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The Art of BLMTO Freedom School
July 29, 2016
The Art of BLMTO Freedom School will showcase art from our 3 week long summer program educating 4-10 year olds on Black liberation. As part of BLMTO Freedom School children explored themes such as: self-love, Black and Indigenous solidarity, disabled Black lives matter and trans Black lives matter.     Show more . . .


Cumberland-Colchester: Show up. Speak up.
July 29, 2016
The Council of Canadians encourages you to attend the climate change town hall on Saturday, July 30 in Lachine.      Show more . . .


International Day of Friendship
July 30, 2016
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.      Show more . . .


World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2016
Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour     Show more . . .


BLMTO's Freedom School's Closing Action: No More Prison
July 30, 2016
Join the students of BLMTO Freedom School for their closing action as they demand:      Show more . . .


Moncada Celebration
July 30, 2016
On July 26, 1953, 135 young revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro boldly assaulted the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, the country's second-largest military fortress, while two smaller groups led by Abel Santamaria and Raúl Castro targeted important adjacent buildings. Though the Moncada     Show more . . .


Lachine: Show up. Speak up.
July 30, 2016
The Council of Canadians encourages you to attend the climate change town hall on Saturday, July 30 in Lachine.      Show more . . .


Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 04, 2016 to August 07, 2016
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is an annual four-day outdoor music event held the second weekend of August in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, established in 1980 by Don Whalen. The festival continues to draw many people from around the world as both spectators and performers. The current producer of     Show more . . .


Hiroshima And Nagasaki Anniversary Peace Gathering
August 05, 2016
71 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or     Show more . . .


Goderich Celtic Roots
August 05, 2016 to August 07, 2016
The Celtic Roots Festival is a Celtic festival held annually in the town of Goderich. The festival celebrates traditional Celtic music and craft by showcasing a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Musical acts have come from as far afield as Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but have also included     Show more . . .


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 09, 2016
In 1994, the General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World's Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year.      Show more . . .


World Social Forum 2016
August 09, 2016 to August 14, 2016
We invite citizen’s movements from around the world to make the next World Social Forum (WSF) a meeting essential for sharing our mobilizations, our resistance and for strengthening our struggles. We want the WSF in Montreal to be not only a place for sharing broad guidelines but also be a     Show more . . .


NCS Peoples University
August 09, 2016 to August 14, 2016
This summer at the World Social Forum (WSF) Montreal will host tens of thousands of people and hundreds of groups and movements from around the world who are involved in struggles for justice and changing the world... and the People’s University of the Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme (NCS)     Show more . . .


World Social Forum
August 09, 2016 to August 14, 2016
This summer at the World Social Forum (WSF) Montreal will host tens of thousands of people and hundreds of groups and movements from around the world who are involved in struggles for justice and changing the world... and the People's University of the Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme (NCS) will be     Show more . . .


Green Drinks Ottawa
August 11, 2016
Green Drinks is an open invitation to anyone studying, working on, or just interested in all things green (energy, renewable energy, environment). Come and join us for interesting, and inspiring conversation. This is an informal, self-organizing network and meets on the Second Thursday of every     Show more . . .


Vancouver Queer Film Festival
August 11, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver's second largest film festival and the largest Queer arts event in Western Canada. The festival hosts a variety of performances, workshops, panels, parties and more, facilitating a unique queer space     Show more . . .


International Youth Day
August 12, 2016
International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August 2000.      Show more . . .


NCS Peoples University: American Dreams with Thomas Hellman
August 12, 2016
As part of the World Social Forum in Montreal (August 9-14) and with the NCS Peoples' University, Thomas Hellman offers a unique take on American history, from the conquest of the West to the Great Depression of the 1930s, through his own versions of songs from the blues, folk and gospel     Show more . . .


American Dreams with Thomas Hellman
August 12, 2016
As part of the World Social Forum in Montreal (August 9-14) and with the NCS Peoples' University, Thomas Hellman offers a unique take on American history, from the conquest of the West to the Great Depression of the 1930s, through his own versions of songs from the blues, folk and gospel     Show more . . .


Toronto Queer West Film Festival
August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Fancy something a little bit different? Join us at the 8th Annual Queer West Film Festival at Innis Town Hall Aug 12-14 where we’ve made the jump from our annual evening screening to a weekend film festival, with financial support from presenting sponsor TD Canada Trust. Eight years of     Show more . . .


World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2016
World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognizing humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the     Show more . . .


Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
August 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016
The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is a three-day music festival that occurs every third weekend in August. It has six stages and features an international roster of artists as well as a strong contingent of Canadian talent. The event takes place at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, an 18-acre site     Show more . . .


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
August 23, 2016
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. That date was chosen by the adoption of resolution 29 C/40 by the Organization's General Conference at its 29th session.     Show more . . .


International Day against Nuclear Tests
August 29, 2016
The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29. It was established on December 2, 2009, at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35, which was adopted unanimously.      Show more . . .


International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
August 30, 2016
Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole.      Show more . . .


International Day of Charity
September 05, 2016
Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding "among people."      Show more . . .


International Literacy Day
September 08, 2016
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of     Show more . . .


Supercrawl
September 09, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Supercrawl is an annual art and indie music festival held in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.     Show more . . .


United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
September 12, 2016
South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.      Show more . . .


International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2016
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy -- with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy -- and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that     Show more . . .


International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 16, 2016
September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.      Show more . . .


