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Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Trudeau Abandons Word in Devastating Pipeline Approval

In All Posts, Environment by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Yesterday, the Federal government approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Trudeau states that this decision was based on science and evidence, and that it will provide billions of dollars in government revenue. As 350.org states, however, “By making this decision, they have chosen the interests of the fossil fuel industry over Indigenous peoples, communities across Canada, youth, students, and climate science.”  Here’s a …

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The Best Man for the Job: The UN’s Next Secretary General

In All Posts, Gender by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By: Ruth-Anne Seburn Earlier this week the former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres, was supported by the United Nations Security Council as candidate for the next UN Secretary General. It was an unexpectedly speedy decision and is set to be elected by the General Assembly without opposition and begin his term in 2017. The news of the next UN Secretary General (SG) …

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Calling All Students… Global College Awards!

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod0 Comments

We know it’s only mid-August…students are still hopefully taking the time to relax and recuperate before the impending year begins! We don’t want to awaken you from your happy place too soon… but we figured awards submissions were a worthy cause to do so! Global College is offering four awards that you may be interested in applying for. Check out …

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‘Be Yourself’: Gender Diversity & Acceptance – for kids!

In All Posts, Gender by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Be Yourself The Plot ‘Be Yourself’ is written by Jackie Swirsky and illustrated by her 7-year-old gender creative son Jacob Swirsky and sister-in-law Jaimee Appel. Be Yourself features a gender creative child as the main character and teaches the message of acceptance.  It empowers children to be proud of themselves just as they are and be accepting of all people no …

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How Rocket Science Can Help Elders and 12 Other Ideas Worth Spreading from TEDxWinnipeg2016

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod0 Comments

The black backdrop. The bold crimson letters that stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The life-changing realizations and epiphanies that abound after a mere 15 minute session. Yes, there’s something magical about TEDTalks. If you haven’t experienced the magic of TED, clear your schedule for the day. This is more important. Here’s a link to the 20 most popular talks …

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Jumping Mouse: An Indigenous Show to Come to Winnipeg

In All Posts, Featured Articles, Indigenous by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By: Columpa Bobb (Artistic Executive Director of Urban Indigenous Theatre) There have been many exciting developments in the Aboriginal Arts community here in Winnipeg. One is that our Aboriginal Arts program has transitioned into a fully incorporated Aboriginal theatre company. In recent years, we have continued our programming for children and youth as such. We have transitioned from Manitoba’s largest Aboriginal …

Volunteer your Expertise through Spark

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The face of volunteerism has been changing – more and more, people are looking for ways to donate their expertise, though they often don’t know where to go or who to connect with. And, if they do reach out to a nonprofit organization to offer their professional skills, they are often met with “well, I’m sure we’ll need that in …

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Winnipeg’s Local Inclusion Summit #OURSUMMITWPG

In All Posts, Citizenship, Politics by Christie McLeod0 Comments

On September 17th and 18th, 2015, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman will be hosting the “Mayors National Summit on Racial Inclusion”. This is a good idea. Earlier this year, Macleans magazine wrote an article “Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst”. This article was written based on the experience that Indigenous people in this city face. The …

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Decision emphasizes that employer must avoid stereotypes and assumptions about addiction

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A Government-appointed human rights adjudicator found that a woman was discriminated against by her employer, the Northern Regional Health Authority, because it could not demonstrate that it had reasonably accommodated her disability-related needs. After reporting to work smelling like alcohol on one occasion, the woman was suspended.  Although she admitted to struggling with alcohol use and was willing to seek …

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Calling All Students… Global College Awards!

