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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.  …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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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 …