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Sep 9/2006
to Dec 31/2007
Toronto, ON
Carlos Garaicoa
Carlos Garaicoa is Cuba’s leading contemporary artist. His architectural models, renderings, drawings, videos and photos explore his desire for Utopian architecture.

Time:  Mondays - Fridays: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturdays/Holidays: 9 am - 4 pm; Sundays: 10 am - 4 pm
Venue:  Royal Ontario Museum
Location:  100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rom.on.ca
For information contact:  Visitor Services
Phone:  416.586.8000
Categories:   Design; Arts & Culture; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Oct 21/2006
to Jan 7/2007
Toronto, ON
Italian Arts and Design: 20th Century
Spanning the period from 1900 AD to the present, the exhibition brings together works of 20th century Italian design, which have profoundly affected art and design in Europe and North America. This exhibition was produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum.

Time:  Mondays - Fridays: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturdays/Holidays: 9 am - 4 pm; Sundays: 10 am - 4 pm
Venue:  Royal Ontario Museum
Location:  100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rom.on.ca
For information contact:  Visitor Services
Phone:  416.586.8000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Design
Dec 26/2006
to Jan 1/2007
Toronto, ON
Déco Lalique
Drawn from the ROM's glass collection, close to 100 original René Lalique glass and contemporary glass objects influenced by the French artist explore the popularity of Lalique's Art Deco-style glass in Canada in the 1920s and 30s.

Time:  Mondays - Fridays: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturdays/Holidays: 9 am - 4 pm; Sundays: 10 am - 4 pm
Venue:  Royal Ontario Museum
Location:  100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rom.on.ca
For information contact:  Visitor Services
Phone:  416.586.8000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Arts & Culture
Jan 10/2007
Toronto, ON
Breakfast Meeting with the Scarborough Chamber of Commere
Experience the Power of Dedicated Networking! 1) You will be seated at two different tables during this breakfast meeting. 2) Introduce yourself and your company to the people around your first table. A facilitator will be present at each table to ensure you make the most of your networking time. 3) Move to your assigned second table and connect with an entirely new group of people. This networking event is a great opportunity to meet new contacts and grow business relationships!

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Centennial College Residence & Conference Centre
Location:  940 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Categories:   Business & Economics
Jan 13/2007
Toronto, ON
Social Justice Forum with Linda McQuaig
Linda McQuaig, journalist and bestselling author of, “It’s the Crude, Dude: War, Big Oil and the Fight for the Planet,” will speak to students on social justice at a forum hosted by the Centre for Social Justice at the University of Toronto. The forum "Social Justice: From Rhetoric to Action" will also feature workshops and a panel with members of leading NGOs, including Leslie Jermyn of Global Aware, Grahame Russell of Rights Action, and journalist Justin Podur of ZNET. The closing reception will feature a performance by the Toronto-based band LAL.

Time:  1pm
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Location:  252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.socialjustice.org
For information contact:  Rachel Brewer/Sume Eyoh
Phone:  (416) 927-0777
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 17/2007
Brampton, BC
Protecting Kids Online Presentation for Parents & Educators
Samantha Wilson a highly sought after expert in child and family safety will present a keynote presentation on Protecting Kids Online which will put the spotlight on how parents can keep their kids safe while enjoying the benfits of technology. Samantha is an internationally recognized expert on child and family safety, author and speaker who shows parents how they can have control over their kids safety without using scare tactics. She is a former police officer, mother and founder of Kidproof Canada and is constantly called upon by media and corporations for her expertise in issues relating to child safety.

Time:  7:00-9:00pm
Venue:  Robert H. Laagerquist Sr. Public School
Location:  105 Richvale Drive North, Brampton, BC
For information contact:  Andrea Murphy
Phone:  604-541-9264
Categories:   Children & Youth
Jan 19/2007
Scarborough, ON
Procurement Series - Municipal Government
How to do Business with the City of Toronto The Toronto Board of Trade is pleased to present the second of a four-part Procurement series. This interactive breakfast will offer insight on the Municipal Government and how to do business with the City of Toronto. The information shared will focus on - Procurement requirements - Solicitation of bids - Selection and contract awarding process - Vendor responsibilities Don't miss this tremendous opportunity to heighten your business profile and market your services. To learn more on how you can do business at the Municipal Government level. You will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to purchase a vendor's booth or order tickets, please call (416)439-4143.

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Venue:  Centennial College Residence & Conference Centre
Location:  940 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Categories:   Business & Economics
Jan 21/2007
to Jan 27/2007
National Non-Smoking Week
Celebrates the end of a successful year in tobacco control in Canada, which included such highlights as an increasing number of municipalities going smoke-free and the launch of many cessation and prevention programs. National Non-Smoking Week also represents the beginning of a new year, one that will see governments, health organizations and charities, volunteers and tobacco control advocates preparing to work together and lead the ongoing fight against a local and global public health epidemic.

Venue:  Robert Walsh
Website:  http://www.cctc.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 23/2007
Toronto, ON
Power Series
Angus Bruneau, Chairman of the National Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science and Technology He has served as Chairman of Fortis for the past 18 years. Dr. Bruneau also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfoundland Power from 1986 until 1990, at which time he became Chairman of the Board of Newfoundland Power. From 1987 to 1996, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Fortis. Dr. Bruneau also served as a Director on the Boards of Maritime Electric and Fortis Properties. For more information, visit our website at www.bot.com/events

Time:  11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Categories:   Business & Economics
Jan 24/2007
Toronto, ON
Get Connected Networking
Expand your business networks with the Toronto Board of Trade Get Connected Networking events. This breakfast, dedicated completely to networking, encourages Board of Trade members to develop productive business relationships and gain access to the professional networks of other participants. There will be a promotional table for you to display your business cards and other materials. Also, be prepared with a 30-second “commercial,” on yourself and your business, to share in our introductions around the room.

Time:  7:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Jan 29/2007
Toronto, ON
119th Annual Dinner
A Toronto Business Tradition Guest Speaker: Jim Balsillie, Chairman & Co-CEO Research in Motion Ltd. The Toronto Board of Trade's Annual Dinner has featured some of the most innovative and thought-provoking business and community leaders combined with entertainment and fine dining. This year is no exception. We are pleased to present Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO of Research in Motion as this year's guest speaker. He was recently honoured by Financial Post Magazine as the Outstanding Business Executive of the Year and named the Canadian International Executive of the Year by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.bot.com/events

Time:  5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Jan 31/2007
Stewart Wong
John Alexander Media Awards
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada established the John Alexander Media Awards to honour John Alexander, a long-time volunteer with the MS Society. It recognizes outstanding achievement in writing and broadcasting about multiple sclerosis and pays tribute to the late John Alexander’s contribution to increasing public awareness of MS in Canada. Deadline of submission: January 31, 2007 Eligibility: Entries must have been aired or published in general circulation media between September 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006

Location:  Stewart Wong
Website:  http://www.mssociety.ca
Jan 31/2007
Toronto, ON
Technology Innovators Breakfast Series
Guest Speaker: Bill Morris, Managing Director Accenture, Canada Bill will highlight outstanding Canadian and international ICT performers and will provide his insight on what it takes to succeed in an intensely competitive and consolidated marketplace. He will share his forecast for the next wave of technology and discuss Accenture’s findings from a global study, encompassing over 6,000 companies, focused on high performance business and high performance information technology. For more information, visit our website.

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade's Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416 439 4143
Feb 6/2007
Toronto, ON
Special Presentation from Anne Golden
Guest Speaker: Anne Golden, President and Chief Executive Office of The Conference Board of Canada The Toronto Board of Trade in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada presents Anne Golden, President and Chief Executive Office of The Conference Board of Canada to launch its four-part report, Mission Possible: Sustainable Prosperity for Canada. Our speaker, Anne Golden, will focus her presentation on making a winning case for Canada's cities.

Time:  11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade's Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Categories:   Business & Economics
Feb 8/2007
Toronto, ON
HR Seminar Series
Understanding & Using Compensation Surveys – Advanced Session Guest Speaker: Andrea Friesen – Mungall Consulting Group Please visit our website for more information on this event. * Continental breakfast and lunch included

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade's Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Categories:   Business & Economics
Feb 14/2007
Toronto, ON
HR Seminar Series
Creating a Positive HR Brand Within Your Organization Guest Speaker: Fiorella Callocchia, HR Impact Please visit our website for more information on this event. * Continental breakfast and lunch included

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Feb 14/2007
Toronto, ON
Procurement Series - Healthcare
How to do business in the Healthcare Sector Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Venue: event details The Toronto Board of Trade is pleased to present the third in a four-part procurement series. Join keynote speaker, Sarah Friesen, Vice President, Operations for Plexxux for this interactive breakfast session that will offer insight on the healthcare sector and how you can become a supplier of choice. Sarah currently leads a team that provides purchasing and logistics support for 12 Toronto hospitals and healthcare organizations, with an annual purchasing power in excess of $500 million. Her industry knowledge will allow for a variety of invaluable networking and information exchange opportunities. Register today for this breakfast to heighten your business profile, market your services and ask the relevant questions that will help drive your business productivity. Please note: This event was previously held in North York and Scarborough and is new to the Downtown Centre.

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade - Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Feb 14/2007
Toronto, ON
The Who's Who of Entrepreneurs
Put Your Networking Skills on Steroids! Guest Speaker: Robin J. Elliott Find out how you can do business with almost everyone in the room. Discover the secret to getting people to seek you out to do business with you, regardless of your products or service. Learn to leverage your time and resources. During this motivating and eye-opening presentation, Robin J. Elliott will personally share his nineteen years of international Joint Venture experience with small and medium sized businesses. Robin had been officially included in the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs and is an honoured member of America's Who' Who of Outstanding Professionals.

