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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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In the Community! HealthyHousing.ca Launched Today!

Kate J has been hard at work for the past few months for Fife House on preparing for the launch of HealthyHousing.ca, a National HIV/Housing Portal, which is a space for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), service providers and researchers to learn more about issues related to HIV/AIDS and housing. The website is the result [...]

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Fitness meets Philanthropy for HAITI

I can’t wait!  Don’t really see how they’re linked, (just like I also don’t really get what cupcakes have to do with earthquakes either) but I love a good charity gimick, and I love a good group fitness class! Running for a Reason is proud to present Black 2 Basics for Haiti. This fun, high [...]

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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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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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Health 2.0: Health for All, Health by All

Young Voices in Research for Health 2009, an annual joint publication by the Global Forum on Health Research and the Lancet is just out, and here’s an excerpt of my contribution (you can also read the full article on Scribd or download the pdf if you want.) The godparents of global health meeting at Alma [...]

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Laurie Garrett: Communicating Global Health

I’m a strong believer in communication as a vehicle for change.  This might sound like a generic statement, but that’s just because I’m not as good of a communicator as I’d like to be.  I’ve been realizing that a lot of what I idolize in others is the power of communication.  Paul Farmer is great [...]

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Toronto Events: October 12-October 18

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: BLOG ACTION DAY 2009: Climate Change Thursday October 15, 2009. Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action [...]

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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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Look for Development next to Cosmetics and Beauty

I opened up the August Age issue of Vogue earlier this week to find that within the first few pages of the magazine there were two articles that focused on a public figure discussing their involvement with a charity. Christy Turlington and “It” girl of the moment (according to Vogue) Liya Kebede, in this case [...]

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