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Date, Location Event, Organization
Mar 9/2011
to Mar 9/2012
Toronto, ON
European pearls -- Sinfonia Toronto masterpiece concert
Sinfonia Toronto's next Masterpiece Series concert will feature the virtuosic Double Bass Concerto No. 2 by Bottesini performed by orchestra member, double bassist Calum MacLeod and Jeonghwan Yoon on violin.

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio
Location:  250 Front St. W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/european-pearls-sinfonia-toronto-masterpiece-concert
For information contact:  Heather
Phone:  sinfoniatoronto.gm@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Oct 2/2011
to Feb 28/2012
Texas, United States
Anita Lobel
"I usually plan a book as a play. The pictures become 'scenes' with 'principals' and 'chorus' grouped and regrouped according to what is then happening in the story. Writing and illustrating books for children is a form of drama for me. I approach the construction of a picture book as if it were a theatre piece to be performed, assigning dialogue, dressing the characters, and putting them into an appropriate setting."
~ Anita Lobel
Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison's Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books about her cat, Nini, One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), Nini Here and There, and Nini Lost and Found. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

Venue:  The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
Location:  102 Cedar - Abilene, Texas 79601, Texas, United States
Website:  http://www.nccil.org/experience/artists/Lobel/index.htm
Phone:  telephone at (325) 673-4586, v
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jan 1/2012
TBA
Canadian University Press 2011 Conference or NASH74
NASH74, will take place in January, 2012, hosted by the Martlet and Nexus. Each year, CUP organizes a five-night national conference in January, affectionately referred to as NASH. Each region also has access to a subsidy that can be used to fund regional-specific events and conferences. Conferences give student journalists the opportunity to meet with their peers, share skills, and participate in workshops and seminars hosted by professionals in the field. The national conference is also the cooperative's annual general meeting, where members determine CUP's direction and elect national staff.

Time:  Exact Dates Are not Determines yet - keep checking the below website
Location:  TBA
Website:  http://www.cup.ca/conferences
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jan 4/2012
Toronto, ON
World Hypnotism Day Workshop Unleash Your Power Through Hypnosis
Start 2012 with success by clearing your internal conflicts. Learn how your limitations are affecting your life. Use the hidden & incredible power of your mind to manifest the life you desire.

By accessing the power of your subconscious mind you will:
- Clear your barriers and their negative effect on your life
- Increase understanding of your unconscious behaviors
- Reconnect with your inner-self and live in harmony

It is our birthright to live freely and experience love, peace and happiness.

Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute Inc.
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/Monthlyworkshop.html
For information contact:  Dianna Guglietti
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jan 14/2012
Sudbury, ON
Making Media in Sudbury: Workshop and G20 Book Launch
Making Media in Sudbury: Two Events

1PM: Grassroots Media Workshop with Geordie Dent, co-founder of the Toronto Media Co-op
SOCIAL with refreshments between events. Learn some of the basics about writing for the media co-op -- gain some skills, get some tips, learn the process. As well, you'll get to hear about how the media co-op model works and the history of the network so far.

4PM: G20 Book Launch with Shailagh Keaney: Shailagh grew up in Sudbury and has written content both for the local site and for The Media Co-op more generally. She will be in town to launch a new book called "Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest", which includes a piece by her called, "Women Resist, Police Repress: Stories of Gendered Police Violence at the Toronto G20." Come and celebrate the release of this new book and learn about the G20, resistance, and gender!

Come to one, the other, or both events!

Since early in 2011, a local group has been working hard to bring you a new grassroots media source located in Sudbury (http://www.mediacoop.ca/group/sudbury) but connected to a national network called The Media Co-op (http://www.mediacoop.ca/). We want YOU to write, photograph, report, opine, and blog, and we want you to share your work on our site -- we are most interested in local, original, journalistic writing but we are open to a wide range of material.

Time:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  The ERC (reThink Green Environmental Resource Centre)
Location:  176 Larch Street (back entrance), Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://www.mediacoop.ca/blog/grassrootssudburymedia/9200
For information contact:  grassrootssudburymedia@gmail.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 14/2012
to Jan 17/2012
Toronto, ON
The Canadian Home Furnishings Market Trade Show
The Canadian Home Furnishings Market is where the Canadian furniture industry come together once a year. It's the only place to find the latest trends and new collections for the living room, bedroom and dining room, as well as juvenile furniture, accent furniture, bedding, home theatre units, lamps and decorative accessories.

Time:  January 14,15,16 2012 From 9:00am to 6:00pm,January 17, 2012 From 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue:  Conference Centre
Location:  255 Front Street West, M5V 2X7, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tchfm.com
For information contact:  JEAN FRANOIS MICHAUD(jfmichaud@afmq.com)
Phone:  514 866-3631 Ext:210
Categories:   Trade
Jan 15/2012
to Jan 21/2012
National Non-Smoking Week
NNSW has been observed for 35 years and is one of the longest running and most important events in the CCTC's ongoing public education efforts regarding the consequences of tobacco use.

Venue:  National
Website:  http://www.nnsw.ca
For information contact:  Jocelyne Koepke
Phone:  613 567-3050
Jan 17/2012
Toronto, ON
Final budget showdown: Toronto vs Rob Ford!
On January 17th-19th, City Council will vote on the 2012 budget. Ford and his buddies want to cut nearly $90 million in services, even though the city has a surplus of at least $140 million. They plan to slash services, hike fares and user fees, and lockout or layoff work...ers when there is actually enough money to improve life in this city.
Toronto Stop the Cuts has been organizing in neighbourhoods across the city to build powerful resistance against Ford and his cuts. On January 17th, we are all coming together for a Final Budget Showdown - a rally and actions to oppose the cuts and demand an expansion of city services for all!
Join us - together we can Stop the Cuts!

Time:  5:30 - 8:30
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  tostopthecuts@gmail.com
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Services; Social Policy
Jan 17/2012
Toronto, ON
SPRiNG - Whose Job is the "Green" Job? Moving Beyond the Voluntary and Advancing Sustainability by Leveraging "Green" Responsibilities
"Employee engagement" is a term sustainability professionals are familiar with -- a means of motivating others within their business or organization toward advancing "green" initiatives.
There are the voluntary measures employees may take (e.g. powering down their computers, recycling waste paper, choosing to print 2-sided, etc.) but these can be piecemeal and difficult to measure. To truly advance sustainability, and do it efficiently, one must target those employees in positions of greatest influence.
Who are these key players? What are their departments? What role do they play in advancing sustainability? When do voluntary measures become "green" responsibilities?
During this session of SPRiNG, Roya Khaleeli will begin by introducing this critical issue. Roya's talk will lead into a roundtable dialogue with the attending sustainability professionals, creating a forum wherein more insightful and critical understanding will come to light.

You must RSVP to attend. Please contact James Watson (information below).

Time:  8:45 am - 10:30 am
Venue:  Thompson Block meeting room, Network Orange, ING DIRECT Downtown Café
Location:  221 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beausoleilsustainability.com/spring-2012january17.html
For information contact:  James Watson, jwatson@beausoleilsustainability.com
Phone:  647-504-9377
Categories:   Environment
Jan 18/2012
Collingwood, ON
Be The Change Film Series: Gasland
Gasland examines "the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history" that has swept across the United States. The Halliburton -developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

Time:  Live Music starts at 6:30pm, Discussion starts at 7:15, and Film starts at 7:30pm
Venue:  Gaytey Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.bethechangefilmseries.ca/
For information contact:  Lisa Farano, lisa@elephantthoughts.com
Phone:  705-444-2012
Categories:   Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 19/2012
North Bay, ON
Greening Screening - Free Film Night - "Tapped"
"Tapped" is a must see documentary! It examines the role of the bottled water industry and its' effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Facts from the film - Did you know that:
- 40% of bottled water is just tap water!
- Bottled water companies are not required to regulate the health or quality of their water - and the state is not required to regulate it either!
- Bottled water companies like NESTLE, COCA COLA, and PEPSI sell 1 bottle of water for 1900 times the cost of tap water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72MCumz5lq4

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  the North Bay Public Library
Location:  271 Worthington St. E., North Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.greeningnipissing.org
For information contact:  greeningnipissing@gmail.com
Phone:  705-472-0200 ext 2
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage
Jan 20/2012
Toronto, ON
Black and white -- Sinfonia Toronto masterpiece concert
Virtuosic clarinetist James Campbell returns to Toronto to perform Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. The program also features pianist Dmitry Gordin in Shostakovich's Piano Quintet. The orchestra's Music Director Nurhan Arman will conduct the performance. The program also includes Mozart's Sinfonia K. 137.Tickets are $40 adult; $32 senior and $12 student. They can be purchased from 416-
872-4255 or at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com
Subscriptions to the 7-concert Masterpiece Series are $189 adult; $169 senior and $99 students
by phone at 416-499-0403, or $10 off each price with the online discount at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio
Location:  250 Front St. W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/black-and-white-sinfonia-toronto-masterpiece-concert
For information contact:  Heather
Phone:  Contact email: sinfoniatoront
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Jan 23/2012
Ottawa, ON
All the Dirt: Reflections on (successful, cooperative) Organic Farming
Free Author Reading and Discussion with Robin Tunnicliffe (saanichorganics.com) All the Dirt (published Jan 2012) will be available for purchase & signing. Meet Robin and hear her relate the experiences of three young women following their dreams to become successful organic farmers and business partners. A founder of Saanich Organics, Robin is en route to the Guelph Organics Conference where she will present "Food Hubs - helping new farmers share investment, workload and marketing".

Time:  start at 7:00 pm
Venue:  Main Library Auditorium (lower level)
Location:  120 Metcalf St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://touchwoodeditions.com/book_details.php?isbn_upc=9781927129128.
For information contact:  kgreen@usc-canada.org
Phone:  613-234-6827 ext 228
Categories:   Farming; Environment
Jan 23/2012
Toronto, ON
Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project
Population geneticist Spencer Wells presents a talk using images and video from around the world about his search for human origins.
Admission: $39.50-$59.50

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Roy Thomson Hal
Location:  60 Simcoe, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056845&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-872-4255, masseyhall.com
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 23/2012
Calgary, AB
Oil & Water: Transforming Relationships in the Oilsands
At this interactive event, we will explore the various dimensions of oilsands development in Northern Alberta, and their influence on our environment, economy and society. By examining diverse perspectives and encouraging dialogue on the topic, we start to explore the complexity of one of the largest industrial developments in the world.

Who: Individuals of any age working on or simply passionate about water issues - across all contexts, sectors and stakeholder groups.

Where: SAIT - Macdonald Hall in the Heritage Hall Building. Accessible from the SAIT/ACAD LRT Transit station, paid parking available.

