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Date, Location Event, Organization
Nov 26/2008
to Nov 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Beauty, Identity, Pride
Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear. Created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, ninety pairs of shoes, boots and moccasins will showcase exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum's foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear.

Venue:  The Bata Shoe Museum
Location:  327 Bloor St. West; St. George Subway Station), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Native Peoples
Dec 20/2008
to Jan 4/2009
Ottawa, ON
Holiday Programming
Your mission: take part in hands-on activities to explore the science and technology of code-making and code-breaking. Uncover secret messages, get hints and clues, crack codes and solve the mystery. You might be surprised to find that codes are everywhere!

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Museums; Children & Youth; Science & Technology
Jan 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks Festival 2nd annual New Year's Day Poetry Marathon
Various poets reading continually 5 minutes each.

Time:  3:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Beaver Hall Artist's Gallery
Location:  29 McCaul Str. (west of Osgoode subway), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Anna Willats awillats@sympatico.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jan 2/2009
Toronto, ON
Vigil in front of the Israeli consulate
Join the vigil in front of the Israeli consulate from 5 to 6pm today and every Friday. This is a way to protest Israel 32s 40 year occupation and the current attacks on Gaza which have resulted in an ever-mounting loss of lives of Palestinians including many children, and a humanitarian disaster there.

Time:  5:00 - 6:00
Venue:  Israeli consultate (across from the ROM)
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 4/2009
Montreal, QC
Protest against Israel's attack on Gaza
Around the world a protest movement in opposition to Israeli apartheid is quickly growing and in Montreal we are calling on you to join the movement in solidarity with Gaza.
Protesters in Montreal will also gather at the Egyptian Consulate to deliver a letter to Egyptian President Mubarak denouncing the Egyptian government's collusion with Israeli authorities in maintaining a complete closure on Gaza throughout the past year. As Israel bombards Gaza the Egyptian government refuses to open the Gaza border crossing into Egypt to allow for
humanitarian aid to enter the besieged Gaza Strip.
Join us on the streets in Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian
people of Gaza and to call for an end to Israeli apartheid.

Time:  12:30
Venue:  carré; Cabot: corner St. Catherine and Atwater
Location:  (metro Atwater), Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.tadamon.ca
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 5/2009
to Apr 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Urban Agriculture- distance learning course - Jan.-April 2009
Urban agriculture is triggered by the current food and economic crisis. Government and civil society organizations are promoting it in order to ensure urban food security and health and to contribute toward urban environmental management and greening.

Venue:  Centre for Studies in Food Security
Location:  Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity
For information contact:  Reg Noble PhD food@ryerson.ca
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Farming
Jan 6/2009
Aurora, ON
New Year, New Financial Goals
Finances do not have to be stressful - kick off the New Year by setting realistic finanical goals for yourself and avoid headaches in 2010. Company of Women is hosting this York Region dinner event, featuring guest speaker Patricia Lovett-Reid of TD Waterhouse. Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register. The fee to attend is $45 for Company of Women members, or $55 for non-members.

Time:  5:30-9:00 p.m.
Venue:  The Mansion
Location:  400 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Economic Development; Business & Economics; Women
Jan 7/2009
Burlington, ON
New Year - Setting Goals that Work for You
Kick off the New Year by setting attainable goals - join Company of Women for the Burlington Breakfast Meeting where Elizabeth Skronski will help you set realistic goals for the 2010 calendar.
The morning will allow for networking time between like-minded women and includes breakfast.
Compaby of Women is hosting this event at the Coffee Office in Burlington from 8:30-10:30a.m, 3310 South Service Road, unit 300. To attend, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca. The cost to attend is $20 for Company of Women members and $25 for non-members.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue:  The Coffee Office
Location:  3310 South Service Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women
Jan 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Taming the Green Monster. A Polyamory and Jealousy Workshop with Dana Shaw @ CAYA
Created By Workshops

Like it or not, jealousy often happens in polyamorous relationships. It has a great deal to teach us about what we fear and can help us to grow and handle the intricacies of polyamorous relationships. Dealt with rationally, consciously and with patience, the green monster can be tamed. Participants will learn how to look at the lessons jealousy has for us and learn tools for handling it both in the moment and as we progress through all our relationships.

Time:  7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue:  Com As You Are
Location:  701 Queen Street West, M6J 1E6, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Skills & Training
Jan 8/2009
Candle Light Vigil Stand with Gaza - End the Israeli Assault! Lift the Siege!
The people of Gaza are being bombarded by a devastating onslaught from Israeli F16s, tanks and warships. Nearly 540 people have been killed and thousands injured. This massacre follows almost two years of blockade which has prevented essential supplies of food, fuel and medicines from reaching the Palestinian people in Gaza and causing untold suffering. Palestinian civil society continues to urge solidarity in the form of a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign until Israel complies with international law. This is the time for people of conscience to take up this call from Palestine. On Thursday, we call on all of you to join us for a Candle Light Vigil to denounce the latest Israeli crimes and to demand that the Harper government end their unconditional support for Israel.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Mississauga Civic Square
Location:  at City Hall (behind Public Library)
Website:  http://www.palestinehouse.com/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Jan 8/2009
Montreal, QC
Montreal Rally to support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Join Barriere Lake community members in Montreal in demanding that the Quebec government live up to its promises, drop all charges and release Benjamin Nottaway, and stop criminalizing community members and their leadership.

Time:  Noon
Venue:  In front of Jean Charest's office
Location:  corner of McGill College & Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.blogspot.com
Categories:   Native Peoples
Jan 8/2009
to Jan 9/2009
Toronto, ON
Corporate Social Responsibility Conference
Unique workshops conducted by CSR leaders; keynote speakers who are leaders in CSR; national finalists present their cases; network with corporate and academic leaders from the business community.

Venue:  Schulich School of Business, York U.
Location:  4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.csrsociety.com
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 9/2009
to Jan 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Out of Balance: Exxon Mobil's Impact on Climate Change
A flim about the world's largest corporation and still a major funder of climate change denial. Should be of interest to anyone concerned with the fate of life on earth. Post-film discussion on possible courses of action.

Time:  7:00 - 10:00
Venue:  Hart House South Dining Room
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647-342-7995
Categories:   Environment
Jan 9/2009
Toronto, ON
Greece Solidairty Picket
Solidarity rally with the Greek uprising: Spark in Ahtens, Fire in Toronto.
Recognize the system as flawed and transform it!
Why: Privatization of education, corporatization of campuses, barriers to immigration, police repression, poverty and institutionalized racism all led to the current uprising in Greece. We are struggling here with the very same issues! This is why we stand with our brothers and sisters in Greece.
Sponsored by: Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students, Common Cause, CUPE 3903, CUPE 3907, No One Is Illegal Toronto and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Time:  noon
Venue:  Outside the Consulate General of Greece
Location:  365 Bloor St. E (at Sherbourne), Toronto, ON
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Chatham, ON
Chatham-Kent Peace Coalition Peace Event
This event, in front of Chatham City Hall is in response to the fighting in Gaza.

Time:  1 p.m.
Venue:  Chatham City Hall
Location:  King Street, Chatham, ON
For information contact:  Derry McKeever
Phone:  519-359-6271
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Montreal, QC
Demonstration: Quebec in solidarity with Gaza End Israeli Apartheid
Thousands will gather in Montreal this upcoming weekend to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, against Israeli apartheid.

Time:  1 p.m.
Venue:  Corner Peel and Rene Levesque, metro Peel
Location:  Dorchester Square, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.tadamon.ca/post/2437
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Calgary
Free Palestine, End the Occupation, Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza
A small march to Harry Hays Federal Building (220-4 Avenue SE)

Time:  12: 00 pm
Venue:  City Hall steps
Location:  800 Macleod Trail, SE, Calgary
For information contact:  pcss-at-pcsscalgary.org
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, Protest the War on Gaza
Demonstration in Hamilton to protest the war on Gaza.

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Gore Park
Location:  105 Main Street East,, Hamilton, ON
For information contact:  palestineham@gmail.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Montreal, QC
Let Him Out! Let Him Stay! 3 Years is too Long
Abdelkader Belaouni is a refugee from Algeria who has been stranded in a church in Pointe Ste. Charles for 3 years (sanctuary). This march is in support of freeing him.

Time:  1 p.m.
Venue:  St. Gabriel's Church
Location:  2157 rue Centre, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.soutienpourkader.net
For information contact:  soutienkader@gmail.com
Phone:  514-848-7583
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jan 10/2009
Toronto, ON
MAPUCHE: The Rebirth of the Warrior. Toronto Mapuche People's Solidarity Film Festival
11:30 AM - Free Reception! Hot Chocolate and Biscuits
Featured Films:
noon - Sewatokwa'tsher'at. The Dish With One Spoon, [Director: Dawn Hill] (Six Nations, 2008)
1:30 PM - EZLN: 20/10, The Fire & the Word, [Director: Gloria Munoz], (Mexcio, 2004)
3 PM - Venezuela Bolivariana, People & Struggle in the IV World War, [Directed by: Marcelo Andrade Arreaza] (Venzuela, 2004)
4:30 PM - La Dignidad de los Nadies, Stories and Tales of Hope, [Director: Pino Solanas] (Argentina, 2005)
6:45 PM - Calle Santa Fe, [Director: Carmen Castillo] (Chile, 2007)
9:45 PM - El Despojo (The Pillaging) [Director: Dauno Tótoro] (Mapuche Nation, 2004)

Time:  11:30
Venue:  The Cat's Eye
Location:  150 Charles Street West (just east of Museum Station), Toronto, ON
Categories:   Native Peoples; Arts & Culture
Jan 10/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa-Stop Israel's Massacre in Gaza
Rally in support of Palestine liberation.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Parliament Hill
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawapalestine.blogspot.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City - Manifestation de solidarite avec Gaza
Coalition de Quebec pour la paix

Time:  1 pm
Venue:  Centre Lucien-Borne
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Rally against new nuclear reactors
The Ontario government has committed to build two new nuclear reactors, and it’s expected that the contracts will be signed this spring. The Ontario Clean Air Alliance wants to let Ontario Energy Minister George Smitherman (Toronto Centre) know that his constituents want a nuclear-free future. For more information, go to cleanairalliance.org or call 416-926-1907.

Time:  noon to 2 pm
Venue:  519 Church Street Community Centre
Location:  519 Church Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cleanairalliance.org
Phone:  416-926-1907
Categories:   Environment
Jan 10/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon - Rally for Gaza
City Hall Rally for Gaza

Time:  2:30 pm
Venue:  City Hall
Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Fredericton, NB
Solidarity Rally with Gaza
Stand in solidarity with Gaza.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  City Hall
Location:  Corner Queen and York, Fredericton, NB
For information contact:  info@frederictonpeace.org
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Edmonton, AB
Stop the Assault on Gaza! End the Siege!
Rally in support of Gaza's liberation.

Time:  1: 00 pm
Venue:  Winston Churchill Square
Location:  102 Avenue and 100 Street, Edmonton, AB
For information contact:  www.ecawar.org
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto - Demonstrate Against the Israeli Assault on Gaza!
Demonstration against assault on Gaza.

Free Gaza: Teach-in: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Str. 1:00 -5:30 pm

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Israeli Consulate
Location:  180 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@palestinehouse.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Guelph, ON
Towards Climate Positive: Environmental Symposium
15 Annual Environmental Sciences Symposium
This year's Environmental Sciences Symposium will explore the theme of "Towards Climate Positive" which expands on the concept of carbon neutrality and helps to develop and optimistic approach to dealing with climate change. Speakers include Sarah Harmer, Severn Culliis-Suzuki and David Noble, as well as representatives from the University of Guelph and Guelph communities.
$10 for studetns, $15 for community members.

Time:  8:45 to 4:45
Venue:  Rozanski Hall
Location:  University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.ugoguelph.ca/~envsymp
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Jan 10/2009
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver - Rally to End the Siege on Gaza and Protest Israeli War Crimes
Rally in support of Gaza

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Vancouver Art Gallery
Location:  Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  vancouver.gazaprotest@gmail.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
Victoria, BC
Victoria - Protest Rally against the Invasion of Gaza
Protest, demonstration against invasion ofGaza.

Time:  12:00 noon
Venue:  Victoria Visitor Centre
Location:  Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 10/2009
to Feb 10/2009
Winnipeg, ON
Winnipeg-End Massacre in Gaza
End the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Time:  2 pm.
Venue:  Federal Building
Location:  Water Ave. and Main Street, Winnipeg, ON
Website:  http://www.peacealliancewinnipeg.ca
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 11/2009
Halifax, NS
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  5:30
Venue:  Scotia Bank Auditorium, Dalhousie University
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Jan 11/2009
Mississauga, ON
Stand for Gaza - Fundraising Event
Palestine House and a broad coalition of civil society, labour union and faith based organizations are planning a fundraising event in support of Medical Institutions in Gaza. Bring your cash, cheque book, credit cards. A Tax exempt receipt will be issued to any donation over 10 dollars.

Time:  From 3 to 8 pm
Venue:  Payal Banquet Hall
Location:  3410 Semenyk Court, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.palestinehouse.com/
Phone:  905-281-8800
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Jan 12/2009
Oakville, ON
3-D Workout Free Trial Class
Experience a fluid, harmonious, low-impact exercise system that tunes up your whole body gently and effectively. If you're a gym drop-out and are looking for an alternative, proven method of exercise, this class is for you. No obligation.

Time:  11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Venue:  Body-in-Motion
Location:  321 Kerr St., Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.body-in-motion.com
For information contact:  Dianne Woodruff
Phone:  905-845-1011
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Men; Women
Jan 13/2009
Cambridge, ON
Change, You CAN Do It
January is the month to plan for goals and changes for the New Year a head. Join Company of Women as they host a Cambridge Dinner Meeting featuring Peggy Grall of Just Change It who will discuss how to make important life changes. The evening will feature ample networking time, a three-course dinner and the guest speaker. Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register. The fee to attend is $35 for Company of Women members, or $45 for non-members.

Time:  6:00 - 9:00p.m.
Venue:  Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Location:  Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Jan 13/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Climbing Mount Sustainability: Business Responses to Environmental Challenges
Guest speaker Niranjan Harrison from U. of Sask. will trace history of corporate action regarding environmental issues and discuss a future where business and society concerns are aligned.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  J.S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Ave., Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  306-665-1915
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
Failsafe: Saving our Earth from Ourselves, with author Ian Prattis
This volume - Failsafe - provides understanding of global eco-crises and issues a call to change the existing world order by arriving at a deep spiritual understanding of what needs to be done. Step by step methods to transform our existing mindset are laid out to usher in a new era of planetary care, social justice and peace.

Time:  7:00pm
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library, Main Library Auditorium
Location:  120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.failsafebook.com
Categories:   Environment
Jan 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
Failsafe: Saving our Earth from Ourselves, with author Ian Prattis
Author reading from Failsafe. A spiritual understanding of the global eco-crisis.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Main Library Auditorium
Location:  120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.failsafebook.com
For information contact:  lauran311@hotmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Jan 13/2009
Toronto, ON
NANPS Winter Public Speaker Series: The Importance of Bees
The Importance of Bees: By Dr. Laurence Packer
There are 20,000 species of bees in the world and their biology is very diverse. They are responsible for approximately 25% of our food, so understanding them is very important. Dr. Packer will dispel many generalisations about bees and explain why they are important organisms for monitoring the environment.
Dr. Packer is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at York University, researches bee systematics and taxonomy, conservation genetics, sociobiology, and biodiversity.

Time:  7:30pm
Venue:  Toronto Botanical Garden
Location:  777 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nanps.org
For information contact:  Martin Field
Phone:  905-720-2915
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jan 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Rally against new nuclear reactors
The Ontario government has committed to build two new nuclear reactors, and it 32s expected that the contracts will be signed this spring. The alliance wants to let Ontario Energy Minister George Smitherman (Toronto Centre) know that his constituents want a nuclear-free future.

Time:  6 to 8 pm
Venue:  519 Church Street Community Centre
Location:  519 Church Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cleanairalliance.org
Phone:  416-926-1907
Categories:   Environment
Jan 14/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Energy Efficient Residential Lighting - Everything You Need to Know
Rebecca Fiisel from Saskpower will guide us through the various options on the market today.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  J. S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Ave., Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety
For information contact:  info@environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  306-665-1915
Categories:   Environment; Housewares, Home Furnishings & Maintenance; Science & Technology
Jan 14/2009
London, ON
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Peace
Dr. Norman Finkelstein, author and thinker on the Israel-Palestine Conflict, will speak on Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Peace.
Dr. Finkelstein is an American professor of political science and one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His sincere, open and honest assessment of the conflict through a number of books including "The Holocaust Industry," "The Rise and Fall of Palestine," and "Beyond Chutzpah" has attracted attention throughout the world. He grew up in New York City and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He specializes in Zionism - his doctoral thesis focused on the theory of Zionism - and Jewish-related topics. $15.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Wolf Hall, London Public Library
Location:  251 Dundas Street, London, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org/
Categories:   International; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 14/2009
Vancouver, BC
Life on the edge: protecting marine ecosystems and sustaining coastal communities
Marine planner Nicholas Irving discusses the planning of Canada's first national marine conservation area while marine scientist Dr. Cliff Robinson discusses the estuaries, reefs, and marine ecosystems of the northern B.C. coast.
Free admission

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library (Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms)
Location:  350 W. Georgia, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment
Jan 14/2009
Vancouver, BC
Life on the edge: protecting marine ecosystems and sustaining coastal communities
Marine planner Nicholas Irving discusses the planning of Canada's first national marine conservation area while Dr. Cliff Robinson discusses the estuaries, reefs and ecosystems of the northern B.C. coast.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library
Location:  350 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Environment; Education; Nature & Outdoors
Jan 14/2009
Vancouver, BC
Stopwar.ca general meeting
Stopwar.ca holds its general meeting at 5:30 pm.

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  Maritime Labour Centre
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.stopwar.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Military; International
Jan 14/2009
to Jan 16/2009
Vancouver, BC
Build a School in Afghanistan: Turn Stones into Schools
Promotion of Greg Mortenson's International Best-seller:"Stones into Schools"

Jan.14, Mulgrave School Theatre, 2330 Cypress Lane, 604-986-6190, 7:00 pm
Jan.15, John Oliver Auditorium, 530 East 41st Ave., 604-738-5335, 7:00 pm
Jan. 16, Southridge School, 2656-160th St., 604-541-9939, 2:00 pm

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://penguin.ca/StonesIntoSchools
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; International
Jan 14/2009
to Mar 1/2009
ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies
Works by Canadian Artists move beyond cultural identity as defined by ethnicity.

Venue:  Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T, Scarborough
Location:  1265 Military Trail
For information contact:  dmg@utsc.utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-287-7007
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 15/2009
Mississauga, ON
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Peace
Dr. Finkelstein is an American professor of political science and one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His sincere, open and honest assessment of the conflict through a number of books including "The Holocaust Industry," "The Rise and Fall of Palestine," and "Beyond Chutzpah" has attracted attention throughout the world. He grew up in New York City and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He specializes in Zionism - his doctoral thesis focused on the theory of Zionism - and Jewish-related topics. $15.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  UofT-Mississauga Campus
Location:  CCIT Building, Room 1080, 3359 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org/
Categories:   International; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Sharkwater and talk - free film showing
Showing of documentary Sharkwater followed by a talk by Bob Timmons of the Animal Rights Kollective.

Time:  7:00 - 9:20 pm
Venue:  Hart House, U of Toronto
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Paul York, pyork@hotmail.com
Phone:  647-342-7995
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Environment; Fishing & Hunting
Jan 16/2009
Ottawa, ON
Demonstration Outside the First Ministers' Meeting In Ottawa
Housing MUST be Part of the Plan to Fight the Crisis!
Tenants and homeless people will demonstrate in Ottawa outside the First Ministers' Meeting which is being held to discuss the financial and economic crisis. The demonstrators want to increase pressure on the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to include major investments in social housing, in the plan to deal with the economic crisis, which will be announced on January 27th in the Federal Budget. Investments in housing would both respond to the nation-wide lack of low-rent housing and create employment in the forestry, construction, and manufacturing industries. The demonstrators fear that their problems will be ignored yet again by the Conservative Government.

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Old City Hall
Location:  111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Business & Economics; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 16/2009
Montreal, QC
Palestinian Perspectives IV at cinematheque Quebecoise
This documentary reveals the unknown life of the Palestinian people, including school friends, olive trees and two small donkeys, surrounded by barbed wire fences and soldiers.

Venue:  Cinematheque Quebecoise
Location:  335 boul. De Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 16/2009
to Jan 17/2009
Vaughan, ON
Green Reel Film Festival
Two days of award winning and celebrated environmental films featuring "Squirm" - The Cathy's Crawly Composters story. Includes on-site environmental vendors, information kiosks, activities and refreshments. Cathy's Crawly Composters will have a booth at the theatre demonstrating the environmental benefits of the worms.

Venue:  The City Playhouse Theatre
Location:  1000 New Westminster Drive, Vaughan, ON
Website:  http://www.cathyscomposters.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1 888 775 9495
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
Jan 16/2009
to Jan 23/2009
Montreal, QC
"la Couleur des olives"
By Carolina Rivas and Daoud Sarhandi
Palestine/Mexico, 97 min.
original Arabic version with French subtitles

Time:  7pm and 11pm
Venue:  Cinémathèque québécoise. Salle Fernand-Séguin
Location:  335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est - Métro Berri-UQAM, Montreal, QC
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 17/2009
Vancouver, BC
Author reading: Azar Nafisi
Readings from Azar Nafisi's books and magazine articles. She is an Iranian writer who was expelled from Iran for refusing to wear the veil.

Time:  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Capilano Performing Arts Theatre
Location:  2055 Purcell Way, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  viwf@writersfest.bc.ca
Phone:  604-990-7810
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Jan 17/2009
Ottawa, ON
Commemorating Hrant Dink
Call for dialogue and support for the vision of Turkish-Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink Ottawa – January 7, 2009
On the occasion of a 2nd annual public event to commemorate Hrant Dink on January 17, 2009 at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Canadians of Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish origin call for honouring Dink and supporting his vision. The keynote address of this event will be delivered by Phil Jenkins, Chair of Writers-in Prison Committee, PEN- Canada.
Hrant Dink was persecuted for several years for his political views and he was murdered in front of his Istanbul office on January 19, 2007.

Time:  7:30pm-9:30 pm
Location:  395 Wellington Street Room A, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://friendsofhrant@gmail.com
For information contact:  Hera Arevian- Mete Pamir
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 17/2009
Toronto, ON
Community Forum on the Uprising in Greece and its Lessons for Toronto
Toronto organizers will speak of their experiences with direct action and disruption; a prerecorded interview with an international activist who was involved in the December 2008 occupation of Athens Polytechnic.

Time:  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Venue:  OISE, Rm. 2211
Location:  252 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  commoncauseontario@gmail.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 18/2009
Toronto, ON
Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Bats
How flying creatures interact and affect plants and how plants influence the fliers. There will be 4 speakers.

Time:  10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Venue:  The Howard Park Tennis Club
Location:  430 Parkside Drive Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.highpark.org
For information contact:  vsp@highpark.org
Phone:  416-392-1748
Categories:   Education; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jan 18/2009
Ottawa, ON
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Marion Hall Auditorium
Location:  University of Ottawa, Main Campus, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Diana Ralph
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 18/2009
to Jan 24/2009
National Non-Smoking Week
NNSW has been observed for more than thirty years. From its inception in 1977, NNSW activities have been coordinated by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control.

National Non-Smoking Week is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada's ongoing public education efforts. Its goals are:

to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking;
to prevent people who do not smoke from beginning to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco;
to help people quit smoking;
to promote the right of individuals to breathe air unpolluted by tobacco smoke;
to denormalize the tobacco industry, tobacco industry marketing practices, tobacco products, and tobacco use; and to assist in the attainment of a smoke-free society in Canada.

Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 18/2009
to Jan 24/2009
National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) -What have you got lose?
NNSW has been observed for more than 30 years and is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada's ongoing public education efforts regarding the consequences of tobacco use. This year, the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control has partnered with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs to bring this important message to Canadians: fires caused by careless smoking in the home are the leading cause of home fire deaths in this country.

Website:  http://www.nnsw.ca
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care
Jan 19/2009
Ottawa, ON
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  Room 256 S. of the Senate
Location:  Centre Block of Parliament, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http:///ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Diana Ralph
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 19/2009
Ottawa, ON
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Kailash Mital Theatre (formerly Alumni Theatre),
Location:  Southam Hall, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http:///ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Diana Ralph
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 19/2009
St.Johne's, NL
Our Energy Resources: For Export Only, or also for Development?
Harris Centre, Memorial presents Our Energy Resources: For Export Only, or also for
Development?, a free public lecture with Prof. Andy Fish
Sponsored by the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.

Time:  7:30pm-9:00pm
Venue:  IIC-2001, Inco Innovation Centre, Memorial University
Location:  Prince Philip Drive, St.Johne's, NL
Website:  http://ww.mun.ca/harriscentre
Categories:   Environment
Jan 19/2009
Oakville, ON
The Art of Effective Networking
To obtain and maintain those important networks that are crucial to your business sucess, effective networking is the strongest tool you can have. Join in the upcoming Company of Women Oakville Dinner Meeting as Donna Messer of ConnectUS gives an interactive presentation on the art of networking and the important strategies to keep in mind when doing so.
Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register. The evening will feature ample networking time, a three-course dinner and the guest speaker.
The fee to attend is $45 for Company of Women members and $55 for non-members.

Time:  5:30-9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre
Location:  Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Jan 20/2009
to Mar 14/2009
Toronto, ON
Exposures: The History of Photography through the Lens of the Malcomson Collection
A photography exhibition marking artistic and technical developments in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Venue:  U of Toronto Art Centre, U of Toronto
Location:  15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.utac.utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-978-5285
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Science & Technology; International
Jan 21/2009
Hamilton, ON
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, room 1A1
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http:///ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Diana Ralph
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 21/2009
Vancouver, BC
What We Can Learn From Ghandi: Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Prof. Norman Finkelstein speaks on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for non-students, and $15 at the door.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  WOOD 2 (Instructional Resource Center)
Location:  UBC - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Phone:  778-990-1812
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 21/2009
to Feb 11/2009
Oakville, ON
Me Inc. Workshop
Are you a would-be entrepreneur, but do not know how to get your business idea off the ground? If so, then join Company of Women as they host the upcoming, four part workshop series that is dedicated to women who want to launch their business idea in to reality. Anne Day and Yolanda Fitzpatrick will discuss the necessary componants to entrepreneurship in a step-by-step approach. The four sessions will be taking place starting on January 21st, January 28th, February 4th and finishing on February 11th. The fee to participate is $90.00. To register, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca

Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Venue:  E-Spot
Location:  353 Iroquois Shore Rd, Unit 200, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women
Jan 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Hundreds of engineering students to 'freeze' in Toronto to advance fair trade
Hundreds of socially-active engineering students from across Canada, including the University of Waterloo, will raise public awareness about the fair trade movement at a special event in downtown Toronto as part of the Engineers Without Borders National Conference to be held Jan. 21-24.
More than 600 students will temporarily freeze into a pose to draw public attention to the cause on Thursday, Jan 22 at 6:45 p.m. in an area bounded by Spadina, Church, Bloor and Front streets. Engineers Without Borders is a non-governmental organization devoted to international development.

Time:  6:45 pm
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ewb.ca
Jan 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Jeff Halper
Jeff Halper is an Israeli author and speaker about non-violent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; is a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD); was on the Free Gaza flotilla that broke the Gaza siege; and is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
His talk is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices and the United Jewish People's Order.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Winchevsky Centre
Location:  585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, ON
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Jeff Halper Speaks
Jeff Halper is an Israeli author and speaker about non-violent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; is a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD); was on the Free Gaza flotilla that broke the Gaza siege; and is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Halper will be talking about how Canadians can participate in peaceful resistance against the Israeli siege of Gaza and occupation in the West Bank.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Student Centre, room A/B
Location:  Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR147.htm
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Order of Ontario Investiture Ceremony
The black tie investiture ceremony into the Order of Ontario will take place at Queen's Park on January 22, 2009.

Venue:  Queen's Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jan 22/2009
Ottawa, ON
Princes, Poets, and Pomegranates: Personal Stories and Folktales from Persia
Ottawa Storytellers performance: Sherri Yazdani and Tara Hartley.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  NAC Fourth Stage
Location:  53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  administrator@ottawastorytellers.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 22/2009
Edmonton, AB
What We Can Learn from Ghandi: Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Norman Finkelstein speaks on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Sponsors: Palestine Solidarity Network, Canada Palestine Cultural Association, University of Alberta Muslim Students' Association, Alberta Federation of Labour, University of Alberta Political Science Department.

Time:  12:30
Venue:  ETLC Room E1-017
Location:  University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Phone:  780-732-0477
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 22/2009
Calgary, AB
What We Can Learn from Ghandi: Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Norman Finkelstein speaks on resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Sponsored by: Palestinian-Canadian Student Society (PCSS).

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Room 162 MFH
Location:  University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 22/2009
to Jan 25/2009
Guelph, ON
Guelph Organic Conference
Trade show and organic food expo. Over 150 booths relating to organic farming and foods.

Time:  7 am - 5:30 pm (Sat), 9 am - 4:30 pm (Sun)
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Farming; Environment
Jan 22/2009
to Jan 25/2009
Guelph, ON
Guelph Organic Conference & Expo
28th Annual Organic Expo and Tasting Fair
Over 150 booths
Conference, workshops, free expo and sampling fair with farming and retail suppliers.

Time:  9 am - 5 pm
Venue:  Guelph University Centre
Location:  Guelph, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca
Phone:  519-824-4120 ext. 56205
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Food & Beverage
Jan 23/2009
New York, USA
Green Business Summit
This Event will gather key decision makers, facilities' managers, purchasing directors, owners and executive level members of the business community to interact with regional and local leaders in a comprehensive dialogue on sustainability.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Queens College
Location:  Flushing, New York, New York, USA
Website:  http://www.queensgreenbusinesssummit.com
For information contact:  Jillian Egenberg Jillian@SalsbergGroup.com
Categories:   Environment; Skills & Training; International
Jan 23/2009
Mississauga, ON
Implementing early learning in Ontario: Peel Region Inst.
A full day institute presented by the AECEO bringing together professionals to discuss how early learning in Ontario changes will affect municipalities, public school system and secondary school system.

Venue:  HJA Brown Education Centre
Location:  5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.aeceo.ca
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Health/Health Care
Jan 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is an Israeli author and speaker about non-violent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; is a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD); was on the Free Gaza flotilla that broke the Gaza siege; and is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
His talk is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices and the United Jewish People's Order.

Time:  7:30
Venue:  Bloor Street United Church
Location:  300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.icahd.org/eng/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 23/2009
Vancouver, BC
Up with hope
An art show and silent auction of photographs by Kenyan youth depicting the daily life of residents in the slums of Nairobi. Music by Corbin Murdoch & the Nautical Miles, the Sappers, DJ Seko, and Skilly. Proceeds will go towards building waste management centres in Nairobi.

Time:  6:00-9:30 pm
Venue:  Centre A Gallery
Location:  2 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 23/2009
What is Stephen Harper thinking as the budget approaches?
Randy Park will appear on Business News Network to talk about Stephen Harper's thinking as budget day approaches. Will he cooperate with the opposition? Is it in his strategic interest?

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  BNN television
Website:  http://bnn.ca
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Business & Economics
Jan 24/2009
Dalhousie, NS
Halifax Teach-in on Palestine
First of two events taking place on January 24 and January 31.
The world has witnessed a barbaric attack on the Palestinians of Gaza. This has outraged public opinion, resulting in massive mobilizations across the globe in defence of Gaza. On Saturday January 24th, from 1 to 6 pm, the Opening Session of the Halifax Teach-In on Palestine will be held.
This Teach-In will be a converging point for information, discussion & analysis of the current context for Palestinian rights.

Among the themes & topics:
Testimonies of Palestinians
Understanding the Assault on Gaza
What is Zionism? * Israeli-US Strategy
Who Are The Palestinians?
History of the Conflict
Farming Under Fire
Canada's Role

Suggested donation $5+.
Refreshments * Information Resources

Time:  1:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Room 105, Weldon Law Building
Location:  6061 University Ave., Dalhousie, NS
For information contact:  info@freepalestine.ca
Phone:  902-477-0470
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 24/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "I can no more passively witness my government 32s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country," Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. "To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta."

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, 2nd Fl.
Location:  91 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Mark Etkin
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 25/2009
Vancouver, BC
Brainstorming Session
We're hoping for some feedback from local organizations to determine the needs that young people have in Vancouver. All of our directors are plugged in to the services available for street involved youth so we're hoping to expand the network to build relationships with other organizations. This is a unique and important opportunity to work with homeless youth and we'd love your support. Our services are targeted toward a particularly vulnerable population that is only growing. We hope you'll come and share your thoughts.

Time:  11:00am - 3:00pm
Venue:  Kensho Community
Location:  : 260-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.kenshocommunity.org
For information contact:  Teia Rogers
Phone:  415-992-5531
Categories:   Children & Youth
Jan 25/2009
Montreal, QC
Demonstration; End Israeli Apartheid! End the Siege on Gaza!
We must reaffirm our commitment to continue to mobilize our friends and allies for an international campaign of boycott, sanctions and divestment.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Corner St Catherine/Atwater
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.tadamon.ca
For information contact:  info@tadamon.ca
Phone:  514-664-1036
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 25/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  4:00 pm
Venue:  Canadian Mennonite U. Auditorium
Location:  500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Mark Etkin
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 25/2009
Mississauga, ON
Ontario Intercultural Community Services Dinner
Ontario Inter-Cultural Community Services (OICS) in Mississauga is hosting a fund-raising dinner at $100 per person to raise money for Save Malton food bank and The First Community Kitchen.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Maple Banquet Hall
Location:  1325 Eglinton Ave., Mississauga, ON
For information contact:  info@oics.ca
Phone:  (905) 279-0481.
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Jan 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Songwriters' Expo
The Songwriters' Expo continues to celebrate the excellence and excitement of the Toronto music scene.
Featured are: Bunmi Adeoye, Laura Belyea and James Carroll, Monique Barry, Marc Nadjiwan.

Time:  4 pm. - 7:00 pm
Venue:  Cadillac Lounge
Location:  1296 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.songwritersexpo.com
For information contact:  info@songwritersexpo.com
Phone:  416-536-7717
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jan 25/2009
Toronto, ON
The courageto heal for women survivors of childhood sexual trauma
Time:  11 am - 1 pm
Venue:  anitafrika! dub theatre
Location:  62 Fraser Ave.(2 blks E of Dufferin, 2blks from King), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  jamila malika - village@anitafrika.com
Phone:  416-434-1823
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Working Class Fightback: Lessons of the last Great Depression with Bryan Palmer, Labour Historian and Author
The financial crisis has certainly brought on a deepening worldwide slump, with growing mass unemployment and impoverishment. There is also a crisis of working class institutions, in particular the union movement. How can
the working class build unity within its ranks and rebuild our capacity to fight back? One thing we can do, is to learn from the experiences of working people during the 1930's, who organized a series of mass fightbacks and built new institutions, such as industrial unions.
The financial crisis has certainly brought on a deepening worldwide slump, with growing mass unemployment and impoverishment. There is also a crisis of working class institutions, in particular the union movement. How can
the working class build unity within its ranks and rebuild our capacity to fight back? One thing we can do, is to learn from the experiences of working people during the 1930's, who organized a series of mass fightbacks and built new institutions, such as industrial unions.
The financial crisis has certainly brought on a deepening worldwide slump, with growing mass unemployment and impoverishment. There is also a crisis of working class institutions, in particular the union movement. How can
the working class build unity within its ranks and rebuild our capacity to fight back? One thing we can do, is to learn from the experiences of working people during the 1930's, who organized a series of mass fightbacks and built new institutions, such as industrial unions.
Come hear Bryan Palmer, noted labour historian, author of a number of books of history told from the workers' point of view, and contribute to a common discussion about what we can learn from the past. Such discussions can contribute to our common efforts to build a movement to fight the effects of the crisis, as well as its root causes in the existing economic
system.

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 pm
Venue:  United Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.socialistproject.ca/events/sp
Categories:   Business & Economics; Economic Development; Social Policy
Jan 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry
"Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry"
Bhopal, the Search for Justice" A Documentary Film, also "We are not flowers, we are flames"

Venue:  SCC Lobby, Ryerson Students Centre
Location:  55 Gould St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.becollective.blog.com
For information contact:  becollective1@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment
Jan 26/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  12:30
Venue:  University of Winnipeg, Rm. 1L12
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Mark Etkin
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 26/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  3:00 pm
Venue:  Rm. 137 Isbister Bldg
Location:  University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Mark Etkin
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 26/2009
Oakville, ON
Tax Tips
'Tis the tax season - learn all that you need to know from tax expert Bianca Gaetani, CA, at the upcoming Company of Women Oakville Breakfast Meeting. The interactive meeting includes breakfast and networking time among like-minded women. Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register. The fee to attend is $20 for Company of Women members and $25 for non-members.

Time:  9:00-11:00a.m.
Venue:  Cora's Breakfast and Lunch
Location:  200-240 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women; Education
Jan 27/2009
to Jan 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Best Interests of the Child: Meaning and Application in Canada
Meaning and interpretation of best interest of the child
Best interest and the right to participate
Best interest with respect to the Rights of the Child (in the Convention)
Best interest as it relates to groups of children.

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  mlahuis@unicef.ca
Categories:   Children & Youth; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 28/2009
Vancouver, BC
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Unitarian Church of Vancouver
Location:  corner of Oak Street and 49th Ave W., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Sid Shniad
Phone:  604-314-5589
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Privacy by Design
Come to the First Privacy by Design Challenge and see how technology can be designed to enhance privacy instead of encroaching upon it.
The Challenge – co-sponsored by the Toronto Board of Trade and being held on international Data Privacy Day – will feature presentations by nine companies on their latest innovations in privacy-enhancing technologies.

Venue:  Board of Trade
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.privacybydesign.ca
Categories:   Computers; Communications Industry & Technology; Information, Libraries, Research
Jan 29/2009
Toronto, ON
PPM Symposium
The Radio Marketing Bureau in conjunction with BBM and BBM Analytics presents a PPM Symposium. As part of the Advertising Week this informative and interactive half day event provides a unique opportunity for advertisers, agencies and broadcasters to learn about the new PPM electronic measurement system for radio, how PPM works and what it means for the future of radio in Canada.
Limited Symposium tickets available at $99 including lunch.
Over a working lunch listen to a special guest speaker, Doug Abernethy, Regional VP of Radio One in Houston Texas, and hear first hand how PPM has impacted radio in Houston, the first PPM market in North America, and how broadcasters and advertisers are adjusting to this new method of audience measurement.

Time:  8:30 am - 2:15 pm
Venue:  The Capitol Event Theatre
Location:  2492 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rmb.ca
For information contact:  Gary Belgrave
Phone:  416-922-5757 Ext. 233
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jan 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Unbottle It
The bottled water industry has worked hard to undermine our faith in public water. It's time to get the facts, kick the bottle and tap into clean, safe public drinking water.

Time:  7;00 pm
Venue:  Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org; www.cupe.on.ca
Phone:  416-299-9739
Categories:   Environment; Social Policy; Food & Beverage
Jan 29/2009
to Jan 30/2009
Montreal, QC
Connecting early child development and schools: Building alliances for children
Canada and the world – Hear how Canada measures up
John Bennett, an expert on world issues on Early Learning, along with Canadian experts, Jane Bertrand, Professor at George Brown College and Jane Beach, former Director of Childcare and ECD Consultant, will debate and discuss Canada’s place in the context of the world views on Early Learning and Schools.

An interactive summit
Participants will have many opportunities – designed into the schedule of the conference – to share, discuss, problem-solve and debate in small interest groups as well as to challenge and question the keynote speakers and provincial presenters.

Attendees can anticipate
- Keynote speeches interspersed throughout the day
- Facilitated small group meetings on specific issues
- Networking opportunities both formal and informal
- The opportunity to assist in planning further cross-Canada events to build this new network

Venue:  Delta Centre-Ville Hotel
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://cecd_general@councilecd.ca
For information contact:  Deborah Phillips
Phone:  604.827.5797
Categories:   Education
Jan 29/2009
to Jan 31/2009
Toronto, ON
2009 Festival of Original Theatre, Exquisite Corpses, Bloody Bodies: Murder, Myth, and Representations of Violence on Stage and Screen
This is a student organized festival with day performances being free.

Venue:  Robert Gill Theatre
Location:  214 College St., 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Phone:  416-978-7986
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Performing Arts; Education
Jan 29/2009
to Jan 31/2009
Stuttgart
CEP Clean Energy Power(R) 2009
International Trade Fair and Conference for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficient Building and Renovation with 5th Innovation Conference.

Venue:  New Stuttgard Trade Fair Centre
Location:  Stuttgard, Germany, Stuttgart
Website:  http://www.energie-server.com
For information contact:  Diana Roehm international@energie-server.de
Phone:  +49(0) 7121-3016-0
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; International
Jan 29/2009
to Feb 1/2009
Toronto, ON
The 8 Fest
Second annual celebration of small-gauge film includes latest in Robert Kennedy's Animal Control installation series (starring local raccoons); a presentation by Japanese avant-garde pioneer Takahiko Limura: My Year in Malaya (home movies shot by Toronto Noris in 1953); and screening of Canadian and international contemporary work.

Venue:  Trash Palace
Location:  89-B Niagara St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.the8fest.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 29/2009
to May 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Werner Pfeiffer: Book-Objects & Artist Books
An exhibition of art created from or using books as the medium.

Venue:  Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Location:  120 St. George St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher/axhibitions/current.html
Phone:  416-978-5285
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Jan 30/2009
Vancouver, BC
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Main Library) Room 182
Location:  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Sid Shniad
Phone:  604-314-5589
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 30/2009
Burnaby, BC
Jeff Halper speaks
Jeff Halper is known internationally for his work as a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Al-Salaam Mosque
Location:  5060 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC
Website:  http:///ijvcanada.blogspot.com
For information contact:  Sid Shniad
Phone:  604-314-5589
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Publicly-Funded Health Care and its Preservation in Canada
The event, part of the Tommy Douglas Distinguished Speakers Series, is to commemorate the introduction of universal, publicly-funded health care in Saskatchewan in 1962.

Time:  from 7 to 9:30 pm
Venue:  Convocation Hall
Location:  University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  bringbacktommy.ca.
Phone:  416-978-8741
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Ralph Nader: Publicly Funded Health Care andIts Preservation in Canada
Speech: Publicly Funded Health Care in Canada, Ralph Nader

Time:  7:00 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Convocation Hall
Location:  31 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Standing Up for Gaza: Film Screening and Discussion
For 23 days, Israel attacked Gaza from land, sea and air resulting in over 1300 dead and 5100 injured. Prior to these attacks, the people of Gaza had been living under siege for over 18 months, with little to no food, medical supplies and other necessities of life being allowed into the territory. Gaza, with a captive population of over 1.5 million people, has been called the world's largest open air prison.
Students Against Israeli Apartheid have organized this event to educate students about the recent assault on Gaza and the siege on Gaza that continues even after Israel declared a ceasefire.
Film screening of "Gaza" Another Kind of Tears" followed by dicussiion with Hammam Farah, student from Gaza.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Location:  40 St. George Street, Room 1190, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org/CxL-MiddleEastResources.htm
For information contact:  saia@riseup.net
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 30/2009
to Jan 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Ontario’s Planned Hospital Cuts, Downsizing and Restructuring
Featuring high-level briefings on key policy issues, reports on economic impact of hospitals, projected extent of cuts and restructuring and messaging meetings, the summit is from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at 15 Gervais Drive

Location:  15 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca
Phone:  416-441-2502
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 30/2009
to Feb 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Canada's Top Ten
Annual showcase of domestic features and shorts kicks off with Kari Skoland's Fifty Dead Men Walking and Le'a Pool's Maman est chez le coiffeur. Shorts programs screen Jan.31 and Feb.1

Venue:  AGO Jackman Hall
Location:  317 Dundas St. McCaul entrance, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cinemathequeontario.ca
Phone:  416-968-FILM
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Building a Sustainable Home: An Owner's Perspective
Ecological home design, passive solar concepts, renewable energy systems, water & sewage treatment, permits, zoning, grid tie-in etc.
$85

Time:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue:  Toronto Botanical Gardens
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca
Phone:  416-397-1362
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Housewares, Home Furnishings & Maintenance
Jan 31/2009
Dalhousie, NS
Halifax Teach-in on Palestine
Second of two events taking place on January 24 and January 31.
The world has witnessed a barbaric attack on the Palestinians of Gaza. This has outraged public opinion, resulting in massive mobilizations across the globe in defence of Gaza.
This Teach-In will be a converging point for information, discussion & analysis of the current context for Palestinian rights.

Among the themes & topics:
Testimonies of Palestinians
Understanding the Assault on Gaza
What is Zionism? * Israeli-US Strategy
Who Are The Palestinians?
History of the Conflict
Farming Under Fire
Canada's Role

Suggested donation $5+.
Refreshments * Information Resources

Time:  1:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Room 105, Weldon Law Building
Location:  6061 University Ave., Dalhousie, NS
For information contact:  info@freepalestine.ca
Phone:  902-477-0470
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 31/2009
Toronto, ON
International Raw Milk Symposium
An eclectic array of international speakers and researchers will address medical physiology, safety and distribution of raw milk world wide, also rise in consumer demand.

Time:  10 am - 5 pm
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  www.rawmilksymposium.com
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Food & Beverage; International
Jan 31/2009
Ottawa, ON
Octopus Books presents three perspectives on torture in our time
Octopus Books presents three perspectives on torture in our time.

Hope and Despair is the inspiring story of Monia Mazigh's courageous fight to free her husband, Maher Arar, from a Syrian jail.

This is a remarkable story of personal courage, and of an extraordinary woman who lets us into her life so that other Canadians can understand the denial of rights and the discarding of human rights her family suffered.

Kerry Pither has worked as a human rights and civil liberties advocate for almost twenty years on a wide range of local, regional, national and international issues. She is the author of Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror, which chronicles the shocking story of how four Canadian men, Ahmad El Maati, says that despite everything that's happened, "I always remeber that we are the lucky ones. Since 9/11 so many others have just disappeared, or are still in secret prisons, with no right to ask questions. At least we have the right to ask questions about why this happened. At least we mght get answers."

Alan Cumyn is the author of the novel Man of Bone and its sequel Burridge Unbound, which tell the story of the kidnapping of a Canadian diplomat abroad and his subsequent struggles after surviving the terrifying ordeal and returning home. Cumyn spent eight years writing on international human rights issues for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
Please join us for an evening of discussion with these three local writers for the first event of many celebrating Octopus Books 40th anniversary. We are proud of our history as a progressive independent bookstore and our commitment to providing books on social justice issues and supporting community initiatives since 1969.

Venue:  Room A Library and Archives Canada
Location:  395 Wellington Street K14 0N4, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://events@octopusbooks.ca
For information contact:  Jackie Wallace
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 31/2009
Ottawa, ON
The Age of Persecution: Perspectives on an Atrocity of Our Time
Hope and Despair is the inspiring story of Monia Mazigh's courageous fight to free her husband, Maher Arar, from a Syrian jail.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Rm. A, Library and Archives Canada
Location:  395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  events@octopusbooks.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jan 31/2009
Victoria, BC
The Path to Eco-Conscious Living, with Ed Begley Jr.
Star of the hit reality show, Living with Ed, Begley is considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community.
Begley will be speaking and signing copies of his new book at the U. of Victoria. Public lecture.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  University of Victoria
Location:  Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.auditorium.uvic.ca
For information contact:  swebb@uvic.ca
Phone:  250-721-6678
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Jan 31/2009
to Feb 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Canada and the War in Afghanistan
Ryerson University in Toronto hosts Canada and the War in Afghanistan, a pan-Canadian student anti-war conference. The conference is from Saturday, January 31 to Sunday, February 1 and is organized by the Canadian Peace Alliance and the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario. Hundreds of students from across Canada participate in workshops, panel discussions and debates on anti-war topics including racism and Islamophobia and military recruitment on campus.

Venue:  Ryerson University
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.acp-cpa.ca
For information contact:  Canadian Peace Alliance
Phone:  416-588-5555
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Jan 31/2009
to Feb 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Extreme Freedom Seminar
Extreme Freedom®; is an amazing and intensive two-day weekend program designed to help you identify and remove limiting thoughts and beliefs and emotions that are weighing you down and help you create clarity around your vision for your life.

After the weekend you will have more direction, certainty, clarity and you will be inspired and motivated. You will get to the heart of your true self.

Time:  Saturday 8:30am - 10pm, Sunday 8:30am - 6pm
Location:  58 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thevibrantlifecoach.com
For information contact:  Jen Cook or Diane Andonovski
Phone:  416-405-9478
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Skills & Training; Education
Feb 2/2009
Picton, ON
Green Energy Act
A public meeting is being held in Prince Edward County to explain the proposed legislation (to empower all Ontario residents to become power generators), which in Europe has proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate smog and create thousands of good jobs.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  Prince Edward Community Centre Hall
Location:  375 Main Str., Picton, ON
For information contact:  Don Chisolm
Phone:  613-476-1700
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 2/2009
Vancouver, BC
Peacemaker: Peace through video games?
Facilitator Dave Chang translates audience votes into in-game decisions in a presentation of PeaceMaker, a game exploring what it takes for peaceful resolution in the Middle East. Co-sponsored by Building Bridges Society.

