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Date/Location Event/Organization
Oct 20/2014
to Oct 22/2014
Quebec City, QC
ICCE2014: International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (Oct 20-22)
This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. This highly interactive conference and exposition is designed to promote information exchange among scientists, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and exhibitors involved in Clean Energy sector.

The aim of ICCE 2014 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in the clean energy technologies. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in green energy sources and technologies and ICCE 2014 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of clean energy.

Venue:  Campus of Laval University
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://www.iaemm.com/ICCE2014
For information contact:  ICCE2014
Phone:  613 830 1760
Categories:   Science & Technology
Oct 21/2014
Burlington, ON
Experience a Revolution
The event will feature the screening of Rob Stewart's latest film, Revolution, followed by a keynote presentation and audience Q & A with the Toronto-born filmmaker. Included at the event will be the presentation of BurlingtonGreen’s 2014 Eco-awards. Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, conservationist, photographer, and filmmaker from Toronto. He is one of Canada’s premiere documentary filmmakers - the recipient of many international film awards.
Admission: $25.00

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Location:  440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.burlingtongreen.org
For information contact:  jacqueline@burlingtongreen.org
Categories:   Environment
Oct 21/2014
Toronto, ON
Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XXII
Open Stage of Poetry and Music featuring poets Clifton Joseph & Barbara Erochina. Host: Bänoo Zan. Admission: $5
Barbara Erochina is part of Toronto’s WordSpell Spoken Word Collective, works at The League of Canadian Poets and recently completed the Spoken Word residency program at the Banff Centre for the Arts
Clifton Joseph is a founding member of the Dub poetry movement in Canada and has performed extensively in North America, Britain and the Caribbean. He is the author of a book of poems, Metropolitan Blues, an album of poetry and music, Oral Trans/missions, and the video, Pimps.

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sign-up for open mic: 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St., Toronto, ON
Phone:  647-726-9500
Categories:   Performing Arts
Oct 21/2014
to Oct 26/2014
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.
For the past 25 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.
The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. For six days in October, this celebration takes place in the cultural oasis of Granville Island, and continues throughout the year with the Incite reading series at the VPL, special events with leading writers and the Spreading the Word education programs at Lower Mainland schools and in small BC communities.

Venue:  Different venues (check out website)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
For information contact:  info@writersfest.bc.ca
Phone:  604-681-6330
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 22/2014
Toronto, ON
Big Business and the Re-shaping of North America
Big Business and the Re-shaping of North America by Richard Roman, Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Toronto.

Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue:  University of Toronto, Room SS-2117
Location:  100 St George St, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Business & Economics; International
Oct 22/2014
Collingwood, ON
Fed up: Be the Change Film + Discussion Series
Everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, FED UP unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know - far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. While only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; the other 70% - even those appearing thin and trim on the outside - are fighting the same medical battles. From Katie Couric, Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
Music: AnimalKyngdom featuring Pete Eastmure
Admission - $8.00 at the door

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Gayety Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.be the changefilmseries.com
For information contact:  inquiries@elephantthoughts.com
Phone:  705-444-2012
Categories:   Environment; Education; Health/Health Care
Oct 22/2014
to Oct 23/2014
Toronto, ON
Critical Creativities: Policy, Performance, Diversity and the Arts in GTA
Oct 22: Beit Zatoun - Project X: Humanity Cries is a work in progress. With Melissa Noventa, Mikhail P. Morris and Sheniz Janmohamed who explore the interplay of art, culture and politics with literary readings, live music and dance. Should art create sites of exclusively secular, civic expression - or do art and religion become mutually useful resources in a region as diverse as GTA?
Sponsored by RPS - Religion in the Public Sphere (University of Toronto) Registration is required: www.rps.utoronto.ca
Oct 23: 9:30 - 4:00 p.m. Community Research Workshop, 170 St George Street
Oct 23: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave

Time:  Oct 22: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Oct 23: 9:30-4:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  www.rps.utoronto.ca
Phone:  647 726 9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Religious; Performing Arts
Oct 23/2014
Ottawa, ON
Book Launch: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You.
With Florian Oelck
This book provides clear and accurate information about radiation so that we can all make informed choices. In clear language it offers answers to citizens' questions: What is radiation? Where do we encounter it? What are the benefits and risks? How do we develop a responsible future around the uses and abuses

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Octopus Books Centretown, 2nd Floor
Location:  251 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Health/Health Care; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 23/2014
Toronto, ON
Dirty Hands in Politics - Stained with Blood in Kobane
Speaker: Kawa Jabary who was born in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. He fled to Turkey as a result of his political activities and in 1997 settled in Canada as a refugee. Kawa has a graduate degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University.
With the appearance of ISIS/ISIL on the scene since spring 2014, the bloodshed, the events and forces at play in the "Middle East" seem more puzzling than ever and the hope for a peaceful resolution ever more remote. This insanity can be witnessed in the intensifying conflict over the Kurdish city of Kobane in Northern Syria. What is going on? What is the strategic value of Kobane and this conflict? What has the Islamic State militants attacking it; the Kurds defending it; the Turkish army simply observing it; and the US and allies so intent on bombing it?
$5 donation (suggested minimum)

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647 726 9500
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; International
Oct 23/2014
Toronto, ON
Innovation Talk - Adapting to a Changing Climate
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in extreme weather events like floods, ice storms and heat waves. Our cities are not built to cope with these extremes, and as infrastructure and natural water systems are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the need for urban dwellers and government to adapt to more frequent extreme weather events is abundantly clear.
Learn how communities and cities can become more resilient with climate change adaptation practitioners David MacLeod, Blair Feltmate and Dan Sandink.
General Admission - $5 suggest donation
Students - Free with valid student ID
Live Green Toronto members - Free

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue:  University of Toronto, St. George Campus Earth Sciences Building, Room ES 149 (basement)
Location:  5 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event
Categories:   Environment
Oct 23/2014
Milton, ON
To Make A Farm: Film
Speaker: Michael Mikulak, Network Manager for the Halton Food Council
To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores of the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students.

Venue:  Health-E-Nut Cafe
Location:  20 Martin St, Milton, ON
Phone:  905 693-6795
Categories:   Environment; Farming
Oct 23/2014
Toronto, ON
Toronto's Trees - Beyond the Ice Storm
Join us for the launch of the Discover the Don Speaker Series!
Learn about the value of, the threats to, and the action to restore, Toronto's tree canopy!
Featured presentations include:
The Economic Value of Toronto's Trees
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD
The Biological Threats to Toronto's Trees
Dr. Dawn Bazely, Professor, Department of Biology, York University

Toronto's Urban Forest: Challenges and Opportunities
Kim Statham, Program Standards & Development Officer, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto
Community Action to Protect Toronto's Trees
Daniel Larocque and Mike Jones, Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project
Moderated by Gabriella Kalapos, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership
ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Free

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  The Auditorium, North York Central Library
Location:  5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.discoverthedon.ca/speakerseries
For information contact:  Michael Charendoff mcharendoff@ttrca.on.ca
Phone:  416-661-6600 x5280
Categories:   Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
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
Website:  http://ifoa.org/festival
For information contact:  info@ifoa.org and media@ifoa.org
Phone:  416-973-4760
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 24/2014
Toronto, ON
It is Only Sound That Remains
A sound theatre performance based on the life of Ziba Kazemi. It Is Only Sound That Remains is the story of Montreal-based artist Shahrzad Arshadi coming into contact with an exceptional woman and photographer Ziba Kazemi after her tragic death at the hands of Iranian authorities in the summer of 2003.
Admission: $15.00
No entry or latecomers permitted during performance

Time:  7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647 726 9500
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2014
London, ON
VegFest London
Get your vegan snack on and enjoy live acoustic music and talks from special guests, including Abby Hopson of My Body Zen. We'll also have some fun games, because it isn't a party without party games right?
Tickets: $35.00