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod0 Comments

We know it’s only mid-August…students are still hopefully taking the time to relax and recuperate before the impending year begins! We don’t want to awaken you from your happy place too soon… but we figured awards submissions were a worthy cause to do so! Global College is offering four awards that you may be interested in applying for. Check out …

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How Rocket Science Can Help Elders and 12 Other Ideas Worth Spreading from TEDxWinnipeg2016

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod0 Comments

The black backdrop. The bold crimson letters that stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The life-changing realizations and epiphanies that abound after a mere 15 minute session. Yes, there’s something magical about TEDTalks. If you haven’t experienced the magic of TED, clear your schedule for the day. This is more important. Here’s a link to the 20 most popular talks …

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Christie McLeod0 Comments

#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous By: Stephanie Scott As a recent graduate in the international development field I am so pleased to be currently involved as a volunteer editorial board member for iAM. iAM, which stands for Ideas Actions Movements, is a multi-media e-magazine published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) that promotes an increased awareness and understanding of …

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Have you heard of John Prendergast?

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Mondetta Charity Foundation0 Comments

You may not know his name, but you’ve likely heard about one or more of the many projects he’s played a pivotal role in. (Read a more extensive bio here!) Our Executive Director had the opportunity to attend a talk by John at the University of Winnipeg earlier this fall, in which he led the 50 people in attendance through …

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MARL Moments: MARL Human Rights Ethics Bowl

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties0 Comments

On Wednesday, December 16, 6 teams from Winnipeg area high schools gathered at the University of Manitoba’s University College to compete in a series of debates on human rights. The participating schools were, as follows: College Pierre Elliot Trudeau Kildonan East Lord Selkirk Springfield Collegiate Miles Mac Churchill Collegiate The day was marked by a heavy snowfall, so we were …

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A Different Kind of Trick-or-Treating

In All Posts, Education, Poverty by Christie McLeod0 Comments

On Halloween, Derrek Bentley encourages high school students to trick-or-treat for clothing, non-perishable food items, or monetary donations instead of candy. This is one part of “A Homeless Night,” a project Bentley has organized for the past six years. The experiential project is designed to raise high school students’ awareness and understanding of homelessness in Winnipeg. Students learn about the …

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Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Trudeau Abandons Word in Devastating Pipeline Approval

In All Posts, Environment by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Yesterday, the Federal government approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Trudeau states that this decision was based on science and evidence, and that it will provide billions of dollars in government revenue. As 350.org states, however, “By making this decision, they have chosen the interests of the fossil fuel industry over Indigenous peoples, communities across Canada, youth, students, and climate science.”  Here’s a …

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Jumping Mouse: An Indigenous Show to Come to Winnipeg

In All Posts, Featured Articles, Indigenous by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By: Columpa Bobb (Artistic Executive Director of Urban Indigenous Theatre) There have been many exciting developments in the Aboriginal Arts community here in Winnipeg. One is that our Aboriginal Arts program has transitioned into a fully incorporated Aboriginal theatre company. In recent years, we have continued our programming for children and youth as such. We have transitioned from Manitoba’s largest Aboriginal …

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Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income

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Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income: Winnipeg Harvest urges new government to adopt BI By: Winnipeg Harvest As prices of food continue to rise daily, Winnipeg Harvest continues to see people using the food bank. Winnipeg Harvest has called on the new provincial government to adopt Basic Income so that all Manitobans have access to healthy and nutritious food. What people receive on …

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The Best Man for the Job: The UN’s Next Secretary General

In All Posts, Gender by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By: Ruth-Anne Seburn Earlier this week the former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres, was supported by the United Nations Security Council as candidate for the next UN Secretary General. It was an unexpectedly speedy decision and is set to be elected by the General Assembly without opposition and begin his term in 2017. The news of the next UN Secretary General (SG) …

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‘Be Yourself’: Gender Diversity & Acceptance – for kids!

