Hive Mind: the online, self-paced course on public engagement
Apr
26
to Dec 31

Hive Mind: the online, self-paced course on public engagement

It's back!
Revised, Updated, and Accessible: Hive Mind, the online, self-paced course on public engagement, has been revised for format and content, and made more accessible so that individuals interested in the course can sign-up at any time rather than at prescribed times during the year. You will be able to finish at your own pace, and not bound to strict deadlines.

When: ongoing
Where: online
http://icn-rcc.ca/elearning/

Highlights:

  • Earn a Course Certificate: Participants will be granted a course certificate in public engagement upon completion of the course

  • Participants can take the module that they are most interested in and most relevant to their work

  • Team Learning and Building Experience: When groups of people from the same organization can take the course , and benefit from sharing their learning and analysis, and completing a professional development exercise together - and for free! Whatever is learned, can also be more easily applied to their work as it has been through a process of shared and group learning.

  • Excellent ersonal and professional development opportunity, particularly for newcomers to  public engagement: The course is  a great personal learning and  professional development experience particularly for those who are new to the sector, prefer individual learning, or are restricted in terms of time and resources.

  • Access and learn from practical examples and case studies!

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Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series
Sep
17
to Nov 20

Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series

Please mark your calendars for the first talk of our Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given on Monday, Sept.17th at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Triny Finlay (English & Creative Writing).

In this reading and presentation, titled “You don’t want what I’ve got,” Triny Finlay will give a reading from her most recent poetry collection, You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction Books, 2018). Finlay’s long poem explores her own experiences with debilitating mental illnesses and their treatments, including electroshock therapy (ECT) and its after-effects. Finlay will also situate her writing within a broader tradition of literature that questions how we treat the mentally ill (medically and socially), how stigma affects the mentally ill, and how we can represent “madness” in poetry. Triny Finlay is the author of two poetry collections [Splitting Off (Nightwood, 2004) and Histories Haunt Us (Nightwood, 2010)] and two chapbooks [You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction, 2018) and Phobic (Gaspereau, 2006)]. She teaches English and Creative Writing at UNB.

Subsequent Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch talks (alternating UNB and STU faculty members) will take place on the following dates at 12:30 in Tilley 28: Oct. 2 (Josephine Savarese); Oct. 29 (S. Sinclair, E. Effinger &  C. Johnson) and Nov. 20 (Gul Caliskan).

All are welcome...please bring your lunch! 

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (lavoie@unb.ca).

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UPEI Environmental Studies Book Club Discussion Series
Oct
17
to Nov 28

UPEI Environmental Studies Book Club Discussion Series

Environmental Studies Program and Robertson Library Talks invite the members of the UPEI community to participate in the Environmental Studies Book Club discussion series. The aim of the Environmental Studies Book Club series is to facilitate the campus-wide discussion about various environmental issues, and provide an informal learning opportunity to university students. 

Where: The discussions will take place in Robertson Library—Reading Room, 2nd Floor, UPEI
When:

  • October 17th, noon-1pm
    Chapter 3: Buffalo Crusaders: The Sacred Struggle for America’s Last Wild and Pure Herd

  • November 7th, noon-1pm
    Chapter 4: Between Good and Evil: The Science, Culture, and Polarization of Wolf Conflict

  • November 28th, noon-1pm
    Chapter 5: Drilling Our Soul: Moral Boundary Work in an Unlikely Old-West Fight against Fracking


This fall we will be reading Justin Farrell’s book Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict (2015). Farrell’s book is an illuminating and engaging account of environmental conflicts that have been raging in the iconic Yellowstone National Park for the past two centuries. “The Battle for Yellowstone asks why it is that, with the flood of expert scientific, economic, and legal efforts to resolve disagreements over Yellowstone, there is no improvement? Why do even seemingly minor issues erupt into impassioned disputes? What can Yellowstone teach us about the worsening environmental conflicts worldwide?” (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10517.html)

The discussion series will be of interest to anybody who would like to exchange opinions and learn more about the history and present day of nature conservation, conflict over natural resources, discourses and narratives about nature, and the role of spirituality and values in shaping human-environment interaction.

