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OCAP Speaking Series: Under the Knife: Healthcare in Ontario
January 19, 2017
Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens.      Show more . . .


City View Alternative School Open House
January 19, 2017
City View is a public alternative school in Toronto's west end, based on delivering the provincial curriculum through the lens of social justice and activism. We are a small school of 65 students and four teachers, for grade seven and eight only. Students in grade six (and their families) who might     Show more . . .


Sudbury: Come act for social justice
January 19, 2017
The Council of Canadians Sudbury Chapter formed two years ago and continues to be active in our community. We would like to invite you to a meeting to learn more about what we do. We will provide an overview of the chapter’s activities and campaigns. You can ask questions, meet with     Show more . . .


Solidarity Rally against Hate!
January 20, 2017
Let the world and our American friends know that we stand with them against hate, bigotry, climate change denial and endless war.     Show more . . .


J20 Anti-Fascist Rally And March
January 20, 2017
On Jan 20th, Donald Trump will become the President of the United States. When that happens, he will bring a dangerous collection of far-right extremists, climate change deniers, predatory billionaires, open Islamophobes, anti-semites, and white supremacists into power with him.      Show more . . .


#J20RESIST Global Day of Actions - Vancouver
January 20, 2017


The Power of Just Doing Stuff - The Transition Movement!
January 20, 2017
The Power of Just Doing Stuff - The Transition Movement!      Show more . . .


United Against Trump Town Hall
January 20, 2017
The election of Donald Trump has sent shockwaves across the globe, including here in Canada. Marginalized communities, youth and working class people are wondering what the rise of a right-wing billionaire who proudly spews racism and sexism will mean for them in the coming years.      Show more . . .


OCCUPY INAUGURATION: JOIN THE MOVEMENT OF THE 99%
January 20, 2017 to January 21, 2017
Occupy Inauguration is a mass rally and protest taking place in Washington D.C. during the Presidential Inauguration and the seven year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. January 20th-21st, 2017. We knew, no matter who was to be elected, Trump or Clinton, the voices of the 99% would be shut     Show more . . .


Transit Summit
January 21, 2017
TTCriders members and organizing partners can choose to attend for free. Regular admission is $20 to cover costs. A guest list is available for participants who find the $20 fee to be a barrier.      Show more . . .


Women's March on Washington: Toronto
January 21, 2017
Join us as we peacefully gather in solidarity with the 'Women's March on Washington'. We unite as one to let our sisters in Washington and all across the U.S. know that we see them, we hear them and that we will speak out against the reversal of any gains made for human rights.      Show more . . .


Women's March On Washington - Toronto Solidarity Event
January 21, 2017
Across Turtle Island (North America) we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the American election. On Saturday, January 21, join us for a march to unite our communities in Toronto and to speak out.      Show more . . .


Women's March on Washington (Halifax)
January 21, 2017
An inclusive, intersectional march of all genders, orientations and nationalities (and those worried about climate change), this walk takes aim at Trump's election to the White House, with event organizers saying "'Equal enough' is not enough!"     Show more . . .


Inorganic Market - electronics safe disposal
January 21, 2017
Bring your TV's, computers, phones... broken, older unused electronics for safe disposal via a certified Ontario vendor: ADL Process Electronics Recycling.     Show more . . .


Indigenous Education Week
January 22, 2017 to January 27, 2017
The 2017 Indigenous Education Week at the University of Toronto will be held from January 22nd to the 27th. Indigenous Education Week is a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and the community to participate in and learn about Indigenous knowledges, nationhood, and the diversity of     Show more . . .


Screen printing start to finish
January 23, 2017
In one class, you'll learn all the steps required to make a screen print. Topics like image separation, coating the screen and more will be discussed, and at the end you'll have your own poster to take home! Space is limited. Please email inkstormscreen@gmail.com to register. Please note that no one     Show more . . .


Halifax: imagine a Canada that respects Indigenous rights
January 24, 2017
What do you think resource extraction and development in Canada would look like if the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was implemented? Please join us for an interactive discussion panel to learn more about this important topic.      Show more . . .