Free admission

Time:  7:30-9:30pm
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library (Alice MacKay Room)
Location:  350 W. Georgia, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Computers; Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 2/2009
to Feb 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Wealth Without Waste
As part of the Waste Diversion Act review, this event will explore how extended producer responsibility (EPR) can foster competition to minimize costs and maximize environmental benefits.

Venue:  Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rs6.net/tn.jsp
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 3/2009
Ottawa, ON
Be The Change - A Befriending The Earth (BTE) Course
A simplicity circle based on conversation, videos/dvds and practical action guide for fostering life-style changes that help us live more lightly on the Earth.

Time:  1:30 - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Centrepointe House
Location:  Baseline St., Ottawa, ON
Phone:  613-226-5023
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Feb 3/2009
to Feb 4/2009
Toronto, ON
SCTE Canadian Summit 2009
Join SCTE and a host of Canadian engineering professionals explore engineering issues specific to the Canadian audience at the first-ever SCTE Canadian Summit. Broaden your knowledge through two days of exhibits, technical breakout sessions, general sessions, and networking opportunities. This year’s summit will focus on the impacts of integrating new technologies into existing cable infrastructures. Understand the opportunities and the pitfalls—all to maximize customer satisfaction and gain operational efficiencies.

Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.scte.org
For information contact:  expo@scte.org
Phone:  610-363-6888
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 4/2009
Halifax, NS
FLOW: For The Love Of Water - free public film screening
Irena Salina's award-winning 2008 documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Mount St. Vincent University, Seton Auditorium C
Location:  166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.nsen.ca
For information contact:  nsen@cen-rce.org
Phone:  902-454-6846
Categories:   Environment; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 4/2009
Calgary, ON
Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands
Terra Simieritsch of the Pembina Institute will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  Calgary Area Outdoor Council
Location:  1111 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, ON
Website:  http://www.sierraclubchinook.org
For information contact:  alex@sierraclubchinook.org
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Manufacturing
Feb 4/2009
to Feb 22/2009
Toronto, ON
The Rhubarb Festival
Canada's original new works fest goes international! Fabulous Producer Sherrie Johnson joins Festival Director Erika Hennebury as Rhubarb returns to a jam-packed three week format. The entire facility is wide open for more than two dozen contemporary theatrical explorations. This year The Rhubarb Festival: Free Trade will feature a myriad of brand spanking new Canadian explorations alongside feature presentations from across Canada, US and Europe!!

Venue:  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artsexy.ca/index.cfm
For information contact:  Erika Hennebury
Categories:   Performing Arts; Arts & Culture
Feb 6/2009
to Feb 8/2009
Montreal, QC
Can-Fit-Pro Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Aquafitness Conference and Trade Show
Shop, learn, and workout at the biggest and best fitness conference in Quebec!
See the best presenters in the fitness industry, get fantastic deals on fitness equipment and gear, plus see the hottest new choreography, research, and training methods.
There are sessions presented in French and English. Open to all fitness professionals and enthusiasts. Admission to the trade show is free!
Register today or go online to print off your free trade show pass.
www.canfitpro.com

Venue:  Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/montreal/eng
Phone:  416-493-3515
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Feb 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Palestine, Israel and "Democracy"
Speakers: Robert Massoud, Founder of Zatoun (Fair Trade Olive Oil from Palestine)
Jenny Peto, anti-Zionist, Jewish Activist

Time:  7:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  OISE, Room 5-260
Location:  252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  INFO@NION.ca
Categories:   International; Military; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 8/2009
to Feb 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Kevin Smith Festival
Following the cult filmmaker's speaking engagement at Roy Thomson Hall on Feb.7 the Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St.W) presents Smith faves Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay&Silent Bob Strike Back.Festival passes $20

Venue:  The Bloor Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St.W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bloorcinema.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Feb 9/2009
Ottawa, ON
Canada Has Blood On Its Hands: Protest on Parliament Hill Against Canada's Complicity in Gaza
Canada, no longer a nation of peacekeepers, now condones and supports war criminals and the abuse of human rights.
On January 12 Canada was the only nation to vote against the United Nations Human Rights Council motion calling Israel to end its "grave violations", withdraw its military forces from the occupied Gaza Strip and lift its siege of the people of Gaza. Considering well-substantiated allegations of collective punishment against a civilian population and evidence of the use of non-conventional weapons, such support makes Canada complicit.
CANADA HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS!
Join Concerned Canadians for a peaceful vigil and demonstration to read the names of civilians and children killed in Gaza and to urge the Canadian government to act.

Time:  12:30
Venue:  Parliament Buildings
Location:  Meet at the Centennial Flame, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org/CxL-MiddleEastResources.htm
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Feb 9/2009
to Feb 12/2009
Ottawa, ON
Aboriginal Awareness Week
A combination of environmental, educational, cultural, political (indigeneous people's solidarity), health (HIV, diabetes) issues presented or discussed.

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Carleton University, Porter Hall
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Environment; Native Peoples; Health/Health Care
Feb 10/2009
to Feb 9/2009
Toronto, ON
Nuclear Power: The Truth about Nuclear Power in Ontario
Shawn Patrick Stensil, Greenpeace Nuclear Energy Campaigner will provide facts about nuclear power in Ontario. The aim is to replace the Pickering nuclear station.

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  Greenpeace Toronto Office
Location:  33 Cecil Str., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Government & Public Sector
Feb 10/2009
Montreal, QC
Bodily Determinations: Re-imaging a Feminist Framework
A panel emphasizing the importance of self-determination over one's body. Heading the panel is Carolyn Egan, founding member of the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics. She was associated with Dr. Henry Morgenthaler.

Venue:  Leacock Bldg., McGill U, Rm. 232
Location:  Montreal, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.qpirgmcgill.org
Phone:  514-398-7432
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Dialogue: The Role of a Woman as Defined by Modern Society
This live and effective exchange is meant to produce solutions which require further action.

Time:  3:00pm
Venue:  Ryerson Women's Centre, Rm. 210
Location:  Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould St, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  womenscentre@rsuonline.ca
Phone:  416-979-5255 ext. 2350
Categories:   Women; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 10/2009
Dress for Success Without Breaking the Bank or Going on a Diet
As a Professional Image Consultant, I have seen the phenomenal improvement the right "image adjustment" can make in a person's life.

Now here's good news for anyone who appreciates the value of improving their image and "style" ... but for whom a professional 1-on-1 consultation is just out of reach.

You are invited to join a very select group of like-minded, image-conscious business people and professionals, for an exciting first-time-ever event:

Announcing the all-new "Dress for Success Without Breaking the Bank or Going on a Diet" event for men and women.

This is the first time I've tailored my Image Training program to a teleseminar format...

www.corporateclassinc.com/teleseminar-2008-12.php

Time:  7PM to 8:30:M and February 16th 7PM to 8:30PM and February 17th, 7PM to 9:30PM
Venue:  Online
Location:  Teleseminar
Website:  http://www.corporateclassinc.com
For information contact:  Diane Craig
Phone:  416-967-1221
Categories:   Fashion, Clothing, Textiles; Men; Women
Feb 10/2009
Mississauga, ON
Global development project arrives to Mississauga
The 90 min. event features a film by producers Alex and Meghan Nicholls along with an interactive open discussion about global issues.

Time:  7:00 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  Trinity Anglican Church
Location:  69 Queen St. South, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.the justusproject.com
For information contact:  Jon Webster, Jon@trinitystreetsville.org
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Feb 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Global Warming: Poznan Postmortem and Copenhagen Countdown
Brings environmental activists together to report on recent UN climate change conference in Poznan, Poland.

Venue:  United Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647-230-3257
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; International
Feb 10/2009
Ottawa, ON
Tar Sands Showdown, with Tony Clarke
Clarke, the founder and director of the Polaris Inst., will discuss the real costs including the ecological and social impacts of tar sands development, and propose an alternate energy future in the age of global warming.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  The Anglican Church of the Epiphany
Location:  1290 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  vmaier@rogers.com
Categories:   Environment; Investment, Finance, Insurance; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 10/2009
Hamilton, ON
The uncertain business of doing good: Outsiders in Africa
A fascinating discussion on the social and ethical implications of conducting humanitarian aid projects in war torn countries in Africa for the past 15 years.

Time:  6:00 - 7:00
Venue:  McMaster U, MDCL 3020, DeGroote Centre
Location:  1280 Main Street W, Rm 3020, Hamilton, ON
For information contact:  brendanstone@cogeco.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Economic Development; International
Feb 11/2009
Toronto, ON
Carbon Finance: Basic Concepts and Major events - Workshop
Topics such as potential environmental markets, probable impacts of climate change, GHG inventories, carbon capture and storage, intensity targets, cap and trade and carbon taxes, also a case study.

Time:  9 am - 5 pm
Venue:  St Andrew's Club and Conference Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Emma Thacker, em.thacker@utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-946-5403
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; Science & Technology
Feb 11/2009
Montreal, QC
FLOW: For the Love of Water
Feature film, documentary by Irina Salina.
FLOW builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, an emergence of a domineering world water cartel.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  H-110, Concordia U
Location:  1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.qpirgconcordia.org
Phone:  514-848-7585
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Feb 11/2009
London, ON
FoodMatters : You Are What You Eat - Documentary Screening
This film seeks to uncover the path of disease but also explores the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  RainbowCinemas Galleria
Location:  355 Wellington Str., London, ON
Website:  http://www.foodmatters.tv
For information contact:  centre@orthomed.org
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment; Health/Health Care
Feb 11/2009
Ottawa, ON
Managing without Growth: Slower by Design, not Disaster
A question period will follow the presentation.

Time:  4 pm
Venue:  Pavillon Fauteux Hall
Location:  57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ie.uottawa.ca
For information contact:  ieuo@.uottawa.ca
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 11/2009
Toronto, ON
The 11th Hour - probably the best film on climate change ever made
Free showing of documentary on climate change - starring Leonardo DiCaprio; there is also a message of hope in the film in the face of catastrophic events.
Local slide show to follow film.

Time:  7:00 - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Medical Science Bldg, Rm. 2172, U of T
Location:  1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Paul York, paulyork@gmail.com
Phone:  647-342-7995
Categories:   Environment; International; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 11/2009
Halifax, NS
Throwing Off The Burden: Imperialism and the Roots of Conflict in Africa
Please join Dr. Adi as he addresses the nature and causes of conflict in Africa, including, among others, the situation in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Hakim Adi is one of the foremost scholars on the African diaspora and Pan-Africanism. He teaches African history at Middlesex University and is a founding member and current chair of the British Black and Asian Studies Association and a member of the Mayor of London's Commission on African and Asian Heritage. He has appeared in many television and radio documentaries, including several BBC programs. His books include: Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 and West Africans in Britain 1900-1960: Pan-Africanism and Communism.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  Room 307, Dalhousie Student Union Building
Location:  6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.shunpiking.com
For information contact:  Isaac Saney
Phone:  902.494.1531
Categories:   International; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Policy
Feb 12/2009
A Reading with Farzana Doctor
Farzana Doctor is the author of "Stealing Nasreen": there will be a reading and discussion about major theme novel and queer writing in general.

Time:  5 pm - 7 pm
Venue:  The Centre for Women and Transpeople
Location:  North of College on Spadina
For information contact:  Thuva, resourcelibrary@riseup.net
Phone:  416-978-8201
Categories:   Education; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Feb 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Designing Natural Swimming Ponds
Natural swimming ponds are chemical free alternatives to in-ground pools. They use the natural filtering properties of plants and rocks to keep the water clean and clear.

Time:  7pm - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Toronto Botanical Garden
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  programs@torontobotanicalgarden.ca
Phone:  416-397-1362
Categories:   Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Nature & Outdoors
Feb 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Environmental Printing Awards 2009
Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall, 400 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For more information...

Sara Young
tel: 416.665.7333 ext 31
fax: 416.665.7226
email: sara@printaction.com
http://www.printaction.com/epa/

Venue:  Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall
Location:  400 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.printaction.com/epa/
For information contact:  Sara Young, sara@printaction.com
Phone:  416-665-7333, ext. 31
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Feb 12/2009
Montreal, QC
FLOW: For the Love of Water
This is the award winning 2008 documentary by Irina Salina, with regards to the World Water Crisis. Water is viewed as a commodity like oil and there is even an emerging water cartel which oversees the pollution, privatization, etc. of this global resource.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  QPIRG-Concordia: Subversive Cinema
Location:  1455 de Maissoneuve West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.qpirgconcordia
Phone:  514-848-7585
Categories:   Environment; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 12/2009
Vancouver, BC
Fragile rights
Annual fundraising gala featuring speaker Maher Arar on human rights and civil liberties, Canada's relationship with the U.S., and the need for oversight of the CSIS and RCMP.
Tix $75, includes buffet Indian dinner

Time:  6-9 pm
Venue:  Fraserview Banquet Hall
Location:  8240 Fraser, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  ccpabc@policyalternatives.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 12/2009
Caledon East, ON
Green TEA Environmental Speakers Evening
Jo Coombe, V.P. of Strategic Accounts at Bullfrog Power will discuss how this company provides 100% Green Electricity in a convenient and easily obtainable way.

Time:  7:00 - 9:15 pm
Venue:  Caledon Community Complex
Location:  6215 Old Church Rd., Caledon East, ON
For information contact:  Patti Foley, patti@greentcaledon.ca
Phone:  905-951-0625
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Feb 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Judy Chicago Today: Art, Feminism, and Activism in the 21st Century
An evening with renowned artist Judy Chicago with other prolific feminine artists but they all will focus on Judy's tremendous achievements such as the "Dinner Party".

Venue:  Innis Town Hall, U of Toronto
Location:  2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@textilemuseum.ca
Phone:  416-599-5321
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Women; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 12/2009
to Feb 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival
Winterfolk is a sixth annual event for Toronto. More than 100 artists will be performing live at seven or more area venues over the course of three days. It will also include workshops for guitar playing, song writing, and more.

Venue:  corner of Danforth and Broadview
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.winterfolk.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Feb 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
Economics and the World Food Crisis: The future of food and capitalism with Jim Stanford and Wayne Roberts
An evening with Jim Stanford, a Globe and Mail economist who examines the crumbling economic structures of today and points out where faltering economy and lacking international food availability may overlap.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm, Reception at 6:00 pm (free)
Venue:  Library and Archives Canada
Location:  395 Wellington Str., Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Health/Health Care; International
Feb 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Pre and post Darwinian Science, with Larry Moran
What was science like before Darwin, and how did it change after Darwin? Larry Moran is a professor in biochemistry at U of Toronto.

Time:  7 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Centre for Inquiry
Location:  216 Beverly St.,, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfi.ontario
Categories:   Education; Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 13/2009
Toronto
Pre- and Post-Darwinian Science with Larry Moran: Darwin Day Lecture
Larry Moran, Professor of Biochemistry at U. of Toronto, discusses how science was changed by Darwin and his theory of evolution based on natural selection.

Time:  7:00 - 9:30
Venue:  CFI
Location:  216 Beverly St. (just south of College), Toronto
Categories:   Science & Technology; Education; International
Feb 13/2009
Montreal, ON
Study in Action Conference Call for Submissions: by Feb. 13
The conference's purpose is to offer space for dialogue and crosspollination where undergraduate students as well as community organizers and front line activists can present their work as it relates to social and ecological justice.

Venue:  Concordia University
Location:  Montreal, ON
Website:  http://www.qpirconcordia.org/studyinaction
For information contact:  studyinaction@gmail.com
Phone:  514-848-7585
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment
Feb 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
The World According To Monsanto - free movie and Q & A
Movie examines how chemical giant Monsanto is involved in the world's food production through genetically modified seeds. What is happening to our food.

Time:  7:00pm
Venue:  Trinity United Church
Location:  1099 Maitland Ave., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.cban.ca (Can. biologyaction network)
Categories:   Biotechnology; Food & Beverage; Environment
Feb 13/2009
to Feb 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Romanian Film Festival
New independent features, docs,and animation from this exploding European film centre with directors Alexandru Salomon (Cold Waves, 2008) and Igor Cobileanski (debut feature Take) on hand to introduce their latest.

Venue:  Innis Town Hall and Bloor Cinema
Location:  2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.toroartgroup.com/events
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Feb 13/2009
to Feb 15/2009
Winterfolk- Toronto
This great indoor music event features over 100 musicians in 6 venues for 3 days of Roots, Blues, Folk and more. Includes industry seminars and workshops, all in downtown Toronto.
Emphasizing south Ontario and Canadian talent, the festival will also attract worl-wide submissions.

Website:  http://www.winterfolk.com
For information contact:  brian@winterfolk.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Feb 13/2009
to Feb 16/2009
Toronto, ON
Ozflix
Annual weekend of award-winning and new Australian cinema includes free family fare.Opening night is in the Royal (608 College St); all other screenings at ROM Theatre (100 Queen's Park Circle).

Venue:  Royal and ROM Theatre
Location:  608 College St and 100 Queen's Park Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.australia.com/ozflix
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Feb 13/2009
to Feb 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival Celebrating Black History (Feb. 13 -27)
Caribbean Tales will showcase a unique series of films and documentaries, from and about the African diaspora. Caribbean Tales' mandate is to foster intercultural understanding in both the native African country and the Canadian context.

Time:  9:30 am
Venue:  Yorkdale, Yonge & Eglinton, Scarb. Town Centre.
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.caribbeantales.ca
For information contact:  ctyfilmfestival@gmail.com
Phone:  416-598-1410
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 13/2009
to Feb 28/2009
Montreal, QC
Bil'in - A village united agaist the wall
Exhibition features photos from the ongoing popular struggle against Israel's apartheid wall, and daily life and survival in Bil'in, Palestine.

Time:  5 pm - 7pm
Venue:  Bar Populaire
Location:  6584 St-Laurent, Montreal, QC
Phone:  514-664-1036
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations; International
Feb 14/2009
Vancouver, BC
18th Annual Women's March
The event is led by women from the community and it honours the lives of the missing and murdered women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Time:  12:00 noon
Venue:  Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
Location:  Hastings & Main, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.dewce.ca (Downtown Eastside Women's Centre)
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Centre For Inquiry Art Show
The art show being held is called "Art of the Sacrilege". Several artists are already lined up however more are sought to be a part of the exhibit. All art to be submitted by Feb. 10, 2009; any interest to be indicated by end of November 2008.

Venue:  Gladstone Hotel
Location:  Queen Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.centreforinquiry.net
For information contact:  kkish@centerforinquiry.net
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 17/2009
Ottawa, ON
End the war in Afghanistan
On the eve of President Obama's visit, join us for a critical look into the NATO war and occupation ofAfghanistan. Speakers will question if Obama's support of the war will bring about the peaceful outcome he seeks.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  McNabb Community Centre
Location:  180 Percy St, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawapeace.blogspot.com
Categories:   Military; International; Security
Feb 17/2009
Toronto, ON
Gardening Trends
Gardening Trends by Dennis Flannigan & Charles Kinsley
This talk examines gardening trends over the past 200 years, their influences and how they are in the midst of change today.
Dennis Flannigan is Manager of Public Relations for Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, has been a Landscape Designer, teacher, TV host and lecturer in both the UK and North America for the past 30 years.
Charles Kinsley has degrees in Chemistry and Theoretical Physics and is owner of Ontario Native Plants and Ontario Nativeland. He teaches part-time at Ridgetown campus, U of Guelph. He was Terrestrial Biologist for TRCA and has appeared on TV and written numerous articles.

Time:  7:30-9 pm
Venue:  Toronto Botanical Garden
Location:  777 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nanps.org
For information contact:  Martin Field-vp@nanps.org
Categories:   Environment
Feb 17/2009
Toronto, ON
Wired Woman Society presents: Thriving in the New Age
Gain insight on how to survive and thrive in today's job and business market and one step ahead of identifying hidden opportunities and reinventing your business strategy.
Featuring Tony Olvet, VP, IDC Canada and others.

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  955 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.wiredwoman.com
For information contact:  nadene.mohammed@gmail.com
Categories:   Economic Development; Education; Business & Economics
Feb 18/2009
Halifax, NS
Sustainability Education Networking Meeting
Free public meeting; lunch provided. Lynn Hartwell of NS Community Services will talk about social perspectives of Sustainable Property.

Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Canadian Centre for Ethichs in Public Affairs
Location:  630 Francklyn St., Halifax, NS
For information contact:  Janelle Frail, esd_novascotia@lsf-lst.ca
Phone:  902-454-6846
Categories:   Education; Environment; Social Services
Feb 18/2009
to Feb 26/2009
Oakville, ON
Halton Residential Solar Project - Public Meetings
Dates and locations:
Oakville Feb. 18
Burlington Feb. 19
Halton Hills Feb. 25
Milton Feb. 26 Demonstrate costs and benefits of photovoltaic and solar hot water.

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  OakvilleTown Hall
Location:  1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.halton.ourpower.ca
For information contact:  Andrea Arbuthnot, hrsp.admin@gmail.com
Phone:  905-901-3501
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Science & Technology
Feb 19/2009
Ottawa, ON
Tar Sands Film Festival
During President Obama's visit this film series is to point out the "environmentally dirty" nature of Canada's tar sands oil which the US is buying. The film "One River, Two Shores: Reflections on the Mackenzie Gas Project", also "Tar Sands, the Selling of Canada" these two films plus others
reflect the tar sands issues.

Time:  4:00 pm - 10 pm
Venue:  Alumni Theatre, University Centre, U of Ottawa
Location:  85 University Ave., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sierraclub.ca/climatecrisis
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; Mining & Petroleum
Feb 19/2009
Halifax, NS
To the Equator and Back
Three CIDA workers relate what it is like to work in a foreign culture, growing herbs, teaching and developing education programs in Ecuador.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Just Us
Location:  5896 Spring Garden, Halifax, NS
For information contact:  maryama@sierraclub.ca
Phone:  902-444-3113
Categories:   International; Economic Development; Skills & Training
Feb 20/2009
Halifax, NS
Environmental Law & Policy Meeting
Advancement of Environmental Law in the province will be discussed. Also law projects with respect to Mining and Sustainability, & Nova Scotia Environmental Bill of Rights will be reviewed.

Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm
Venue:  Ecology Action Centre
Location:  2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.nsen.ca
Phone:  902-454-6846
Categories:   Mining & Petroleum; Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 20/2009
Vancouver, BC
Spoken World
This is essentially a celebration of poetry but with the addition of improvised music and sensuous visual effects. There are performers from UK, Australia, US and Vancouver.

Time:  7:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Performance Works
Location:  1218 Cartright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  viwf@writersfest.bc.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Performing Arts
Feb 21/2009
Montreal, QC
Anarchists Against the Wall - Israeli resistance to apartheid
Speaker: S. Polakow from the group Anarchists Against the Wall from Israel

Time:  6 pm
Venue:  Comite Sociale Centre-Sud
Location:  1710 Beaudry, Montreal, QC
For information contact:  Tadamon
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 21/2009
Toronto, ON
ecoSUAVE 2009: Effortlessly gracious and green in a social manner
Enlightened Events cordially invites you to ecoSUAVE 2009: "effortlessly gracious and green in a social manner" on February 21, 2009 from 8PM til Midnight. It is an event gathering over 300 young professionals interested in minimizing their environmental footprint together in one setting to socialize and share their thoughts and preferences on local and sustainable drinks and food. Only environmentally-friendly drinks and finger food will be served and information on GMO-free food as well as sustainable cultivation and production will be available.

This event is specifically designed to raise awareness for Local Food Plus. Local Food Plus (LFP) is an award-winning non-profit organization that brings farmers and consumers to the table to share in the benefits of environmentally and socially responsible food production

To accompany the food and drinks, guests will be able to enjoy live jazz music, performed throughout the night. Attendees will be treated to a repertoire of jazz standards, with a heavy emphasis on George Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Time:  8:01pm-11:59pm
Venue:  Canada's National Ballet School
Location:  400 Jarvis Street M4Y 2G6, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Mihee Kim-mkim@enlightenedevents.ca
Categories:   Environment
Feb 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Fair Vote Ontario
Fairer representation in Parliament would mean better deal for the poor. Discussion of how we can get closer to fair electoral system at both levels of government.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Venue:  U of T Law Faculty
Location:  78 Queen's Park Cr., Toronto, ON
Phone:  647-519-7585
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Growing and Eating for Nourishment and Nourishing the Future
Canadian Organic Growers is pleased and excited to host its 3rd annual organic conference. Keynote speaker is Carlo Leifert, the project leader of the largest, most comprehensive organic study every undertaken involving 30 research institutions, companies and universities throughout Europe and beyond. Using science to delineate fact from fiction, the variety and scope of results will amaze you. Panels include Growing for Nourishment, Pregnancy and Organic, All About Your Meat, Organic Restaurants, Importing DDT, Organic Makeover, Preserving and Canning, The Organic Wine Story and more. Cost: $65 (after January 15, $85) COG members $55. Includes organic lunch!

Time:  9 am - 5 pm
Venue:  University of Toronto Conference Centre
Location:  89 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cog.ca/toronto
For information contact:  conference@cog.ca
Phone:  416-466-9584
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Farming; Health/Health Care
Feb 21/2009
to Feb 22/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Performing Arts Festival of Peace
24 hr. Festival,
ends with 7 new plays about peace

Time:  afternoon, Feb. 21 until afternoon Feb.22
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
For information contact:  info@projectpeacemakers.org
Phone:  204-775-8178
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Feb 21/2009
to Feb 22/2009
Toronto, ON
The Franchise Show
If you are looking to join a franchise, The Franchise Show is definitely a must! The Franchise Show is Canada's largest franchise-only exhibition, bringing together the largest number of brand name franchises under one roof with investments at all levels!

This 2-day show is designed to let you meet the industry's most accomplished franchisors face-to-face. Come and learn more about specific companies and the industry as a whole. Franchises offer the support, the systems, and the brand name recognition to help you succeed from the start! Make invaluable connections with credible franchisors. Learn from free informative seminars. Talk one-on-one with experts at the Ask The Experts booth. Meet over 100 franchise systems.

Time:  11 am - 5 pm
Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca
For information contact:  Brooke Zobolotski
Phone:  416-695-2896 ext. 228
Categories:   Business & Economics; Trade; Economic Development
Feb 22/2009
Montreal, QC
Anarchism in Israel and the politics of solidarity
S. Polakow will speak, representing Anarchists Against the Wall in Israel.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Cafe Cagibi
Location:  5490 St. Laurant, Montreal, QC
For information contact:  Tadamon
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 22/2009
to Feb 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Colleges Ontario 2009, Conference
Knowlege is Power.
Key issues: The economy, the post-secondary system, revenue opportunities for colleges, political climate

Venue:  Westin Harbour Castle
Location:  Queen's Quay, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.collegesontario.org
Categories:   Education; Economic Development; Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 22/2009
to Feb 27/2009
Toronto, ON
2009 OANHSS Administrator Certification Program
Recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Directors of Nursing 13 thinking of becoming an Administrator in long term care? This is the course for you.

Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  955 Bay St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.oanhss.org
For information contact:  Stuart Sweeney
Phone:  905-851-8821
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Seniors
Feb 22/2009
to Feb 28/2009
Freedom to Read Week
Celebrate Freedom to Read Week
Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Website:  http://www.freedomtoread.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 23/2009
Winnipeg, ON
Is there an alternative to capitalism? - An open discussion
Capitalism delivers hunger, poverty, mind numbing work but is there an alternative way of organizing society? Presentation to be followed by discussion.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Bulman Centre, U of Winnipeg
Location:  515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, ON
For information contact:  nsgwpg@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Business & Economics; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Services
Feb 23/2009
to Feb 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Best Start Resource Centre annual conference
The Best Start Resource Centre team is pleased to announce this year's annual conference. In this comprehensive program addressing preconception through to child health, you will find sessions relevant to your work and areas of interest.

Workshops include:
- Ending Child Poverty in Ontario: Where are we at and what can we do?
Jacquie Maund, Ontario Campaign 2000
- Work / Life Balance 13 A Personal Issue and a Public Concern
Dr. Donna Lero, Centre for Families, Work and Well-being at the University of Guelph

Venue:  The Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre
Location:  801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resour
Phone:  416.408.2249
Categories:   Children & Youth
Feb 24/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Is Renewable Do-able? Can Renewable Energy meet Our Energy Needs?
Speakers:
Roger Peters - "Saskatchewan's Energy Options"
Stan Shewchuk - "Saskatchewan's Wind Energy Resource"
Peter Prebble - "Sustainable Energy Policy"

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Frances Morrison Library
Location:  311-23rd Street E., Saskatoon, SK
For information contact:  Nayda Veeman
Phone:  244-0034
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; Mining & Petroleum
Feb 24/2009
Ottawa
Peak Oil Discussion Group
Discussion: all invited to discuss how to survive the consequences of the inevitable decline in oil production.

Time:  7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Venue:  near Heron & Walkley
Location:  Ottawa
For information contact:  Moderator: Terry Newcombe
Phone:  613-523-6524
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Manufacturing
Feb 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Resisting Apartheid: Anarchists Against the Wall
Shachaf Polakow from Anarchists Against the Wall will be speaking on their work in the West Bank and the current situation in Gaza.
With video footage and photographs.
Anarchists Against the Wall is an Israeli direct action group fighting against Israeli apartheid and oppression in all its forms, most recently against the atrocities in Gaza. For five years they have waged a constant struggle against Israel's Apartheid Wall in the West Bank, working in solidarity with the Palestinian popular movement there.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.awall.org
For information contact:  wsp.toronto@gmail.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Trans Film Event: "Red Without Blue"
An honest portrayal of a family in turmoil; twins involved with sex-change to add to stress.
Discussion afterwards.

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:  The Centre for Women and Trans People
Location:  563 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Sexuality
Feb 24/2009
to Mar 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Human Rights Watch International Festival
Annual fest of features and docs open with Amos Gitai's Holocaust memory piece Plus tard tu comprendras.Lebanese director Jawad Metni introduces Remnants of War while Malcolm Rogge introduces Under Rich Earth, about the impact of mining project in Ecuador.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mathequeontario.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Ontario Nature's 4th Annual Youth Writing Contest
Deadline: Febr. 25, 2009
Topic : What are you doing that has a positive impact on the environment?
Entry limited to grade: 7 and 8

Venue:  Ontario Nature
Location:  366 AdelaideSt. W., Suite 201, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  clarem@ontarionature.org
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Feb 25/2009
to Mar 1/2009
Toronto, ON
World of Comedy Film Festival
New Canadian and international features, shorts and animation to tickle your funny bones.

Venue:  Innis Town Hall
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Feb 26/2009
to Feb 28/2009
Truro, NS
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show
The event will include an advanced workshop on community supported agriculture.
Also, many courses and workshops will be offered for those who are considering starting to convert to organic farming, including practical ways to evaluate cost of production.

Venue:  Truro, Nova Scotia
Location:  Truro, NS
Website:  http://www.acornorganic.org
For information contact:  admin@acornorganic.org
Phone:  506-536-2867
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 27/2009
to Feb 28/2009
Cornwall, ON
Eco Farm Day
The 2008 event was hosted by Joel Salatin as the keynote speaker with 12 excellent workshops, over 30 exhibitors and over 285 paid guests.
There is excellent research happening in organic agriculture in Canada and we are searching for exhibiting participants for our 2009 Eco Farm Day.

Location:  Cornwall, Cornwall, ON
Website:  http://www.cog.ca/ottawa/EFD_2008_presentations.htm
For information contact:  Tom Manly, Eco-chair
Phone:  613-984-0480
Categories:   Environment; Farming
Feb 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Interview Coaching Success Seminar
This seminar will focus on how to present your self in today's difficult economic market.
We will teach you the changes needed in interview skills and the demands of the new corporate
climate. Interview training and how to succeed and sell yourself.
We invite you to join us and learn how to build confidence and enjoy the best interview coaching available.
eholland@careercouncil.ca 416 406 0379
Career council accredited members of Career Directors international

Time:  9.30- 1200pm
Venue:  Head office Toronto
Location:  36 Toronto Street suite 850, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.careercouncil.ca
For information contact:  Liz Holland
Phone:  416 406 0379
Categories:   Education; Skills & Training
Feb 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Law Union of Ontario - Conference
Keynote speaker: Tony Clarke, Executive Director of the Polaris Inst. on:
"Dying for Water: Is the Public's right to Water Slipping Through our Fingers?

Venue:  Hart House, U of Toronto
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.lawunion.ca
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 1/2009
to Mar 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Prospectors and Developers Association International Convention, Trade Show, Investors Exchange
All relating to the world's mineral industry incl. newly found deposits, exploration, technology, financing etc. Presentations and exhibits.

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Bldg.
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.pdac.ca
For information contact:  convention@pdac.ca
Phone:  416-362-1969
Categories:   Business & Economics; Science & Technology; International
Mar 3/2009
Sustainable Transportation and Individualized Marketing: Where Do We Go From Here?
The case study is on the TravelSmart pilots conducted in six different Vancouver neighbourhoods with differing urban environments and levels of transit service. The result was an 8% reduction in vehicle trips and a corresponding increase in walking, transit use, cycling.

Discussion and Case Study

Venue:  on-line
Website:  http://www.webinars.cullbridge.com
Categories:   Transportation & Travel; Environment; International
Event is recurring
Mar 3/2009
Ottawa, ON
The Story of The Algonquin - "The Invisible Nation" Free Screening and Discussion
This is an opportunity to learn the history of our ancestors and discuss with a Grandmother of Algonquin, the Invisible Nation.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada
Location:  395 Wellington Str., Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  ipsmo@riseup.net
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Environment
Mar 3/2009
to Mar 8/2009
Banff, AB
CAGP-ACPDP™ Original Gift Planning Course
Advocis and CFRE continuing education credits pre-approved.
The Canadian Gift Planning course, CAGP-ACPDP&#8482;'s week-long course, is the longest running and most respected course on Canadian philanthropy. Founded in 1990, this demanding comprehensive course 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 working with donors, program marketing, stewardship, and ethics.
The course provides an unrivalled educational experience, balancing formal classroom learning, in-depth discussions, group work, and case studies.

Who Should Attend:
This comprehensive course in gift planning is suitable for charity-based gift planners as well as professional advisors, accountants, insurance agents and estate planners involved in charitable giving.

Venue:  The Banff Conference Centre
Location:  The Banff Centre, Box 1020 Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Banff, AB
Website:  http://www.cagp-acpdp.org/en/education/cgp_course/cgp_course_mar3-8-09.aspx
For information contact:  Sharyon Smith
Phone:  613 232 7991
Categories:   Education
Mar 4/2009
Vancouver, BC
Celebrating Women's Achievements Past and Present
Panel of speakers will be Shelagh Day, Kasari Govender and Asia Czapska and will speak of women's achievements of the past and current challenges facing women.

Time:  5:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library, A. McKay Rm.
Location:  350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  codyorke@gmail.com
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Five years after the overthrow of democracy in Haiti...taking account
Since 2004 Haiti is in economic decline including house constr., road repair, medical facilities etc.
Screening of film: "Haiti: We Must Kill The Bandits".
Foreign government interference in Haiti.

Time:  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Lash Miller Labs., U of Toronto
Location:  80 St. George St., Rm. 162, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://torontohaitiaction@gmail.com
Phone:  416-731-2325
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Politics & Political Organizations
Mar 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Human Rights Watch film festival presents Julie Bridgham's THE SARI SOLDIERS
The story of Devi, mother of a 15 yr old girl in Nepal, witnesses her murder and embarks on a three year struggle to uncover the crime and see justice done. In the process Nepal's future is reshaped.

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Cinematheque Ontario
Location:  317 Dundas Str., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  CustomerRelations@tiffg.ca
Phone:  416-968-FILM
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 5/2009
London, ON
Monia Mazigh: The Rest of Herstory
Dr. Mazigh is the wife of Maher Arar who was unjustly held and tortured for a year. This is his story as told by Dr. Mazigh and it involves Maher's many legal challenges and difficulties.

Time:  9:50 am
Venue:  Brescia University College Auditorium
Location:  1285 Western Road, London, ON
For information contact:  kimyoung@uwo.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Mar 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Women's College Hospital Presents Eve Ensler in support of International Women's Day
Ending violence against women takes an unstoppable spirit. And we are proud to be hosting her in Toronto for one evening.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  MaRsDiscovery District Auditorium
Location:  101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Phone:  416-979-8849
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2009
to Mar 7/2009
Vancouver, BC
4th Annual Women in Film Festival
Women in Film and Television Vancouver is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media. The festival seeks submissions in the following categories: Narrative and Documentary, Shorts and Features, New Media, Music Videos, Video Poems, and Experimental. Eligible films must have women in creative control, and films featuring female characters and stories are encouraged. Two days of the festival will feature new media projects and dedicated panels and workshops discussing the future of women in the new media industry.
This year's festival will be dedicated to new media and we are accepting submissions for a wide variety of projects such as visual/ audio installations, mobile films, nonlinear narration, and online projects.

Venue:  Vancity Theater at the Vancouver International Film Centre
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.wiffbc.com
For information contact:  Maayan Cohen, New Media Curator
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Women
Mar 5/2009
to Mar 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Rethinking Extractive Energy: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims
The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Extractive Industries Research Group at York University are holding a conference on Rethinking Extractive Energy: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims to respond to growing debate and interest on the impact of mining and petroleum industries in Canada and elsewhere in the world. The conference will open with a screening of the documentary feature film Under Rich Earth (Bajo Suelos Ricos), by Malcolm Rogge, about the conflict between a Canadian mining company and a rural community in Ecuador.

Venue:  York University
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://yorku.ca/cerlac/ei-conf.htm
For information contact:  eiconf [at] yorku.ca
Categories:   Mining & Petroleum; International
Mar 6/2009
Regina, SK
Women's rights are human rights conference
The conference refers to stopping gender based violence. It will include film screenings and panel discussions on violence against women in Canada and abroad.

Time:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  AdHum Bldg., 5th Fl.
Location:  3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 7/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Defending Human Rights in a Post-911 World
A public forum with panelists Colleen Simard, Michael Welch, Shahina Siddiqui and Anthony Hall. Free.

Time:  1:30 to 3:30 pm
Venue:  University of Winnipeg
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://peacealliancewinnipeg.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 7/2009
Nelson, BC
Film Screening: women as agents of change
Three films will be shown:
-Strong Coffee- about coffee beans grown entirely by women farmers
-Marnie Beninger- about exploited young girls in Latin America
-Stolen Sisters- 6oo native women who have gone missing across Canada

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Nelson Municipal Library
Location:  602 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 7/2009
Toronto, ON
International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women's Day in Toronto. This year's theme is "Women lead the fight! Good jobs and dignity for all.

Time:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor St W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  womenscentre@rsuonline.ca
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 7/2009
Oakville, ON
Solar Fair
Vendor presentations and displays re: various solar technologies for the home.

Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue:  Halton Regional Centre, Auditorium
Location:  1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://halton.ourpower.ca
Phone:  905-901-3501
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Skills & Training
Mar 7/2009
to Mar 8/2009
Vancouver, ON
Spring Living Fair 2009
Free community event to feature eco products and services and eco fahion design.

Venue:  School of Business, BCIT
Location:  Vancouver, ON
Website:  http://www.springlivingfair.ca
For information contact:  Paul Shorthouse
Phone:  604-338-9941
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 8/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Women's Day March-" If I had a hammer.."
Calling all constr. workers...join us with your tool belts, hardhats, voices and energy.

Time:  1:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Meet at Waterfront and York
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
For information contact:  mscitizenship2009@gmail.com
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Mar 9/2009
Perth, ON
Powerful - film viewing and Evening with David Chernushenko
David Chernenko will give a presentation on Sustainability and discussing his new and up coming film Living Lightly. The film "Powerful" will be screened,

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  Algonquin College, Perth Campus
Location:  Perth, ON
Website:  http://www.algonquincollege.com
Phone:  613-267-2859 ext. 5620
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 9/2009
to Mar 14/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week brings you "Spotlight On China" for 2009. This in-depth focus will provide delegates with an insider's look at the Chinese music market through panels and one-on-one discussions. Industry professionals from all over China will be at your disposal to discuss potential opportunities for Canadians in the Chinese market. Topics will cover cultural diversity, market size, business models and prices, efforts for music exports, institutional relationships in music business, the market for live performance, events, festivals and concert venues.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cmw.net
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 10/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Amnesty International AGM and Candlelight Walk for Tibet
Join us at 6 pm to see film : "Leaving Fear Behind" and then share in candlelight march forTibet
in downtown Lethbridge

Time:  6 pm
Venue:  Bowman Arts Centre
Location:  Lethbridge, AB
Website:  http://www.amnesty.ca
For information contact:  www.amnestylethbridge@shaw.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Mar 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Still a Marxist Afer All: Lessons and Insights for Our Time
A lecture by Leo V. Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, York University, and co-editor of the Socialist Register.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Ryerson University
Location:  POD 250, 380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Bryan Evans
Phone:  416-979-5000 x4199
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 11/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Pesticides and Cancer
Donna Ziegler from the Canadian Cancer Society will talk about the connection between pesticides and cancer. There is some evidence that children may be especially vulnerable.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  J.S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  306-665-1915
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care
Mar 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Book Launch: Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
The official launch of Transforming Power will take place at Ryerson University in the Atrium of the Engineering and Computer Building on Church and Gould.
There will be a panel discussion, food and drink. A good time will be had by all.
Everyone is welcome

Time:  7:00 pm (doors open 6:30)
Venue:  Atrium of the Engineering and Computer Building
Location:  Ryerson Univeristy, 245 Church Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.transformingpower.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 12/2009
to Mar 14/2009
Winnipeg, MB
World History and Historical Materialism: An International Conference
The field of World History has been a growing area of scholarship and education over the last three decades. In focusing on the global impact and implications of colonialism, imperialism, the mercantile and industrial revolutions, as well as revolutionary resistance from the early-modern period to the present, World History provides a framework for understanding international capitalism, contemporary politics, and the relationship between economic systems and the dynamics of diverse societies. This conference will examine the relationship between the historical roots of World History and its contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions.

Venue:  University of Manitoba
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/history/research_circle/events.htm
For information contact:  Tina Chen - Fax: 204-474-7914
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
Mar 13/2009
to Mar 15/2009
Los Angeles
Green Lifestyle Film Festival
The Green Lifestyle Film Festival welcomes submissions from Canadian film makers who devote their talent and enegies to documenting and suggesting solutions based on approaches to environmental issues and life stories

Venue:  Los Angeles
Location:  California, USA, Los Angeles
Website:  http://www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com
For information contact:  www.info@greenlifestylefilmfestival.com
Phone:  310-854-2078
Categories:   Environment; International; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 13/2009
to Mar 15/2009
Los Angeles, USA
Green Lifestyle Film Festival, Los Angeles
This is an international film festival based on films which have environmental issues as a topic. Canadian films and artists are welcome.

Venue:  Los Angeles
Location:  California, Los Angeles, USA
Website:  http://www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com
For information contact:  Dorit info@greenlifestylefilmfestival.com
Phone:  310-854-2078
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; International
Mar 13/2009
to Mar 15/2009
London UK
On the Idea of Communism - A Conference
The year of 1990 stands for the triple defeat of the Left: the retreat of the social-democratic Welfare State politics in the developed First World, the disintegration of the Soviet-style Socialist states in the industrialized Second World, and the retreat of emancipatory movements in the Third World. A certain epoch was thereby over, the epoch which began with the October Revolution and was characterized by the Party-State form of organization. Does this mean that the time of radical emancipatory politics is over?
In spite of their theoretical differences, the participants share the thesis that one should remain faithful to the name “Communism”: this name is potent to serve as the Idea which guides our activity.

Venue:  Birkbeck Main Building
Location:  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London UK
Website:  http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/news/communism
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 15/2009
Dartmouth, NS
If women counted: Film Screening and Discussion
A special event in celebration of International Women's Day.
This powerful documentary : "Who's Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics" (1995). After the film a discussion: if women counted, how would our world be different and better?

Time:  2:30 - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Helen Creighton Room, Alderney Public Library
Location:  60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS
For information contact:  qualvoicenovascotia@gmail.com
Phone:  902-445-0187
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 16/2009
324 Queen Str. West (Queen & Peter)
Launch of Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto by Rudyard Griffiths
"Who We Are" is an eloquent and hard headed argument for reinventing a shared vision of what it means to be Canadian. This is the national launch of this new book.

Time:  5:30- 7:00 pm
Venue:  info@munkdebates.com
Location:  Ultra Supper Club, 324 Queen Str. West (Queen & Peter)
Phone:  ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 16/2009
Order of Ontario nomination deadline
Deadline for nominations for the Order of Ontario.
For further information: Colin Lemoine, Communications, (416) 314-7010;
Ms. Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780

Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Mar 17/2009
to Mar 19/2009
Montreal, QC
Americana 2009 Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference
This event is intended to be a forum for the exchange of knowledge and know-how and the dissemination of economic and environmental solutions.
The conference's objectives are to promote and share knowledge, techniques, solutions and technologies enabling the participants to better the global situation of the environment industry.

Venue:  Montreal Convention Centre
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.americana.org/intro.php
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Mar 17/2009
to Mar 19/2009
Montreal, QC
Americana 2009 Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference
The objectives of the conference are to promote and share knowledge, techniques, technologies, enabling the participants to improve globally the situation of the environment industry through presentations, workshops and round-table discussions.

Venue:  Montreal Convention Centre
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.americana.org
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; International
Mar 17/2009
to Mar 19/2009
Montreal, QC
Americana 2009 Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference
The conference program's objectives are to promote and share knowledge, techniques, solutions and technologies enabling the participants to improve the situation of the environment industry globally.

Venue:  Montreal Convention Centre
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.americana.org
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Mar 18/2009
Montreal, QC
P4W : Prison for Women
Film: Inside Canada's only Prison in Kingston; the film centres on the life of 5 women inmates.
Followed by special guest speaker Anne Hansen, former Kingston inmate.

Venue:  QPRG - Concordia
Location:  Montreal, QC
For information contact:  info@qpirgconcordia.org
Phone:  514-848-7585
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 18/2009
to Mar 20/2009
Hamilton, ON
Green Communities Canada - Annual Conference
Greening the economy - one community at a time is the theme of Green Communities Canada annual national conference.
More information: www.greencommunitiescanada.org

Venue:  Hamilton
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.greencommunitiescanada.org
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy
Mar 21/2009
White Rock, BC
Celebrating Women & the Spirit of the Cranes
This event recognizes outstanding women who are making a difference in our communities. To nominate a candidate woman, go to www.burnsbog.org/spirit/ .

Venue:  White Rock
Location:  White Rock, BC
Website:  http://www.burnsbog.org/spirit/
For information contact:  events@burnsbog.org
Phone:  604-572-0373
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Women; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Mar 21/2009
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Racism Stop it!

Venue:  Racism Stop it!
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 21/2009
to Mar 22/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Go Green Expo
The event will feature over 250 exhibitors, free seminars, local celebrities, green fashion and style, eco-tourism, transportation, etc.

Venue:  Lansdowne Park
Location:  Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawagogreenexpo.com
For information contact:  info@nationalevent.com
Phone:  1-800-8914859
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Food & Beverage
Mar 24/2009
Ottawa, ON
Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka: Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils - its causes and solutions
Invitation to a Presentation by: Dr. Brian Senewiratne

The address will trace the development of the ethnic conflict that has resulted in the violation of human rights of both the Tamils and the Sinhalese, which now features the genocide of the Tamil people. The fundamentals underlying this problem will be set out and the possible solutions analyzed. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Brian Senewiratne who is a Sinhalese and closely connected with the ruling families of Sri Lanka.

Media must RSVP: James Kafieh (416) 529-6041

Time:  12:00-13:00
Venue:  Room 362 - East Block - Parliament Hill
Location:  Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  James Kafieh
Phone:  416-529-6041
Categories:   Education; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Mar 24/2009
to Mar 26/2009
Metis Aboriginal Governance: Charting a Path Forward conference in Winnipeg
The public is invited to attend an important, national conference entitled Metis Aboriginal Governance: Charting a Path Forward in Winnipeg from March 24 to March 26, 2009. The conference takes place at The University of Winnipeg.
The conference is free but people must pre-register on-line at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/metis-aboriginal-governance-index.
The conference is devoted to exploring creative ways to implement the rights of Indigenous peoples. Keynote speakers include renowned authors John Ralston Saul and Maria Campbell, President, Manitoba Me;tis Federation David Chartrand and Garth Nettheim on Indigenous Rights & Governance in Australia. Breakout sessions will explore the future of Metis Self-Government.

Time:  9:00 to 4:00
Website:  http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/metis-aboriginal-governance-index.
Categories:   Government & Public Sector
Mar 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka: Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils - its causes and solutions
Invitation to a Presentation by: Dr. Brian Senewiratne

The address will trace the development of the ethnic conflict that has resulted in the violation of human rights of both the Tamils and the Sinhalese, which now features the genocide of the Tamil people. The fundamentals underlying this problem will be set out and the possible solutions analyzed. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Brian Senewiratne who is a Sinhalese and closely connected with the ruling families of Sri Lanka.

Media may RSVP: James Kafieh (416) 529-6041

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Health Sciences Building, Room 610 (Health Sciences Auditorium) 6th floor
Location:  155 College Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.uofttix
For information contact:  James Kafieh
Phone:  416-529-6041
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Education
Mar 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Pollution and Poverty in Toronto Neighbourhoods
Findings have shown that the poorer neighborhoods of Toronto contained more toxic or contaminated air volumes than other regions. A panel review will discuss these matters and their legal implications.