The e-book is available through the UPEI library. Just go to https://library.upei.ca/and search in the catalogue for Battle for Yellowstone. Click on the link and begin reading! Contact a librarian if you have questions.

If you are interested in joining/leading the discussions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at nantadze@upei.ca.

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Talking Circle Series with Catherine Martin
Oct
23
to Dec 18

Talking Circle Series with Catherine Martin

New Fall Talking Circle Series at Halifax Central Library with Catherine Martin

“Ego to Eco: Learning the Mi’kmaq calendar to Experience Human and Ecological Health’s Interdependence” launched September 26th.

Where: the Talking Circle area of the Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd.

When: October 23, November 20 and December 18 at 6:30pm

See full details HERE.

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BTS Benefit Concert with Garnet Rogers
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

BTS Benefit Concert with Garnet Rogers

Where: Tatamagouche
The North Shore Breaking the Silence Committee is delighted to announce that Garnet Rogers is again generously offering a benefit concert for the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, location TBA. Rooms are available at Tatamagouche Centre. A double room is $50 per person, a single room $75. To book a room, please call Tatamagouche Centre, 1-800-218-2220.
Don't miss this opportunity to be with one of Canada's musical treasures, an amazing guitarist and song-writer.Garnet and his brother, Stan Rogers, have a strong link to Nova Scotia, as they spent their summers in Canso. While enjoying Garnet's wit, story-telling and range of songs from sardonic to compassionate, you will also be supporting the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network now in its 29th year as a human rights and community development network in solidarity with Guatemalan groups struggling for human rights and social, cultural and environmental justice.
Suggested contribution $20 at the door.

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LEADING INNOVATIVE & ENGAGING YOUTH PROGRAMS
Nov
5
to Nov 8

LEADING INNOVATIVE & ENGAGING YOUTH PROGRAMS

Transform your youth program, your community and our collective potential.

This program is suited to anyone who is interested in high-level training in youth engagement and program planning to enhance their abilities as youth workers, mentors, social workers, employment counsellors, teachers, volunteers or recreation staff.

Where: Tatamagouche Centre, NS

Program Fee: $675 including meals & multiple occupancy accommodation ($750 including private room)
Program Fee including meals but no lodging $555

Please register by October 15 *

Register HERE.

We have a small bursary fund to support the participation of those who may face financial barriers to attend this training. We can cover full and partial fees for a small number of participants - please contact info@tatacentre.ca for more information. 

“It helped me work through the process of putting together programming for youth and think of new and exciting ways to engage youth in our programs and bring in the element of the community in which they live.” – 2013 participant

Leading Innovative and Engaging Youth Programs is a flagship HeartWood training program and is an essential experience for anyone interested in delivering engaging youth programs. Participants will experience a hands on exploration of leadership and facilitation techniques using an appreciative approach coupled with a service-learning framework.

This training is for folks asking how to:

  • Build and deliver programs that meet the real needs of youth (and that youth want to participate in)

  • Design transformative learning experiences using intentional programming tools

  • Incorporate debriefs, evaluation and feedback in engaging and creative ways

  • Deepen your facilitation practice

At Leading Innovative and Engaging Youth Programs we share best practices, applied theory, techniques, and experiential activities you can use to engage youth, deepen their experiences, enhance and build on their strengths and gifts, and identify ways to more deeply connect young people to community action. 

“The thing I appreciated most about this experience has been the comfortable, safe, sharing and caring environment that allowed participants to contribute in ways that felt comfortable doing so, while challenging them to step outside of the comfort zone once in a while – concrete skills and strategies to apply to our work with youth” – 2015 participant

This is a joint initiative of the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development and the Tatamagouche Centre, made possible through funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. 

