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Date/Location Event/Organization
Oct 23/2014
to Nov 2/2014
Toronto, ON
International Festival of Authors
Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literary Award and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
For information contact: and
Phone:  416-973-4760
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 28/2014
to Oct 31/2014
Toronto, ON
Critical Creativities: Policy, Performance, Diversity and the Arts in GTA
Presented by RPS - Religion in the Public Sphere (University of Toronto)
Performances by: Denise Fujiwara - excerpts from Samida River/dance; Sashar Zarif - dance; Irene Cortes and The Gata - an improv opera
Second of two nights at Beit Zatoun exploring the interplay of art, culture and politics with literary readings, live music and dance.

Time:  7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647 726 9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Performing Arts; Music
Oct 30/2014
Toronto, ON
CAPTIVE REVOLUTION - Palestinian Women's Anti-Colonial Struggle Within Israeli Prison System
Book Launch. Author: Professor Nahla Abdo. Professor Abdo will be joined by Professors: Himani Bannerji: Professor of Sociology, York University; David Mcnally: Professor of Political Science, York University; Alan Sears: Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University.
Nahla Abdo's Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolutions, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. Abdo analyses Palestinian women's anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their treatment as political detainees.
NAHLA ABDO is an Arab feminist activist and Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647 726 9500
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations
Oct 30/2014
Toronto, ON
Legal Toolkit Workshop for Environmental Protection
The workshop will be hosted by John Swaigen of Ecojustice who has designed the session to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health. It will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively as well as the opportunities provided by law to participate in government decision-making. It will also help you to understand where the legal framework for environmental protection is absent, incomplete or otherwise inadequate so that you can work to obtain stronger laws and policies.

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  215 Spadina Avenue (Ground Floor Connector), Toronto, ON
Phone:  416-324-2792
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 5/2014
Toronto, ON
Gideon Levy: The Israel-Palestine Conflict: How will it end?
Please join us for a talk by renowned Israeli author and human rights journalist Gideon Levy.
Levy—who has written for the Israeli daily Haaretz since 1982, and is a member of its editorial board—will focus on Israelis’ and Palestinians’ respective attitudes to the conflict, and how such attitudes are shaping the conflict’s evolution, duration and outcome.
Levy has recently reconsidered his long-time support for the “two-state solution” and his opposition to the boycott of Israel. Nonetheless, he considers himself an Israeli patriot, and refuses to be intimidated by extremist opponents.
Mr. Levy is the author of two books available in Canada: Twilight Zone – Life and Death under the Israeli Occupation. 1988–2003 (2004) and The Punishment of Gaza (2010). Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize in 2008, the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001, the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997, and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.

Ticket prices are:
Students: $10 advance / $12 at the door
Non-students: $15 advance / $20 at the door
The Toronto talk is co-sponsored with the U. of Toronto Department of Near and Middle East Civilisations

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  OISE
Location:  252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 5/2014
Ottawa, ON
Rethinking Southern African Liberation: Author John S. Saul in conversation with Blair Rutherford
John S. Saul is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at York University. We are pleased to present two books with John followed by a conversation with Blair Rutherford, Director of the Institute.
Saul looks at how initial optimism has given way to a sense of crisis following soaring inequality levels and the massacre of workers at Marikana. The authors present a history of South Africa from earliest times, with today's post-apartheid society interpreted and understood in the context of and through the lens of its earlier history.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Octopus Books Centretown
Location:  2nd Floor, 251 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Categories:   International; Politics & Political Organizations
Nov 5/2014
Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: Final Deadline
Now in its fourteenth year, the prize is awarded annually for a book of literary nonfiction that captures a political subject of relevance to Canadian readers and has the potential to shape or influence thinking on Canadian political life. The winning work combines compelling new insights with depth of research and is of significant literary merit.