Public Talk: 15,000 Years of Sea-level Change in Canada
January 24, 2017
John Shaw gives a presentation examining the causes of sea-level change, and the resulting geographic effects. With local examples like the Bay of Fundy used as a guide, Shaw highlights the future of our coastlines.     Show more . . .


Stand Together To Oppose All Pipelines
January 24, 2017 to January 26, 2017
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted preliminary approval for construction of the Nexus Pipeline to transport natural gas from the region. However, FERC officials continue reviewing plans for the Rover Pipeline, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Mountaineer     Show more . . .


Oakville-Halton Chapter Foundation Meeting
January 25, 2017
The founding meeting of the Council of Canadians’ Oakville-Halton chapter will be held on January 25 – and you’re invited!      Show more . . .


Why Should I Care About The State of Journalism?
January 25, 2017
Freedom of the press is one of the foundations of our democracy but the future of journalism is uncertain. The industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Traditional media companies are looking for new revenue models to stay afloat while the public has gotten used to getting news for free.     Show more . . .


Ethics in the Evening: Faith-Washing
January 25, 2017
Atlantic School of Theology invites you to unpack big topics at this lecture. like: "What are the ethical implications of spirituality or religion being used as marketing tools? Do faith-based or faith-friendly businesses result in more ethically or socially responsible behaviors or outcomes? "      Show more . . .


All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
January 25, 2017 to January 26, 2017
An urgent and fascinating documentary. Even if you belong to the choir it's preaching to, it has the rare distinction of being a movie you can agree and argue with at the same time. The title makes it sound like a portrait of I.F. Stone, the trend-setting investigative journalist who railed against     Show more . . .


What's The Matter With America?
January 26, 2017
Thomas Frank, author and founder of The Baffler magazine, delivers Ryerson's annual Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture. Free. Room 204.     Show more . . .


Civic Engagement: Why Activism, Politics and Community Matter More Than Ever
January 26, 2017
Former MP Megan Leslie (who's also VP of the World Wildlife Fund Canada's Oceans division) talks about how to keep fighting the good fight -- and why she thinks it's pivotal to do so.     Show more . . .


Songs Upon the Rivers: Book launch with author Sébastien Malette
January 26, 2017
Join us for an evening with author Sébastien Malette to discuss his latest book Songs Upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific.      Show more . . .


Compliance Issues for Canadian Charities - Webinar
January 26, 2017
A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for charities, employees and volunteers to focus in on the issues that     Show more . . .


International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017
January 26, 2017
Two pioneers of Holocaust remembrance who died in 2016 will be remembered as the Atlantic Jewish Council presents Remembering Elie Wiesel and Yaffa Eliach, a tribute featuring a visual display, music and readings.      Show more . . .


Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show - Jan 26 - 29
January 26, 2017 to January 29, 2017
36th Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show 'Where Farmers & Consumers Meet' 165-booth Trade Show in the Guelph University Centre (Jan. 28-29), 42-workshop program (Jan. 26-29), multiple trade gatherings, tastings, events, soirées and other network happenings.     Show more . . .


International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
January 27, 2017
Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7) by consensus condemning "without reserve" all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities     Show more . . .


Paragraph 175 Screening
January 27, 2017
To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day (which the UN General Assembly designated January 27, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau), Shaar Shalom Synagogue invites you to learn about the tragic shared history between the LGBTQ and Jewish communities as they screen "this powerful     Show more . . .


Rivers and Resonance - You Gotta Sing! Chorus
January 27, 2017
The You Gotta Sing! all ages community choir will be performing for the benefit of the Ecology Action Centre's Coastal and Water work.     Show more . . .


A Life Of Activism: Natalie Zemon Davis & Chandler Davis
January 29, 2017
The United Jewish People’s Order hosts a talk with the UJPO members and lifelong social justice activists who came to Canada during the McCarthy era in the U.S. Free.     Show more . . .


World Interfaith Harmony Week
February 01, 2017 to February 07, 2017
World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011.      Show more . . .


World Cancer Day
February 04, 2017
Each year on 4 February, WHO and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) supports Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer.      Show more . . .


