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Comment on Youth in Development by Guest Blogger Tania Khojasteh

After working for years in youth development internationally (Ethiopia and Kenya), last year I worked with a group of youth in the Rexdale area of Toronto for the first time. As I worked with these youth in this marginalized and impoverished community, I began to ask myself the question, what does “development” mean to youth? [...]

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Toronto Events: January 18-24

Tuesday January 19 FILM: Earth 2100 Film screening and discussion on climate change, peak oil and population growth. 6:30 pm. Free. Annette LIbrary, 145 Annette. green13toronto.blogspot.com. Wednesday, January 20 LECTURE: Build Social Capital with Robert Campbell. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Centre for Social Innovation, Suite 120. LECTURE: Allies In Protecting The Environment: First Nations And The Land Lecture [...]

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How To Help Haiti – A guide for Canadians

A couple of interesting articles designed to help Canadians deal better with the Haitian tragedy came out this weekend.  It may sound silly – why do we need help to deal with a situation from which we are so far removed?  These articles look at what the best way for us to give is, and [...]

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Toronto Events December 7-13

My day started with a very cool Event which happened right in my living room! I watched people from over 124 countries participate by giving their voice to fight HIV/AIDS with Starbucks. Singing “All you need is love” and submitting a video to the Starbucks Love website. Starbucks (Red) Campaign is contributing money to the [...]

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World Aids Day Events 2009

WORLD AIDS DAY 2009 EVENTS: BENEFIT: Voices Of Hope (Casey House) World AIDS Day concert with Dr Draw, Julie Michaels and others. 7 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Metropolitan United Church, Queen and Church. caseyhouse.com. LECTURE: Climate Change And Food Security Panel discussion on how climate change will undermine global food production. 7 pm. Free. OISE, [...]

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Toronto Events November 23-29

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: EVENT: Empower: Youth, Arts And Activism World AIDS Day launch of an HIV/AIDS activism manual for youth with drag shows, visual art and more. Thursday, November 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 5 Willcocks. [email protected] CONFERENCE: Ivey Global Health Innovation Conference Tuesday, November 24, 2009. 7:30 am -5:00 pm. [...]

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What’s hot in Vancouver: the “Social Justice, Environmental, FUN” calender

Sometimes you find EXACTLY what you were looking for.  Remember when I wrote about the 5 ways to get involved in a new city?  Well, one of the best ways to do that is to meet someone who’s in the know.  Three months into my semester in Vancouver, and I’ve just found the go-to person [...]

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Toronto Events November 16-22

THIS JUST IN: LIVE CHAT: On-line Volunteering. Wed, November 18, 9:30am – 10:30am @ http://www.tigweb.org/connections/chat/ LECTURE: YOUTH FOR YOUTH INITIATIVES. Wed. November 18, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. OISE, room 12-199 (map). For more information see the Unpacking Development Events Calendar FUNDRAISER: Bar Philanthropy. Thu, November 19, 6:30pm – 11:30pm. Czehoski (678 Queen Street West, Toronto) (map) [...]

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Toronto Events: November 9-15

LECTURE: The Global Economy Discussion A post-Keynesian analysis of current events. Tuesday, November 10. 7:30 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-340-1865. BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest Pilgrims Mexican And Caribbean Migrant Farm Workers In Canada Launch of a book of photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo. Tuesday, November 10. 7-9 pm. Free. Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen W. [...]

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Rick Mercer: An Arsehole talks about Africa

Before travelling to Africa with Belinda Stronach a couple of summers ago, Rick Mercer vowed never to “come back from Africa like one of the arseholes on TV who won’t shut up about Africa”.  After reneging on that promise (which is fine with me!) the two of them started Spread the Net, a charity (obviously) [...]

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