Free admission with registration. Register online at: www.waterlution.org/hubs/ab

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Venue:  MacDonald Hall, Heritage Hall Building, SAIT Polytechnic
Location:  16 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.waterlution.org/hubs/ab
Categories:   Environment
Jan 23/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Conversations Present: From Anti-apartheid to the Human Rights Battles of 2012
The international Anti-Apartheid movement was one of the first truly international social movements the world had seen. Activists all across the globe organized political actions in support of Southern African liberation movements and those organizing uprisings and protests in the townships. This international movement included thousands of Canadians. In our age of global issues, what can Canada's contribution to one of the first truly global campaigns for human rights and justice teach us about today's struggles?

Admission: Free
RSVP: couch@couchichinginstitute.ca or 416-494-1440, ext. 225

Time:  6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Venue:  St. Jamestown Community Corner
Location:  200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.couchichinginstitute.ca/
For information contact:  couch@couchichinginstitute.ca
Phone:  416-494-1440, ext. 225
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 23/2012
to Jan 24/2012
Toronto, ON
Commercializing Cleantech
Gain the essential skills to secure your share of the $1.9 billion invested each quarter in green technology companies worldwide
Our distinguished faculty will provide practical strategies to help you successfully commercialize cleantech innovations:
* Acquire indispensable tools to secure funding for developing, testing and manufacturing your innovation
* Protect your valuable innovation at home and abroad
* Develop the critical business, marketing and operational strategies you need to access the worldwide cleantech market
* Acquire up-to-date developments in Canada&#146;s regulatory regime impacting cleantech
* Network with other cleantech entrepreneurs

Boost your skills even further by participating in one or both of the Post-Forum
Workshops:
(A) Creating a Business Plan to Secure Maximum Funding
(B) Negotiating and Draft ing Licensing Agreements
PLUS! Earn CPD Hours

Venue:  Sutton Place Hotel
Location:  955 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cleantechforum.ca
For information contact:  Taylor Francis, customerservice@canadianinstitute.com
Phone:  416-927-7936
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics
Jan 24/2012
Toronto, ON
Economic Inequality: What Do We Do?
This summer the Occupy movement rekindled widespread interest in the growing income gap in our society. You are invited to the first in a series of public forums on the subject of economic inequality.

Speakers:
Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star columnist and co-author of The Trouble with Billionaires.
Ed Waitzer, partner of law firm Stikeman Elliott, former chair of Ontario Securities Commission, and professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business.

Speakers will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by John Sewell.

Be part of this important discussion to plan ways to achieve a more equal society.

This event is wheelchair accessible
Free - donations welcome

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Trinity St. Paul's Centre
Location:  427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.economicinequality.ca/
For information contact:  Anna Willats, awillats@sympatico.ca
Categories:   Social Policy; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 25/2012
Toronto, ON
Film Screening - Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
The Centre for Women's Studies in Education is partnering with WHEN to screen Exposure: Enviromental Links to Breast Cancer. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg will be present to lead a discussion after the film.

Tired of Pink Washing? Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer is an award-winning documentary conceived in response to the growing public debate about environmental contaminants and
women’s health. Featuring multiple experts in women’s health, the film raises awareness about the connections between environment, health, and disease prevention and offers strategies for generating the social changes needed for a cleaner, safer world.

Winner, Best Health Documentary 2001 New York International Independent Film Festival, Nominated for a 1998 Gemini Award for Best Writing for a Canadian Documentary

Director: Francine Zuckerman
Producers: Martha Butterfield & Francine Zuckerman
Associate Producer, Principle Research Consultant: Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg.

Time:  12:00pm - 1:30 pm
Venue:  Centre for Women's Studies in Education. Room 2-227
Location:  252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.womenshealthyenvironments.ca/node/699
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Environment
Jan 25/2012
Toronto, ON
Tommy Douglas put Canada's Healthcare on the Wrong Path
Did Canada take a wrong turn in the 1960s when, with Saskatchewan leading the way, it created a system of universal public health insurance? Was Canadian "medicare" a great step forward in the provision of a fundamental social service - Canada’s biggest and best social program? Or did it become a bloated albatross, a bureaucratic approach to health care that created inefficiencies, rationing, and mediocrity? Was Tommy Douglas, father of the distinctive Canadian approach to health care, actually the greatest Canadian, or was he a deluded socialist?

Moderator: J.L. Granatstein

Speaking for the motion will be Michael Bliss, University Professor emeritus at the University of Toronto who has long been one of Canada’s most prolific and prominent historians. He has written very widely in the history of medicine, about Canadian politics, and on current Canadian issues, including health care. He is currently president of the American Osler Society and has recently published a memoir, Writing History: A Professor’s Life.

Speaking against the motion will be Greg Marchildon, who holds the Canada Research Chair at the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Regina. Dr. Marchildon served as the CEO of the Romanow Royal Commission on Health Care and has extensively written and spoken on the key issues facing Canada's medicare.

Cost: Public $25.00, Member $20.00

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Royal Ontario Museum, Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
Location:  100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures/index.php?ref=showinfo&program_id=7338
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 25/2012
to Jan 28/2012
Halifax, NS
Dead of Winter Music Festival, Halifax
The In the Dead of Winter festival is an acoustic based festival that will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada annually on the last weekend of January. The goal of the festival is to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of acoustic music in the Atlantic Region, Canada, and the United States. It is of particular importance to the festival to not only celebrate the excellence of our musicians but to also provide venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience.

Location:  2367 Maynard Street, B3K 3T8, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.inthedeadofwinter.com/index.html
For information contact:  Kasia Morrison - kasiamorrison@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jan 26/2012
Toronto, ON
Democracy and the Decline of Great Powers
Join us for a lecture on: Democracy and the Decline of Great Powers by Vsevolod Gunitskiy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto.
This lecture is part of the Vital Discussion of Human Security lecture series and is co-sponsored by the University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace. All are welcome. No charge.

Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:  University College at the University of Toronto, Rm 087
Location:  15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/democracy-and-the-decline-of-great-powers
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Jan 26/2012
Toronto, ON
Unikkausivut : Sharing Our Stories, Screening and Panel Discussion
Join us for highlights from the NFB’s new collection and discover the Inuit way of life, their perspectives and values, in films representing all four Canadian Inuit regions.
The Inuit have a long and vibrant tradition of passing tales and legends down from one generation to the next using visual arts and storytelling. Discover a powerful portrait of the Inuit experience, past and present, in these animated shorts and documentaries.
A panel discussion will follow the screening.

Time:  starts at 6:00 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416-973-3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Native Peoples
Jan 26/2012
to Jan 29/2012
Guelph, ON
32nd Annual Guelph Organic Conference 2012
Seeds of Co-operation is the official title of the conference. Some of the workshops available are: Organic sheep intensive program, Get and stay certified: record keeping for growers, Foodland: promoting organic within the brand, Overview of FarmStart training programs, Farm scale: what size farm suits your lifestyle? There are many more listed in the link below.

During the time when the Annual Guelph Conference runs, there is really a vast array of Guelph hotel choices for Conference guests staying in town. However, the 3 CLUSTER HOTELS (those at the University corner, or within a very short walking distance of the Guelph University Centre) tend to get over 80% of the bookings because of their immediate proximity. Also, there are numerous organic amenities offered at these hotels.

Things to remember when planning your visit to a 4-day workshop program with a 2-day Expo (final 2 days):
# You need both the brochure and the registration form, in order to understand the pricing structure of the entire 4-day event. There is no one single price for the event.
# JANUARY 5TH ADVANCE PRICING DEADLINE, after which full prices apply on several key workshops.
# SORRY, BUT SOME FEATURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER JANUARY 5TH – this is due to 3-week advance mailing and ordering deadlines (Jan. 27-28 parking passes and Jan. 27-28 organic box lunches).

Venue:  Guelph University
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/, http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/workshops/workshop-overvie
For information contact:  CONFERENCE GENERAL INQUIRY LINE is now closed until September 1st
Phone:  (519) 824-4120 Extension 56205
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming
Jan 26/2012
to Jan 29/2012
Guelph, ON
Guelph Organic Conference 2012
This 4-day event includes international speakers, seminars & intro workshops on key topics including, G.E. foods, organic production/certification, changing climates, eco-villages, earth buildings, farmland protection & food security. From producer to consumer, the workshops offer something for everyone. PLUS, there is an Organic Expo/Tasting Fair with 160+ exhibitors on Saturday/Sunday, free to the public. This is your opportunity to sample and purchase a wealth of organic, fair trade products. Meet the makers, movers & shakers and discover how to make many positive changes in your life.
Enjoy a stimulating mid-winter organic weekend!
2012 theme: "Seeds of Co-operation"
For traders, students, farmers, gardeners, researchers, retailers and media.
Volunteers get free admission for the events.

Venue:  University of Guelph
Location:  50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Farming; Environment
Jan 31/2012
to Feb 1/2012
ON
The World We Want: An Evening with Frances Moore Lapp
USC Canada presents an inspiring evening with the visionary author of the ground-breaking Diet for a Small Planet (1971), Frances Moore Lappé.

Based on her new book, EcoMind, Lappé confronts our current myths about markets, food, and environmental issues, challenging us to change the way we think so we can create the world we want.

TORONTO:
Date: January 31, 2012
Place: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $10.00 (+taxes)

OTTAWA:
Date: February 1, 2012
Place: St Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $10.00 (+taxes)

If you prefer, you can also buy tickets in person at the office of USC Canada (56 Sparks Street, Suite 705, Ottawa). For further information about these events.

Time:  start at 7:eJanuary 31st (Toronto) and February 1st (Ottawa)
Venue:  (1) Wychwood Barns and (2) St Brigid's Centre for the Arts
Location:  (1) 601 Christie St., Toronto and (2) 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.usc-canada.org/lappe
For information contact:  Julia, jlaforge@usc-canada.org
Phone:  613-234-6827 ext.225
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage
Jan 31/2012
to Feb 29/2012
Toronto, ON
ECOexecutives: Environment 101 at the Toronto Zoo
ECOexecutives 2012 offers high impact lessons in sustainability. Through exclusive behind the scenes tours and interactive content sessions participants see the link between sustainable business choices and biodiversity protection. A fantastic opportunity to meet other business professionals with the same goals in mind, and touch a rhino!
The Toronto Zoo has partnered with some of today's most inspirational business sustainability speakers to discuss issues such as energy and climate change, fresh water and oceans, employee engagement, sustainable marketing and supply chain management.

ECOexecutives is offered in two sessions; ECOexecutives: Environment 101, and ECOexecutives: Integrating Sustainability.
Join us for ECOexecutives: Environment 101 and learn how to reduce your organization's environmental footprint. Participate in workshops on the carbon economy, water conservation, and energy reduction. Receive the inspiration, tools and knowledge to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of business operations.
ECOexecutives: Integrating Sustainability delves deeper into the issues of sustainability. Learn how to fully integrate sustainability into your company, by taking part in workshop sessions covering employee engagement, sustainable marketing and responsible supply chain management.