Time:  7:30am - 9:30am
Venue:  Centennial College Residence & Conference Centre
Location:  940 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-862-5205
Feb 16/2007
Toronto, ON
Empowering Women
The Toronto Board of Trade, together with TELUS, is pleased to present the inaugural Empowering Women event. This full day interactive session will feature some of Canada's most influential business and political leaders, and will be hosted and moderated by CBC News' Wendy Mesley. From keynote speakers to panel discussions, this event is intended to inspire, motivate, educate and unleash the power to achieve greater heights among all those in attendance.

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Centre for the Arts - North York
Location:  5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Feb 17/2007
89 Chestnut Street, ON
Growing Up Organic
GROWING UP ORGANIC CONFERENCE: Organics - Beyond the Hype A day long conference of policy makers, nutritionists, agriculture and children’s environmental health experts presenting on the state of the food we eat, its impacts on children, and discussing how organics is making a difference. Keynote speaker is Wendy Mesley of CBC, followed by informative sessions with speakers such as Thomas Pawlick, Author of The End of Food, Ellen Desjardins, Nutritionist formerly with Toronto Public Health, Kathleen Cooper, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Rick Smith, Author of the Environmental Defence Canada report, Toxic Nation. Register at www.cog.ca, includes organic lunch and snacks throughout the day, $110 (before Jan 15 $95), COG members and students, $100 (before Jan 15 $85).

Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:  University of Toronto, 89 Chestnut Street, ON
Website:  http://www.cog.ca
Phone:  1-888-375-7383
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Food & Beverage; Children & Youth
Feb 21/2007
Toronto, ON
Breakfast Meeting with the North York Chamber of Commerce
Experience the Power of Dedicated Networking! 1) You will be seated at two different tables during this breakfast meeting. 2) Introduce yourself and your company to the people around your first table. A facilitator will be present at each table to ensure you make the most of your networking time. 3) Move to your assigned second table and connect with an entirely new group of people. This networking event is a great opportunity to meet new contacts and grow business relationships!

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  TBA
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Feb 28/2007
to Mar 1/2007
Toronto, ON
Transpo 2007 Conference & Exhibition
CITA's 91st Annual Meeting and Conference will feature sessions on transportation policy, escalating fuel costs, the importance of risk management, significant trends in international freight, the annual buying trends survey and benchmarking presentation. There will be lunch speakers both days as well as the annual Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony.

Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cita-acti.ca
For information contact:  Ms. Denise Fata
Phone:  613-726-1577
Mar 13/2007
Toronto, ON
Succession Planning Toolkit for Business Owners
Succession Planning Toolkit for Business Owners Have you taken the necessary steps to plan for the future of your business? Canada's small and medium sized enterprises face a crisis in succession - to the point that the future of Canadian independent business hangs in the balance. According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the majority of Canada's small and medium sized business owners plan to leave their business within the next ten years, yet most of them have not taken steps to plan for the future of their business. Our panelists will cover a number of different facets of succession planning as well as provide an opportunity for questions from the audience. Guest panelists for this breakfast event include: * Bryan Walker, CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants * Israel Mida, Leader Private Company Services, GTA PricewaterhouseCoopers * David Wilton, Director, Small Business Banking, Scotiabank * Corina Weigl, Partner, Trusts, Wills, Estates, and Charities Group, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Newly released by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Succession Planning Toolkit for Business Owners will be available for purchase at a special discounted rate sponsored by CICA.

Time:  7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade - Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 14/2007
Scarborough, ON
Scarborough Chamber of Commerce Dedicated Networking Breakfast
The Power of Dedicated Networking Networking, whether through business associations or other means, is the most prevalent and cost effective way for small and home businesses to attract new and repeat sales. Networking and "word of mouth" advertising together are seven times more likely to bring in business than all forms of tradition advertising and direct mail combined. The Toronto Board of Trade and the Scarborough Chamber of Commerce are welcoming working professionals from all sectors and industries to attend a breakfast networking session that will offer the opportunity to make new contacts, exchange business cards and share ideas on how to help with individual business and career development. Attendees will have the chance to visit various tables during this session and introduce themselves to other professionals at each table. A facilitator will be present to ensure the most is made of the networking time.

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Centennial College Residence & Conference Centre
Location:  940 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 20/2007
Etobicoke, ON
Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Building Businesses After Hours Guest Speaker: Cleo Chmielinski and T.L. Bonnar of Avalon Woods - Health Club for Mature Adults Come join other Board of Trade members for an evening of networking and enjoy a tour of the new Avalon Woods - Health Club for Mature Adults. Have a chance to talk to the staff about their programming and future plans. Avalon Woods is exclusively focused on the health, wellness and fitness of the mature adult with specialized equipment, thoughtfully and beautifully designed facilities, and tailored programs. www.avalonwoodsclub.com

Time:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Avalon Woods - Health Club for Mature Adults
Location:  1000 Islington Ave.Unit 4A, Etobicoke, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
For information contact:  Gwen
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 20/2007
Toronto, ON
HR Seminar Series
Get Ready For Year-End Performance Review Process Guest Speaker: Lynda Mungall, Mungall Consulting Group Most managers would rather do just about anything than give employees performance feedback. And yet, research tells us that employees want and value feedback. Goal setting and employee reviews, when effectively delivered, actually enhance performance. Learn from the experts Lynda Mungall of Mungall Consulting Group will provide the appropriate tools to improve the value of your organization’s performance management system. This one-day workshop is designed to be interactive, providing participants with the opportunities to practice resolving “real life” performance problems. Key topics will include: - The importance of effective performance management processes - Developing appropriate and motivating SMART performance objectives - Giving performance feedback in difficult situations - Diverting a performance issue to the discipline track This insightful and informative seminar is an absolute must for all levels of HR advisors.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 23/2007
Toronto, ON
2007 After the Budget Breakfast - Etobicoke
This session will include a recap of the newly released provincial budget by local M.P.P's. There will also be a panel representing the Etobicoke business community to ask questions about the budget and how we as the business community will be affected by the newly released information.

Time:  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Visit our website
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 23/2007
Scarborough, ON
2007 After the Budget Breakfast - Scarborough
This session will include a recap of the newly released provincial budget by local M.P.P's. There will also be a panel representing the Scarborough business community to ask questions about the budget and how we as the business community will be affected by the newly released information.

Time:  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Variety Village
Location:  3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 28/2007
Toronto, ON
Get Connected Networking
Expand your business networks with the Toronto Board of Trade Get Connected Networking events. This breakfast, dedicated completely to networking, encourages Board of Trade members to develop productive business relationships and gain access to the professional networks of other participants. There will be a promotional table for you to display your business cards and other materials. Also, be prepared with a 30-second “commercial,” on yourself and your business, to share in our introductions around the room.

Time:  7:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 29/2007
Toronto, ON
Black Business and Professional Assocation in Partnership with the Toronto Board of Trade
An Evening of Networking The Toronto Board of Trade is proud to partner with the Black Business and Professional Association to bring you an evening of cocktails, excellent food and networking! Come and meet fellow business professionals that can help your organization succeed. The Toronto Board of Trade has partnered with various organizations to present a valuable forum for members to build their personal and professional connections, apply new skills and further develop existing ones to maximize their business in areas such as networking, negotiating, sales and career management.

Time:  5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 29/2007
Scarborough, ON
Scarborough Chamber of Commerce presents Business After Hours
Building Businesses After Hours The Toronto Board of Trade and the Scarborough Chamber of Commerce welcomes working professionals from all sectors and industries to a Business After Hours. Join us for an evening of great networking and the opportunity to make valuable new contacts, exchange business cards and share ideas on how to help with individual business and career development. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Time:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue:  Canyon Creek Chophouse
Location:  430 Progress Avenue Scarborough, Scarborough, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Mar 30/2007
Toronto, ON
Technology Innovators Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Wade Oosterman, President, Bell Mobility and Bell Distribution Inc. Chief Brand Officer, Bell Canada The Toronto Board of Trade is pleased to present Wade Oosterman, as our next speaker in our Technology Innovators Breakfast Series, a showcase for Toronto's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) community. Mr. Oosterman will share his point-of-view about new technologies and how to use them to improve business. He will also speak about his experiences in the technology industry and ways technology can be used to increase profits. Mr. Oosterman leads Bell Canada’s wireless business, retail and distribution channels. As Chief Brand Officer, Mr. Oosterman leads the strategy and direction of one of Canada’s most trusted and recognized brands. A 20-year veteran of the telecom industry, Mr. Oosterman began his career in telecommunications as an executive with Bell Cellular Distribution Services Inc., which became the largest sales agent for Bell Mobility’s predecessor company, Bell Cellular. No Ties Required!

Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade - Downtown Centre
Location:  1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bot.com/events
Phone:  416-439-4143
Apr 1/2007
to Apr 2/2007
Vancouver, BC
Forum for International Trade Training - 10th Annual Conference – Set Your Sights on the World!
FITT’s Annual Conference brings together international trade experts to share strategies and resources that will help you be on the leading edge of global business. Find… strategies and solutions to key issues you face in the day-to-day practice of international trade. Connect… with Certified International Trade Practitioners (CITPs) – Canada’s elite in global business – and key players from across the international trade spectrum. Develop… your skills and networks to gain a greater competitive advantage. Program Highlights: -Hot topics include: “Border & Security Issues”, “The Pacific Gateway Strategy”, “Ethical Sourcing”, and “Developing Partnerships in Asia” -Networking opportunities -Annual Gala Dinner

Venue:  The Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver Hotel
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.fitt.ca/conference/2007
For information contact:  Micheline Bélanger
Phone:  1.866.775.1817
Categories:   Business & Economics; International; Trade
Apr 11/2007
to Apr 13/2007
Halifax, NS
14th Annual National CAGP-ACPDP™ Conference
Join us in Halifax and participate in Canada’s foremost conference on gift planning. Learn from experts in topics ranging from tax law to marketing your charitable giving program. There are over 60 sessions to choose from. The Canadian Association of Gift Planner’s national conference is the ultimate networking experience and the place to discover the latest trends in gift planning from industry leaders. Whether you’re new to gift planning or a veteran, the National CAGP-ACPDP™ Conference has something for everyone.