Time:  2:00 - 3:30 pm
Venue:  Hart House, Debates Room
Location:  7 Hart HouseCircle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.harthouse.utoronto.ca
For information contact:  Emma Thacker em.thacker@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Policy
Mar 27/2009
Chester, NS
A Sense of Wonder: The Story of Rachel Carson - Premiere Film Screening
The Life of Rachel Carson, the courageous American biologist who wrote the book "Silent Spring" in 1962. The film will be followed by a panel of women environmentalist leaders in Nova Scotia.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Chester Playhouse
Location:  22 Pleasant Street, Chester, NS
Website:  http://www.nsen.ca
For information contact:  Tamara Lorincz
Phone:  902-454-6846
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Education
Mar 27/2009
Halifax, NS
Environmental law and policy meeting
Law students present an Environmental Bill of Rights and a Mining and Sustainability Policy for Nova Scotia. Howard Epstein, land use law professor will speak re: municipal law and sustainable development.

Time:  2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Dalhousie Law School
Location:  6061 University Ave., Halifax, NS
For information contact:  TamaraLorincz nsen@cen-rce.org
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Mining & Petroleum
Mar 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Preserving Ontario's Freshwater
Discussion will focus on effects of population increase, demand for water, climate changes and we contemplate greater designs on the boreal and the taiga.
Address will be by Gord Miller, Environmental Commissionair of Ontario

Time:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ohwi.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Policy
Mar 27/2009
to Apr 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Cine'franko
The 12th annual celebration of Canadian and international francophone cinema will offer weekday afternoon screenings.

Venue:  The Royal Cinema
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cinefranco.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Mar 27/2009
to Apr 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Festival of Storytelling
A storytelling festival.

Venue:  Wychwood Art Barns
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Create a Business Beyond the Ordinary
It's time to create an extraordinary business (and life)! In this dynamic and transformational workshop you will unlock the secrets to: *Identify and dissolve sabotaging fears and blocks *Increase your client base and profits with high-impact marketing strategies *Develop a realistic fee structure *Apply law-of-attraction to achieve specific goals *Create an effective action plan.

Time:  9:00 - 5:00
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.imageinstitute.com
For information contact:  Karen Brunger
Phone:  905.773.6599
Categories:   Business & Economics; Consulting & Consultants; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Mar 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Create Your Business Beyond the Ordinary
It's time to create an extraordinary business (and life)! In this dynamic and transformational workshop you will unlock the secrets to: *Identify and dissolve sabotaging fears and blocks *Increase your client base and profits with high-impact marketing strategies *Develop a realistic fee structure *Apply law-of-attraction to achieve specific goals *Create an effective action plan.

Time:  9:00-5:00 pm
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  255 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.joshuazuchter.com
For information contact:  Joshua Zuchter
Phone:  416-388-1135
Categories:   Skills & Training; Management; Women
Mar 28/2009
Etobicoke, Toronto, ON
Etobicoke York Environmental Strategy Session
Become knowledgeable about community environmental projects from around the GTA.
Meet and discuss environmentally useful ideas that may be applicablein the Etobicoke region.

Time:  10 am. to 4 pm.
Venue:  Etobicoke Civic Centre
Location:  399 the West Mall, Etobicoke, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.livegreentoronto.ca
For information contact:  Janet May
Phone:  416-533-1635 ext.3
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Medicare: It's Time to Act
Plan to attend a student-organized conference on the future of Medicare. Join with other students and health care providers in learning how to protect and improve our system.
Join in discussions with:
- Danielle Martin, Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare
- Gord Guyatt, Founder Member of the Medical Reform Group
- Pat Armstrong, Professor and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair, York University Department of Sociology
And many more exciting and inspiring speakers.

Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Innis College
Location:  2 Sussez Avenue (at. St. George St.), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  medicareconference@gmail.com
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Transport 2000 Ontario AGM and Public Forum
Annual General Meeting plus a panel of speakers from the Canadian Pacific Railway. Innovating for the Future in Moving Goods, Commuters, and Intercity.

Time:  10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue:  Metro Hall
Location:  55 John Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Tony Turrittin
Phone:  416-653-4002
Categories:   Transportation & Travel; Science & Technology; Information, Libraries, Research
Mar 28/2009
to Mar 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Extreme Freedom Seminar
Extreme Freedom® is an amazing and intensive two-day weekend program designed to help you identify and remove limiting thoughts and beliefs and emotions that are weighing you down and help you create clarity around your vision for your life.

After the weekend you will have more direction, certainty, clarity and you will be inspired and motivated. You will get to the heart of your true self.

Time:  Saturday 8:30am - 10pm, Sunday 8:30pm - 6pm
Location:  58 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thevibrantlifecoach.com
For information contact:  Jen Cook or Diane Andonovski
Phone:  416-405-9478
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Skills & Training
Mar 28/2009
to Mar 29/2009
Belleville, ON
Sustainable Living Symposium & Green Homes Tour
Topics include:
Green Home Constr.
Solar, Wind, Geothermal Renewable Energy
Natural Waste Water Treatment
Organic Food Production

Venue:  Loyalist College
Location:  Belleville, Belleville, ON
Website:  http://www.quintesustainability.ca
For information contact:  Maya Navrot mnavrot@quinteconservation.ca
Phone:  613-968-3434 ext. 131
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Health/Health Care
Mar 29/2009
to Mar 31/2009
Vancouver, BC
World Conference on Sport and the Environment
The conference brings together the world of sport and environment, in advanced practices as it relates to communities.

Time:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Vancouver
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.wcse2009.com
For information contact:  stan.leung@globe.ca
Phone:  1-604-775-7269
Categories:   Environment; Sports & Games; International
Mar 30/2009
Sudbury, ON
First Nation perspectives on child development
This session will provide an overview of First Nation perspectives on child development. It will share information about developmental targets and how parents support reaching these targets.
Speaker: Jaynane Burningfields

Venue:  Howard Johnston Hotel
Location:  50 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON
Phone:  1-800-397-9567
Categories:   Native Peoples; Children & Youth; Health/Health Care
Mar 30/2009
Windsor, ON
Future of news in Windsor and beyond
A panel discussion on the future of news.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  University of Windsor Katzman Lounge
Location:  401 Sunset Ave. On Wayndotte across 7/11, Windsor, ON
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Internet; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 31/2009
Toronto, ON
This is not a book series: Canada's 1960s rebellious era
How has the legacy of 1960s rebellion contributed to contemporary notions of Canadian identity? Were the radical protests of that time more than just a collective growing phase? What is the significance of "The Battle in Toronto," a legendary boxing match between local hero George Chuvalo and Muhammed Ali? At the launch of his new book, Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era (UTP Press), author and academic Bryan D. Palmer will address such longstanding debates with novelist, critic and playwright Rick Salutin. Clips from the NFB documentary about "The Battle in Toronto" will punctuate their conversation.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
Location:  1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 31/2009
to Apr 1/2009
Toronto, ON
SMX Analytics - Conference Addresses
Alan K'necht will be delivering 3 addresses at the inaugural SMX Analytics conference in Toronto. All addresses are web analytics focused and will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge on how to measure and understand their web analytics data for the purposes of improving their search engine marketing efforts.

The address are:
* Analyzing & Converting Organic Search Traffic - March 31
* Successful Testing For Improved Search Marketing ROI -April 1
* Search Analytics Case Studies - April 1

Time:  Various
Venue:  Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
Location:  525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://searchmarketingexpo.com/analytics/2009/
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Internet
Apr 1/2009
Earth Month April
April is Earth Month and Earth Day Canada is encouraging all parties and members to stage an Earth Day celebration in order to help the environment and to inspire others to action.

Venue:  across Canada
Website:  http://www.earthday.ca
For information contact:  edvina gnu communications@earthday.ca
Phone:  416-599-1991 ext. 114
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 1/2009
Montreal
Security Certificates, A Panel Discussion
"The Question of Forcible Confinement, Secret 'Evidence' and the Denial of Human Rights."

Time:  9 pm
Venue:  McGill Faculty of Education
Location:  3700 McTavish, Room 233., Montreal
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 2/2009
Toronto, ON
2009 Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada Conference
When times are tough, the tough build stronger sponsorship marketing programs. This full-day conference is your opportunity to learn winning tactics and strategies to help you conquer the challenges ahead. Keynote speakers include Scotiabank 32s John Doig, Senior VP, Canadian Marketing, and World Vision Canada 32s Eric Spath, Manager of Speakers & Events. The program concludes with the presentation of the 5th Annual Sponsorship Marketing Awards.

Location:  175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 307, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  rscotland@ACAweb.ca
Apr 2/2009
Montreal, QC
Human Trafficking, A Talk and Discussion
"Modern Day Slavery: Canada and Abroad," will be a talk by Anna Shabotynsky, from the Help Us Help The Children Anti-Trafficking Initiative.

Time:  2 pm
Venue:  McGill Faculty of Education
Location:  3700 McTavish, Montreal, QC
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 2/2009
Ottawa, ON
Living on Earth asif we want to stay, with Mike Nickerson
Mike Nickerson's main contention is that humanity needs to choose long term well-being over the need for constant growth at the expense of the environment and personal psychological peacefulness. His latest book is: "Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay.

Time:  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library
Location:  120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  dillman54@sympatico.ca ; Donna Dillman
Phone:  623-259-9988
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Economic Development
Apr 2/2009
Vancouver, BC
Sustainability 2.0: The Evolution of Green
This event is designed for small business: how to profit from going green. Great speakers and green ideas!

Venue:  Chapel Arts
Location:  304 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.strathconabia.com/expo2
For information contact:  bringdahl@shaw.ca
Phone:  604-736-4485
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Skills & Training
Apr 2/2009
to Apr 11/2009
Images Festival
The Internationally renowned showcase of independent, experimental media art turns 22 this year, featuring ground-breaking work and an array of workshops and talks.

Venue:  various
Website:  http://www.imagesfestival.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 2/2009
to May 11/2009
Mother's Day Walk
BREAST CANCER SOCIETY OF CANADA and CLEO
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Mother 32s Day Weekend: May 9th and 10th, 2009: The Breast Cancer Society of Canada and cleo, will team up again this year for a nationwide Mother 32s Day Walk throughout malls across Canada.

Time:  contact your local cleo store
Venue:  malls across Canada
Categories:   Women; Health/Health Care
Apr 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Sustainable Energy Fair at the University of Toronto
A full day outdoor event that showcases innovation in sustainable living and current green technologies and ideas employed by different organizations. There will be researchers and keynote speakers.

Time:  9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Sidney Smith Hall Bldg., U. of Toronto
Location:  100 St. George Str., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sef.sa.utoronto.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 4/2009
Toronto, ON
9th Annual Genie Awards
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, along with Canwest announced today that Canadian funny man Dave Foley will host the 2009 Genie Awards, alongside an A-list roster of presenters.The 29th annual ceremony will be taking place in Ottawa's Canada Aviation Museum in Canada's Capital Region on Saturday, April 4th and will be broadcast at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Global and IFC.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.genieawards.ca
Apr 4/2009
Canada and NATO out of Afghanistan
Real security will only be possible in Afghanistan when governments end their support for NATO's war.

Venue:  across Canada demonstrations
Website:  http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/April42009.html
Categories:   Military; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 4/2009
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Go Green Eco-Expo
This Expo will feature:
-eco-friendly foodsand wines
-eco-friendly household products
-info on eco-conscious agricultural practices
plus others

Time:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue:  U of Alberta Butterdome
Location:  Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.gogreenecoexpo.com
For information contact:  escott@newcap.ca
Phone:  780-437-9244
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Farming
Apr 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Live Green Toronto Community Strategy Session
This event will provide both expertise for various green projects and also ideas as to which of the many green components to apply.
Apr.4, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton W
May 2, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge

Time:  10 am - 4 pm
Venue:  as above
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Whitney Crooks info@torontogreen.ca
Phone:  416-781-7663
Categories:   Environment; Education; Skills & Training
Apr 4/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Explore Franchising Show
Explore the many franchise opportunities at CFA Explore Franchising Shows. These one-day all-franchise events are designed for you to meet face-to-face with representatives of Canada's best-known brands.

Now, more than ever, people interested in having their own business should look at the possibilities offered through franchises and CFA is happy to present its newest show designed to help you Explore Franchising. With a range of opportunities available at all investment levels, franchises at the CFA Explore Franchising Show can be your key to success and your tool to gain more control of their financial future.

Time:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venue:  Hampton Inn Ottawa & Conference Centre
Location:  200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/ExploreFranchising/Ottawa_Apr09/
Categories:   Business & Economics; Trade; Economic Development
Apr 4/2009
Toronto, ON
River
A truth telling storytelling performance bu Rubena Sinha: an interweaving of personal history and reflection with Hindu mythology and folktales.
Trained as a classical dancer in India, Canadian for most of her life, Rubena interweaves stories of personal history and experience with Hindu mythology and folktales - creating a world in which the listener encounters talking animals and the forces of nature, Gods and Goddesses and members of her family - all in a quest to find meaning and value in the face of life's challenges.

Time:  2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Venue:  Wychwood Art Barns
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Apr 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Tibet Film Festival
Friday, 7:00 pm Milrepa
9:00 pm Tibetan Book of the Dead - Part 1
Sat., 2:00 The Cup
4:30 Kundun
7:15 Tibet's Cry for Freedom & May No Others Suffer Like This. (Speaker:: former political prisoner Nawang Sangrol)
9:00 May No Others Suffer Like This. (Speaker: Kelsang Dolma)

Venue:  Bloor Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontotibetfilmfestival.ca
For information contact:  info@sftcanada.org
Phone:  416-532-6317
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 5/2009
to Aug 1/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Rhino in the Room Film Festival
This is a visual space for artists to express and hilight experiences relating to queer issues. This showcase will demonstrate the incredible diversity of queer issues in Canada and internationally.

Time:  10:15 pm start Apr.5, 10:15 pm end Aug. 1
Venue:  Sterndale Bennett Theatre
Location:  Lethbridge, AB
Website:  http://www.rhinointheroom.tk
For information contact:  Mary Kosta rhinointheroom@gmail.com
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
Apr 6/2009
Toronto, ON
Panel of Canadian Health Experts Discuss their Experiences in Palestine
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is proud to host a distinguished panel of speakers including Dr. Harry Shannon, Dr. Miriam Garfinkle, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, Dr. Jim Deutsch and Judith Deutsch. The discussion, open to the general public, is entitled "Health Crisis in Palestine: A Panel of Canadian Health Care Professionals give First Hand Accounts" and will be presented in Toronto.
The panel is composed of Canadian health care professionals and researchers who have first hand accounts of the devastating effects of Israeli occupation and aggression on Palestinian health either in Gaza or the West Bank. Among other panelists, Dr. Harry Shannon, professor of clinical epidemiology from McMaster University, will comment on his provocative article titled "Gaza's shocking devastation: A Canadian Jew's visit to the territory that left him ashamed by what he saw" published last year in the Hamilton Spectator.
The event is free and open to the general public.
Damon Ramsey, a general surgery resident and co-chair of CJPME's Right to Health Taskforce, states: "To turn our backs on the devastating health effects of the Israeli occupation on innocent civilians would be a grave mistake. It is our responsibility as health care professionals and citizens alike to be informed of and act on the right to health."

Time:  7:00 - 9:00
Venue:  Room B250, Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building
Location:  144 College Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org/CxL-MiddleEastResources.htm
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Apr 8/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Climate Change and Water in the South Sakatchewan River Basin
Guest speaker Robert Halliday talks about the sensitivity of the South Sask. River Basin to projected changes of environment and economy and society.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  J.S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Ave., Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety.ca
For information contact:  info@environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  306-665-1915
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 9/2009
to Apr 12/2009
Bethesda
Center For Inquiry - 12th World Congress
To celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin of Species, scientists and scholars from around the world will analyze the role of science, explore its connections to public policy, and for the global community examine its significance.

Venue:  Bethesda Hyatt
Location:  Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Bethesda
Website:  http://www.centerforinquiry.net/worldcongress
Categories:   International; Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 9/2009
to Apr 12/2009
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
The Center For Inquiry's 12th World Congress
This four day event features more than 30 prominent speakers from around the world as they celebrate the bicentennial of the births of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Scientists and scholars will analyze the role of science and its connections to public policy as well as to global policy.

Venue:  Bethesda Hyatt
Location:  Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Website:  http://www.centerforinquiry.net/worldcongress
Categories:   Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy
Apr 14/2009
Vancouver, BC
Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
In the 30+ years since FASD was first identified, children with FASD have become adults and many are now in their thirty's or forty's. As time has passed, their changing and emerging needs have become obvious but the relevant research has been observed to lag somewhat.

Venue:  The Hyatt Regency
Location:  655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  Katia Selezeneva ipad@interchange.ubc.ca
Phone:  604-822-7524
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Women
Apr 14/2009
North Bay, ON
Water: WorthProtecting. A community forum on protecting water quality.
This is a community conversation about protecting water at its source. The program will include an introduction to source water protection and the Clean WaterAct and a panel discussion of local efforts focussed on drinking water source protection.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  North Bay PublicLibrary
Location:  271Worthington Street East, North Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.northwatch.org
Phone:  705-497-0373
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Education
Apr 15/2009
Montreal, QC
American Outrage
AMERICAN OUTRAGE film, asks why US government spent millions persecuting and prosecuting two elderly women grazing a few hundred horses and cows in a desolate desert.

Venue:  QPIRG- Concordia
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.qpirgconcordia.org
Phone:  514-848-7585
Categories:   Women; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 15/2009
Toronto, ON
TCPP Open House / Information Night
The CAPCT is the professional organization representing child psychotherapists in Canada. Many of the CAPCT members are graduates of its sister organzation, the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program (TCPP).
Psychoanalytic Child Therapists are specifically trained to assess and treat children's mental health issues. The TCPP program offers intensive post-graduate training which combines adacemic study with supervised clinical work. Please join us for an Information Session at our Open House on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m..
The next intake year for TCPP is September 2009. Applications are now being accepted until May 30, 2009. Classes are held at the Hincks Centre in Toronto on Tuesday evenings, September until June. Distance Learning is available.

Time:  7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Hincks Dellcrest Centre
Location:  114 Mailtand St, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tcpp.ca
For information contact:  Suzanne Pearen
Phone:  416-690-5464
Categories:   Social Services; Children & Youth; Education
Apr 15/2009
Toronto, ON
The Show Must Not Go On: Ending Orangutans in Entertainment
A fascinating illustrated talk by Rob Shumaker from the Great Ape Trust;
Stopping use ofapesfoe entertainment purposes.

Time:  7:00 to 9:00 pm
Venue:  George Ignatieff Theatre, U. of Toronto, Trinity College
Location:  15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.zoocheck.com
For information contact:  zoocheck@zoocheck.com, Claudia
Phone:  416-285-1744
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Apr 16/2009
Kitchener, ON
Green Energy Forum
Leading the topics of discussion will be the new Green Energy Act which will affect our pocket books and our future. This will be followed by a general discussion on the topic of environmental issues.

Venue:  Kitchener PublicLibrary
Location:  Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://www.alternativesjournal.ca
For information contact:  Leslie
Phone:  519-888-4545
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 16/2009
Vancouver, BC
Recipes for Disaster Screening
The third and final film of DOXA 32s Documentary Film Series leading up to the DOXADocumentary Film Festival in May, screens on April 16th.Recipes for Disaster follows a young Anglo-Finnish family as they rid themselves of all oil-based products for a year. The challenge proves to be more emotionally difficult than the family anticipates and John, father and instigator of the oil fast, must find a balance between living oil-free and keeping a functional family.

Time:  7-9 pm
Venue:  Vancity Theatre
Location:  1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.doxafestival.ca
For information contact:  erin@doxafestival.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 16/2009
Toronto, ON
Sea Sick - Author Alanna Mitchell talks about the ocean's ill health
Award winning Canadian writer Alanna Mitchell talks about her new book Sea Sick and how the oceans are undergoing vast chemical changes which are not good environmentally.

Time:  4:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Multifaith Centre, U of T
Location:  596 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  k_fullerton@sympatico.ca
Phone:  416-691-5173
Categories:   Environment; International; Education
Apr 16/2009
Vancouver, ON
Transforming Power: Lessons from Bolivia, with Judy Rebick
This is the historic tale of socially organized neighborhoods wielding power peacefully instead of utilizing elements of the army and police (as experienced by Judy Rebick).
Book title: "Lessons from Bolivia".

Time:  7:00 - 10:00 pm
Venue:  UBC Bookstore
Location:  800 Robson Street, Vancouver, ON
For information contact:  transformingpower@gmail.com
Categories:   International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Politics & Political Organizations
Apr 17/2009
Toronto, ON
Earth alert : Raising environmental consciousness
Cimate change is with us. A decade ago it was conjecture, now the future is unfolding before our eyes. Canada's Inuit see it in the disappearing Arctic ice, the shantytown dwellers of Latin America and Southern Asia see it in lethal storms and floods and Europeans see it in the isappearing glaciers, forest fires and fatal heat waves. These changes reveal that the world has not been as warm as it is now for more than a millennium.
Our Speaker, Devamrita Swami, a traveling monk uses the ancient yoga knowledge of the east to present a practical alternative for the modern man. He is a Yale graduate, an author and researcher who has been instrumental in raising environment awareness around the world through his workshops.
So come along.

Time:  6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue:  MultiFaith Centre
Location:  569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  urbanedgeyoga@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment
Apr 17/2009
North York, Toronto, ON
Greenpower Earth Day Conference - for High School Students
The theme is Environmental Health and the conference will provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmentalism and expose them to prominent environmental advocates throughout the country.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Venue:  Noth York Civic Centre
Location:  North York, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenpower.executive@gmail.com
For information contact:  greenpowerexecutive@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Education; Health/Health Care
Apr 17/2009
Ottawa, ON
Nuclear Pros and Cons: Medical Isotopes to Nuclear Bombs
This event is geared to all physicians and public who are interested in the interconnections of health and nuclear issues and share global concerns of a safe, reliable supply of medical radioisotopes.

Venue:  Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.pgs.ca
Phone:  613-233-1982
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Science & Technology; Environment
Apr 17/2009
to Apr 19/2009
Tacoma, Washington, USA
Go Green and Live Well Expo
Healthy living with green products and produce. All products and services at the show are free.

Venue:  Tacoma
Location:  Washington, USA, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Website:  http://www.gogreenandlivewellexpo.com
For information contact:  Ted Pearson tedpearson@shaw.ca
Phone:  250-434-6979
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Education
Apr 18/2009
Oakville, ON
Halton Eco Festival (9th Annual)
An Environmental Fair For Sustainability
-90+ Green Exhibitors and Sponsors
-Educational Workshops
-Eco Gifts at On-Line Silent Auction

Venue:  Glen Abbey Rec. Centre
Location:  1415 Third Line, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.haltonecofest.ca
For information contact:  Stephen Dankowich info@oakvillepeacecentre.org
Phone:  905-849-5501
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Education
Apr 18/2009
Oakville, ON
Halton Eco Festival (9th Annual)
An environmental fair for sustainability including:

-90+ green exhibitors and sponsors
-educational workshops
-eco gifts & silent auction (on line)

Venue:  Glen Abbey Rec. Centre
Location:  1415 Third Line, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.haltonecofest.ca
For information contact:  info@oakvillepeacecentre.org (S. Dankowich)
Phone:  905-849-5501
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Education
Apr 18/2009
to Apr 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival For Children
Canadian and international flicks for kids will open its weekday school program to public tickets -buyers this year.

Venue:  Famous Players Canada Square
Location:  2200 Young St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sprockets.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 18/2009
to Apr 26/2009
Earth Week (April -26)
Earth Week is an emphasized part of Earth Month. Members are encouraged to participate with an event in order to publicize environmental concerns. Resources will be provided.

Venue:  across Canada
Website:  http://www.earthday.ca
For information contact:  Edwina Gu communications@earthday.ca
Phone:  416-599-1991 ext.114
Categories:   Environment; Education; Arts & Culture
Apr 18/2009
to Apr 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
One of the largest Jewish film festivals in the world presents features, docs and shorts.

Venue:  various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tjff.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Automotive & Cars
Apr 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Ben McNally Books and Brunch
In this powerful and sometimes shocking account, a surgeon reveals her experience of hospital life with rare frankness.In her mid-twenties, Gabriel Weston - an arts graduate with no scient-ific qualification beyond high school-level biology - decided to become a surgeon. She enrolled at night school, then went through many years of medical school and surgical training. Now in her late thirties, she has achieved her ambition and is working as a surgeon in a British hospital.

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue:  King Edward Hotel
Location:  37 King Street East, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Publishers & Publishing
Apr 20/2009
Ottawa, ON
Climate Justice - Climate Action
This event will include leading climate change thinkers from the US and Europe, short films on climate justice as well as new reports from Eco-Equity, Pembina Inst. and Greenpeace Canada.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Library andArchives Canada
Location:  395 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  mburgess@climateactionnetwork.ca
Phone:  613-558-3368
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Apr 20/2009
Toronto, ON
In pursuit of American pop culture in the Muslim world
North America transmits its pop culture to the world on a near continuous basis. What do Muslim countries make of the signals that they receive? Pop-culture commentator, filmmaker and author Richard Poplak went to Egypt to observe the debut of Al Shamshoon, an Arabized version of The Simpsons,, and, quickly discovered an almost parallel universe. At the launch of his chronicle, The Sheikh's Batmobile: In Pursuit Of American Pop Culture In The Muslim World, Poplak will deliver a solo multi-media presentation based on his findings. Marc Glassman, Executive Director of This Is Not A Reading Series and Proprietor of Pages Books & Magazines will host the evening.

Venue:  Gladstone Hotel
Location:  1214 Queen St West, Toronto, ON
Phone:  416-987-6789
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Apr 20/2009
Toronto, ON
Michele Landsberg & Marilyn Waring in discussion
University of Toronto Press and Toronto Women's Bookstore are pleased to host Michele
Landsberg and Marilyn Waring on the launch of Professor Waring's new collection of essays, 1 Way 2 C the World.Michele Landsberg is an award-winning Toronto Star columnist, and one of Canada's most distinguished feminists and social justice activists. In 2006, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.Marilyn Waring is a professor in the Institute of Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology. She is internationally recognized as a leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, and social justice activist.

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue:  Toronto Women's Bookstore
Location:  73 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON
Apr 20/2009
to Apr 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow
Over 40 top notch presenters representing Canada's leading edge environmental trainers, lawyers, consultants with 10 workshops.

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Bldg.
Location:  Front Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.envirogate
Phone:  1-888-254-8769
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 20/2009
to Apr 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow (CANECT)
Meant for Environmental consultants, plant managers, lawyers, administrators, engineers and many other members of various professions. Looking at the 2008 exhibitors list, a very impressive number of environmental exhibitors can be found.

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Bldg.)
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.envirogate.ca
Categories:   Education; Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 20/2009
to Apr 23/2009
Hamilton, ON
Earth Day Eco-Festival, Apr. 20-23
The Eco-Festival Features:
-eco-workshops
-keynote speakers
-wildlife-live presentations
-naturewalks with naturalist guides

Venue:  Royal Botanical Gardens
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.earthdayhamilton.ca
Phone:  905-570-1932
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
Apr 21/2009
Remedy Me!
Halifax - Remedy Me!, a new documentary series that follows those who suffer from odd or embarrassing illnesses as they explore the world of alternative medicine, made its debut Tuesday, April 7 on W Network.

Tag along as these men and women - many dogged for years by ailments including irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, restless-leg syndrome and adult acne - talk frankly about their problems and their frustration with conventional treatments, and ultimately dive into alternative therapies.

Watch April 21, Remedy Me! airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This episodes includes:

Episode 3: Overactive Bladder – David and Birgitta visit the washroom three to five times per hour. Desperate to stem the tide, David consults a doctor of traditional Chinese Medicine and revisits his childhood through Hypnotherapy, while Birgitta visits an osteopath.

Time:  8:00 pm
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  416-760-8996
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 22/2009
to Apr 21/2009
Ottawa, ON
Washing the Water: a talk by Alanna Mitchell and Wayne Grady
Two of Canada's most acclaimed and knowledgeable science writers open the Writers Festival Spring Edition with a special Earth Day discussion on water, and the environmental impact of altering salinity, acidity, ice cover, volume and circulation of the seas and the life within them.

Venue:  St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Location:  314 St. Patrick, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.writersfestival.org
For information contact:  kate@writer's festival.org
Phone:  613-562-1243
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Education
Apr 22/2009
Earth Day (Canada-wide)
A plethora of environmental activities Canada-wide

Venue:  Canada wide
For information contact:  Edwina Gu, communications@earthday.ca
Phone:  416-599-1991 ext. 114
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 22/2009
Hamilton, ON
Flow: World Water Crisis
The Art Gallery of Hamilton presents the acclaimed film : "Flow: World Water Crisis". Net proceeds will go towards Eco Artist Fund

Venue:  Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.ecofilmartsfestival.com
For information contact:  Leisha Dawson
Phone:  905-524-5761
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Apr 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Mobility of the Human Scale: Planning for Active Transportation
Keynote Speaker: Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, Department of Transportation, New York City
Panelists: Gil Penalosa, Gary Welsh, David Gurin, all related to careers in transportation.

Time:  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Chestnut Hotel, Terrace Room, 3rdFloor
Location:  89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canurb.com
Categories:   Environment; Education; Health/Health Care
Apr 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Tastes of Heaven gala to raise funds for Canadian missions
Tastes of Heaven 2009, Catholic Missions In Canada's fundraising dinner in support of 12 parishes and 21 missions in the Diocese of Whitehorse, will be held on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 6 p.m., at Sala Caboto, Villa Colombo (part of Columbus Centre), 20 Playfair Ave., Toronto, ON. A silent and live auction to follow. For tickets, please call Patricia Gyulay at 416-934-3424 ext. 227, or e-mail patricia@cmic.info.

Time:  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue:  Sala Caboto, Villa Colombo (part of Columbus Centre)
Location:  20 Playfair Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cmic.info
For information contact:  Patricia Gyulay
Phone:  416-934-3426 Ext. 227
Categories:   Religious; Native Peoples
Apr 22/2009
to Apr 24/2009
Niagara Falls, ON
16th Annual National CAGP-ACPDP Conference
An educational conference for gift planners, fundraisers and professional advisors. We invite you to join us in Niagara Falls, to learn how to capture and harness the essence of gift planning. When you begin to understand the possibilities of gift planning both for a donor and for a charity, you understand the power. Join us as we delve into the growing world of gift planning to enhance your profession and hopefully, walk away with the knowledge to make the changes you need to make, harnessing the power of this profession and its abilities to change philanthropy in Canada.

Venue:  Sheraton on the Falls
Location:  5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
Website:  http://www.cagp-acpdp.org/en/education/conf09.aspx
For information contact:  Anne Williams
Phone:  613-232-7991
Categories:   Education; Investment, Finance, Insurance
Apr 22/2009
to Apr 24/2009
Sudbury, ON
52nd Annual Conference
Title of Conference:
Whose Forest is it Anyway?: The Role of Tenure, Pricing and Ownership in the Future of Ontario's Forests

Conference is for Foresters. The general public is welcome.

Time:  A.M. on 22nd to P.M. on 24th
Venue:  Holday Inn, Sudbury, Ontario
Location:  1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://www.opfa.ca/new/agm-current.php
For information contact:  Ed Tear
Phone:  705-566-4669
Categories:   Forestry, Lumber, Paper
Apr 22/2009
to Apr 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Reading literary festival
Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce that our month-long, city-wide Keep Toronto Reading literary festival is back for its fourth year. The 2009 program takes place April 1 to 30 13 moved from February.Popular events such as the Diaspora Dialogues, Lit Lunches, books and wine series, and KTR for Kids events will be back. Look for exciting new additions too. Featured authors include Joy Fielding, Nino Ricci, Bonnie Stern and many others.The Keep Toronto Reading One Book community read program will also return. Look for an official announcement on this year 32s title in early February.

Time:  Apr 22 2009 - 12:30pm, Apr 30 2009 - 2:30pm
Venue:  Toronto Reference Library
Location:  789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Apr 23/2009
Addicted to Plastic
"Addicted to plastic" - film explores the toxicity of plastic and how it is getting into the global food chain. Plastic is universal garbage.

Venue:  Fenian Films
Website:  http://www.ecofilmartsfestival.com
For information contact:  Leisha Dawson
Phone:  905-524-5761
Categories:   Environment; International; Science & Technology
Apr 23/2009
Ottawa, ON
Carbon Shift: A talk by Thomas Homer-Dixon and William Marsden
The twin crises of climate change and peaking oil production are converging on us. If they are not to topple our civilization, we need to implement decisive, clear sighted policies based on clean, low carbon, renewable energy sources.
The talk is on their new book: "How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future".

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Location:  314 St. Patrick, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.writersfestival.org
For information contact:  kate@writersfestival.org
Phone:  613-562-1243
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Why Green Energy? - with David Suzuki and Hermann Scheer
Drs. Suzuki and Scheer will talk about renewable green energy and how it can shape our future. As well they will comment on both the Green Energy Act and Green Economy Act which are about to become law in Ontario. Both government and industry representatives have been invited.

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  Convocation Hall, U of Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenenergyact.ca
For information contact:  info@greenenergyact
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 24/2009
Vancouver, BC
Documentary screening: Salud!
Salud concerns itself with some of the 28000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries and explores the hearts and minds of the international medical students in Cuba, now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from USA.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Rhizome
Location:  317 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 24/2009
to Apr 26/2009
Calgary, AB
2009 GEOEC Conference - One World: Infinite Diversity
Join us for full day and partial day sessions designed to get your brain and body moving. Opportunities to integrate Global, Environmental and Outdoor education activities into your teaching will be the focus, with links to all curriculum areas highlighted as we learn by doing and by sharing with other educators.

Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.geoec.org
For information contact:  Suzanna Wong
Categories:   Education
Apr 24/2009
to Apr 26/2009
Toronto, ON
The Green Living Show
Toronto's largest consumer show dedicated to green living.
There are over 450 participating exhibitors.
Earthfriendly advice and information.
Eco-celebrities, world leaders and local personalities.

Venue:  Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Location:  100 Princess Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenlivingshow.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Food & Beverage
Apr 25/2009
Guelph, ON
Doors Open Guelph 2009
Doors Open Guelph 2009

Location:  Guelph, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Apr 25/2009
Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Green EXPO - 6th Annual
All aspects of green living; exhibits, presenters, wine tasting. CBC award winning broadcaster Wendy Mesley.

Location:  Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.greenexpo.ca
For information contact:  info@greenexpo.ca
Phone:  705-652-5159
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Education
Apr 25/2009
Carleton Place, ON
Rideau Green Build & Alternative Energy Show
Many eco-exhibitors such as:
-Enerworks Solar Hot Water Systems
-Skyworks Residential Wind Generators
-Eco Alternative Energy
-Chapin Home Energy Advisors
-Solarsheat Heaters ...................and many more

Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:  Carleton Place Arena
Location:  5 Neelin Street, Carleton Place, ON
Website:  http://www.rideaulumber.com
For information contact:  Jim Ireton jireton@rideaulumber.com
Phone:  613-283-2211
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Apr 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Spring Sprint 2009
Put your pumas to the pavement and help raise money for brain tumour research. The 16th annual Toronto Spring Sprint 14and the 18 other sprints taking place across the country 14raise desperately needed funds for brain tumour research and treatment. Without donations we have no hope of finding a cure. Please help us make brain tumours a memory and join us for fundraising run or walk on April 25 at Sunnybrook Park. Minimum donation is $45 but the participants with the most donations are eligible to win big prizes. Register today at braintumour.ca.

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Sunnybrook Park, Sports Pavilion
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 25/2009
World Veterinary Day
World Veterinary Day was founded by the World Veterinary Association in 2001 to highlight the work of the veterinary profession around the world in food safety/public health, border controls and quarantine, clinical practice, animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection, research and development and wildlife conservation.

This year, on Saturday, April 25, 2009. World Veterinary Day will be recognized under the theme “Veterinarians and Livestock Farmers: a winning partnership”.

Apr 25/2009
to Apr 26/2009
Hamilton, ON
Eco-Film & Arts Festival - Gala with Powerhouse & Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
The film "Silent Spring" created the environmental movement. In response to the Ontario citizenry
theprovincial government isenacting theOntario Green Energy Act that will ban 200 - 250 pesticides on Earth Day.

Venue:  LIUNA Station Grand Central Ballroom
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.ecofilmartsfestival.com
For information contact:  Leisha Dawson
Phone:  905-524-5761
Categories:   Environment; Education; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 25/2009
to May 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
A number of different events hilight this week of artistic celebration.
Favianna Rodriguez, LAL, Vox Sambou, La Loba etc at the Blue Moon Cafe.
Pride and Solidarity appears at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
Picture Our Future photography exhibit at 58 Cecil Str.

Time:  5:30 - 7:30 (Cecil Str)
Venue:  Locations GTA
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mayworks.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Apr 25/2009
to May 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
Come hear award winning artist visual Favianna Rodriguez speak on art as a political act and see her exhibit of political posters at Toronto Free Gallery April 25th. Favianna Rodriguez was choosen as one of Utne Magazine's 50 visonaries in 2008 and promises to have a fantastic exhibition.Also on the 25th we kick off with an opening night medly of artists and performers including LAL, Vox Sambou, La Loba, Shameless, MataDanze and from NYC Climbing PoeTree. This show "In the Red: Revolution for Our Hearts" is at the Blue Moon Cafe.April 28: Pride and Solidarity is a jam-packed evening that will trace the histories and current of queer political movements in Canada and the United States, and the engagement of workers, artists and unions fighting for social justice. Picture Our Future is a photography exhibit by newcomer youth artists who reflect on their journeys of creating their future in Canada. As new immigrants, these youth are faced with the challenges of learning English, adapting to Canadian culture, and exploring their true identities. The photographs portray their enthusiasm, pride and resilience in overcoming obstacles in order to pursue their career aspirations and life ambitions. Sunday May 3, 5:30-7:30 58 Cecil street.

Time:  11:20am
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Launch of Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity, by Robert Albritton
Why are half the people in the world malnourished, while so many in the West are over-fed.
To understand how starvation and obesity can coexist in the same populations, follow the flow of capital.

Time:  3;30 pm
Venue:  Gladstone Hotel
Location:  1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ralbritt@yorku.ca
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 26/2009
Toronto, ON
The Question of Sustainability
The Question of Sustainability is a conference dedicated to examining the Canadian mining industry through the lens of sustainability within ecosystems, human rights, culture, and economics.
Presenters include Robert Lovelace of Ardoch Algonquin FN, Mike Mercredi of Fort Chipewyan FN, Ulises Garcia from Peru, Jethro Tulin from Papua New Guinea, Sergio Campusino from Chile, Lorraine Rekmans of Serpent River FN, and many more. In addition, Cory Wanless of Klippensteins will be speaking about the $3 billion dollar lawsuit launched against the TSX.
The moderator is Judy Rebick, well known Canadian broadcaster and social justice advocate.

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Venue:  Earth Sciences Building, Main Auditorium,
Location:  University of Toronto, 5 Bancroft Avenue (off Huron), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.underminingsustainability.wordpress.com
For information contact:  Indra Noyes
Phone:  416-540-4118
Categories:   Mining & Petroleum; Native Peoples; Environment
Apr 26/2009
Burnaby, BC
Wildlife Rescue's Earth Fest
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC celebrates 30 years of rehabilitating animals. See wildlife releases, build nest boxes and visit community group exhibits, plus more stewardship activities.

Time:  10:00 am - 3pm
Venue:  Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
Location:  Burnaby, BC
Website:  http://www.wildliferescue.ca
Phone:  604-526-2747
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Environment; Health/Health Care
Apr 27/2009
New York NY 10036 USA
A Panel discussion To Commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Reporters Without Borders and the Overseas Press Club present : Mexico’s Pitfalls for Journalists

Mexico has become the Americas’ most dangerous country for journalists. And the media are under severe threat in several parts of the country. Forty-six journalists have been killed since 2000 and another eight have disappeared since 2003, either because of their work or most often for an unknown motive. Drug cartels that target reporters deemed too curious, corruption on the part of many elected officials, and human rights and press freedom violations by police or the army are high-risk threats to both local and international journalists. Impunity prevails for journalists’ murderers, despite some improvements on the legal front with federalized jurisdiction over murders and offenses committed against journalists.
The panelists will discuss the risks associated with covering the news in Mexico and on the US-Mexican border.
This program is co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club and Reporters Without Borders.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Overseas Press Club of America
Location:  40 West 45 Street, New York NY 10036 USA
For information contact:  Sonya Fry - OPC
Phone:  212-626-9220
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Apr 27/2009
Ottawa, ON
Marilyn Waring at Ottawa Public Library
Professor Marilyn Waring, leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, and social justice activist, will be speaking at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library at 7PM on Monday, April 27th. Oxfam, Octopus Books, University of Toronto Press, and the Ottawa Public Library are co-sponsoring the event in celebration of Professor Waring's new book, 1 Way 2 C the World. The event is free and open to the public.

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
Location:  120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 27/2009
to Apr 28/2009
Calgary, AB
Indoor Air Quality Science Symposium
Topics include:
-Exposures and health effects of indoor air
-Monitoring indoor air
-Strategies to manage indoor air
Best scientists in N. America to handle these issues

Venue:  Westin Hotel
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.casahome.org
For information contact:  JenniferAllan jallan@casahome.org
Phone:  780-427-9793
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; International
Apr 28/2009
Ottawa, ON
Café Scientifique: Are designer babies the way to a healthier future?
Café Scientifique is a forum where, for the price of a coffee or glass of wine, adults can get together and talk about recent - and sometimes controversial - developments in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature serve as moderators to the discussion between invited experts and the general public. Lively discussions guaranteed! Call 613-991-3044 or visit sciencetech.technomuses.ca for more information.

Time:  6 p.m.
Venue:  Fox and Feather Pub
Location:  283 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Biotechnology; Science & Technology; Social Policy
Apr 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks: Pride & Solidarty
Pride and Solidarity is about the histories and currents of queer political movements in Canada and the US, and the engagement of workers, artists and unions fighting for social justice.
The evening will start with a monologue by Christina Starr. It will be followed by two film screenings about same sex relationship development.

Time:  7 - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Buddiesin Bad TimesTheatre
Location:  12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 28/2009
to Apr 29/2009
Vaughan, ON
Transpo 2009 Conference & Exhibition
Supply Chain & Logistics Canada Association (SCL) and the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA) present the 42nd Annual Conference "Supply Chain Leadership Raising the Bar" featuring the TRANSPO 2009 Exhibition.

Transpo is the Canadian Industrial Transportation Associations (CITA) annual trade show, serving the industry for over 20 years. This year CITA is partnering with SCL for a combined event on April 28 & 29. We are very excited for this first time joint event and hope you will be there to participate!

The trade show offers a variety of exhibit and sponsorship packages designed to meet the individual needs of industry organizations. Exhibitors include: carriers, freight forwarders, 3PL, government departments, media companies, technology suppliers and others.

The conference will be an opportunity to learn, first-hand, innovative strategies to raise the bar and tackle the challenges facing supply chains in a new economic environment. Each session will aim to provide delegates with a concrete action item that they can implement in their own organizations.

Venue:  Paramount Conference & Event Venue
Location:  222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Vaughan, ON
For information contact:  Denise Fata, Manager Marketing & Events
Phone:  613-599-3283 x.221
Categories:   Transportation & Travel
Apr 29/2009
The Sutton Place Hotel
ASC Annual Meeting, Breakfast & Program
It's a Small, Small World: Advertising Self-Regulation in the Global Reality
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Oliver Gray, Director General, European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA). Keynote Introduction by The Nielsen Company: Insights into the size and importance of Canadian advertising categories that experience pressure for external regulation. Join ASC for a brief tour of the issues affecting advertisers and self-regulatory bodies around the world. Issues to be touched upon include: food advertising to children; alcoholic beverage advertising; gender portrayal in advertising; ad self-regulation of digital media; safety concerns arising from automobile advertising; and sustainability.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location:  Jennifer Finjan, The Sutton Place Hotel
Website:  http://www.adstandards.com/en/ASCEvents2009AM.asp
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Apr 29/2009
Toronto, ON
CCNM Adjunctive Cancer Care Clinic Information Session
The ground-breaking RSNC complementary cancer therapy shift was established in 2007, to provide complementary cancer care for the growing number of cancer patients pursuing alternatives or additions to current standard medical care. RNSC provides evidence-based care, standardized intakes and cancer-specific therapies in an academic environment. Join us for this special daytime public information session to discover how naturopathic medicine can provide relief to patients undergoing conventional treatments.

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh
Phone:  416-498-1255 x 263
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Apr 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Five Ways to Create an Exceptional Brand - Toronto Event
with Julie Mitchell, Parcel Design

Drawing on her work with both emerging and established brands, as well as her own experience building the Parcel brand, Julie will discuss the value of branding a new business and the clever ways you can leverage your brand as your business grows.

Julie Mitchell established Toronto-based graphic design studio, Parcel Design Inc in 2003. Starting out with one employee in a small row house in Toronto's Corktown district, Parcel has grown to a staff of eight and now operates out of a smartly renovated 5,000 square foot studio on Eastern Avenue.


In 2006, Parcel was named one of Canada's Hot 50 Emerging Growth Companies by Profit Magazine, and, year over year, Parcel has continued to enjoy double digit growth.


5.30-6.45 networking
6.45-9.00 dinner and speaker

$55 members/$65 non-members + GST
Prepayment required. VISA and Mastercard accepted.
Deadline for registering – April 24, register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  5:30pm-9:30pm
Venue:  Verity Club, 111d
Location:  Queen Street E,, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women; Business & Economics
Apr 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks: Artists as Workers
A digital story is a two to five minute video created by people of all ages; they share their own life stories through voice, images, music and found objects in their lives. The theme of artist as workers will guide the evening.

Time:  6 pm- 8:00 pm
Venue:  Parliament Public Library
Location:  269 Gerrard Street East, SecondFloor, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Performing Arts
Apr 30/2009
Guelph, ON
Endangered Species Act Workshop- Guelph
Ontario's Endangered Species Act was hailed as a golden standard for species protection, alarming loopholes have come to light. We need to do more in order to protect biodiversity in the province.

Apr. 29, Senate Room 1083, University ofOttawa

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Guelph Arboretum
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.saveontariospecies.ca
For information contact:  Amber Crowie
Phone:  416-444-8419
Categories:   Environment; Animals & Pets; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 30/2009
San Francisco, USA, ON
Green Business Camp Unconference
This meeting is away to get access to strategies, ideas and resources in order to enhance green businesses and create new opportunities.

Location:  San Francisco, USA, ON
Website:  http://www.greenbusinesscamp.com
For information contact:  Tanya Mccausland tanya@greenbusinessinnovators.com
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; International
Apr 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Managing in Tough Times
This Workshop includes:
-Review of key factors affecting organizations
-identify relevant options
-development of contingency plans for tough times

Venue:  215 Spadina Ave., ist flr.
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca
For information contact:  Luellasadicon info@sustainabilitynetwork.ca
Categories:   Business & Economics; Consulting & Consultants; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 30/2009
Victoria, BC
Myths for profit: Canada's role in industries of war & peace documentary screening
This book: Myths for Profit" is an expose of Canadian government behavior in the foreign affairs are. The Canadian government would like us to believe that it is a peacekeeper in world affairs, but is it really?

Time:  7:00 pm -9 pm
Venue:  U Victoria David Strong Bldg.
Location:  Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.widepenexposure.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Military; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 30/2009
to May 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
North America's foremost doc event presents an array of Canadian and international features and shorts. The 16th edition includes focus on Ron Mann's and a Made in South Korea program.

Venue:  various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hotdocs.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
May 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks: Three dollars an Hour: Asian Arts Freedom School
Asian Arts Freedom School attendees confront controversial issues still extant in Asia such as persons considered as commodities. Zameen Shadbad is a series of photographs taken by Elvina Rafi which shows the ongoing struggles in her country, Pakistan and it's effect on a weary population..

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  anitAfrika, dub theatre
Location:  62 Fraser Ave., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
May 1/2009
to May 3/2009
Barrhead, AB
Barrhead Green Expo
This is Barrhead's first ever Green Expo.
This 3 day event will bring together guest speakers with innovative ideas and doable sustainable development, as well as exhibitors with products to sell which help the consumer and protect the environment.

Venue:  Barrhead
Location:  Barrhead, AB
Website:  http://www.barrheadgreenexpo.ca
For information contact:  Jim Veenbaas clearmedia@telus.net
Phone:  780-349-6180
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
May 1/2009
to May 31/2009
May is MS Awareness Month
May is MS Awareness Month in Canada. Since the late 1970s, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has marked the month of May as MS Awareness Month.

National office activities include:
May 6 - MS Awareness Month and MS Carnation Campaign launch at Parliament Hill
May 20 - 2009 MS Research Teleconference with Dr. Peter Rieckmann

Website:  http://www.mssociety.ca
For information contact:  Your nearest MS Society division office
Phone:  1-800-268-7582
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 2/2009
Whitby, ON
Doors Open Whitby 2009
Doors Open Whitby 2009

Location:  Whitby, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 2/2009
Terrace Bay, ON
Green Tradeshow
This will be an informal event with energy efficiency experts and retailers displaying booths with information designed to educate residents. Included will be renewable energy exhibits, energy efficientvehicles, etc.

Time:  12:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Terrace Bay Arena
Location:  1 Selkirk Ave., Terrace Bay, ON
For information contact:  Sean Irwin
Phone:  807-825-3315 ext. 231
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
May 2/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Stesp for Life - Lethbridge
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  Registration at 9:00 a.m. Walk to begin at 10:00 a.m. to be followed by refreshments
Venue:  Henderson Horseshoe Picnic Centre
Location:  South Parkside Dr. S (Japanese Garden entrance), Lethbridge, AB
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 2/2009
to May 3/2009
Hamilton, ON
Doors Open Hamilton 2009
Doors Open Hamilton 2009

Location:  Hamilton, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 3/2009
Montreal, ON
Book launch: The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy- Yves Engler
This book is abouk the darker side of Canadian foreign policy, such as that supporting Zionism, the Vietnam War, the overthrow of Salvador Allende etc.