For information contact:  Amanda Hopkins
Phone:  416-504-8222 ext. 242
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Politics & Political Organizations
Nov 5/2014
Stand Up for Journalism
On the day or during the week of the 5 November, journalists across Europe and around the world come together in solidarity to spotlight some of the major challenges they face. The EFJ Steering Committee is proposing to highlight the situation of journalists in an increasingly concentrated media environment. New actors, including Google, threaten not only media pluralism but increasingly the survival of many freelance journalists who often only face one media employer, especially at local level. Tycoons have been buying media outlets and in many countries appear to exert media contro, especially in eastern and southeast Europe, where those involved in media are also involved in other businesses. All influence editorial control or promote a political ideology. Unions in Europe and around the world can launch initiatives or highlight a campaign in their countries as part of a European-wide week focusing on issues concerning journalists.

For the campaign to be as successful as the last year's and stand to its promises we need your full support and creative ideas! Please send all information about your activities to efj(at)ifj(dot)org.

Time:  7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Politics & Political Organizations; International
Nov 5/2014
to Nov 7/2014
The 7th international Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
The seventh Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Symposium (NCGG7), will be organized 5-7 November 2014 in Amsterdam, with a focus on “Innovations for a Sustainable Future”. We invite submission of papers and sessions with respect to four themes: (1) Innovation and Integration, (2) Sources, Sinks and Inventories, (3) Atmospheric Processes and (4) Policy Implementation. We welcome participants from science, policy and economic sectors (industry, agriculture, transport)

Venue:  Casa 400
Location:  Amsterdam
For information contact:
Phone:  0-30-232-29-89
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Business & Economics
Nov 7/2014
Ottawa, ON
'Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention' with Tings Chak
Millions of migrants live precarious lives as migrant labourers, as refugees, and as undocumented people. This thesis explores migrant detention centres in Canada, the fastest growing incarceration sector in North America's prison industrial complex, and questions the role of architectural design in the control and management of migrant bodies in such spaces. Migrants are detained primarily because they are undocumented. Likewise, these sites of detention bare little trace - drawings and photos are classified; access is extremely limited. The detention centres, too, are undocumented. The purpose of this investigation is to make visible the sites and stories of detention, to bring them into conversations about our built environment, and to highlight migrant detention as an architectural problem.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Octopus Centretown
Location:  251 Bank St. 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Nov 7/2014
Toronto, ON
Informal Dinner and Music
Music by Davaar, with members Dave McMillan, Sara Marlowe and Macbook Air, is a project to explore the intersection of acoustic and electronic music in composition and live performance ( Their activist roots has led them to play at a variety of peace marches, labour rallies and social justice events across the city.

Delicious Mediterranean style dinner catered by Ghazale

Regular $20, Students $15 All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can) Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Friends House
Location:  60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  4166037915
Categories:   Music; Women
Nov 7/2014
to Nov 8/2014
Toronto, ON
VOW Gala Awards Gala Dinner
VOW Awards Gala Dinner
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm | $75.00
Royal Canadian Yacht Club - To be confirmed

Guest speaker - Lieutenant governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell - Invited, to be confirmed

Cost $75 regular, $60 students, $100 solidarity rate (please consider an additional donation to help a student attend)
We will honour wonderful women with an awards dinner. Three awards will be handed out.

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Location:  141 St. George Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  4166037915
Categories:   Women; Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 8/2014
Toronto, ON
Annual General Meeting
9:30 am Gather, register, coffee

10:00 am Welcome comments - Ontario VOW co-chairs Mary and Kasha welcome and brief intro to National co-chairs Lyn and Janis
AGM - financial and business details

12:30pm - Lunch (included) catered by YMCA Metro Hall

1:30pm Resolutions and discussions of current issues

2:30 pm dedicated to discussing a new vision for VOW. How to survive in this economic crisis

4:30 pm closing comments - co-chairs

Regular $20, Students $15 All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can) Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

Time:  9:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue:  Metro Hall
Location:  55 John Street, M5V 3C6, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  (416) 603-7915
Categories:   Women; Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 8/2014
Scarborough, ON
Fiesta Verde - Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation
Theme This Year: "Sharing Beauty, The Migratory Birds of Canada and Costa Rica"
Fiesta Verde is the annual dinner and fundraiser for the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation. It is the event of the year that celebrates the diverse and fragile beauty of one of the most important ecosystems found on the planet, the rainforests. COTERC is working to protect rainforests through research and education but we need help to reach our goals. It is our hope that Fiesta Verde will offer you much entertainment and education while gathering funds for COTERC that will keep the Organization viable well into the future.

