Connexions Calendar

The Connexions Calendar
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Date/Location Event/Organization
Dec 5/2014
to Dec 5/2015
International Volunteer Day
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. Through the Online Volunteering service, volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organizations over the Internet. Every day thousands of people are volunteering, online or on-site, contributing to peace and development, working to achieve the MDGs and engaging people to shape the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

IVD 2014 is a global celebration honouring people's participation in making a change at all levels - locally, nationally and globally.

On IVD 2014, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets - but pay special tribute to the participation of people in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally.

For information contact:  http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/
Categories:   Government & Public Sector
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 26/2014
to Dec 28/2014
Karnataka,
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,
Website:  http://www.icer14.jerad.org/
For information contact:  Professor Dr. Subhash C. Pandey / icer14.jerad@gmail.com
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
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
Toronto, ON
Cowboys & Cowgirls Ride the Red Rocket!
The theme "Cowboys & Cowgirls Ride the Red Rocket" recognizes Pembina's Alberta roots while celebrating its work to advance transportation and urban solutions in Ontario. The unGALA is always fun and informal - cowboy hats provided.

Time:  06.00 pm
Venue:  The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
Location:  789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.pembinaungala.ca/
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Transportation & Travel; Environment
Jan 21/2015
to Jan 23/2015
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.

Venue:  Canadian Exhibition Centre
Location:  255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com/?mid=171
For information contact:  info@canadianexhibitions.com
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
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
Jan 22/2015
to Jan 22/2014
Webinar: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller
Gord Miller is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario; the province's independent environmental watchdog. In this one-hour webinar, he will present his perspective and his advice to ministries on several issues in the news this past year. You will be able to submit questions during the Q and A session. Register today to learn about the Commissioner's findings on:

- Commercial logging in Algonquin Park
- Protection for Ontario pollinators from neonicotinoid pesticides
- Air pollution and a First Nations community in Sarnia
- Compliance efforts to control industrial pollution in Ontario
- Health of farm soils

Time:  2.00 pm
For information contact:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6732113247047236354
Categories:   Environment
Jan 27/2015
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
The observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme "Journeys through the Holocaust". This theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ultimately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future generations.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2014/calendar2014.shtml
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 29/2015
to Feb 1/2015
Guelph, ON
Guelph Organic Conference 2015
This event started with a simple launch - an afternoon seminar dreamed up by a couple of grad students on the Guelph campus in the winter of 1982. The student group "Guelph Ag. Alternatives" ran it for years, then it became a larger event when a coalition of non-profits assumed the management in 1992. Since 2003, the Annual Conference & Expo has been organized and promoted by a federal non-profit corporation - 'Organic Food Conferences Canada' - managed by representatives of 16 public sector, non-profit organic groups (see Offical Sponsors/Conference Organizers at the SPONSORS page).

Venue:  Guelph University Centre
Location:  University Centre, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Food & Beverage
Feb 1/2015
to Feb 7/2015
World Interfaith Harmony Week
World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011.

World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution A/RES/65/5PDF document adopted on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to support during that week the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world's churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/interfaithharmonyweek/
Categories:   Religious
Feb 6/2015
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
On 20 December 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/67/146 in which it
"Calls upon States, the United Nations system, civil society and all stakeholders to continue to observe 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and to use the day to enhance awareness- raising campaigns and to take concrete actions against female genital mutilations".

Though the practice has persisted for over a thousand years, programmatic evidence suggests that FGM/C can end in one generation. While UNICEF currently works in 22 countries on the elimination of FGM/C, since 2008 UNFPA and UNICEF have collaborated on the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change in 15 of those countries in West, East and North Africa.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/index.shtml
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Women
Feb 20/2015
World Day of Social Justice
he General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/
Categories:   Social Policy; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 20/2015
to Feb 22/2015
Philadelphia
Poly Living 2015
2015 10th Annual Poly Living Polyamory Conference

Poly Living is a place to learn relationship skills that support healthy polyamorous relationships, to connect with like minded people, explore possibilities and have fun.