Venue:  Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Location:  1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.cagp-acpdp.org/ancon_frame.htm
For information contact:  Diane Laundy
Phone:  866-296-5882
Categories:   Education
Apr 12/2007
Toronto, ON
Tyndale University Colllege hosts Public Lecture on " Emotional and Spiritual Recovery from Addiction"
Tyndale University College will host a public lecture, "Emotional and Spiritual Recovery from Addiction: Testing Secular & Spiritual Forgiveness Therapies" which will be delivered by Dr. Kenneth Hart, an expert whose research involves the three-way interface of clinical-health psychology, positive psychology and addictive behaviours. This free public lecture will be held on April 12, from 1:15pm - 2:30pm. at Tyndale University College in Room 2085. At the public lecture, Dr. Hart, psychology professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor, will present evidence to show that addicts who practice forgiveness enjoy a life-enhancing quality of recovery and that alcoholics who are struggling to stay sober can be taught how to forgive. Dr. Hart's therapeutic intervention study compares the well-known Enright Forgiveness Program (EFP; Enright & Fitzgibbons, 2000) with a new Spiritual Forgiveness & Repentance (SPIRIT-FR) program. Modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the SPIRIT-FR program facilitates the search for spiritual meaning by encouraging clients to engage in forgiveness and repentance-related aspects of the AA ‘steps’ program. "The ‘cancer of bitterness’ is destructive for the mind, body and soul of angry people in 12-Step recovery from addiction. It also ruins relationships to others and to God. Perhaps forgiveness can serve as an antidote for ‘white-knuckled’ abstinence, " says Dr. Hart. "Research findings showed that participants in both treatment programs enjoyed long-term benefits in terms of their ability to forgive their worst offender and in terms of their motivational readiness to repent for their own transgressions. The sustained improvement on forgiveness was greater for clients in the SPIRIT-FR condition." Currently, Dr. Hart is collaborating with Dr. Paul Wong, psychology professor at Tyndale University College, among others, to plan a CIHR grant application. If successful, the grant will fund a clinical trial to study the comparative benefits of exposing recovering alcoholics to brief motivational interventions designed to prevent relapse following discharge from professional treatment. Tyndale University College & Seminary has been a major centre of Christian higher education in Canada since 1894. The longest-established school of its kind in the country, Tyndale is an undergraduate and graduate institution whose 1,200 students represent some 40 different denominations. The non-publicly funded Tyndale was accorded university status in Ontario in 2003. In addition to its religious degrees, Tyndale offers BA and BA (Hons.) degrees in the humanities, social sciences and business. Additional information is available at www.tyndale.ca.

Time:  1:15p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Venue:  Tyndale University College & Seminary
Location:  25 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www. tyndale.ca
For information contact:  Jacqueline Getfield
Phone:  416-226-6380
Categories:   Education; Science & Technology; Health/Health Care
Apr 25/2007
to May 28/2007
Ottawa, ON
CANCER: It's About Prevention. It's About Time!
Please join us at the landmark national conference, CANCER: It's About Prevention. It's About Time! at the University of Ottawa, May 24-27, 2007. Over half of all cancers are preventable. Prevent Cancer Now and the Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Coalition are co-sponsoring this national conference in Ottawa to develop practical plans for action to stop the cancer epidemic in Canada. The conference will include outstanding keynote speakers, regional organizing, 18 participatory workshops, plus the launch of "Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic" (New Society Publishers). . Full conference registration is $250 ($300 after April 22) with day rates available; accommodation at University of Ottawa is $33 to $55 per person per night (available to those who register before April 22). For more information & to register, visit: www.preventcancernow.ca

Time:  May 24-27, 2007
Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.preventcancernow.ca
For information contact:  Liz Armstrong
Phone:  519-833-7202
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Environment
Apr 26/2007
to Apr 27/2007
Building on Our Vision: A Working Meeting to Create the Lung Health Framework
This meeting, to be held in Ottawa over a two-day period, represents the launch of a wide public engagement and development process to create a national action plan to improve lung health.

Categories:   Health/Health Care; Environment; Government & Public Sector
Apr 30/2007
Toronto, ON
Driving Success / Balancing Life
AIC presents Ray Pons, Growth Coach on how to earn more and work less: This hands on, interactive session introduces the principles of achieving dramatic business growth while creating greater balance in life: more free time, increased freedom and enhanced personal fulfillment. In short: Earn more, Work Less and Enjoy Life. Ask yourself the following? Are you truly committed to increasing sales, and growing your business? " Do you want to make more sales in less time with more energy leftover for your life? " Do you want to make a sale or make a fortune?

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Crowne Plaza Hotel
Location:  1250 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.aiconsult.ca
For information contact:  Keith Thirgood
Phone:  416-410-8163
Categories:   Business & Economics; Skills & Training
May 1/2007
to May 31/2007
Car Care Month
Car Care Month and the "Be Car Care Aware" Campaign "Be Car Care Aware" is a consumer education campaign about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. The campaign’s goal is to build awareness and knowledge to prepare consumers to make sensible decisions about their vehicles. Built around three key message areas of safety, the environment and protecting your vehicle investment, the campaign is spearheaded by Car Care Canada. Car Care Canada is a non-profit advocacy group that is the leading source for research, education and communication about the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The campaign has a special focus during Car Care Month in May and Car Safety Month in October.

Venue:  national
Website:  http://www.carcarecanada.ca
For information contact:  Katherine Power
Phone:  905-827-4345
Categories:   Automotive & Cars; Environment
May 1/2007
to May 31/2007
MS Awareness Month
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada organizes national and local activities to increase public awareness of multiple sclerosis. Numerous MS Society chapters honour outstanding women with MS as MS Mothers of the Year. Throughout May, MS Society volunteers also take part in fund raising events. The MS Carnation Campaign enables Canadians to help fund MS research and services by buying carnations from volunteers in their local communities. In many parts of the country, the popular Super Cities WALK for MS and residential campaigns are also underway.

Website:  http://www.mssociety.ca
For information contact:  Stewart Wong
Phone:  416-967-3025
May 3/2007
to May 4/2007
Montreal, QC
Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation...How to Know if Your Learning is Meeting Business Needs
Bilingual presentations will cover critical measurement and evaluation topics through practical case studies and sharing of best practices. Return to your organization better prepared to advance the benefits of workplace learning through: assessment tools, teams, transfer of training, evaluation of informal learning, enhancing ROI and conflict management. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for workplace learning and performance professionals to gain new knowledge and to network. Cirque du Soleil will present the opening keynote session. Find out how their leadership brought the organization from engagement to deployment to outcomes. Audiences marvel at the incredible dexterity and skill of the performers, but also at the coordination and teamwork necessary to lead an organization whose employees represent 40 nationalities and speak 25 different languages!

Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm with option dinner on May 3
Venue:  McGill International Executive Institute
Location:  1001 Sherbrooke St.West, Montreal, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cstd.ca/symposium
For information contact:  Jane MacDonald
Phone:  1.866.257.4275 ext.21
Categories:   Skills & Training; Management; Government & Public Sector
May 3/2007
to May 5/2007
405 Spray Avenue
Strengthening the Bond: Collaborating for Optimal Patient Care - inter-professional conference
Recognizing that optimal health care requires collaboration among health care workers, Alberta's pharmacists, physicians and registered nurses are hosting a groundbreaking inter-professional conference. The conference will demonstrate the efforts being made to strengthen inter-professional relationships to promote better patient care in Alberta. Program themes will focus on: Working together collaboratively Organizational and structural issues Change management Evidence of effectiveness Integrated education Case studies

Venue:  Conference Secretariat
Location:  The Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue
Website:  http://www.buksa.com/strength
Phone:  AB
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Pharmaceuticals/Drugs
May 6/2007
to May 9/2007
Collingwood, ON
OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference
This annual conference brings together drinking water professionals from across Ontario and beyond. The theme for the 2007 conference is "Building Our Sustainable Future." Through plenary and technical sessions the focus will be on policy, technolgy and infrastructure to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water. Included in the event is a trade show with more than 100 exhibitors.

Venue:  Blue Mountain Resort & Conference Centre
Location:  Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.owwa.ca
For information contact:  Glenn Powell, Director of Communications, OWWA
Phone:  905-464-6200
Categories:   Environment; Government & Public Sector; Science & Technology
May 8/2007
to May 25/2007
Calgary, AB
Light The Way Home for a Happy Ending
Mark National Missing Children's Day with Direst Energy Happy Endings Gala Dinner. Guest speakers Melissa Hawach and Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong. Proceeds go to the Missing Children Society of Canada. If you can't join us for this exciting event please remember to turn your porch light on May 25 to Help Light The Way Home for missing children everywhere.

Time:  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue:  Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Location:  133 9th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.mcsc.ca
For information contact:  Liz
Phone:  403-291-0705
May 9/2007
to May 11/2007
Vancouver, BC
Conference 2007-Building Business Results-The People Equation
Each Year, BC HRMA hosts an annual conference which offers the best array of powerful speakers, networking opportunities and fun social events. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for professional development and building relationships within the field of human resources. BC HRMA’s 44th annual conference in April, 2006, sold out before the close of registration with over 800 participants in attendance. Go to http://www.bchrma.org/professional_development_and_events/conference-2006/conference-2006.htm for Conference 2006, Building Business Results highlights. Conference 2007, May 9-11 in Vancouver, is already shaping up to be spectacular! Mark your calendars now and watch our website at www.bchrma.org for information.

Venue:  Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Location:  999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.bchrma.org/professional_development_and_events/conference.htm
For information contact:  Kara Douglas
Phone:  604.694.6934
Categories:   Skills & Training; Business & Economics; Management
May 10/2007
to May 13/2007
Hamilton, ON
2007 Leadership Forum
CSMLS breaks new ground with a dynamic new conference in 2007! In May 2007, join us in Hamilton, Ontario for the first CSMLS Leadership Forum for medical laboratory professionals. The Leadership Forum will open on Thursday with a full-day trade show and exciting program of sponsored educational events. On Friday, our first plenary session will feature a keynote address from an outstanding Canadian, Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the UN, and a Companion of the Order of Canada. Mr. Lewis has been deemed “One of the 100 most influential people in the world,” by Time Magazine.

