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RHoKing out in Toronto. Hackers come together for a common goal!

It’s midafternoon in Toronto and the energy in the room is buzzing. Toronto is working on 7 projects.?? Highlights so far? Open Data Hack Day Teams have members of the City working with community and open data folks and are trying to solve problem definitions in Toronto for the people of Toronto. We have a [...]

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Vote Now for community.design.initiative

I know that we have been away for a while…both of us are working on other projects (Mel’s busy with Lady Atelier , CrisisCommons and her new job at AWID, and I’m busy with HealthyHousing.ca and blogging for the Because I am a Girl Campaign).  So, if you’ll forgive us for being a bit absent, [...]

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Toronto Events: February 22-28

FEATURED EVENT: FILM FESTIVAL: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival takes place February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. All films, excluding the Opening Night Gala screen at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/ Monday, February 22 LECTURE: Financial Crisis And Opportunity Forum on [...]

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Toronto Events: International Development Week

February 7-13, 2010. It’s International Development this week in Canada. Join in Toronto, for lots of Interesting and Challenging discussions, films and of course plenty of benefits for you to go and donate your money to a worthy cause while having a fun time! FEATURED EVENT: TED 2010 live at CSI Join us at CSI [...]

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Guest Blogger Shannon Roszell on why monthly donations make a difference in Haiti

People are being so generous in supporting the people of Haiti and the relief work going on there. I would encourage individuals interested in providing support to consider becoming monthly donors with charities rather than giving larger one-time gifts. In a nutshell, sign up to be a monthly donor because: it allows charities to provide [...]

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Text to Donate for Haiti – some thoughts

Learning about all the stuff that’s happening around text message donations during the Haiti crisis.  It seems to be getting a lot of press! This is the first humanitarian disaster where this type of micro-donating is taking a really big roll.  Plan Canada (who I work for blogging at Because I am a Girl) have [...]

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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 14-20

Tuesday December 15 The Future of the Internet: Networking in a Spontaneous Age. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 108N, North House. Munk Centre, University of Toronto. http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=8352 Wednesday, December 16 Green Drinks Toronto Holiday Party Celebrate the season with other green-minded folks. 5:45 pm. Free. Grace O’Malley’s, 14 Duncan. [email protected]

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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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