International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
February 06, 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.      Show more . . .


International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11, 2017
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science.     Show more . . .


World Radio Day [UNESCO]
February 13, 2017
UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on 13 February.      Show more . . .


World Day of Social Justice
February 20, 2017
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face     Show more . . .


International Mother Language Day
February 21, 2017
International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62).      Show more . . .


Toronto Launch of Psychiatry Interrogated: An Institutional Ethnography Anthology
February 24, 2017
The Toronto launch and indeed, the premiere launch of the exciting new book Psychiatry: Interrogated: An Institutional Ethnography Anthology, ed. Bonnie Burstow. This much anticipated book launch is taking place Friday Feb 24 at 5:30 in the Nexus Lounge (12th Floor) at OISE. The book itself is the     Show more . . .


Zero Discrimination Day
March 01, 2017
At its 37th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the     Show more . . .


World Wildlife Day
March 03, 2017
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime,     Show more . . .


International Women's Day
March 08, 2017
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.     Show more . . .


International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017
What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The UN just launched 17 Sustainable     Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2017
We need to fight racism everywhere, every day. But on 21 March – proclaimed by the General Assembly as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – all eyes are on the issue.     Show more . . .


World Poetry Day
March 21, 2017
Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.      Show more . . .


International Day of Nowruz
March 21, 2017
International Nowruz Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010, at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of),     Show more . . .


World Down Syndrome Day
March 21, 2017
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.      Show more . . .


International Day of Forests
March 21, 2017
This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.      Show more . . .


Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2017 to March 27, 2017
In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24).      Show more . . .


World Water Day
March 22, 2017
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United     Show more . . .


World Meteorological Day
March 23, 2017
Various regions around the globe have faced hotter, drier, and wetter condiitons over the past few years. Fortunately, the world’s governments are now fully convinced of the scientific evidence of climate change and the need to take urgent action. More research and investment is needed for     Show more . . .


World Tuberculosis Day
March 24, 2017
In advance of World TB Day, WHO is calling on countries and partners to "Unite to End TB." This is an ambitious aim. While there has been significant progress in the fight against TB, with 43 million lives saved since 2000, the battle is only half-won.     Show more . . .


International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
March 24, 2017
The purpose of the Day is to:      Show more . . .


International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 25, 2017
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.      Show more . . .


International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
March 25, 2017
As of 15 March 2015, 33 UN and associated personnel were detained by State authorities in 15 countries. One staff member is missing and two contractors remain in the custody of abductors.      Show more . . .


World Autism Awareness Day
April 02, 2017
Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. As such, the United Nations has emphasized the need to mainstream disability in the Organization’s development agenda. Mainstreaming disability requires an integral approach in the     Show more . . .


International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
April 04, 2017
On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.      Show more . . .


International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
April 06, 2017
After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.      Show more . . .


International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
April 07, 2017
On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution (A/RES/58/234) designating 7 April, the start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. Every year, on or around that date, the United Nations organizes     Show more . . .


World Health Day
April 07, 2017
Speaking about depression and sharing stories to build communication and promote positive health practices.     Show more . . .


Global Soil Week
April 19, 2017 to April 23, 2017
The Global Soil Week is a collective process and a knowledge platform for sustainable soil management and responsible land governance worldwide.     Show more . . .


International Mother Earth Day
April 22, 2017
The General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year     Show more . . .


World Immunization Week [WHO]
April 24, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths annually. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided, if global vaccination coverage improves. Today, nearly 1 in 5 children worldwide are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases. During World Immunization Week 2016, WHO     Show more . . .


UN Global Road Safety Week [WHO]
May 04, 2017 to May 10, 2017
Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the     Show more . . .


Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
May 25, 2017 to May 31, 2017
The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 60/119 of 8 December 2005, requested the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.      Show more . . .


World Breastfeeding Week
August 01, 2017 to August 07, 2017
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support     Show more . . .


Disarmament Week
October 24, 2017 to October 30, 2017
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race,     Show more . . .


International Week of Science and Peace
November 09, 2017 to November 15, 2017
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 . . .