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ACT 4 Global Change Youth Conference
Nov
9
to Nov 12

ACT 4 Global Change Youth Conference

40 Atlantic Canadian youth, ages 15-18, will come together at the Tatamagouche Centre for the ACT 4 Global Change Youth Conference (formerly Move Your World!), November 9-12, 2018. This conference is an opportunity for youth to get informed, get inspired, and take action on global issues in a safe and welcoming space.

For more information, email jackie@acic-caci.org

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Devex Virtual Career Fair
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Devex Virtual Career Fair

Gender inclusion is a core tenet of global development work, yet, as a sector we have a long way to go to reach gender parity, particularly in leadership. This two-day virtual career fair – aimed at advancing women’s leadership in development – gives mid-to-senior level self-identified women professionals the opportunity to connect with top global development organizations, implementers, and agencies from around the globe. All candidates are pre-vetted by Devex recruitment experts and must have at least seven years of professional experience.

For more information click HERE

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Home Funeral Practicum
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

Home Funeral Practicum

A home funeral provides intimate and sacred care to a deceased in the time before burial or cremation. Come reclaim what our ancestors knew about death care in our communities and how to support each other on this journey. It's about caring for our own. You'll practice moving, washing, shrouding, casketing and vigiling models in sacred space. Understand legalities, logistics, health concerns and death-doula ethics. Beautiful, life affirming work. 

This two-day, in-depth, practical, role-play workshop at Tatamagouche Centre shares valuable experience and essential knowledge. It hones your existing ‘human skills’ to legally and tenderly care for another at death with or without a funeral director.

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Bringing Role Playing to Everyone
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Bringing Role Playing to Everyone

A weekend intensive at Tatamagouche Centre delving into the art of running roleplaying games for diverse audiences and skill levels

Award-winning game designer Avery Alder will guide participants through what it takes to bring roleplaying games to new tables and players: choosing the right game structure for your group's needs, hosting strategies to make players feel welcome, accommodating diverse needs in play, and running games that are inspiring and engaging. Participants will develop skills and techniques for game-mastering, and explore how to bring curiosity-driven collaboration into the games they play. Everyone will get hands-on experience running a short game during our breakout groups, and time to reflect on what they'll be bringing back home with them.

Learn how to run games for diverse communities and new players, and how to tailor the experience to the people you sit down to play with.

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Courage to Lead Retreat
Nov
29
to Dec 29

Courage to Lead Retreat

Are you actively engaged in creating a more just, peaceful, and ecologically responsible world?  Are you passionate about your vocation or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference? This retreat is a rare opportunity for renewal, deeper connection with kindred spirits and committed peers, and the chance to explore questions of importance to you.

At the Tatamagouche Centre, you will journey together with 15-20 emerging and experienced leaders, by engaging in large-and small-group dialogues focused on evocative texts and questions. Over the course of three days, there will be opportunities to explore the intersection of your inner capacity and authenticity as it relates to your life and leadership. There will be time for stillness, solitude, and reflection, to help unearth clarity and courage, and bring renewed resiliency to your life, organizations and communities.

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Nova Scotia Gambia Association Annual Dinner
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Nova Scotia Gambia Association Annual Dinner

NSGA Annual Fundraiser Dinner: Life and Work in The Gambia

Where: McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave., Halifax

Tickets: $90 per adult, $60 per student, $720 per table (seats 8)

Purchase tickets online: https://tinyurl.com/NSGAdinner or by being in touch with NSGA:

info@novascotiagambia.ca or (902) 423-1360.

Come learn more about life in The Gambia, our wonderful staff, and our work, through an interactive evening with friends celebrating the Nova Scotian—Gambian partnership.

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Global Health Day Panel Discussion: The Future of Global Health
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Global Health Day Panel Discussion: The Future of Global Health

Where: Tupper Theatre A, 5850 College St., Halifax

As part of Global Health Day the Global Health Office at Dalhousie invites you to a free public discussion on the future of global health. 