Time:  Jan.31st, Feb.15th, Feb.29th from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm
Venue:  Toronto Zoo
Location:  361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/ecoexecutives.asp
For information contact:  Nia Gibson, ngibson@torontozoo.ca
Phone:  416-393-6365
Categories:   Environment
Feb 2/2012
Kitchener, ON
REEP Workshop -- Water Softening and Conditioning Options
Waterloo Region gets the majority of its drinking water from the ground. This 'hard' mineral-rich water leaves spots on our glasses, does not allow soap to lather well, and leaves lime deposits in our coffee pots, kettles and water heaters.

Find out from the Region of Waterloo's water softener study which water softeners use the least amounts of water, energy and salt. Also, find out about salt-free water conditioning options available.

Workshop includes:
* Introduction to rain water management
* Overview of hard and soft water and the environmental impacts of softening water
* Review of water softeners available that reduce water, energy and salt use
* Review of salt-free conditioning options

This workshop is part of the RAIN program, which promotes an ecological approach to stormwater management.
This workshop is supported by: the City of Kitchener's Local Environmental Action Fund, Green Communities Canada, Ontario Power Authority, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Visit www.reepgreen.ca to register.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  REEP House for Sustainable Living
Location:  20 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://www.reepgreen.ca
For information contact:  info@reepgreen.ca
Phone:  519-744-9799
Categories:   Environment
Feb 2/2012
to Feb 3/2012
Vancouver, BC
Green Development: Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
Green development is essential to both accommodate population growth and achieve a community vision for sustainability and liveability. Municipalities are at the forefront of the green infrastructure movement. To create green communities, changes will need to be made to existing land use regulations, design guidelines, construction standards, and more.
This conference will provide delegates with expert advice on the current state of green infrastructure and the anticipated impact of future developments. Hear from leaders in the field including Dr. John Robinson of the University of British Columbia, Brent Toderian of the City of Vancouver, Mark Holland of New Monaco Enterprise Corporation and Thomas Mueller of the Canada Green Building Council.
Issues to be addressed:
* Impact of new energy retrofit upgrade requirements in many municipalities
* Key issues in recommissioning/retrofitting and reuse of existing structures of BC Building Code amendments
* The potential impact of US litigation on green infrastructure in Canada
* Current impact of green infrastructure on the construction industry
* Essential issues in land use planning and zoning
* Strengths, challenges and outcomes of municipalities making a carbon neutral commitment
* How to leverage green development for maximum community and developer benefit
* LEED, BOMA, and other building stand codes
* Successes and challenges in developing community energy solutions
* Essential water issues

Time:  Check in begins at 8:30 am, The conference starts at 9:00 am
Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
Location:  1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.pbli.com/901
For information contact:  registrations@pbli.com
Phone:  604-730-2500
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction
Feb 3/2012
to Feb 4/2012
Winnipeg, MB
3rd Annual Reel Green Film Festival
Manitoba's only festival dedicated to environmental issues and solutions. Be informed. Be inspired.

Friday Feb. 3
Join Manitoba Eco-Network as we kick off the Reel Green Film Festival with an award winning documentary. The evening will feature a reception and award ceremony honoring Manitobans who have contributed to the protection and stewardship of our natural assets. Tickets $20.00
Venue: West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.

Saturday February 4
Screening of a series of environmental films; display tables by local environmental organizations. Tickets $12.00
Venue: Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg.

Venue:  West End Cultural Centre & Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://mbeconetwork.org/
For information contact:  info@mbeconetwork.org
Phone:  204-947-6511
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Feb 3/2012
to Feb 5/2012
Montreal, QC
canfitpro Personal Training, Group Fitness and Aquafitness Conference and Trade Show
Choose from over 100 sessions of the newest and most updated fitness education. We offer Montreal's best presenter line-up, incredible new programming, and a two day fitness trade show with amazing deals!

Venue:  Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal
Location:  900 Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/montreal
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Feb 6/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Day of Action against the Criminalization of HIV
Call to Action, March to the Old City Hall & Street Theatre.
On February 8th, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two landmark cases about HIV, sex and the Criminal Law.
STAND FOR JUSTICE!
Stop the Criminalization of HIV!

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity
Location:  483 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Law Enforcement & Corrections
Feb 7/2012
Vancouver, BC
A New Definition of Value: Paving the way to Water-centric leadership
Join us in launching the Waterlution Vancouver Hub!
Free admission with registration - space is limited
http://waterlutionvancouverhub.eventbrite.ca/

How can we prioritize water in our financial decision-making?
How are water and the economy inextricably linked?

With special guest provocateur
Dr. Hans Schreier
of UBC's Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability

Hosted by
Dana McDonald, Waterlution Hub Manager

... and featuring special guests from across Metro Vancouver

Who should attend? Individuals of any age working on or simply passionate about water - across all contexts, sectors and stakeholder groups.

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:  HiVE Vancouver
Location:  128 West Hastings, Suite 210, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.waterlution.org/hubs/bc
For information contact:  Dana McDonald, dana@waterlution.org
Categories:   Environment
Feb 7/2012
Owen Sound, ON
Commission for Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness
The McGuinty government is planning painful cuts to health care, education, and social services (as high as 33 percent in some Ministries ). From the smallest women's shelter to the largest hospital, no public service is safe.
Under these mounting attacks, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) approached a national advocacy group called the Public Services Foundation of Canada (PSFC) to hold a Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness.
Last September, the PSFC agreed to work with OPSEU to hold province-wide hearings to hear from people who value public services and tax fairness as a way to pay for preserving those services our communities rely on.
We will hold public hearings and town hall forums across the province where citizens of Ontario, from every walk of life, are encouraged to make submissions.

Time:  Hearings: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Town Hall: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Bay Room, Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre
Location:  808 2nd Avenue E, Owen Sound, ON
For information contact:  Kiera Chion, kchion@opseu.org
Phone:  416-526-0330
Categories:   Social Services; Taxation
Feb 8/2012
Montreal, QC
The Politics of Climate Change: Climate Technofixes: Rio +20 or Silent Spring -50
Having the "proof of principle" that industry can change the climate, the folks who caused the problem are proposing new technological solutions. Unfortunately, there is no "proof of principle" that they can do it right. Pat Mooney, author and award-winning director of ETC Group will provide an overview of the politics behind some of the most critical issues facing the planet today: unsustainable agriculture, corporate concentration in the life industries and geoengineering.

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Hall Building, Room H-767
Location:  1455 de Maisonneuve Bldg West, Montreal, QC
Categories:   Environment
Feb 9/2012
Kitchener, ON
REEP Workshop - Put Your Driveway and Sidewalks on a Low Salt Diet
Alternative Products and Hands-On Tips for Your Home

Nobody wants to slip and slide on their sidewalks and driveways, but nobody wants too much salt to burn pet paws, damage plants, and pollute rivers and groundwater either. What can we do to reduce our salt use? What are the best winter tools for shoveling and chipping? What are the most effective salt alternative products?

Come and find out from Colleen Brown, Water Education Coordinator with the Region of Waterloo. Be prepared to bundle up and head outside to try a variety of chippers, shovels and salt alternatives, and see what works best for you.

Workshop includes:
* Introduction to RAIN and Smart About Salt programs
* Understanding the problems related to outdoor salt use
* Mechanical tips and techniques for reducing ice
* Review of alternative products
* Outdoor test of shovels, choppers, salt alternatives on test ice patches
* Discussion of best practices on permeable paving

This workshop is part of the RAIN program, which promotes an ecological approach to stormwater management.

Visit www.reepgreen.ca to register.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  REEP House for Sustainable Living
Location:  20 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://www.reepgreen.ca
For information contact:  Cheryl Evans, info@reepgreen.ca
Phone:  519-744-9799
Categories:   Environment; Housewares, Home Furnishings & Maintenance
Feb 9/2012
to Mar 7/2012
Toronto, ON
ECOexecutives: Integrating Sustainability at the Toronto Zoo
ECOexecutives 2012 offers high impact lessons in sustainability. Through exclusive behind the scenes tours and interactive content sessions participants see the link between sustainable business choices and biodiversity protection. A fantastic opportunity to meet other business professionals with the same goals in mind, and touch a rhino!
The Toronto Zoo has partnered with some of today's most inspirational business sustainability speakers to discuss issues such as energy and climate change, fresh water and oceans, employee engagement, sustainable marketing and supply chain management.

ECOexecutives is offered in two sessions; ECOexecutives: Environment 101, and ECOexecutives: Integrating Sustainability.
Join us for ECOexecutives: Environment 101 and learn how to reduce your organization's environmental footprint. Participate in workshops on the carbon economy, water conservation, and energy reduction. Receive the inspiration, tools and knowledge to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of business operations.
ECOexecutives: Integrating Sustainability delves deeper into the issues of sustainability. Learn how to fully integrate sustainability into your company, by taking part in workshop sessions covering employee engagement, sustainable marketing and responsible supply chain management.

Time:  Feb.9th, Feb.22nd, Mar.7th from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm
Venue:  Toronto Zoo
Location:  361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/ecoexecutives.asp
For information contact:  Nia Gibson, ngibson@torontozoo.ca
Phone:  416-393-6365
Categories:   Environment
Feb 13/2012
to Feb 14/2012
Regina, SK
EnerCan West 2012: Energy and the Environment Conference and Trade Show
EnerCan West 2012 is a not-to-be-missed conference and trade show about energy. Weaving together workshops by some of the best minds in energy and environment, EnerCan West will feature leading edge exhibits and displays of some of the best technological innovations available.

EnerCan West will set the stage for energy-focused business development, investment and public policy discussions by creating a truly excellent venue for the exchange of world-class information.

EnerCan West 2012: Energy and the Environment - will feature:
* numerous workshops and breakout sessions in two concurrent tracks
* two stellar plenary sessions
* two world-class luncheon addresses
* "Green Dragon's Lair" where innovators can present ideas to a panel of media "Dragons"
* "The Pitch Patch", where exhibiting suppliers will present their unique products, features, services and benefits

Venue:  Delta Regina Hotel
Location:  1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.enercanwest.com
For information contact:  EnerCan West 2012 Conference Secretariat, Maureen@buksa.com
Phone:  780-436-0983 ext. 257
Categories:   Environment
Feb 13/2012
to Feb 14/2012
Regina, SK
EnerCan West 2012: Energy and the Environment Conference and Trade Show
It’s all about energy!
EnerCan West 2012 is a not-to-be-missed conference and trade show about energy. Weaving together workshops by some of the best minds in energy and environment, EnerCan West will feature leading edge exhibits and displays of some of the best technological innovations available.
EnerCan West will set the stage for energy-focused business development, investment and public policy discussions by creating a truly excellent venue for the exchange of world-class information

Location:  2341 McIntyre St. S4P 2S3, Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.enercanwest.com/
For information contact:  info@seima.sk.ca
Phone:  306.543.1567
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment
Feb 14/2012
Toronto
Haroon Siddiqui on the Arab Spring
What has been called the "Arab Spring" is an exciting development not only for the Arab-speaking world but for all nations and cultures who wish to see the people at the centre of national governance. A respected senior member the Canadian media and elegant defender of human rights for all and an advocate of true multiculturalism in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui tells us why the Arab Spring matters for all Canadians.