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Venue:  The Atrium, Toronto Zoo
Location:  361A Old Finch Ave, Scarborough, ON
For information contact:
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Nov 8/2014
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Small Press Faire
The fair usually contains exhibitors with poetry books, novels, cookbooks, posters, t-shirts, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, scraps of paper, gum-ball machines with poems, 2x4s with text, etc. Happens twice a year, founded in 1994 by Rob McLennan and James Spyker.

Time:  noon to 5pm
Venue:  Jack Purcell Community Centre
Location:  320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  Rob McLennan:
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Nov 9/2014
Toronto, ON
Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW! conference
9:30 am registration and coffee

10:00am greeting Carrie Lester ( invited)

Welcome comments - Ontario and National Co-chairs

10:15 am Â- Interactive Workshop

10:30 am - Film "Conflict and Climate Change"
10:45am - debrief film

11:00am - Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace
Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of Greenpeace
"Stopping climate change and environmental degradation are the most urgent priorities of my generation," said Kerr. "For over two decades I have worked for economic empowerment and human rights for women and the most marginalized people around the world, an agenda now undermined by climate related causes." click here for more on Joanna Kerr

11:30am Â- brief Q & A

11:45am - breakout groups

12:30pm - LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering

1:30pm - Panel Water, Food security, Militarism TBA
2:15 pm Q&A
2:30 pm Break out groups with panel members

3:15pm Solutions - Action groups

4:30pm - groups report back - Gallery Walk style

5:00 pm closing comments

Regular $20, Students $15 All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can) Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

Time:  9:30am- 5:00 pm
Venue:  Metro Hall
Location:  55 John Street, M5V 3C6, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  416-603-7915
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Environment; Women
Nov 11/2014
Ottawa, ON
'Money Logging": Book Launch with author Lukas Straumann
'Money Logging' investigates the environmental crime of the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Lukas Straumann searches not only the lost forests and the people who used to call them home, but also the network of criminals who have earned billions through illegal timber sales and corruption. Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud, current governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, as the kingpin of this Asian timber mafia, while he shows that Taib's family have profited to the tune of 15 billion US dollars. Money Logging tells of a people who have lost their home to a wasteland of oil palm plantations, pollution, and corruption - and how they hope to take it back.
A historian by training, Lukas Straumann is the executive director of the Bruno Manser Fund, a human rights and environmental organization that champions the rights of the indigenous peoples of Borneo.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Octopus Books Centretown
Location:  251 Bank St. 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  Octopus Books
Categories:   International; Economic Development; Environment
Nov 12/2014
to Nov 14/2014
Halifax, NS
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show
ACORN's conference is a three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors and businesses from across the region - and beyond!
Food Secure Canada will be hosting their 8th National Assembly from November 13 - 16 at the Marriott Halifax Harbourfront as well, providing a wonderful opportunity for joint events, conversations and a way to strengthen the ties between all of those involved in the food movement! For more information: FSC 8th National Assembly.
Johnny's Selected Seeds Flame Engineering Horticulture Nova Scotia

Time:  TBA
Venue:  Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Location:  Halifax, NS
For information contact:  Facebook Conference
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Nov 13/2014
to Nov 16/2014
Halifax, NS
Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All National Assembly
Schedule TBA
A special focus on fisheries. A wide variety of speakers and panelists. A final program of activities will be released in September. The menu is incredibly rich, with a wide variety of sessions on everything from fisheries to financialization of food. The Assembly is organized by Food Secure Canada and FoodARC at Mount Saint Vincent University, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Food Security Network and ACORN (which holds its 15th conference in the same location).