In All Posts, Gender by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Be Yourself The Plot ‘Be Yourself’ is written by Jackie Swirsky and illustrated by her 7-year-old gender creative son Jacob Swirsky and sister-in-law Jaimee Appel. Be Yourself features a gender creative child as the main character and teaches the message of acceptance.  It empowers children to be proud of themselves just as they are and be accepting of all people no …

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Loud Voices in Winnipeg During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

In All Posts, Gender by IIWR-MB0 Comments

Winnipeggers lead the way! While there are national events being held in Ottawa during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Winnipeg is hosting 8 local events, drawing attention to the continuing need to take action against gender based violence. The campaign started in 1991, choosing the dates November 25 – International Day Against Violence Against Women – and December 10- …

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Global Health Challenges: Ebola and Infectious Diseases – Politics at the Pub Report

In All Posts, Health by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By Natalia Ivaniv As the closing event to this year’s Politics at the Pub speakers’ series, CIC Winnipeg welcomed Dr. James Strong M.D., head of Diagnostics & Therapeutics, Special Pathogens Program at the Public Health Agency of Canada, who spoke on the challenges of global infectious diseases, with special focus on the most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, where …

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Jumping Mouse: An Indigenous Show to Come to Winnipeg

In All Posts, Featured Articles, Indigenous by Christie McLeod0 Comments

By: Columpa Bobb (Artistic Executive Director of Urban Indigenous Theatre) There have been many exciting developments in the Aboriginal Arts community here in Winnipeg. One is that our Aboriginal Arts program has transitioned into a fully incorporated Aboriginal theatre company. In recent years, we have continued our programming for children and youth as such. We have transitioned from Manitoba’s largest Aboriginal …

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Call for Abstracts: A Conference of Indigenous Knowledge and Action

In All Posts, Indigenous by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Oct. 23rd-25th: Social Work Activism, Advocacy, & Agency: A Conference of Indigenous Knowledge and Action Across the nation, inquiries and reports regarding the systematic inequities of Indigenous peoples continue to pile up. In spite of the alarming findings across multiple fields – health, justice, child welfare, education, and policing – many Canadians remain complacent, largely leaving Indigenous peoples to contend with these issues. This conference provides …

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Momentum building for Shoal Lake 40’s Freedom Road

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By: Chuck Wright & Christie McLeod Friends of Shoal Lake 40 Recent announcements from the Mayor’s office and a journey with City Councillors and supporters to Shoal Lake 40 confirm that with demonstrable public support, the construction of an all-weather access road dubbed “Freedom Road” may happen as soon as this winter – which in Chief Erwin Redsky’s words is “a matter of …

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Christie McLeod0 Comments

#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous By: Stephanie Scott As a recent graduate in the international development field I am so pleased to be currently involved as a volunteer editorial board member for iAM. iAM, which stands for Ideas Actions Movements, is a multi-media e-magazine published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) that promotes an increased awareness and understanding of …

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Have you heard of John Prendergast?

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Mondetta Charity Foundation0 Comments

You may not know his name, but you’ve likely heard about one or more of the many projects he’s played a pivotal role in. (Read a more extensive bio here!) Our Executive Director had the opportunity to attend a talk by John at the University of Winnipeg earlier this fall, in which he led the 50 people in attendance through …

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MARL Moments: MARL Human Rights Ethics Bowl

In All Posts, Education, Politics by Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties0 Comments

On Wednesday, December 16, 6 teams from Winnipeg area high schools gathered at the University of Manitoba’s University College to compete in a series of debates on human rights. The participating schools were, as follows: College Pierre Elliot Trudeau Kildonan East Lord Selkirk Springfield Collegiate Miles Mac Churchill Collegiate The day was marked by a heavy snowfall, so we were …

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Two for Trudeau: Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties

In All Posts, Politics by Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties0 Comments

What are the top two human rights issues that Justin Trudeau needs to address? TWO LIBERAL PLATFORM WISHES? MAKE THAT THREE. I found it virtually impossible to select only two of the platform promises that the Liberal party should address immediately. It was because of the question that I asked myself,”Which Liberal campaign promises would alleviate the most pressing human …

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Two for Trudeau: Institute for International Women’s Rights Manitoba

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What are the top two human rights issues that Justin Trudeau needs to address? For me, the two human rights issues that the new Trudeau government needs to address would be the pervasive and continuing violence against women in Canada, particularly those involving Indigenous women and girls, and secondly the need to address access to clean drinking water for many …

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Two for Trudeau: Global College