Time:  0800 - 1700
Venue:  Hamilton Convention Centre
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.csmls.org
For information contact:  Michelle Everets
Phone:  905-528-8642 ext. 20
Categories:   Management; Education; Health/Health Care
May 13/2007
Mother's Day Walk
"Take a Short Walk to End Breast Cancer in the Long Run". This is the 5th year that cleo, ladies wear clothing stores, and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada are teaming up for a nationwide walk in malls across Canada to raise monies for breast cancer research.

May 27/2007
to May 29/2007
Montreal, QC
ACCC Annual Conference 2007
The theme for the 2007 ACCC Annual Conference is "Vive la différence," which reflects the unique character of colleges and institutes and the distinctive roles they play in the Canadian educational system. Key program concepts will include: the learning college; eLearning; urban and rural and remote program delivery; programs and services for First Nations, immigrant and disadvantaged communities; research, commercialization and technology/knowledge transfer; research in the humanities, social sciences and arts; and, college and institute governance.

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.accc.ca
For information contact:  Gail Mulhall
Phone:  613-746-2222 ext. 3115
Categories:   Education
May 27/2007
to May 29/2007
Montreal, QC
ACCC Annual Conference 2007
For three days, ACCC will host over 800 delegates from Canada and around the world who will gather in Montreal, Quebec. Delegates include CEOs, senior administrators, managers, faculty, staff, board members, students, international guests and business leaders. The 2007 Conference will be hosted by 12 local colleges. The conference theme is "Vive la différence". The 2007 ACCC Conference will be a national and international meeting place for all colleges and institutes to share their success stories and help shape a new direction for the future.

Venue:  Sheraton Centre Hotel
Location:  1201 René-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://conference.accc.ca
For information contact:  Gail Mulhall
Phone:  613-746-2222 ext. 3115
Categories:   Education
Jun 4/2007
to Jun 5/2007
Montreal, QC
InterDoc Symposium 2007
Even if technology is less expensive, the complexity of installation remains and the understanding of companies business needs is essential. Learn: • What business solutions can benefit from different ECM technologies • How to develop integrated solutions between current/future applications • What impact Microsoft innovations will have on your business strategy • How to structure, integrate and model the different technologies within the business applications • Who has elaborated innovative solutions and what are the benefits and challenges Ron Lutka, author of Black Holes in Organizations, will speak at the InterDoc Symposium held at the Mount Stephen Club. Lutka will discuss the importance of identifying and eradicating debilitating and destructive forces that plague organizations, as outlined in his just released book Black Holes in Organizations.

Venue:  Mount Stephen Club
Location:  Montreal, QC
For information contact:  Marie-Anne Grondin
Phone:  514-849-7338
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Jun 12/2007
to Jun 15/2007
Edmonton, AB
fast forward/en accéléré 2007
The world moves pretty fast. And the world of communications moves even faster. Blink and you may miss out on the next big thing influencing the public relations industry as it keeps moving forward—fast forward. The Canadian Public Relations Society’s 2007 National Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, will explore today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of communications. With an impressive line up of insightful keynote speakers, first-rate workshops, significant networking opportunities and entertaining social events, “Fast Forward 2007” promises to be the one professional development experience you won’t want to miss — not to mention the big, beautiful western skies we’re renowned for.

Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.cprs.ca/fastforward
Categories:   Consulting & Consultants
Jun 15/2007
Markham, ON
Panel Discussion on Child Care In Ontario
Members of the media are welcome to attend the panel discussion portion of the 2007 ADCO Spring Luncheon. Participants on the panel will include: The Honourable Mary Anne Chambers, Minister of Children & Youth Services; Lisa MacLeod, Provincial Opposition Critic for Child Care; and Andrea Horwath, Provincial NDP Critic for Child Care. Members of the media are strongly encouraged to register in advance, to gurantee access.

Time:  12.30 pm
Venue:  TBA
Location:  Markham, ON
Website:  http://www.childcaretoday.ca
For information contact:  Andrea Hannen
Phone:  1-800-567-7075 or 905-685-7974
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education
Jun 16/2007
to Jun 27/2007
Toronto, ON
Lucinda Knowlton showing art work in Praxis Galleries 11th Annual Juried Landscape Exhibition
Artist, Lucinda Knowlton, will be participation in with her painting "The Angry Sea" at Praxis Gallery - 1614 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6R 1A8.

Time:  Opening Evening Friday June 16 - 8 - 10 pm
Venue:  Art Exhibition
Location:  1614 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artbylucindaknowlton.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 20/2007
to Jun 23/2007
Montreal, QC
2007 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
2007 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Venue:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.eyesite.ca
For information contact:  Kimberley Ross
Phone:  (613) 729-6779
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jul 5/2007
to Jul 8/2007
Ottawa, ON
CanWrite! Our Eighty-Sixth Annual National Conference
Canada's premier authors and writers association will host its 86th Annual National Conference in Ottawa, July 5-8, 2007. When Canada is celebrating 140 years of Confederation, this respected association will bring together established and emerging writers, editors and publishers from across the country for four days of professional development, skills upgrading and networking. We will provide a congenial environment where writers can mingle and enjoy talented speakers, informative workshops and panel discussions covering the spectrum of writing issues and concerns. A highlight of the event will be presentation of CAA’s prestigious literary awards. Manuscript evaluations are available for a limited number of Early Bird registrants.

Venue:  Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites
Location:  361 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canauthors-ottawa.org
Aug 10/2007
Toronto, ON
Studio 1234 Opening!
Lucinda Knowlton will be opening a gallery/studio/children's art school August 1, 2007. The space is located at 1234 College St., Toronto, ON A reception will be held.

Time:  8 pm
Venue:  Opening Reception/ Art Show
Location:  1234 College St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artbylucindaknowlton.com
For information contact:  Lucinda Knowlton
Phone:  647-234-3907
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Hobbies
Aug 16/2007
to Aug 19/2007
Toronto, ON
Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show
The Can-Fit-Pro Toronto International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show, tois set to attract over 6,000 fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts from 25 countries. Participants will be exposed to industry trends in fitness equipment, sports nutrition, athletic footwear and apparel, books, education, training, club management, technology and more. The opening ceremony features the Keynote Address sponsored by Precor. The keynote address is from one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders: Four-time Olympian, Silken Laumann who has been credited with making the greatest comeback in sports history. Press conference with Can-Fit-Pro and Silken to follow immediately after opening ceremonies.

Time:  Full day events
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  255 Front Street West, North Building, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Laura Gregory
Phone:  416-573-5548
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Sports & Games
Aug 21/2007
to Aug 26/2007
Banff, AB
Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Course
This new and innovative course builds on Canada's longest running and most authoritative course in charitable planning, the Original Canadian Gift Planning course. The ADVANCED Canadian Gift Planning course is aimed toward suiting the needs of both professional advisors and seasoned gift planners. Interactive and in-depth, the course provides a unique opportunity to explore the issues with experienced gift planners. Delegates of the ADVANCED Canadian Gift Planning Course must have previously taken the Original CGP course or be a Professional Advisor.

Venue:  Banff Centre for the Arts
Location:  Banff, AB
Website:  http://www.cagp-acpdp.org
For information contact:  Becca Atkinson
Phone:  613-232-7991
Categories:   Education
Aug 23/2007
Toronto, ON
Get Your Career in Gear!
Cecile Peterkin, Career Coach, Career Guidance Counsellor and owner of the Cosmic Coaching Centre will conduct a lively and interactive workshop on how to find meaningful work and get your career in gear. Join us and discover... "The Joy of Finding Your Life's Work". - Plan your life in stable and unstable times - Look for work instead of just a job - Are there opportunities out there that you can't see? - What's the big deal about self-promotion and exploration?

Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue:  Toronto Centre Employment Resource
Location:  21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 600, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tcet.com/ercs
Categories:   Information, Libraries, Research; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Women
Sep 17/2007
to Sep 18/2007
Toronto, ON
National Invitational Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health
Over 100 child and youth mental health stakeholders will gather at the National Invitational Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health to develop a national perspective on the key issues pertaining to child and youth mental health, a key priority of the recently appointed Mental Health Commission of Canada. The National Symposium is intended to articulate views and perspectives on the establishment of a Canadian child and youth mental health strategy. The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair of the Commission, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, are the guest speakers.

Time:  8 AM - 5 PM on Monday, 8 AM - 3 PM on Tuesdsay
Venue:  Intercontinental Hotel
Location:  220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Shailagh O'Shaughnessy
Phone:  613.862.7669
Categories:   Children & Youth; Social Policy; Health/Health Care
Oct 1/2007
to Oct 31/2007
Car Safety Month
About Car Safety Month and the "Be Car Care Aware" Campaign "Be Car Care Aware" is a consumer education campaign about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. The campaign’s goal is to build awareness and knowledge to prepare consumers to make sensible decisions about their vehicles. Built around three key message areas of safety, the environment and protecting your vehicle investment, the campaign is spearheaded by Car Care Canada. The campaign raises awareness throughout the year, but with a special focus during Car Care Month in May and Car Safety Month in October.

Venue:  national
Website:  http://www.carcarecanada.ca
For information contact:  Katherine Power
Phone:  905-827-4345
Categories:   Automotive & Cars; Environment
Oct 5/2007
Sarnia, ON
10th Anniversary Celebration Annual Dress Down Day
This is the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Breast Cancer Society's Annual Dress Down Day. All across Canada workplaces are encouraged to celebrate by holding a 10th Anniversary Party, dressing casual or formal, wear pink, host a bake sale, BBQ or pot-luck lunch, honour a breast cancer survivor ... the list is endless. Ask your employer to match your suggested $5.00 donation and help us reach our goal of over $1,000,000 to fight breast cancer.