Time:  All Day
Venue:  Various locations
Location:  Mount St Vincent, Halifax, NS
Categories:   Farming; Fishing & Hunting; Food & Beverage
Nov 13/2014
to Nov 17/2014
Toronto, ON
Come out and Conspire!
Free public evening evens that celebrate and proote the work of Canadian and international writers and thinkers.
Featuring authors from Between the Lines, Fernwood Publishing, and Inanna Publications, aong others.
For full schedule of events, updates, and further information:

Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 17/2014
to Nov 18/2014
Toronto, ON
Communications Training for Environmental Issues
Solid scientific research pointing to the impacts of climate change, degraded water quality, habitat destruction and toxics have failed to mobilize sufficient public, government or corporate action to address these and a host of other environmental issues. As communicators, we are just not connecting. The Sustainability Network and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) are hosting “Public Narrative 101 Workshop”. The workshop will be facilitated by Jim Hoggan, President of Hoggan and Associates, a strategic communications firm based in Vancouver.
Jim's presentation is drawn from the work of Marshall Ganz. A veteran American civil rights organizer, Ganz cut his teeth with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement and was the lead strategist behind Obama's winning election and re-election campaigns. He is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dinner venue: tbc
To register ($100 pp):

Time:  Nov 17: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Dinner and introduction. Nov 18: :a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Workshop
Venue:  Centre for Social Innovation - Ground Floor Connector
Location:  215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Nov 18/2014
to Nov 21/2014
Digital Media Asia 2014
Digital Media Asia (DMA) has since its launch in 2009, grown to become the largest new media conference dedicated to the news publishing industry in Asia. The event offers four focussed days of conference and masterclasses and a foyer expo. The 5th Asian Digital Media Awards will be presented during the conference.

Venue:  Orchard Ballroom, Level 3
Location:  Orchard Hotel, Singapore
For information contact:
Phone:  +65 6562 8446
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 22/2014
to Nov 23/2014
Ottawa, ON
GMO Free Symposium
We are rejigging the event to Keynote Speakers from BC and their efforts.
It's $20.00 for the Keynote Speakers in the morning on 'The Science of GMO's' and CBAN's lecture on 'The Politics of GMO's' on Saturday morning; optional organic lunch that you can purchase directly from St. Paul U and a large afternoon panel including the Keynote speakers and local experts for another $15.00.

Venue:  St. Paul's University
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Health/Health Care; International
Nov 22/2014
to Nov 29/2014
Milton, ON
Digging Into Farming: Planning Your New Farm Business
Digging Into Farming is a 2-day course facilitated by a farmer who has gone through a similar process of starting their own farm business. This course is right for you if you are a new farmer who is actively committed to farming as a business and are looking for support in starting to plan your farm businesses and take those first steps.

Cost: $200 (+HST) per person or $360 (+HST) for two people from the same “farm business ” (ex: family, business partners).

Time:  2 Saturdays. 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue:  County Heritage Park (Niagara Room)
Location:  8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON
For information contact:  Rebecca Hodges /
Phone:  5198367046 x105
Categories:   Farming; Education; Economic Development
Nov 23/2014
Toronto, ON
EcoFair at the Barns
EcoFair at the Barns is a fun, family-oriented event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their homes and communities. Last year, there were more than 30 exhibitors and interactive activities. Approximately 800 people came out to learn about green initiatives and achievements in our neighbourhood and in our city, explore new ideas, and share green tips and tricks.
The event is FREE and everyone is welcome! Highlights include:
- Eco exhibits, interactive demos and workshops
- Skate swap and eco-themed book swap
- Electric car test drives
- Kids activities
- Good food!