In All Posts, Politics by Christie McLeod0 Comments

What are the top two human rights issues that Justin Trudeau needs to address? Pick the two top fundamental human rights issues the new Trudeau government should address? Yikes! Actually, a domestic choice is easy. There is no greater stain on the history of Canada than the way indigenous people have been treated over the centuries. There is no greater …

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Two for Trudeau: Council of Canadians

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What are the top two human rights issues that Justin Trudeau needs to address? Council of Canadians – Winnipeg Chapter is engaged on many social justice issues through our members’ collaboration with other groups. Peace efforts, election reform, refugee support, trade justice, climate change, water protection, living wage – these are some of the issues that the new prime minister …

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Winnipeg’s Local Inclusion Summit #OURSUMMITWPG

In All Posts, Citizenship, Politics by Christie McLeod0 Comments

On September 17th and 18th, 2015, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman will be hosting the “Mayors National Summit on Racial Inclusion”. This is a good idea. Earlier this year, Macleans magazine wrote an article “Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst”. This article was written based on the experience that Indigenous people in this city face. The …

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Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income

In All Posts, Featured Articles, Poverty by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income: Winnipeg Harvest urges new government to adopt BI By: Winnipeg Harvest As prices of food continue to rise daily, Winnipeg Harvest continues to see people using the food bank. Winnipeg Harvest has called on the new provincial government to adopt Basic Income so that all Manitobans have access to healthy and nutritious food. What people receive on …

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Could you live on $3.96 worth of food each day? Take the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge!

In All Posts, Poverty by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Classes. Exams. Projects. Extra-curricular activities. School life can be both daunting and exciting, but it all takes energy. A single person in Manitoba living on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), better known as welfare, is given an allowance of $3.96 a day for food, which must also encompass personal care/hygiene products (toilet paper, soap, hair care, shaving, etc.). Take the Plunge. Take the Pledge. The Poverty Pledge draws …

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Kigali’s Secret Shame

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By: Darcy Ataman As appeared in the Huffington Post, Nov. 19th, 2015 In 2009, I unexpectedly found myself in an illegal detention center in Gikondo, an industrial neighborhood in Rwanda. I was there attempting to secure the release of imprisoned street children whose only crime was poverty, which drove them to beg on streets and some even sold their bodies …

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A Different Kind of Trick-or-Treating

In All Posts, Education, Poverty by Christie McLeod0 Comments

On Halloween, Derrek Bentley encourages high school students to trick-or-treat for clothing, non-perishable food items, or monetary donations instead of candy. This is one part of “A Homeless Night,” a project Bentley has organized for the past six years. The experiential project is designed to raise high school students’ awareness and understanding of homelessness in Winnipeg. Students learn about the …

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Mentoring for Board Leadership

In All Posts, Poverty by Christie McLeod0 Comments

Spark match! Food Matters Manitoba’s Lissie Rappaport has been matched with Peg City Car Co-op Board President Liz Dykman in a twist on our usual mentoring match. Over the last few months, Lissie has taken on leadership of theWinnipeg Foodshare Co-op‘s Board of Directors. She wanted to make sure she does the best she can in the role, so she …

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Volunteer your Expertise through Spark

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The face of volunteerism has been changing – more and more, people are looking for ways to donate their expertise, though they often don’t know where to go or who to connect with. And, if they do reach out to a nonprofit organization to offer their professional skills, they are often met with “well, I’m sure we’ll need that in …

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Waging Peace

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By: David Newman This is one in a series of dispatches from David G. Newman, who attended the recent Rotary World Peace Conference 2016 in Ontario, California. These stories are inspired by the organizers and presenters to this peace conference and are posted by Mr. Newman on CNC as part of the process of advancing Positive Peace in Winnipeg. This article was originally …

Peace Building Team: International Advisor

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We are in need of an International representative who will be at the same time the International coordinator & advisor of our nonprofit organization. Responsibilities: -organizing fundraising events for our organization -Elaborating new ideas for the evolvement of our program -Bringing new perspective on how we can improve the way we work with the youth -Looking for volunteers who are …

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