Since 2005 when George Marvil hosted the first Poly Living Conference in Philadelphia, it has been the best place to warm up your winter with fun, learning and polyamory community. Whether you are new to polyamory and wanting to find out more, a professional interested in helping clients or an experienced poly person looking to have fun with old friends, Poly Living is a great place to learn, explore and connect with real people.

Fabulous Keynote Speaker
Friday Night Party and Entertainment
Educational and fun workshops
Time to socialize, learn and explore

Early Registration Price is Just $99* for Full Weekend Conference.
Early Registration Ends December 15, 2014 - Regular price is $125

Conference Registration Includes:PL2011Mim
Friday night Keynote
Dance Reception and Entertainment
Workshops by Experienced Presenters

***Call us about special group discounts***

Location:  Philadelphia
Website:  http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/polyliving/philadelphia/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Sexuality
Feb 21/2015
International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Feb 25/2015
Collingwood, ON
Be The Change Film + Discussion Series - A Will for the Woods
Be The Change Documentary Film Series was created in 2008 to educate and inspire the local community into action where it relates to our fragile ecosystem and what each of us can do to help preserve it. Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation and Elephant Thoughts are working together along with other community partners to provide the audience with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of some of the most important ecological and social justice issues facing our local area and the communities of planet Earth. Proceeds support local programs and initiatives at Blue Mountain Watershed Trust and Elephant Thoughts. To support the series as a volunteer or a sponsor please contact Christy Deere at 416-824-3837 or christy@leap2learn.com

Time:  6:30PM
Venue:  The Gayety Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.elephantthoughts.com/be-the-change-film-series/
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 1/2015
Zero Discrimination Day
Zero Discrimination Day is the opportunity to celebrate everyone's right to live a full and productive life with dignity - no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. By joining hearts and voices, individuals, communities and societies can transform the world every day and everywhere. Zero Discrimination Day is a moment to highlight how everyone can become informed and promote tolerance, compassion and peace.

Website:  http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/20131126zerodiscrimination/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 8/2015
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/
Categories:   Women; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 21/2015
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on March 21 each year. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination's negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.
Various activities and events are arranged in many countries worldwide on this day. Previous activities included a webcast from the UN headquarters on March 21 featuring special appearances of UN leaders. Such events aim to help young people voice their opinions, find ways to fight racism, and promote tolerance in their communities and in their lives.

Young people also have the option of posting their opinions regarding discussions on human rights and racial discrimination at Voices of Youth, which is UNICEF's online bulletin board for young people. Contributors to Voices of Youth come from different parts of the world including Jamaica, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines. Other activities include essays, photo projects, and published articles that promote the fight against racial discrimination.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 21/2015
International Day of Forests
This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.
Activities expected to take place on the International Day include tree-planting and other community-level events, and national celebrations including art, photo and film as well as social media.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 21/2015
World Poetry Day
In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 21/2015
to Mar 27/2015
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24).

On this occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/week.shtml
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 22/2015
World Water Day
Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources.
Join us in this celebration and spread these messages:
1. Water requires energy and energy requires water.
2. Supplies are limited and demand is increasing.
3. Saving energy is saving water. Saving water is saving energy.
4. The "bottom billion" urgently needs access to both water and sanitation services, and electricity.
5. Improving water and energy efficiency is imperative as are coordinated, coherent and concerted policies.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/
Categories:   Environment; International
Mar 24/2015
International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
The United Nations (UN) holds a special day to promote a human rights issue on March 24 each year. This day is called the "International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims".
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, invites all Member States, international organizations and civil society organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day in an appropriate manner.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 24/2015
to Mar 26/2015
Del Mar, California
Annual Fair Trade Federation Conference
The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.
The Federation envisions a just and sustainable global economic system in which purchasing and production choices are made with concern for the well-being of people and the environment, creating a world where all people have viable economic options to meet their own needs. We seek to alleviate poverty by continually and significantly expanding the practice of trade that values the labor and dignity of all people.