International Day of Peace
September 21, 2016
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 26, 2016
Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly's first resolution in 1946. It has been on the General Assembly's agenda along with general and complete disarmament ever since 1959. It has been a prominent theme of     Show more . . .


Community Change Institute
September 26, 2016
The inaugural Community Change Institute is designed to be a truly transformational learning experience, bringing you the latest in community change with four world renowned speakers an amazing faculty and over 40 workshops in the areas of:      Show more . . .


Under Western Skies 2016: Water: Events, Trends, Analysis
September 27, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Under Western Skies (UWS) is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference series on the environment. The fourth conference organizers invite prospective researchers, authors, artists, and presenters to consider submitting proposals for oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and panels.      Show more . . .


International Day of Older Persons
October 01, 2016
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.      Show more . . .


International Day of Non-Violence
October 02, 2016
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.      Show more . . .


World Habitat Day
October 03, 2016
World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It     Show more . . .


World Teachers’ Day
October 05, 2016
World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5 since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.      Show more . . .


SOA Watch Border Convergence
October 07, 2016 to October 10, 2016
Converge on the U.S./Mexico Border this Fall! This October 7-10 converge in Nogales, Sonora/Arizona at the U.S./Mexico border to demand a fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy.     Show more . . .


Celtic Colours
October 07, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Celtic Colours International Festival is a Celtic music festival held annually in October in communities all over Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. First held in 1997, the festival has featured hundreds of musicians from all over the Celtic world and attracted tens of thousands of visitors     Show more . . .


World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2016
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.      Show more . . .


International Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2016
International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases     Show more . . .


International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 13, 2016
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.      Show more . . .


Groundswell 2016: Toward a Healthy Economy for People and the Planet
October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016
This year, our Annual Conference and Supporters’ Meeting moves to St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel October 14-16. It will be an action-packed weekend you won’t want to miss! The awards dinner will take place on Saturday at the     Show more . . .


International Day of Rural Women
October 15, 2016
Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much     Show more . . .


World Food Day
October 16, 2016
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food     Show more . . .


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 17, 2016
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was officially recognized by the United Nations, but the first commemoration of the event took place in Paris, France, in 1987 when 100,000 people gathered on the Human Rights and     Show more . . .


Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana by Karen Dubinsky; A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians and the Remaking of Quebec (MQUP) by Sean Mill
October 20, 2016
Between the Lines, University of Toronto Press and McGill Queen's University Press invite you to a launch of three great books: Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana by Karen Dubinsky; A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians and the Remaking of Quebec (MQUP) by Sean Mills; and Canada and the     Show more . . .


World Development Information Day
October 24, 2016
The General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them (resolution 3038 (XXVII)). The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should     Show more . . .


World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 27, 2016
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2005 to raise awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents     Show more . . .


World Cities Day
October 31, 2016
Recognizing the significance of urban basic services as a foundation for the overall social and economic development, the UN General Assembly designated on 27 December 2013, by resolution 68/239, 31 October as World Cities Day as of 2014.      Show more . . .


International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
November 02, 2016
Over the past decade, more than 700 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public. Worryingly, only one in ten cases committed against media workers over the past decade has led to a conviction. This impunity emboldens the perpetrators of the crimes and at the same     Show more . . .


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 06, 2016
On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4).      Show more . . .


World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 10, 2016
Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. It offers an opportunity to demonstrate to the wider public why science is relevant to their daily lives and to engage them in the debate on related issues.      Show more . . .


#NoLameDuck Uprising to Stop the TPP
November 14, 2016 to December 16, 2016
The White House is planning to use the Lame Duck session of Congress after the election this November to pass legislation to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).      Show more . . .


International Day for Tolerance
November 16, 2016
In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.      Show more . . .


World Toilet Day
November 19, 2016
2.4 billion People do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.”      Show more . . .


World Philosophy Day
November 19, 2016
World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. In 2016, the Day is due to 17 November.      Show more . . .


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
November 20, 2016
Since the adoption of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, the observance has spread to a growing number of countries on every continent.      Show more . . .


Africa Industrialization Day
November 20, 2016
Within the framework of the Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa (1991-2000), the UN General Assembly, in 1989, proclaimed 20 November Africa Industrialization Day (resolution 44/237).      Show more . . .


Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2016
By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to     Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2016
The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of     Show more . . .


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2016
In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))      Show more . . .


World AIDS Day
December 01, 2016
World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the     Show more . . .


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 02, 2016
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).      Show more . . .


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2016
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize     Show more . . .


International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 05, 2016
International Volunteer Day (IVD) (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the     Show more . . .


World Soil Day
December 05, 2016
Soils have been neglected for too long. We fail to connect soil with our food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. We must invert this tendency and take up some preserving and restoring actions. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical     Show more . . .


Burstow Takes on Psychiatry: A Special Talk at the Toronto Reference Library
December 06, 2016
Announcing: A very radical library talk on a matter more urgent than even most critics dare to acknowledge. As more and more "mental disorders" are added to the ever expanding psychiatric bible "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" and more and more people find themselves on     Show more . . .


International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
December 09, 2016
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the     Show more . . .


International Anti-Corruption Day
December 09, 2016
International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.     Show more . . .


Human Rights Day
December 10, 2016
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year      Show more . . .


International Mountain Day
December 11, 2016
December 11, "International Mountain Day", was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly "encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development."      Show more . . .


International Migrants Day
December 18, 2016
Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalization, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people who have the desire and     Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2016
This year's celebration of Human Solidarity Day comes after leaders of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a new, inclusive development agenda -- succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure dignity for     Show more . . .