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Le Divan Orange
Location:  4234 Saint-Laurent, Montreal, ON
Phone:  514-618-2253
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Sick of Hot Air: A Forum for Real Action on Climate Change
This event will be a panel discussion on the reality of climate change
David Hallman, advisor to World Council of Churches:
Lauryn Drainie, Int'l Youth Delegation
Lynn McDonald, founder of JustEarth

Time:  2:15 pm
Venue:  Trinity-St.Paul United Church
Location:  427 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://trinitystpauls.ca
For information contact:  John Bell
Phone:  416-922-8435 Ext.21
Categories:   Environment; Religious; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Hamilton, ON
Steps for Life - Hamilton
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Lakeland Centre, Confederation Park
Location:  180 Van Wagners' Beach Rd., Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
London, ON
Steps for Life - London
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,800 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Walk to start at 11:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ lunch
Venue:  Greenway Park
Location:  on Greenside Avenue, off Springbank Drive, London, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  1-888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Steps for Life - Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Walk to start at 11:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ lunch
Venue:  Jo Foreman Track, John Rhodes Outdoor Sports Complex
Location:  280 Elizabeth St., Sault Ste Marie, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Sudbury, ON
Steps for Life - Sudbury
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Terry Fox Sports Complex
Location:  17 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
May 3/2009
Thunder Bay, ON
Steps for Life - Thunder Bay
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Walk starts at 11 a.m. to be followed by a BBQ lunch
Venue:  Confederation College
Location:  1450 Nakina Drive, Thunder Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Steps for Life - Toronto
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:30 am to 2 pm - Walk starts at 11 am followed by a BBQ lunch
Venue:  Ashbridges Bay Park
Location:  Lakeshore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforllife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Steps for Life - Winnipeg
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,800 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Walk starts at 11 a.m. to be followed by lunch
Venue:  Kildonan Park
Location:  2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  1-888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Ottawa, ON
Steps of Life - Ottawa
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,800 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Walk to start at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch
Venue:  Confederation Park
Location:  Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  1-888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
Halifax, NS
Stesp for Life - Halifax
Steps for Life - Walking for Victims of Workplace Tragedy is an annual 5KM Family Walk created to help raise health and safety awareness at the community level, while also supporting those who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. It is an opportunity not only to support families affected, but also a unique way to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and the need to work together to prevent others from being hurt. Steps for Life is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May as a launch to the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). On Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 over 1,200 people across Canada will walk in support of victims of workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They are parents, siblings, children, grand-parents, close friends, co-workers and employers all united by their loss and need to prevent other workplace tragedies.

Time:  Registration at 1 p.m. Walk starts at 2 p.m.
Venue:  Point Pleasant Park
Location:  Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Sandra Woodworth
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 3/2009
to May 5/2009
Toronto, ON
CFA National Convention
Place yourself on the leading edge of professional development and networking opportunities for the Canadian franchise industry through outstanding programming – all while enjoying the dynamic energy of Toronto, Ontario!

The 2009 CFA National Convention will be held May 3 – 5 at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. This year's Convention is packed with engaging, interactive and dynamic learning, which includes 4 Keynote Speakers, a Intensive Seminar on Real Estate, 16 unique Concurrent Sessions, over a dozen Roundtable Discussions and the Closed-Door CEO Session.

Your 2009 Convention not only offers dynamic and relevant educational and professional development sessions led by exceptional speakers, but is an excellent opportunity to meet other franchise professionals, learn about exciting new ideas and discover fresh sources of inspiration.

Gain your competitive advantage at this three-day program filled with learning and the latest resources to help your business model succeed.

Venue:  The Westin Prince Hotel
Location:  900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/NationalConvention/
For information contact:  Judy Lank, Manager of Events & Education
Phone:  416-695-2896 x 243
Categories:   Trade; Business & Economics; Management
May 3/2009
to May 6/2009
Etobicoke, ON
Ontario Water Works Annual Conference & Trade Show
The Joint Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) attracts about one thousand water industry professionals and municipal leaders from across the province. The sessions May 3-6 include an opening plenary on Monday morning, technical presentations on all aspects of drinking water and a trade show that features the latest in technology and services for the water industry. This conference is 'the" event of the year on the drinking water calendar!

Time:  Sunday May 3, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 4 & 5, 7a.m.-7p.m. Wed May 6 Water plant tour
Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  650 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, ON
Website:  http://www.owwa.ca
For information contact:  Glenn Powell, Director of Communications, OWWA
Phone:  905-464-6200
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Government & Public Sector
May 3/2009
to May 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Mayworks: Picture Our Future - all of May
This is a Photography Exhibit by newly immigrant young artists to show the challenges they face in Canada, not knowing the language, and adapting to Canadian culture. SOYA is a group of 16 -21 yr. old Asian youths who arerecent newcomer from China.
Opening reception is May 3, 5:30 - 7:30

Venue:  Cecil St. Community Ctr.
Location:  58 Cecil Str., Toronto, ON
Phone:  416-203-8428
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Nature & Outdoors; Children & Youth
May 4/2009
Toronto, ON
2009 CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising
Celebrate excellence in franchise operations at the 2009 CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising presentation on May 4, 2009 from 6:30 - 10:00 PM at the Westin Prince Hotel.

Open exclusively to CFA Franchise System Members who have been franchising for three years or more, the CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising recognizes excellence in franchise operations. Winning systems must demonstrate a dedication to CFA’s “best practices” including franchisee relations, teamwork and communications.

Time:  6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue:  The Westin Prince Hotel
Location:  900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/Events/AofE/
For information contact:  Judy Lank, Manager of Events & Education
Phone:  416-695-2896 x 243
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Business & Economics; Management
May 4/2009
Toronto, ON
2009 Frankie Awards
Each year, the Frankie Awards celebrates the creative contributions and excellence in advertising and marketing for Canadian franchising. The Frankie Awards are part of the Canadian Franchise Association National Convention taking place at the Westin Prince Hotel from May 3 – 5, 2008.

Time:  6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue:  The Westin Prince Hotel
Location:  900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/Events/Frankies/
For information contact:  Judy Lank, Manager of Events & Education
Phone:  416-695-2896 x 243
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Business & Economics
May 4/2009
to Jun 6/2009
Toronro, ON
Women's Human Rights Education Institute: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization
The Institute teaches feminist perspectives on world issues such as peace, human rights, global economic, ecological, legal, cultural issues and especially all forms of discrimination against women including the eradication of all violence against women.

Time:  10:00 am start
Venue:  OISE/UT
Location:  252 Bloor St. W., Suite 2-225, Toronro, ON
Website:  http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cwse
For information contact:  Aniska Ali humanrights@oise.utoronto.ca
Categories:   Women; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Dr. Ghada Karmi - Medicine, War and Occupation: The Case of Gaza
Dr. Ghada Karmi is a well-known physician and author from the U. K.
Admission is free

Time:  7pm
Venue:  University of Toronto-University College
Location:  15 King's College Circle University College Rm 161, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
May 5/2009
to May 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Biennial Trade Show
Packex Toronto has grown to become Canada's largest Packaging, Material Handling, and Logistics Trade Show and Conference. Your biggest and best opportunity to meet face to face with the who's who of Canada's best, and brightest names in the $22B Packaging , Material Handling, and Logistics Industry. With even more content , more exhibitors and an innovative new floorplan, the show is better than ever.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.pac.com
Categories:   Manufacturing
May 5/2009
to May 7/2009
Cornwall, ON
St. Lawrence Seaway - 50 years of benefits and impacts
The conference will focus on the issues and challenges associated with the Seaway and its management comparing it to other regulated eco-systems in the world.

Location:  Cornwall, ON
Website:  http://www.riverinstitute.ca
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Science & Technology
May 6/2009
Toronto, ON
"How Will the Economic Crisis Impact Workers Rights?" - Panel Discusion with Michael Parenti, David McNally, and Marco Luciano
Michael Parenti is an internationally known award winning author and lecturer. He is a leading progressive poliyical analyst. He is a founding member of the New Socialist Group.

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Vanier College, York U, Rm. 135
Location:  4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  sharmeen.ypirg@gmail.com Sharmeen Khan
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 6/2009
Burlington, ON
Branding & Trademarks - Breakfast Meeting
On May 6, the topic is Branding and Trade Marks - All you should know with Michelle Ballagh, Lawyer and Trademark Agent.

These meetings offer women business owners an opportunity to meet and network in an informal setting, allowing for discussion and support as we share issues and work together to help each other. Sometimes we have a speaker but we also want to rely on the expertise and wisdom within the group.

Burlington - Note new location

Burlington meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, 8.30-10.30 at Cora's Breakfast and Lunch, 2455 Appleby Line, Winners Plaza, Burlington.

Cost:
$25+ GST
Register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  8:30am - 10:30am
Venue:  Cora's Breakfast & Lunch
Location:  2455 Appleby Line, Winner's Plaza (Highway 5), Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  anneday@companyofwomen.ca
Phone:  905.338.1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women
May 6/2009
Toronto, ON
Company of Women Toronto Showcase Event & Networking
TORONTO SHOWCASE
This is an opportunity for Company of Women members in Toronto to showcase their products and services.

Both non-members and members are invited to attend this networking event. Join us and over a glass of wine, connect with like-minded women in business.

5.30-7.30pm

Cost:
Booth - $55 + GST (members only)
space is limited, so register early

Networking - $35 member/$45 non members + GST, includes wine and light refreshments

Register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  5:30pm-7:30pm
Location:  401 Bay Street, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http:///www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905.338.1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
May 6/2009
to May 8/2009
Sun Peaks, BC
BC Association of Broadcasters 2009 Annual COnference
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the BCAB 62nd Annual Conference! Click here to Register Today!
Unite and Inspire. The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters represents private television and radio broadcasters with the mandate to combine the resources and strength of our industry in three key areas: to promote and contribute to community enhancing programs throughout our province, to present a unified and credible voice in matters that affect our growing industry, and to provide our members with information and inspiration through our annual BCAB Conference .Along with radio and television broadcasters, the BCAB also includes associate members from the advertising and business community that contribute to our broadcasting industry

Location:  Sun Peaks, BC
Website:  http://www.bcab.ca
May 6/2009
to May 8/2009
Portland, Oregon
Living Future 09: Cultivating for a Sustainable Built Environment
This year's theme is "Cultivating Leadership" with a focus on providing industry leaders and emerging leaders with the skills they need to be effective in the movement to create a truly sustainable built environment. Many keynote speakers, w.r.t. bio-mimicry and conflict resolution.

Venue:  The Nines Hotel
Location:  525 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon
Website:  http://www.cascadiagbc.org
For information contact:  Jenny Seifert jenny@cascadiagbc.org
Phone:  503-228-5533
Categories:   Environment; Skills & Training; Science & Technology
May 6/2009
to May 9/2009
Toronto, ON
We're FUNNY That Way Foundation presents: "We're Funny That Way"
This is North America's premiere queer comedy festival. Annually, We're Fun Way showcases the most unique comedic talent from Canada and the U.S.

Venue:  Buddies
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artsexy.ca/index.cfm
Categories:   Women; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 7/2009
Capitalism's Prosperity and Poverty - A Discussion with Michael Parenti
Parenti will deal with the crisis of the corporate global system of investment, how it undermines democracy and prosperity and fosters poverty and instability. Only strong, popular government ownership can treat the ongoing crisis.

Time:  7 pm - 10 pm
Venue:  OISE Auditorium, U of Toronto
Location:  252 Bloor St W.
Website:  http://opirg@yorku.ca, opirg.toronto@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Business & Economics; Economic Development; Politics & Political Organizations
May 7/2009
to May 8/2009
San Diego, Calif., USA
Climate Change and Business: The ROI for Going Green
This conference focuses on education through classroom lecture, participant interaction and hands on activity. It combines business knowledge (Rady) with climate research (Scripps).

Venue:  San Diego
Location:  San Diego, Calif., USA
Website:  http://www.rady.ucsd.edu/exec/open/climate change
For information contact:  Lindsay Lackey
Phone:  858-822-0537
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
May 7/2009
to May 8/2009
Mark's Work Wearhouse Ladies Night
Shop, save and raise funds for breast cancer research.

Time:  5:00 pm till closing
Venue:  Mark's Work Wearhouse locations Canadawide
Categories:   Women; Health/Health Care
May 7/2009
to May 9/2009
Calgary, AB
Ecology and Professional Helping: International EcoConference, with David Orr, Joanna Macy, Nettie Wiebe
The following are the aims of this environmental conference:
-share research and effective practices and strategies
-enable inspiring and creative dialogues
-foster new partnerships
Keynote speakers re.: ecological literacy, ecological issues and social empowerment, env. ethics

Venue:  University of Calgary
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/ecoconference
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 7/2009
to May 9/2009
Ottawa, ON
Environmental Education conference for elementary and secondary teachers
An Environmental Education conference for elementary and secondary teachers.
To be environmentally conversant in the classroom.
Feature Speaker: Elizabeth May, Leader of Green Party

Venue:  U of Ontario Inst. of Technology
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.osee.org
Categories:   Education; Environment
May 7/2009
to May 9/2009
Calgary, AB
International EcoConference
International EcoConference: Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries
Important topics: ecological literacy, ecological issues and social empowerment, environmental science and water ecology
Important speakers.

Venue:  University of Calgary
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/eco_conference
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 7/2009
to May 9/2009
Calgary, ON
International EcoConference, Calgary
This event is meant to initiate a serious global dialogue concerning the challenges that we all face given evidence of a global environmental decline. We need to share research and effective practices, creative dialogues and foster new partnerships.

Venue:  U of Calgary
Location:  Calgary, Calgary, ON
Website:  http://www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/eco_conference
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Science & Technology
May 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Book Launch with Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May is an environmentalist as well as writer, activist, lawyer and leader of the Green Party.
Her new book is about the ills that beset our federal politics and the changes that happened over the last three years.
She will be interviewd by Alternatives Executive Editor Nicola Ross.

Time:  5:30 - 7:00 pm
Venue:  215 Spadina Rd (between Dundas and Queen)
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca
For information contact:  Luella Sadicon info@sustainabilitynetwork.ca
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 8/2009
to May 10/2009
Vanvouver, BC
EPIC Vancouver - The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo
This is Vancouver's largest green consumer show and ecomarketplace. A plethora of environmentally innovative and friendly products, together with experts and expertise wait for you.

Venue:  Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Location:  999 Canada Place, Vanvouver, BC
Website:  http://www.epicvancouver.com
May 8/2009
to May 18/2009
Penetanguishene, ON
Twisted Pines Music and Arts Festival
Annual film and visual arts festival which celebrates a rural area rich in French, Metis, and marine history.

Venue:  North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
Location:  527 Len Self Boulevard, Penetanguishene, ON
Website:  http://www.twistedpines.com
Phone:  (705) 526-9395
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
May 9/2009
Chatham-Kent, ON
Doors Open Chatham-Kent 2009
Doors Open Chatham-Kent 2009

Location:  Chatham-Kent, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 9/2009
to May 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Comics Arts Festival
Featuring over 200 cartoonists.

Venue:  Toronto Reference Library
Location:  789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Design; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 10/2009
to May 14/2009
Montreal, QC
5th World Environmental Education Congress
This conference promotes:
-environmental education being good for person and community
-social innovation is addressed
-environmental education creates public policy

Venue:  Palais de Congres
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.5weec.uqam.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy
May 10/2009
to May 14/2009
Montreal, QC
5th World Environmental Education Congress
Objectives:
-promote role of environmental education in healthy personal and social living
-address socio-ecological issues
-emphasize the eco-development of public policy
Central theme is the "oikos", or common home aspect of "earth" understanding and living

Venue:  Palais des Congres
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.5weec.uqam.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
May 10/2009
to May 14/2009
Montreal, QC
World Environmental Education Congress
The Congress will examine contributions that environmental institutions can make towards the development amongst various spheres of understanding at this critical time in Earth's history, when we need to profoundly and urgently realign human endeavour within the capacities, limits, and systems of our home, the "oikos" or "household", the Earth.

Venue:  Palace de Congres
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.5weec.uqam.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Policy
May 11/2009
to May 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Staying Sane When the Economy is Going Crazy - Toronto Breakfast
New - starting May 12 - Breakfast meetings will be held 8.30-10.30 in Toronto, at 401 Bay Street, 16th Floor. Topic: Staying Sane when the Economy is going Crazy with Susan Stephenson, psychotherapist.

These meetings offer women business owners an opportunity to meet and network in an informal setting, allowing for discussion and support as we share issues and work together to help each other. Sometimes we have a speaker but we also want to rely on the expertise and wisdom within the group.

Cost:
$25 + GST
Register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  8:30am - 10:30am
Location:  401 Bay Street, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  www.companyofwomen.ca
Phone:  905.338.1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women
May 11/2009
to May 15/2009
ACHEMA 2009 International Exhibition
ACHEMA is the leading and most important event for chemical engineering and the process industries worldwide. It is the place where equipment manufacturers and service providers meet their customers, where major trends become visible and where all important topics in the process industries are addressed. ACHEMA is the innovations' platform and technology summit with worldwide impact, industry forum of leading enterprises, take-off for investment decisions in the process industries, meeting point of experts and executives - national and international - and the only exhibition worldwide for all investment goods of the process industries.

Website:  http://www.achema.dc
Categories:   Biotechnology; Environment
May 13/2009
Vancouver, BC
2010 National Awards for Excellence Program in mental health and addictions initiatives
The National Awards for Excellence was launched in 2006 by the Kaiser Foundation in partnership with the government. It's goal is to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of mental health and addiction.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.kaiserfoundation.ca
For information contact:  kaiserassistant@kaiserfoundation.ca
Phone:  1-866-926-9766
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Health/Health Care; Disability Issues
May 13/2009
Marginalized youth and contemporary educational contexts
The three main key note discussions will include experts in marginalized youth culture, education as it relates to the lives of young people.The symposium will be hosted by Dr. Kate Tilleczek of Hospital for Sick Children.

Time:  4:45 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  MaRS Discovery District
Location:  101 College St.
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; Social Services
May 13/2009
Victoria, BC
The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future
The Global Oneness Project presents a series of free films recognizing the role of local communities in global change. This is an exercise in interchange of ideas, fostering of relationships and strengthening of ties.

Time:  5:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Victoria Event Centre
Location:  1415 Broad Str., Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www. globalonenessproject.org/events
For information contact:  MichelleMoore
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; International
May 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Small Press Book Fair
Books, chapbooks, graphic novels, audio-books, magazines and comics, readings by Toronto authors.
Featuring Irish author Kieran Furey and The History House, poems based on Irish Famine.

Time:  9 am - 5 pm
Venue:  Toronto Reference Library
Location:  789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  VeronicaGarza Flores, torontosmallpressfairgroup.com
Categories:   Information, Libraries, Research; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International
May 13/2009
to May 15/2009
Sackville, NB
Putting science into action: Equity from the start through early child development
The Council for Early Child Development's national conference brings together national and in
ternational experts to discuss the connections between science, policy and practice in early child development.

Venue:  Mount Allion Univ.
Location:  Sackville, NB
Website:  http://www.cecd_general
For information contact:  www.cecd_general@councilecd.ca
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth; International
May 14/2009
to May 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
The 20th annual celebration of Canadian and international queer cinema includes Oliver Ducastel and Jacques "Martineau's Ne's en 68" (Born in 68) and Christina Clausen's "The Universe of Keith Haring" in its France spotlight.

Venue:  various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.insideout.on.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
May 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Bhopal Survivors Tour 2009
The Union Carbide Chemical Disaster in Bhopal India has killed more than 2300 people. Two senior activists Rachna Dingra and Satinath Sarangi are working around the world for justice
and a life of improved health for the survivors.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Friends House
Location:  60 Lowther Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bhopal.net
For information contact:  Reena Shadaan shadaan@hotmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Disability Issues; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 15/2009
to May 17/2009
Munich, Germany
Boundcon VI
Annual European fetish convention and trade show featuring live performances by bondage models and bondage riggers, exhibition of BDSM literature and video suppliers, and a VIP area.

Venue:  Zenith Convention Centre
Location:  Lilienthalallee, Munich, Germany
Website:  http://www.boundcon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality
May 15/2009
to May 17/2009
Varna Bulgaria
European Federation of Journalists Annual Meeting in Bulgaria: Managing Change
THE EFJ will tackle the media crisis and changes in journalism at this year’s Annual Meeting to take place in Varna (Bulgaria) on 15-17 May. Some distinguished editors’ in chief are invited to a panel to discuss new models for journalism and media. Working groups will help delegates to focus on themes including role of unions to shape future; quality and diversity and the newsroom of the future.

Location:  Varna Bulgaria
Website:  http://europe.ifj.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 15/2009
to May 17/2009
Banff, AB
Leading for the Great Turning with Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD
Author, activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy is a student of Buddhism, she is a leading voice in movements of peace, justice and environmental integrity.
This isaLeadersip Learning Lab Workshop.

Time:  9 am - 5pm (16th, 17th)
Location:  Banff, AB
Website:  http://www.lovingtheland.com
For information contact:  Julia Lynx
Phone:  403-609-7231
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
May 16/2009
to May 17/2009
Montreal, QC
Annual Anarchist Book Fair
Montreal's 10th Anarchist Bookfair

Venue:  at the CEDA
Location:  2515 Delisle, closeto Lionel-Groulx metro, Montreal, QC
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 16/2009
to May 17/2009
2515 Delisle, QC
Montreal's 10th Annual Anarchist Bookfair
Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy, throughout the month of May 2009 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal. The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair -- and month-long Festival of Anarchy --brings together anarchist ideas and practice, through words, images, music, theatre and day-to-day struggles for justice, dignity and collective liberation. The Bookfair is as much for people who don't necessarily consider themselves anarchists, but are curious about anarchism, as it is a space for anarchists to meet, network and share in a spirit of respect and solidarity. All are welcome.

Location:  CEDA, 2515 Delisle, QC
Website:  http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Hobbies
May 16/2009
to May 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Beautiful Destruction - Alberta Tar Sands Aerial Photo Exhibition
Photo Exhibition

Venue:  Koma Designs
Location:  1239 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beautifuldestruction.ca
For information contact:  loushelbig@egamiimage.ca
Phone:  613-263-0264
Categories:   Environment; Mining & Petroleum; Business & Economics
May 19/2009
Oakville, ON
Making the Pitch! Hear from a Panel of 3 Top Entrepreneurs who pitched on the Dragon's Den
Several members of Company of Women have made their pitch on Dragon's Den and Fortune Hunters. Hear more about their experiences - what worked and what they would do differently next time.

Julie Arora is the founder of Mom's Healthy Secrets, an award-winning, locally based health food company.
Julie has built Mom's Healthy Secrets into a nationally distributed brand of breakfast cereal.

She was featured in CBC's Fortune Hunters in 2008 and 2009, and been recognized as one of the Top 10 Innovators of 2008 by Food in Canada magazine.

Janet Cockburn of Janac Sports, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43. Always physically active, she found it impossible to find a good sports bra after her surgery - which inspired her to create Been-a-Boob and the Janac sports bra.

In November, 2007 she appeared on Dragon's Den and successfully recruited two dragons to invest in her business.

It was when Marissa McTasney of Moxie Trades was taking a skilled trades course that she realized there was no equipment especially designed for women. She now manufactures hard hats, tool belts and work boots for women which are available at Zellers, Home Depot and other retail stores.

She appeared on Dragon's Den in 2008, turned down the offers made on the show, and went on to negotiate with one of the dragons.

Our moderator for the evening will be Liz Radzick of Manifest Consulting.

5.30-6.30pm Cash bar and networking
6.30-8.00 - Dinner*
8.00-9.00 Panel Presentation

*Note new start time for dinner

Cost: $45 members/$55 non-members + GST
(includes three-course dinner)

Prepayment required. VISA and Mastercard accepted. Register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  5:30pm - 9pm
Venue:  Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre,
Location:  2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women
May 19/2009
to May 22/2009
Calgary, AB
Canadian Social Forum
As wemove from almost two decades of economic prosperity in Canada to this unprecedented economic downturn, social challenges are compounded. Despite resources, innovation, energy and commitment, poverty persists. Clearly it is time for a rethink.

Venue:  TELUS Convention Centre
Location:  120 Ninth Avenue Str., Calgary, AB
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Services
May 20/2009
2009 MS Research Teleconference
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is proud to announce the seventh annual MS Research Teleconference on Wednesday, May 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m., Eastern Time.

This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Peter Rieckmann, MS Society of Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver.

Dr. Rieckmann's major research interests are disease modifying factors and development of new therapeutic strategies to enhance tissue repair in multiple sclerosis. His clinical goals include enhancing awareness and education about MS, developing new sensitive clinical scales as well as effective and properly resourced services for MS outpatient care leading to more customized treatments for patients.

Based on his initiative, MS researchers in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are joining forces to form the Western Pacific Regional Research and Training Center to endMS.

The teleconference follows a talk-show format. Questions can be asked of Dr. Rieckmann about all aspects of MS research.

This is your chance to hear the latest on MS research as well as to have general questions answered by one of Canada 32s leading neurologists.

Visit www.mssociety.ca for more details and registration.

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Website:  http://www.mssociety.ca
For information contact:  Claudette Villena
Phone:  416-922-6600 x2217
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 20/2009
Halifax, ON
Driving the economy with renewable energy and policy that works
Free public talk by Dr. Christine Woerlen, former head of the German Renewable Energy Agency, now a consultant with governments around the world.
250,000 green jobs have been created so far across Germany.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Weldon Law Bldg., Dalhousie U.
Location:  6061 University Ave., Halifax, ON
For information contact:  lindakseven@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Manufacturing
May 20/2009
Cambridge, ON
Making it in a Man's World - How to Succeed in a Male-dominated Industry
Working in a male-dominated industry is not always easy, to succeed in this marketplace speaks to the tenacity, professionalism and persistence of our guest speakers.

Join us and learn more as our panel shares their stories.

Carol Leaman is the CEO of AideRSS Inc, a Waterloo-based, early stage Web 2.0 company that uses social engagement to measure and derive information about what people are publishing and reading on the web.

An accountant by profession, Carol left public accounting in 1994 to join Electrohome Limited where she raised over $100M in capital and participated in a steady stream of merger and acquisition activity. Later as CEO pf RSS Solutions, she effected a turnaround and sold the company.

Carol was the first Executive in Residence at the Communitech Technology Association. She continues to advise early stage companies in her spare time, and sits on eight boards – from non-profit to technology.

Amy Schlueter is a proud 3rd generation automobile dealer from Waterloo. She is Vice President of the Schlueter Automotive Group and recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Profit Magazine.

Following university, Amy entered the family business, but her path to her current position was derailed in 1999 when she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Thanks to receiving a kidney transplant from her sister, Amy has been able to resume a "normal life."

In 2008, Amy was the first woman to be voted as President of the Ontario Chevrolet Regional Marketing Advisory Board, and she is actively involved with the Kidney Foundation and Grand River Hospital Foundation.

Based in Cambridge, Lori Van Opstal is a Native business owner and a designated staffing industry professional. She is the founder of Your Advantage Staffing Consultants Inc , a niche market staffing agency that supports the trucking industry.

She has been named nine consecutive years to PROFIT magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs. In May 2008, Lori was honoured by the YWCA when she was named Woman of Distinction for Business, Trades, Professions and Entrepreneurs.

Lori is a descendant of the Mohawk tribe of Kahnawa:ke and is a member of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council and Native American Business Alliance.

Our moderator is Bernadeen McLeod of ActionCOACH Business Coaching.

5.30-6.30pm Cash Bar and Networking
6.30-8.00 Dinner
8.00-9.00 Panel Discussion

Cost: $30 - member/$35 non-member + GST

VISA and Mastercard accepted. Register online at www.companyofwomen.ca or call 905.338.1771

Time:  5:30pm - 9pm
Venue:  Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Location:  700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http:///www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Women
May 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Bessie Awards
The New York Dance and Performance Awards, informally known as the Bessie Awards in honor of Bessie Schonberg, are awarded annually for innovative achievement in dance and related performances, particularly so-called "downtown" performances.

Venue:  Royal York Hotel
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thebessies.ca
May 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Community Cinema Circle: Vitya The Recycling Man and/or Greening of Southie and /or...
Meet Vitya, the recycling man: have you ever wondered how people in other countries participate in the recycling in rural India; meet Vitya who lives off the grid and uses a bicycle to make collections.

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  Aangen Community Centre
Location:  868 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Gurbeen Bhasin info@aangen.com
Phone:  416- 519- 9800
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; International
May 21/2009
to May 23/2009
Richmond, BC
ECEBC's 38th annual conference: Leadership, innovation and inspiration
Program will include celebration of ECEBC's 40th anniversary as the provincial organization for early childhood educators in BC.

Time:  All day events
Venue:  Best Western Hotel
Location:  Richmond, BC
For information contact:  conference.ecebc@look.ca
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; Education
May 22/2009
International Biodiversity Day 2009
Schools and organizations join the Green Wave International Biodiversity Day treeplanting project.
This year's theme: Invasive Alien Species.

Venue:  World-wide
Website:  http://www.cbin.ec.gc.ca
For information contact:  DianneWatkins
Phone:  905-336-4411
Categories:   Environment; International; Nature & Outdoors
May 22/2009
Montreal, QC
National Newspaper Awards 60th Awards Gala
The country's top prizes for journalism will be handed out during the 60th National Newspaper Awards ceremony in Montreal. The National Newspaper Awards gala will conclude three days of
newspaper-related events, including the Canadian Newspaper Association's annual Conference.
Tickets are $180 each, plus GST ($189). Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,800, plus 5% GST ($1,890). To reserve, contact Bryan Cantley, NNA Secretary, at 416-575-5377 (bcantley@cna-acj.ca), or Lee White, NNA
Administrative Assistant, at 416-923-3567, ext. 228 (nna@cna-acj.ca).

Time:  5:00
Venue:  Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cna-acj.ca
For information contact:  Bryan Cantley
Phone:  NNA Secretary
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 22/2009
to May 24/2009
Vancouver, BC
Canadian Association of Journalists Conference
The must-attend journalism knowledge, training and networking event of the year. Along with riveting speakers who have compelling stories to share, the CAJ's annual conference and awards gala will feature panels that address key issues facing journalists and advanced workshops that teach crucial skills in this changing environment.

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Hotel
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Phone:  613-526-8061
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 22/2009
to Sep 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Calvin by the Book: A Literary Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of John Calvin
John Calvin was a man of the book in every possible sense. First, he lived his life in an uncompromising manner by the Book, and enjoyed an intimacy with those sacred texts that affected all of his private and public endeavours. Second, he was a humanist and scholar who, living through the birth of modernity, not only depended on the printed word to inform his ideas, but also used the opportunities presented by the invention of the printing press to disseminate his thoughts and reflections to a world that was primed for change. Third, he helped to shape the history of the book itself. He can, in no small way, be credited with popularizing the vernacular, and differentiating between genres of literature, some of which were intended for public reading and others for private, silent enjoyment. Of all of the sheets of print produced by individual writers in the period from 1541 to 1565, Calvin is responsible for an astonishing 42% of the total; even the Bible only accounts for 14% of total print output during this era. Thus, his life and legacy can be told through books, as this exhibition demonstrates. Books shaped him and his age, and in the end he and his followers used the medium of print to bring about one of the greatest revolutions the world has ever known.

Time:  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue:  Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.utoronto.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
May 23/2009
Brockville-Thousand Islands, ON
Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands 2009
Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands 2009

Location:  Brockville-Thousand Islands, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 23/2009
Oxford, ON
Doors Open Oxford 2009
Doors Open Oxford 2009

Location:  Oxford, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 23/2009
St.Marys, ON
Doors Open St.Marys 2009
Doors Open St.Marys 2009

Location:  St.Marys, ON
Categories:   Museums; Architecture
May 23/2009
Ottawa, ON
Electric Vehicle Expo 2009 - EV Expo 2009
EV Expo 2009

Time:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Museum of Science & Technology
Location:  1867 St. Laurant Blvd., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.evco.ca
Categories:   Environment; Automotive & Cars; International
May 23/2009
Toronto, ON
North York Emvironmental Strategy Session
Meeting and networking with other community groups and residents in the area to work on green projects.

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
Location:  200 Eglinton Ave. West, North York, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  minaz@torontogreen.ca
Categories:   Environment; Design; Science & Technology
May 23/2009
Toronto, ON
The Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis Presents Dr. S. Seligman: Attachment, Intersubjectivity andDevelopmental Implications
This program will use the emotionally rich world of infant parent interaction to show how the emerging concepts of intersubjectivity, attachment and mentalization, can enhance clinical work.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  G. Ignatieff Theatre
Location:  15Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ticp.on.ca
For information contact:  Neomi Offman neomi@rogers.com
Phone:  416-288-8060
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Health/Health Care
May 23/2009
to May 24/2009
Norfolk Country, ON
Doors Open Norfolk Country 2009
Doors Open Norfolk Country 2009

Location:  Norfolk Country, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 23/2009
to May 24/2009
Orillia, ON
Doors Open Orillia 2009
Doors Open Orillia 2009

Location:  Orillia, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 23/2009
to May 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Doors Open Toronto 2009
Doors Open Toronto 2009

Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
May 23/2009
to May 24/2009
Ottawa, ON
Energy Days
An extravaganza of alternative energy! Tour the museum and explore the science of solar, wind, and other alternative power at our activity stations and become inspired to reduce your own environmental footprint. On Saturday, speak to members of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa who will be on hand to display a range of electric and human powered vehicles.

Time:  10:00 to 4:00
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Environment; Museums; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 23/2009
to May 29/2009
Annual Conference
The CRPA is glad to announce that its next annual conference will be held in cooperation with Campus Radiation Safety Officers Conference (CRSO) in Montreal.The conference will review all aspects of Radiation Safety. In relation with the conference theme, all human factors related to the performances will be discussed. A parallel program focusing on Campus Radiation Safety will be organized. Simultaneous translation will be offered for all plenary sessions. A premiere, this year, interested participant will have an opportunity to participate in a preparatory training course for the CRPA registration exam (CRPA (R)) to be given on the Friday of the conference.

Website:  http://www.crpa-acrp.ca
Categories:   Environment; Labour, Workplace, Unions
May 24/2009
to May 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Annual Meeting: Geological Association of Canada
The 2009 Joint Assembly is being held 24 1327 May 2009 at the Toronto Convention Centre, located at 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Venue:  Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.jointassembly2009.ca/welcome_english.html
For information contact:  gac@esd.mun.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
May 25/2009
Ottawa, ON
Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector
An award ceremony hosted by The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountability (CIPFA), to honour the recipient(s) of the inaugural Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.

The first of its kind in Canada, this prestigious award recognizes the success of federal public servants who have made a significant contribution to financial management and/or comptrollership within the Government of Canada.

Finalists have been selected from the following departments/agencies within the Government of Canada: Public Service Commission; Department of Finance; Service Canada; Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; and Canada Revenue Agency.

The recipient(s) will be announced during the ceremony and will be honoured with an award, as well as a $1,000 contribution to a registered charity or scholarship fund of their choice.

In addition, Rear Admiral Bryn Weadon from the Department of National Defence will be honoured for his leadership and contribution to financial management within the Government of Canada at the ceremony.

Time:  6:00 p.m. Reception / 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Award Ceremony
Venue:  Fairmont Châ;teau Laurier
Location:  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.comptrollershipaward.com
For information contact:  Cindy Mantione
Phone:  1-800-263-7622 ext. 3116
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Government & Public Sector; Investment, Finance, Insurance
May 26/2009
Ottawa, ON
Café scientifique: Pandemics - What's the panic?
Examine the reality of the H1N1 virus, past epidemics, and the ways the public and governments reacts in times of crisis. With guest speakers Dr. Nadine Sicard, Associate Medical Office of Health with Ottawa Public Health and Raymond Murphy Emeritus Professor with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa.

Time:  6:00 p.m.
Venue:  Fox and Feather Pub
Location:  283 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Jason Armstrong
Phone:  613-990-8659
Categories:   Science & Technology; Health/Health Care; Politics & Political Organizations
May 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Investing in Water - Workshop/Conference
Canada is estimated to have 20% of earth's drinking water but UN report states that due to overpopulation, global water supplies are dwindling.
This workshop will have experts address issues such as freshwater scarcity and security, political and human rights implications, etc.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  The Faculty Club
Location:  41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Donna Workman d.workman@utoronto,ca
Phone:  416-978-7077
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 26/2009
Munich
The Solar Future
The world's biggest solar cell manufacturers compare notes in a year (2008) which saw 70% growth in the industry and even the present economic slump will only act to render PV products to be less expensive and even more popular.

Venue:  Kempinsky 4 Hotel
Location:  Munich
Website:  http://www.solarplaza.com
For information contact:  Johan Trip j.trip@solarplaza.com
Phone:  +31 10 280 9198
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; International
May 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing Business Practices
As a part of Entrepreneur Month, on May 27th Company of Women is hosting an Eco-Friendly Business Panel, an evening event at the Verity Club in Toronto featuring three young women eco-entrepreneurs who have chosen to run ecologically sound businesses. The evening will consist of networking opportunities, a cash bar, dinner and the presentations by our three guest speakers from 5:30-9p.m. Tickets are $65 plus GST. Visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register, or to learn more about Company of Women.

Time:  5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Verity Club
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Environment; Women; Business & Economics
May 27/2009
Vancouver, BC
Panel: Where's the money in the media?
At this critical time when the new media environment is being molded, this panel will discuss proposed corporate media bailouts, cuts to the public broadcaster and exciting alternative models for media.

Venue:  VIVO Media Arts Centre
Location:  1965 Main Str., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://moneymedia.eventbrite.com
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Economic Development; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Tony Burman: The case for Al Jazeera in Canada
Tony Burman joined Al Jazeera as Managing Director in May 2008, where he oversees an international news and current affairs channel that reaches more than 100 countries.
He will discuss Al Jazeera's application to the CRTC to broadcast in Canada.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Bahen Centre, Rm. 1160
Location:  40 St. George Str., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org
For information contact:  wendy.ganz@gmail.com
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Education; International
May 27/2009
to May 28/2009
Halifax, NS
Renewable Energy Conference
Renewable Energy Conference.
For details call Catherine Dennison, 902-237-7010

Venue:  Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Location:  Halifax, Halifax, NS
For information contact:  catherine@energyconsultant.ca
Categories:   Environment; Biotechnology; Science & Technology
May 27/2009
to May 31/2009
Toronto, ON
The National Ballet of Canada
Giselle combines great emotional and technical intensity to bring to life a romantic tragedy of supernatural proportions. It is the last chance to see Dancer Chan Hon Goh who will retire after thiese performances.

Venue:  The Four Seasons Centre
Location:  145 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  tyeung@national.ballet.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Skills & Training
May 28/2009
Ottawa, ON
Roundtable: Against and beyond neo-liberalism -- new challenges for political economy.
This panel will discuss the present trend to manage the political economy using neo-liberal type solutions.

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Venue:  Carleton University, Mackenzie Bldg.
Location:  1125 Colonel Bye Dr., Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations
May 28/2009
Winnipeg, MB
Where the rivers meet: Raising the level in early childhood education
Manitoba Child Care Association's 32nd annual conference, in association with the Canadian Child Care Federation.

Keynote speakers include:
-David Elkind
-Dr. Debra Sullivan
-Adel Adams

Time:  All day events
Venue:  Victoria Inn
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
For information contact:  Karen Gander
Phone:  204-588-8587 ext.24
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Health/Health Care
May 28/2009
to May 31/2009
Montreal, QC
2009 PACT Conference &AGM
PACT Conference and AGM is the single most important professional development event for theatre professionals in Canada. It is a unique opportunity for delegates from across the country to share ideas, concerns, gain member knowledge and improve skills. The Conference also offers forums on issues in theatre creation and management.

Venue:  Centaur Theatre
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.pact.ca
For information contact:  Clelia
Phone:  416.595.6455
Categories:   Performing Arts
May 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Rally: outside George Bush speaking engagement: War criminals not welcome here!
Across the street from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre; Bush and Clinton will be inside the convention centre. Bush is guilty of starting an illegal war in Iraq and a torture centre in Quantanamo Bay.

Time:  3:00 pm - 6 pm
Venue:  Simcoe Park
Location:  Across from Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@nowar.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Politics & Political Organizations; International
May 30/2009
Markham, ON
2009 Spring Conference, Association of Day Care Operators
Spring conference and trade show aimed at the owners and managers of licensed child care centres and their staff teams. Features seminars on a variety of topics, including early identification and inclusive teaching; reducing exposure to environmental toxins; employment contracts; team building; conflict resolution and much more. Luncheon Keynote by Joe Rich, Relationship Therapist from City TV's CityLine.

Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Venue:  Delta Markham Hotel & Conference Centre
Location:  50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON
Categories:   Children & Youth
May 30/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Can-Fit-Pro Group Fitness and Personal Training One-Day Conference in Saskatoon
Can-Fit-Pro’s annual Group Fitness and Personal Training One-Day Conference returns to Saskatoon, SK on May 30, 2009! Located at the YMCA of Saskatoon, fitness professionals will gather to learn from some of the world’s best presenters, where they will also have tons of networking opportunities.

Venue:  YMCA
Location:  #25-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com
For information contact:  conferences@canfitpro.com or media@canfitpro.com
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
May 31/2009
St. Clements,, ON
Citizens for Renewable Energy
Workshop and Annual General Energy
Citizens for Renewable Energy, Renewable is Doable

Venue:  YMCA Outdoor Centre
Location:  Paradise Lake, 3738 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements,, ON
Phone:  519-795-7725
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
May 31/2009
St. Clements, ON
Citizens For Renewable Energy - Renewable is Doable
Renewable is Doable: an overview by Cerise Burda of the Pembina Inst. followed by off-grid hybrid systems, off-grid solar and wind systems, solar off-grid straw-bale home, etc.

Time:  9:00 am - 17:00 pm
Venue:  YMCA Outdoor Centre
Location:  3738 Hessen Strasse (Paradise Lake), St. Clements, ON
Phone:  519-795-7725
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Education
May 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Help Support Girls on the Run, GTA
Girls on the Run GTA has been providing GTA girls with the skills that they need to ultimately affect their self esteem, their self-worth and their outlook on the world for five years.
This is a non-competitive 5K walk/run event.

Time:  9:01 am
Venue:  Downsview Park
Location:  35 Carl Hall Road/Sheppard Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.girlsontherun
For information contact:  info@girlsontherun.ca
Phone:  416-798-8836
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Women; Education
May 31/2009
to Jun 1/2009
Biomass Conference
The following key questions will be asked from participant decision makers:
-how much biomass is out there?
-how much will biomass cost?
-how far can bioenergy take us?
-how will bioenergy be developed?

Venue:  Sustainable Bioeconomy Centre
Website:  http://www.queensu.ca/qieep
For information contact:  registration@cogeco.ca Lisa Doulas
Phone:  613-539-2482
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Economic Development
May 31/2009
to Jun 3/2009
Vancouver, BC
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2009: International Conference and Trade Show
An extensive trade show and exhibition showcasing the very latest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. HFC2009 will also feature the first of BC Transit's 20 new hydrogen fuel cell buses.

Venue:  Vancouver
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.hfc2009.com
For information contact:  info@hfc2009.com
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Transportation & Travel
May 31/2009
to Jun 3/2009
Vancouver, BC
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2009; International Conferenceand Trade Show
This event brings together global leaders in business, government and the scientific community to showcase the very latest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. It will feature BC Transit's 20 new fuel cell buses that will constitute the largest fuel cell bus fleet in the world.

Venue:  Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location:  Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.hfc2009.com
For information contact:  info@HFC2009.com
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
May 31/2009
to Jul 31/2009
BC
Riding to Break the Cycle 2009
Want to make a positive impact on the world? Interested in cycling the Pacific Coast or Europe?

Join one of the two 2009 tours where teams of 25 young people pedal from either Vancouver, B.C. to Tijuana, Mexico OR Amsterdam, Netherlands to Istanbul, Turkey to raise funds and awareness about how microcredit can help developing world entrepreneurs lift THEMSELVES out of poverty.

Two 2009 tours:
22 Pacific Coast: cycle 3000km in seven weeks this summer, beginning May 31, 2009 from Vancouver, BC to Tijuana, Mexico
22 Europe: cycle 4000km in eight weeks, beginning July 1, 2009 from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Istanbul, Turkey
Youth ages 18-30

Location:  Pacific Coast or Europe, BC
Website:  http://www.globalafc.org
For information contact:  info@globalafc.org
Categories:   Children & Youth; Sports & Games
Jun 3/2009
Montreal, QC
English Language- Awards of Excellence
For 35 years now, the Alliance for Children and Television has been recognizing the importance of quality television for Canadian kids. At its annual Awards of Excellence gala, ACT celebrates the outstanding achievements that have made Canada a world leader in the production and delivery of television for young viewers.

Location:  1400, René;-Lé;vesque Blvd. East, #707, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.act-aet.tv
For information contact:  Sylvie Lamy
Phone:  514-597-6809
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 3/2009
to Jun 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Our World at War
International Committee of Red Cross presents international photo exhibit relating to violence and suffering caused by war. Included are world famous, prize-winning photos about war victims.

Time:  5:36 pm (June3) - 5:36 pm (June5)
Venue:  Hilton Toronto, Gov. General Room
Location:  145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  jennifer.mayville@redcros.ca
Phone:  416-480-0195 x2253
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Military
Jun 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Silence Tastes Bad - Put Free Speech on the Menu: Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundraiser, ARTFUL DISH, Thursday, June 4, 10 AM at The Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Road. This protest will be held outside the hotel, at Avenue Road and Cumberland.
As this gala with "world class cultural luminaries" and "leading chefs" is announced, artists will don chef's hats, take up utensils and declare, "Silence Tastes Bad", "Occupation is Unsavoury", and "Put Human Rights on the Menu."
This action responds to the Koffler Gallery's eleventh hour "disassociation" from Reena Katz' relational art project, each hand as they are called, which was to be presented as part of the Luminato festival May 20.
After a year of active collaboration and sponsorship, the Koffler widely circulated a letter days before the show was to open, saying that they are disassociating from Katz' project due to her support of Israeli Apartheid Week. Koffler erroneously claimed that the artist "advocates the extinction of Israel as a Jewish state." Each hand as they are called has no relation to Israel/Palestine. Katz and curator Kim Simon have been forced to suspend the project.
"The Koffler's withdrawal was not based on Katz's artwork or conduct in relation to the project, but solely because of the artist's support for the human rights of Palestinians. This constitutes a serious attack on freedom of speech and political affiliation, and if unchallenged poses grave threats to all artists.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  outside the Four Seasons Hotel
Location:  21 Avenue Road, Avenue Road & Cumberland, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Jess Dobkin
Phone:  416-666-6220
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 4/2009
Toronto, ON
Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development
This year's topic will examine parent involvement research that demonstrates that the most effective time to engage parents in their children's early education and development is when they are young.

Venue:  OISE, U of Toronto
Location:  252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  institute@georgebrown.ca
Phone:  416-415-5000 ext 2310
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; Education
Jun 4/2009
to Jun 5/2009
Stockholm, Europe
Globe Forum 2009
A two day conference and networking event is the marketplace of innovation and business development where investors, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, also government meet to develop sustainable business.

Venue:  Stockholm, Denmark
Location:  Stockholm, Europe
Website:  http://www.globeforum.com
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Economic Development
Jun 5/2009
to Jun 7/2009
Brisbane City, Australia
Australia Greenfest
Greenfest will have 200 exhibitors, 50 live music acts, speakers, interactive art etc.
The festival supports low carbon economy by supporting creativity in industry andthe arts.

Venue:  Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Location:  Queensland, Brisbane City, Australia
Website:  http://www.greenfest.com.au
For information contact:  info@greenfest.com.au
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Arts & Culture
Jun 5/2009
to Jun 8/2009
Whistler, BC
Annual Conference and Municipal Expo Whistler
The largest annual gathering of senior municipal officials from across Canada.

Venue:  TELUS Whistler Convention Centre
Location:  4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
For information contact:  register@fcm.ca
Jun 6/2009
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville 2009
Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville 2009

Location:  Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 6/2009
to Jun 7/2009
Huronia, ON
Doors Open Huronia 2009
Doors Open Huronia 2009

Location:  Huronia, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 6/2009
to Jun 7/2009
Ottawa, ON
Doors Open Ottawa 2009
Doors Open Ottawa 2009

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 6/2009
to Jun 7/2009
Owen Sound, ON
Doors Open Owen Sound 2009
Doors Open Owen Sound 2009

Location:  Owen Sound, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 6/2009
to Jun 7/2009
Sarnia, ON
Wind & Solar Hybrids Workshop
This is a two day, hands-on training workshop concerning the theory and practical application of wind turbines, towers, inverters, batteries, grid tie, solar and more. The instructor, David Cooke has personally installed or serviced over 200 wind turbines or wind/solar renewable energy systems.

Venue:  Lambton College
Location:  Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.truenorthpower.com
For information contact:  michael.nesdoly@lambton.on.ca
Phone:  519-542-7751
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
Jun 6/2009
to Jul 18/2009
Toronto, ON
Sunil Gupta' photo exhibit on queers in India
Sunil Gupta's inspiring and impressive photo exhibition of queers in India.

