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We’re (Sort of) Back!

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Hello! We have missed you all ever so dearly. This past spring, we announced our hiatus, temporarily pausing our events calendar, opportunities portal, and blog to allow us to strategize and consider the next phase of the Human Rights Hub. If you follow us on social media (here’s our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), you’ve heard from us here and there. There are so many events and great initiatives happening, and we’ve tried to relay some of those to you over the last several months. …

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Update: We Might Be a Little Bit Quieter Over The Next Few Months…

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From its inception, the Human Rights Hub was conceived as a one-stop shop for learning about local human rights events, opportunities, and organizations. Since launching our site in October 2015, we have shared over 3,000 local human rights events on our calendar, launched a master list with over 300 organizations working in the human rights sector, brought on many volunteers, shared hundreds of local human rights stories on social media, and helped promote local job and volunteer opportunities in this …

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50 Years of Festivities: A Milestone for the Festival du Voyageur

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Winnipeg winters can sometimes feel very long—and very cold! One great thing about winter, however, is the many notable events that still occur throughout the city during these chillier months, including the annual Festival du Voyageur! This year, the 10-day winter festival is taking place from February 15th-24th, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Before delving into what is in store for this year’s event, let’s take a look back at how this beloved winter festival became what it is …

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Voices of Winnipeg: The Biggest Human Rights Issues of 2019

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We heartily believe that Winnipeg is the human rights capital of Canada. Entering into the new year, we wanted to see what Winnipeggers think are the biggest human rights issues of 2019. I headed downtown and chatted with several people – here’s what they had to say!   Indigenous Rights Many people responded to my question with a persistent Canadian human rights issue: Indigenous rights. Winnipeggers demonstrated their commitment to taking action on Indigenous rights earlier this year when hundreds …

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10 Winnipeg Businesses That Give Back to Help Others

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While Winnipeg is known to be a generous city and socially conscious hub with countless non-profit organizations doing amazing work, the role of businesses in the development of human rights in our city is often overlooked. We’ve put together a list of ten local businesses looking beyond profit to promote a better future. 1. Parlour Coffee’s Partnership with Main Street Project For most of 2018, Parlour partnered with Main Street Project. After the central coffee shop was shook by a …

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Call for Human Rights Volunteers!

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Would you like to gain experience working in the human rights sector? The Human Rights Hub was launched in 2015 through an Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship granted to Christie McLeod and Global College by the Winnipeg Foundation. Since then, it’s become a recognized local platform for learning about human rights events and opportunities in Winnipeg! If you like writing… We’re looking for volunteers to join our team as bloggers! Each blogger will be responsible for contributing one post (of approx. 600-800 …

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Calling All Artists to Challenge Racism: 2018 Anti-Racism Arts Festival Winnipeg

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The Anti-Racism Festival is held in a different city across Canada every year. In 2018, the festival is coming to Winnipeg! The Anti-Racism Arts Festival Winnipeg is taking place this month and is open to all from Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Participants are encouraged to create art pieces that work to challenge racism. Examples: photos, posters, campaigns, memes, digital illustrations, paintings etc. Open to all ages. The winners will receive monetary prizes. Amateurs and Professionals. This event is free of charge! In addition …

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Volunteers Needed for Just a Warm Sleep!

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By: 1JustCity We’re back for our second year of Just a Warm Sleep and looking for volunteers! Many in our city are struggling with basic necessities, at 1JustCity we seek to provide folks with supports from socks, to meals, to advocacy and a lot of hugs! You could say that we serve lots of love with a side of food and programming.  You make that possible – your compassion keeps our doors open, your energy makes the spaces inside warm and welcoming. …

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Winnipeg Snow Angels

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Take Pride Winnipeg! is partnering with local high schools to match student volunteers with seniors in need. We launched the Snow Angels in September 2016, and were overwhelmed by the response from seniors. Please note that the number of seniors we are able to help will depend on the number of student volunteers we are able to recruit each year, so this service is not guaranteed. Be a good neighbour! If you have a senior on your block, and you …

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Happy Birthday – To Us!!!

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One fateful morning in 2014, I sat down with Tolu Ilelaboye, the Youth Engagement Coordinator for the Winnipeg Foundation at the time. Dean Peachey (then-Executive Director of Global College) and I had put together an application for the Winnipeg Foundation’s Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Program, so Tolu had invited me down to her office for an interview. The very first question she asked me in the interview was, “Why do you want to create a human rights website in Winnipeg?” I told …

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Vote to Help Us Create a Human Rights Speakers Bureau!

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Over the last several years, Winnipeg has seen a significant increase in public awareness and interest about human rights issues. Winnipeg, with the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights dominating the skyline, has been internationally recognized as a Canadian centre for human rights. Winnipeg’s human rights connection is not only clear in its infrastructure, but more importantly, in its community. Winnipeggers are joining together and forming groups, planning events, circulating petitions and taking other notable actions to stand together toward …

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Calling All Volunteers: Join Our Team!

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Are you looking to gain experience in the human rights sector? Are you passionate about human rights? If so, consider joining our team! This fall, we’re looking for a group of volunteers to join our team and help us expand and improve the work we’re doing. With nearly two years under our belt now (our birthday’s next month!), we’ve had a bit of time to reflect on our original vision and the services we provide. From the get go, our …

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 the future, but what we really need right now is…” That disconnect is where Spark comes in. For over 10 …

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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 posted on Community News Commons as part of his series, Creating Positive Peace. To read more stories from David, click here. …

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 able to travel so that they can work on ground with the children. Qualification: All bachelor and Master’s degrees are …

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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 treatment, the employer refused to let her return to work unless she agreed to abstain entirely from alcohol.    Initially she …