Speaker
Haroon Siddiqui is a senior editor and columnist for The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper. He has been editorial page editor, national editor, news editor and covered or supervised coverage of Canada for 40 years, and reported from nearly 40 countries, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq War, and, lately, the emergence of India as an economic and regional power.

He is a recipient of the Order of Canada for advocating "fairness and equality of opportunity in our pluralistic society." He is also a member of the Order of Ontario. York University conferred on him an honourary doctorate, saying, "his work helps in the creation and sustaining of a contemporary Canada." He is, among others, the author of Being Muslim, (Groundwood Books, Toronto and Berkeley, 2006, 2008) about post-9/11 politics. The bestseller is based on his travels through Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East.

Siddiqui has done extensive work with the Canadian Newspaper Association, Advertising Standard Canada, Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Ontario Press Council. A former president of PEN Canada, he is a member of the board of International PEN, the writers' group that fights for freedom of expression through its 140 chapters in 101 countries.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- $5 minimum donation
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St. (at Bathurst Subway), Toronto
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647-726-9500
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Haroon Siddiqui on the Arab Spring
What has been called the "Arab Spring" is an exciting development not only for the Arab-speaking world but for all nations and cultures who wish to see the people at the centre of national governance. Since it beginnings over one year ago, it has caught the imagination of the world and inspired many, especially young people, to seek similar advances in movements across the world.

A respected senior member the Canadian media and elegant defender of human rights for all and an advocate of true multiculturalism in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui tells us why the Arab Spring matters for all Canadians.

About the Speaker:
Haroon Siddiqui is a senior editor and columnist for The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper. He has been editorial page editor, national editor, news editor and covered or supervised coverage of Canada for 40 years, and reported from nearly 40 countries, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq War, and, lately, the emergence of India as an economic and regional power.

- $5 minimum donation
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible - Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:50 pm)
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org/cms/Events/View/12-02-14/Haroon_Siddiqui_on_the_Arab_Spring.aspx
For information contact:  Robert, info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647-726-9500
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 16/2012
Toronto
Between Two Worlds - The Jewish American Cultural Wars
Between tradition and change between loyalty and dissent. The film, Between Two Worlds, begins at the 2009 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and the fallout over the screening of a documentary about activist Rachel Corrie, which is also critical of Israel. The event released a flood of emotions, with charges of anti-Semitism and self-hatred, McCarthyism and witch-hunts. Filmed in the United States and Israel, Between Two Worlds is a personal documentary that explores the divisions that are redefining Jewish identity and politics in America and beyond. The filmmakers' own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage and a conversion to Islam, and a secret Communist past.

Screening to be followed by a moderated conversation with the audience.

Director: Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow, USA, 2011, 70 Minutes, English

Film screening is sponsored by Beit Zatoun and United Jewish People's Order (UJPO) www.ujpo.org. UJPO-Toronto is a leading progressive voice in making secular Jewish Life, culture and practices accessible. UJPO embraces justice in all its forms.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- $5 minimum admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St. (at Bathurst Subway), Toronto
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647-726-9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 16/2012
Toronto, ON
Stop Canada’s Environmental Injustice: Building for the Future
Challenges to Harper’s plans for more pipelines to export dirty Canadian tar-sands oil; opposition to mining injustice; protection of Ontario farmland from mega quarry destruction, safeguarding secure public water supplies, and more: environmentalists are active in many fields. Yet Canada’s government remains among the worst promoters of environmental injustice. As we approach the June 2012 Rio+20 world conference on sustainable development, how can we best link and advance our common struggle for environmental and climate justice in Canada and internationally.

Speakers include Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network; Raúl Burbano from Common Frontiers, Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians (National Office), both just returned from the world Thematic Social Forum: Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Kim Kerridge, Greenpeace; Dave Vasey, Environmental Justice Toronto; Andrea Peloso, Code Pink;

Time:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  OSIE Room 2212
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/337101979654785/
Categories:   Environment
Feb 16/2012
Winnipeg, MB
Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers: A public forum on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society, Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Winnipeg and author of The Sacred Headwaters: the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass.

Gerald Amos, former elected Chief Councillor for the Haisla First Nation for 12 years. He has been a leading voice for conservation in Canada for thirty years. He is the author of an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, "No apology forthcoming".

Lynne Fernandez, economist, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives.

Anne Lindsey, former executive director, Manitoba Eco-Network.

The National Energy Board is conducting hearings on Enbridge's proposal for a pipeline from Alberta's tar sands to the town of Kitimat in the heart of BC's Great Bear Rainforest. If approved, over 200 oil tankers would navigate the difficult waters off BC's Northwest Coast each year. This public forum will focus on the project's risks to the environment, the economy and to local communities.

This event is organized by the Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Action Centre, Climate Change Connection, the Council of Canadians, and the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church, with the support of the University of Manitoba's Global Political Economy Program and the University of Winnipeg.

Time:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Location:  599 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://greenactioncentre.ca/event/tar-sands-pipelines-and-tankers/
For information contact:  Josh Brandon, josh@greenactioncentre.ca
Phone:  204-943-0318
Categories:   Environment
Feb 18/2012
Cowichan Station, BC
Seeds for Change 2012 Conference: GMOs & the Right to Choose
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are on the menu of topics at Cowichan Green Community’s (CGC’s) upcoming 3rd annual Seeds for Change Speaker Series: GMOs & the Right to Choose.
In a climate of misinformation around what is or is not a GMO and the lack of transparency regarding GMO labeling, this conference seeks to highlight examples of how citizens and communities within Canada are working together to choose alternatives. Examples will be showcased through a series of speakers and a panel discussion, featuring Jon Steinman of Deconstructing Dinner, Jean Crowder, MP Nanaimo-Cowichan, Thierry Vrain, co-owner of Innisfree Farm in Courtenay, John Wilcox of Duck Creek Farm and more.
This event will complement the end of CGC’s 30 Day Live GMO Free Challenge - an education challenge intended to inspire the community to live GMO free. From discussions of GE-Free Zones to the labeling of GMOs, this conference seeks to provide a forum through which consumers and producers can be brought up to date on the latest information regarding GMOs and if so desired, how they can be avoided.
Entrance to this conference will be by donation. Cowichan Green Community encourages those interested to pre-register as space is limited.
CGC will provide coffee, tea and light snacks. Farm’s Gate Catering will be on site serving-up a fabulous local lunch for $15.00. Participants are also welcome to BYOL.

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  the Hub in Cowichan Station
Location:  2375 Koksilah Road, Cowichan Station, BC
Website:  http://cowichangreencommunity.org/content/seeds-change-speaker-series-gmos-right-choose
For information contact:  vanessa@cowichangreencommunity.org
Phone:  250-748-8506
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Feb 18/2012
Toronto, ON
Your Food, Your Choice: The Value of Organic (one-day conference)
A one-day conference for consumers and growers with an interest in healthy food that nourishes people and the environment. Keynote speaker is Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life, recounting her journey from high-heeled urbanite to hoe-wielding farmer. Topics include: Is Organic Too Extreme? Something Fishy Here, - GE Salmon, Your Food - Your Health, Our Organic Neighbors, Is Organic for Everyone, Growing Desserts, Organic for Schools, Deconstructing Organic Pricing and more. Join us for practical answers to serious questions that won’t be green washed. It’s not about the money; it’s about your health and the future.

Visit http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/2561118374?ebtv=C to register
$65 (after Feb. 5, $85)
COG members $55 (after Feb. 5, $65)
Rates for students, seniors and unwaged: call 416-466-4420

Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  U of T Conference Centre
Location:  89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cogtoronto.org/COG_Toronto/Conference_2012.html
Phone:  416-466-4420
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment
Feb 21/2012
Climate Change at the Frontiers of Ethics
Dale Jamieson, environmental studies and philosophy prof. at New York University, explores the ethics behind our failure to collectively respond to the threat of climate change.
Why have we failed to act collectively in response to climate change? Economists' efforts to show that it is in our interest to respond aggressively to climate change assume a set of ethical ideals that don't seem to be motivating. What other ethical ideals might motivate us to act.

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  1400-1410 Harbour Centre
Location:  515 West Hastings
Website:  http://cgi.sfu.ca/~hccweb/cgi-bin/OnlineRegistration/site/event/detail.php?id=411
For information contact:  philec@sfu.ca
Phone:  778-782-3343
Categories:   Environment
Feb 23/2012
to Feb 25/2012
Winnipeg, MB
Growing Local Conference 2012
Celebrating 5 years as Manitoba's premiere food security event, Growing Local will once again bring together consumers, farmers, traditional harvesters and everyone in between, for 3 inspired days of learning and sharing.

This year's conference, being held at the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg, offers a great lineup of workshops, networking opportunities and displays, and a special Thursday evening event with guest speaker Winona LaDuke.

Every year the confernece sells out, so register today and be a part of the growing healthy, sustainable and fair food movement in Manitoba!

Do you have a youth interested in attending? Friday’s Youth Gathering program also includes fun, interactive workshops for them.

Venue:  The Marlborough Hotel
Location:  331 Smith St., Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://foodmattersmanitoba.ca/content/growing-local-conference
For information contact:  growinglocal@foodmattersmanitoba.ca
Phone:  (204)943-0822, 1-800-731-2638
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Feb 24/2012
Toronto
Palestine and the Great Games: at the Periphery and in the Centre
In this wide ranging and far reaching examination of the role of Palestine in the Great Games, the metaphor for grand geopolitical strategy involving nations and peoples first introduced by Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his 1998 book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and It's Geostrategic Imperatives, author and journalist Eric Walberg paints a broad canvas putting Palestine both at the centre and the periphery of 100 years of modern and postmodern colonialism. Drawn from extensive travels and research outlined in his most recent book, Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Game, Walberg shows how Palestine, despite its helplessness, is in a sense the most powerful player in the Great Games and its fate holds the key to the endgame.

About
Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for Cairo's foremost newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio. Eric Walberg served as a moderator and speaker at the Leaders for Change Summit in Is

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham St. (at Bathurst Subway), Toronto
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647-726-9500
Categories:   International; Military; Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 24/2012
to Feb 25/2012
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Personal Training and Group Fitness Conference
canfitpro is bringing even more education to Edmonton this year! Delegates can register for a pre-conference workshop on Friday, February 24 with YogaFit® to enhance your skills and learn something new in an intensive educational session; get certified in CPR Heartsaver Level A and AED at the conference; choose sessions from an amazing line-up of presenters including Michelle Felzmann, Claudette Rouisse (YogaFit ), Dean Somerset, and Mark Stone (C.H.E.K. Institute).

Time:  Various sessions scheduled between 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Venue:  Grant MacEwan University
Location:  10700 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/edmonton
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Feb 25/2012
Toronto, ON
Emergency Assembly: Major Health Care Cutbacks are Coming
Toronto banker Don Drummond's report on restructuring (and cutting) public services, including health care, will be released on Wednesday February 15th. The report will contain 400 recommendations, 100 of which will focus on health care. We are calling an Emergency Assembly on Saturday February 25th to pull together all the local coalitions, key member groups and activists to share a briefing and plan the fight-back campaign to save health care services across Ontario. Please spread the word and join in. This is an urgent meeting. All OHC members and supporters are welcome, registration is required.