"Where do we see global health in the next 150-200 years" 

Please join us as these global health experts speak about their experiences in local and global initiatives through partnerships, research, health systems and developing sustainable solutions for health equity. 

Moderator:

  • Dr. Margaret Casey, September's Dal Med Innovator 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Heather Scott, Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice-President Research & Innovation, NSHA

  • Dr. Henry Annan, Dalhousie Resident, Pediatrics

For more information please contact us at gho@dal.ca. We have also created a Facebook Event HERE.

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There's Something in the Water Book Launch
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

There's Something in the Water Book Launch

Join us at 6:30pm at Tatamagouche Centre to celebrate Ingrid Waldron's book launch There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities. Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Dorene Bernard, Mi'kmaq grassroots Grandmother, and Louise Delisle, of the Black Pioneers Acting Troupe will talk about community resistance movements. Co-sponsored by North Shore Council of Canadians, Fernwood Publishing, and the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada.

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Masuma Khan on building resilience and solidarity when surrounded by fragility
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Masuma Khan on building resilience and solidarity when surrounded by fragility

Masuma Khan, a student leader at Dalhousie University, who made national headlines when she was the subject to backlash for speaking in solidarity with Indigenous people resisting Canada 150 will speak in Fredericton this Wednesday.

Where: Tilley Hall, Room 102, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Facebook event page
Masuma Khan’s talk is supported by UNB History, UNB International Development Studies, UNB Law & Society, STU Sociology, STU Women’s Studies & Gender Studies, No One Is Illegal Fredericton and the University Women's Centre.

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NSGA Annual General Meeting
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

NSGA Annual General Meeting

WHERE: Purdy’s Wharf Tower 1, 11th floor (1100-1959 Upper Water Street, the offices of Cox & Palmer).
 
We’d highly encourage you to come out, and to consider serving on our board. In particular, we are actively seeking a treasurer – the ideal candidate has a some past financial experience and can learn from our past treasurer how we monitor and report our finances. This is distinct from the in-country Gambian financial oversight, and relates only to the Canadian operations and reports back from The Gambia.

Check out the Facebook event!

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SuNNS Benefit Dinner
Sep
2
5:30 PM17:30

SuNNS Benefit Dinner

Tatamagouche Centre is proud to sponsor this event which is a collaboration between Sustainable Northern Nova Socitia (SuNNS) and Slow Food Nova Scotia.  SuNNS is actively opposing a proposed gold mine in our area. Gold mining is one of the most destructive forms of mining and the Warwick Mountain gold mine is proposed to be located in an area of 30,560Ha that includes the French River Watershed. This watershed provides the clean drinking water to the Village of Tatamagouche and also connects to other bodies of water throughout the North Shore. There is no adequate protection for the watershed; therefore, a gold mine would impose a large risk on our water supply.

The event includes gourmet, Mexican inspired food using locally grown and raised products, a Cash bar, a Silent auction, and a Talk by environmental lawyer and author Jamie Simpson.

Tickets are $50. Contact jperkins23@mac.com to purchase tickets before August 27.

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Blanket Exercise - the Indigenous Rights History we are Rarely Taught
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Blanket Exercise - the Indigenous Rights History we are Rarely Taught

The Blanket Exercise Program is a unique, participatory history lesson - developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators - that fosters truth, understanding, respect, and reconciliation among Indigenous and nonindigenous peoples. This event is free to attend. Free-will donations are welcomed. Facilitated by Ishbel Munro, Lorraine Gould, and Josie Baker

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Alternative Economies: a Panel Discussion and LETS Market
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Alternative Economies: a Panel Discussion and LETS Market

·  A panel discussion to explore some local examples of alternative economy, and how these initiatives are solving complex modern economic challenges featuring three speakers who are involved in alternative economic solutions in the Tatamagouche region. The local LETS network will hold a market during the event. Canadian Dollars can be exchanged for LETS Notes at the event. 