Time:  Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Artscape Wychwood Barns
Location:  601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Categories:   Environment; Education
Nov 24/2014
to Nov 26/2014
World Young Reader Summit & Ideathon 2014
Moderator: Kukuh Sanyoto, Indonesian journalist, press fredom advocate and teacher
Straight Talk from the Indonesian Young - A panel of Indonesia Youth Ambassadors offer ideas about what could happen next for news organizations -- and to build a nation. Organized by SPS, the Indonesian Publishers Association.
Teaching Values with the News - Launch of new guide for Indonesia that is partly based last year's winning entry from The Straits Times of Singapore.
The nationwide efforts - an update. Representatives of SPS, the Indonesian publishers association
World Young Reader Prize presentations
News Literacy and Us: Why we should be paying very close attention.
The latest best practice in in smart partnership strategies. The latest in best practice in digital-first strategies. The Ideathon a (re)introduction
THE IDEATHON continues with presentation of some promising intentions

Time:  all day
Venue:  The Westin
Location:  Nusa Dua, Bali
Categories:   Education; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Nov 25/2014
New York City
International Press Freedom Awards
The 2014 awardees are Burmese journalist Aung Zaw, founder and editor-in-chief of The Irrawaddy, which was branded an “enemy of the state” by the former military regime and still comes under pressure from the current Burmese government; Siamak Ghaderi, Iranian freelance journalist and former editor and reporter for the Islamic Republic's official news agency IRNA, who was released in July after spending four years in prison; Mikhail Zygar, editor-in-chief for the Russian independent TV channel Dozhd, which provides a rare alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal stations; and Ferial Haffajee, editor-in-chief of City Press in South Africa, who has faced fierce criticism and threats of violence against herself and her staff for critical stories published under her leadership. CPJ will present Jorge Ramos, co-anchor on Univision News since 1986, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom.
7:30 p.m. Reception, hosted by Reuters
10 p.m. Post-dinner reception, hosted by Google
Black Tie
To purchase tickets to the dinner, please call Buckley Hall Events at +1 914-579-1000 or CPJ’s Development Office at +1 212-300-9021.

Time:  7:30 p.m.
Venue:  The Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf-Astoria
Location:  New York City
For information contact:
Phone:  +1 212-300-9032
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 26/2014
Collingwood, ON
Be the Change Film + Discussion Series: Dam Nation
Exploring changes in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders, to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, returning primeval spawning grounds to salmon and other wild fish after decades without access. Dam Nation’s majestic cinematography moves from conquest of the natural world through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, into a metamorphosis in values and a knowing of ourselves as part of nature.
Musical Guest: Jason Redman
Admission - $8.00 at the door

Time:  7:15 p.m.
Venue:  The Gayety Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON
For information contact:  Elephant Thoughts / inquiries (at)
Phone:  705-444-2012
Categories:   Environment
Nov 26/2014
to Nov 28/2014
Toronto, ON
Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar
The conference will focus on further wind energy market development in Canada and will offer a crucial update on cutting-edge technologies, new projects and finance.
This strictly B2B event will offer ample opportunities for business networking and promoting your company within the expo.
Located in the networking area exhibition offers 25 table-top exhibition stands where leading wind energy companies will present their technologies and solutions for the industry.
Conference objective: Over 150 top wind energy industry executives will convene in Toronto at the Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar 2014. This strictly B2B exposition and conference focuses on commercial opportunities and challenges brought about by the sustained growth of energy demand in the countries located within the Canada. Canadian Wind Energy Conference presents the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and services to top decision-makers representing the whole of the wind energy sector in the region. Whether you are launching a new product, building your brand awareness, successful targeting new customers or cementing existing relationships with clients Canadian Wind Energy Conference is ideal to assist you in successful reaching these objectives.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Nov 27/2014
to Nov 29/2014
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Folk Music Awards
The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards have a few categories that apply to folk and roots music but they offer only a restricted view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from our community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved.