Agenda: 11 - 11:30 am Registration; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Briefing and Update; 12:30 - 1 pm Lunch (we will provide it); 1 - 3 pm Discuss and Adopt Action Plan to Respond to Drummond and the McGuinty Cuts.

Register for the Assembly by emailing ohc@sympatico.ca with name, number of attendees, organization (if relevant) and email address.

Time:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity
Location:  10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  ohc@sympatico.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Services
Feb 25/2012
Toronto, ON
Occupy, Protest, Resist: Law Union of Ontario Conference 2012
Panels will discuss topics including the omnibus crime bill, the right to strike and back-to-work legislation, insights from the Insite decision, the Occupy movement, the place of politics in the courtroom, criminal justice issues affecting Aboriginal people, advocating for change in policing, the constitutionality of capacity and consent, and extractive industries and Indigenous peoples. Plenary sessions will also be held on the ethics of progressive lawyering (for which we anticipate LSUC professionalism credits will be available), and the legacy of Jack Layton. A networking lunch for students is also planned.

Child care will be available. The space is barrier-free. Should people require ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please RSVP as soon as possible and before February 18 by email to law.union.of.ontario@gmail.com. It is our aim to have the 2012 conference accredited for CPD by the Law Society; if so, full day attendance will equal 6 hours of CPD for all members.

Costs will be $60 for professionals, PWYC for community members, $100 for those using the conference for CPD credit.

Time:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Registratin starts at 8:30 am)
Venue:  University of Toronto Victoria College
Location:  91 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.lawunion.ca/
For information contact:  law.union.of.ontario@gmail.com
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 25/2012
Vancouver, BC
Rally: "Battle for the future of Mount Pleasant"
RAMP has documented many irregularities and problems in the process leading up to the February 27 rezoning hearing for the proposed RIZE tower development by Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. It sacrifices Mount Pleasant's "heritage heart" for a projected $27 million profit , making the project a lucrative deal for the developer, but an unfair deal for the community. After millions of public dollars and thousands of staff and volunteer hours of spent to develop the Mount Pleasant Community Plan, t he architect, developer, and planner have used a biased interpretation of the plan to justify greater height and density . They have disregard ed strong community opposition, used incorrect and misleading images in a staff reports to City Council , published incorrect information on the City website, and presented a flawed final report to Council. Yet on the basis of that report , Council still voted 8-2 in favor of referring the proposal to a public hearing for final approval. It has not escaped notice that Council referred to hearing this controversial project fostered under the City's recently-fired Director of Planning (Brent Toderian ) on the very day the City fired him.

The upcoming rally and public hearing will be opportunities for media and the public to learn more about the serious problems with the planning and consultation processes in Vancouver today, and perhaps learn what must be fixed.

Time:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue:  Kingsway and East Broadway
Location:  Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  info@rampvancouver.com
Phone:  604-739-1340
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 25/2012
to Mar 4/2012
New Delhi, India
20th New Delhi World Book Fair
The National Book Trust, India established in 1957 for the promotion of books and to inclulcate book culture in India, organizes book fairs/festivals at regional and national levels and a biennial New Delhi World Book Fair.

Venue:  Pragato Maidan
Location:  New Delhi, India
Website:  http://www.nbtindia.org.in/download/WBF11/Announcment.pdf
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Feb 26/2012
to Feb 27/2012
Hamilton, ON
Upwind Downwind Conference 2012: Unlikely Partners
The Upwind Downwind Conference focuses on transboundary and local air quality issues and how land use, transportation, energy planning and public policy decisions impact air quality, human health and climate change. The conference is an important biennial networking and information forum for the exchange of research findings, community initiatives and innovative ideas from the private and public sectors to improve air quality and reduce climate change impacts.

Venue:  Art Gallery of Hamilton
Location:  123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42
For information contact:  Brian Montgomery, cleanair@hamilton.ca
Phone:  905-546-2424 ext. 1275
Categories:   Environment
Feb 26/2012
to Mar 3/2012
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 rea

Website:  http://www.freedomtoread.ca/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Feb 27/2012
to Mar 1/2012
Kelowna, BC
Building SustainAble Communities Conference
The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 5th Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna, BC. Themes cover Water Management, Social & Cultural Sustainability, Business Cases for Sustainability, Leadership, and many more topics.

The agenda was developed by 11 planning committees involving 75 people from the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors throughout BC. It features a variety of plenaries, breakouts, panels, workshops, debates, and interactive sessions to provide opportunities for collaborative problem solving.

Venue:  Delta Grand Resort
Location:  1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC
Website:  http://www.freshoutlookfoundation.org/events/bsc/2012
For information contact:  Joanne de Vries, jo@freshoutlookfoundation.org
Phone:  250-766-1777
Categories:   Environment
Feb 28/2012
Toronto, ON
Censored Then and Now: The Politics of News Media from WWII to the Digital Age
The Book and Periodical Council invites you to their annual celebration of Freedom to Read Week!
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
To celebrate this freedom award-winning Canadian journalist, best-selling author and historian Mark Bourrie, author of The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada's Media in World War Two, will discuss the past and present of censorship in the Canadian news media with critically-acclaimed novelist, journalist, censored author and activist Susan Swan, author of The Wives of Bath and The Biggest Modern Woman of the World.
The evening will also feature the announcement of the winner of the 2012 Freedom to Read Award, presented by the Writers' Union ofCanada.

To RSVP, please contact publicity@thebpc.ca.

Time:  starts at 6:00 pm
Venue:  Gladstone Hotel
Location:  1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  publicity@thebpc.ca
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 1/2012
Toronto, ON
CJPME Meet & Greet with NDP Leadership candidates
CJPME is delighted to invite you to a public forum and "meet & greet" with NDP federal leadership candidates on Thursday, March 1st, in Toronto. All of the candidates have been invited and two of them have already confirmed - Brian Topp and Niki Ashton.

Forum and "Meet & Greet" with NDP federal leadership candidates

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm

Trinity-St. Paul United Church
427 Bloor St. West
(1 block west of Spadina - See map below)

Organized by:
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Endorsed by:
* Ontario Federation of Labour
* Canadian Peace Alliance
* Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
* Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
* Toronto Young New Democrats
* United Jewish People's Order
* ITaxiworkers Union

6:30 Coffee, tea and meet & greet with the candidates
7:30 Moderated Q&A period on a broad range of topics;
"vision" statements by the candidates
9:00 More "meeting and greeting".

Please RSVP

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Trinity-St Paul's United Church
Location:  427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org/Home.aspx
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Mar 1/2012
Toronto, ON
NDP Leader Candidates' Debate
Debate format: opening statements by the candidates for NDP federal Leader, followed by Socialist Caucus panel questions, candidates' answers, followed by audience questions, candidates' answers, and closing statements.

Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

Time:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
Venue:  OISE UofT Room 2-212 and 2-213
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Julius Arscott, arscottj@hotmail.com
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Mar 1/2012
to Mar 22/2012
ON
Trees Ontario Free Winter 2012 Landowner Workshop Series
Trees Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and local planting agency partners, will host 12 free tree planting workshops for landowners across the province in March 2012.
The workshops will focus on available tree planting subsidies, financial incentives and technical tree planting expertise.
Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. To register, contact Trees Ontario.

Brockville
Date: postponed (initially scheduled for March 1)
Location: Brockville Rowing Club
1 Ferry Street

Galetta
Date: Mar.6, 7-9pm
Location: Galetta Community Centre
119 Derwin Street

Corbyville
Date: Mar.7, 7-9pm
Location: Thurlow Community Hall
516 Harmony Road, RR 1

Navan
Date: Mar.7, 7-9pm
Location: Bearbrook Community Centre
8720 Russell Rd

Perth
Date: Mar.8, 7-9pm
Location: Civitan Club of Perth
6787 County Road 43

Thornbury
Date: Mar.12, 7-9pm
Location: Beaver Valley Community Centre
81 Victoria Street

Mitchell
Date: Mar.13, 7-9pm
Location: Mitchell Golf & Country Club
81 Frances Street West

London
Date: Mar.14, 7-9pm
Location: Best Western Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre
6675 Burtwistle Lane

Maxville
Date: Mar.14, 7-9pm
Location: Maxville Sports Complex Hall
25 Fair Street

Formosa
Date: Mar.15, 7-9pm
Location: Saugeen Conservation Authority
1078 Bruce Road 12

Durham
Date: Mar.21, 7-9pm
Location: TBC

Millbrook
Date: Mar.22, 7-9pm
Location: Millbrook Public Library - Dorothy Stevens Room
1 Dufferin Street

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:  ON
Website:  http://www.treesontario.ca/news/index.php/landowner_workshops_2012
For information contact:  info@treesontario.ca
Phone:  1-877-646-1193
Categories:   Environment
Mar 2/2012
Toronto, ON
FREE Screening of "Generation M" Documentary!
A free screening of a documentary about sexism and gender bias in our media and culture. To be followed by a discussion led by Michele Landsberg, writer, social activist, feminist, and author of Writing the Revolution.

GENERATION M : Misogyny in Media & Culture

Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in our culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.

The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture.

Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all its forms - making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls.

Time:  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Centre of Gravity
Location:  1300 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Ida, idapita@gmail.com
Categories:   Women; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 3/2012
Toronto, ON
canfitpro Toronto One Day Worshop with Paul Chek
canfitpro is pleased to feature Paul Chek in this exclusive one day workshop designed for personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Paul is an internationally acclaimed holistic health practitioner, author and founder of the C.H.E.K Institute and the P~P~S Success Mastery Program.

Time:  11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm
Venue:  Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place
Location:  105 Princess Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/toronto-oneday
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  416-493-3515
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Skills & Training; Education
Mar 3/2012
Toronto, ON
Eastern GTA Eco Summit
“Developing an Environmental Agenda for the Eastern GTA “

The Eastern GTA Eco Summit will bring together organizations, businesses, students and residents to begin developing an environmental agenda for the Eastern GTA. Our aim is to harness the passion for the environment already present in the region in order to move forward towards a sustainable future.

In addition to an Eco Fair, the Summit will include several breakout sessons throughout the day covering a range of topics. Topics will include:
- Parks and Conservation
- Sustainable Food
- Green Energy
- Transportation

The event is open to environmental groups, residents, businesses, media and students in the GTA. The event is free

The Summit is hosted by the U of T,Scarborough campus, Sustainability Office and is in partnership with Live Green Toronto,
the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority , Toronto Park People and Evergreen.