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BTS Boat Tour
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

BTS Boat Tour

Join Captain Andy Rankin and BTS friends on the Brown Eyed Girl for the BTS Boat Cruise Fundraiser on August 18, 2018. Take a tour of the coast of Western Cape Breton and enjoy a BBQ. Departure time from Mabou Harbour Wharf at 2:30 pm.

Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children. If you're interested in joining, please contact Lisa Rankin at btscoordinator@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so register before July 23.

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Starhawk is coming to Tatamagouche Centre!
Aug
18
to Sep 1

Starhawk is coming to Tatamagouche Centre!

Join Starhawk and Charles Williams for their internationally recognized Earth Activist Training (EAT).
This two-week intensive is a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, offering the basic, internationally-recognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum with an additional focus on social permaculture, organizing tools, and spirit.

Where: Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS
Program Dates: August 18- September 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2018
Apply for bursaries by: June 18, 2018

Find out more and register here: www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/2509

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Social Justice Youth Camp
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Social Justice Youth Camp

Where: Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS
When: Aug. 13-17, 2018
We bring youth together from all the different communities and cultures in the Maritimes for a camp that focuses on social justice and environmental issues, culture, and gender, race and injustice. Come join the experience. Come join the community! Full details HERE.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Come out and test your knowledge at the NSGA Trivia Night! Hosted by NSGA chair Caitlin Regan-Cottreau & National Program Manager Abdou Kanteh.

What you need to know:
When? Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
Where? The Gorsebrook Lounge at SMU (923 Robie Street, Halifax)
Who? You and a team of your smartest friends!
Price? $20 per person (there will also be a 50/50)

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Chalice Haiti Medical Mission
Jul
4
to Jul 16

Chalice Haiti Medical Mission

Chalice is sending a medical mission team to Haiti from November 16-29. As Chalice has been working in northern Haiti since 2002, this is a short-term mission within the context of a long-term relationship. They are recruiting: 2-3 family physicians, 1-2 public health nurses, 2-3 optometrists and/or assistants, and 1-2 social workers. They will work alongside Haitian health professionals at two parish run medical clinics.

For more information click HERE or email Joanne at joannealbrecht@chalice.ca.
Apply by July 16

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THRIVE Nova Scotia Conference
Jun
17
to Jun 20

THRIVE Nova Scotia Conference

  • Mount Saint Vincent University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THRIVE is an experiment in "just doing it." It began with a few people dreaming of an event that would capture the energy and possibilities that are alive in the province right now. Nova Scotians from across networks, communities and walks of life would come together for four days—enough time to get below the surface of our challenges, share stories and inspiration, pick up new tools, and listen to what the future is calling for.

We are a network of diverse people and partners who are passionate about our communities and concerned about the future. We believe it is time to think bigger, look deeper, and act smarter. Our goal is to thrive—not just survive—as we take steps towards a future that works for all. See more details here: www.thrivenovascotia.ca

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Breaking the Silence AGM
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Breaking the Silence AGM

Where: Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS

Registration opens April 23rd.

All are welcome to attend the Annual Gathering of the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, a human rights solidarity network. The Annual Gathering is an opportunity for inspiration, connecting with BTS members and hearing first-hand about the situation in Guatemala.

We are privileged to have Sandra Morán as our Guatemalan guest. Sandra is the first feminist and openly gay Member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala. She is a member of the Convergence CPO-CRD Party which brings together feminists, students, farmers and Indigenous peoples. As well as sharing her in-depth knowledge and political analysis of the current Guatemalan context, she will share her musical skills as a highly accomplished drummer. She is returning to the Maritimes thirty years after her first visit as a member of the musical group Kin Lalat in 1988. Through music, they denounced state violence and laid the ground work for Guatemalan solidarity in the Maritimes.