Time:  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue:  Stphen Bulger Gallery
Location:  1026 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 7/2009
Smiths Falls, ON
Doors Open Smiths Falls 2009
Doors Open Smiths Falls 2009

Location:  Smiths Falls, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Interview skills coaching seminar
Coping in todays economy, it is now taking people who have been unfortunate to be part of down sizing 6-8 months to find a new opportunity.
This seminar will cover interview skills, building confidence and marketing your self to success.
Please call Liz Holland at Career Council www.careercouncil.ca 416 406 0379

Time:  10.00 -3.00
Venue:  Excelsior Life Building
Location:  36 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.careercouncil.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Holland
Phone:  416 406 0379
Categories:   Education; Skills & Training
Jun 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Women's College Hospital presents Why Sex Matters
Dr. Virginia Miller, Renowned Scientist of Mayo Clinic descibes diseases and conditions that affect women differently than men.

Time:  7:30 - 9:00 am
Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  Queen Victoria Ballroom, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Women
Jun 8/2009
to Jun 9/2009
Toronto, ON
SES Toronto - Search Campaign Performance Tracking: Basic Tips
At SES Toronto, Alan K'necht will be participating on a panel on subject of Search Campaign Performance Tracking: Basic Tip. Yes, you can do that! Many digital marketers are unaware of just how easy it is to install tracking solutions to help track return on investment right down to the keyword or ad level. Panelists will show you precisely what to do to get set up, and explore different techniques for measuring and adjusting campaigns based on key insights. Topics include Google AdWords Conversion Tracker, Google Analytics, and third party tools that can provide advanced analytics and even insight into "invalid" clicks. This panel is aimed at a beginner to intermediate level marketer (*not* advanced) and will cover both technical and strategy issues.

Time:  June 9 12:45pm-2:00pm
Venue:  Sheraton Centre Toronto
Location:  Queen Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.searchenginestrategies.com
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Business & Economics
Jun 8/2009
to Jun 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Search Engine Strategies 2009
From mobile search to link-building to on-line video, Search Engine Strategies conferences will help you understand howsearch works, how it's changing, and how you can use it to your company's advantage.

Venue:  Sheraton CentreToronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://SearchEngineStrategies.com/toronto
Categories:   Computers; Consulting & Consultants; Science & Technology
Jun 10/2009
to Jan 10/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa as a Biosphere Eco-City-presentation and discusion
Biosphere Eco-cities concept will be described, an approach to bringing cities into greater harmony with nature. It will be discussed how to move Ottawa along this path, as possibly the world's first biosphere eco-city.

Time:  7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Location:  166B Drummond Street, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  katescanoe@rogers.com
Phone:  613-567-1004
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Architecture
Jun 10/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Amnesty International Lethbridge - Taste for Justice
Various restaurants in Lethbridge are making donations on that day to Amnesty International.
Abyssinian Restaurant, Esquires, All Canadian Chip Truck, The Guest House, Miro Bistro, Round Street Cafe, Spring Rolls Restaurant.

Time:  7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Venue:  Various restaurants
Location:  Lethbridge, AB
For information contact:  Amnesty International, Lethbridge
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jun 10/2009
to Jun 11/2009
Montreal, QC
Every Building Can Be Green National Summit
Meeting focus will be on new LEED-R-Canada rating system, the Green Building Performance System, and the CaGBC pilot programs. There will be education sessions led by leaders and stakeholders addressing current economic challenges and opportunities of building green structures.

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cagbc.org
For information contact:  Sue Lewis slewis@cagbc.org
Phone:  613-656-1943
Categories:   Architecture; Environment; Science & Technology
Jun 10/2009
to Jun 12/2009
Edmonton, AB
The Greying Nation, with David Suzuki
The conference will address how the health care sector and service provider can prepare for the growing number of seniors requiring services. There will be many expert keynote speakers in this area.

Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.capital.ca/greyingnation2009
For information contact:  Hazel Sutherland hazelsutherland@shaw.ca
Phone:  604-525-1527
Categories:   Seniors; Disability Issues; Environment
Jun 10/2009
to Jun 13/2009
BC
PACWEST Conference
PACWEST Conference June 10- June 13 , 2009
Closing the loop : Profiting from our Green Potential
This years Conference takes place at the Delta Sun Peaks in Kamloops, BC. and features a full Program of meetings Sessions and Short Courses.

Venue:  Delta Sun Peaks
Location:  BC
Website:  http://www.paptac.ca
For information contact:  tech@paptac.ca
Phone:  514-392-6957
Categories:   Manufacturing; Environment
Jun 11/2009
Halifax, NS
2008 Annual General Meeting
The 2008 Annual General Meeting is being held at the Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 11 June 2009. See http://www.cala.ca/agm.html.

Time:  09:00 - 16:00
Venue:  Westin Nova Scotian
Location:  181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.cala.ca/agm.html
For information contact:  Charlette Mallette
Phone:  613-233-5300
Categories:   Environment; Government & Public Sector; Science & Technology
Jun 11/2009
to Jun 15/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Plant Canada Conference
Includes sessions on plant pathology and weed science.

Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.plantcanada.ca
Categories:   Biotechnology; Environment
Jun 12/2009
to Jun 13/2009
King, ON
Ontario Green Economy Summit
The event consists of:
-discussions as to strategies to advance green energy in Ontario
-pioneer enterprises to advance the cause, based on specifics
-general green principles

Venue:  King Campus, Seneca College of Apllied Arts and Technology
Location:  King Campus, King, ON
For information contact:  Tegi Obanda info@torontoecotimes.ca
Phone:  647-209-1446
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 12/2009
to Jun 14/2009
Edmonton, AB
Canadian Environmental Network, Annual General assembly
Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN)
More details to follow

Venue:  Edmonton
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.cen-rce.org
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 13/2009
Richmond Hil, ON
Doors Open Richmond Hill 2009
Doors Open Richmond Hill 2009

Location:  Richmond Hil, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Good jobs for all - Rally and march
Justice Headlines for March:
1) Know your rights when a company is closing down or bankrupt.
2) Fix E I, defend pensions.
3) Good jobs for all Rally.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Metro Hall
Location:  King St. and John St., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment
Jun 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Occupation on Trial -- Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements
Since 2005, the people of Bil'in have been demonstrating non-violently against the building of settlements and the separation wall on their land. Villagers have led weekly protests with the active participation from both Israeli and international peace activists. Bil'in has become an internationally celebrated symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall. In constructing the wall, Israel will annex and colonize almost 60% of Bil'in's land.

The Fourth Geneva Convention (to which Canada is a signatory), as well as Canada's own Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, prohibit occupying forces from establishing settlements at the expense of indigenous populations.

In a landmark lawsuit, the farming village of Bil'in has brought legal proceedings in Montreal Quebec, against two Canadian corporations for violating both international and Canadian domestic law by acting as agents for Israel in constructing buildings to serve as housing for Israeli civilians in the West Bank, an area that is internationally recognized as territory occupied as a result of war.

Featuring:
Mohammad Khatib -- member of the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements
Emily Schaeffer - lawyer representing the village of Bilin
Mark Arnold - Canadian legal counsel to Bilin

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Trinity St. Pauls United Church
Location:  427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bilin-village.org
For information contact:  Sandra Ruch
Phone:  416-716-4010
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
Voices for the Environment
Music, dance, theatre and visual art, all to celebrate the importance of our environment.

Time:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Venue:  La Nouvelle Scene Theatre
Location:  333 King Edward (Byward Market), Ottawa, ON
Phone:  613-241-2727, ext. 1
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 13/2009
to Jun 14/2009
Halifax, NS
Can-Fit-Pro Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Mind-Body Conference, Halifax, NS
Can-Fit-Pro returns to Halifax, NS to deliver outstanding lectures and activities from world-renowned health, fitness, and wellness presenters. Local fitness experts include Tracy Cipryk, Angela Curry, Nikki Peck, and Darren Steeves!

Venue:  Saint Mary's University
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/halifax
For information contact:  conferences@canfitpro.com or media@canfitpro.com
Phone:  416 493 3515 or 1800 667 5622
Jun 13/2009
to Jun 14/2009
Newmarket, ON
Windfall Ecology Festival
Contains both ecological exhibits and green information and products. As well as food, "green drinks", music, artists and musicians.

Time:  all day
Venue:  Fairy Lake Park
Location:  Newmarket, ON
Website:  http://www.windfallfestival.ca
For information contact:  Joanne Nesbitt
Phone:  905-727-0491 ext.152
Categories:   Environment; Music; Food & Beverage
Jun 14/2009
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Rivers Day - 5th Annual Celebration of Our River
Ottawa Riverkeeper will celebrate Canadian Rivers Day with a guided paddle on the Ottawa River from Victoria Island to Petrie Island with 12 Voyageur canoes.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawariverkeeper.ca
For information contact:  communications@ottawariverkeeper.ca
Phone:  613-321-1120
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 14/2009
Ottawa, ON
Mark Angelo's Wild Water, Wild Earth
Mark Angelo is a member of the Order of Canada and founder of British Columbia River Day will share his globally famous journey by river, Wild Water, Wild Earth, along the Rideau Canal which is a Canadian Heritage River.

Venue:  National Arts Centre
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.riversconference.ca/special-eng.htm
Categories:   Environment; International; Education
Jun 14/2009
to Jun 17/2009
Ottawa, ON
Our Living Rivers Conference
The goal of the conference is to share strategies for addressing key issues affecting the health of the rivers and river based communities in Canada and around the world.

Venue:  Ottawa - Gatineau
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.riversconference.ca
For information contact:  andrea.mcneil@pc.gc.ca
Phone:  819-997-4930
Categories:   Environment; International; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Adjunctive Cancer Care at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic - Information Session
Naturopathic doctors and interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) use natural, non-toxic therapies that stimulate inherent healing processes. Complementary cancer care at RSNC takes a holistic, or whole-person, approach to cancer care by using scientifically grounded, natural methods to strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself.

The goals of naturopathic medicine for people undergoing cancer treatment include:

decreasing side effects of cancer treatment
improving energy, well being and overall quality of health
balancing the body’s immune system
supporting the mind, body, and spirit in the healing process
providing strategies for cancer prevention and health maintenance

Session is free, but registration is required at ksingh@ccnm.edu.

Time:  6:30 - 8 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh, Community Relations
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jun 15/2009
Toronto, ON
Monica Ali in Toronto
Monica Ali, author of "Brick Lane"will be in Toronto to readfrom her new book, or latest novel called In the Kitchen. The reading will be followed by a question period and book signing.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Dora Keough Pub
Location:  141 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 15/2009
to Jun 16/2009
Charlottown, PE
Pollution Prevention Roundtable (CPPR)
The CPPR focus is on the practical application of sound pollution prevention technology, methods and practices to address current and future challenges. The format and program are structured to maximize opportunities for discussion and networking.

Location:  Charlottown, PE
Website:  http://www.c2p2online.com
For information contact:  shari@c2p2online.com
Phone:  1-800-667-9790
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Education
Jun 16/2009
Oakville, ON
Annual Journey to Success Conference
Journey to Success is an annual conference for women in business hosted by Company of Women, featuring a panel of award-winning entrepreneurs. Many of the panelists are from Canada`s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs.

The panelists include Erin Davis, 98.1 CHFI radio broadcaster; Peggy Grall, Certified Business Coach and former Psychotherapist; Jill Anderson from Aecometric Corporation; Marg Hachey, Executive Vice President of Duocom Canada Inc.; Donna Messer who is an author, speaker and trainer with a focus on networking; Deborah Kimmett, Second City veteran and working writer, speaker and actor as well as Liz Radzick, Master of Ceremonies and communications expert.

These women will inspire, motivate and inofrm conference attendees on how to succeed in today`s ever-changing economic climate with topics such as Yes You Can, Lessons Learned, Living Out Loud, Networking 101 and Reality is Over Rated.

The annual conference takes place on Tuesday, June 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. Tickets are $125 for Company of Women members, $135 for an affiliate group and $150 for non-members. Breakfast and lunch are included in this cost. There is the opportunity to network after 5p.m.

To register, or to learn more about Company of Women, visit www.companyofwomen.ca.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue:  Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre
Location:  Just South of the QEW at Hwy 25, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Anne Day
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Jun 16/2009
to Jun 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Worldwide Short Film Festival
Canadian and international shorts hit the big screen. Presented by Canadian Film Centre.

Venue:  various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2009
Toronto, ON
The Power of Women United: Business Working event & book launch
This event includes business networking, an inspiring presentation and book signing as Tina Dezsi and Lia Bandola along with 20 contributing authors launch their new book: "The Power of Women United".

Time:  7:00 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  McNally Robinson
Location:  1090 Don Mills Road (corner of Lawrence E), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Jennifer Beale jenniferbeale@unleashpr.com
Phone:  905-274-1888
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 17/2009
to Jun 20/2009
Toronto, ON
Revolution in El Salvador
On March 15, Salvadorans elected Mauricio Funes of the FMLN, or leftists as new president, breaking the right wing's 20 year reign. Historically there has been fraud and intimidation but this year 5000 observers have taken countless pictures to attest to peaceful election process.

Time:  3:17 pm - Start, June 17, 3:17 End, June 20, 2009
Venue:  Toronto Free Gallery
Location:  1277 Bloor St. W. (Lansdown), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  elsalphotos@gmail.com
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Economic Development; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Jun 17/2009
to Jun 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Italian Film Festival
The 11th annual showcase of contemporary Italian world cinema, with plenty of Canadian and international guests.

Venue:  Bloor Cinema
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.italian-filmfest.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2009
to Jun 21/2009
Toronto, ON
Nxne Film Festival
The year's best music-related cinema.

Venue:  various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nxne.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jun 18/2009
Toronto, ON
Research with Pride: A Community Forum
This is a formal invitation to the Research with Pride Community Sounding. ** Refreshments will be provided*** This community sounding will help shape and direct the Research with Pride:
A Community Forum that will be hosted in October 2009. This forum will bring together community members, students, academics and researchers to discuss LGBTT2IQQ health and research and we want your input.
We are lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans students and allies at the University of Toronto who are concerned with the health needs of our communities. We come from different disciplines including public health, nursing and health policy and we share the recognition of a gap between LGBTT2IQQ health needs and the health resources our community actually receives.
We know that certain members of our communities have been exploited, pathologised and made invisible by research that was supposed to be 'for our own good.' We also know that the line between researcher and researched is fuzzy and constantly changing. As more LGBTT2IQQ individuals have entered academia and/or engaged in community-based research, some of us are trying to redefine what research into LGBTT2IQQ health can look like. We want to encourage anyone interested in these issues to come out.
We will be hosting a discussion about:
. The health needs of our communities
. What specific topics we should focus on for our forum
. Your experience with LGBTT2IQQ health research

Time:  6pm-8pm
Location:  519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@researchwithpride.org
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Information, Libraries, Research; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 19/2009
Montreal, QC
Bil'in vs. Israeli apartheid
featuring:
Mohammed Khatib
Popular Committee Against the Wall, Bil'in, Occupied Palestine
Emily Schaeffer
Israeli lawyer representing the village of Bil’in
Bil'in, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, has become an internationally celebrated symbol of Palestinian popular resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements on their land. Since 2005, villagers have led weekly protests, with the active participation from both Israeli and international solidarity activists, in opposition to illegal Israeli colonization and annexation of Palestinian land.
The village has filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court against Green Park International and Green Mount International, two companies registered in Quebec. The companies are accused of illegally constructing residential and other buildings on the village's lands.
According to the lawsuit, the lands of Bil'in are subject to the rules and obligations of international law because the West Bank is currently under Israeli military occupation.
Bil'in's case against the construction of settlements on their land is based on the provisions of the Geneva Convention, which prohibit an occupying power from transferring its civilian population into territory that it has occupied as a result of war. The case against Green Park and Green Mount seeks an immediate order from the Canadian court that it end its illegal activities.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  De Sève Cinema, Concordia University
Location:  1400 de Maisonneuve west Blvd., Montreal, QC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Managing Conflict, A Workshop & Networking Event For Women
This is the second year for this event of offering Managing Conflict For Women. This is an opportunity for women to discuss & share experiences and learn coping strategies.

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Venue:  The Tippet Room, Metro YMCA
Location:  20 Grosvenor Str., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  chooseresults@chooseresults
Categories:   Education; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Skills & Training
Jun 19/2009
to Jun 20/2009
North York, Toronto, ON
Second annual EcoSavvy Festival: How to screen through all the green
Eco-merchants, Eco-fashion show, Eco-Scavenger Hunt, Live Music, Informative Presentations.

Time:  8:30 pm (June 19) - 8:30 pm (June 20)
Venue:  Mel Lastman Square
Location:  5100 Yonge Street, North York, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://inquiries@enlightenedevents.ca
Categories:   Education; Science & Technology; Environment
Jun 19/2009
to Jun 20/2009
Vancouver, BC
VanChange Camp
VanChange is a participatory, web enabled event to imagine and build ways to collaborate for social change in the digital age. It explores the following question:
How can we help government become more open and responsive, etc.

Time:  Start June 19, 7:00 pm; end June 20, 7:00 pm
Venue:  BCIT Downtown Campus
Location:  555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Computers; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 19/2009
to Jun 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Pride Week, 2009: June19th to June 28th
Pride Week features 10 days of world class arts and cultural programming, community activities, one of the world's largest street festivals, Pride Parade, Dyke March, Blackness Yes and Youth .

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.pridetoronto.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Food & Beverage
Jun 19/2009
to Jul 1/2009
EDMONTON, AB
The Works Art & Design Call to Enter for Art Market Vendors
The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest of its kind in North America. Kicking off Edmonton's summer festival season with over 200,000 visitors each year, The Works is an exciting way for artisans to attract new patrons from Edmonton's downtown core.

Location:  EDMONTON, AB
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 19/2009
to Jul 1/2009
Edmonton, AB
The Works Call to Enter for Smaller Than a Bread Box
This exhibit has been inspired by ceramic cone box exhibits, where no piece is larger than 3 inches by 3 inches by 6 inches. Traditionally Cone Box shows are made primarily of clay, but this exhibit is open to all mediums.

Location:  Edmonton, AB
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 19/2009
to Jul 1/2009
Edmonton, AB
The Works Call to Enter for Street Stage Applications
The Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between artists, designers and the public.

Location:  Edmonton, AB
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 19/2009
to Jul 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Collaboration through Co-Location: Strategies for Sharing Resources
Speaker: Tonya Surman
$140 + GST; Each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount. A limited number of spaces are available to students at a discounted rate.
Co-location of community organizations in a shared space is an emerging strategy to increase efficiency, synergy and impact. In this workshop, Tonya Surman will share the experience and secrets of the Centre for Social Innovation's co-location model - a shared space that supports the work of over 100 social mission organizations and projects in Toronto. This is an interactive workshop with opportunities to ask questions and tailor the information to your own organization.
TO REGISTER: Access the online registration form or contact Lisa White at or visit the Social Economy Website

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://socialeconomy.utoronto.ca/
For information contact:  secworkshops@oise.utoronto.ca (Lisa White)
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 20/2009
Fergus-Elora, ON
Doors Open Fergus-Elora 2009
Doors Open Fergus-Elora 2009

Location:  Fergus-Elora, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 20/2009
Kingston, ON
Doors Open Kingston 2009
Doors Open Kingston 2009

Location:  Kingston, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 20/2009
Minden, ON
Doors Open Minden 2009
Doors Open Minden 2009

Location:  Minden, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jun 20/2009
Haliburton Village, ON
Living With Uranium
Protecting yourself and your family, an educational presentation regarding the issues around the use of uranium.
Hosted by Environment Haliburton

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Fleming College - Great Hall
Location:  Haliburton Village, ON
For information contact:  www.environmenthaliburton.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; Mining & Petroleum
Jun 20/2009
Winnipeg, MB
World Refugee Day - Winnipeg
Celebration in Winnipeg’s Central Park (400 Edmonton) from 4 to 10 pm, including live music and cultural dances.

Time:  4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Venue:  Central Park
Location:  400 Edmonton, Winnipeg, MB
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 20/2009
to Jun 22/2009
Craik, SK
Craik Solar Fair
Topics for speeches: community supported farms, sustainable use of forestry, agricultural and municipal biomass, livingoff the grid etc.

Venue:  Craik
Location:  Between Saskatoon and Regina, Craik, SK
For information contact:  Shirley Eade eade@sasktel.net
Phone:  306-734-2605
Categories:   Education; Environment; Science & Technology
Jun 21/2009
to Jun 22/2009
Calgary, AB
Carbon Finance
Emerging environmental risks, strategies and opportunities. This executive development workshop series is designed for professionals (Executives, Analysts, Traders, Venture Capitalists, Equity managers, Consultants, and others) engaged in the area of environmental finance and sustainable investing.

Two day workshop fee includes meals and reading materials. Limited to 30 participants.

Venue:  Westin Calgary
Location:  320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://learn.environment.utoronto.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 21/2009
to Jun 22/2009
BC
Summer of Change Festival 2009 (June 21 - 22)
As an environmental and music festival, it is huge with inspirational speakers, helpful enviro-information,
eco-building booths and amazing Canadian musicians and artists.

Venue:  West Kootenays
Location:  BC
Website:  http://www.summerofchange2009.blogspot.com
For information contact:  veganmountain@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Amateur Speaker Talent Search
We're having auditions to find the top talented amateur speaker - auditions I(in person or via CD) will start on June 22nd. All submissions will be reviewed by adjudicators and the top 12 will speak (for 3 minutes)
at a Gala event on October 22nd. Audience will choose their favorite who will win a complete marketing package and representation by Speakers Gold.

Time:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue:  Trinity St. Paul's Church
Location:  427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://speakersgold.com
For information contact:  Cathleen Fillmore
Phone:  416-532-9886
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian English: Beyond eh to zed
A discussion to explore contemporary connections between linguistic prescriptivism and political patriotism.

Join us to explore contemporary connections between linguistic prescriptivism and political patriotism:

Do language norms follow national boundaries or usage guides?
How does language function in integration policy and the construction of Canadian citizenship?
How can we interpret the often negative representations of "Canadian English" in the popular media?

Canadian English: Beyond eh to zed

Katherine Barber, editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary
Jack Chambers, University of Toronto Department of Linguistics
Warren Clements, editor of the Globe and Mail Style book
Stefan Dollinger, University of British Columbia Department of English

Free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Time:  4:15 - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Jackman Humanities Institute
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 22/2009
Montreal, QC
Demonstration: solidarity with Bil'in
Bil'in, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, has become an internationally celebrated symbol of Palestinian popular resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements on their land. Since 2005, villagers have led weekly protests, with the active participation from both Israeli and international solidarity activists, in opposition to illegal Israeli colonization and annexation of Palestinian land.
The village has filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court against Green Park International and Green Mount International, two companies registered in Quebec. The companies are accused of illegally constructing residential and other buildings on the village's lands.
According to the lawsuit, the lands of Bil'in are subject to the rules and obligations of international law because the West Bank is currently under Israeli military occupation.
Bil'in's case against the construction of settlements on their land is based on the provisions of the Geneva Convention, which prohibit an occupying power from transferring its civilian population into territory that it has occupied as a result of war. The case against Green Park and Green Mount seeks an immediate order from the Canadian court that it end its illegal activities.

Time:  noon
Venue:  at the Québec Superior court
Location:  1 Notre-Dame e., Place-d'Armes Metro, Montreal, QC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Meet The New Naturopathic Medical Interns - Information Night
Looking for ways to live healthier? Learn how to optimize your health at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. We're introducing our new interns--who recently began their clinic rotations--at a special "meet and greet" information session. Featuring presentations on adjunctive naturopathic cancer care, pediatrics, and naturopathic sports medicine. Free of charge, but registration is required at ksingh@ccnm.edu.

Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Catherine Kenwell
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jun 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Panel Discussion: Queer International Human Rights at Home
Admission: Free
Join us as we look at the role that Canada as a country can play in the continued movement for global human rights for all queer people. The evening launches with special screenings highlighting global human rights issues and is followed by a panel discussion featuring exceptional and prominent
activists.
Featuring: Victor Juliet Mukasa, Chairperson of SMUG, Pride Toronto's 2009 International Grand Marshal. Moderated by: Gareth Henry, Former Co-Chair of JFLAG, Pride Toronto's
International Grand Marshal for 2008.
Panelists include El-Farouk Khaki, Founder of Salaam and Pride Toronto's 2009 Grand Marshal.
All Ages Event, Film, Forum, Community Activities, Visual Arts/Film

Time:  6:30pm
Venue:  University of Toronto, Isabel Bader Theatre
Location:  93 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Arts & Culture
Jun 22/2009
to Jun 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Israel-Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace
The purpose of this conference is to explore which state model would be the best to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, respecting the rights to self-determination of both Israelis/Jews and Palestinians. Despite the current diplomatic focus on the two-state model, the continued failure to bring peace to the region highlights the necessity of rigorously examining all options for a resolution of the conflict. The conference seeks to systematically measure the two state model against the promise of alternatives; very specifically the potential in the model of a single bi-national state.

The central goal of the conference is to focus a scholarly lens on a wide range of issues pertaining to one and two state models. These would include, among other relevant topics, possible federal and parallel state models, democracy and constitutional design, immigration and refugee return policies, resource allocation, gender and nationalism, and the role of religion. Mindful of the fraught context in which debates relating to Israel/Palestine unfold, this conference aims to open up a measured and thoughtful conversation on the range of possible paths out of the current impasse.

Venue:  York University
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.yorku.ca/ipconf/index.html
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 22/2009
to Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Local Economic Development
The main goal of this training is to bring together a diverse group of forty (40) motivated experts in their fields from around the world for training and discussions on various Local Economic resources and developmental tools that could be harnessed to create wealth for poverty alleviation. There will be case studies from around the world through our experienced trainers/facilitator.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cefard.org
For information contact:  info@cefard.org
Categories:   Environment; International
Jun 22/2009
to Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF)
In 2004, ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF) was founded by a film supporter and world traveler of Irish descent who speaks 3 languages. Our Founder, along with our Director had a vision that a new film festival could be formed in North America to fill the void created by the growing trend of `niche festivals. ReelHeART is proud to call ourselves a `truly open festival, accepting films of all genres, countries and film lengths. Our screenplay competition gets the same open welcome as this past season can attest. The top 3 Winning screenplays ranged from a futuristic "I Am Legend" meets "28 Days Later" mysterious, incurable virus story, to a home spun fish-out-of-water Southern love story, to a true story of an escape from East Berlin in the 80s by an artists now living in the United States. Over the past few seasons we have garnered the nickname: "The Filmmakers Film Festival", which symbolizes our commitment to independent filmmakers and screenwriters and a badge we wear proudly.Knowing our Founder speaks English, Spanish and French, was motivation to also promote English, Spanish and French as the "official languages" of ReelHeART. We will integrate these languages into our festival programming and promotional materials as often as possible. We hope to reach our goal of offering a fully tri-lingual web site in 2011. To this end, films submitted in Spanish and French will not have to be subtitled specifically for our festival.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.reelheart.com/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 23/2009
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Premiere: Screening of the Matter of Everything
The Matter of Everything is a feature documentary that explores quantum reality and the interconnectedness of nature from the quantum of the universe. At that level we are a billionth of a billionth of the human scale and and Fermilab scientists claim to see particles more unified than before thought.

Time:  8 :00 pm.
Venue:  Sky Dragon Centre
Location:  27 King William St., Hamilton, ON
Categories:   Science & Technology; Education; Skills & Training
Jun 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Law & Disorder: Israel's Application of International Legal Principles to the OPT
George Bisharat, Professor of Law Hastings College of Law, University of California. Lecture Topic: How Israel's Impunity is Transforming International Law. Prof. Bisharat will use the recent assault on Gaza to discuss how Israeli jurists are deliberately trying to rewrite international law to its advantage, and make otherwise illegal activities legal. In addition, the long-term international law implications of unpunished Israeli abuses will be examined.
Nimer Sultany, SJD Candidate Harvard Law School Lecture Topic: The Role of the Israeli Legal System in the Occupation of Palestinian Territory. Mr. Sultany will discuss the role of the Israeli judicial system in the oppression of Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. This includes the military court system, differential treatment of settlers and Palestinians, and its role in upholding international humanitarian law violations such as land confiscations and home demolitions.

Time:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue:  University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Flavelle House, Room FLA
Location:  78 Queen's Park Cres. W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@canarablaw.org
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations
Jun 23/2009
to Dec 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Art Bar Poetry Series
The Art Bar Poetry Series is recognized as the longest running poetry-only reading series in Canada.Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest arts.While featuring no fewer than one hundred-twenty poets a year, The Art Bar provides another five hundred opportunities for people to present their poems on its open-stage. Twenty-five percent of its features are emerging poets (who have yet to see their first book published). The remaining seventy-five percent are mid- to advanced-career poets, many of whom have won local, national and international awards for their work. The Art Bar enjoys an average weekly audience of approximately sixty-five people and is able to accommodate up to one hundred. It provides an inclusive venue for poetry and features poets from diverse backgrounds and from every province in Canada. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate by getting on stage, speaking to a poet, or simply applauding.

Time:  each Tuesday beginning at 8pm
Venue:  Clinton's
Location:  693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artbar.org
For information contact:  director@artbar.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jun 24/2009
to Sep 13/2009
Ottawa, ON
Group Tours for Photography Enthusiasts
Discover the many choices that went into Karshs photography, from pose to final print. Groups of ten or more adults can reserve these photography-focused tours of the exhibition.

June 12 to September 13, 2009
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Tours available during Museum hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Group rate admission: $4.50/person
Reservations required 14 minimum one week in advance

Time:  9:00 - 5:00
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.festivalkarsh.ca
For information contact:  Portrait Gallery of Canada
Phone:  944-1741
Categories:   Museums; Science & Technology
Jun 25/2009
Toronto, ON
ALL IN For 2010 - Charity Poker Tournament and Silent Auction
On Thursday June 25th, Gold Standard Productions will be hosting its 1st annual "All-In" for 2010, a charity poker tournament with all proceeds going towards Special Olympics Ontario.

There will be a DJ, appetizers, dessert table, raffles and prizes, drinks to purchase, guest appearances and more.... and all for a great cause!!!
Special Guest Host: Flow 93.5's Devo Brown
ALL PROCEEDS will be going towards Special Olympics Ontario--a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of athletes with an intellectual disability through sport. Special Olympics is a national not-for-profit grassroots organization that provides sport training and competition opportunities for 31,000 athletes of all ages and abilities. Special Olympics have been part of a world-wide organization for over 30 years.
So, come have fun, dance, drink and help a great cause!!!!!
Go ALL IN for 2010!!
FOR TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL CHARITYPOKER@LIVE.CA OR LEAVE US A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK
Dress to Impress, 19 + Event
Ps--- There WILL BE a non cash prize for the winner of the tournament and side tables in case you get knocked out of the tourney early and want to buy in.

Time:  7pm
Venue:  Courthouse
Location:  1500 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  CHARITYPOKER@Live.ca.
Categories:   Disability Issues; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 25/2009
Lethbridge, ON
Amnesty International Rally for Iran
This is a peaceful rally organized by Amnesty International Lethbridge to show concern over repression and violence toward peaceful demonstrators and media in Iran.

Time:  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  255 8 Street South
Location:  Lethbridge,, Lethbridge, ON
For information contact:  Mary Kosta Admin@ailethbridge.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Jun 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Canada's abandoned citizens
The event will involve a discussion of the plights of Abdelrazik, Celil and Omar Khadr, the government's duty to protect its citizens abroad and the constitutionality of the governments decisions to date under the three cases.

Time:  7:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Hart House, Debates Room
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jun 25/2009
Duncan, BC
Cowichan Green Community - Annual General Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Colussi, Center for Community Renewal Cowichan; a Resilience Model in the Making

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  Duncan United Church
Location:  246 Ingram St., Duncan, BC
For information contact:  cgc@shawbiz.ca
Phone:  250-748-8506
Categories:   Native Peoples; Food & Beverage; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Fast track to Six Figure Speaking Seminar
Get an overview of the paid professional speaking marketplace with expert and bureau owner Cathleen Fillmore, author of The Six Figure Speaker. Find out how to develop compelling marketing materials, work with speakers bureaus, what to charge and when to raise your fees, how the marketplace is shifting, where to find your clients and how to approach your clients.

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Venue:  Verity Club
Location:  111D Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.6figurespeaker.com
For information contact:  Cathleen Fillmore
Phone:  416-532-9886
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 25/2009
New solidarity ship to sail to Gaza on June 25
On June 25th, the Free Gaza movement will set sail on its eighth mission to break Israel's horrific siege and collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
This voyage will be the first attempt to challenge Israel's naval blockade on the Gaza Strip since an Israeli gunship brutally rammed the DIGNITY in December, and nearly sank the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY with all on board in January. This 8th trip will also be the first of a series of boats we intend to send to Gaza as part of our Summer of Hope campaign.
"It is crucial that we continue sending boats to Gaza to challenge Israel's criminal closure on the Strip," said Huwaida Arraf, delegation leader of the June 25th voyage. "Gaza does not need our charity but needs us to stand up against the forces that continue to deliberately deny an entire people their human rights. International donors pledged over $4 billion to rebuild Gaza, and yet none of them are doing anything about the fact that Israel is not allowing any building supplies into Gaza, not to mention thousands of other items such as anaesthetic, oxygen and cancer treatments, chlorine to treat the water supply, even paper, books, toys for children as well as tea and coffee."

Website:  http://www.freegaza.org
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 25/2009
to Jun 26/2009
Lille, France
INMA French Seminar
The INMA French Seminar is a hands-on, intimate seminar designed to explore the practicalities of what's happening at newspapers in France and the French-speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium. This year's 11th annual seminar will features workshops on classifieds, online, single-copy sales, distribution, customer relationships, and retaining subscribers and advertisers.

Venue:  École Supérieure de Journalisme
Location:  Lille, France
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 25/2009
to Jun 26/2009
Lille, France
Seminaire Francophone INMA
The INMA French Seminar is a hands-on, intimate seminar designed to explore the practicalities of what's happening at newspapers in France and the French-speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium. This year's 11th annual seminar will features workshops on classifieds, online, single-copy sales, distribution, customer relationships, and retaining subscribers and advertisers.

Location:  Lille, France
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 25/2009
to Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Solar Buildings Conference & Solar Energy Society of Canada Conference
Canadian Solar Buildings Conference
Solar Energy Society of Canada

Venue:  Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.solarbuildings.ca, www.sesci.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Manufacturing
Jun 25/2009
to Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Solar Buildings Conference & Solar Energy Society of Canada Confererence
A conference which focuses on the innovative uses of solar energy in construction and in structural design.

Venue:  Delta Chelsea Inn
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.solarbuildings.ca.conference
For information contact:  www.sesci.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Education
Jun 25/2009
to Jul 7/2009
Edmonton, AB
The Works Art & Design Call to Enter for Festival Exhibits
The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest of its kind in North America. Kicking off Edmonton's summer festival season with over 200,000 visitors each year, The Works is an exciting way for artisans to attract new patrons from Edmonton's downtown core.

Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.theworks.ab.ca
For information contact:  Amber Rooke amber.rooke@theworks.ab.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 26/2009
Vancouver, BC
The other Arars: Where the exception is the rule
The Canadian state's complicity in the torture of Maher Arar is viewed as excetional in Canada. Unfortunately it isn't. Hear directly from Adil Charkaoui about his struggle against this regime of secrecy, injustice and abuse of civil liberties.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Location:  515 West Hastings St. (Rms 1420-1430), Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jun 26/2009
to Jun 28/2009
Toronto, ON
City Roots Festival
The 6th Annual Toronto City Roots Festival runs June 26-28, 2009. Toronto City Roots Festival celebrates favorite established artists and introduces to emerging stars. Toronto City Roots Festival remains one of the scene's great treasures. It is a truly urban roots-music festival that attracts superb acts of a wide variety of sub-genres of roots music, including aboriginal, folk, world, bluegrass and country.

Venue:  Distillery Historic District
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontocityroots.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jun 26/2009
to Jun 28/2009
Tottenham, ON
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
The 25th Annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
Three days of Bluegrass Music held June 20, 21 & 22, 2008 in the natural ampitheatre of the Tottenham Conservation Area, by the waters of the village pond.

Venue:  Tottenham Conservation Area
Location:  P.O. Box 922, Tottenham, ON
Website:  http://www.tottenhambluegrass.ca
Phone:  1-888-BLUGRAS
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jun 27/2009
Stow, MA
Editorial Freelancer = Business Professional
Whether you're a writer, editor or indexer, you wield your professional talents every day.

But how often do you think strategically about your business -- about networking and marketing, establishing an effective Web presence, tracking finances, and maintaining an efficient work space? Whether you're a seasoned or brand-new freelancer, you can deepen your business consciousness, and we'll use this meeting to get started.

We'll explore a list of resources and brainstorm a next step in cultivating our business presence.

Melony Swasey, owner of OnPoint Editing (www.onpointediting.com), is a freelance editor of nonfiction.

This meeting is open to EFA members and non-members, freelancers, and anyone interested in publishing. For more information, call Eileen Kramer at 978-897-4121 or send email to kramer@tiac.net.

Time:  10:30am
Location:  19 Crescent St, Stow, MA
Website:  http://www.the-efa.org
For information contact:  kramer@tiac.net
Phone:  9788974121
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Interview Coaching Workshop
The Workshop is a jam-packed half day of information and experience. We will review resumes, rehearse confidence building exercises, give interview skills training, and provide personal presentation pointers. We will go through behavioural questions, focusing on strengths and weaknesses and performing mock interviews. Each participant will learn from the opinions and impressions of the group for a well-rounded view of how they appear to others - a great way to see how others view you in a competitive market and to receive valuable feedback from several individuals in a caring and safe environment.
Workshops are limited to a maximum of 10 participants so book early!

Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue:  Career Council offices
Location:  36 Toronto Street, Suite 850, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.careercouncil.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Holland
Phone:  416 406-0379
Categories:   Education; Skills & Training; Consulting & Consultants
Jun 27/2009
Toronto, ON
TWB Dyke March
contingent on Saturday June 27th at 2pm (details of meeting location TBD, keep your eyes peeled for future updates on the Toronto Women's Bookstore website http://www.womensbookstore.com). What is the Dyke March Event? The Dyke March is a grassroots event where women and trans people in LGBTTIQQ2S communities take over the streets of Toronto. The Dyke March is not a parade - it is a political demonstration of critical mass; a moment seized to revel in the strength, diversity and passion of LGBTTIQQ2S women and trans folk. The theme for Pride Week 2009 is "Can't Stop, Won't Stop!". We encourage groups to work within the theme for Pride Week 2009 in order to express their values. Raise your voice! Join us on June 27th 2009 at 2:00pm as we celebrate our diversity, our passion and our pride. The Dyke March is organized by the Dyke March Committee, based on the Guiding Principles: created
from the 2006/2007 Community Consultations. The Dyke March Committee, the Dyke March, and all other events organized by the Dyke March Committee are trans inclusive. Dyke March Route 2009: The Dyke March 2009 will start at Church and Hayden Streets, move north on Church to Bloor, west on Bloor to Yonge and then south on Yonge to Wood St. It will head east along Wood back to Church Street.

Time:  2pm
Venue:  meeting place to be determined
Location:  TBD, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations
Jun 27/2009
to Jun 30/2009
Edmonton, AB
The Works 2nd Annual Chalk Art Contest
The Works International Visual Arts Society

Venue:  Sir Winston Churchill Square
Location:  Suite #200, 10225-100 Ave Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 27/2009
to Oct 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Respect: A Photo Odyssey Canada's Boreal Forest
Showcasing vistas of our natural environment, RESPECT includes 80 remarkable aerial photographs by nine of Canada's most renowned documentary photographers.

Venue:  Harbourfront
Location:  Queen's Quay, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Songwriters Expo
Featured this month are Cat Ratusny, and Bill Lasovich. The event will be hosted by Monique Barry who will contribute a few tuneful moments of her own.
Each show encourages as much variety and versatility as can be strummed into an afternoon.

Time:  4 pm - 7 pm
Venue:  Cadillac Lounge
Location:  1296 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.songwritersexpo.com
For information contact:  Monique Barry info@songwritersexpo.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Hypertension and Heart Health - Information Session
Naturopathic doctors and interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic educate the public and their patients on naturopathic approaches to hypertension and heart health. This free information session will provide an introduction to the therapies available at CCNM's teaching clinic and how those therapies can help prevent and manage hypertension, heart disease and related illnesses.

Session is free, but registration is required at ksingh@ccnm.edu.

Time:  6:30 - 8 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh, Community Relations
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jun 30/2009
to Jul 2/2009
London, UK
6th World Conference of Science Journalists
The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2009 (WCSJ2009) will bring established and aspiring reporters, writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report on the latest advances in science and technology.

Venue:  Central Hall, Westminster
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.wcsj2009.org/
For information contact:  Julie Clayton and Sallie Robins
Phone:  +44 (0) 117 946 6284
Categories:   Science & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 1/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Lockdown World Premiere
This July, CaribbeanTales in association with Leda Serene Films will stage the world premiere of award-winning director Frances-Anne Solomon 32s new theatrical production Lockdown, brought to audiences for the first time ever at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival (July 1st to 12th).
Lockdowns explosive fictional story traces the fortunes of a diverse group of young people held hostage during a high school lockdown. The plays high octane script picks apart the violence that threatens to undermine their dreams. It stars Jamaican film and theatre icon Leonie Forbes (What My Mother Told Me, Lord Have Mercy, A Winter Tale) and rising Toronto star Michael Miller (A Winter Tale, Get Rich or Die Trying), alongside a talented ensemble of young actors selected from city-wide auditions held across the GTA. The script was developed over the past year, through a collaborative improvisational process with the entire team.
Lockdown deals with the all too familiar issue of school violence, by focusing on eight students in their final year of high school. The story begins with an emergency lockdown: students trapped in their classes, while parents scared and helpless wait outside, and police officers swarm the school property.

Venue:  George Ignatieff Theatre
Location:  15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.caribbeantales.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 1/2009
to Aug 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Island Soul
This is an exploration of old Caribbean traditions and new trends. The festival also features Spanish ( Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico ) and Indo-Caribbean culinary, literary, musical and gaming rituals.

Venue:  Harbourfront
Location:  Queen's Quay, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Music
Jul 1/2009
to Aug 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Harbourfront Centre Summer Events
Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non profit cultural organization which creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 1/2009
to Sep 1/2009
Ottawa, ON
All Aboard! At the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Wednesdays and Sundays, take a 10-minute ride in vintage rail cars, drawn by a steam locomotive and operated by volunteers of the Bytown Railway Society. Last ride at 3:45

Time:  10:00 - 3:45
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Museums; Transportation & Travel; Science & Technology
Jul 1/2009
to Sep 1/2009
Ottawa, ON
Collection Tours of the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays get a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive collection that is not usually on display in the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Attendance is limited. Please register at the information desk.

Time:  11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Musuem
Location:  1867 St. Laurent blvd., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  visitors services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Science & Technology; Automotive & Cars; Communications Industry & Technology
Jul 1/2009
to Oct 31/2009
Montreal, QC
U-TURN - Toward sustainable transportation: July 1 - Oct. 31 at the Biosphere
Visible from outside the Biosphere, a sphere three metres in diameter represents the average CO2 production of an automobile in one hour, while the volume of the Biosphere itself represents that of 50 cars in one year. Visitors are encouraged to reflect upon the sorry plight of the world's transportation
situation.

Venue:  Montreal
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.biosphere.ec.gc.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; Transportation & Travel
Jul 2/2009
Ottawa, ON
Seeding Change: Linking Youth for Food Sovereignty in Honduras and Canada
Seeding Change brings young organic farmers from Honduras, as well as youth promoting food justice in Canada, to share photos and stories from their communities.
Farming methods will be compared on both sides of the Americas with emphasis on native seeds and conserving the native soil.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Umi Cafe
Location:  610 Somerset Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.usc-canada.org
For information contact:  smohan@usc-canada.org
Phone:  613-234-6827
Categories:   Farming; Environment; International
Jul 3/2009
to Jul 5/2009
Orillia, ON
Mariposa Folk Festival
For more than 40 years, Mariposa has been presenting world class creators and performers of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and world music traditions in a beautiful, family-friendly setting.

Venue:  Tudhope Park
Location:  Atherly Road, Orillia, ON
Website:  http://www.mariposafolk.com
Phone:  (705) 326-3655
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 3/2009
to Jul 5/2009
Sudbury, ON
Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Northern Lights Festival Boréal is an annual folk festival in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's oldest music festival, in continuous operation since 1972.

Venue:  Bell Park
Location:  19 Grey Street, Ste 3, Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://www.nlfbsudbury.com
Phone:  705.674.5512
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 3/2009
to Jul 13/2009
Toronto, ON
The Scream Literary Festival
Only in extinction is the collector comprehended."

Walter Benjamin, Unpacking my Library: A Talk about Book Collecting (in Illuminations).

The book is dead and were inviting all of its friends to help us to bury it. This year the Scream, Canadas strangest literary festival, will explore the imminent demise of books, book culture and all that readers hold dear. In the face of its decaying vestiges we celebrate its life, its death and the spectre of its future. Join us from July 2nd to 13th in offering our elegies, predictions, ululations and dreams of technological salvation.

Begin your post-mortem with a musical revue, led by horror-lit luminaries Tony Burgess (Pontypool) and Derek McCormack (The Haunted Hillbilly). Descend into our gallery and mausoleum, where decaying books stand resolute against the future. Wander with us through the streets of Toronto as we reveal the graves of beloved bookstores. Celebrate the poetry of Dennis Lee at our book-length dinner, when he revisits his masterwork Civil Elegies alongside his most recent and visionary books Un and yesno. Finally, reaffirm your love for poetry on July 13th with our 17th annual Scream in High Park Mainstage, featuring an ebullient line up of performers.

Time:  varies according to schedule
Venue:  Toronto/ Dream stage in Highpark
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thescream.ca/festivals/2009
Jul 3/2009
to Sep 20/2009
Ottawa/ Copenhagen
From Canada to Copenhagen: Pedal for the Planet (July 3- Sept 20)
Pedal for the Planet is a KYOTO plus initiative. KYOTO plus is a national, non-partisanpetition-centered campaign for urgent federal government action on climate change.

Location:  Ottawa/ Copenhagen
Website:  http://www.kyotoplus/pedal
For information contact:  mikeb@sierraclub.ca
Phone:  613-241-4611 x235
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment; International
Jul 4/2009
to Jul 5/2009
Victoria, BC
Organic Islands Festival and Sustainability Expo
This is a solar power, near zero waste celebration of eco-friendly practices, products and services presented by 150 exhibitors in a wonderful 10 acre garden venue.

Time:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Glendale Gardens and Woodland
Location:  505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.organicislands.ca
Phone:  250-658-8148
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Science & Technology
Jul 5/2009
Toronto, ON
Rally: Justice for live-in caregivers and temporary foreign workers
This rally calls for fundamental changes to the federal Live-in Caregiver Program. There will be music, performers and speakers.

Time:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Parkette beside Food Basics
Location:  Intersection Wellesley St. E. and Ontario St., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Economic Development
Jul 5/2009
to Jul 9/2009
Ottawa, ON
Biodiversity - International Youth Symposium
2nd International Youth Symposium for Biodiversity

For more info: www.biodiversitymatters.org

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.biodiversitymatters.org
Categories:   Environment; Education; Farming
Jul 6/2009
Toronto, ON
Food, Inc
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Check the official website for movie listings

Time:  9:30pm
Venue:  Cumberland
Location:  Avenue Road, one block north of Bloor), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.foodincmovie.com/index.php
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture; Health/Health Care
Jul 6/2009
Toronto, ON
H2Oil - Film Screening
This documentary follows a voyage of discovery, heartbreak and politicization for those defending Alberta's water against tar sands expansion, one of the largest projects in human history.

Moderated by Olivia Chow, MP

Venue:  Bloor Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  chowo1c@parl.gc.ca
Phone:  416 - 533 - 2710
Categories:   Building & Construction; Economic Development; Mining & Petroleum
Jul 6/2009
to Jul 8/2009
Orangeville, ON
Diversity and Equity Summer Leadership Institute
The Diversity and Equity Summer Leadership Institute is offered in partnership by Anima Leadership and the Canadian Race Relations. This is a cutting-edge approach that integrates emotional intelligence with anti-racism theory and conflict transformation skills. It is for managers, supervisors, educators, facilitators and diversity representatives from the public, non-profit and private sectors.

Venue:  Hockley Valley Resort
Location:  Orangeville, ON
Website:  http://animaleadership.com/programs/diversity-and-equity-leadership-institute
For information contact:  annahid@animaleadership.com
Phone:  416-462-9512 x1
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 6/2009
to Jul 9/2009
Kuching, Malaysia
CITA09: Towards Human-Centered Computing
The conference reflects the increasing focus on issues concerned with ICTs in developing countries. The main aim of the conference is to examine the continuing roles of ICTs within the prevailing challenges of development faced by the region and to investigate how the technology can be adapted to improve local needs as well as to bring technology within reach of the communities.

CITA covers various areas such as data mining, high performance computing, image processing, distributed computing, language technology, wired and wireless technologies. Researchers and industry practitioners in these fields are invited to participate, to share and collaborate research works with experts in this conference.

Venue:  Hilton Kuching Hotel
Location:  Kuching, Malaysia
Website:  http://www.cita09.org/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Social Services
Jul 7/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Fergus, ON
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games has enjoyed 59 years of success. Begun by Alex Robertson, the games have had two locations, Victoria Park and more recently, the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus). The Games exemplify all things Scottish with a focus on heavy events, dancing, piping, clans and family interactive fun.