Location:  Del Mar, California
Website:  http://www.fairtradefederation.org/
For information contact:  Renee Bowers
Phone:  rb@fairtradefederation.org
Categories:   Business & Economics
Mar 25/2015
Collingwood, ON
Be The Change Film + Discussion Series - Years of Living Dangerously Episode #6 - Winds of Change
Be The Change Documentary Film Series was created in 2008 to educate and inspire the local community into action where it relates to our fragile ecosystem and what each of us can do to help preserve it. Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation and Elephant Thoughts are working together along with other community partners to provide the audience with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of some of the most important ecological and social justice issues facing our local area and the communities of planet Earth. Proceeds support local programs and initiatives at Blue Mountain Watershed Trust and Elephant Thoughts. To support the series as a volunteer or a sponsor please contact Christy Deere at 416-824-3837 or christy@leap2learn.com

Time:  6:30PM
Venue:  The Gayety Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.elephantthoughts.com/be-the-change-film-series/
Categories:   Environment
Mar 25/2015
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 25/2015
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members has taken on even greater importance in recent years, as attacks against the United Nations intensify. This is a day to mobilize action, demand justice and strengthen our resolve to protect UN staff and peacekeepers, as well as our colleagues in the non-governmental community and the press.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/detainedstaffday/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
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 8/2015
to May 10/2015
Denver
Rocky Mountain Poly Living
Bringing together the people who love more.

Location:  Denver
Website:  http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/polyliving/pl-denver-2014/attachment/2015denverbannerrm/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Sexuality
May 25/2015
to May 31/2015
International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 60/119 of 8 December 2005, requested the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

In the UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is defined as a Territory "whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government".

In 1946, several UN Member States identified a number of Territories under their administration that were not self-governing and placed them on a UN list. Countries administering Non-Self-Governing Territories are called administering Powers. As a result of the decolonization process over the years, most of the Territories were removed from the list.

It urged the administering Powers concerned to take effective measures to safeguard and guarantee the inalienable rights of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories to their natural resources, including land, and to establish and maintain control over the future development of those resources, and requests the Administering Powers to take all necessary steps to protect the property rights of the peoples of those Territories.

It also urged all States, directly and through their action in the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system, to provide moral and material assistance to the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nonselfgoverning/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
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 2/2015
to Jun 5/2015
Ottawa, ON
Society for Socialist Studies Conference 2015
The theme of the 2015 CFHSS Congress is 'Capital Ideas.' The theme of the 2015 Society for Socialist Studies Conference is Kapital Ideas: analysis, critique, praxis. Join us for four days of wideranging and engaged analysis and dialogue.

Kapital Ideas are theories and analyses that help point us toward a better world through critique of the unequal, violent and exploitative one we now inhabit. They take inspiration from the author of Das Kapital, though they range widely over many issues which include ecology and political economy, gender and sexuality, colonization and imperialism, communication and popular struggles, but also movements and parties, hegemony and counterhegemony, governance and globalization and, of course, class struggle and transformation. Kapital Ideas are interventions that contribute to what Marx, in 1843, called the 'self-clarification of the struggles and wishes of the age'. In an era of deepening crisis and proliferating struggles, of grave threats and new possibilities, the need for these ideas, and for the praxis they can inform, could not be more acute.

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://conferences.uvic.ca/index.php/sss/sss2015
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Business & Economics
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
Jun 15/2015
to Jun 19/2015
Winnipeg, MB
Human Rights and Peace
Join us for "Human Rights and Peace" at the 2015 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Clint Curle. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit.

"Human rights concepts and practices have the potential to contribute to peace. This course will examine how this potential is helped and impeded by governments, the UN, NGO's, religious groups, corporations, and activists. The course will also explore the ways international and regional human rights mechanisms work in practice and the use of these norms to legitimize armed conflict."

