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Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow and Arts Festival
June 23, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Join us on Saturday June 23 for a fun filled day at our Annual Traditional Pow Wow. Free event, open to public. There will be traditional dancing and drumming, craft vendors and information tables, food and drink sales, Red Pepper children's activity area. This year APTN has partnered with us to     Show more . . .


Ride4Real Food
June 24, 2018
Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Humber River recreational trail to raise funds for better food access. 20 km and 35 km rides.     Show more . . .


Fearsome and Familiar: Buddhist Majoritarianism and Anti-Muslim Attacks in Sri Lanka
June 25, 2018
Since Sri Lanka declared its war on the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam over in 2009, coordinated mass attacks by Sinhalese Buddhists on Muslims have been on the rise. Perpetrators have included monks and the police. How do these ongoing attacks flow from the historic anti-Muslim violence of 1915,     Show more . . .


Unsettling the Word – Biblical Experiments in Decolonization – book launch
June 25, 2018
The event will feature a panel of contributors, readings, and copies will be on sale. For generations, the Bible has been employed by settler colonial societies as a weapon to dispossess Indigenous and racialized peoples of their lands, cultures, and spiritualities. But is it possible for the     Show more . . .


Reclaim the Streets Rally and March
June 25, 2018
In memory of women who have died on the streets - Stop the Violence, Reclaim the Streets!      Show more . . .


Triumph Over Torture: International Day In Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2018
June 26 is The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that torture is a cruel violation of human rights. Rehabilitation empowers torture victims to resume as full a life as possible. However,     Show more . . .


Mind the Funding Gap: Transit Financing in Los Angeles County and Metro Vancouver
June 26, 2018
Across North American cities, the demand for better public transit is pervasive, yet many local governments lack the sufficient revenue tools to finance the construction of new infrastructure. To resolve this dilemma, some localities have turned to citizens directly, proposing temporary earmarked     Show more . . .


International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26, 2018
By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.      Show more . . .


International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2018
Torture seeks to annihilate the victim's personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. Despite the absolute prohibition of torture under international law, torture persist in all regions of the world. Concerns about protecting national security and borders are increasingly used to     Show more . . .


Defeating Ford's agenda: Let's get organized!
June 26, 2018
A new political reality in Ontario under Doug Ford means we need new ways to fight back. How do we escalate our current struggles? How do we change our organizing strategies to address new threats? How can we build bridges between movements, and find accomplices in unlikely places?      Show more . . .


Logo of the United Nations Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
June 27, 2018
This year on 27 June we celebrate for the first time the Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Those enterprises, which generally employ fewer than 250 persons, are the backbone of most economies worldwide and play a key role in developing countries.      Show more . . .


Naomi Klein - Toronto book launch and discussion
June 27, 2018
Another Story Bookshop and Haymarket Books present the Toronto launch for: The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein      Show more . . .


Naomi Klein - Toronto book launch and discussion
June 27, 2018
Another Story Bookshop and Haymarket Books present the Toronto launch for: The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein      Show more . . .


Pride Movie Night Fundraiser
June 27, 2018
Our Pride & Solidarity Committee is co-hosting a movie-night fundraiser with the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF)! We're going to be screening the movie Pride, a 2014 comedy based on a true story of allyship between lesbian and gay activists and labour unions.      Show more . . .


People’s Rally on Queen’s Park
June 30, 2018
This is a march to support public services, communities, and marginalized groups of people across Ontario. People across Ontario- young people, old people, academics, activists, workers, artists, healthcare professionals, teachers, parents, and everyday people from all over the province will come     Show more . . .


Bike City: How industry, advocacy & infrastructure shaped Toronto’s cycling culture
June 30, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Showcasing vintage bicycles, artifacts, and archival photos, BIKE CITY tells the story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto. Almost a million Torontonians ride today but sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and citizens for 130+ years.     Show more . . .


Damming The Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam- A discussion with Wendy Holm
July 10, 2018 to July 19, 2018
Chapter members of The Council of Canadians Pacific Region welcome Author Wendy Holm to discuss her new book Damming The Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam.      Show more . . .