Venue:  Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Location:  398 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus, ON
Website:  http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 9/2009
to Jul 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Caribbean Tales Film Festival Industry Series
Celebrating its fourth anniversary, the Caribbean Tales Film Festival this year presents the Caribbean Tales Industry Development Program, which offers industry activities such as training workshops, roundtable sessions, and panel discussions on film practice, business development and marketing, and storytelling.

Venue:  William Doo Auditorium, New College, U of T
Location:  45 Willcocks St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ledaserene@gmail.com
Phone:  416-598-1410
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Economic Development; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 9/2009
to Jul 12/2009
London, ON
TD Canada Trust Sunfest
Every summer since 1995, Sunfest has brought together thousands of people of all ages and cultures for four days of exemplary music, dance, crafts and cuisine from around the globe. This unique, high profile event features over 30 top professional world music & dance and jazz ensembles based in Canada and abroad.

Venue:  Victoria Park
Location:  London, ON
Website:  http://www.sunfest.on.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 10/2009
Canberra, Australia
Working with your Publisher
This full-day seminar will prepare you for the process of managing your book from delivery of manuscript to distribution and beyond, as well as demystify what goes on behind the scenes when you hand over your manuscript. By day's end, you will be empowered with the knowledge to ensure a smooth relationship with editorial and publicity staff in producing your book.

Venue:  Bogong Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre
Location:  Canberra, Australia
Website:  http://www.asauthors.org
Phone:  0293180877
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 10/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Lanark Highlands, ON
Art of Being Green Festival
Art of Being Green features a large exhibit area, vendor trade shows, workshops, interactive displays, entertainment and local food.
Festival showcases local, provincial and national efforts to reduce greenhouse emmissions and to utilize renewable energy source.

Venue:  Middleville Fairgrounds
Location:  Lanark Highlands, ON
Website:  http://www.artofbeinggreen.com
For information contact:  green@lanarkhighlands.ca
Phone:  1-800-239-4695
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
Jul 10/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Ingersoll, ON
Canterbury Folk Festival
This three day festival, is celebrating its seventh year of fun and music

Venue:  Memorial Park and Downtown
Location:  89 Concession St, Ingersoll, ON
Website:  http://www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca
Phone:  (519) 485-5763
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 10/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Toronto, ON
Métis Arts Festival
This three-day bilingual celebration showcases 400 years of the history and legends of Canada's Métis heritage through musicians and dancers, artisans and storytellers

Venue:  Black Creek Pioneer Village
Location:  5 Shoreham Drive, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.blackcreek.ca
Phone:  (416) 661-6600
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 11/2009
Perth, ON
Doors Open Perth
Doors Open Perth

Location:  Perth, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Jul 11/2009
Start your own Renewable Energy Business - Seminar
Limited space available. Next seminar in August.

Website:  http://www.interect.ca
For information contact:  H. Pfaller info@interect.ca
Phone:  416-282-9992
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; Education
Jul 11/2009
Toronto, ON
Suburban Critical Mass
Join us as we make every street a cycling street in the event called Suburban Critical Mass!
Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bike culture (and car-free culture) on the streets. Riding as a group, we create a safe haven for all riders in a space which would otherwise be a dangerzone for non-motorists. Suburban Critical Mass aims to focus attention on cycling conditions outside of Downtown. Everyone is welcome! (cyclists of all skill levels, roller-bladers, skateboarders, etc.) This event takes place on the Second Saturday of every month. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page -check the URL below! We hope to see you out there!
-Jacob

Time:  Gather 3:00 pm, Depart at 3:30 pm (duration: roughly 2 to 3 hours)
Location:  (Yonge St and Eglinton Ave, Northwest Corner) Meet near 2300 Yonge Street in front of the Yonge & Eglinton Town Centre Sign, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109563576943&ref=nf
Categories:   Transportation & Travel; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Hobbies
Jul 11/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Ottawa, ON
Art of Being Green Festival - author, Mike Nickerson Workshop
Join Mike Nickerson, author of "Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay" for a talk and discussion about the options from which we can choose our future.
A discussion about our changing times. We are faced today with an enormous challenge.
Human beings fill the Earth, yet, our tradition is to grow more. We must change direction and pursue a new goal - It is odd that at a time when our biggest problems are the result of our size, our leaders maintain that more growth is the solution. Like adolescents approaching adulthood, our society clings to its carefree past. Since most adults have been able to make that transformation successfully, there is good reason to believe that our society will also accept its maturity.Middleville is located between Almonte and Lanark on County Rd. 16.

Time:  tabling all weekend, presentation 3pm on the 12th
Venue:  Middleville Agricultural Society Grounds
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://SustainWellBeing.net
For information contact:  dillman54@sympatico.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 11/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Las Vegas, NV USA
Design Quick Course
Translate your design skills to the Web by understanding the essential building blocks. In this two-day course we'll demystify the Web 2.0 toolbox and help you build a compelling, news-driven package from scratch. We'll focus on HTML/CSS (the foundation of the Web) and how to integrate widgets from Google, Twitter, Flickr and more. We'll discuss Flash, but the focus here is on the other 90% of tools that foster online storytelling.
If it seems overwhelming, we are here to prove it is not. Before the course, we will survey participants and adapt to the group's interests and experiences. This course is a good fit for anyone at the beginner level. Intermediate users are also welcome. A spectrum of topics will be covered and we can work one-on-one with you.

Venue:  UNLV Greenspun Hall, Rm. 1125
Location:  Corner of Maryland Parkway & University Rd., Las Vegas, NV USA
Website:  http://www.snd.org
Categories:   Design; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Skills & Training
Jul 11/2009
to Jul 12/2009
Toronto, ON
York-Eglinton Community Clean-Up Day
Come to the fifth annual York-Eglinton BIA/Tim Hortons Community Clean-Up Day. Volunteer to pick up litter, and get free t-shirts, gloves, hotdogs and refreshments. There will be music, displays and information on recycling and conservation, and giveaways. The Inorganic Market will also be collecting electronic waste for recycling (for a list of items accepted see the website). Saturday, July 11 from 11:30 am to 2 pm. At 1607 Eglinton Ave. W. in the Green P Parking Lot.

Time:  11:30am to 2pm
Location:  1607 Eglinton Ave. W, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  yorkbia.com
Categories:   Environment
Jul 11/2009
to Jul 16/2009
Toronto, ON
The Toronto Summer Institute: Inclusion, Community & Diversity
Join committed citizens from around the globe as we explore giftedness, capacity thinking, and collaborate to create a world where everyone belongs, and everyone can contribute - no exceptions. This event is themed Creating Opportunities in Difficult Times: Together We're Better. visit the Inclusion Press website or email

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.inclusion.com/workshops.html
For information contact:  Cathy@inclusion.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 12/2009
Middleville, ON
A discussion about our changing times, Mike Nickerson
It is odd that at a time when our biggest problems are as a result of our size, our leaders maintain that growth is the solution. Like adolescents approaching adulthood, our society clings to its carefree past. Mike Nickerson will outline some of the choices that can be options for us to choose in our future
development.

Time:  3:00 pm
Venue:  Middleville Agricultural Society Grounds
Location:  Middleville, ON
Website:  http://www.SustainWellBeing.net
For information contact:  dillman54@sympatico.ca
Phone:  613-259-9988
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Food & Beverage
Jul 13/2009
to Jul 16/2009
New Delhi, India
Media, Democracy and Governance: Emerging Paradigms in a Digital Age
The 18th Annual International Conference of the AMIC intends to "provide a critical space for both media professionals and academics to exchange knowledge and share their experiences on the role of the media in bringing about development and the new paradigms that are emerging in the digital age." It is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, research groups, civil society organizations, independent consultants and students worldwide.

Venue:  Le Méridien Hotel
Location:  New Delhi, India
Website:  http://www.amic.org.sg/new/news_n_updates/conf2009cfp.htm
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Internet
Jul 13/2009
to Jul 19/2009
Toronto, ON
MAD PRIDE in Toronto 2009
July 13 to 19th has been proclaimed Mad Pride Week in the City of Toronto.A week of activities celebrating psychiatric survivors, consumers and mad folks will take place at Metro Hall Rotunda, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre) and other locations. All events are free. If the City of Toronto Strike continues through Mad Pride Week, July 13-19. all Metro Hall Rotunda events will take place as planned but at May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge, one block east of Lansdowne, one block north of Queen.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.madpridetoronto.blogspot.com/
For information contact:  madpridetoronto@yahoo.com
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 15/2009
to Jul 29/2009
Company of Women Summer Sizzlers
Company of Women will be hosting three Summer Sizzler events during the month of July to bring like-minded business women together for a fun evening of casual networking and light refreshments.
The first Summer Sizzler is taking place in Waterloo on Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Tickets are $30 + GST for Company of Women members and $40 + GST for non-members.
The second Summer Sizzler will be held in Oakville at C.J.'s Cafe in Bronte on Tuesday, July 21st from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. Tickets are $35 + GST for Company of Women members and $45 + GST for non-members.
Our third Summer Sizzler will be held in Toronto at One Up Restaurant on Wednesday, July 29th from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. Tickets are $35 + GST for Company of Women members and $45 + GST for non-members.
These events are a great way for women in business to connect with one another and learn more about the Company of Women.
Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register for a Summer Sizzler, or to learn more about this organization.
Contact Bethan Alfano for additional infomation or inquiries at bethan@companyofwomen.ca.

Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Jul 15/2009
to Aug 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Romeo and Juliet outdoors
This year's show will explore the depths of Shakespeare's greatest love story with additional stage added to Philosopher's Walk.

Time:  8 p.m.- 10:00 pm
Venue:  Philosophers's Stage and Philosopher's Walk
Location:  80 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 16/2009
Utica, ON
Protecting the Nonquon River, Open House
Nonquon River Fisheries Man. Plan: Includes recommendations on fish habitat conservation, restoration, development.
Nonquon River Watershed Man. Plan: Identifiesopportunities for restoration, preservation and stewardship, and guides potential future development

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Utica Memory Hall
Location:  13990 Marsh Hill Rd., Utica, ON
Website:  http://www.kawarthaconservation.com
Phone:  705-328-2271
Categories:   Environment; Management; Nature & Outdoors
Jul 16/2009
Toronto, ON
Welcome to the Urban Revolution
More than half of Earths people now reside in cites. Close to two billion more will join them in the next twenty five years. Welcome to the Urban Revolution argues that the great challenges facing us in this century can and must be met with new approaches to city building. Exploring the success of vibrant urban centers such as Barcelona, Vancouver and Curitiba, Brazil, Brugmann shows readers how citizens can transform their cities from the ground up into productive, equitable and sustainable places that will continue to serve their needs as they evolve. $15 at the door.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Café; Taste
Location:  1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  cco@web.ca
Phone:  416-533-1635 ext 1
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Jul 17/2009
Chicago, Illinois
Plugged In: Create More Engaging Content and Design
This Chicago Education Series program will demonstrate content planning and design strategies that can help you better serve several masters (audience segments). Editors and designers are looking to technology to help them accomplish more, but many have not changed how they think and execute with content creation, management and design.

Venue:  Association Forum of Chicagoland
Location:  10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois
Website:  http://www.snaponline.org
For information contact:  Emily Hicks
Phone:  703-506-3285
Categories:   Design; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 17/2009
to Jul 18/2009
Rabbat, Morrocco
Inclusive Media - Media Decision Makers Conference
The conference will bring together leading Moroccan media owners, editors, and analysts, as well as representatives of leading Moroccan Civil Society Organisations. It will be an opportunity for discussion on responsible journalism, the legal, ethical and financial reasons for inclusive reporting, and the role of the media as a forum for national dialogue on those issues. Speakers will include leading Moroccan and international experts. It is the first of two such conferences which will take place in Morocco over the next 2 years. The conference is supported by the UK Embassy in Rabat.

Location:  Rabbat, Morrocco
Website:  http://www.media-diversity.org
For information contact:  info@media-diversity.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 17/2009
to Jul 19/2009
Penetanguishene, ON
Festival du Loup
An annual cultural festival and temporary museum celebrating the Francophone heritage of the Lafontaine area. Its name is derived from a local legend of a wolf that was destroying flocks of sheep. Local francophones who had come from separate areas in Quebec had not socialized with each other until fear of the wolf united them in a common cause: eliminate the wolf.

Venue:  Varous
Location:  434 Cedar Point Road, Penetanguishene, ON
Website:  http://www.festivalduloup.on.ca
Phone:  (705) 533-3200
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 17/2009
to Jul 19/2009
London, ON
Home County Folk Festival
Home County Folk League creates opportunities for the citizens of London and region to celebrate artist created music and art in the folk based tradition. Home County nurtures and encourages local and area artists as they showcase their talents to the community

Venue:  Victoria Park
Location:  115- 652 Elizabeth Street, London, ON
Website:  http://www.homecounty.ca
Phone:  519-432-4310
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 17/2009
to Jul 19/2009
Perth, ON
Stewart Park Festival
Three free days of music in beautiful Stewart Park. Local, national and world performers, music, quality artisans, fantastic food, all in the most serene atmosphere by the sparkling Tay River.

Venue:  Stewart Park
Location:  34 Herriott Street, Perth, ON
Website:  http://www.stewartparkfestival.ca/
Phone:  613-264-1190
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 17/2009
to Jul 31/2009
Toronto, ON
Urban Botany: An exploration into edibles, botanicals and art forms
Come enjoy an evolutionary exploration into edibles, botanicals, and art forms
Floral arrangements with flowers from local organic farmer
Potted vegetables, perennial herbs, and native flowers
Botanical drawings and urban craft photo journeys
Dance performance on Pedestrian Sunday
Workshops about seeds and food security
Study space with combined libraries from urban gardening community
Local organic tasting menu and freshly squeezed organic juices

Come enjoy an evolutionary exploration into edibles, botanicals, and art forms

Venue:  Hotshot Gallery
Location:  Toronto ad hoc coalition against open pit mining plans, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment; Mining & Petroleum
Jul 18/2009
to Jul 19/2009
Toronto, ON
37th Annual Festival of India
Close to 40,000 people participate every year. This year's pre-festival will takeplace on Monday,
July 13, 2009 and will feature interactive exhibits, yoga demos, bazaar/marketplace, live entertainment and an evening concert. A parade with 35 ft. tall floats which will be hand-pulled by participants will proceed along Yonge street.

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Centre Island
Location:  Yonge & Bloor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.feedyoursoul.to
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage; Design
Jul 19/2009
to Jul 22/2009
Honolulu, Hawaii
2009 International Professional Communication Conference
The conference focuses on po okela, or the commitment to excellence, in the communication of technical information. How can we best define, measure, and achieve that excellence?

Venue:  Hilton Hawaii Village
Location:  Honolulu, Hawaii
Website:  http://ewh.ieee.org
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Jul 20/2009
Toronto, ON
Clean Air for Little Lungs
Bring your kids and noisemakers to let Premier Dalton McGuinty know that parents say "no" to dirty diesel trains. Featuring a musical performance by children's entertainers Soli and Rob.

Time:  10 to 11am
Venue:  Queens Park, in front of Ontario Legislature
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cleantrain.ca/
For information contact:  histrung@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 21/2009
to Jul 24/2009
Mexico City
Human Rights Communication
Along with the issues corresponding to the Association's various sections and working groups, the organisers of the Mexico Conference propose that the participants devote time to the discussion of a topic of great importance for world-wide coexistence: Human Rights and Communication.

Venue:  Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco - UNAM
Location:  Mexico City
Website:  http://www.iamcr2009mexico.unam.mx/english/welcome.html
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 21/2009
to Jul 24/2009
Mexico City, Mexico
Human Rights Communication Conference
Along with the issues corresponding to the Association's various sections and working groups, the organisers of the Mexico Conference propose that the participants devote time to the discussion of a topic of great importance for world-wide coexistence: Human Rights and Communication. The adoption of the United Nations (UN) Charter in 1945 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, obliged all States to establish, protect and enforce Human Rights at global, regional, national and local levels. Since then, the recognition of the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every person, has forced the international community to recognise and assume its responsibility in the promotion of universal respect and the protection of human rights. Also, to guarantee the indivisibility of human rights and their interdependence with peace and development.
To promote a debate on the different issues that involves Human Rights in our societies in relation to communication and media studies, such as: the right to communicate, freedom of expression, freedom to hold opinions, freedom of information, equality of benefits from the development of technology, involvement of citizens in decision-making processes about communication and information policies, the promotion of the cultural diversity by media and NTIC 32s, the access of social groups that have historically been excluded from the public sphere -- such as women, indigenous and young people.

Location:  Mexico City, Mexico
Website:  http://www.iamcr2009mexico.unam.mx/
For information contact:  contact can be made with organization via the contact us page on conferenc
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jul 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Artist talk with Suzanne Swannie
Suzanne Swannie is a professional textile artist designer and teacher. See her weavings, tapestries and textile installations in Danish Modern.

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Textile Museum of Canada
Location:  55 Centre Ave., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@textilemuseum.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Design; Fashion, Clothing, Textiles
Jul 23/2009
Toronto, ON
No Visa? No Rights?! Don't CLose the Border on Refugees
Come raise your voice against the Canadian government 32s recent decision to impose visa requirements on Mexico and the Czech Republic. This decision, made by Immigration Minister Jason Kenny, closes the door on Mexican and Czech Roma asylum-seekers fleeing racism, violence and persecution back home. It also prevents visitors from coming to Canada for tourism or to reunite with their families. Roma people in the Czech Republic have been facing escalating violence from neo-Nazi groups, and the police and legal system have not provided adequate protection. Toronto immigration lawyer Max Berger, who is acting for about 400 Roma applicants, said that the IRB has made a decision in just under 100 cases and accepted 85 per cent, an extraordinarily high rate. The general acceptance rate is about 40 per cent.
In recent months, Canada 32s own Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has issued warnings about the rising violence in Mexico. Over 6,000 Mexicans have been killed in drug-related violence in 2008 alone, and whole villages have been forced to evacuate to escape gun battles.There will be speakers at the rally from the Roma Community Centre, the FCJ Refugee Centre, No One Is Illegal and others.

Time:  1 pm
Location:  Meet at the corner of Davenport and Perth, Toronto, ON
Phone:  416.652.7867 ext. 237
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jul 24/2009
Toronto, ON
The Eight Annual MyBindi Comedy Night
MyBindi.com, North America's premier on-line South Asian network of talented South Asian is thrilled to announce its 8th annual MyBindi Comedy Night featuring an all new line-up of South Asian comics.

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, CNE grounds
Location:  190 Prince's Blvd., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Syerah, Syerah@mybindi.com
Phone:  416-884-3555
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Food & Beverage
Jul 24/2009
to Jul 25/2009
London, ON
Kala Manjari's Indiafest
The celebration of South Asian performing arts (commonly known as the Arts of India) in the London community. The classical Indian instrumental music, vocals and dance form the foundation of the culture of India and neighbouring countries in South Asia.

Venue:  various
Location:  London, ON
Website:  http://www.kalamanjari.org
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 24/2009
to Jul 26/2009
Guelph Lake Island, ON
Hillside Festival
The Hillside Festival is an annual three-day, five-stage summer festival occurring in Guelph, Ontario hosting musicians, spoken word artists, workshops and more. The Hillside Festival occurs in late July on an island in Guelph Lake.

Venue:  Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Location:  Guelph Lake Island, ON
Website:  http://www.hillsidefestival.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Museums
Jul 25/2009
to Jul 26/2009
Delta, BC
International Bog Days
This day raises awareness about the benefits of bogs and the need to protect and conserve these precious ecosystems. This is a funfilled event for the entire family as well as an educational one.

Time:  7 pm - 11.00 pm
Venue:  Firehall Centre for the Arts
Location:  11489 84 Avenue, Delta, BC
For information contact:  events@burnsbog.org
Phone:  604-572-0373
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; Education
Jul 25/2009
to Jul 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Live Green Toronto Festival
This year's festival promises to be bigger, better and greener than ever! Join us on July 25 & 26, 2009. Saturday July 25th will include a street-closure of Yonge street (from Dundas to Queen) with over 100 exhibitors, local food, live music, and more. Sunday July 26th is family day with events on Yonge-Dundas Square with kid friendly activities and hands-on fun for the whole family. What happens when you mix hundreds of green products and services with live music and local foods - and invite everyone in Toronto: The Toronto Green Festival

Venue:  Yonge and Dundas Square
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival/index.htm
Categories:   Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Busting Out! Public Performance
As Canada's national women's theatre since 1979, Nightwood has launched many of the leading theatre artists such as Ann-Marie Macdonald.
Nightwood is a national theatre for the purpose of mentoring women.

Time:  3:00 pm
Venue:  Tapestry/Nightwood New Work Studio
Location:  55 Mill treet, The Cannery, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net
For information contact:  rebecca@nightwoodtheatre.net
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Women; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 28/2009
Free Teleseminar - How to Create a Professional and Personal Image Plan
You will learn how to create a plan that includes- all of the topics you should be familiar with to get the professional and personal image you want to project.

Time:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Venue:  Virtual by phone
Website:  http://www.corporateclassinc.com/teleseminars.php
For information contact:  Diane Craig
Phone:  416-967-1221
Categories:   Fashion, Clothing, Textiles; Skills & Training
Jul 29/2009
Toronto, ON
This War is NOT Green Information Night with Toronto Code Pink
The meeting will go over the new book by Barry Saunders,:"The Green Zone", regarding the ecological damage of war. Future meetings will be planned on the subject including a banner over the Gardiner Expressway.

Time:  7:30 pm
Location:  St. Clair and Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  torontocodepink@yahoo.ca
Phone:  416-960-1897
Categories:   Environment; Military; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jul 30/2009
Toronto, ON
The Best of Videoactive
The Toronto Video Activist Collective (TVAC) is proud to present THE BEST OF VIDEOACTIVE - a compilation of the very best direct-action short videos from the seminal "VideoActive" video zine. Come celebrate the tenth anniversary of "VideoActive" with our first-ever DVD release - featuring highlights from Reclaim the Streets to the Pope Squat, from Pussy Palace to TTC subway parties - and from Quebec City to Argentina.
Admission $5 Or free with purchase of DVD ($20)
And on Facebook, please RSVP:
http://www.facebook.com/events.php#/event.php?eid=108682469752

Time:  7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue:  Innis Town Hall, U of T
Location:  2 Sussex Street at St. George, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  tvactoronto@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture
Jul 31/2009
to Aug 2/2009
Clarendon, ON
Blue Skies Festival
A perfect gem of a folk festival.

Location:  P.O. Box 2502, Clarendon, ON
Phone:  1.613.279.2610
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 31/2009
to Aug 2/2009
Pembroke, ON
Eco Pulse Youth Conference (July 31 - August )
About 40 youth, ages 13 - 19 with an active interest in the eco-future of their communities will participate in workshops, awareness activities, food and fun.

Venue:  Marguerite Centre
Location:  Pembroke, ON
Website:  http://www.ecopulse.org
For information contact:  Dominica McPherson dominica@ecopulse.org
Phone:  613-732-9926
Categories:   Environment; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 31/2009
to Aug 2/2009
Cambridge, ON
Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music
This free festival, now in its sixteenth year, is patterned after European festivals whereby the day's events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core.The festivals' focus is on traditional forms of folk music and dance from a variety of cultures.

Venue:  various
Location:  P.O. BOX 22148, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.millracefolksociety.com/festival.htm
Phone:  519-621-7135
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 31/2009
to Aug 3/2009
Ottawa, ON
Rideau Canal Festival
This is a new eco-friendly festival featuring environmentally friendly fun for the whole family (canoeing, cycling and heritage events). Also this event is at Ontario's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Venue:  Rideau Canal
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.rideaucanalfestival.ca
For information contact:  info@rideaucanal.ca
Phone:  613-288-0970
Categories:   Environment; Education; Food & Beverage
Aug 2/2009
to Aug 6/2009
San Diego, Calif., USA
Solar Energy + Applications 2009
This event contains a focused program of technical presentations and courses on photovoltaic cell technologies plus R&D of solar concentrator, solar hydrogen and other illumination systems.
This is a mixture of academic and application oriented programs.

Location:  San Diego, Calif., USA
Website:  http://spie.org/solar-energy.xml?WT.mc
For information contact:  customer service@spie.org
Phone:  1 360 676 3290
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Skills & Training
Aug 2/2009
to Aug 8/2009
Waterloo, ON
Einstein Plus Teachers Workshop
The EinsteinPlus workshop is a one-week, intensive residential workshop for Canadian and international high school teachers that focuses on key areas of modern physics — including quantum physics, special and general relativity, and cosmology.

The workshop incorporates sessions on:
• Innovative teaching strategies suitable for all areas of physics
• In-class learning resources on modern physics
• Techniques for sharing the information and materials obtained at Einstein Plus with your colleagues at home for the benefit of additional educators and their students

Applications must be received by March 31, 2009. www.einsteinplus.ca

Venue:  Perimeter Institute
Location:  31 Caroline St N, Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.einsteinplus.ca
For information contact:  Angela Robinson
Phone:  519-569-7600 x5051
Categories:   Education; Science & Technology; Children & Youth
Aug 3/2009
to Aug 14/2009
Berlin, Germany
LAB Profile Consultant/Trainer Certification Program 2009
Shelle Rose Charvet's international bestselling book Words That Change Minds introduced the LAB Profile Motivation and Working Patterns which describe how people get motivated, what they think about, what will make them do or not do anything. She described each pattern individually and gave many examples of what they are and how to use them in communication and persuasion challenges but the problem is that people and groups of people are much more complex than we would like to believe.

After completing this 10-day program you will be able to solve the most difficult and ambiguous communication problems, teach persuasion skills to others, design learning programs that actually change behavior, enhance your facilitation skills to handle even the most challenging groups, diagnose corporate and team culture to introduce change, and make it stick and much, much more.

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue:  avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee
Location:  14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Berlin, Germany
Website:  http://www.LABProfileCertification.com
For information contact:  Melody Lidstone
Phone:  905-639-6468
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Business & Economics; International
Aug 5/2009
to Aug 8/2009
Boston, USA
AEJMC 2009 Convention
This conference will feature workshops to enlighten professionals in journalism and mass media on how to balance teaching, research, service reposnsibilities and a lifestyle within the changing demands of the economy, higher education, the millenial generation and techological advances. Key note speaker: Educator and journalist Carole Simpson. Visit http://www.aejmc.org/_events/convention/09promo.pdf for more detailed program information.

Venue:  The Sheraton Boston Hotel
Location:  39 Dalton Street, Boston, USA
Website:  http://www.aejmc.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 5/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Tampa Florida
2009 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair
The NABJ Convention is the largest gathering of minority journalists in the USA. An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the USA, with more than 4,100 members, and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.

Location:  Tampa Florida
Website:  http://www.nabj.org
Phone:  301-445-7100
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 6/2009
to Aug 7/2009
Tampa, Florida
Conference for Minority Journalists at NABJ
The annual conference will feature four seminars and a luncheon keynote by prominent Christian minority journalists. The fee of 50 US dollars will include the talks, author books and lunch.

Venue:  Tampa Convention Center
Location:  Tampa, Florida
Website:  http://www.worldji.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Religious
Aug 6/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Eugene, Oregon
The Skeptic's Toolbox: The Scientific Method
Cynics argue that the scientific method cannot yield objective outcomes. They assert that such knowledge is relative to a given culture or social group. This year's toolbox will consider these and other questions about the role of science.

Venue:  Eugene Campus, Univ. of Oregon
Location:  East 15th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
Website:  http://www.csicop.org
Categories:   Science & Technology; Social Services; Religious
Aug 7/2009
Montreal, QC
Solidarity with Bil'in: Demonstration for release of activist Mohammad Khatib
A solidarity rally for Bil'in village has been called in Montreal to protest the recent arrest of Palestinian activist Mohammad Khatib and the ongoing nighttime raids on Bil'in being carried out by the Israeli military.
In the early morning hours on Monday, Israeli military forces wearing combat paint and masks invaded the West Bank village of Bil'in. Israeli soldiers raided several homes, arresting two children and five adults including Mohammad Khatib from the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements.
In June 2009 Mohammed Khatib traveled to Canada for preliminary hearings in a historic lawsuit launched by Bil'in village against two Quebec-based companies, Green Park International and Green Mount International, both involved in constructing illegal Israeli-only settlements on the lands of
the Palestinian village of Bil'in. Khatib also spoke to Canada's major media outlets and public in eleven Canadian cities.
At present time Mohammed Khatib remains in Israeli custody although no charges have been brought against Khatib or the other Palestinians arrested, including the children.
"Mohmmad Khatib and Adib Abu Rahme along with other leaders of the Palestinian popular struggle are being targeted because they mobilize Palestinians to resist non-violently," outlines Abdullah Abu Rahme, coordinator of Bil'in's popular committee, "the fact is that the Apartheid Wall and the settlements built on Palestinian land are illegal under international law."

Time:  noon
Venue:  Indigo Bookstore
Location:  corner of St. Catherine & McGill college (metro McGill), Montreal, QC
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 7/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay Writers Festival
The Byron Bay Writers Festival had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of locals led by Chris Hanley wondered whether authors might accept an invitation to spend a winter's weekend in Byron Bay. They did, and an audience of two hundred locals enjoyed a gathering of fifty Australian writers. Since then, the Festival has grown from a single venue event to fill four huge marquees and venues around town and sells 45,000 individual tickets. The guest list now numbers more than one hundred and over the years the most significant and respected contemporary Australian writers have participated through lectures, lunches, panels, conversations, launches and readings.

The focus of the program is firmly on Australian writing, with recognition of our physical place in the world through the inclusion of Indonesian and Asian authors. The Byron Bay Writers Festival enjoys a close relationship with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and believes that through words and ideas, bridges are formed that cross cultures and schisms. Fundamentally, the Festival provides a forum for intelligent discussion and guests are invited to address the issues that matter to them as writers and which necessarily concern us all. It is a celebration of the vitality of thought and creativity with a healthy emphasis on fun.

Venue:  Belongil Fields
Location:  Byron Bay, Australia
Website:  http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Aug 7/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Red Rock, ON
Live From the Rock Folk Festival
Folk Rendezvous

Venue:  various
Location:  Red Rock, ON
Website:  http://www.livefromtherock.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 7/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Sherbrooke, QC
The Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships
The Royal Canadian Legion National Track and Field Championships - the only national championships held for 12 to 17 year olds in Canada - sanctioned by Athletics Canada

Time:  Opening Ceremonies 7 August, 7 p.m., Events on 8 and 9 August start at 9 p.m.
Venue:  University of Sherbrooke
Location:  Sherbrooke, QC
Website:  http://www.legion.ca
For information contact:  Danny Martin
Phone:  613-591-3335
Categories:   Sports & Games
Aug 7/2009
to Aug 9/2009
Ear Falls, ON
Trout Forest Music Festival
Join us at the Ear Falls Waterfront Park next August 7th to 9th for the 14th Annual Trout Forest Music Festival.

Venue:  Ear Falls Waterfront Park
Location:  Ear Falls, ON
Website:  http://www.troutfest.com
Phone:  807-222-2404
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Renewable Energy Business Seminar
This is a free "start your own renewable energy business" seminar.

Time:  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.interect.ca
For information contact:  info@interect.ca
Phone:  416-282-9992
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Economic Development
Aug 8/2009
to Aug 22/2009
Waterloo, ON
International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP)
Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is now accepting applications for a free summer science camp for senior high school students, age 16 and 17, who intend to pursue post-secondary physics. The International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) invites budding scientists to be challenged by cutting edge ideas in modern physics - from the weird quantum world of atoms to black holes, warped space-time and the expanding universe. Participation includes classes, small group mentoring sessions and lab tours with the international scientists at Perimeter Institute. ISSYP is a unique opportunity for top senior high school students who are planning to obtain their physics degree at the university level. www.issyp.ca

Venue:  Perimeter Institute
Location:  31 Caroline St N, Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.issyp.ca
For information contact:  Angela Robinson
Phone:  519-569-7600 x5051
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth; Science & Technology
Aug 13/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Vancouver, BC
Out on Screen
The 21st Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival features 71 films over 11 days in August. Major themes explored in the films include queer youth, queer history, the queer Asian experience and queer champions of hope. This year’s Focus on Youth includes 22 films classified for youth under age 18 years, as well as the youth-gala party NO HATE!

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://outonscreen.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Event is recurring
Aug 14/2009
Ottawa, ON
"Mad City Chickens" (screening, Centretown Outdoor Film Festival)
This is an examination of the saga of "backyard chickendom", as experienced in the urban environment. From fresh eggs to the family's latest pet, this is a sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious look at the joys and challenges of keeping urban chickens.

Time:  9 pm
Venue:  Dundonald Park
Location:  Somerset & Lyon, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.spcottawa.on.ca
For information contact:  Heather Hossie heather@justfood.ca
Phone:  613-236-9300 ext.305
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Food & Beverage
Aug 14/2009
to Aug 15/2009
Stella, ON
Amherst Island Folk Festival
It is a venue for visual arts and music that features concerts of its own each fall and spring. The Lodge is a member of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and a client of Socan.

Venue:  The Lodge on Amherst Island
Location:  320 McDonalds Lane, Stella, ON
Website:  http://www.amherstislandfolkfestival.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 14/2009
to Aug 16/2009
Salmon Arm, BC
17th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
More than 50 roots, blues, and world music artists on six outdoor stages. Food, beer gardens, chidrens activities and camping.

Time:  2:06 pm, Aug.14 -2:06 pm Aug. 16
Venue:  Salmon Arms Fair Grounds
Location:  490 5th Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC
Website:  http://www.rootsandblues.ca
For information contact:  info@rootsandblues.ca
Phone:  1-250-833-4096
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 14/2009
to Aug 16/2009
Owen Sound, ON
Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival
The Summerfolk site is erected by scores of volunteers and artisans and takes on the appearance of a small village. It features a 4000 seat main stage, five side stages, Over 40 artisans exhibiting their talents in the craft area, more than a dozen food booths, a sandy beach, and a children's area with a playground.

Venue:  Kelso Beach Park
Location:  Owen Sound, ON
Website:  http://www.summerfolk.org
Phone:  519-371-2995
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 15/2009
Aurora, ON
Doors Open Aurora 2009
Doors Open Aurora 2009

Location:  Aurora, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Aug 15/2009
to Aug 16/2009
Hills of Headwaters, ON
Doors Open Hills of Headwaters 2009
Doors Open Hills of Headwaters 2009

Location:  Hills of Headwaters, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Aug 19/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show
TORONTO—Can-Fit-Pro announces its 16th annual Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 to Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join us and enjoy amazing show highlights, including:
-Trade Show deals and shopping with over 200,000 square feet of space and over 200 exhibitors
-Over 500 sessions for fitness professionals
-Incredible speakers and presenters
-Networking opportunities
-Inspiring keynote speaker, Ray Zahab

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com
For information contact:  conferences@canfitpro.com or media@canfitpro.com
Phone:  1800 667 5622
Aug 19/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show
TORONTO—Can-Fit-Pro announces its 16th annual Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 to Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join us and enjoy amazing show highlights, including:
-Trade Show deals and shopping with over 200,000 square feet of space and over 200 exhibitors
-Over 500 sessions for fitness professionals
-Incredible speakers and presenters
-Networking opportunities
-Inspiring keynote speaker, Ray Zahab

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com
For information contact:  conferences@canfitpro.com or media@canfitpro.com
Phone:  1800 667 5622
Aug 20/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Folk Festival
The Ottawa Folk Festival is held in the middle of August in beautiful Britannia Park in Ottawa's west end. The Festival has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Ontario Festivals" by Festival & Events Ontario.

Venue:  Britannia Park
Location:  100 - 858 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawafolk.org
Phone:  613-230-8234
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 21/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Planet Indigenus
This is the largest festival of multidisciplinary, contemporary, international, indigenous artistic work anywhere.
Appearances by Crystal Shawanda, Asani, Fred Sasakamoose.

Time:  Also Aug.14 - 16
Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  Queen's Quay, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Music
Aug 21/2009
to Aug 23/2009
Clairville, NB
The Green Festival 2009
The festival features English, French, First Nations bands; area for exhibits, natural, organic and recycled products, camping, pottery, alternative medicine.

Venue:  Green Festival, 30 mins. north of Moncton
Location:  274 Girvan Road, Clairville, NB
Website:  http://www.The Green Festiva.cal
Phone:  1-506-785-6685
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Music
Aug 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Dance for Justice
This event is a benefit for Amnesty International that features some of Toronto's most dynamic dance professionals. This is to support human rights and Toronto' dance community.

Time:  7:30 - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Location:  231 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Cory Angeletti cory.angeletti@gmail.com
Phone:  416-393-9933
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 27/2009
New Delhi, India
INMA South Asia Conference
South Asian publishers are fighting the economic slowdown by exploring and driving fresh initiatives in order to make their newspaper business more profitable. INMA endeavours to address the most important of these issues with solutions through its 3rd Annual INMA South Asia Conference in New Delhi 27-28 August 2009.
The New Delhi conference will operate under the theme “SOLUTIONS: Building Audiences, Revenues and Our Futures In a Challenging Environment” including four exclusive sessions with spectacular case studies followed by thought-provoking roundtable discussions with industry experts on the following :
Firstly, enable a conversation among South Asian publishers on more realistic cover prices in order to grow audiences more profitably.
Secondly, recognise and showcase great print media revenue innovations to grow advertising revenues.
Thirdly, take the bull by the horn on cost cutting.
Lastly, learn about new business models that will ensure viability in the future.
The INMA conference is all about sharing ideas and inspiring change. Experience the fusion of practical, useful case studies and the best of roundtable discussions highly relevant for newspaper CEOs, owners, publishers and department heads of the newspaper industry in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.Help turn danger into opportunity for you and your company by attending New Delhi INMA August 2009 conference.

Location:  New Delhi, India
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Aug 27/2009
Sarnia, ON
Wind & Solar - What Works and What Doesn't
Wind and solar systems are quite different but they can be quite easily integrated. It will be taught how to select solar panels and wind turbines plus local bylaws.

Time:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue:  Lambton College
Location:  1457 London Road, Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.truenorthpower.com
For information contact:  cheryl.veary@lambton.on.ca
Phone:  519-541-9043
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Education
Aug 27/2009
to Aug 28/2009
New Delhi, India
INMA South Asia Conference
The INMA South Asia Conference is a market-leading event designed to capture strategic best practices and the practicalities of newspaper advertising sales for newspaper executives from the leading companies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and others interested in this region. In 2009, the third annual INMA South Asia Conference will focus on creatively combating the economic downturn and how to regain the advertising momentum.

Venue:  Le Meridien Hotel
Location:  Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi, India
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 27/2009
to Aug 29/2009
Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Folk Festival
A three-day festival in the heart of the beautiful city of Peterborough, Ontario,with lots of music, workshops, food and craft vendors.

Venue:  various
Location:  Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.ptbofolkfest.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 27/2009
to Aug 30/2009
Indianapolis, IN
SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference
Join SPJ members and journalists from all over the country for the 2009 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference, August 27-30 in Indianapolis.The 2009 Convention is extra special, as SPJ will mark its 100 anniversary as a leading journalism-advocacy organization.
Highlights:
-60 professional development sessions
-Half-day training workshops
-National Mark of Excellence Awards
-Legal Defense Fund Auction

Time:  End time on August 30th: 12pm
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Website:  http://www.spj.org/convention.asp
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 28/2009
to Aug 30/2009
Pefferlaw, ON
Eaglewood Folk Festival
The 20th annual Eaglewood Folk Festival ran Aug. 28 to 30 at the Eaglewood Resort in Pefferlaw.This fun filled event features the best in Canadian songwriters and musicians, an array of artisans, children's shows and activities and lots of delicious food, all in a natural setting.

Venue:  Eaglewood
Location:  9715 Morning Glory Road, Pefferlaw, ON
Website:  http://www.eaglewoodfolk.com
Phone:  705-437-1634
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 29/2009
New Market, ON
Echoes of Africa
The Canadian and African Business Women's Alliance (CAABWA) will host "Echoes of Africa" - a cultural festival featuring musical acts "Soul Influence" and "Glenn Marias"; a vendor marketplace highlighting organizations involved in Africa and immigrant women involved in small business; and the African Theatre Ensemble. Exhibitors will be NGOs, government agencies and businesses that work with African products or work in Africa providing services.Please go to our website for more information (www.caabwa.com) or call 905-836-7359.

Time:  11am to 4pm
Venue:  Fairy Lake Park
Location:  500 Water Street, New Market, ON
Website:  http://www.caabwa.com
Phone:  905-836-7359
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 29/2009
to Aug 30/2009
Milton, ON
Cornfest 2009
Cornfest celebrates all things corn related to Canada's agricultural community. Fresh Ontario sweet corn steamed the old fashioned way served all day and there are fun events for all.

Time:  12:00 pm (Aug 29) - 5:00 pm (Aug 30)
Venue:  8560 Tremaine Rd.
Location:  Milton, ON
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Economic Development
Aug 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Live Green Toronto Festival 2009
Yonge street will be closed from Dundas to Queen Sts. Over 100 exhibitors including green products and services, bees, worms and bikes, to green fashions, renewable energy, local food, art and more.

Time:  11 am - 8 pm
Venue:  Yonge Street
Location:  Between Dundas and Queen Sts., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Annemarie Baynton abaynto@toronto.ca
Phone:  416-392-1848
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Sep 2/2009
to Oct 1/2009
Saskatoon, SK
Art Exhibit: Celebrating the Night Sky
The experience is looking at the universality of the sky; feeling awe from colorful Aurora, the luminous Milky Way, warm and cool hued stars, creates a sense of connection that is a trademark Prairie experience. Clear skies.

Time:  10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue:  Frances Morrison Library
Location:  311-23rd St. E., Saskatoon, SK
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Science & Technology; Nature & Outdoors
Sep 3/2009
Thunder Bay, ON
Conserve the Light Gathering
A First Nations energy efficiency conference, on Sept. 3, will focus on energy conservation successes, challenges and opportunities in First Nations and Metis Communities in Ontario.

Time:  7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Valhalla Inn
Location:  Valhalla Inn Rd., Thunder Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.conservethelight
For information contact:  Don Huff huff@ecostrategy.ca
Phone:  416-9727401
Categories:   Environment; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 4/2009
to Sep 6/2009
Grafton, ON
Shelter Valley Folk Festival
The Shelter Valley Folk Festival celebrates music, juried art, wellness, sustainable living and harvest food in the heart of Northumberland County through an annual Labour Day Weekend festival.

Venue:  Henkel Farm
Location:  Grafton, ON
Website:  http://www.sheltervalley.com
Phone:  905 355-1244
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Sep 7/2009
to Sep 8/2009
Nottingham UK
Is Black and Red Dead?
An academic conference organized and supported by the PSA Anarchist Studies Network, the PSA Marxism Specialist Group, Anarchist Studies, Capital & Class, Critique-Journal of Socialist Theory and Historical Materialism.
We welcome papers that engage critically with both the anarchist and the Marxist traditions in a spirit of reconciliation. We welcome historical papers that deal with themes and concepts, movements or individuals. We also welcome theoretical papers with demonstrable historical or political importance. Our criteria for the acceptance of papers will be mutual respect, the usual critical scholarly standards and demonstrable engagement with both traditions of thought.

Venue:  University of Nottingham
Location:  Nottingham UK
For information contact:  Dr Alex Prichard - a.prichard@bath.ac.uk
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 9/2009
to Sep 10/2009
Burlington, ON
Making sense of belonging, being and becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: What might it mean for us
Jennifer, lead co-author of Australia's Early Years Learning Framework will engage in an interactive conversation with practitioners, researchers and stakeholders. This is the first national document on early childhood education. It's application specifically in Ontario will be probed.

Time:  4:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Charles Stuart University
Location:  860 Harrington Court, Burlington, ON
Phone:  905-333-4955
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; International
Sep 9/2009
to Sep 11/2009
Mexico City, Mexico
INMA Seminario Latinoamericano Región Norte
Best practices in growing circulation and advertising among Latin American newspapers is the focus of the INMA Latin America Northern Region Seminar, designed for newspaper marketing professionals from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Cubas, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Venue:  Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec
Location:  Mexico City, Mexico
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 9/2009
to Sep 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Green Village
Weaving Mosaics: A creative adventure of vast proportions.
Like a mosaic, the 2009 Junction Arts Festival will weave a multitude of eclectic cultural and artistic elements together to create one big celebration in Torontos west-end Junction neighbourhood. Now in its 17th year and attracting 200,000 visitors in 2008, the Junction Arts Festival (which practices reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the entire location) takes place along one kilometre of Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue, and features five days of unique artistry and innovation presented in many unusual ways; Visual Art Exhibits (September 9 to 13), Live Music Concerts (September 11 and 12), and the Street Performance Artists, Literary Artists, KidZone, Green Village and the Artisan/Vendor Market (happen during the weekend street closure on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13).

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.junctionartsfest.com/
For information contact:  junctionartsfest@bellnet.ca
Phone:  416-767-5036
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 11/2009
Toronto, ON
Hats on for Awareness Event in Support of CAMH
A plethora of hats will surround the audience as they listen to the promise that has taken 20 years to fulfill.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Andrew Richard Design
Location:  310 King St. E., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hatsonforawareness.com
Phone:  905-264-7264
Categories:   Social Services; Health/Health Care; Disability Issues
Sep 11/2009
to Sep 12/2009
Vancouver, BC
36th Annual Meeting
Live Surgery demonstrations -Friday September 11th - closed to surgeon delegates only
Didactic Lectures -Saturday September 12th.-open to credentialed members of the media. Scheduled media briefings with invited guest surgeons and faculty members can be arranged.

Venue:  Hyatt Regency
Location:  655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.csaps.ca
For information contact:  Pat Hewitt
Phone:  905-831-7750
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Sep 11/2009
to Sep 16/2009
Vancouver, BC
International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations World Clean Air Congress
This Congress will bring together specialists from academia, industry, consulting, environmental advocacy groups in order to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions etc. It will examine the international and long range effects of air pollution.

Venue:  Westin Bayshore Conference Centre
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.iuappa2010.com
Phone:  604-436-6787
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Sep 12/2009
to Sep 13/2009
Cornwall-Seaway Valley, ON
Doors Open Cornwall-Seaway Valley 2009
Doors Open Cornwall-Seaway Valley 2009

Location:  Cornwall-Seaway Valley, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 13/2009
My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them
This moving, hilarious and wise anthology of essays celebrates the wild range of women that gay men love to love: Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Margaret Dumont, Julia Child, etc.
Readings by several contributors.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  ben macnally books
Location:  366 Bay Str. (south of Queen)
Phone:  416 361 0032
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Women
Sep 13/2009
to Sep 15/2009
York, England
SfEP AGM and 20th annual conference
This year Whitcombe lecturer Dr Richard Smith will speak on: Who needs medical journals in the age of Facebook? Now director of the Ovations Chronic Disease Initiative (which creates centres in the developing world to counter chronic disease) and editor in chief of Cases Journal, Dr Smith was previously editor of the British Medical Journal and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group, as well as a TV doctor for the BBC and TV am.

Professor David Crystal will also be joining us once again to muse on the conference theme.

Venue:  Vanbrugh College, University of York
Location:  York, England
Website:  http://www.sfep.org
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 14/2009
Whistler, BC
BC Municipal Safety Association Conference - Violence in the Workplace ~ a real world approach
This session is packed full of realistic strategies, critical insights and actual solutions in dealing with workplace violence. The interactive format will provide participants with knowledge and skills to take back to your work sites to improve or implement your Prevention of Workplace Violence programs.

Time:  1:30 - 3:30, 4:00 - 5:00
Venue:  Telus Convention Centre
Location:  Whistler, BC
Website:  http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/conferences/assets/pdf/BCMSAconferencebrochure.pd
For information contact:  Pacific Safety Centre
Phone:  604-233-1842
Sep 14/2009
Ottawa, ON
OAS Secretary-General to Address Canada's Engagement in Honduras at FOCAL Roundtable
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), and Paul Durand, former Canadian ambassador to Honduras and the OAS, will discuss what happened in Honduras, the role that Canada has played and implications for democracy in the Western Hemisphere.

Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, elected in 2006, was arrested by the army and flown out of the country on June 28. The Honduran Congress then confirmed its speaker, Roberto Micheletti, as the new president.

The Honduran government has defended its actions as a constitutional defence of democracy, despite international condemnation. The OAS invoked the Inter-American Democratic Charter, signed in 2001, and suspended Honduras' membership. Governments in the hemisphere, including Canada, have lent their support to the mediation process led by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias. However, the situation remains in stalemate.

The roundtable, undertaken with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is co-hosted by the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) with the cooperation of the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa.

For interviews with José Miguel Insulza, ex officio FOCAL Board member Paul Durand and FOCAL's Executive Director Carlo Dade, please contact Peter Moore, 613-562-0005 ext. 255.

Time:  2 - 3:30 PM
Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  90 University, Lounge, Main Floor, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.focal.ca
For information contact:  Ruth Mestechkin
Phone:  613-562-0005 ext. 237
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Military
Sep 14/2009
to Sep 16/2009
New Delhi, INDIA
Indian Environment Summit Exhibition 2009: International Event on Waste, Water, Pollution, Energy and Recycling
Under the support of Ministry of Environment & Forest and European Union – APSF (EU – India Action Planning Support Facility) IRWM & Co., is delighted to present Indian Environment Summit 2009 – India’s only premium environmental trade exhibition and conference on Waste, Water, Pollution, Energy and Recycling from 14 – 16 September 2009 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, INDIA
IES 2009 asIndia’s only united forum involving GTZ and ASEM – Indo German Environment Programme, IGIB (Institute of Genomic & Integrative Biology, CSIR, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) and CEE (Centre for Environment & Education), is constituted to recognize the environmental issues and confront them innovatively by providing a perfect platform for the best and most innovative technological solutions with multidisciplinary global approach in order to meet the escalating demand for pollution free green environment.
With national promotion by ‘The Economic Times’, India’s leading business newspaper and Environmental Expert, world’s largest environmental trade portal, IES 2009 with core focus on Waste, Recycling, Water and Pollution will be an extra ordinary map leading process and knowledge exchange forum.

