by Julie Beun, Ottawa Citizen
At first, it was just a puff of dust in the distance, a sign that a vehicle was headed their way.
But as the dust cloud grew, so did the excitement amongst the gathered women and children in Asembo Bay, a village of about 850 families on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.
We’re proud to share that today, MC2, in partnership the youth empowerment organization Global Dignity, is launching our first-ever global mobile campaign: Less. More., in 68 countries around the world!
Ottawa, September 11, 2014 – Today SRDC releases the results of the Motivational Interviewing pilot project (MIPP). Motivational Interviewing is a counselling approach with a proven track record in addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation. The SRDC study found that the use of this approach can also improve employment prospects for some long-term income assistance recipients.
by CBC News
Lives can be saved by reducing the stigma around drug overdose and making an overdose-reversing drug more readily available, according to people at a rally in downtown Ottawa Friday.
On Day 109 of her 110-ride, Clara arrived in Arnprior flanked by Governor General David Johnston and Mayor David Reid. An adoring crowd of about 3,000 people lined the streets and filled Robert Simpson Park, overlooking the Ottawa River.
by Janelle Vandergrift, HuffingtonPost
If you are like me, you often start conversations with new people off with, "what do you do?" -- and by this I usually mean their employment. For many of us, our jobs define who we are and bring us a sense of purpose. And, for the privileged among us, a paid job makes it possible for us to put a roof over our heads and food on our table.
from CTV News, Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA -- TD Bank chief executive Ed Clark says being a champion of social issues is not something rewarded "just in heaven" but also benefits the bank's bottom line.
The bank executive, who gave a key speech at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto on Wednesday, said TD awoke to diversity issues about a decade ago and has since become a major advocate for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and sponsor of 42 pride festivals across North America.
The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations, in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Voluntary Sector Networks and provincial counterparts from across the country, held the 2014 edition of Counterparts Conference in Winnipeg June 17th-19th. Topics include: Emerging Issues in Government Non-Profit Sector Relations; What We Need to Know to Have a Stable, Sustainable Non-Profit Sector: Defining the Research Agenda; Moving the Needle: How Social Innovation Processes Address Community Resiliency and Innovative Developments in Various Provinces: What Can We Learn?
CCSD's Katherine Scott, Vice-President Policy & Research, was a featured speaker at the conference sharing her insights Running Hard: Reflections on the Non-profit Sector.
Running Hard: Reflections on the Non-profit Sector.
from Mental Health Commission of Canada June 13, 2014
The Mental Health Commission of Canada's landmark research project on homelessness and mental health - At Home/Chez Soi - released the results from its Montréal project site. The results are clear: the Housing First model works. It gets people off the streets, there are clear economic benefits, and people who are homeless and living with mental illness can aspire to a better quality of life.
by Giovanna Mingarelli, Huffington Post
Big Data* is creating lots of buzz these days -- especially in the humanitarian sector. In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks, to helping the U.S. government better understand the needs of people impacted by natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.