Gladue Analysis & Truth and Reconciliation
July 11, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation will host a two-day conference. The purpose of this event is to promote education and awareness of the Gladue Principles / Analysis & the justice sector Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report.     Show more . . .


Matthew Flisfeder - #Rithmic Desire: PlatFORMing Capitalism and the Ideology of the Present
July 12, 2018
Recent Marxian theories of social media are varied, ranging from studies of platform ownership structures to state and corporate surveillance to the exploitation of user or "prosumer" "labour". This session of The Capitalism Workshop takes social media platforms to be a heuristic device for     Show more . . .


ECOSPHERE - environmental and Green Housing fair
July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
With more than 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers, the first edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau ECOSPHERE Fair will be the most complete and important environmental event. Organic foods, health, green housing, new technologies, electric cars tryouts and a Hemp festival.     Show more . . .


World Youth Skills Day
July 15, 2018
Portrait of a young truck driver, Bangladesh. World Bank/Scott Wallace      Show more . . .


Nelson Mandela International Day
July 18, 2018
Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, and     Show more . . .


Drawdown Energy Summit: Empowering our response to global warming
July 25, 2018
Learn about electricity generation sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help empower humanity's response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .


International Day of Friendship
July 30, 2018
Our world face many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.      Show more . . .


United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2018
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 . . .


World Breastfeeding Week
August 01, 2018 to August 07, 2018
The World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the     Show more . . .


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 09, 2018
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000     Show more . . .


Conscious Minds Camp
August 10, 2018 to August 13, 2018
You're invited to come and join us for a week or weekend to envision, learn, and explore!      Show more . . .


International Youth Day
August 12, 2018
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.      Show more . . .


Writers at Woody Point
August 14, 2018 to August 19, 2018
The Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. This year, as in the past, the event will be hosted by     Show more . . .


World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2018
"Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict. On this day we also take a moment to honour the brave health and aid workers who are targeted or obstructed as they set out to help people in need,     Show more . . .


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23, 2018
The date 23 August marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which, on proclaiming its independence reverted to its original Amerindian name: Haiti. The uprising conveyed a universal demand for freedom that transcends     Show more . . .


Drawdown Buildings and Cities Summit: Building our response to global warming
August 29, 2018
Learn about building and city sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help build humanity’s response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .


International Day of Charity
September 05, 2018
In the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015, the United Nations recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The Agenda also     Show more . . .


International Literacy Day
September 08, 2018
International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's     Show more . . .


World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
September 10, 2018
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.      Show more . . .


International Day of Peace
September 21, 2018
The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.      Show more . . .


The Word on the Street
September 23, 2018
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations, workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books     Show more . . .


United Nations International Day of Older Persons
October 01, 2018
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals' attitudes,     Show more . . .


International Day of Non-Violence
October 02, 2018
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 Teachers' Day
October 05, 2018
Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during last year’s edition. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main     Show more . . .


World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2018
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, 2018
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 17, 2018
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski —     Show more . . .


Disarmament Week
October 24, 2018 to October 30, 2018
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which kicks off on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (24 October), was first called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly's 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). The document called for abandoning the use     Show more . . .


World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 10, 2018
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was     Show more . . .


World Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 12-19 November 2018, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise     Show more . . .


World Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 12-19 November 2018, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise     Show more . . .


World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2018
Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being     Show more . . .


United Nations International Day for Tolerance
November 16, 2018
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and     Show more . . .


Universal Children's Day
November 20, 2018
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2018
One of the most devastating human rights violations      Show more . . .


World AIDS Day
December 01, 2018
"The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030… On this World AIDS Day, I call for a renewed commitment to finish what we have started and to make the AIDS epidemic a thing of the past." — Secretary-General António Guterres      Show more . . .


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 02, 2018
Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour, debt     Show more . . .


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2018
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the     Show more . . .


International Volunteer Day
December 05, 2018
International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental     Show more . . .


World Soil Day
December 05, 2018
Soil is the upper layer of earth, a mixture of organic and inorganic matter, in which plants grow.      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, 2018
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 . . .


Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of     Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2018
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda is centred on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease. It will be thus be built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.      Show more . . .