For more information or to RSVP contact Tim at sustainability@utsc.utoronto.ca 416-208-2679 or go to Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/253172604757420/

Time:  9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  U of T Scarborough Campus, Instructional Centre
Location:  1095 Military Trail, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/253172604757420/
For information contact:  Katie Fullerton, k_fullerton@sympatico.ca
Phone:  416-691-5173
Categories:   Environment
Mar 3/2012
to Mar 31/2012
Richmond Hill, ON
International Women’s Month Festival of Films
This screening series features three acclaimed documentaries highlighting women's issues around the world and filmed by Canadian filmmakers. Film makers will also be on-hand to answer questions after the screening in-person or via Skype. Many documentary filmmakers tell issues-based stories, in the hopes of making a difference. But can film really effect change?
Join award-winning documentary filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes, for this lively screening and discussion focusing on grassroots environmentalism, adoption and China's one-child policy, and feminism it's past and present.Chanda Chevannes is a documentary filmmaker with The People's Picture Company, a production company based in Toronto. Chanda specializes in artistic, socially-driven documentary films.
This is an interactive program for adults and older teens. It is not suitable for children.
Admission is free, and registration is done online at http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/WhatsNew/WomensMonthFilmFestival2012.cfm


The F Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist?
Sat. Mar.3, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

The Invisible Red Thread
Sat. Mar. 17, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Sat. Mar. 31, 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Time:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:  Richmond Hill Public Library, Room A/B
Location:  1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/WhatsNew/WomensMonthFilmFestival2012.cfm
For information contact:  Kaitlyn, kaitlyn@theppcinc.com
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 5/2012
to May 16/2012
Environment & Diversity Project Webinar Series: Lessons Learned by Six Environmental NGOs (Online)
In 2011, the Environment and Diversity Project supported six organizations as they embarked on their own initiatives that that would help them better reflect and engage ethno-cultural and/or Aboriginal communities.

Join us for a series of one-hour webinars as these organizations impart their findings from their projects, and learn from them as they share their experiences in striving to be more diverse and inclusive.

- Monday, March 5, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - Ontario Environmental Network (OEN) "Working with Indigenous Communities"

- Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - FutureWatch
"Changing Faces"

- Wednesday, April 4, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - Greenest City
"Managing our Diversity Initiative"

- Tuesday, April 17, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
"Connecting with Ethno-Cultural Communities in Halton"

- Wednesday, May 2, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN)
"Engaging Newcomer Women and Families"

- Wednesday, May 16, 1:30 - 2:30pm EST - Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP)
"Working with Algonquins of the Pikwakanagan First Nation"

Webinar is free but registration is required. We are taking registration for the March 5th webinar session.
To register, please send an email to registrations@sustainabilitynetwork.ca (with your full name and affiliation).

Time:  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Website:  http://www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca/
Categories:   Environment
Mar 7/2012
to Mar 8/2012
Kingston, ON
Sustainable Energy Symposium
The Sustainable Energy Symposium (SES) is an applied research conference that brings together participants from industry, academia and various stakeholders, and showcases St. Lawrence College’s applied research capabilities to support the regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the renewable energy industry within the south-eastern Ontario region.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SYMPOSIUM ARE:
* Foster collaboration between industry and academia to enable regional innovation and enhance business competitiveness.
* Showcase St. Lawrence College’s applied research capacity and capabilities to support SMEs technical needs.
* Knowledge dissemination of applied research resulting and experience.
* Educate next generation of leaders and develop highly qualified personnel (HQP) for the sustainability of the renewable energy industry

SES is expected to attract leading industry players, top educators and visionary government agencies who are positioning Ontario and Canada as the leader in energy innovation in the 21st century.
Some of the highlights of the event are; keynote address by two seasoned and sought-after speakers, highly informative and engaging panel discussions by industry experts and experienced individuals, student project presentations, poster display, award presentation, and tour of St. Lawrence College’s applied research facility at the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC).

Venue:  St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus
Location:  100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON
Website:  http://sustainableenergysymposium.ca/
For information contact:  Ashley Stebbins, astebbins@sl.on.ca
Phone:  613-544-5400
Categories:   Environment
Mar 8/2012
Saskatoon, SK
Debbie Travis Shares Successful Business Tips on Branding and Juggling Family and Work at BPW Saskatoon International Women's Day Dinner and Awards
THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN's DAY EVENT IN SASKATCHEWAN

BPW Saskatoon hosts its 12th Annual International Women's Day Dinner & Awards - March 8, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Media icon: Debbie Travis
Debbie will be sharing her exciting and refreshing tips on being a business woman, juggling family and work in the fascinating world of branding.

The evening will be topped off by celebrating men and women in the Saskatoon community by announcing the ATHENA and Young Athena Leadership Awards.

BPW Saskatoon will be supporting women once again by offering bursaries to deserving women taking steps in their education to further their careers.

Tickets are $90.00 per person
Corporate Table $640.00

For more information contact Jos Herman at resources.herman@gmail.com

Time:  5:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue:  TCU Place
Location:  35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.bpwsaskatoon.com
For information contact:  Jos Herman
Phone:  306-341-2417
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; International; Women
Mar 9/2012
Vancouver, BC
A Child's View From Gaza -- Opening reception
Guest speaker Barbara Lubin of Middle East Children's Alliance Art who helped organize exhibit of paintings and drawings created by children in Gaza as part of a therapy program after surviving Israel's horrific bombing of Gaza in 2008. Plus video interview with Dr. Dr. Eyad el-Sarraj, President of the Gaza Community Health Program, who works with children suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. His interview with journalist Pam Bailey will provide an up‐to-the-minute account of the situation facing the children of Gaza.

Time:  7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Unitarian Church
Location:  949 W. 49th Av., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://childsviewfromgaza.org
For information contact:  Brian Campbell
Phone:  604 254 1803
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Children & Youth; International
Mar 11/2012
Vancouver, BC
A Child's View From Gaza -- art exhibit
Exhibit of children's art created in art therapy programs designed to treat widespread post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of Israel's masssive bombing of Gaza in 2008. (Also, performance by Remi Kanazi, Palestinian poet and guests on Mon., Mar 12, from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Time:  12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue:  Interurban Gallery
Location:  1 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.childsviewfromgaza.org
For information contact:  Brian Campbell
Phone:  604 254 1803
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Politics & Political Organizations; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 12/2012
Vancouver, BC
A Child's View From Gaza -- art exhibit
Art created by children from Gaza as part of art therapy program after Israel's horrific bombing of Gaza, killing 1,4000 Palestinians, including 350 children. Original art show scheduled at a Oakland, Ca. museum was cancelled due to protests by pro-Israel organizations. As a result, international interest generated and the art is now on tour across North America.

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue:  Langara College, Main Foyer, A Bldg.
Location:  100 W. 49th Av., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.childsviewfromgaza.org
For information contact:  Anne Roberts
Phone:  604 872 8926
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 13/2012
Burnaby, BC
A Child's View from Gaza -- art exhibition
Children's art from Gaza created as part of a therapy program after Israel bombarded Gaza in 2008, killing 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 350 children.

Time:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venue:  Simon Fraser University
Location:  North Concourse AQ, Burnaby, BC
Website:  http://www.childsviewfromgaza.org
For information contact:  Brian Campbelll
Phone:  604 254 1803
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations; Children & Youth
Mar 14/2012
to Mar 16/2012
Vancouver, BC
GLOBE 2012
GLOBE 2012 will be the 12th event in one of the world's largest and longest-running series dedicated to the business of the environment. Every two years, the world gathers in Vancouver for three days of thought-leading sessions presented by world-renowned sustainability experts, for the opportunity to see leading-edge environmental innovations, and to participate in unparalleled global networking opportunities.
Business leaders, corporate executives, NGOs, and government policymakers from around the world will meet in Vancouver, March 14-16, 2012 to explore corporate sustainability, climate change, carbon management, clean energy, sustainable finance, and greener cities. Special subthemes for GLOBE 2012 will include: clean technology, water, sustainable retail, and Auto FutureTech: The future of the auto industry.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.globeseries.com
For information contact:  info (at) globeseries.com
Phone:  604 695-5001
Categories:   Environment
Mar 15/2012
Vancouver, BC
A Child's View from Gaza - art exhibition
Paintings and drawings created by children in Gaza as part of an art therapy program to try to treat the post-traumatic stress syndrome suffered after Israel's bombardment of Gaza in 2008. A show of the children's art was originally scheduled in Oakland, Ca. but groups supporting Israel put pressure on the museum board and caused it to be cancelled. International outrage led to a show of the artwork in a nearby venue in Oakland as well as a tour across North America.

Time:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venue:  UBC, Abdul Ladha student centre
Location:  2055 East Mall, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.childsviewfromgaza.org
For information contact:  Brian Campbelll
Phone:  604 254 18
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture; Children & Youth
Mar 15/2012
Calgary, AB
When Cowgirls Get the Blues: Author Reading for International Woman's Day
To celebrate International Women's Day, join Alberta authors Betty Jane Hegerate, Barb Howard, Lori Hahnel and Lee Kvern with guest author Nerys Parry for an evening dedicated to the 'wilder' side of human nature and Western history.

These five women authors will share tales of murder, mayhem and madness and talk about writing through the darkness to bring stories to life.

Join us to hear some of the best new writing on the 'new' west.

Door prizes to be won and refreshments to be served.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Shelf Life Books
Location:  100, 1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.shelflifebooks.ca/events.php?id=43
Categories:   Women; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 15/2012
to Mar 17/2012
Dieppe, NB
canfitpro Moncton Personal Training and Group Fitness Conference
canfitpro returns to Moncton! Delegates can register for our intensive 2 day pre-conference YogaFit® Level 1 Training workshop and become certified with YogaFit®; get certified in CPR Heartsaver Level A & AED at the conference; choose sessions from a fantastic line-up of presenters including Geoff Bagshaw, Yves Ethier (CHEK Institute), Paul Galloro (YogaFit®), and Anita Hofmann!

Time:  Various times
Venue:  Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace & Convention Center
Location:  499 rue Paul Street, Dieppe, NB
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/moncton
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Mar 16/2012
Toronto, ON
Solidarity Against Austerity: Fight Poverty, Demand Living Income, Housing, Public Services for All!
Join the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and allies for a march and rally on Friday, March 16th, in the lead up to the 2012 Provincial Budget. The McGuinty government has hired former head of the TD bank, Don Drummond, to propose and provide the basis for massive social cutbacks in their 2012 budget. It is being drafted as the Provincial component of the austerity agenda that is gathering force across Canada and internationally. City Hall, Queen`s Park and Ottawa are delivering austerity, but clearly it is being cooked-up on Bay Street by bankers like Drummond to the benefit of their rich friends.

We have to stop the cuts and fight for what poor and working people need!
The measures they intend to hit us with will fall on top of the losses we have already faced.

For poor people and workers in this province, it has been a constant state of crisis. McGuinty is now preparing to make this situation much worse.

On March 16, we will be rallying at an Ontario Government location but taking our march to Toronto`s financial centre where the real decisions are being made by and for the '1%'.

We will be marching to oppose austerity measures but also to demand the reversing of previous cutbacks, the right to a living income, the right to affordable and accessible housing, and for good quality public services for all! We will be marching against the kind of society Drummond and the rich are creating, and for one that meets the needs and improves the lives of all of us!