Venue:  Pragati Maidan Trade & Exhibition Centre
Location:  New Delhi, INDIA
Website:  http://iesummit.net/events.php
For information contact:  Gagandeep Kaur: gagan@iesummit.net
Phone:  + 91-98184 28461
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics
Sep 15/2009
Whistler, BC
BC Municipal Safety Association - some will bully at work ~ if we allow them
Rather than merely educating employees on how to behave or describing what a "respectful workplace" is, most employees, supervisors, and managers need the motivation, assertiveness, and confidence to speak up (using everyday communication) to manage unwanted behaviours including bullying. This session is engaging and insightful, and gives very practical solutions and suggestions.
Speaker: Hugh Pelmore

Time:  8:30 - 10:30, 10:45 - 12:15
Venue:  Telus Convention Centre
Location:  Whistler, BC
Website:  http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/conferences/assets/pdf/BCMSAconferencebrochure.pd
For information contact:  Pacific Safety Centre
Phone:  604.233.1842
Sep 15/2009
Oakville, ON
Three Steps to Creating a Life That Matters
Company of Women presents, 'Three Steps to Creating a Life That Matters', with guest speaker Carol Ring, Vice President Strategic Initiatives for Rogers Cable Inc. This evening event includes networking opportunities, dinner and a presentation by Carol Ring. Carol will be discussing how she does it all as a busy mother, wife, active community member and V.P. at Rogers Cable Inc. This interactive presentation will inspire business-women who are seeking to build a life that matters by integrating their career with personal values.
Tickets for the event are $45 + GST for Company of Women members and $55 + GST for non Company of Women members. Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register for this September 15th event.

Time:  5:30-9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre
Location:  2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women
Sep 16/2009
Edinburgh, Scotland
Exploring the world and beyond: Young children as scientists
Successfully developing and maintaining children's interest in science requires an approach that encourages and helps them explore their environment, construct their own theories and create meaning.
The conference will focus on these activities for 14 yr. olds across UK and Europe.

Time:  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue:  Our Dynamic Earth
Location:  Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Categories:   Children & Youth; Science & Technology; International
Sep 16/2009
Toronto
Hope for Healing: Benefit Concert
This is a benefit concert for the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The concert will bring together acclaimed artists in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work in Bukavu, Congo.

Venue:  Lula Lounge
Location:  Toronto
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Native Peoples; Music
Sep 16/2009
Toronto, ON
Playing with Democracy
This is a celebration of elections and indie media, with a book launch of Tooker Gomberg's writings and a video screening of his 2000 mayoral campaign. See why Tooker Gomberg was the best candidate, and learn about some issues that affect everyone, everywhere.

* Book launch of Tooker Gomberg's writings - Friction to the Machine
* Video screening of Tooker's 2000 mayoral campaign - Playing with Democracy
* Launch of the Open Source Tooker Gomberg Memorial Library

FREE - All are welcome!

Time:  7:30pm
Venue:  Cinecycle
Location:  129 Spadina - south of Richmond, east into alley, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://greenspiration.org
For information contact:  greenspi@web.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 17/2009
Toronto, ON
An inside look at Canada's Tamil Community
Topics of this workshop are:
Understanding Tamil culture and history
Why 300,000 Tamils live in Canada
Accessing local Tamil resources and service providers

Time:  5:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Centre for Social Innovation
Location:  215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://fpynadmin@gmail.com
Categories:   Education; International; Information, Libraries, Research
Sep 17/2009
Caledon East, ON
Environmental Speaker' Night, "Your Town: Sustainable by Design"
An evening's discussion during which all will hear what community means and how to contribute to it. A new community newspaper will be launched: Your Town: Sustainable by Design.

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Caledon Community Complex
Location:  6215 Old Church Road, Caledon East, ON
Website:  http://www.greentcaledon.ca
For information contact:  Patti Foley patti@greentcaledon.ca
Phone:  905-951-0625
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 18/2009
Toronto, ON
The Goddess Path
An empowerment workshop for Woman Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma including yoga, traditional asana, pranamaya etc.

Time:  6:30 pm &:30 pm
Venue:  The Union Yoga Centre
Location:  242 Carlton Ave, Cabbagetown, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bhavanayoga.webs.com
Phone:  416-707-5453
Categories:   Women; Health/Health Care; Social Services
Sep 18/2009
to Sep 30/2009
Toronto, ON
Small World Music Festival
The Small World concert experience can range from international giants of traditional and contemporary world music in the city's grandest performance spaces, to emerging local artists in intimate club settings. Supported in part by funding from three levels of government, present roughly 50 concerts annually, with the annual Small World Music Festival being one of the highlights of Toronto's busy fall arts calendar.

Location:  60 Atlantic Ave., #219, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.smallworldmusic.com
Phone:  (416) 536-5439
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Sep 19/2009
North Bay, ON
Can Change Festival
The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness about current local and global environmental concerns and to promote businesses and groups which are working on environmentally friendly projects and issues.

Time:  11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Venue:  North Bay Waterfront
Location:  at the Marina, North Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.eacnorthbay.ca
For information contact:  can.change@hotmail.com Kristina Vardy
Phone:  705-492-7163
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Food & Beverage
Sep 19/2009
Amherstburg, ON
Doors Open Amherstburg 2009
Doors Open Amherstburg 2009

Location:  Amherstburg, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Haldimand Country, ON
Doors Open Haldimand Country 2009
Doors Open Haldimand Country 2009

Location:  Haldimand Country, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Mississauga, ON
Doors Open Mississauga 2009
Doors Open Mississauga 2009

Location:  Mississauga, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Newmarket, ON
Doors Open Newmarket 2009
Doors Open Newmarket 2009

Location:  Newmarket, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Rideau Lakes-Westport, ON
Doors Open Rideau Lakes-Westport 2009
Doors Open Rideau Lakes-Westport 2009

Location:  Rideau Lakes-Westport, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Waterloo Region, ON
Doors Open Waterloo Region 2009
Doors Open Waterloo Region 2009

Location:  Waterloo Region, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Living Green in the City
the 2nd Annual Unitarian Sustainability Event in Toronto

The Unitarian Congregations of the GTA are sponsoring a Sustainability Event Living Green In the City - on Saturday September 19, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be held at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Avenue West., (just west of Avenue Road). Close to St. Clair and Bathurst Subway stations. Bike racks available. Wheelchair accessible.

The event will feature a number of presentations and exhibitors, as well as storytelling activities for children and a kids environmental art competition. Admission is free. Find out how people are living sustainably in our wonderful city.

Time:  1-5 pm
Location:  175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cuc.ca/gta/
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Living Green in the City
The Sustainability Fair will feature a number of presentations, and exhibitors, as well as storytelling activities for children and a kid's environmental art competition.

Admission is free.

Find out how people are living sustainability in our wonderful city!

Time:  1pm-5pm
Venue:  First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
Location:  175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cuc.ca/gta
Phone:  416-724-7754
Categories:   Environment
Sep 19/2009
Mississauga, ON
Mississauga Fall Festival
Enjoy the lovely rustic setting of Bradley House (1830) featuring three stages of non-stop Folk Music. Horse and wagon rides and environmental demonstrations.

Time:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Bradley Museum
Location:  1620 Orr Rd., Mississauga, ON
For information contact:  Kelly Kubik kelly.kubik@mississauga.ca
Phone:  905-615-4860 x2111
Categories:   Environment; Education; Food & Beverage
Sep 19/2009
to Sep 20/2009
Toronto, ON
CHA CHA: a night of readings and performances celebrating female sexuality and homeland
Our body is a myriad of functions and activities that root us to ground and the present moment. Our notions of sexuality informs our identity as humans...understanding this is when we can share our sexuality with others.

Time:  8:00 to 11:00 pm
Venue:  The Stone Lounge in the Revival bar
Location:  783 College St., at Shaw, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Angela Brito, chachachicas@gmail.com
Categories:   Women; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Sexuality
Sep 19/2009
to Sep 20/2009
London, ON
Doors Open London 2009
Doors Open London 2009

Location:  London, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 19/2009
to Sep 20/2009
Toronto, ON
Extreme Freedom Seminar
Extreme Freedom® is an amazing and intensive two-day weekend program designed to help you identify and remove limiting thoughts and beliefs and emotions that are weighing you down and help you create clarity around your vision for your life.

After the weekend you will have more direction, certainty, clarity and you will be inspired and motivated. You will get to the heart of your true self.

Time:  Saturday 8:30am - 10pm, Sunday 8:30am - 6pm
Location:  58 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thevibrantlifecoach.com
For information contact:  Jen Cook or Diane Andonovski
Phone:  416-405-9478
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Sep 19/2009
to Sep 20/2009
Misisauga, ON
Mississauga Fall Festival
Rustic beauty of Bradley House (1830) is apparent in this naturally constructed park. There will be about thirty environmental exhibits to offer advice about green living. Horse and wagon rides arealso available.

Venue:  Bradley Mueum
Location:  1620 Orr Rd., Misisauga, ON
Website:  http://www.museumsofmississauga,com
Phone:  905-615-4860
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Sep 20/2009
Barrie, ON
Doors Open Barrie 2009
Doors Open Barrie 2009

Location:  Barrie, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 20/2009
Sharon, ON
Words Alive Literary Festival
The Words Alive Literary Festival celebrates a rich literary heritage providing a showcase for local and Canada-wide authors. One day of author readings, public readings, workshops, panel discussions and storytelling including poetry with music and art will allow you to travel with new voices to different lands and have the opportunity to become a part of their human experience.The Festival is held annually at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum. We use the beautiful historic buildings for readings and workshops, the enchanting grounds for storytelling, vendors, and picnicking. Admission is only $5.00 for attendees age 16 and up!

Venue:  Sharon Temple National Historic Site
Location:  Sharon, ON
Website:  http://www.wordsalive.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 21/2009
to Sep 22/2009
Prince George, BC
BC HRMA's 5th Annual Northern Symposium - Winds of Change: HR Strategies in the New Economy
The 2009 Northern Symposium theme Winds of Change: HR Strategies in the New Economy will bring together high-quality presenters who will provide insights, experiences, case studies, tools, and practical strategies to support HR practitioners to address the challenges in their workplaces.

Time:  12:00pm
Venue:  Prince George Civic Centre
Location:  808 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC
Website:  http://www.bchrma.org/content/events/sym/details.cfm?EventID=039-115-60
For information contact:  Marie-Chantal Marchand
Phone:  800.665.1961
Categories:   Skills & Training
Sep 21/2009
to Sep 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Climate Change - Legislation, Regulation & Emissions Reporting
Climate change has affected the way we live, and the way we do business. Hear directly from government, industry and standards experts on the new direction for business planning, how to reduce and report emissions, and the tools you need to create an effective Greenhouse Gas Management Plan that will benefit your organization. Learn how to turn the new requirements for reporting into opportunities for your business.
Join us and learn:
• Reporting regulations: what you need to know
• The Western Climate Initiative: how will your business be impacted?
• US EPA Reporting rules: impacts on your procurement and cross border activities
• Important updates on International Standards
• To take advantage of new opportunities through efficiencies
• How to avoid green washing through credible and accepted environmental claims and declarations.
Canadian Federal Climate Change regulations are imminent. Are you ready for January 1, 2010?
CSA will bring together an Expert Faculty with representation from Industry, Government and Standards Development to give you the information right from the source!

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.learningcentre.csa.ca/lc_site/bet.asp?gid=50016245
For information contact:  michael.loreto@csa.ca
Phone:  416-747-2705
Categories:   Environment; Government & Public Sector; Business & Economics
Sep 21/2009
to Sep 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Climate Change - Legislation, Regulation & Emissions Reporting
Some topics:

The Westen Climate Initiative
US EPA Reporting Rules
International Standards: important updates
How to take advantage of new opportunities through efficiencies

Time:  2 days
Location:  Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Michael Loreto michael.loreto@csa.ca
Phone:  416-747-2705
Categories:   Environment; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Getting to uptake: Leveraging social innovation for practice change
The symposium will bring new ideas from business and social media enterprise to a gathering of experts from the chidren's experts to explore how social media innovations and new thinking might cause a change in education and mental health.

Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  !st Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Miriam Wexler
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Health/Health Care
Sep 23/2009
Toronto, ON
More Than a Few Good Women
Company of Women is hosting the event, 'More Than a Few Good Women', with guest speaker Catherine Swift, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The focus of this event is centred around the role of women in today's economy, as there will be an estimated one million women entrepreneurs in Canada by 2010. Join us for an evening of networking, dinner and a presentation by the expert on small business issues, Catherine Swift, on Wednesday, Spetmeber 23rd.
Tickets for this Toronto event are $55 +GST for Company of Women members and $65 +GST for non-Company of Women members. Please visit www.companyofwomen.ca to register.

Time:  5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Verity Club
Location:  111d Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Economic Development; Business & Economics; Women
Sep 23/2009
to Sep 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Green Building Festival
GBF is all about innovation. This year's event will highlight cutting edge ideas that are revolutionizing the way we think about building; from new concepts for planning and development, to technological and material breakthrough, to how we can live in greener, healthier spaces.
GBF participants represent the full range of building industry professionals:
* Builders + Developers Architects + Landscape Architects
* Building Owners + Operators Consulting Engineers
* Real-Estate Investors + Agents Utility Companies + Service Providers
* Policy Makers + Planners Product + Equipment Suppliers
* Green Building Advocates + Professionals Renewable Energy + Efficiency Experts

Topic Highlights Include:
* Green Building Incentives
* Sustainable Housing
* Auditing/Benchmarking
* Innovative Planning Strategies
* International Case Studies
* Building Information Modeling
* Indoor Air Quality

Venue:  Direct Energy Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenbuildingfest.com
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics
Sep 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Future of Media
Citizen media news outlet DigitalJournal.com is proud to announce it will be hosting a unique panel discussion featuring some of the most influential leaders in Canadian media. Dubbed “The Future of Media,” the live panel discussion will explore how the mainstream media are implementing user-generated content and what challenges news organizations face in the changing news economy today.

FREE and Open to Public

Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event will also be filmed and streamed live online, as well as broadcast after the event.

Time:  7:30pm
Venue:  The Drake Hotel Underground
Location:  1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/277838
Phone:  (416) 410-9675
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 24/2009
Tobermory, ON
Women's Wisdom Retreat - All-Inclusive Weekend
Time for women to stop, to feel, to think, to process, to decide, to let go of, to commit, to grieve, recover and discover "self".

Venue:  Healing Rock Retreat
Location:  417 Eagle Road, Tobermory, ON
Website:  http://www.darylwood.com
For information contact:  daryl@darylwood.com
Phone:  1_888-596-2385
Categories:   Education; Food & Beverage; Women
Sep 24/2009
to Sep 27/2009
Guelph, ON
Impact! Co-operators Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership
Achieving sustainability requires a multi-disciplinary approach and a broad social commitment.
180 university and college students will explore sustainability solutions with national business and academic leaders.
They will learn to build networks and sustainability initiatives to last long after the conference.

Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.impactyouthsustainability.ca
For information contact:  impact@cooperators.ca
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment
Sep 24/2009
to Sep 27/2009
Mobile, Alabama
NNA's 123rd Annual Convention and Trade Show
The convention is a terrific opportunity to network with peers, see what's new in software, hardware and services available to our industry at the Trade Show, to attend informative seminars and roundtable discussions and to enjoy the hospitality of this saltwater port.

The convention is geared toward the community newspaper -- weeklies and small dailies. This is a great opportunity to hear speakers talk on postal issues for newspapers, column writing, newspapers on the web, selling advertising in tough times, employee law, community journalism and much more. Your newspaper does not have to be an NNA member to take advantage of all the convention has to offer

Venue:  Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Location:  Mobile, Alabama
Website:  http://www.nnaweb.org/acts2009/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Communications Industry & Technology; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 26/2009
Brant, ON
Doors Open Brant 2009
Doors Open Brant 2009

Location:  Brant, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
East Elgin, ON
Doors Open East Elgin 2009
Doors Open East Elgin 2009

Location:  East Elgin, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
Greater Sudbury, ON
Doors Open Greater Sudbury 2009
Doors Open Greater Sudbury 2009

Location:  Greater Sudbury, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
King Township, ON
Doors Open King Township 2009
Doors Open King Township 2009

Location:  King Township, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
Milton, ON
Doors Open Milton 2009
Doors Open Milton 2009

Location:  Milton, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
to Sep 27/2009
Oakville, ON
Doors Open Oakville 2009
Doors Open Oakville 2009

Location:  Oakville, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
to Sep 27/2009
Oshawa, ON
Doors Open Oshawa 2009
Doors Open Oshawa 2009

Location:  Oshawa, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
to Sep 27/2009
Vaughan, ON
Doors Open Vaughan 2009
Doors Open Vaughan 2009

Location:  Vaughan, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Sep 26/2009
to Oct 2/2009
Toronto - Mississauga, ON
Toronto Palestine Film Festival
There will be screenings:
Art Gallery of Ont./Jackman Theatre
Bloor Cinema
Revue Cinema
Square One/Mississauga

Venue:  As above
Location:  Toronto - Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.tpff.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Politics & Political Organizations
Sep 27/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Harambee Grandmas Words for Africa Scrabble Benefit
Help raise funds to help African grandmothers to combat AIDS in Africa.

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Lethbridge Senior Citizen's Centre
Location:  500 11th Street South, Lethbridge, AB
For information contact:  Doris harambeegrandmas@gmail.com
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Sep 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Richard Falk, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories Speaking in Toronto
The Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation (NECEF) will present the third James Graff Memorial Lecture: Richard Falk
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk, who was detained and later expelled by Israeli authorities while on a U.N. mission to the Palestinian territories last December, will be speaking in Toronto on:
"Imagining Israel-Palestine Peace: Why International Law Matters "
Prof. Falk will address what he calls "the current failure of the peace process despites Obama′s efforts" and the UN Goldstone Report released last week which, according to the BBC, "could land Israel in the International Criminal Court." Falk is a prolific author and a distinguished Professor Emeritus in International Law at Princeton University. He has appeared on numerous news programs including the BBC′s Hardtalk.

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  University of Toronto Health Sciences Building, RM 610
Location:  155 College Street, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 27/2009
Toronto, ON
The Word on the Street
Toronto kicks off the fall book season with previews of some of the leading Canadian books that may go on to win major literary prizes and dominate the bestseller lists.On the last Sunday in September, Queen's Park will transform into a booklover's paradise with a marketplace of more than 258 book and magazine exhibits, 248 of Canada's top authors, poets, storytellers and presenters and 198 readings, performances, workshops and other events. The award-winning Toronto festival delivers a full day of fun for all ages, whether you want to learn how to get published at the Wordshop Marquee, sing along with the crowd at the TVOKids Stage, take in some of Toronto's best arts entertainment, listen to a favourite author read from their latest book, or just sit under the leafy canopy of Queen's Park and enjoy a new found treasure. There is always plenty to see and do at Canada's largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!

Time:  11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue:  Queens Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/home.asp
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 27/2009
Halifax, NS
The Word on the Street Festival (Halifax)
The Word on the Street Halifax is FREE to the public. The Word on the Street Halifax is managed by Heather Gibson. The 2008 Chair of the Board of Directors is Jim Bendell.Hear a Maritime storyteller spin a yarn, pick out a great book from a local bookseller or watch live performances by musicians and actors alike! There will be plenty to see and do at this year's festival, and best of all, the festival and all of its events are FREE!

Time:  11am to 5pm
Venue:  Cunard Event Centre
Location:  Halifax Waterfront, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax/home.asp
For information contact:  wotshalifax@eastlink.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 27/2009
Vancouver, BC
The Word on the Street Festival (Vancouver)
Homer and Hamilton Streets between Robson and Georgia
We've already started working on the 2009 Festival. It will be our 15th year and (as always) jam-packed with author readings, exhibits, performances and all-round literary mayhem.

Time:  11am to 5pm
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/vancouver/home.asp
For information contact:  wotsvan@thewordonthestreet.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Sep 27/2009
Kitchener, ON
Word on the Street Festival (Kitchener)
Come join us at this years 8thth annual The Word On The Street Festival at Victoria Park, Kitchener for a fun-filled day for the whole family! This year the festival will feature author signings, readings, face painting, chalk art on the street, performances, exhibitors and MORE!
We'll be updating the website throughout the summer as Authors and Exhibitors are confirmed. If you're interested in participating in the festival for 2009, please check out the website for further information.
The Word On The Street festival is a national celebration of Canadian books, magazines, publishing, reading, writing, and literacy. It is also held in Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, and Vancouver. The festival is FREE to the public.

Time:  11am to 5pm
Venue:  Victoria Park
Location:  Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/kitchener/home.asp
For information contact:  julie.marshall@kitchener.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 27/2009
to Sep 30/2009
Prague 1
8th World Young Reader Conference
World Association of Newspapers will hold a conference about young reader and how the media connect with them on multiple platforms.
The speakers will be Anne Kari Jorgensen, chief analyst for A-Pressen Group, Norway; Grzegorz "Greg" Piechota, special projects editor and two-time winner of the World Young Reader Prize, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland; and Michael Smith, executive director, Media Management Center, USA, on new research about adolescent preferences in newspaper news sites with some startling lessons for online news sites in general.
The Participant registration fee is 650.

Venue:  Prague Marriott Hotel
Location:  V Celnici 8, 110 00, Prague 1
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/QJWUT/
For information contact:  contact_us@wan.asso.fr
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Internet; Children & Youth
Sep 28/2009
World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day is a global initiative to raise awareness of rabies and how the disease can be prevented. The campaign brings together thousands of individuals from health experts to everyday people for a unified show of support of anti-rabies efforts. World Rabies Day advocates for the health of the total population (human and animal), through a “One Medicine” approach and is the only worldwide event of its kind focused on global rabies control and prevention. For more information about World Rabies Day visit www.worldrabiesday.org

Sep 30/2009
to Nov 11/2009
Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, ON
Connect, Communicate, Create: Speaker Series
Company of Women presents a Rogers sponsored three-tiered speaker series, `Connect, Communicate, Create where female industry experts will discuss how women can grow their business, beginning in Waterloo on September 30th, in Guelph on October 14th and ending in Cambridge on November 11th.
Company of Women in partnership with Rogers is launching the speaker series for women in business, as the number of women entrepreneurs in Canada is growing rapidly. The series begins at the Waterloo Inn with a panel discussion on how to brand and grow your business through the media. The panellists are Editor in Chief, Lynn Haddrall, Keka DasGupta, public relations expert and author of Step into the Spotlight, Tsufit. Cora Tsouflidou, founder of Cora's Breakfast and Lunch, will be sharing how she grew her business to over 100 franchises across Canada at part two of the series at the Delta Guelph. The series ends at the Cambridge Conference Centre where social media whiz Sarah Prevette, founder of RedWire Nation, will talk about how to use social media to grow your business.
Each of the speaker series events are from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets to the entire series, the cost is $80 plus GST for Company of Women members and $110 plus GST for non-members. Networking opportunities, light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit www.companyofwomen.ca for more information or to register.

Time:  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  Waterloo Inn; Delta Guelph; Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Location:  Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, ON
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women
Oct 1/2009
Toronto
MUCK film festival and forum (movies of uncommon knowledge)
MUCK Film Festival and Forum presents alternative views on how the world of politics, economics and society works. After each screening there will be a panel discussion.

Venue:  The Royal
Location:  608 College St., Toronto
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Politics & Political Organizations
Oct 1/2009
to Oct 2/2009
Toronto, ON
The Many Faces of Addiction - A Symplosium by Bellwood Health Services
This leading-edge addiction symposium will offer a unique opportunity for quality addiction education and training. The symposium will be facilitated by national and international experts in the field of addiction treatment and research.

Presentations will cover a range of topics including: the latest research in neurobiology and addictions and the implications for treatment; understanding the emerging addictions related to sex and the internet; the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder as it co-occurs with addiction; effectively managing trauma in the workplace.

Whether you are a healthcare or corporate professional, or an individual whose life has been touched by addiction, this conference will provide education, training, understanding, and most importantly – tools and emerging practices to help people heal from addiction.

Time:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  The Ontario Science Centre
Location:  770 Don Mills Road Toronto ON M3C 1T3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bellwood.ca/News_12/12_html/News_home.htm
For information contact:  Jennifer Teran
Phone:  416-847-0752
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Oct 2/2009
to Oct 4/2009
Alliston, ON
5th Ontario Family Forum
The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support offers families affected by a workplace tragedy the opportunity to attend an annual Forum, where they can come together to share, network and, ultimately, heal. At this unique event, spouses, parents, siblings and close friends gather to learn coping skills for grief, active listening skills, tips on how the occupational health and safety system works, self-care and so much more.

Time:  Friday, October 2nd at 3 pm till Sunday, October, 4th at 1 pm
Venue:  Nottawasaga Inn Resort
Location:  Alliston, ON
Website:  http://www.threadsoflife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Oct 3/2009
Toronto, ON
CAPCT Conference: Trauma The Journey Forward: Moments of Change with Children and Adolescents
This is the CAPCT's 29th Annual Day in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. We are pleased to present Dr. Lenore Terr in Trauma The Journey Forward: Moments of Change with Children and Adolescents
In this symposium, Dr. Lenore Terr will address the following:
I Principles of Child Psychotherapy with Clinical Case Examples
II Shared Moments at Various Phases of Childhood Treatment; How Does Technique Change with a Child's Age?
III Untreated Trauma; 'The Reader 32 (Fictional) and The Surgeon, and the Software Writer (True
V Trauma from a Patient's Point of View

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  TBA
Location:  TBA, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.capct.ca
For information contact:  Suzanne Pearen
Phone:  416-690-5464
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Social Services
Oct 3/2009
Peterborough, ON
Doors Open Peterborough 2009
Doors Open Peterborough 2009

Location:  Peterborough, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 3/2009
Port Stanley-Sparta, ON
Doors Open Port Stanley-Sparta 2009
Doors Open Port Stanley-Sparta 2009

Location:  Port Stanley-Sparta, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 3/2009
to Oct 4/2009
Gananogue, ON
Doors Open Gananogue 2009
Doors Open Gananogue 2009

Location:  Gananogue, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 4/2009
to Oct 10/2009
Animal Health Week
Animal Health Week is a national public awareness campaign organized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Each year, during the first week of October, veterinarians and veterinary clinics across Canada promote animal health and responsible animal ownership as part of Animal Health Week. Many veterinary clinics will be hosting open houses, holding photo contests, clinic tours and more. Some veterinarians will be visiting school children to talk about animal health care. Animal owners are invited to contact their veterinary clinic and to consult local newspapers to become informed of Animal Health Week events taking place in their community.

Oct 5/2009
Mississauga, ON
Canadian Organic Standards Training for Food Processors
The popular workshop on everything you need to know to comply with Canada's new organic standards, regulations and labelling requirements returns for one session only: October 5, 2009 in Toronto. Recently updated to include the June 2009 publication of the Organic Products Regulations and the Canada-U.S. Equivalency Agreement, this one-day technical training will provide participants with the essential information for doing business in Canada. The all-day session will include meals and health breaks, take-away course materials, and a two-day pass to the Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo, including All Things Organic!

Time:  8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue:  International Centre
Location:  Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.ota.com/otacanada/workshops.html
For information contact:  Matthew Holmes
Phone:  613-482-1717
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Oct 5/2009
to Oct 9/2009
Bangkok ,Thailand
International Congress of Nutrition Trade & Exhibition Centre
An exhibition will be organized alongside the 19th International Congress of Nutrition from Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October 2009 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC).
Targeted exhibitors including international food companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical product and system manufacturers, publishers, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions will showcase their latest products and services.

Venue:  UCLA School of Public Health
Location:  10 Soi Lasalle 56, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok ,Thailand
Website:  http://www.iuns.org
For information contact:  info@iuns.org
Phone:  419-098-0987
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Health/Health Care
Oct 6/2009
Ottawa, ON
Countering Threats to Security and Stability: Lessons Learned from Colombia
Peter DeShazo, the Director of the Americas program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will be presenting a new CSIS report on Colombia. He was deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs and deputy U.S. permanent representative to the Organization of American States. He served in U.S. embassies and consulates in La Paz, Medellin, Santiago, Panama City, and Caracas. He is also a member of the faculty at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Time:  12-1 PM
Venue:  FOCAL Board Room
Location:  Room 720, Seventh Floor, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://focal.ca/about/events/index_e.asp
For information contact:  Ruth Mestechkin
Phone:  613-562-0005 ext.237
Categories:   Security; Politics & Political Organizations
Oct 6/2009
Washinton D.C., USA
National Conference on Education of Latino Children and Youth
National Conference on Education of Latino Children and Youth, with the Pew Hispanic Center and the National Panel on Latino Children and Schooling

Location:  Washinton D.C., USA
Website:  http://www.ewa.org
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth; Social Policy
Oct 6/2009
to Oct 7/2009
Calgary, AB
The Canadian Institute's Gearing Up for a Low Carbon Economy
The conference will deliver an in-depth look at how US and Canadian initiatives compare and cotrast, and the most up-to-date carbon policy information from both sides of the border.

Venue:  Fairmont Paliser Hotel
Location:  9th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.canadianinstitute.com
For information contact:  publications@canadianinstitute.com Jessika Hunt
Phone:  416-927-0718
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Economic Development
Oct 7/2009
to Oct 10/2009
Portland, Oregon, USA
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) 38th Annual Conference
NAEE educators from around the world have presented how they are able to deliver high quality environmentally related education.

Location:  Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA
Website:  http://wwwnaaee.org/conference
Phone:  202-419-0412
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Oct 8/2009
to Oct 10/2009
Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University conference: Mass media and communications in the new millennium
At the Moscow State University department of journalism, international journalists will meet at an event entitled "Content, channels and audiences in the new millennium: interaction and interrelations". The aim of the conference is to analyse the changes in international mass media that have taken place at the beginning of the 21st century. The working language is English; registration fee for non-CIS citizens is 3500 rubles.

Venue:  Department of Journalism, Moscow State University
Location:  9 Mokhovaya Street, 125009, Moscow, Russia
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/PPUJO/
For information contact:  moscow.readings@smi.msu.ru
Phone:  +7 495 6294954
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; International
Oct 14/2009
to Oct 16/2009
Calgary, AB
Waste Reduction Conference 2009
The topics which will be featured will included progressive waste reduction topic, including zero waste, effective education/promotion and leading edge technologies.

Venue:  Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.recycle.ab.ca
Phone:  403-843-6563
Categories:   Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Science & Technology
Oct 15/2009
to Oct 16/2009
Calgary, AB
Fourth Annual CMA/CAM-I Summit
The fourth annual CMA/CAM-I Summit will take place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. Co-sponsored by CMA Canada and the Consortium of Advanced Management, International (CAM-I), this summit will focus on the concepts of process, performance and cost management. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading-edge speakers, receive valuable hands-on training and network with peers from across North America. In addition, CMA members will have the potential to earn 15 CPLD credit hours by attending this event. Register early and save $200!

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (both days)
Venue:  Hyatt Regency Hotel
Location:  700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.cma-canada.org/summit
For information contact:  Lina DiMatteo
Phone:  1-800-263-7622 ext. 3105
Categories:   Investment, Finance, Insurance
Oct 15/2009
to Oct 18/2009
Ottawa, ON
Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference
The OCFF Conference is the key event for Ontario's folk, roots and traditional music community. Musicians, presenters, festival organizers, artistic directors, fundraisers, media representatives and many others who contribute to the health and vitality of the folk, roots and traditional community gather for a weekend of music, networking, discussion, exchange and fun.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ocff.ca/services/conference/index.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Oct 17/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto International Bicycle Show - 10th Annual Fall Blowout Sale
This is the premier place to shop for bikes and accessories and to view the newest trends in the world of biking, the enviro-friendly transportation method.

Time:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com
Categories:   Sports & Games; Environment; Science & Technology
Oct 17/2009
to Oct 18/2009
Kincardine, ON
Doors Open Kincardine 2009
Doors Open Kincardine 2009

Location:  Kincardine, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 17/2009
to Oct 18/2009
Niagara (New York), ON
Doors Open Niagara 2009 (New York)
Doors Open Niagara 2009 (New York)

Location:  Niagara (New York), ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 17/2009
to Oct 18/2009
Niagara (Ontario), ON
Doors Open Niagara 2009(Ontario)
Doors Open Niagara 2009(Ontario)

Location:  Niagara (Ontario), ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 17/2009
to Oct 18/2009
St.Thomas, ON
Doors Open St.Thomas 2009
Doors Open St.Thomas 2009

Location:  St.Thomas, ON
Categories:   Architecture; Museums
Oct 17/2009
to Oct 22/2009
San Diego, Calif., USA
DMA. 09
Immerse yourself in the most successful integrated campaigns of the year with a full day of ECHO Award-winning case studies. Participate in an innovative program exploring trends, integration, monster ROI, what it takes to win an echo.

Venue:  Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Location:  San Diego, Calif., USA
Website:  http://www.dma09.org
Phone:  303-543-1164
Categories:   Economic Development; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Oct 18/2009
Montreal, QC
Haircare for Humanity
Men and women with grey, white or blond hair are invited to drop into Academie Saco at 4895 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, for a FREE hair wash, treatment, style and blow-dry. The event features Light Blue Shade products for mature hair, and offers refreshments and prizes for all visitors, along with activities focused on beauty and wellness. All proceeds of the day benefit Canadian Feed The Children's development programs for children living in poverty around the world

Time:  10 am to 4pm
Venue:  Academie Saco
Location:  4895 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca/donate/community_events.html
For information contact:  Marianne Chilco
Phone:  1-800-387-1220
Categories:   Cosmetics, Personal Care
Oct 21/2009
to Oct 23/2009
Gatineau, QC
Full Spectrum ADR: From Local Workplace to International Marketplace! (and everything in between)
The ADR Institute of Canada, Inc., in partnership with the Public Service of Canada, presents the Annual ADR Conference.

Venue:  Hilton Lac Leamy
Location:  3 Boulevard de Casino, Gatineau, QC
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 21/2009
to Oct 23/2009
Liverpool, UK
Outlook 2010: INMA/OPA Europe Conference
INMA and the Online Publishers Association will partner to present Outlook 2010: INMA/OPA Europe Conference October 21-23 in Liverpool. The conference brings together a European audience to explore the best practices of European newsmedia companies as they aim to grow audience and advertising across platforms. The partnership with OPA Europe will bring a focus on digital media and alternative business models during this year of economic distress.

Venue:  BT Convention Centre
Location:  Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4FP., Liverpool, UK
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Publishers & Publishing; Internet
Oct 21/2009
to Oct 23/2009
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Outlook 2010: INMA/OPA Europe Conference
INMA and the Online Publishers Association will partner to present Outlook 2010: INMA/OPA Europe Conference October 21-23 in Liverpool. The conference brings together a European audience to explore the best practices of European newsmedia companies as they aim to grow audience and advertising across platforms. The partnership with OPA Europe will bring a focus on digital media and alternative business models during this year of economic distress.

Venue:  BT Convention Centre
Location:  Liverpool, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.inma.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 21/2009
to Oct 31/2009
Toronto, ON
30th Anniversary International Festival of Authors
Readings, interviews, panel discussions, book signings and a mini-festival for kids are presented. World's well read are invited.

Venue:  Toronto Harbourfront
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://readings.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; International; Education
Oct 21/2009
to Oct 31/2009
Toronto, ON
International Festival of Authors
Don't miss this year's 30th anniversary: IFOA XXX. The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) was inaugurated in 1980 with a mandate to bring together the best writers of contemporary world literature. Like the weekly reading series, the IFOA includes readings, interviews, lectures and round table discussions as well as public book signings and a festival bookstore. The IFOA also presents a number of special events including readings by Scotiabank Giller Prize, Governor General’s Literary Awards, and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.readings.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture
Oct 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Memorial Celebration - Dr. Abram Hoffer
Join CCNM and the International Schizophrenia Foundation to remember and celebrate the life and work of Abram Hoffer. Dr. Hoffer, a renowned medical doctor and licensed psychiatrist, was a founding father of the complementary and alternative health movement. In attendance at this event will be many of his Toronto friends and colleagues and his daughter, Miriam Hoffer.

Time:  7:30 - 9 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Catherine Kenwell
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Oct 22/2009
Toronto, ON
The Role of Naturopathic Medicine in a Patient-centred Health Care System
The Role of Naturopathic Medicine in a Patient-centred Health Care System is the topic of CCNM's first-ever health-care symposium. Naturopathic medicine will soon be regulated under Ontario's Regulated Health Professions Act. At the same time, the Ontario government is increasing its focus on chronic disease management within a fiscally sustainable health-care system. This symposium will examine what other jurisdictions have learned from the integration of naturopathic medicine into the health-care system. Speakers include Paul Mittman, ND, President, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Arizona; and Christoph Kind, ND, President, British Columbia Naturopathic Association; and Suzanne Bogild, CEO, Sherbourne Health Centre, Toronto.

Time:  1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Catherine Kenwell
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Government & Public Sector; Education
Oct 23/2009
Ottawa, ON
Canada Ocean Lecture: The Transparent Ocean, Dr. Ron O'Dor
Dr. Ron O'Dor, Canadian Geographic's 2009 Environmental Scientist of the Year, Dalhousie University, is guest speaker.

Time:  8:30-10:30 pm
Venue:  Demarais Bldg., Rm. 4101
Location:  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://omrn-rrgo.ca
For information contact:  fahey@telfer.uottawa.ca
Categories:   Education; Environment; International
Oct 23/2009
to Oct 25/2009
Kananaskis, AB
2nd Annual Western Canada Family Forum
This fall, Threads of Life will be hosting the 2nd Annual Western Canada Family Forum for family members who are living in the aftermath of a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. This event is a unique opportunity for families to come together and learn invaluable and much-appreciated tools to help them along their journey of healing.
“As much as it was emotionally draining, it was also encouraging, motivating and healing to meet others who share a similar path to ours,“ shared a family member after attending a forum.
Key highlights of the Forum include: a Reflections Ceremony to honour the families who have been impacted by a workplace tragedy; workshops and sessions with topics such as active listening skills, helping children with grief, families coping with a life-altering injury, widows and society’s expectations, men and grief and siblings and loss; and volunteer opportunities for families to support provincial injury prevention initiatives.

Time:  Friday, October 23 at 3 pm to Sunday, October 25 at 1 pm
Venue:  Delta Lodge
Location:  Kananaskis, AB
Website:  http://www.threadsoflife.ca
For information contact:  Kate Kennington
Phone:  888-567-9490
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Oct 23/2009
to Oct 25/2009
Ottawa, PE
Sustainable Local Solutions to Global Economic Problems
Public talk: crisis and opportunity: opening new realms of sustainable economic potential.
Workshop: enlightened solutions to global economic problems and working toward a new vision of development.

Time:  7:30-9:00 pm
Venue:  St. Paul University
Location:  Ottawa, PE
Website:  http://proutinstitute.org
For information contact:  Chris Simmonds
Phone:  613-567-7888
Categories:   Education; Environment; International
Oct 24/2009
Toronto, ON
CCNM Open House
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), home of the
Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), invites you to attend our annual
Open House on Saturday, October 24. Join us to learn about naturopathic medicine, managing stress, preventing and managing diabetes and our adjunctive cancer shift. Take part in an acupuncture demo!

Time:  12 - 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Oct 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Discover CCNM and Tour: A Future in Naturopathic Medicine Awaits!
Discover CCNM as a prospective student and learn:
* An overview of the application process and ND program
* Financial aid information
* Tour of CCNM campus, classrooms, clinic and residence
* Opportunties to speak with current students
* Career seminar with licensed ND

Time:  12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Avenue East, at Leslie subway station, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care
Oct 24/2009
Ottawa, ON
Fill the Hill - International Day of Climate Action
International Day of Climate Action
Daylong demonstration in Ottawa, near Parliament in support of "Kyoto-Plus". The event will be energized by 1000 youths aleady present in Ottawa for a week long conference .

Venue:  Parliament Hill
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://cday.atypical.ca
Categories:   Environment; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Laughing Like Crazy
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario presents "Laughing Like Crazy" - featuring award winning comic Mike MacDonald and hosted by Canadian actor Patrick McKenna live at the Panasonic Theatre Saturday October 24th.
Tickets are $70 dollars each at www.ticketking.com, with proceeds going to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario.

Go to www.ticketking.com today to get your tickets for this one of a kind comedy event.

Time:  8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Venue:  Panasonic Theatre
Location:  651 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mooddisorders.on.ca/pdf/llc.pdf
For information contact:  MDAO
Phone:  416.486.8046
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Health/Health Care
Oct 24/2009
to Oct 25/2009
Toronto, ON
The Franchise Show
The Franchise Show is Canada's largest franchise-only exhibition, bringing together the largest number of brand name franchises under one roof with investments at all levels!

Not all shows are the same. Many, while claiming to be franchise shows, have few franchise exhibitors and in many cases showcase low-investment business opportunities that tend to lack the support typical of franchise systems. This 2-day show is designed to let you meet the industry's most accomplished franchisors face-to-face.

Come and learn more about specific companies and the industry as a whole. Franchises offer the support, the systems, and the brand name recognition to help you succeed from the start!

Contact: Canadian Franchise Association, 1-800-665-4232 or info@cfa.ca

Time:  11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  650 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/TheFranchiseShow/Toronto_Oct09/
For information contact:  Canadian Franchise Association
Phone:  416 695-2896
Categories:   Business & Economics
Oct 25/2009
to Oct 29/2009
Michoacan/Morelia/Mexico
Sustainable Cities Conference /Mexico
This is an international forum that will allow specialists in urban planning, energy, environment, economy and society to present their ideas.

Venue:  U. of Michoacan
Location:  Michoacan/Morelia/Mexico
For information contact:  conference@simars.com
Categories:   Environment; International; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Oct 26/2009
Toronto, ON
4 X 4 Festival
On its 30th Anniversary, Nightwood is proud to announce the celebration of Canadian Women director in the largest ever production company.

Serious Money: Nov. 20 and 21

Time:  1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Berkeley Str. Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net
For information contact:  Rebecca Peirson - rebecca@nightwoodtheatre.net
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Women; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Oct 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Lieutenant Governor to Honour Award Winners from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present awards on behalf of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada to 8 publisher/editors, 3 journalists and 12 individuals from the ethnic communities, who made significant long-term contributions to the ethnic press and communities of Canada.

The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lieutenant Governor′s Suite
Ontario Legislative Building
South (accessible) Entrance
(Media I.D will be required & must arrive by 5:30)
Queen′s Park, Toronto.

Directions: Filming and photos can be taken during the ceremony.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Lieutenant Governor's Suite
Location:  Ontario Legislative Building South Entrance, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Thomas Saras
Phone:  416-921-8926
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Publishers & Publishing; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Oct 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Creating a Performance-Based Culture for Improved Profits
Looking for ideas to tune up your company's performance management process or make significant changes to bring the process up to a world class level? This workshop is for you.

In an economy where doing more with less has become the new “norm”, the demand to ensure that all employees are making a contribution to achieve company objectives has never been so paramount. Savvy HR professionals recognize the need to move from Performance Review “Cop” to a Performance “Coach and Advocate”.

Click on the URL link beside the "Website" field below for event details and instructions on how to register. Space is limited!

Time:  8:00am - 10:30am
Venue:  Drake International Global Headquarters 13 Toronto
Location:  320 Bay Street, 14th floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.drakeintl.com/localjobs/seminars/2009/S2_09/
For information contact:  Carolyn Van
Categories:   Skills & Training
Oct 27/2009
Toronto, ON
The Sustainable Economy: an Economy for Everyone
Are you concerned about what this economic crisis means for our future? Want to understand better how the economy can sustain a reasonable standard of living for you and future generations? Are you wondering what changes we will have to make in light of energy shortages and climate change? Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers a workshop to give you a better understanding of these issues through relevant facts, provocative ideas, and productive discussion.

Venue:  Peter Bronfman Learning Centre
Location:  Heaslip House, 7th floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ryerson.ca/ce
For information contact:  John Smike
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; Skills & Training
Oct 28/2009
Caledon, ON
Environmental Speakers Night: Slow Death by Rubber Duck
The topic is reflected in the titile:
Slow Death by Rubber Duck:How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life affects our Health.

Time:  7:00 - 9:15
Venue:  Caledon Centre for Culture and Education
Location:  20490 Portefield Rd., Caledon, ON
Website:  http://www.greentcaledon.ca
Phone:  905-951-0625
Categories:   Education; Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Eco-Energy Fair
Learn about home energy audits and the latest in effective home insulation.
Learn about solar systems and talk to experts in the use of solar power.

Time:  1:00 - 4 pm
Venue:  Wychwood Barns
Location:  Christie, south of St. Clair, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://gn21.ca
For information contact:  greenneighbour@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 2/2009
Ottawa, ON
L'Inde en conférences — une conversation avec Pankaj Mishra, essayiste, journaliste et romancier
Pankaj Mishra, écrivain travaillant à partir d’un peu partout sur la planète, s’est vu décerner un prix littéraire et contribue fréquemment aux quotidiens The New York Times et The Guardian. Ses écrits portent sur des sujets forts variés, allant de la mondialisation au dalaï-lama en passant par la « talibanisation » de l’Asie du Sud.

M. Mishra sera le tout dernier invité du cycle L’Inde en conférences du Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI), organisme canadien, et son exposé aura pour sujet L’Inde dans le monde. Cette présentation spéciale est offerte en collaboration avec The Ottawa International Writers Festival.

M. Mishra est né en Inde et a vécu son enfance et son adolescence dans l’État de l’Uttar Pradesh, dans le nord du pays. Son tout premier livre, intitulé Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, décrit les transformations profondes que connaissent les petites villes de l’Inde. Son roman suivant, The Romantics, a été traduit en onze langues et lui a valu une notoriété mondiale. Ses deux derniers ouvrages, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World et Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond, ont tous deux figuré sur la liste des cent livres les plus remarquables de l’année du New York Times.

Le président du CRDI, David M. Malone, et M. Mishra auront une conversation qui s’inspirera des nombreux voyages et du riche vécu de l’auteur en Asie du Sud.

Des services d’interprétation simultanée vers le français et vers l’anglais seront offerts.

L’entrée est libre, mais les places sont limitées; prière de s’inscrire.

L’Inde en conférences est un cycle bien spécial qui a pour but de faire connaître les grands penseurs et les idées inspirantes provenant de ce pays en train de se hisser au rang des grandes puissances mondiales. Ces conférences visent à célébrer le 25e anniversaire du bureau du CRDI à New Delhi et à souligner la collaboration précieuse et durable du Centre avec ses partenaires de recherche en Inde. Pour en savoir plus long sur les autres conférences prononcées dans le cadre de ce cycle, consulter www.crdi.ca/indeconferences.

Time:  17 h à 18 h 30
Venue:  CRDI
Location:  150, rue Kent (à l'angle de la rue Albert), 8e étage, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.crdi.ca/indeconference
For information contact:  Isabelle Bourgeaul-Tassé
Phone:  613-696-2343
Nov 2/2009
Ottawa, ON
The India Lectures: In Conversation with Dynamic Essayist, Journalist, and Novelist Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra is an award-winning author and frequent contributor to The New York Times and The Guardian. He writes from around the world, exploring topics that range from globalization to the Dalai Lama to the “Talibanization” of South Asia.

Mishra will speak on India in the World. This final instalment of The India Lectures will be a special presentation held in collaboration with The Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Born in India, Mishra spent his childhood and adolescence in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. His first book, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, describes the profound changes taking place in rural Indian towns. His next novel, The Romantics, was translated into eleven languages and catapulted him onto the international literary scene. His two most recent books, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World and Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond, were both featured in The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of the Year. Read Mishra's biography

IDRC President David M. Malone will engage Mishra in a conversation that will draw on the author’s varied travels and experiences in South Asia.

French and English simultaneous interpretation is available.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited so please register.

The India Lectures is a special series designed to highlight the wealth of eminent thinkers and stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series marks the 25th anniversary of IDRC’s regional office in New Delhi and celebrates IDRC’s enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners. For information about earlier presentations in this series, see www.idrc.ca/indialectures.

Time:  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  IDRC
Location:  150 Kent (Corner of Albert), 8th Floor, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.idrc.ca/indialectures
For information contact:  Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé
Phone:  613-696-2343
Nov 2/2009
to Nov 3/2009
Ottawa, ON
Conference: Green Jobs - Is This the New "New Economy"? Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum is organizing a symposium to discuss the implications of new North American Environmental policies on the Canadian job market.

Time:  6:00 pm, Nov. 2
Venue:  Delta Hotel
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ppforum.com
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 3/2009
Toronto, ON
Presentation and Discussion
Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of "Carbon Shift, The Ingenuity Gap and the Upside Down", also Chair of Global Systems will speak.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  U. of Toronto, Scarborough College
Location:  1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.utsc-leadership.ca
Phone:  416-208-4760
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Nov 3/2009
to Nov 5/2009
Tatamagouche, NS
Getting the Truth into Media, with John Stauber
This program offers a background into the world of media and propaganda, and offers necessary advice and training for activists to become more media savvy. Learn to counter the propagandists and ensure the truth is reported and acted upon.