Location:  508-B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  613-560-5833
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage
Dec 3/2014
Toronto, ON
2014 Gala of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE Press Freedom Awards)
At the CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting, we feature stories that we would never have known about if people had not risked their jobs, their freedom or even their lives to tell us. This annual event is an opportunity to hear these stories and pay tribute to some of these brave individuals. Each year CJFE honours courageous journalists and citizens who defend press freedom and free expression in Canada and internationally.

Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  100 Front St W, M5J 1E3, Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  416-515-9622
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 13/2014
to Nov 13/2014
Oakville, ON
Halton Green Screens: End of the Line
Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. Oceans without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the world, how hi-tech fishing vessels leave no escape routes for fish populations and how farmed fish as a solution is a myth. The film lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.
Following the film, there will be a discussion on local fish populations.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Oakville Mews Cinema (formerly Encore)
Location:  171 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON
Categories:   Fishing & Hunting; Economic Development; Environment
Dec 16/2014
to Dec 17/2014
Kuala Lumpur
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Conference
ACESE 2014 - Asian Conference on Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The aim of ACESE'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. ACESE'14 will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions who will demonstrate new and exciting research in the fields.

Location:  Kuala Lumpur
For information contact:
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Dec 17/2014
to Dec 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Renewable Energy
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014, the country's Leading renewable energy event organized by McHewel Investment Group, will be held from the 17th - 19th December 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre under the theme "Increasing Energy Capacity with Sustainable renewable sources".
The event will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors, who will gather to debate a new energy future for Canada.
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014 takes place in partnership with Canadian Association for Renewable Energies, as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Canadian Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank from both the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 3,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Dec 26/2014
to Dec 28/2014
7th International Congress of Environmental Research
To provide a platform to academicians, professionals, industrialists, environmentalists, researchers and activist from all over the world for interaction and exchanging their views in order to enhance their knowledge in the field of environment.

R.V. College of Engineering
Mysore Road, R. V. Vidyanikethan Post
Bangalore-560059, Karnataka, INDIA

Venue:  Mysore Road
Location:  R. V. Vidyanikethan Post, Karnataka,
For information contact:  Professor Dr. Subhash C. Pandey /
Phone:  918067178128
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
Dec 31/2014
Victoria, BC
Deadline for British Columbia Historical Federation Writing Competition
Each year, the British Columbia Historical Federation invites submissions for its Annual Historical Writing Competition to authors of British Columbia history; and the winning author is awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.

Location:  Victoria, BC
For information contact:
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jan 21/2015
to Jan 24/2015
Halifax, NS
The dead of winter music festival
The In the Dead of Winter festival is an acoustic based festival that will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada annually on the last weekend of January. The goal of the festival is to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of acoustic music in the Atlantic Region, Canada, and the United States. It is of particular importance to the festival to not only celebrate the excellence of our musicians but to also provide venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience.
The In the Dead of Winter Music Festival is organized by a small group of musicians and event producers.

Venue:  Various Venues
Location:  Halifax, NS
For information contact:
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Apr 4/2015
The Landsberg Award (part of CFJ Awards)
Description: The Canadian Journalism Foundation supports and rewards excellence in Canadian journalism through its annual awards program and by supporting recognition programs run by other organizations. The recipients are presented their awards at the annual CJF Awards, held in June. The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

Time:  Deadline for The Lansberg Award (parto of CFJ Awards)
For information contact:  Natalie Turvey:
Phone:  416-955-0394
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Women
Apr 16/2015
to Apr 19/2015
Hamilton, ON
Ontario's Science Fiction and Fantasy Music Festival
FilKONtario is a festival of music that is inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and many others. The musical influences run from trad folk to last week's chart-topper. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun.

Location:  Hamilton, ON
For information contact:
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
May 30/2015
to Jun 4/2015
Ottawa, ON
Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 84th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  275 Bank St, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:
Phone:  613-238-6112 (dial 0)
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 3/2015
Ottawa, ON
8th Annual Conference of Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, promising to be an engaging and provocative conference.

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; Economic Development

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