Venue:  Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Location:  118 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.bcsc.ca or www.dressdownday.ca
For information contact:  Dawn Hamilton or Rany Xanthopoulo
Phone:  800 567-8767
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Oct 13/2007
to Oct 20/2007
Toronto, ON
Attention Latin Lovers
This film festival brings together the best of Latin films from Central South America, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Canada (all with English subtitles). In its 12th season, the festival showcases 16 films with an increase in documentaries this year. The festival highlights films such as "Fuga", a movie directed by Chilean Pablo Larraín, about music, family and madness, and "Maria Bethania", a feature documentary about the first Brazilian singer to sell one million albums in 1978.

Venue:  Royal Cinema
Location:  608 College Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tilff.com/
Phone:  416-364-3131
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Oct 14/2007
to Oct 17/2007
Saskatoon, SK
2007 Annual Conference and Exhibition
Largest annual gathering of its kind in the Canadian transportation sector; conference brings together representatives from both the public and private sectors, as well as academia, to discuss a wide range of roads and transportation topics; general theme for 2007 is "Transportation - An Economic Enabler".

Venue:  TCU Place and various hotels
Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.tac-atc.ca
For information contact:  Gilbert Morier
Phone:  613-736-1350
Categories:   Transportation & Travel; Building & Construction; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Oct 16/2007
to Oct 21/2007
Banff, AB
Original Canadian Gift Planning Course
CAGP��ACPDP™’s week-long course is the longest running and most respected course on Canadian philanthropy. Founded in 1990, this demanding comprehensive seminar provides in-depth education on the full range of gift planning issues: from detailed information on the tax aspects of gift planning to topics such as marketing, stewardship, and ethics. Once again, CAGP��ACPDP™ is proud to hold their signature course on Gift Planning at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Perched above the beautiful town of Banff, this remote setting provides the perfect atmosphere for the week-long course.

Venue:  Banff Centre for the Arts
Location:  Banff, AB
Website:  http://www.cagp-acpdp.org
For information contact:  Becca Atkinson
Phone:  613-232-7991
Categories:   Education
Oct 17/2007
to Oct 19/2007
Toronto, ON
Online News Association Conference
This year's conference, the first international gathering, is not to be missed by online news professionals or anyone else interested in how news and information are disseminated online. The planning committee has been hard at work creating a dynamic conference featuring speakers Hilary Schneider, of Yahoo!, and Michael Oreskes, of the International Herald Tribune. The conference will culminate with the announcement of the 2007 Online Journalism Awards winners.

Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Venue:  Sheraton Centre
Location:  123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.journalists.org
For information contact:  Ju-Don.Roberts@washingtonpost.com
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Oct 19/2007
to Oct 20/2007
Toronto, ON
Riverdale Art 2007
The 19th annual St. Barnabas Art Show will feature original work by 18 to 20 local artists, several of whom are award winners. Work of the participants may be found in private, corporate and public collections worldwide. Riverdale Art has become a popular community event. The Riverdale Art Show will open for the reception of the artists on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you are welcome to join us, and continue throughout Saturday, October 20 from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Venue:  St. Barnabas Church
Location:  361 Danforth Ave. (at Chester, enter off Hampton Ave.), Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Oct 19/2007
to Oct 25/2007
Toronto, ON
Screamer's Delight
Prepare to be haunted the week before Halloween with Toronto's second annual After Dark Festival. With horror, sci-fi and fantasy films from around the globe, this festival is not for the weak of heart. This year's lineup includes Toronto premieres of feature films "The Wolfhound", "The Tripper" and "Mulberry Street". There will also be held two gala parties and a Zombie Walk that are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Venue:  The Bloor Cinema
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontoafterdark.com
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture
Oct 22/2007
to Oct 26/2007
Calgary, AB
Calgary Rideshare Week
The goal of Carpool.ca’s Annual Rideshare Week Campaign is to increase program awareness and encourage commuters to try carpooling for one week every Fall. A variety of promotions are held in communities across Canada. The focus of Calgary’s Rideshare Week 2007 is a ‘Pledge to Pool’ campaign. Commuters are encouraged to make a personal online pledge to carpool once during their region’s respective Rideshare Week.

Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.carpool.ca
For information contact:  Anne Marie Thornton
Phone:  1-800-668-7433
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Transportation & Travel; Environment
Oct 24/2007
WINDSOR, ON
DEBT ELIMINATION SEMINAR
An introduction to how Canadian families can eliminate their debt and regain control of their financial future. Guest speaker is Mr. Debt Elimination, John Podlewski, President and CEO of Debt Freedom Canada. There is no admission charge. Seating is limited but reservations can be made at 519-254-6960. Dress is business attire. Refreshments and discussion follow.

Time:  Registration 7 p.m. Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Venue:  CABOTO CLUB
Location:  2175 PARENT AVENUE, WINDSOR, ON
Website:  http://www.debtfreedom.ca
For information contact:  Joy Paquette
Phone:  519-254-6960
Categories:   Education; Investment, Finance, Insurance
Oct 24/2007
to Oct 28/2007
The Green Screen
Planet in Focus showcases environmental-themed films covering all genres including documentary, feature drama and experimental. The films tell stories of environmental issues that are of interest to specialized and generalized audiences. Over 80 films from around the world will be screened over five days and panel discussions include "Going Green in the Film Industry" and "GreenTOpia."

Venue:  Various Locations
Website:  http://www.planetinfocus.org
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Oct 28/2007
Regina, SK
The Gemini Awards 2007 - Broadcast Gala & Red-Carpet Pre-Show
It is the 22nd annual celebration of excellence in Canada’s English-language television. Over the course of the gala evening, celebrities, television makers, supporters and broadcasters will unite to honour this year’s most prominent productions in 91 program, craft and performance categories. Global TV, Red-Carpet Pre-Show, 7.30 p.m. (in every time zone) CBC, Live Awards Broadcast, 8 p.m. (in every time zone)

Time:  7.30 p.m.
Venue:  Conexus Arts Centre
Location:  200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.geminiawards.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture
Oct 29/2007
Toronto, ON
National Ethnic Press and Media Council Awards
On the occasion of the annual Ethno Press and Media of Canada, celebrations the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada will honour a variety of people and organizations from different walks of life and cultural backgrounds. These recipients will include His Worship David Miller, mayor of Toronto, Mr. Don Wanagas, Director of Communications office of the Mayor, along with twelve individuals and twelve Ethnic media representatives. The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will host the ceremony and present the awards, scheduled for Monday October 29, 2007 at 6:00 pm. Attendance for the event is only by invitation. Working members of the media are welcomed to attend and cover the event.

Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nepmcc.ca
For information contact:  Thomas Saras
Phone:  saras@nepmcc.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 2/2007
to Nov 4/2007
Markham, ON
ADCO Fall Conference & Annual General Meeting
An innovative series of business management training seminars designed to promote professional growth and centre stability. Seminars are designed to respond to current labour market practices, individual requirements for personal success, Ministry compliance, etc. Seminars include current best practice approaches to business systems, human resource development, financial management, technology, marketing & promotion, negotiations, political influences, etc.

Location:  Markham, ON
Website:  http://childcaretoday.ca
For information contact:  Kathy Orchover
Phone:  613.395.6223
Categories:   Management; Children & Youth; Business & Economics
Nov 2/2007
to Nov 4/2007
Ottawa, ON
Conference on Protecting the Integrity of Academic Work
The Harry Crowe Foundation, with the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), will host a Conference on Protecting the Integrity of Academic Work in Ottawa, Canada, this November. Speakers from across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States will discuss the growing threats to the integrity and independence of teaching and research. Topics and speakers will include: * Academic integrity in the public interest. * Our production-driven research culture: causes, problems and remedies. * Politico-science: governmental avoidance, abuse and manipulation of scientific research. * Principles and interest: corporate pressures and sponsored research.

Time:  Friday 12 noon to Sundary 12:45 pm
Venue:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
Location:  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.crowefoundation.ca/Conferences/2007/
For information contact:  Marcus Harvey
Phone:  613-726-5191
Categories:   Education; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 6/2007
Calgary, AB
Alberta Wilderness Association talk: "Disappearing Dunes on the Prairies" with Dr. Darren Bender
Stability may be good for economies and families, but it’s bad for sand dunes. Active sand dunes and associated habitats are disappearing across the Canadian prairies. These habitats support diverse com-munities of specialized and rare plants and animals, many of which are at risk of extinction in Canada. In the Middle Sand Hills of Alberta, as much as 90 percent of exposed sand dunes has been vegetated in the last 75 years, and complete stabilization of all dunes is predicted by 2014. Some contributing factors to this change may be shifts in climate, the loss of large grazers, and human land use practices.

Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  AWA Hillhurst Room, 455 – 12 St. NW, Calgary, AB
Phone:  (403) 283-2025
Categories:   Environment
Nov 6/2007
Calgary, AB
Rethinking Competitive Strategy in a Carbon Constrained World
Presenters: Rob Abbott, Leader of Deloitte’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Practice (Calgary) Brant Sangster, Independent Senior Advisor, Deloitte’s Energy & Resources Practice

Time:  7:30 - 9:30 PM
Venue:  Petroleum Club
Location:  319 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.deloitte.com/ca/busissuesevent
For information contact:  Lana Jensen
Phone:  403-503-1353
Categories:   Environment
Nov 7/2007
Toronto, ON
5th Annual Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility - Driving Strategy, Engagement and Impact
The Summit on CSR is Canada's Premier CSR Summit. This year it will feature many of Canada's leading executives and CSR experts as they discuss new policies, strategies, case studies and effective practices to address two critical business issues impacting the Canadian corporate sector: * Climate change strategy and communication * NGO engagement and accountability For the detailed agenda, sessions and speaker information, visit http://www.cbsr.ca . For additional inquiries please contact Wesley Gee, CSR Advisor and Member Development Manager by calling 416.703.7435 or by email at wesley (at) cbsr.ca .