Sandra's work is rooted in a history of grassroots activism. Born in 1960, she became involved in social movements in her teens. In 1981 she was forced into exile and lived in Mexico, Nicaragua and Canada. She returned to Guatemala in 1994 to support peace-building efforts and the struggle for gender justice. BTS has worked with Sandra through her role in the Sector de Mujeres, an alliance of 33 women's groups in Guatemala.

And that is not all! 

Eliza Starchild Knockwood is organizing a panel, comparing and connecting Mi'kmaq and Guatemalan history. Eliza will also show her new movie,"The Water Protectors' Journey", a beautiful and inspiring story of Mi'kmaq resistance to Alton Gas. We will also see two new Guatemalan films. We will discuss the formation of a new BTS volunteer/accompaniment project. And of course there will be a fiesta Saturday night!

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Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods Conference
May
28
to May 30

Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods Conference

  • Saint Mary's University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The overall theme of the conference is centred on local communities creating change for the better. How can local communities, around the world, take care of their environment and as a result, support their local economies? We expect over 300 international delegates to attend the conference.
The conference will be featuring a wide range of sessions/events, including oral presentations, talking circles, community-focused gatherings, panel discussions, roundtables, and workshops, as well as artistic performances (e.g. dance, drama, music), photography exhibits and film showings.
If participating in this gathering appeals to your group/organization, you are most welcome to propose a contribution. We hope those in your organization will be interested in the conference. Registration will open in February 2018.
If you have any questions concerning the CCL conference don’t hesitate to call me at (902) 491-6584.
Renee Field
Project Coordinator, CCL Conference

For more Information : 
Community Conservation Research Network, Saint Mary’s University

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Mikinduri Children of Hope Gigantic Yard and Book Sale
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Mikinduri Children of Hope Gigantic Yard and Book Sale

Where: Eastlink Centre Charlottetown, 46 Kensington Road, Charlottetown

Would you like to shop?
-Admission to the sale is $2.00 or a full blue bag of clean clothing.

Would you like to donate?
-You can drop off items all year round at the Waste Watch Drop Off Centre (place items in the shipping container inside the drop off gates). You can also drop items off at the Eastlink Centre May 3 (2-7PM) or May 4 (9-3PM). If you would like us to pick up larger items, please contact Ernie Gallant at 902-566-3463.

Would you like to volunteer?
-Contact Karen McKenna at kandgmckenna@pei.sympatico.ca or (902) 887-2417. We need volunteers to help on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you would like to donate items to our bake sale, please let us know! Donations gratefully accepted, home baking and fudge are favorites.

What happens to the money raised at the event?
-The money raised at the yard sale goes to improving the lives of people in Kenya. The money goes to many projects including providing clean water, healthcare, agriculture support, and education to people in Kenya. Check out www.mikinduri.com to see MCOH's latest projects.

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 Empowering Artisans Around the World!
May
4
to May 5

Empowering Artisans Around the World!


Ten Thousand Villages is coming to St. Andrew's United Church! The Ten Thousand Villages-Truro is hosting a sale of beautiful, fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from more than 30 Developing countries.  Ten Thousand Villages is a project of Mennonite Central Committee, the outreach arm of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.
The Festival Sale will be Friday, May 4th, from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at St. Andrew's United Church,
Where: 55 King St., Truro. Admission is free.
Friday evening, 7 PM, meet Rahaf Abdo, as young Syrian woman helping with food assistance in her country through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (pending visa approval)
The gifts you buy at the Ten Thousand Villages Sales will give the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for struggling families around the world. For more information call Brenda Leenders at (902) 893-4197.
Your purchase makes a difference!