Time:  6:00 p.m.
Venue:  Organic Works Bakery
Location:  222 Wellington St, London, ON
Website:  http://www.vegfestlondon.com
For information contact:  Krista Kankula / vegfestlondon@gmail.com
Phone:  (519)850-1800
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Oct 24/2014
to Oct 26/2014
Windsor, ON
BookFest Windsor 2014
Literary Arts Windsor is dedicated to education, understanding, and appreciation of the literary arts by providing performances of an artistic and literary nature in public places, senior citizens’ homes, performance areas, theatres, and educational institutions. We also provide seminars on topics relating to such performances. BookFest Windsor began in 2002, and in the inaugural year welcomed 450 attendees during its one-day program. In 2012, the festival was included in Canadian Geographic’s list of top literary festivals in Canada. The festival proper has grown to a three-day event, with multiple lead-up activities, presentations and workshops. Attendance at Bookfest 2013 events numbered in the thousands.

Venue:  Different venues (check out webpage)
Location:  Windsor, ON
Website:  http://bookfestwindsor.com/
For information contact:  info@bookfestwindsor.com
Phone:  c/o 519-255-6770 ext. 4603
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 25/2014
Ottawa, ON
Glen Greenwald speaks in Ottawa
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is coming to Canada to speak about privacy, state surveillance, and its impact on Canadians at an event sponsored by rabble.ca and produced by Bill Owen of Eyestir Communications. Mr Greenwald is an American journalist, lawyer, and author, who is best known for his extensive reporting on the Edward Snowden NSA documents. His reporting exposed how spy agencies like Canada's CSEC and the U.S. NSA are conducting invasive surveillance of law-abiding citizens on a massive scale. Greenwald has worked with the CBC to reveal how CSEC monitored thousands of innocent Canadian air travellers, spied on Brazil's mining ministry, and facilitated a large U.S. spying operation on Canadian soil.
The talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by journalist Jesse Brown.
TICKETS: $35 ($20 for seniors/students with ID). Tickets are selling out fast so be sure to get yours right now.

Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  The Auditorium
Location:  440 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 25/2014
Toronto, ON
Peace Rally: Canada Out of Iraq - Stop Bombing Syria
Why we say NO to Canada's war in Iraq. We have all seen the pictures and read the reports abut the brutal sectarian group ISIS in Iraq and Syria and many people want to "do something" to stop the terror. However, the U.S. led bombing campaign, that Canada has just joined, is not going to help. Here's why we say no to the war in Iraq and Syria. It will make things worse
- Every bombing campaign kills civilians and every civilian killed means more recruits for ISIS.
- The actions of the US and its allies are legitimizing ISIS as an anti-imperial force to people in the region.
- Already, the airstrikes have led opponents such as the Jabhat al-Nusra to join in common cause with ISIS. Bombing is making these groups stronger.

Time:  2:30 p.m.
Venue:  U.S. Consulate
Location:  360 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  www.nowar.ca
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; International; Military
Oct 25/2014
Berkeley CA
Project Censored Book Release
Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Relations Coordinator Dave Maass will discuss EFF's contribution to Censored 2015, Project Censored's annual collection of under-reported news stories and related essays. Maass' piece describes the sea change in media coverage of issues around electronic surveillance in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Moe’s Books
Location:  2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley CA
Website:  http://www.projectcensored.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 25/2014
Toronto, ON
Riverside Walkfest & Urban Planning Walk
On Saturday, October 25tt, the Riverside District welcomes the city to the much anticipated 6th annual FREE Riverside WalkFEST. This year's WalkFEST has been awarded Pan Am Ignite Status, and promises to be a great day of food, fun and exercise!
The annual Riverside WalkFEST has become a tradition, with a series of curated walking tours to experience the diversity of the Riverside District. This year there are 9 unique walks led by local personalities and includes a celebration of the mural painted by renowned local muralist, Monica Wickeler.
For complete details and to sign-up for each walk please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/riverside-ignite-2015-walkfest-tickets-13312...

