation of young leaders will yield positive results - long term and short term - that contribute to the global integration of the SDGs and more robust climate and social justice actions.

To apply

If you are motivated to participate, please submit to jackie@acic-caci.org by March 25, 2019 at 5:00pm AST. Please use the subject line: Women Deliver 2019 Conference Delegate Application + your name. Late and incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Please submit your CV/résumé and a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) containing answers to the following questions:

  • What perspective or lived experience do you hope to offer to the group?

  • What does gender equality mean to you?

  • What do you hope to gain from attending the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and how will you bring back what you learn to your community?

  • List any past and/or current experiences relevant to sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and international cooperation

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Global Goals Roundtables- Your Voice Matters!
Mar
11
to Apr 22

Global Goals Roundtables- Your Voice Matters!

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The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation is hosting a series of roundtable conversations:

Engaging Youth in United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Through these free events, participants will learn about the SDGs, connect with others who are doing parallel work, and help us learn about how to make youth a central part of Canada’s approach to working on the SDGs. Learning from the roundtables will be shared with participants, as well as government initiatives to implement the SDGs in Canada.

Please contact Louise for more info: louise@acic-caci.org; 902-475-1058

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Celebrate International Women's Day: The Girls of Meru
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrate International Women's Day: The Girls of Meru

Celebrate International Women's Day with a film screening of The Girls of Meru, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Andrea Dorfman. This is a fundraising event for The Equality Effect's 160 Girls Project (http://theequalityeffect.org/160-girls/).

Where: Paul O'Regan Hall , Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS

RSVP HERE.

Presented by Dalhousie's Global Health Office, International Development Studies Department and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Free Documentary - To Educate A Girl
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Free Documentary - To Educate A Girl

Free Documentary - To Educate A Girl: Empowering Women and Girls in the Developing World

Admission is free, but there will be donations accepted at the door. Any amount can make a difference in someone's life.

Where: Robertson Library, Room 312 

March 8th is International Women's Day - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 

See details here: https://library.upei.ca/node/5243

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WUSC UPEI Local Committee, the Rotaract Club of UPEI, and Robertson Library will be showing the documentary To Educate A Girl: Empowering Women and Girls in the Developing World, by filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky.

“What does it take to educate a girl? Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, TO EDUCATE A GIRL takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls out of school, starting school or fighting against the odds to stay in school.” Kanopy.

The purpose of the film will be to raise money for the Shine A Light Program, an initiative that provides women and girls within refugee camps the opportunity to better their educational prospects.

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The Journey film screening
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Journey film screening

Please join us for the screening of this short documentary and panel discussion on Indigenous health in Canada.

Where: IWK Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre
RSVP: https://thejourneyhalifax.eventbrite.ca 

A powerful new documentary film by Guelph filmmakers Vlyte Media and Ward 1 Studios; the 20-minute film The Journey is part of the Canadian Nurses Foundation campaign to address health care inequity in the Indigenous population. The Journey follows the work of three young Indigenous nurses, each driven by a desire to care for their people and bridge gaps in the health care system.

"Why are we having more issues in health than non-Indigenous people?"

Panelists:

  • Leah Carrier, Blackfoot Registered Nurse, MSc student, Research Coordinator 

  • Elder Debbie Eisan, Dalhousie Elders in Residence 

  • Dr. Margot Latimer, Dalhousie School of Nursing

Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University’s Global Health Office & The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala
Feb
25
to Mar 9

Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala

  • pin The People's Place: Antigonish Town and County Library (map)
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Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTS invites you to an art exhibit focused on the ongoing struggle for gender justice in Guatemala. Join us in commemorating and demanding justice for the lives of the 41 girls and young women killed in a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala on March 8, 2017.

The tragedy, decried as state feminicide, sparked outrage throughout the country and international solidarity globally, epitomized by the hashtag #NosDuelen56 (we mourn the 56) referencing the 41 victims and 15 survivors of the tragedy. The tragedy occurred on International Women's Day and has become a key case for gender justice in Guatemala, forever changing the meaning of the day in the country.

The art exhibit, which features commemorative portraits contributed by artists from around the world, will travel throughout the Maritimes February and March in lead up to the second anniversary of the tragedy. This will be followed by a speaking tour from March 4-9th with Mayra Jimenez Flores from Ocho Tijax, a collective that has been accompanying families impacted by this tragedy, as well as demanding justice for these killings. They will speak about their important work and provide updates from survivors, as well as the legal cases currently in Guatemalan courts.

The art exhibit will travel throughout the Maritimes to Halifax, Charlottetown and Fredericton. If you'd like to host it in your community, please write to BTS Maritimes Coordinator Stacey Gomez: BTSMaritimesCoordinator@gmail.com

This art exhibit features prints of original portraits in different media, contributed by different artists globally. Each portrait is dedicated to one of the 41 victims who died on March 8, 2017 in a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala. In addition, 15 survivors were also left severely injured. #NosDuelen56, which translates to "we mourn the 56," refers to the 41 victims and 15 survivors. Almost two years later, there is still no justice for this state crime. To find out more about what happened, check out this fact sheet

On FacebookTwitter and Instagram, we are also posting one of the commemorative portraits each day in lead up to the second anniversary of this tragedy. We invite you to follow us and reshare these posts, to amplify calls to remember and demand justice for these girls and young women. 

From March 1-9, we'll host a Maritimes speaking tour with Mayra Jimenez of 8 Tijax, a group doing important work around this case. See below for more info! 

Finally, as a reminder, we also have a postcard and social media campaign calling for greater action on this issue by the Canadian government. For more info, visit us here.

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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)
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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.

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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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It's Complicated: Development 101
Feb
8
to Feb 9

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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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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