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cbsr.ca
For information contact:  Wesley Gee
Phone:  416-703-7435
Categories:   Environment; Management
Nov 8/2007
to Nov 17/2007
Toronto, ON
Curtain Call For Awareness
Celebrating its 15th anniversary the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival is produced annually by Workman Arts in Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The festival promotes awareness of mental illness and brings together programmers from various perspectives including people with mental health and addiction issues, health care providers, educators and industry professionals. With 80 films in 10 days, the festival screens a wide variety of materials (documentaries, feature films and experimental work) from Canada and the rest of the world. Attendees can expect up to 45-minute post-film discussion periods. This year's festival will premiere celebrated Toronto's documentary filmmaker Laura Sky's new film.

Venue:  Workman Theatre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 9/2007
Toronto, ON
An Evening on the Frontlines with Rex Weyler
Join one of Canada’s original environmental activists in a fascinating and inspirational look at the eco-protection movement. As a director of the original Greenpeace Foundation and a co-founder of Greenpeace International, Rex Weyler is a pioneer in the organized effort to protect the natural world. He is also the author of Greenpeace: The Inside Story, Blood of the Land (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and many other books and articles. A Question & Answer and book signing will follow the talk. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.zoocheck.com/events.html
Phone:  416-285-1744
Categories:   Environment
Nov 10/2007
Toronto, ON
Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Teach: A Conference on Academic Freedom
A conference on academic freedom, in the context of the current political climate. We will be dealing with issues relevant to educators from all educational sectors as well as to adult learners. Sunera Thobani is the keynote speaker.

Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  freedomtoteach.registration@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Education; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 12/2007
to Nov 19/2007
Hamilton, ON
Canadian Peace Education Conference: Cultivating Sustainable Learning Communities
Sixth Annual Conference on Peace Education in Canada For the past six years, the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (CCTP) has worked in partnership with the McMaster Centre for Peace Studies to facilitate the Annual Conferences on Peace Education in Canada. These conferences provide opportunities for educators from all sectors (formal schools, NGO’s, the private sector, government, etc.) to collaborate, learn, exchange knowledge and develop critical skills for promoting peace through education in Canada and abroad. This year’s conference will focus upon the theme of “Cultivating Sustainable Learning Communities”. Particular emphasis will be placed upon: developing a core community/network of peace educators within Canada; discussing and developing action plans for addressing shared challenges; and building critical skills for community involvement. To achieve this, the conference is expanding this year -- containing three main forums in addition to other events. The three forums include the Community Leadership Forum, the Youth Peace Forum, and the Plenary Forum. Other events will include the critically acclaimed “Peace Tour of Hamilton”, the “Projecting Peace” day-long film festival, and the first annual “Canadian Peace Education Celebration Dinner”. Registrations are now being taken – see http://www.peace-education.ca to register for the conference. Sliding scale rates are available, as well as homestay arrangements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact conference (at) peace-education.ca

Venue:  McMaster University
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.peace-education.ca
For information contact:  Rob Porter (email: conference@peace-education.ca)
Categories:   Education; International
Nov 13/2007
Oakville, ON
Linda McQuaig to discuss new book in Oakville
Hear award winning journalist and best selling author Linda McQuaig speak about her new book, "Holding the Bully's Coat: Canada and the US Empire." It is Linda McQuaig's contention in her new book that "[A]s the United States has become a belligerent and lawless force under George W. Bush, the Canadian government has followed in close step.. This new role has been actively encouraged by powerful members of our elite who want to incorporate us more deeply into America's military and economic empire. All this is at odds, however, with the sense Canadians have of themselves - as committed to the rule of law and to promoting equality and fairness, both at home and abroad." Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Lusk Hall, St. John's United Church
Location:  Dunn and Randall Streets, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.oakvillepeacecentre.org
For information contact:  Mervyn Russell
Phone:  905-849-5501
Categories:   International
Nov 14/2007
Saskatoon, SK
Going Solar
Join us for hot coffee and sunny thoughts about going solar. As one of Canada’s sunniest provinces, Saskatchewan is uniquely placed to greatly benefit from the sun’s energy. Angie Ortlepp from Suncatcher Solar Homes talks about the many different ways to use solar energy—from solar panels in your home for electricity and water heating to solar powered gadgets for around home, RV and boat. Everyone welcome. Event cosponsored by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and J.S. Wood Library.

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  J.S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Ave., Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  (306) 665-1915
Categories:   Environment
Nov 14/2007
to Nov 17/2007
Vancouver, BC
International Education for Peace Conference Strategies for Building a Civilization of Peace
This conference is about the education of our children in the principles and practice of peace. Peace is the most urgent item on the agenda of humanity. No civilization is truly progressive without education and no education system is truly civilizing unless it is based on the universal principles of peace. However, peace is absent everywhere. In schools, families, and neighborhoods episodes of bullying, conflict, violence, and destructive behaviour are alarmingly high. In places of work, high levels of tension, rivalry, and mistrust exacts enormous personal and economic expense. At the international level, monumental insecurities, inequities, conflicts, and violence based on political, racial, ethnic, and religious differences are bringing untold calamities to the masses of humanity—children, youth, and adults alike. In the final analysis, education is the most effective and universal tool for changing this unsettling state of affairs and for preparing every new generation of children and youth to learn the principles of peace and skills of peacebuilding. The central aim of the EFP Conference is to create a forum in which all stakeholders in peace and education will have an opportunity to learn from one another and consult together on how to create safe and healthy learning environments with three fundamental properties: To achieve this, the conference program is bringing together peace education experts, government leaders, education leaders, educators, and peace practitioners to review the latest developments in the field of peace education, consult together on how these new insights could be incorporated into government education policies and priorities; and consider how these insights could be translated into practical pedagogical applications in classrooms and schools.

Venue:  Century Plaza Hotel
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.efpinternational.org/conference2007
For information contact:  Stacey Makortoff
Phone:  604-639-7910
Categories:   Education; International
Nov 14/2007
to Nov 18/2007
Toronto, ON
East Meets West
The aim of the Reel Asian festival, now in its 11th year, is to promote Asian and Asian diaspora cinema to Canadian audiences. This year's festival will screen 50 films from the countries of South East and East Asia - including China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam - and Canada. Watch for highlights such as the opening night feature, "Finishing the Game" by Justin Lin, and the Centrepiece film, "Dark Matter", by Chinese director Chen Shi-zheng, about a Chinese exchange student living in America. The movies are rich in cultural references and bring about dialogue.

Venue:  NFB Theatre & Innis Town Hall
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.reelasian.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 15/2007
Toronto, ON
GreenTOpia Breakfast Book Launch
Join us for a panel discussion with GreenTOpia contributors as they consider: What would make Toronto a greener place? This third book in the Coach House Books’ uTOpia series asked imaginative Torontonians to think both big and small about how we might make our city more environmentally wise and responsible. They wrote essays on how far we’ve come in the struggle to green ourselves and provided suggestions for simple actions with big effects. Their ideas offer brazen new perspectives and arrive at imaginative and ingenious solutions to the problems plaguing many modern cities. The panel will consist of: • LORRAINE JOHNSON: director of the Canadian Wildflower Society, columnist and the author of several books on gardening and environmental issues • DR. BETH SAVAN: Sustainability Director at the University of Toronto and former Director of the Environmental Studies Programme at Innis College • DR. KEITH STEWART: Manager, Climate Change Campaign, World Wildlife Fund - Canada and formerly of the Toronto Environmental Alliance • JOHN DEGEN: Novelist, freelance writer and Executive Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada ALANA WILCOX, Senior Editor at Coach House Books, co-edited the uTOpia series and will moderate the session. A continental breakfast will be served.

Time:  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location:  215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sustain.web.ca
For information contact:  Jessica Hazen
Phone:  416-324-2792
Categories:   Environment
Nov 15/2007
Toronto, ON
LEAF Volunteer Orientation
Come out to our next volunteer orientation session and find out how you can use your skills to help Toronto's urban forest! LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to protecting and improving Toronto's urban forest. This session will cover basic issues which face our urban forest, LEAF's programs, and volunteer opportunities with LEAF. Registration is required. Register here: http://www.leaftoronto.org/volunteer_orientation and get more info about LEAF here: http://www.leaftoronto.org/

Time:  6:00 PM
Venue:  Metro Hall
Location:  55 John St., Room 310, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.leaftoronto.org/
For information contact:  Liza Badaloo
Phone:  416-413-9244
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment
Nov 15/2007
to Nov 17/2007
Calgary, AB
Trudeau Foundation conference "A Climate of Reconciliation – Economy, Social Justice and the Environment"
A Climate of Reconciliation – Economy, Social Justice and the Environment Trudeau Foundation Public Policy Conference Under the overarching theme of “A Climate of Reconciliation – Economy, Social Justice and the Environment”, we will discuss the complex relation between environmental decline, approaches to conservation and stewardship and the renewal of environmental policies. Distinguished scholars, policy leaders and activists have already confirmed their participation. An electronic program version and registration form is available at http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca. The registration deadline has been extended to October 25. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and charitable Foundation that promotes outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences and intends to generate informed dialogue around issues of major societal importance.

Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca
For information contact:  Bettina B. Cenerelli (email: cenerelli@trudeaufoundation.ca)
Categories:   Environment
Nov 15/2007
to Nov 18/2007
Montreal, QC
57th Annual Conference
More than 300 leaders in the field of psychiatry and mental health present new research on a range of topical issues related to psychiatry, clinical practice and patient care. With over 1,000 mental health professionals in attendance, this annual event is the largest psychiatric conference in Canada. Did you know that one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime, and that depression is predicted to become the leading cause of disease burden in developed countries by the end of the next decade? Given these staggering statistics, it is little wonder that timely access to quality mental health care is of growing concern to Canadians.

