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Environment Haliburton! presents Elizabeth May "The Climate Criss: Where's the Action?"
August 25, 2016
Elizabeth May, Officer of the Order of Canada, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, is coming to Minden Community Centre to talk about "The Climate Criss: Where's the Action?" Admission: $10 at the door     Show more . . .


Toronto Green Market - Grand Opening - Queen West
August 28, 2016
Toronto's first annual green and eco living and lifestyle market. Bringing the best in eco fashion, sustainable food, natural beauty and home décor all to one place. Nestled in the heart of Queen West.      Show more . . .


Hydro One Not For Sale
August 28, 2016
Councillor Burnside's environmental day is on Sunday, August 28, 2016, and Hydro One Not For Sale and Keep Hydro Public will have an information booth. It is located in the Leaside High School Parking Lot at 200 Hanna Road. Hanna Road is east of Bayview Ave and west of Rumsey Rd. Entrance to the     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 . . .


Twin Oaks Communities Conference
September 05, 2016
If you live or want to live according to the values of cooperation, sustainability, and equality this conference is for you! You’ll get something out of this event whether you’re brand new to communities and cooperatives, or have been living and working in them for decades. The     Show more . . .


Theatre to Reflect and Empower Social Justice
September 05, 2016
Presented by Storybox Playback Theatre Company, Truly Connecting Playback Theatre, and We Journey Playback Theatre.      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 . . .


Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class
September 08, 2016
Global Labour Speaker Sereis, Fall 2016 -      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 . . .


Marilyn Churley speaks on her book Shameless
September 14, 2016
In the late 1960s, at the age of eighteen and living far from home amidst the thriving counterculture of Ottawa, Marilyn Churley got pregnant. Like thousands of other women of the time she kept the event a secret. Faced with few options, she gave the baby up for adoption.      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 . . .


Fragments: Art and the Explosive Remnants of War
September 15, 2016 to October 05, 2016
The Sculptors Society of Canada is pleased to present Fragments: Art and the Explosive Remnants of War, a solo exhibition by Canadian sculptor Blake Ward, Thursday, September 15 to Wednesday, October 5 at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C8. Opening reception     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 . . .


The 6th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March
September 24, 2016
The 6th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March in happening Saturday, September 24, 2016!      Show more . . .


GO GLOBAL EXPO 2016
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Are you interested in working, volunteering, studying or living overseas? Check out opportunities in more than 100 countries at the 2016 Go Global Expo! (www.letsgoglobal.ca)      Show more . . .


Revolutionary Activism Today, a socialist day-school
September 25, 2016
Revolutionaries want to transform the world. And in this day and age, who can blame us? The newspapers and social media provides us an endless feed of injustices: sexist verdicts from judges, workers laid off while CEOs cash bonuses, brutal police murders of racialized people, oil spills and climate     Show more . . .


Book Launch: Facing the Anthropocene
September 25, 2016
Facing the Anthropocene, Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System with author Ian Angus      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 . . .


Toronto launch of Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism by Tim McCaskell
September 27, 2016
How did a social movement evolve from a small group of young radicals to the incorporation of LGBTQ communities into full citizenship on the model of Canadian multiculturalism?      Show more . . .


The Canadian Urban Forest Conference 2016
September 27, 2016 to September 29, 2016
The Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC) brings together leading experts from all across the country and provides an opportunity for dialogue between professionals and community groups on innovative strategies, policies, technologies, research and best management practices.     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 . . .


Climate Change Adaptation 2016 - Fifth International Conference
October 15, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2016      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 . . .


Nature Trust 19th Annual Dinner and Auction
November 03, 2016
Join the Nature Trust, conservation partners, and friends for our 19th Annual Dinner and Auction.      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 . . .