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Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists 2018
May
3
to May 5

Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists 2018

Are you actively engaged in creating a more just, peaceful, and ecologically responsible world?   Are you passionate about your vocation or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference? This retreat is a rare opportunity for renewaldeeper connection with kindred spirits and committed peers, and the chance to explore questions of importance to you.
Courage & Renewal retreats help you become a more self-aware, wholehearted leader. You’ll experience the time and space to renew, reflect, and to:

  • Pause, be still, and disconnect from technology and the demanding pace of a leader’s life.
  • Seek clarity in your vocation and sense of purpose.
  • Honour both successes and struggles in your professional and personal life
  • Witness and be witnessed, listen and be listened to – without performance evaluation, statusizing, or ego.
  • Strengthen your capacity to ask open-ended questions, hold tensions, and rejoin soul and role

At the retreat, thirty young leaders and activists (ages 25-40) will journey together by engaging in large-and small-group dialogues focused on evocative texts and questions. Over the course of three days, there will be opportunities to explore the intersection of your inner capacity and authenticity as it relates to life, leadership, and activism. There will be time for stillness, solitude, and journaling for reflection, to help unearth clarity and courage and bring meaning and resiliency to your life and leadership. This retreat is modeled on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. For the past six years, these Young Leaders and Activists retreats have been offered in the United States drawing international cohorts. Tatamagouche Centre is pleased to partner with the Center for Courage & Renewal to host the retreat for the first time in Canada.  You can learn more about “Circles of Trust” at www.couragerenewal.org/approach or in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Program Cost: $500 (tuition, meals & lodging). Participation is based on an application. To apply for this program click here.

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MCC Lunch and Learn
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

MCC Lunch and Learn

Join us for a Lunch and Learn. Join James and Joan Alty to hear about Mennonite Central Committee's work in Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe!

WHERE: In person - 2099 Gottingen St., Halifax (bring your lunch, dessert provided!)
OR online via webinar (link will be sent after RSVPing)
RSVP: janelle@acic-caci.org by May 1st

Introduction to James and Joan Alty, MCC Southern Africa Area Directors
James and Joan Alty originate from a small acreage located in Howden, MB. just south of Winnipeg.   They were appointed MCC Representatives for SwaLeSA (Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa) in August 2008.  They held that position until Dec. 2015 when they were appointed Area Directors for Southern Africa.  In their 10 years with MCC in southern Africa, the Altys have been able to travel extensively in the region and have observed a great deal of MCC’s programming. 
Their areas of particular interest are conservation agriculture (James) and peace programming (Joan). They have also had significant involvement with MCC’s Global Serving & Learning (youth focused) programming. They will speak to MCC as an organization and its programming in the southern Africa area.
James and Joan have three grown children Nicole, Michael and Timothy. Their home church is Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. James has a Masters of Agricultural Economics and Joan has an LLB from the University of Manitoba.

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The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict

Where: SMU, Sobeys Building 923 Robie St., Halifax
Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, co-founder of the SABEEL Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem will be in Kerisdale for a speaking tour and the launch of his latest book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict. Dr. Ateek has inspired many people over the years with his ideas about justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land. This is an opportunity for many of us to hear the voice of a Palestinian Christian.

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Is Charity enough: Asking why?
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Is Charity enough: Asking why?

The Latin American Mission Program invites Islanders to an interactive Community Forum entitled, Is Charity enough: Asking why?

Where: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, 151 Stratford Road, Stratford, PEI,

The forum aims to engage people in challenging our charity approach to deep-seated impoverishment of many people in PEI. As part of LAMP’s annual mission education work, the forum also aims to encourage new forms of relationships between Canadians and people in countries of the Global South.
Pre-registration is preferred in order to facilitate planning. Please pre- register before April 25 by calling Marie at 902-894-4573 or by e-mail burgemarie@gmail.com.

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Living and Thriving: Supporting Migrant Workers on PEI
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Living and Thriving: Supporting Migrant Workers on PEI

Where: Prince Edward Island Farm Centre, 420 University Av, Charlottetown

You are invited to a public forum to examine the vital role of Migrant Workers in PEI’s food system and the largely policy-driven limitations that these workers face.

For some time, policies at the national and provincial level have acted as barriers to migrant workers’ rights. In PEI and across Canada, there is a growing movement to eliminate barriers for workers through public education, community solidarity, and changes to policies at national and provincial levels.