Venue:  Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cpa-apc.org
For information contact:  Hélène Coté
Phone:  613-234-2815
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Science & Technology
Nov 15/2007
to Nov 19/2007
Mission, BC
Better Health For Seniors
A workshop for Healthier Seniors.

Venue:  Cedar park Seniors Home
Location:  Mission, BC
Website:  http://www.healthbrights.com
For information contact:  Anne Arsenault
Phone:  604-820-0294
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Nov 17/2007
Deaf Culture Day
Learn about Deaf Culture as a part of RyeACCESS’ Disability Awareness week. Topics addressed will be American Sign Language, the Medical vs. Cultural issue concerning deaf and hard of hearing people, and the debate of cochlear implants. Also included in the agenda are a mime performance and a question answer period.

Time:  6:30- 8:30pm
Venue:  Oakham House Room G
Website:  http://www.ryeaccess.ca
Categories:   Disability Issues
Nov 18/2007
to Nov 21/2007
Toronto, ON
OPHA Conference 2007 - Public Health: Who's at Risk? What's at Stake?
This year’s edition of the annual OPHA conference is co-sponsored with Toronto Public Health and the program is built around the theme “Public Health: Who’s at risk? What’s at stake?” This theme reflects broad challenges that cut across the diverse disciplines within our sector and provides an open-ended inquiry into the pressing issues we face every day in our work. The conference program committee has identified five sub-themes as topic areas to be explored by keynote speakers and participants in workshops, poster sessions and presentations.

Venue:  Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre
Location:  525 Bay Street at Queen St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.OPHAconference.ca
For information contact:  Susan Sperling
Phone:  416-367-3313
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Nov 19/2007
Montreal, QC
Planification de la main-d'œuvre :Utiliser votre régime de retraite comme outil stratégique
Depuis plusieurs années, certains experts prédisent des difficultés reliées au recrutement et à la rétention de main-d'œuvre qualifiée, dues en grande partie à la retraite massive des « baby-boomers ». Est-ce que ces prédictions sont devenues réalité? Est-ce que les régimes de retraite accentuent cette situation avec les incitatifs à une retraite anticipée? Est-ce que les régimes de retraite peuvent être utilisés comme outil stratégique pour influencer le comportement de départ des employés? Quel sera l'impact des nouveaux règlements relatifs à la retraite progressive?

Time:  8 h 00 à 10 h 30
Venue:  Hôtel Le Reine Elizabeth Montréal, Grand Salon
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.acpm-acarr.com
For information contact:  Vanessa Wilson
Phone:  416-964-1260
Nov 20/2007
Ottawa, ON
Becoming a Citizen-Journalist
Join us for three speakers and discussion on the topic of 'How to Prepare a Story'. This event is intended to help citizens, activists and other interested parties become more skilled and confident in presenting their story through the media as independent media creators/journalists. The three speakers are: Matthew Crozier, station manager at campus/community radio station CKCU 93.1 FM; Kanina Holmes, assistant professor at Carleton's School of Journalism; and Ewart Walters, editor of the community newspaper The Spectrum. E-mail: mediamatters (at) canada.com

Time:  7 PM
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library's Main branch Auditorium
Location:  120 Metcalfe at Laurier, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://opirg-gripo.ca
Phone:  613-230-3076
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 20/2007
Montreal, QC
Conference with Craig Kielburger
On November 20th, please join us as we welcome Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children and international child rights advocate, at our second annual fundraising conference at HEC Montreal. Education in the developing world: why focus on girls? All the funds raised from the conference will go toward the project we are supporting this year in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. The project consists of the construction of 8 one room classrooms for primary education from grades 1 to 8, a clean water system, a daycare, latrines and two high school scholarships for girls. This project will enable 320 children to attend school. Contact us by: Email info@60milliongirls.org

Time:  6 to 9 pm
Venue:  IBM Amphitheatre of HEC Montréal
Location:  3000 Côte Ste Catherine St.,, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://60milliongirls.org
For information contact:  Wanda Bedard
Phone:  (514) 933-6346
Categories:   Children & Youth
Nov 20/2007
Toronto, ON
Rally to End Toxic Chemicals - Rally to End Toxic Chemicals in Baby Bottles
We want the McGuinty government to get cracking and pass a law to get toxic chemicals out of baby bottles and other consumer products. FAMILY FUN RALLY! Join us with your babies, your friends and your old baby bottles for music, fun, hot apple cider and cheering at Queen's Park. WE WANT ACTION NOW!

Time:  10AM-11:00AM Rain or Shine, we'll be out for a party!
Venue:  Queen's Park front lawn
Location:  Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.toxicnation.ca
For information contact:  Cassandra Polyzou
Phone:  (416) 323-9521 x222
Categories:   Environment
Nov 20/2007
Toronto, ON
The Politics of Food
The idea that our global food system needs to be changed is taking hold in a very local way. Farmers are protesting high costs and low prices, health conscious restaurants are increasingly popular, some supermarkets are displaying local produce, lean and additive-free meat and organic produce is being sold in outdoor markets, people from all cultures are planting gardens, and citizens are demanding more from their governments and agri-corporations to protect the environment and human health.

Time:  7:00-7:30 pm Displays in Lobby • 7:30-9:30 pm Panel Discussion
Venue:  St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Location:  27 Front Street East, 2 blocks east of Union Station, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://forum.stlc.com
Phone:  416-366-1656
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care
Nov 20/2007
to Nov 21/2007
Ottawa, ON
ACT 7 - Mining Rights, Peoples Rights
Presenters: Joan Kuyek and Marilyn Crawford from Miningwatch Canada Details on Talk: The Injustice of the The Mining ACT and its insidious encroachment on citizens rights will be presented by speakers from Mining Watch Canada. Particular attention to the specter of Uranium Mining in the Ottawa Valley will be made. Email: actcityottawa (at) gmail.com

Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Hintonburg Community Centre,
Location:  1064 Wellington Street, (3 blocks west of Somerset), Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ato.smartcapital.ca/actcity
Nov 21/2007
Toronto, ON
Exploring the Pleasurable Kingdom with author Jonathan Balcombe
Join popular author Jonathan Balcombe as he debunks the popular perception that life for most animals is a continuous, grim struggle for survival by showing that creatures from birds to bats to baboons also feel pleasure thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics, and much, much more. This will be an evening that will delight anyone who cares about animals. A Q & A and and book signing will follow the talk. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON
Nov 21/2007
Toronto, ON
The Art and Science of Public Affairs: Riding the Grassroots Wave
Attend and learn how to establish, manage and evaluate a grassroots campaign in Canada. From a group of excellent speakers to educational sessions, "Riding the Grassroots Wave" will cover everything you need to know about how to establish, manage and evaluate a grassroots campaign in Canada. As well, we have our Awards of Distinction Luncheon, with this year's recipient being Senator Hugh Segal, for which you can also buy separate tickets. For more information, please call us at 416-367-2223 or visit publicaffairs.ca to register.

Time:  9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  955 Wellesley St (at Bay St), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://publicaffairs.ca
For information contact:  Francesca Davino
Phone:  416-367-2223
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Nov 22/2007
Toronto, ON
Cracking the Code: How To Kick-Start Rapid Growth and Generate Profits Like Never Before
You are welcome to attend an Invitation Only session for success-minded business owners in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday October 15, 2007 delivered by marketing expert Michael Hepworth Learn how some business owners have increased their business by as much as 300% using a simple, proven and low risk marketing system. Read more at www.streetsmartmarketer.com/CrackingTheCode.pdf Space is limited and sessions fill quickly so please book right away to avoid disappointment. You must register in order to attend.

Time:  8:30 until noon
Venue:  Radisson Toronto East
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.streetsmartmarketer.com/CrackingTheCode.pdf
For information contact:  Melissa Roht
Phone:  416-204-0353
Categories:   Business & Economics
Nov 22/2007
Toronto, ON
Responsible Tourism Conference
The first-ever conference on responsible travel and tourism specifically designed for the Canadian industry. This one day forum will address current and relevant issues such as climate change, sustainable tourism best practices, corporate social responsibility and emerging green travel trends. Canadian and international speakers from the private and public sectors as well as academic experts will provide conference participants with an overview of the key environmental, social and business issues affecting the travel and tourism industry today. Case studies and resource guides will also highlight solutions. All possible efforts will be made to ensure the RTTF is an environment

Time:  One day
Venue:  Delta Chelsea
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.responsibletravelandtourism.com/
Phone:  416 968-7252
Categories:   Environment; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Nov 22/2007
to Nov 24/2007
Calgary, AB
Global Citizenship: Thinking Beyond Borders (Parhad Programme conference)
This year the Dr. Irma Parhad Programmes annual conference will be an exciting and interactive three-day event. Exploring elements of responsible global citizenship, the conference will be guided by the principles and vision for the Calgary Centre for Global Community (CCGC), another exciting community project initiated by the Parhad Programmes. Keynote Speakers: We are pleased to welcome Paul Loeb, author of "Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time" and editor of "The Impossible will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear". Mr. Loeb will give our opening keynote address on Thursday evening which will be followed up by a discussion session on citizen engagement Friday morning. Frances Moore Lappé, Director of the Small Planet Institute and author of "Diet for a Small Planet" and most recently "Getting A Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad" will give a second keynote address on Saturday morning and will host a workshop immediately following. Workshops: Our series of interactive workshops will include topics such as conflict transformation and peace building, domestic and international Human Rights law and ethical issues surrounding global citizenship.

Time:  November 22, 6:00 - 8:30pm, November 23, 9:00am - 5:30pm, November 24, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue:  Parkdale United Church
Location:  2919 - 8 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.ucalgary.ca/md/PARHAD/conference-2007.htm
For information contact:  (Through above Website)
Categories:   International
Nov 23/2007
Toronto, ON
The New Secularism: Agenda for the Future - with Paul Kurtz, PhD
In this optimistic, life-affirming talk, philosopher Paul Kurtz will outline the main characteristic of happiness. Emphasizing that the good life is achievable by everyone, Kurtz has coined the term "eupraxsophy," based on Greek roots and meaning "good conduct and wisdom in living." By using critic thinking, he shows how wisdom can be applied to a life of commitment and passion. Open to public/ Admission $6/ Free for Friends of the Center.