Time:  Tues. 7 pm to Thurs. 1 pm
Venue:  Tatamagouche Centre
Location:  Tatamagouche, NS
Website:  http://www.tatacentre.ca
For information contact:  tatacent@tatacentre.ca Margaret Tusz-King
Phone:  1-800-218-2220
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 5/2009
Toronto, ON
CBSR Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility
7th Annual CBSR Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility

Transformational CSR: The Next Wave of Business Leadership, Innovation and Performance

What are the new, creative ideas to transform business, embed CSR and elevate environmental, social, and governance performance? The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility Summit will highlight current strategies and practical case studies, while looking at the trends, policies and programs that are advancing business practice.

Featured speakers include:
Elyse Allen, President & CEO, GE Canada
Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman, Interface Inc.
Jeffrey Hollender, Chair and Chief Inspired Protagonist, Seventh Generation
Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Canada and Champion, One Million Acts of Green
David Labistour, CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op
Dr. John Ruggie, United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights

Early-bird discount available until September 18

Time:  8am to 5pm
Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cbsr.ca
For information contact:  meirav@cbsr.ca
Phone:  4167037435
Categories:   Business & Economics; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 5/2009
Toronto, ON
CBSR Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility
Transformational CSR: The Next Wave of Business Leadership, Innovation and Performance

What are the new, creative ideas to transform business, embed CSR and elevate environmental, social, and governance performance? The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility Summit will highlight current strategies and practical case studies, while looking at the trends, policies and programs that are advancing business practice.

Featured speakers include:
Elyse Allen, President & CEO, GE Canada
Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman, Interface Inc.
Jeffrey Hollender, Chair and Chief Inspired Protagonist, Seventh Generation
Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Canada and Champion, One Million Acts of Green
David Labistour, CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op
Dr. John Ruggie, United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights

Time:  8am-5pm
Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cbsr.ca/conferences-and-events
For information contact:  meirav@cbsr.ca
Phone:  4167037435
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Economic Development
Nov 5/2009
Burlington, ON
Marketing Survival, Burlington Breakfast Meeting
Join us in Burlington on November 5th at the Coffee Office for our monthly Breakfast Meeting featuring guest speaker Wendy Marlow, who will be discussing the fundamentals of marketing for small business.
To register, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca. The fee is $20 for Company of Women members and $25 for non-members. The price includes breakfast.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue:  The Coffee Office
Location:  3310 South Service Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Nov 5/2009
to Nov 8/2009
Amherst MA USA
Rethinking Marxism Conference
Seventh annual Rethinking Marxism conference.

Venue:  University of Massachusetts
Location:  Amherst MA USA
Website:  http://rethinkingmarxism.org
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
Nov 6/2009
to Nov 7/2009
Barrie, ON
Barriefolk: Roots Music Festival
The Barrie Folk Society was formed in response to the wants and needs of the local folk music community in and around the Barrie area. The main goal of the Barrie Folk Society is to bring Folk music to the masses through a not-for-profit organization that cares about the growth and nurturing of the folk music movement

Location:  Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.barriefolk.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Nov 7/2009
Uxbridge, ON
Reducing Environmental Footprint in Durham
Forum provides a venue for stakeholders to discuss opportunities and initiatives that support environmental projects in Durham region.

Time:  8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue:  Wyndance Golf Club (Canyon Rm.)
Location:  450 Durham Rd. 21, Uxbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.oceta.on.ca
Phone:  905-822-4133
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 9/2009
Brantford, ON
Suicide Awareness: Prevention, Intervention & Postvention, with Dr. John R. Jordan
This workshop will assisst participants in the management of suicidal clients.The format will include lecture, discussion and case presentation. Dr. Jordan's presentation style encourages
interaction with the audience.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Best Western Brant Park Inn
Location:  19 Holiday Dr., Brantford, ON
For information contact:  Lill Petrella lill@cmhabrant.on.ca
Phone:  519-752-2998 ext.112
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Services; Education
Nov 10/2009
Toronto, ON
Getting Government Contracts Breakfast Meeting
Join us for our next monthly Toronto Breakfast Meeting where the topic of how to get government contracts as they pertain to small businesses will be highlighted. David DiFelice from the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises will be facilitating discussion on how the MERX system works, how to market to the federal government, how the government does its buying and how to find opportunities to bid on Canadian government purchases.
Registration can be completed on-line at www.companyofwomen.ca. Prices include breakfast and are $20 for Company of Women members to attend or $25 for non-members.

Time:  8:30-10:30 a.m.
Venue:  One Up
Location:  130 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women; Government & Public Sector
Nov 10/2009
Sarnia, ON
When Waste Is No Longer Waste
Waste is rapidly becoming recognized as a valuable distributed energy resource, but the challenges of turning what we throw out into usable energy can be daunting. This presentation will examine the options for turning waste into energy and the pro's and cons of each.

Time:  5:30 - 7:00 pm
Venue:  Lambton College
Location:  1457 London Rd., Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.bluewatersustainabilityinitiative.ca
For information contact:  cheryl veary, cheryl.veary@lambton.on.ca
Phone:  519-542-7751 Ext.3587
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Economic Development
Nov 11/2009
Cambridge, ON
How to Use Social Media for Business Growth - Speaker Series
Join us for our upcoming Company of Women Speaker Series event featuring Sarah Prevette from Sprouter who will be discussing how you can use social media to grow or benefit your business. This event is being sponsored by Rogers. To register, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca. Tickets are $30 for Company of Women members and $40 for non-members. Prices include light refreshments and the speaker presentation. There will be ample networking time.

Time:  6:00-8:30p.m.
Venue:  Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Location:  700 HESPELER ROAD, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics; Computers
Nov 11/2009
Ottawa, ON
Remembrance Day - National Ceremony
The National Ceremony to commemorate Canada's fallen will be held in Ottawa

Time:  10:30 a.m.
Venue:  National War Memorial
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.legion.ca
For information contact:  Steven Clark
Phone:  613-591-3335
Categories:   Military; Religious; Government & Public Sector
Nov 12/2009
Guelph, ON
Pseserving Trees and the Planning Process - Ontario Urban Forestry Conference
The main topic of the conference is: Where is Tree Preservation in Urban Planning Today? It will examine the issue of where is tree preservation in Ontario today.

Venue:  The Arboretum
Location:  University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://oufc.org
For information contact:  Jack Radecki
Phone:  416-936-6735
Categories:   Environment; Forestry, Lumber, Paper; Nature & Outdoors
Nov 12/2009
to Nov 13/2009
Toronto, ON
National Printing Industry Conference
Canada's largest and longest running showcase for the graphic arts and printing industry representing the design community, smaller-quicker printers, medium sized facilities and the largest operations.

Venue:  Toronto International Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.designcityshow.com
Phone:  1-888-823-7469 ext. 2030
Categories:   Design
Nov 12/2009
to Nov 15/2009
Washington, D.C.
Red, White and True: Fall National High School Journalism Convention
Workshops, training and guest speakers in the field of journalism

Location:  Washington, D.C.
Website:  http://www.jea.org/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Nov 13/2009
Toronto, ON
Tribute to Elvis in support of children
Join us for a fabulous evening of fun and fundraising at A Tribute to Elvis on Friday, November 13 in Toronto. Hosted by Little Mosque on the Prairie's Sheila McCarthy and Debra McGrath, this entertaining evening features three Elvis impersonators who will have you dancing and singing along to old favourites. Enjoy a wonderful meal and silent and live auction to raise funds for Canadian Feed The Children's programs that reduce the impact of poverty on children in Canada and around the world. Tickets $100 each with all proceeds going to children supported by Canadian Feed The Children. Corporate sponsorships available! Auction items welcome!

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  Whistler's Grille
Location:  995 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca
For information contact:  Dee Ferreira
Phone:  416-757-1220, ext 235
Categories:   Music
Nov 13/2009
to Nov 14/2009
Toronto, ON
Zero Nuclear Weapons
A number of distinguished speakers incl. mayor of Toronto and Hiroshima on the topic of nuclear disarmament.

Time:  Nov.13, 7:00 pm end Nov.14, 5:00 pm
Venue:  City Council Chambers, City Hall
Location:  100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://mspencer@web.net
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Nov 14/2009
Nanaimo, BC
Dress with Finesse Workshop - Nanaimo, BC
This workshop answers the question, 'What should I wear?' and it is just in time for the holiday season. Participants will discover what flatters them and how to connect their outer image with their inner 'Fashion Diva'.

Discover:

* How to flatter your body shape
* How to use clothing and accessories to bring out your best at attributes
* How to select clothing, prints and patterns that reflects your personality while flattering you
* How to look slimmer or taller without dieting
* How to avoid common dressing mistakes
* How to Stylize Your Image and Look Fabulous!

In addition to personal discovery and answers to their questions, participants take home a high quality resource guide. Lunch is included.

Early Bird registrations until November 8th enjoy a discounted price of $189 or two for $329.

Time:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Venue:  Coast Bastion Hotel
Location:  11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
Website:  http://www.personalimpact.ca
For information contact:  Kimberly Law
Phone:  604-298-7228
Categories:   Women; Education; Fashion, Clothing, Textiles
Nov 14/2009
to Nov 15/2009
Peace River, AB
Alternative Energy Conference & Trade Fair
Sessions focus on solar power, wind power, green buildings, geothermal power, biofuel, biomass heating and power; eco-friendly soap products etc.
Tours of homes equipped with alternate energy systems.

Venue:  Northern Lakes College
Location:  Peace River, AB
Website:  http://www.peacerecycling.com
For information contact:  Wanda Laurin
Phone:  780-624-2751
Categories:   Biotechnology; Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Nov 15/2009
Day of the Imprisoned Writer
The Day of the Imprisoned Writer highlights the cases of imprisoned writers and honouring those who have been slain for defending free speech.

Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Publishers & Publishing
Nov 15/2009
to Nov 16/2009
Toronto, ON
1st Annual OSEA Community Power Conference
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association has championed Community Power since its inception. Most recently, OSEA played a major role in the creation of the Green Energy Act, working closely with the government to ensure the legislation was the most progressive in North America.

However, in order to fully realize the objective of the Green Energy Act, the Community Power sector must have the resources, networks and information it needs to enable a 100% sustainable energy future in Ontario.

The 1st Annual OSEA Community Power Conference 2009 is being held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 15-16. This year for the first time, OSEA is presenting, in cooperation with the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, the 2009 Power Networking Centre (November 16-18).

This trade show, in conjunction with OSEA's Community Power Conference followed by APPrO2009 (November 17-18), will truly provide sustainable energy players of all kinds the one annual event not to be missed. This landmark event will bring together Community Power proponents from throughout Ontario and abroad to share best practices.

It will build the networks needed to support Community Power and show Ontario, the international community, and specifically the Canadian power generation industry that community power means business.

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Level 800
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cpconference.ca
Categories:   Environment; Government & Public Sector
Nov 16/2009
Ottawa, ON
Women in Leadership - Green Works in Convention
Conference explores Green career and business opportunities. Green Leaders will explain how to our generation to a sustainable future.

Venue:  Crown Plaza
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://womeninleadership.ca
For information contact:  Laura Booker
Phone:  613-898-5878
Categories:   Environment; Management; Women
Nov 17/2009
Kingston, ON
Bye Bye To Buy Local?
Secret trade deals threaten our local economies, jobs and the environment and weaken your community.
The lowest bidder wins regardless of the impact on local economies.

Location:  Kingston, ON
Website:  http://wwwcanadians.org/trade/
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 17/2009
Oakville, ON
Company of Women Sixth Annual Christmas Show
Come to our sixth annual Christmas Show, your one-stop-shop for all of your holiday gift needs! Company of Women will be featuring over 60 vendors who will be selling a wide array of items for everyone on your Christmas list. This event is open to the general public.
There is also a sit-down dinner being offered for those who pre-register. Dinner tickets cost $45 for Company of Women members and $55 non-members.
To regsiter, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca.

Time:  5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre
Location:  2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Retail
Nov 18/2009
Toronto, ON
A Woman Among Warlords: Malalai Joya in Canada for Book Tour
Known as the "most famous woman in Afghanistan", Joya tells about her life of three decades in war-torn Afghanistan, and her opposition to further escalation of the war.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Trinity St.Paul's Centre
Location:  427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Military; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 18/2009
London, ON
Bye Bye To Local Buy?
Secret trade deals threaten our local economies, jobs, the environment and weaken your community.
The lowesst bidder wins regardless of the impact on local economies.

Location:  London, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/trade/
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 18/2009
to Nov 20/2009
TBA, Canada
Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise
Join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from every region in Canada at the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise taking place in Toronto, November 18-20, 2009. The conference will consist of three days of training and work sessions toward a national policy agenda and action plan.
DAY 1:
Intensive training sessions geared to your stage of planning, development or growth.
DAYS 2 AND 3:
Working sessions with fellow practitioners, funders, government officials, network organizations, and supporters designed to create a national policy agenda and action plan for social enterprise in Canada.
Social enterprise is a proven model for creating employment, bringing needed goods and services to communities, promoting innovation in the marketplace, enhancing the delivery of social, environment, arts and cultural services, and strengthening the sustainability of non-profits - all of which can promote economic growth and revitalize local economies. Social enterprise is a real solution in the current economic climate, where communities across the country have been decimated by the collapse of the manufacturing sector, the financial crisis and rising rates of unemployment. The Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is an initiative of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada. Registration will open June 22, 2009. Check event listings on the Centre for Social Innovation for details in the upcoming months.

Venue:  TBA
Location:  TBA, Canada
Website:  http://www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; Economic Development
Nov 19/2009
Hamilton, ON
Bye Bye To Buying Local
Secret trade deals threaten our local economies, jobs and the environment and weaken your community.
The lowest bidder wins regardless of the impact on local economies.

Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/trade/
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Climate Justice Now
Screening of film: "Islands on Edge", about climate change in the Caribbean.
Also speakers will connect climate justice and indigenous communities as well as to migrant justice and the Caribbean.

Time:  7 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  William Doo Auditorium
Location:  New College, U of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/climatejusticenow
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
Nov 19/2009
Toronto, ON
Privatization of Public Services and Consequences for Labour
Experiences from Europe - with author and researcher Christoff Hermann of the Working Life Research Centre, Vienna, Austria

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Centre for Social Justice
Location:  489 College Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 19/2009
to Nov 21/2009
Winterthur, Switzerland
International Conference Journalism Research in the Public Interest
The IAM Institute of Applied Media Studies at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich will hold a conference on the question " What does the field of journalism research have to offer to issues of public interest and debate, and what are the key factors for a successful transfer of knowledge between journalism research and its social contexts? "
The registration fee is CHF 175.

Venue:  Zurich University of Applied Linguistics
Location:  Winterthur, Switzerland
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/TZCKB/
For information contact:  Ursula Koepell
Phone:  +41 (0)58 934 77 56
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 20/2009
Toronto, ON
Bye Bye To Buy Local?
Secret trade deals threaten our economies, jobs and the environment and weaken your community.
The lowest bidder wins regardless of the impact on local economies.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/trade/
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Nov 20/2009
to Nov 21/2009
Edmonton, AB
Crisis and Opportunity: It's Time for a Progressive Economy
The conference brings together academics, activists and journalists who have described what went wrong with the economy and what is needed for the good of society, environment and the world. Four keynote speakers will present.

Time:  Start 7:30 pm, Nov. 20; End 5:30 pm Nov.21
Venue:  Maier Learning Centre, ETLC, U. of Alberta
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://parkland@ualberta.ca
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; International
Nov 20/2009
to Nov 21/2009
Kingston, ON
National Forum of the Public Policy and Third Sector Inititative
The theme of the Ninth Annual National Forum of the PPTSI, which is "Assessing the Impact of Community and Voluntary sector activity - How are we measuring up?", focuses on some of the challenges of going beyond measuring inputs, activities, and outputs, in order to ascertain the end results. There will also be a discussion on the establishment of indicators, data collection, and analysis. The conference itself is organized around three key areas: poverty reduction, immigrant resettlement services and recreation, and health and wellbeing.
This year's keynote speaker will be the Honourable Roy J. Romanow, chair of the Institute of Wellbeing Advisory Board and will share the Institute's experiences in identifying the factors which shape our quality of life.
Please sign up early, as registration is limited.

Venue:  School of Policy Studies, Queens University
Location:  138 Union Street, Room 217, Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www. queensu.ca/sps/events/third_sector/2009/index.php, laforest@queensu.ca
For information contact:  Rachel Laforest
Phone:  613-533-6000 ext. 77264
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Health/Health Care
Nov 21/2009
Ottawa, ON
Historic NABU Network Demonstration Event
Link up with experts and discover an early-1980s version of the Internet, designed right here in Ottawa. When it was created, the NABU (Natural Access to Bi-directional Utilities) Network was used to link home computers to cable television networks, thereby allowing information sharing. Visit the Canada Science and Technology Museum for lectures about a new NABU Network reconstruction project currently underway, accompanied by a display of historic NABU hardware and trade literature, and demonstrations.

Time:  2 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitor Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Computers; Science & Technology; Museums
Nov 21/2009
to Nov 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Extreme Freedom Seminar
Extreme Freedom® is an amazing and intensive two-day weekend program designed to help you identify and remove limiting thoughts and beliefs and emotions that are weighing you down and help you create clarity around your vision for your life.

After the weekend you will have more direction, certainty, clarity and you will be inspired and motivated. You will get to the heart of your true self.

Time:  Saturday 8:30am - 10pm, Sunday 8:30am - 6pm
Location:  58 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thevibrantlifecoach.com
For information contact:  Jen Cook or Diane Andonovski
Phone:  416-405-9478
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Skills & Training
Nov 22/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Free

Grand Opening - November 22

The first-ever Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CliFF).

Time:  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Venue:  Sheraton Downtown
Location:  123 Queen Street West, M5H 2M9, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 22/2009
to Nov 29/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
The inaugural Canadian Labour International Film Festival will be held in Toronto from November 22 to November 29. The not-for-profit festival celebrates films about, for, and by workers. Volunteers are being sought to help organize the festival, and information is available at

festival@labourfilms.ca

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://festival@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 23/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Six Weeks of Solidarity

Hold the Line

Northland

Tanaka-san will not do Calisthenics

Time:  Monday - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 23/2009
to Nov 24/2009
Ottawa, ON
Public Sector Transformation 2009: Mastering Complex Change for High Performance
Learn how to manage change and achieve high performance in the public sector.

Increasing transparency and accountability demands, new technologies, and changing demographics and citizen expectations are just some of the common public sector change challenges. Now, as budgets come under increased scrutiny, there is pressure to focus on transformation for higher performance.

Regardless of your area of the public sector, you cannot escape change. Your ability to manage this change has become critical to the operation of the public service. Join us for this enlightening exploration of the latest strategies and techniques to improve public sector performance with effective change management.

This important event will help you become better at managing and leading change by providing:

* new insights from the experts into how change affects your organization
* approaches to the dual challenge of change management and high performance
* an opportunity to collaborate with your public sector peers on your common challenges
* examples of successful change with valuable lessons for change leaders

Connect with other public sector and government executives from across Canada.

Venue:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Location:  1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/09-0169/default.aspx
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Politics & Political Organizations; Management
Nov 23/2009
to Nov 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Free

The World of Work and Those Who Do It

Time:  Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 23/2009
to Nov 27/2009
Philippines
East Asian Seas Congress
This is a gathering of policymakers, senior government officials, scientists, technical experts, youth etc. share knowledge, experiences and discuss matters of coastal urgency.

Venue:  Philippines
Location:  Philippines
Website:  http://www.pemsea.org
For information contact:  mmuy@pemsea.org
Phone:  632929992
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment; International
Nov 24/2009
Toronto, ON
An Evening with former Vice President Al Gore
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will discuss how to provide for a greener economy. In his remarks, entitled Thinking Green: Economic Strategy for the 21st Century, the former VP will argue that physical changes to our planet will influence global business and require new corporate strategies which take into account the broader environmental, social, and political issues involved in shaping the clean economy of the future.

Green Gallery Exhibits and Reception - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Keynote - 7:30 p.m.
Green Gallery Exhibits will remain open until 10:00 p.m.

Venue:  The Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place
Location:  105 Prince's Blvd., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Environment
Nov 24/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
You, Me & the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 24/2009
New York City
CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2009
19th Annual Awards Dinner
To benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists

Dinner Chairman Robert Thomson
Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones
Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Host Christiane Amanpour
Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Time:  6:30 reception; 7:45 dinner
Venue:  Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf-Astoria
Location:  New York City
Website:  http://cpj.org/awards/
Phone:  212-573-6933
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 24/2009
Oakville, ON
Oakville Breakfast Meeting
Join us for our monthly Oakville Breakfast Meeting featuring a discussion about on-line tools with Tricia Ryan of Marketing Chefs.
This is a great way to connect with like-minded women in business!
You can register on-line at www.companyofwomen.ca. Members of Company of Women can attend for $20 including breakfast; non-members can attend for $25.

Time:  9:00-11:00a.m.
Venue:  Cora's Breakfast and Lunch
Location:  200-240 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Internet; Business & Economics; Women
Nov 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
School Zone

Bus Driver

Los Mexicanos: The Struggle for Justice of Patricia Perez

Painting Red Square

24 Days in Brooks

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 25/2009
Toronto, ON
Company of Women Dinner Meeting - Women and Money
It is no secret that women and men have different spending trends - join Company of Women on November 25th to take part in our monthly Toronto dinner meeting featuring guest speaker Kelley Keehn who will be discussing 'The Games we Play - Women & Money'.
The evening will consist of ample networking time with like-minded business women, a three course dinner and our guest speaker.
To register, please go to www.companyofwomen.ca. Tickets are $55 for Company of Women members and $65 for non-members.

Time:  5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Verity Club
Location:  111d Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Nov 26/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Seeds of Peace

6 Floors to Hell

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 26/2009
Sarnia, ON
Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone
Partners in Project Green is a growing organization of businesses working together to green their bottom line by creating an internationally recognized eco-business zone around Toronto Pearson Int. Airport.
Profitability is advocated in tandem with green business practices.

Location:  Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.bluewatersustainabilityinitiative.com
For information contact:  Michae Nesdoly michael.nesdoly@lambton.on.ca
Phone:  519-542-7751
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 26/2009
Ottawa, ON
Public Science Talk: The History of Vaccinations
Let experts put in context the role of public vaccinations from current and historical perspectives. Learn about vaccination programs and have your questions answered by Dr Vera Etches of Ottawa Public Health. Hear Dr Randall Brooks on Canada’s leadership role in the polio vaccination program of the 1950s, and see the iron lung from the Canada Science and Technology Museum collection. The University of Ottawa’s Hannah Chair for the History of Medicine, Dr Toby Gelfand, will speak on the history of vaccinations.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3044
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Science & Technology; Museums
Nov 26/2009
to Nov 28/2009
Salzburg
RENEXPO Austria - Renewable Energy and Passive Houses
Estimated number of visitors is 4,ooo and consists of producers, planners, research and development personnel, governmental representatives.

Venue:  Fair Trade Centre
Location:  Salzburg
Website:  http://www.renexpo-austria.com
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Nov 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
The Wilmar 8

Vincenzo Pietropaolo: Witness to the Harvest Pilgrims

HERstory: Jeritan

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 27/2009
Calgary, AB
Tar Sands on Trial - Beaver Lake Cree Nation vs. the Crowns
Jack Woodward, pre-eminent Aboroginal Law Practitioner will discuss Beaver Lake Cree Nation's Constitutionally guaranteed treaty rights and way of life against tar sands and other industrial development in its traditional hunting and fishing lands.

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  John Dutton Theatre
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.raventrust.com
Phone:  250-383-2356
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment; Native Peoples
Nov 27/2009
to Nov 29/2009
Ottawa
BLUE SUMMIT: Learn organize and act for public water
Canada needs a National Water Policy that protects Canada's public water services from pollution, bulk exports, privatization and destructive dams. This is main theme of conference.

Location:  100 Kent St., Ottawa
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/bluesummit
Phone:  1-800-387-7177, ext.239
Nov 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Free

Double Block with Awards Night

Time:  Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 28/2009
Toronto, ON
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Invisible Force: Women Workers in Pakistan

Justice for All?

Who Killed Chea Vichea?

Dear John

Poor No More

Just another Cog in the Machine

7 p.m. AWARDS NIGHT

Time:  6:30 p.m.,
Venue:  Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.labourfilms.ca/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@labourfilms.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Nov 28/2009
Toronto, ON
George Monbiot: Who in Canada is Killing the International Climate Treaty?
The international climate treaty in Copenhagen is only a month away so leading experts will discuss the pertinent issues which are sure to surface during the conference.

Time:  2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Bldg.
Location:  1 King's Circle, U. of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://wwwDeSmogblog.com
Phone:  778-240-6343
Categories:   Environment; International; Nature & Outdoors
Nov 28/2009
to Dec 6/2009
Toronto, ON
Professional Hypnosis Certification 9 Day training
Start Your Journey To An Amazing Career (And Life) Right Now!! Discover The Secrets to Creating Transformation, Healing, and Behavioral Change in Others&#133;and Yourself!

Through Hypnosis, one is able to reach the root of a problem. By learning this transformational art you can help others find the underlying cause of their problems, feel the satisfaction from helping them, all while building your own business from this newfound skill.

9- Day Professional Hypnosis Certification Training (designed & certified by The National Guild of Hypnotists) If you want to be a Certified Hypnotist, this is the course for you. This comprehensive program is designed and certified by The National Guild of Hypnotists. You receive a solid foundation in Hypnosis through step-by-step practical and experiential methods that cover both modern and classical approaches to hypnosis.

Time:  9:00am - 5:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  416-760-8996
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Nov 29/2009
Vancouver, BC
Dress with Finesse - Workshop - Vancouver
Kimberly Law, AICI CIP, Internationally, Accredited Professional Image Consultant presents, ‘Dress with Finesse’. This workshop answers the question, 'What should I wear?' and it is just in time for the holiday season. Participants will discover what flatters them and how to connect their outer image with their inner 'Fashion Diva'.

Discover:

* How to flatter your body shape
* How to use clothing and accessories to bring out your best at attributes
* How to select clothing, prints and patterns that reflects your personality while flattering you
* How to look slimmer or taller without dieting
* How to avoid common dressing mistakes
* How to connect your outer image and your inner &#145;Fashion Diva&#146;
* How to Stylize Your Image and Look Fabulous!

In addition to personal discovery and answers to their questions, participants take home a high quality resource guide. Lunch is included.

Early Bird registrations until November 17th enjoy a discounted price of $189 or two for $329 plus gst. After November 17th $229

Time:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Venue:  Holiday Inn Express
Location:  2889 Hastings Street, East, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.personalimpact.ca
For information contact:  Kimberly Law
Phone:  604-298-7228
Categories:   Women; Fashion, Clothing, Textiles; Education
Nov 30/2009
Ottawa, ON
Repenser du tout au tout la politique occidentale envers la Birmanie : situation actuelle et pistes pour lavenir, par lhistorien Thant Myint-U, anci
La politique que l’Occident a adoptée envers la Birmanie au cours des vingt dernières années est un échec. En effet, l’imposition d’embargos économiques et l’empêchement de l’aide humanitaire et de l’aide au développement n’ont certainement pas favorisé l’émergence de la démocratie dans l’un des pays les plus pauvres, les plus isolés et les plus sujets à des conflits dans le monde. Qui plus est, on a pratiquement fait fi des nombreux conflits armés qui déchiraient ce pays et de ses problèmes sociaux et économiques aigus.

L’auteur et historien Thant Myint-U, ancien haut fonctionnaire de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU), prononcera au Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI) une conférence publique au cours de laquelle il préconisera une nouvelle façon d’aborder les problèmes de la Birmanie prenant sa source dans une compréhension plus rigoureuse de l’histoire récente du pays, de la nature particulière de la dictature militaire en place et de l’évolution rapide du contexte régional.

Time:  14h00 - 15h30
Venue:  CRDI
Location:  150, rue Kent (8e tage), Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.idrc.ca/fr/ev-148537-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
For information contact:  Isabelle Bourgeault-Tass
Phone:  613-696-2343
Categories:   Education
Nov 30/2009
Ottawa, ON
Rethinking Western Policy Towards Burma: Current Developments and Options for the Future Historian and Former UN Official Thant Myint-U
Western policy towards Burma over the past 20 years has failed. Economic embargoes and severe restrictions on humanitarian and development assistance on one of the world’s poorest, most isolated, and most conflict-ridden countries has done little to foster democratic change. At the same time, Burma’s multiple armed conflicts and its pressing economic and social challenges have been virtually ignored.

In a public lecture, writer, historian, and former United Nations official Thant Myint-U will argue for a fresh approach to Burma’s problems, one based on a more rigorous understanding of the country’s recent history, the singular nature of the present military dictatorship, and the fast changing regional landscape.

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue:  IDRC
Location:  150 Kent Street, 8th Floor, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-148537-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
For information contact:  Isabelle Bourgeault-Tass
Phone:  613-696-2343
Categories:   Education
Nov 30/2009
to Dec 1/2009
Ottawa, ON
6th Annual Canadian Telecommunications Forum
Hear the latest and be involved in interactive discussions on topics such as: The new competitive element introduced with the launch of new wireless services; The ongoing development of the mobile space as the future of telecommunications; How the broadcaster/BDU relationship is being re-defined through such issues as fee-for-carriage of OTA signals; The future of the video distribution market; Whether the Broadcasting Act should apply to ISPs; What should be included in a National Digital Strategy; Net Neutrality and the CRTC review of ISPs internet traffic management practices; The consultative process on copyright recently announced by Industry Canada

Venue:  Crowne Plaza
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.insightinfo.com/index.cfm/ciid/26319/laid/1.htm
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Nov 30/2009
to Dec 1/2009
Toronto, ON
Innovation Week/next MEDIA
2009 Program Highlights include next KEYNOTES Visionaries at the forefront ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. Gavin Purcell, Supervising Producer, NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Chuck Porter, Co-Chairman Chief Strategist, Crispin Porter, Tara Hunt, Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment, Mitch Joel, President, Twist Image

Fees: http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto/nextmedia.registration.php

Venue:  Design Exchange
Location:  234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto/nextmedia.registration.php
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Nov 30/2009
to Dec 1/2009
Toronto, ON
nextMEDIA Toronto
Canada's leading digital media event, including nextMEDIA Banff, nextMEDIA Vancouver, nextMEDIAToronto as well as networking events, galas, exective briefings, competions, and social events for executives working within the digital media space. Join the community on linkedin/twitter/facebook
One-, Two, and complete Three Day passes are available, along with single ticket events. Early registration now open at www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto/nextmedia.registration.php

Venue:  Design Exchange
Location:  234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Nov 30/2009
to Dec 2/2009
Vancouver, BC
Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
This summit will bring together an international group of professionals whose common goal is to promote and discuss the production and utilization of renewable fuels.

Venue:  Westin Bayshore Hotel
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.crfs2009.com
For information contact:  d.elso@greenfuels.org Deborah Elson
Phone:  613-594-5528
Categories:   Environment; Biotechnology; Science & Technology
Nov 30/2009
to Dec 3/2009
Hyderabad, India
The 62nd world newspaper congress
The speakers will be Tim Brooks, Managing Director, Guardian News & Media, United Kingdom; Ana Paula Pessoa, VP Corporate - Strategic Resources, Infoglobo, Brazil; Gerd Finkbeiner, Chairman of the Executive Board, manroland AG, Germany..
The prices are 1950 for Standard Rate, 1700 for Newspapers belonging to WAN Member Associations, and 1150 for Company/WAN/WEF Member.

Venue:  Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Location:  Hyderabad, India
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/NHGWS/
For information contact:  contact_us@wan.asso.fr
Phone:  + 33 1 47 42 85 00
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Dec 1/2009
Ottawa, ON
Issues Facing the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference
This will be a panel discussion on the issues of Copenhagen. The panel will consist of three expert members and a moderator.

Time:  5:15 pm, Registration
Venue:  Sheraton Hotel (Penthouse)
Location:  150 Albert St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canadianinternationalcouncil.org/ottawa
Phone:  613-520-3916
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Dec 1/2009
Toronto, ON
The Cost of Hot Water: Climate Change and the Oceans
Alanna Mitchell, award winning environmental journalist will speak regarding the effect of climate change on the oceans especially with regards to acidification due to excess carbon dioxide.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Swansea Town Hall
Location:  95 Lavinia Ave., close to Runnymede subway, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.justearth.net
Phone:  416-766-6331
Categories:   Environment; Education; International
Dec 1/2009
Ottawa, ON
Unsafe Genetically Modified Corn? Canada's lack of assessment for "Monsanto's "SmartStax" GM corn
This is a panel discussion regarding the stark disagreement as to how to assess the safety of Monsanto GM corn. Health Canada does not classify Monsanto GM corn as "novel food".

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  St. Paul Univ. Amphiteatre
Location:  223 Main Str., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.cban.ca/corn
For information contact:  Lucy Sharratt
Phone:  613-241-2267 ext. 6
Categories:   Economic Development; Education; Biotechnology
Dec 2/2009
Toronto, ON
The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork
This is a panel discussion involving Nicola Ross (Alternatives), Wayne Roberts, Lorraine Johnson and Sean Micallef (Spacing) and talking about Toronto's food supply.

Time:  5:30 - 7:00 pm
Venue:  Suatainability Network
Location:  215 Sapadina Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Food & Beverage
Dec 3/2009
to Nov 4/2009
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Solar Thermal
This is the only professional level solar heating and cooloing conference available. Representatives are from manufacturers, installers, state agencies, policy makers etc.

Venue:  Monona Terrace
Location:  Madison, Wisconsin, US
For information contact:  kirsten@the-mrea.org
Phone:  715-592-6595
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Education
Dec 3/2009
Burlington, ON
Handling the Stress of the Season
Join in on our Company of Women Burlington Breakfast Meeting featuring guest speaker Heidi Cowie who will be discussing the topic of Handling the Stress of the Season. Heidi Cowie is the founder of Stress Chat and is an expert on managing stress. The meeting will be taking place at the Burlington Coffee Office, located at 3310 South Service Road, suite 300. For more information or to register, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca. The cost to attend is $20.00 for Company of Women members or $25 for non-members. Breakfast is included in this cost.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue:  The Coffee Office
Location:  3310 South Service Road, Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Women; Business & Economics
Dec 3/2009
to Dec 4/2009
Rotorua, New Zealand
"Walking the talk" at Rotorua conference
The conference theme is "Walking The Talk", encouraging journalism educators, techie types, communicators and those still practising the fine art of journalism to share the latest ways in which they teach, show, demonstrate best practice to todays J students.

Online, offline, face-to-face, distance, lecture, field trips, Second Life....lets hear about it all.

Venue:  Waiariki Institute of Technology
Location:  Rotorua, New Zealand
Website:  http://www.jeanz.org.nz/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Communications Industry & Technology
Dec 5/2009
Mexico
Think Green Eco Expo 2009
Think Green Expo will comprise of 3 main divisions: Eco Expo, Health & Wellness Centre and a Natural Whole Foods Restaurant.

Venue:  Riviera Maya
Location:  Mexico
Website:  http://www.thinkgreenexpo.com
For information contact:  info@thinkgreenecoexpo.com
Phone:  011 521 985 745 0270
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Health/Health Care
Dec 7/2009
Toronto, ON
Solar Cansi North American Solar Solutions
North American Solar Solutions, a major environmental company, will be displaying their solar equipment for perusal by the public. Check website for detailed product lists and training seminars.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nasolarsolutions.com
For information contact:  Dillen Peter Moonen solarsolutions@bmts.com
Phone:  705-443-0705
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Design
Dec 7/2009
to Dec 18/2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
KlimaForum09
Global civil society summit, running in parallel with main negotiations. Laying on a vast programme of workshops, speakers, films, theatre and music. Klimaforum09 believes that what is needed is building a finely balanced relation to nature, thus reducing consumption and production, rather than uncritically exploiting nature and believing in economic growth as is the case in global society today. To attain such change we need new ways of thinking, new cultural values, and new means of organising society. Klimaforum09 aims at constituting a cohesive framework for a multitude of conferences, workshops, exhibitions etc., to which citizens, grass roots and organisations from all over the world will contribute during the COP15 conference in Copenhagen.

Time:  8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Venue:  DGI-Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Location:  Tietgensgade 65, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website:  http://www.klimaforum09.org
For information contact:  klimaforum09@klimaforum09.org
Phone:  (+)45 33 253 253
Categories:   Environment
Dec 7/2009
to Dec 18/2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
United Nations Climate Change Conference
2009 is a crucial year in the international effort to address climate changes culminating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 7 - 18 December. In 2007, Parties agreed to shape an ambitious and effective international response to climate change, to be agreed to at Copenhagen.

Venue:  Copenhagen
Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Website:  http://en.cop15.dk/
Categories:   Environment; International; Science & Technology
Dec 8/2009
Toronto, ON
Show Me the Money - Accessing Government Grants
Company of Women is hosting a Toronto Breakfast Meeting featuring Bernadeen Mcleod of Mentor Works who will be discussing how to obtain government grants for your business. The meeting will take place at One Up Restaurant located at 130 Dundast Street West, 2nd floor. The cost to attend is $20 for Company of Women members and $25 for non-members. For more information or to register, please visit www.companyofwomen.ca. The cost includes breakfast.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue:  One Up
Location:  130 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.companyofwomen.ca
For information contact:  Bethan Alfano
Phone:  905-338-1771
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women; Government & Public Sector
Dec 9/2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Peoples Assembly and Global Ratification of the Peoples Protocol on Climate Change
Southern voices will call for a 'People's Protocol on Climate Change' which is founded on the principles of people's sovereignty, social justice, democracy, self-determination and participation. It has been developed through workshops all over the Majority World and will be 'ratified' on 9 December in Copenhagen, with simultaneous assemblies in other countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Canada.

Time:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Klima Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Location:  Tietgensgade 65, 1704 Copenhagen V, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website:  http://peoplesclimatemovement.net
For information contact:  Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron
Phone:  (632)9277060
Categories:   Environment
Dec 9/2009
Take Action on Climate Change
Canadian moms have contributed over 1500 photos of their kids to remind Stephen Harper who he's representing at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this month. On Dec. 9th, the photos will be projected onto visible walls in Copenhagen, Ottawa and Vancouver, urging Harper to join the global effort to fight global warming for the kids' sakes.

Location:  Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Copenhagen
Website:  http://www.TakeActionOnClimateChange.com.
For information contact:  Joan Bailey
Phone:  (604) 331-6201 x 227
Categories:   Environment; Politics & Political Organizations; Children & Youth
Dec 9/2009
Toronto, ON
The Global Credit Crisis One Year Later
What a difference a year makes. While last year at this time we were in the middle of one of the worst financial and economic downturns of the last half century, according to the Bank of Canada, we now find ourselves at the start of a global recovery that few predicted. The problem now, how do we ensure that the global recovery continues - and what can we expect in terms of financial and economic activity over the next 12 to 24 months? In addition, what regulatory and economic initiatives can we expect from governments as they try to prevent future crises, and how will these changes affect the financial services industry globally?

On December 9th, 2009, come and hear four renowned economists discuss these and other issues at IFIC&#146;s special breakfast presentation at The National Club.

SPEAKERS
- Christopher Probyn, Managing Director and Chief Economist, State Street Global Advisors
- Dr. Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank
- David Laidler, Fellow in Residence, C.D. Howe Institute, and Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario
- Paul Masson, Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Time:  8:00am - 10:00am
Venue:  The National Club
Location:  303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 2R1, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S%2cM3%2cbd7282d7-65df-421e-aa0b-969542861685
Dec 10/2009
Sarnia, ON
Energrow - Feed, Fuel and Freedom
The seminar will discuss the process of on-farm oil pressing, the bioproducts and their applications, as well as discuss recentinstallations and their value to farmers.

Time:  5:30 - 7:30
Venue:  Lambton College
Location:  1457 London Rd., Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.bluewatersustainabilityinitiative.com
For information contact:  Michael Nesdoly
Phone:  519-542-7751
Categories:   Farming; Environment; Economic Development
Dec 10/2009
Edmonton, AB
Measuring the Ecological Health in Alberta’s Oil Sands: Replacing Rhetoric with Fact
Measuring the Ecological Health in Alberta's Oil Sands: Replacing Rhetoric with Fact. Alberta's oil sands are a world-class resource that require word-class management. Unfortunately, the debate about future development in the oil sands is increasing clouded by rhetoric. Deliberate, informed choices about the tradeoff between industrial development and the ecological health in the region must be based on credible and relevant knowledge. Dr. Boutin will discuss recent results from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and their relevance to understanding the current and future ecological health of the oil sands.

Time:  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue:  Stollery Executive Development Centre, Room 5-40 A & B, Business Building
Location:  University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.see.ualberta.ca
For information contact:  uasee@ualberta.ca
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Dec 10/2009
Lethbridge, AB
Write For Rights 2009
Write 300 letters for human rights on International Human Rights Day. Free entertainment, refreshment and prizes.

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  The Round Street Cafe
Location:  427 5th Street South, Lethbridge, AB
For information contact:  Mary Kosta admin@ailethbridge.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Dec 10/2009
to Dec 13/2009
New Orleans
NGWA Ground Water Expo
It's here at Expo that ground water professionals from all sectors of the industry—water well contractors, scientists and engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers—gather as partners in progress to explore new solutions to new challenges, and the opportunities they present. From educational offerings and networking events to an exhibit hall packed with the newest in technology, it's all here at Expo.

Location:  New Orleans
Website:  http://www.ngwa.org/2009expo/
For information contact:  ngwa@ngwa.org
Phone:  614 898.7791
Categories:   Building & Construction
Dec 12/2009
Ottawa, ON
CNIB Day at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Join CNIB at the Canada Science and Technology Museum for an opportunity to explore the exhibition Braille: Knowledge at your Fingertips. Interact with Museum objects and take part in hands-on activities that demonstrate how science and technology has shaped the lives of Canadians living with vision loss. Create a braille graffiti mural, braille your name, and test adapted computers and other assistive devices.

Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitor Services
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Disability Issues; Science & Technology
Dec 12/2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Global Day of Action
Friends of the Earth International is organizing a colourful procession, which will move as a 'human flood' through the city. The Flood will end in one of the main squares, where participants will use their bodies and voices to create a giant living banner.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Klima Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Location:  Tietgensgade 65 1704 Copenhagen V, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website:  http://www.foei.org
Phone:  31 20 622 1369
Categories:   Environment
Dec 12/2009
Global Day of Mass Action on Climate Change
In the middle of global climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, there will be public disobedience demonstrations world wide for the cause of more radical action by governments.

Venue:  WORLD-WIDE
Website:  http://globalclimatecampaign.org
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Dec 12/2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
March at the Climate Summit in Copenhagen
On Saturday 12th of December, midway through the UNFCCC Climate Talks 2009, we invite you and your organisation to join us in bringing to the negotiators in Copenhagen a massive, loud and visible demonstration of the world’s will to act. Climate and green organisations and networks, trade unions, peace, solidarity and human relief organisations and movements, political and other civil society organisations and individuals are welcome. We are preparing a broad based, popular and family friendly demonstration going from Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) in central Copenhagen at 13.00 to the summit venue at the Bella Center.

Time:  13:00-16:00
Venue:  Christiansborg Slotsplads 1
Location:  1218 Kbenhavn K, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website:  http://12dec09.dk/content/english
Categories:   Environment
Dec 12/2009
Toronto, ON
TTC Fare Hike? Hell NO!
A fare hike of nearly $30 per monthly pass, which is about 30 % will be announced by TTC shortly. This will create "transportation poverty" at a time when the government is trying to increase public transport usage. The result of these two opposing policies is zero progress for the environment and for affordable public transportation for the poor.

Time:  1 pm
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  Queen & Bay Sts., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ocap@tao.ca
Categories:   Environment; Transportation & Travel; Economic Development
Dec 14/2009
Whitehorse, YT
Brave new Words
Brave new Words hosts both musicians and literary artists at the Baked Cafe. Their forum is also open to the public. This month David Clunies-Ross is the featured musician and Erling Friis Baastad is the featured author.

Time:  7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue:  Baked Cafe
Location:  Main St. in Horwoods Mall, Whitehorse, YT
For information contact:  Caitlin & Jodi, brave.new.words.yukon@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Music
Dec 19/2009
Montreal, QC
Montreal Shoe Action in solidarity with Muntadar al-Zeidi
Throw shoes at US consulate in solidarity with Muntadar al-Zeidi, asking for his release and opposing the US occupation of Iraq and in the future of Afghanistan.

Time:  1 p.m.
Venue:  US Consulate in Montreal
Location:  1155 St-Alexandre, metro McGill, Montreal, QC
For information contact:  blocktheempire@gmail.com
Phone:  514-848-7583
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Dec 27/2009
Toronto, ON
Toronto Peace Activists March in Solidarity to End the Illegal Siege of Gaza
Rally in Support of the Gaza Freedom March
Marching in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza to break the illegal blockade.

Dec. 27 will mark one year since the Israeli attack and invasion of the Gaza Strip. Although the Israeli tanks have left, the complete closure of the borders continues. According to the United Nations, the most recent invasion left 1,400 Palestinian civilians dead, thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless, many of whom still live in tents.

The Gaza Strip has been subject to Israeli control since the end of the Six-Day War in 1967. Although all the settlements were vacated and the Israeli Defense Forces withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Gaza's borders remained tightly controlled by the Israeli government and subject to regular attacks. Since 2007, Israel, with the help of Egypt and support by the United States, closed all the border crossings into Gaza, effectively cutting off access to the basic goods and services which can only be obtained from Israel, and preventing movement of people.

Israel's blockade of Gaza is a flagrant violation of international law that has led to mass suffering. Canada, the U.S., the European Union, and the rest of the international community are complicit. The law is clear. The conscience of humankind is shocked. Yet, the siege of Gaza continues.

Time:  1pm - 3pm
Venue:  in front of the Israeli Consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.gazafreedommarch.ca
For information contact:  Sandra Ruch, Canadian Coordinator
Phone:  416-716-4010
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Dec 29/2009
Chemerical premiere on Super Channel at 9 p.m.
This program examines deeply the extent to which chemicals are used by society and the potential ramifications of such a state of affairs. Tips are also given how to replace toxic cleaners with more friendly ingredients.

Time:  9:00 pm
Venue:  Super Channel
Website:  http://chemicalnation.com
For information contact:  Lowell Hall, lowell@ihmetropolis.com
Phone:  416-997-1636
Categories:   Environment; Education; Housewares, Home Furnishings & Maintenance
Dec 31/2009
Historic Gaza Freedom March to Israeli Border Set For December 31
Global grassroots initiative inspired by Gandhi/Mandela aims to break blockade
The Gaza Freedom March that will take place in Gaza on December 31 is a historic initiative to break the siege that has imprisoned the 1.5 million people who live there. Conceived in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and nonviolent resistance to injustice worldwide, the march will gather people from all over the world to march hand in hand with the people of Gaza to demand that the Israelis open the borders.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the December 2008 Israeli invasion that left over 1,400 dead, this is a grassroots global response to the inaction of world leaders and institutions. Over 1,000 international delegates from 42 countries have already signed up. Participants include author Alice Walker, Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham, French Senator Alima Boumediene–Thiery, author and Filipino Parliament member Walden Bello, President of the U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights Attorney Michael Ratner, Japanese former Ambassador to Lebanon Naoto Amaki, French hip-hop artists Ministere des Affaires Populaires, and 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein.
The international delegates will enter Gaza via Egypt during the last week of December. In the morning December 31, they will join Palestinians in a non-violent march from Northern Gaza to the Erez/Israeli border. On the Israeli side of the Erez border will be a gathering of Palestinians and Jews also calling to open the borders.

Venue:  Gaza borders
Website:  http://www.gazafreedommarch.org
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Jan 16/2010
to Jan 16/2009
Guelph, ON
Environmental Sciences Symposium - 16th Annual
Each year, U of Guelph students stage a symposium which involve academics, private industry, and government representatives. The aim is to discuss pressing environmental issues.

Venue:  u of Guelph
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.uoguelph.ca
For information contact:  envsymp@uoguelph.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education; Science & Technology
Jan 18/2010
to Jan 21/2009
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
World Future Energy Summit
The event provides an ideal networking opportunity for for industry leaders, investors, scientists, investors and researchers to achieve a cleaner world.

Venue:  Abu Dhabi
Location:  www.worldfutureenergysummit.com, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
For information contact:  anis.jemai@reedexpo.ae
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; International
May 29/2010
to May 29/2009
Brockville-Thousand Islands, ON
Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands 2010
Part of the Doors Open Ontario 2010 series of events.

Location:  Brockville-Thousand Islands, ON
Phone:  416-325-5000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Architecture
May 29/2010
to May 29/2009
Pembroke, ON
Doors Open Pembroke 2010
Part of the Doors Open Ontario 2010 series of events.

Location:  Pembroke, ON
Phone:  416-325-5000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Architecture
Sep 11/2010
to Sep 12/2009
Cornwall-Seaway Valley, ON
Doors Open Cornwall-Seaway Valley 2010
Part of the Doors Open Ontario 2010 series of events.

Location:  Cornwall-Seaway Valley, ON
Phone:  416-325-5000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Architecture
Sep 25/2010
to Sep 25/2009
Peterborough, ON
Doors Open Peterborough 2010
Part of the Doors Open Ontario series of events.

Location:  Peterborough, ON
Phone:  416-325-5000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Architecture
Sep 25/2010
to Sep 26/2009
Seaforth and District, ON
Doors Open Seaforth and District 2010
Part of the Doors Open Ontario 2010 series of events.

Location:  Seaforth and District, ON
Phone:  416-325-5000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Architecture
 
  




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