Venue:  Canadian Mennonite University
Location:  500 Shaftesbury BLVD, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://csop.cmu.ca/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 16/2015
to Jun 21/2015
Darlington, MD
Free Spirit Gathering XXX
Who's invited?

You. You'll meet people walking all kinds of paths -- Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Pagans, Vodouisants, Santeras, Polytheists, Monotheists, Pantheists, Atheists, Animists... you get the idea. You don't have to be of a particular path or practice to join us; you just have to respect the paths and practices of your fellow members of this sacred community.

What's happening?

Classes and workshops for everybody, for kids, for teens, and for adults, rituals, sweats, concerts and performances, merchants, and drumming and dancing by the lakeside fire circle.

Venue:  Ramblewood Retreat Center
Location:  2564 Silver Road, Darlington, MD
Website:  http://www.freespiritgathering.org/
For information contact:  http://www.free-spirit.org/contacts.php
Categories:   Religious
Jul 15/2015
to Jul 17/2015
Barcelona, Spain
5th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation
The aim of ICEPR'15 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. Through the fifth conference, a great opportunity to share knowledge and expertise will be created by taking advantage of the synergy that was formed in preceding conferences. ICEPR'15 will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions who will demonstrate new and exciting research in the fields.

Location:  Barcelona, Spain
Website:  http://icepr.org
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 1/2015
to Aug 7/2015
World Breastfeeding Week
Celebrated every year in more than 170 countries, World Breastfeeding Week aims to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for newborns up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.

This year's theme is "Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers", highlighting breastfeeding peer counselling, an approach that tackles the sharp decline in breastfeeding rates and practices in the weeks or months after delivery, particularly exclusive breastfeeding.

Website:  http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/news_events/events/2013/world_breastfeeding_wee
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; Women
Sep 14/2015
to Sep 16/2015
Ottawa, ON
ICCE2015: International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
The ICCE2015 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICCE 2015 conference. ICCE 2015 takes place in Ottawa, Canada. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. It provides a spectacular environment for meeting and networking.

The objective of the conference is to explore the innovations and latest accomplishments in the areas of Clean Energy and to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in the clean energy technologies.

ICCE 2015 is an opportunity to network with some of the world's leading scientists, and to experience the vibrant culture and to explore the natural wonders of Ottawa.

Venue:  TBA
Location:  TBA, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://icce2015.iaemm.com/Home.php
For information contact:  ICCE2015@iaemm.com
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment
Sep 17/2015
to Sep 20/2015
Toronto, ON
Natural Health Food & Products Conference: CHFA 2015
The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada's largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products.

Showcasing the best of the industry. For almost 50 years, CHFA has set the standard for showcasing natural and organic products through the industry's most prestigious events. They are dynamic events where education, innovation and networking opportunities come together. Retailers, suppliers, and industry experts gather to celebrate the best of what we do.

CHFA East is Canada's largest conference and trade show for the natural health and organics industry. It's the place to meet the industry's top manufacturers, distributors and brokers, face-to-face.

With more than 800 exhibits on our 95,000 square-foot show floor, there's always something new to discover. For retailers, this event is the year's biggest showcase of innovative new products and educational seminars.

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Location:  255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.chfa.ca/tradeshows/
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Trade
Oct 24/2015
to Oct 30/2015
Disarmament Week
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament.

In 1995, the General Assembly invited governments, as well as NGOs, to continue taking an active part in Disarmament Week (resolution 50/72 B, 12 December 1995). It invited the Secretary-General to continue using United Nations information entities as widely as possible, to promote a better understanding among the public of disarmament problems, and the aims of the Week.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disarmamentweek/
Categories:   Military; International
Nov 11/2015
to Nov 17/2015
World Science Day for Peace and Development
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/week.shtml
Categories:   Science & Technology

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