Time:  start at 12:00 pm
Venue:  College and Bay St, Toronto (Outside the Ministry of Housing)
Location:  777 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ocap.ca/node/984
For information contact:  ocap@tao.ca
Phone:  416-925-6939
Categories:   Social Services
Mar 16/2012
Ottawa, ON
Walking the talk: Human rights abroad - take II
Canada's Operations Abroad - Community Impacts and the Case for New Legislation

Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) will be hosting a conference entitled Walking the Talk: Human Rights Abroad. The aim of this conference is to have a focused dialogue on international violations of human and environmental rights and related corporate practices, and to demonstrate the importance of providing the legislative options supported by Peter's Private Member's Bill, C-323 (formerly C-354, C-492), in specific situations.

Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Centre Block, House of Commons Ottawa
Location:  41st Parliament, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://peterjulian.ndp.ca/walking-the-talk-human-rights-abroad-joindre-le-geste-a-la-parole-
For information contact:  Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), peter.julian@parl.gc.ca
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 18/2012
Vancouver, BC
Community March Against Racism
Family-friendly festivities! Bring your neighbours, banners and drums!

March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid's passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Collectively, we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day. By speaking the truth about racism in Canada, we aim to wake up others to the need for a new anti-racist consciousness.

We know of the historic injustices this country was founded on, including the forced confinement of Indigenous children in residential schools and Japanese children in internment camps.

In our daily lives, racist stereotyping, profiling, silencing, marginalization, scapegoating and dehumanization permeates the media, education system, policing institutions, workplaces, and our relationships. And in the past few months we have been outraged at the white supremacist hate crimes of groups such as Blood and Honor in our very own neighbourhoods, and the general silence surrounding this horrific level of violence.

We encourage our friends and allies to be pro-active in countering racism, to strengthen our communities of solidarity and resistance, and to join us on March 18th to celebrate the dignity, strength, and resilience of our communities.

Facebook RSVP
Multilingual posters and flyers here: http://noii-van.resist.ca/?p=4674

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Starting at Clark Park (Commercial and 14th)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/386441891373362/
For information contact:  noii-van@resist.ca
Phone:  778-885-0040
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 18/2012
to Mar 20/2012
Kingston, ON
Green Profit Conference and Exhibition
Green Profit
Conference and Exhibition
Accelerate Change

A Conference and Exhibition presenting real-world solutions to:
* Reduce the real financial and environmental costs of energy for your business, municipality and home
* Drive economic growth in your region
* Reduce energy use and the reliance on carbon fuels
* Green your business and community's future

Join the Ontario innovators and leaders in business, industry, economic development, policy, research, the public sector and community that are creating a sustainable energy future for this dynamic conference and exhibition in historic downtown Kingston, Ontario.

Green Profit offers you the opportunity to:
* Learn about the latest sustainable energy innovations and best practices that are making a difference in the world today
* Apply lessons from successful green business case studies to your business, municipality and home
* Collaboratively develop solutions to the challenges presented by changes in sustainable energy policy
* Inspire and be inspired by a vision for a sustainable energy future
* Network with green economy leaders and decision makers
* Foster collaboration, strengthen existing networks and broaden opportunities
* Establish and expand your visibility with potential clients and customers

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! EARLY BIRD FEES IN EFFECT UNTIL FEBRUARY 3, 2012

Venue:  Kingston-Waterfront Holiday Inn
Location:  2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.greenprofit.ca/
Categories:   Environment
Mar 21/2012
to Mar 23/2012
Ottawa, ON
Clean Energy Technologies Workshop 2012(CETW 2012): Bio-ethanol and Bio-diesel
Clean Energy Technologies Workshop is an annual workshop organized by TLR Consulting Company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with the global vision of increasing the knowledge of alternative energy technologies and stimulating rapid development of these technologies to address the challenges of energy security, sustainability and environmental pollution.

Workshop Theme for this Year:
Bio-ethanol and Bio-diesel Energy (Fuel) Technologies

Workshop Topics:
* Conventional energy technologies (fossil fuels – coal, crude oil, oil sands, oil shale and natural gas; and nuclear power);
* Bio-ethanol and bio-diesel manufacturing;
* Bio-ethanol and bio-diesel for power generation;
* Materials for making Ethanol and Bio-diesel;
* Wastes to fuel: Obtaining bio-ethanol and bio-diesel from wastes;
* Energy crops for bio-ethanol and bio-diesel - sugarcane, sugar beets, cereal crops, cassava, switchgrass, miscanthus; hybrid willows, hybrid poplar, jatropha, soybean, palm tree fruits, wood or woody materials etc.;
* Wood and Algae
* Catalysts and Enzymes - Best friends in bio-ethanol and bio-diesel production;
* Establishing small scale and large scale bio-ethanol and bio-diesel manufacturing plants – Materials, Costs, and Expertise;
* Development of small scale and large scale power generating plants based on bio-ethanol and bio-diesel – Materials, Cost and Expertise requirements; and
* Implementing Bio-ethanol and bio-diesel in developing countries.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm, each day
Venue:  Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre
Location:  1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.tlrconsulting/cetw2012/
For information contact:  Del, cetw@tlrconsulting.com
Phone:  613-816-2786
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics
Mar 22/2012
to Mar 23/2012
International - World Water Day
Water safety, accessibility and quantity may appear to be entirely separate issues forrm food security but they're not. This year, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization will draw attention to the intense connections between water and food, particularly as climate change takes its toll.

Website:  http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 24/2012
to Mar 31/2012
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa - Two-day Workshop: Introduction to Nonviolence
A two day event on March 24th and 31st, this is an introduction to Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy and strategy -discussing nonviolent historical movements, the dynamics of social change, conflict analysis and more.

Time:  8:30-5
Location:  1226 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://amydillonnv.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/introduction-to-the-principles-and-practices-of-
Phone:  613-761-9997
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 25/2012
Winnipeg, MB
Standing Together for an Inclusive and Just Canada
Anti-Semitic and Anti-Islamic/Muslim hate incidences and rhetoric are on the rise in Canada. There is a proliferation of web-based hate sites targeting our communities and faiths. These phenomena endanger the safety of our families and the peace of our communities.

Speakers and facilitators will present and discuss topics including Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in Canada, Historical perspectives, Personal reflections, Impact of hate and working through hate. Conversation cafes with participants, textual analysis of both Jewish and Muslim scripture and information from experts on hate groups operating in Canada and around the world, role playing and scenario training.

Guest Speakers:
* Rabbi Or Rose, Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College.
* Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim Chaplain, Duke University/Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies.

Everyone Welcome. Free Admission.
To register, please contact Irene at 944-1560 or e-mail info@mail.issaservices.com

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  The Hilton Hotel
Location:  1800 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 27/2012
to Mar 28/2012
Mississauga, ON
TRIECA Conference 2012: Erosion and Sediment Control
Welcome to the first annual TRIECA Conference, hosted by The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association.

Over the course of the two day conference, a series of industry experts will share their expertise, their challenges and their experience in the field of innovative stormwater management and the latest in erosion and sediment control practices. Conference attendees will have free access to the exhibit hall where they can speak directly with industry suppliers and learn about the latest innovative products on the market.

The conference will be an exciting opportunity for industry professionals, government agencies, students and anyone interested in the protection of our water resources to network with fellow professionals, to expand their knowledge, and to learn about future directions in the industry.

The International Centre is committed to being a sustainable environment and the leading venue of choice for socially-minded business and individuals by setting high standards of environmental stewardship. The 2012 TRIECA Conference will be organized in accordance with the International Centre's Sustainable Event Guidelines.

Time:  8:30 am -5:30 pm (registration at 7:30 am)
Venue:  International Centre
Location:  6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://events.trca.on.ca/workshops--seminars-s38.php?month=3&year=2012&CALENDARTYPE=1
For information contact:  Alanna Delaney, adelaney@trca.on.ca
Phone:  416-661-6600 ext 5241
Categories:   Environment
Mar 31/2012
Toronto, ON
BIGonGreen Launch / Earth Hour Event / Marketplace & Symposium
BE A PART OF THE LAUNCH EVENT THAT PROMISES TO
CHANGE THE FACE OF TORONTO

MARKETPLACE AND SYMPOSIUM
followed by a pedal-powered
CONCERT IN THE DARK

- Learn about green jobs and healthy, safe workplaces
- Make connections with local suppliers and green businesses
- Help build a more sustainable City

LOCATION:
HUMBER COLLEGE
205 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke
(Highway 27 and Finch Ave.)

COST:
Marketplace and Symposium
FREE when you RSVP online (or $10 at the door)

Launch and Concert
$25 (or $35 after March 15) CONTACT US:
info@bigongreen.ca
Twitter: @bigongreen
Tel.: 416-883-2388

Time:  12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Humber College
Location:  205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bigongreen.ca
For information contact:  Rosemarie Powell, info@bigongreen.ca
Phone:  416-883-2388
Categories:   Environment
Apr 4/2012
to Apr 6/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Earth Summit 2012 / Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
Earth Summit 2012 / Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
June 4 - 6, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
More information:
http://www.stakeholderforum.org/
http://www.earthsummit2012.org/

Location:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website:  http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/
Apr 10/2012
Toronto, ON
The Stop's Good Food Market
Every Tuesday The Stop (paired with Food Share Toronto) makes available fresh and locally sourced produce at wholesale prices. The market also often feature storytelling, live music, food demonstrations, baked goods, documentary films, and a circle.

Time:  3-5pm
Venue:  The Stop
Location:  1884 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://thestop.org/bake-ovens-markets
Phone:  416-652-7867
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 11/2012
Calgary, AB
Sustainability Book Club
The meeting will explore topics inspired by the book "Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food" by Wendell Berry, such as organic versus locally grown produce, the difference between small and large farms, and the politics behind what goes on our dinner tables.

Time:  6-730pm
Venue:  Pages Kensington
Location:  1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://sustainablecalgary.ca/
Phone:  403-283-6655
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Information, Libraries, Research; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 11/2012
Winnipeg, MB
The Impact of War and Peace on Women: Through the Eyes of a Journalist
Raffle, prizes and refreshments. Special entertainment provided by Keri Latimer.
Guest Speaker: Kathy Gannon -- Emcee: Brenlee Carrington.

Tickets: $30.00, available at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the Manitoba Women's Advisory Council.
Proceeds to support UN Women-Winnipeg Chapter.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Viscount Gort Hotel
Location:  1670 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 11/2012
to Apr 12/2012
Halifax, NS
Renewable Energy Conference 2012
This year's conference is, once again, the industry's prominent networking event for producers, developers, utilities, manufacturers, suppliers, large energy consumers, investors & lenders, municipalities, and governments as they focus on Leading Technologies in the region. Conference sessions will address leading technologies in wind, tidal, smart grid, bioenergy, solar, and geothermal projects as well as feed-in-tariffs and efficiency programs. As plans unfold for the Lower Churchill Falls project discussion will also focus on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for the subsea and onland transmission infrastructure between Atlantic Canada and New England.