Time:  7:30pm
Venue:  CFI Ontario
Location:  216 Beverley St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.centerforinquiry.net/toronto
Phone:  416-971-5676
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 23/2007
to Nov 25/2007
Toronto, ON
Whole Life Expo 2007
Whole Life Expo 2007, Canada's largest showcase of natural health and green living returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for three days of fun, food, and new discoveries. Over 200 dynamic exhibits and 50 speakers will offer the latest in natural health and green living products, services and research. Find out what's new and natural for you and your pets! Show Highlights: Eat, drink and be healthy at the Organic Marketplace, visit the popular Green Living Showcase, experience a variety of health treatments from over 100 health professionals, or browse the International Crafts and Gifts Market.

Time:  November 23: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m, November 24: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m, November 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  North Building, 255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.wholelifecanada.com
Phone:  (416) 515-1330
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Food & Beverage
Nov 24/2007
Burlington, ON
Burlington/Hamilton Roaring Women November Luncheon Meeting
The Holidays are fast approaching and its time to think about wrapping up 2007. That's why we have a special guest speaker for our November Pre-Christmas Trade Show...surprise!!! Roaring Women Founder, MANDIE CRAWFORD special presentation: "Wrapping Up without Wigging Out!" Don't miss this opportunity to re-connect with our famous Founder and take advantage of FREE COACHING - Yes - FREE COACHING! And now for something completely different: A LUNCHEON!! Our Pre-Christmas Trade Show & Meeting takes place on Saturday, November 24th at the Burlington Holiday Inn. The first 7 members to sign up now for this event get FREE COACHING on Monday, November 26th with our Founder, Mandie Crawford. 905-331-1155

Time:  11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
Venue:  Holiday Inn Burlington,
Location:  Guelph Line and South Service Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.roaringwomen.com/resources/invitations/hamilton/promote.htm
For information contact:  Susan Valeri
Phone:  905-331-1155
Categories:   Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women
Nov 25/2007
Toronto, ON
Palestine Trilogy: Documentations in History, Land & Hope
3 videos by B.H. Yael Palestine Trilogy consists of three videos that focus on activist initiatives, addressing the politics of Palestine and Israel through varying approaches: - Deir Yassin Remembered, 28 minutes, considers the pivotal repercussions of the massacre at Deir Yassin in 1948 resulting in Palestine dispossession. - Even in the Desert, a 33 minute documentation, focuses on several sites of solidarity work in Palestine/Israel. - A Hot Sandfilled Wind, a 13 minute poetic piece, express the despair and hope of contemporary politics in Israel/Palestine. Admission: $10 Waged, $5 Unwaged, Seniors And Students

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Brunswick Theatre
Location:  296 Brunswick Avenue at Bloor west of Spadina, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.brunswicktheatre.ca
Phone:  647-282-3627
Categories:   International
Nov 27/2007
Toronto, ON
Sources Open House - Tuesday November 27
Sources will be having an Open House at its Toronto office. Journalists and freelancers, individuals and organizations listed in Sources, public relations professionals, and friends, associates and neighbours are invited to join us for some drinks, and cheese and conversation. Come and mingle, network, and enjoy yourself. If possible, give us a call or drop us a line to let us know if you are intending to come. It will help us to plan quantities of goodies! However, if you haven't RSVP'd, you're still welcome to decide to come at the last minute.

Time:  4:00 pm - 7:00
Venue:  Sources boardroom
Location:  489 College Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sources.com
For information contact:  Lorna Simms
Phone:  416-964-7799
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Information, Libraries, Research; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Nov 28/2007
to Nov 27/2007
Toronto, ON
Affordable Housing: Finding Solutions! (a social component of sustainability)
Affordable housing is a powerful positive contributor to the health of Toronto's economy, environment, neighbourhoods and residents. But for some 200,000 families and individuals, affordable housing is a rapidly fading dream. A shocking number of people including single-parent families and low-income earners, Aboriginal and disabled persons, young people and seniors are living in sub-standard or over-crowded housing. They often pay more than 50 per cent of their income on rent. Home ownership is certainly not within their financial reach. Indeed many are in danger of losing their homes.

Time:  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Venue:  St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Location:  27 Front St E, Toronto (2 blocks east of Union Station), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://27 Front St E, Toronto (2 blocks east of Union Station)
Categories:   Social Policy; Social Services
Nov 28/2007
to Dec 2/2007
Toronto, ON
DIASPORA 07 - Filem Festival
Film festival, featuring international movies at various locations.

Venue:  Cinimas at various locations
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.diasporafilmfest.org
Phone:  416.571.2155
Nov 29/2007
Toronto, ON
Dr. Norman Finkelstein
Dr. Norman Finkelstein will be speaking at the University of Toronto.

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  University of Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Shannon Dow
Phone:  613-236-7825
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 2/2007
to Dec 4/2007
Quebec City, QC
Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
The 4th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) Summit will bring together a diverse and influential group of approximately 800 professionals from throughout North America whose common goal is to promote and discuss the production and utilization of renewable fuels.

Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://www.canadianrenewablefuelssummit.com
For information contact:  Deborah Elson
Phone:  613-594-4759
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment
Dec 5/2007
Toronto, ON
ACPM impACT 2007
The Ontario Pension System – Will 2008 be a Watershed Year? Speakers and Topics Include: Robert L. Brown, Director of Research, Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions “Update on the OECP” Cameron McNeill, CEO, Buck Consultants “A Defined Contribution World” Stephen P. Bonnar, Principal, Towers Perrin “New Ideas in Funding DB Plans” 2008 could very well be a watershed year for the Ontario pension system. The Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions (OECP) – formed by the Ontario Government last November – has been spending the last several months conducting province wide consultations among stakeholders and commissioning research projects to review the Ontario pension system. Our December 2007 ImpACT session will focus on some of the more significant trends and initiatives in the regulation and operation of pension plans that will likely appear as major themes in the stakeholder submissions to the OECP and will no doubt have an influence on its final recommendations.

Time:  7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Metropolitan Hotel
Location:  18 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.acpm-acarr.com
For information contact:  Vanessa Wilson
Phone:  416-964-1260
Dec 5/2007
Calgary, AB
Michael Franti - I Know I am Not Alone
The Sierra Club Chinook Group hosts a monthly meeting series on the 1st Wed. of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council at 1111 Memorial Drive NW. Michael Franti, world renowned musician and human rights worker, travels to Iraq, Palestine and Israel to explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and his guitar. A compelling soundtrack, visual and musical montages, and Franti's intimate voiceovers make the film speak to the MTV, X, Y, and Z generations, as well as to baby boomers. A true armchair travel film pulling the audience into these war zones in the company of Michael's guitar, eloquence and wit - you feel the humanity, artistic resilience and sometimes horrific experience of what it's like to live under the bombs and military occupation.

Time:  7pm to 9 pm
Venue:  Calgary Area Outdoor Council
Location:  1111 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Categories:   International; Politics & Political Organizations
Dec 6/2007
Ottawa, ON
Former Federal Minister of the Environment to Speak in Barrhaven on Sustainable Development
Longstanding environmental champion Charles Caccia will give a timely public presentation at the Walter Baker Sports Centre in Barrhaven on Thursday, December 6 (7-9pm), on the challenges of sustainable development in our problematic environmental and economic world. The presentation is sponsored by the Nepean Carleton Federal Liberal Association (NCFLA) as part of its community service outreach efforts. Currently a Senior Fellow for the Institute of the Environment at the University of Ottawa and an active member of the City of Ottawa's Environmental Advisory Committee, Mr. Caccia is well known for his environmental advocacy during a 36 year tenure in parliament, most of which involved important ministerial cabinet posts.

Venue:  Walter Baker Sports Centre
Location:  100 Malvern Drive in Barrhaven, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  Barry Cameron
Phone:  613-258-6323
Categories:   Environment
Feb 21/2008
to Feb 21/2007
Toronto, ON
Queer Within These Walls- A Literary Lunch Event at George Brown
Three local queer writers will read from their novels on themes of working and living within mental health institutions. They are: Debra Anderson, Farzana Doctor, Pat Capponi. Short Q & A fterwards.

Time:  12pm - 1pm
Venue:  George Brown College, St. James Campus, 4th Floor Foyer
Location:  200 King St. East, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Positive Space, positivespace@georgebrown.ca
Phone:  416-415-5000 ext.4069
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
May 4/2008
to May 4/2007
, ON
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy
Threads of Life, an Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, will hold its fifth annual Steps for Life walk to raise awareness of injury prevention and fundraise to support families suffering from workplace tragedies. If you are unable to participate in any of these three locations, you can now Adopt-a-Walker to participate in the event to honour your loved one. The walker will wear a photo of your loved one. Events are in Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Sudbury. Threads of Life is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping families affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease along their journey of healing. The 5K walk is non-competitive.

Location:  ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Suzan Butyn
Phone:  1-888-567-9490
Categories:   Social Services; Health/Health Care
Jul 14/2008
to Aug 14/2007
Blackout day
Blackout Day is an initiative encouraging people, businesses and communities to do their part towards energy conservation by having the lights off. Persons can sign up for the Blackout Day Challenge online at www.blackoutday.ca by promising to take at least one action towards energy conservation.

Venue:  Ontario
Website:  http://www.blackoutday.ca
Categories:   Environment
Oct 29/2008
to Oct 31/2007
Vancouver, BC
7th International Conference on Urban Health
The Conference theme is :Knowledge Integration: Successful Interventions in Urban Health. The conference will emphasize action results rather than just descriptions. Highly renowned, international speakers have been secured for this conference..

Venue:  Westin Bayshore
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.icuh2008.com
For information contact:  Leigh Anne Higgs icuh2008@advance-group.com
Phone:  604-688-9655 ext.2
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care
 
  




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