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue:  Riverside area
Location:  Broadview Ave / Queen St - DVP - Empire St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.riverside-to.com
For information contact:  Anjuli Solanki - walkon@riverside-to.com
Phone:  647-773-2547
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Oct 25/2014
to Oct 26/2014
Toronto, ON
Doing Jewish "Off the Grid": Politics, Identity, Spirituality
You are invited to join us for workshops and discussions, networking, and brainstorming. Non- Jewish attendees are welcome. Our intention is to create a space that recognizes the diversity of Jewish perspectives, to movement-build with the progressive Jewish community, and to generate alternative discussion around issues that do not currently hold enough space in the mainstream. This is an opportunity for those marginalized within Jewish community to come together to network, form projects, and strategize.

Locations: College St. United Church 452 College St. on Saturday
Steelworkers Hall 25 Cecil St. on Sunday
Please invite your friends through our Facebook event page.

Venue:  College Street United and Steelworkers Hall
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ijvcanada.org/
For information contact:  jewishoffthegrid@gmail.com
Phone:  416 789-5502.
Categories:   Religious; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 26/2014
Wakefield, QC
Climate Change Challenges & Community Solutions in the Gatineau Hills
A Wakefield event to learn about climate change in our region and how we can work together locally to build a more resilient future. Join concerned citizens and our political representatives as we learn from a panel of specialists about climate change impacts in our region. How can we work together locally to build a more resilient future?
Film(s) & Information Fair: 1:30-3:00 pm
Roundtable and discussion: 3-5 pm
Volunteers, Event and Table Sponsors and Donations welcome!

Time:  1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue:  Wakefield Community Centre
Location:  38 Valley Drive, Wakefield, QC
For information contact:  gary.martin (at) carleton.ca - mwesche@explornet.com
Categories:   Environment
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
Website:  http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/the-legal-toolkit/
Phone:  416-324-2792
Categories:   Environment; 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.

Website:  http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards/Shaughnessy-Cohen-Prize-for-Political-Writing.aspx
For information contact:  Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@writerstrust.com
Phone:  416-504-8222 ext. 242
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Politics & Political Organizations
Nov 5/2014
to Nov 7/2014
Amsterdam
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
Website:  http://www.ncgg.info
For information contact:  office@ncgg.info
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 (www.davaarmusic.com). 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
Website:  http://vowpeace.org/event/vow-dinner-entertainment-and-speaker/
For information contact:  info@vowpeace.org
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
Website:  http://vowpeace.org/event/canadian-voice-of-women-conference-and-agm/
For information contact:  info@vowpeace.org
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
Website:  http://vowpeace.org/event/vow-annual-general-meeting-sunday-november-9-2014/
For information contact:  info@vowpeace.org
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
Website:  http://www.coterc.com/fiesta-verde-2014.html
For information contact:  info@coterc.org
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
Website:  http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/
For information contact:  Rob McLennan: rob_mclennan@hotmail.com
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
Website:  http://vowpeace.org/event/vow-conference-and-agm/
For information contact:  info@vowpeace.org
Phone:  416-603-7915
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Environment; Women
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
Conspire
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: www.leftwordsfestival.ca

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.leftwordsfestival.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
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
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
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
Website:  http://folkawards.ca/
For information contact:  info@folkawards.ca
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
Website:  http://cjfe.org/cjfe_gala/event_info
For information contact:  cjfe@cjfe.org
Phone:  416-515-9622
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
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
Website:  http://acese.net
For information contact:  info@acese.net
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
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; 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
Website:  http://www.bchistory.ca/awards/book/index.html
For information contact:  info@bchistory.ca
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
Website:  http://www.inthedeadofwinter.com
For information contact:  hgibson@inthedeadofwinter.com
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)
Website:  http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg
For information contact:  Natalie Turvey: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca
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
Website:  http://www.filkontario.ca/index.html
For information contact:  fkoconcom@gmail.com
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
Website:  http://congress2015.ca/home
For information contact:  congress@ideas-idees.ca
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
Website:  http://www.anser-ares.ca/conference.php
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; Economic Development

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