The Forum will be held at the PEI Farm Centre on Friday, April 27 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. (Registration will open at 8:30 am.) It will feature several guest speakers:

Marisa Berry Méndez (Canadian Council for Refugees), who works on issues related to the settlement and integration of refugees and other vulnerable migrants;

Gabriel Allahdua (Justice for Migrant Workers), a migrant worker from St. Lucia and member of Justice for Migrant Workers, a volunteer-run migrant worker advocacy organization located in Ontario; and

Connie Sorio (KAIROS Canada), a community organizer and advocate for the rights and welfare of temporary foreign workers in Canada.

There will be presentations and group discussions on topics such as health care, housing access, and the role of Migrant Workers in our economy. The day will conclude with a presentation of the strategies and next steps for action, as determined through participants’ discussion on each topic.

This event is organized by Cooper Institute and the PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights, which includes representatives from the Council of Canadians (PEI), Breaking the Silence Maritimes Guatemala Solidarity Network, PEI Food Security Network, and others. It is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees and CUPE-PEI, United Food and Commercial Workers, the United Church of Canada (Maritime Conference and PEI Presbytery), KAIROS and Kairos Atlantic.

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The Water Protectors Journey - Sacred Water: Standing Rock
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Water Protectors Journey - Sacred Water: Standing Rock

Where:  Duffy Amphitheatre, UPEI Campus, 550 University Ave., Charlottetown
Admission by Donation

The Water Protectors Journey - Along the Sipekne’katik River producer Eliza Starchild Knockwood will promote her new film, which will be screened in May.

Sacred Water: Standing Rock In 2016 the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation of North and South Dakota were fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland. The film is a moving examination of a protest movement on the brink of gaining international attention.

Hosted by: the UPEI Aboriginal Student Association, Sierra Club PEI, Cinema Politica Charlottetown and the UPEI Environmental Society.

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 See Meaning Graphic Facilitation Training One-day Graphic Fundamentals Workshop
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

See Meaning Graphic Facilitation Training One-day Graphic Fundamentals Workshop

Where: Halifax, NS
When: April 20th, 2018
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graphic-fundamentals-workshop-halifax-tickets-42199166844
Graphic Fundamentals is a fun, easy, hands-on introductory workshop on using basic visuals, graphics and images in your facilitation practice to encourage interactive, engaging, and productive meetings. Designed to build confidence in incorporating graphics and visuals into group meetings, the session is chock-full of opportunities to put your knowledge into practice.
No previous drawing experience necessary! No matter how small or big your talent, you will take your first visual steps on large paper and learn how to use small details to make spaces look clear, attractive, and lively. You will work alone and in small groups with lots of opportunity to address each participant's needs.

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How Change Happens: A Conversation on Ending Violence against Women and Girls
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

How Change Happens: A Conversation on Ending Violence against Women and Girls

When: St. John’s on April 16, 7-9pm
Where: The Rooms | Theatre Room, 9 Bonaventure Ave | St. John’s, NL

When: Halifax on April 17, 7-9pm
Where: Halifax Central Library | Paul O’Regan Hall, 5440 Spring Garden Rd | Halifax, NS

Oxfam is organizing in partnership with Women’s Shelters Canada and the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence. The tour features a diverse and expert line-up of speakers. To find out more about the tour please visit here: https://www.oxfam.ca/how-change-happens  
You can also find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/371012183378698/   

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 The Dartmouth Players are doing a charity show for the NSGA!
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Dartmouth Players are doing a charity show for the NSGA!

In "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead", two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Rosencrantz is an erudite comedy, punning, far-fetched, leaping from depth to dizziness. The play has remained in almost continuous production somewhere in the world ever since its debut.
***TICKETS: $20 EACH***
When: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Where33 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth, NS (The Dartmouth Players)
Purchase Tickets:

SPACE IS LIMITED - we hope to see you there! Thank you for your support.

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