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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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Giving by the Numbers

Have you ever wondered what all the statistics you read mean? I’m a very visual learner, I appreciate learning from books that balance text with images, graphics, tables and other visual representations of information. A friend of mine recently pointed out this amazing graphic created by David McCandless at Information is Beautiful.net. Click on the [...]

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Check out This Week’s Great Events

There are some new events that have been added to the Unpacking Development Events listing and Calender! The Featured Event of the Week is the The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival which takes place from February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/

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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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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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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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World Changing Top Ten Lists

Around this time of year, everyone is making lists both recapping and looking forward.  Here are a couple of my favourite lists right now: MSF’s Top Ten Humanitarian Crises of 2009 Doctors without Borders writes this annual ironic top ten list to bring attention to hot spots around the world. Change.org Top Ten Victories of [...]

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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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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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Hungry for Change on Blog Action Day

Last month I attended Case Camp, a social media “unconference” in Toronto. A meet up of social media professionals who heard talks from internet experts and enthusiasts speaking about the internet today and a bit about tomorrow. I’m bringing this up on Blog Action Day on Climate Change because I had a discussion with Trevor [...]

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