Venue:  World Trade & Convention Centre
Location:  1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=33105
For information contact:  Sarah Simpson, communications@energyconsultant.ca
Phone:  902-454-4714
Categories:   Environment
Apr 13/2012
Toronto, ON
Kaleidoscope -- Sinfonia Toronto masterpiece concert
Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov and violinist Victor Kuleshov join forces for Chausson's Concerto for Violin and Piano with Sinfonia Toronto and conductor Nurhan Arman.

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio
Location:  250 Front St. W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/kaleidoscope-sinfonia-toronto-masterpiece-concert
For information contact:  Heather
Phone:  sinfoniatoronto.gm@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Apr 13/2012
Vancouver, BC
Rouge Forum 2012: To Know is Not Enough
The theme for the 2012 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association is “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough.” The Rouge Forum is interested in exploring what it means for scholars, and educators in general, to move beyond “knowing” to the pursuit of activist agendas for social change.

Time:  9am-5pm
Venue:  HSBC Hall
Location:  Robson Square Campus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://rougeforumconference.org/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
Apr 13/2012
to Apr 15/2012
Toronto, ON
Green Living Show Toronto
The Green Living Show is North America’s largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. The three day event offers innovative products, demonstrations and ideas to help fuel the green economy. Health, wellness, home, automotive, business, decor, fashion and food - all showcased at the Green Living Show.
Celebrate leading Eco-Innovations at the NEW innovation exhibit. Savour locally sourced foods prepared by the country’s leading chefs. Understand the green economy at our popular Green Jobs and Business Forum and participate in dedicated youth programming. Great Fun for the whole family with something for every one from children’s interactive displays to automotive test drives, and home building / renovation displays.
Visitors can shop at over 400 exhibits, eat local foods prepared by renowned chefs, taste eco-friendly wines and enjoy a diverse selection of demonstrations, presentations, and activities.
Free entry with a donation of e-waste (old computers, phones, monitors, etc.) courtesy of Samsung Canada. In 2011, show visitors collected 40,000 lbs of e-waste. And raised over $100,000 for environmental organizations.

Time:  Apr.13-14: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Apr.15: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Green Living Show Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Location:  100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenlivingshow.ca
For information contact:  Steph Hummel, shummel@green-living.ca
Phone:  416-360-0044
Categories:   Environment
Apr 16/2012
to Apr 17/2012
Toronto, ON
Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education
The goals of this annual conference are:
* to provide a place for academics, people in academic institutions as well as community organizations to be engaged with each other on global issues;
* to promote dialogue and exchange on global issues;
* to share ways of getting involved locally, nationally and internationally
* to promote awareness and activism that will benefit our local, national and global communities.

Time:  8am-430pm
Venue:  Delta Toronto East Hotel
Location:  2035 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 17/2012
International Day of Peasants' Struggle
The failure of the corporate food system demonstrates a need for reclaiming local food production and protecting peasant agricultural sovereignity. Join activists, communities and media organizations in your corner of the world in supporting local food movements. Rallies, film screenings, and direct actions will be planned.

Website:  http://viacampesina.org/en/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Food & Beverage; Farming
Apr 19/2012
Toronto, ON
2012 Tastes of Heaven Gala: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Mark your calendar for the 2012 Tastes of Heaven Gala in Toronto, Ontario, which will be held at The Liberty Grand (25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place), on Thursday, April 19, 2012. All proceeds will go to benefit Catholic Missions In Canada.

Founded in 1908, Catholic Missions In Canada supports missionary work across Canada, providing $4 million to 28 dioceses, and affecting the lives of 1 million Catholics across our great country.

For more information, please call Patricia Gyulay, Outreach Officer, Catholic Missions In Canada (www.cmic.info), at 416-934-3424 Ext. 227, or toll-free, 1-866-YES-CMIC (937-2642), or email her at patricia@cmic.info.

Time:  6 p.m., cocktails; 7 p.m., Dinner
Venue:  The Liberty Grand
Location:  25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cmic.info
For information contact:  Patty Rivera, Director of Publications and Communications
Phone:  416-934-3424, Ext. 226
Categories:   Religious
Apr 20/2012
to Apr 22/2012
Hamilton, ON
FilKONtario - Science Fiction Folk Music Festival
What is Filk?
. . . A subject of some argument: ongoing, loud and opinionated argument at that.
The easy answer is that it is science fiction folk music, which may explain nothing! Okay, so it's music based on themes in science fiction and/or fantasy writing; or on the space program, modern technology, computers, cats, food... or just about any subject people in SF fandom like to talk about.
It's also primarily "folk"-ish in style: mostly the lyrics are important and have something to say that is worth hearing. But the musical style may be anything from "trad" to last week's top of the chart. Not surprisingly, there is a strong influence of popular musi

Location:  c/o 98-145 Rice Avenue,L9C 6R3, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.filkontario.ca/index.html
For information contact:  conchair@filkontario.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 21/2012
London, ON
Good Green Jobs Conference
Learning and leading on one of the most important issues facing workers and their communities today. Hosted by London and District Labour Council, a day of informative workshops on the green job movement, jobs in the used resources economy and local action to build the green economy.

Join us on Saturday April 21, 2012 at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Office, 1100 Dearness Drive, London, ON from from 8:30 AM -3:30PM to learn about London's green economy.

Cost: $35 (some scholarships available for unwaged)

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2012

Visit http://www.ldlc.on.ca/ for more details on the conference and registration.

Time:  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue:  the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Office
Location:  1100 Dearness Drive, London, ON
Website:  http://www.ldlc.on.ca/
For information contact:  Jim Mahon, greenjobs@ody.ca
Phone:  519-681-3680
Categories:   Environment; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Apr 21/2012
Toronto, ON
Ontario Day of Action Against Cuts
The province continues to hand out billions of dollars in corporate tax cuts through the front door while public and private sector jobs are disappearing through the back door. The Ontario government is preparing to table a slash-and-burn budget in late March or early April that will be guided by the hundreds of cuts that former TD Bank Economist Don Drummond is expected to propose later this month.

Take these extra steps to help make the Day of Action against cuts a success:

* Pass an emergency motion at your meeting to support the April 21 Day of Action;
* Appoint a staff member too coordinate the mobilization of your union, labour council or organization;
* Outreach to community allies, in particular any local Occupy Activists, to connect our issues in fight for equity and social justice;
* Bring your own signs, banners and union flags to show support; and
* Secure funding from your union, labour council or organization for buses from your community.

Labour Councils should approach affiliates for support in funding buses to Toronto. However, in circumstances where financial resources are lacking, the OFL can be approached to provide financial support. However, all subsidized buses must be filled!

Questions about mobilizing and logistics should be directed to: Laurie Hardwick, Director of Organization Services 416-571-3087 or lhardwick@ofl.ca
Buses should be registered with the OFL: Carrol Anne Sceviour (416) 443-7670 or csceviour@ofl.ca

Time:  start at 1:00 pm
Venue:  Queen’s Park
Location:  110 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ofl.ca/index.php/news/index_in/ontario_day_of_action_against_custs_100_pm_sat_april_2
For information contact:  Laurie Hardwick, lhardwick@ofl.ca
Phone:  416-571-3087
Categories:   Social Services; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Apr 21/2012
to Apr 22/2012
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Eco Expo 2012
Three shows in one!

ECO EXPO is an environmental festival, local food fair and health & wellness show all rolled into one. Experience has shown us that local residents concerned about the environment also care about the food they eat and their personal health and wellness.

Go Green - Eat Local - Be Healthy

Caring About Others

Admission to ECO EXPO is by donation. In 2011 we raised $2400 for three charities (one local, one national and one international).

This year we're setting a target of $3000 and will choose three different charities.

Don't miss it!

*** EXHIBITORS WANTED ***
We're Ottawa's local spring enviro fair ... organized by Ottawa residents for Ottawa residents. ECO EXPO offers lots of advantages over other shows:

* low exhibitor cost
* two booth sizes available
* lots of local media exposure
* extensive marketing campaign
* great central location
* free parking for visitors
* easily accessible by public transit
* admission by donation
* event proceeds go to charity

Register now!
Sign up now as an exhibitor for the 2012 edition of ECO EXPO. The "early bird" deadline for discounted rates expires on March 1st, so act now to reserve your space.

For more information about being an ECO EXPO exhibitor and to access an exhibitor application please click here: http://ottawaecoexpo.com/10.html

*** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ***
If you know someone who might like to volunteer at ECO EXPO, please have them contact us at volunteer@ecoexpo.ca

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  RA Centre
Location:  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ottawaecoexpo.com/index.html
Categories:   Environment
Apr 21/2012
to Apr 22/2012
Vankleek Hill, ON
The R3 Earth Day Celebration
R3
Earth Day Weekend Celebration 2012
"Green, isn't about the green stuff"

... The R3 History & Cause

The Grand Barn once again presents The R3 Earth Day Celebrations. The R3 was started last year in 2011 as part of a homage to the G3 Concert Series organized by Joe Satriani, as well as the 3 R's mantra; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We should employ this mantra as much as possible in our lives.

This celebration will help us to learn how to be responsible for my own actions, and how to minimize the foot print we leave behind. Our guest speakers, will educate us on how to be responsible global citizens. While giving you an opportunity to connect with those that feel the same way.

Our mission is to raise awareness of, and the funding for, teaching those who want to learn how to sustain our earth using a greener approach. We chose to have it coincide with Earth Day, so that we may lend our voices to resonate on a global scale. The R3 accomplishes this by hosting our Eco-Fest grassroots community movement, at our campground which has survived on these principal bases for over 20 years.

$10 at the door with advance reservations by Sunday April 15, 2012
(You must email loretta@thegrandbarn.com or events@thegrandbarn to get on the guest list for this price at the door.)
$15 at the door, if you haven't been put on the guest list!
Meals and Accommodations will be available at an additional cost.

Time:  April 21 1:00 - 11:00 pm & April 22 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue:  The Grand Barn's Loft area
Location:  3440 Regional Road 10, Vankleek Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/167810299999959/
For information contact:  Thaila and/or Loretta, events@thegrandbarn
Categories:   Environment
Apr 24/2012
to Apr 26/2012
Cambridge, MA
MIT Media Lab 2012 Spring Sponsor Meeting: April 24, 25, 26
The spring 2012 Media Lab sponsor meeting will be held at the Media Lab Complex in Cambridge, MA on:

* Tuesday, April 12, 2012
* Wednesday, April 13, 2012
* Thursday, April 14, 2012

More details will become available for Media Lab sponsors.

Questions?
Contact Felice Gardner:
(617) 452-5517
fgardner (at) media.mit.edu

Venue:  TBA
Location:  Cambridge, MA
Website:  http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2012/04/24/2012-spring-sponsor-meeting-april-24-25-26
For information contact:  Felice Gardner
Phone:  (617) 452-5517 or fgardner@med
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Communications Industry & Technology
Apr 26/2012
Toronto, ON
Past Life Exploration Workshop
PAST LIFE EXPLORATION is based on the premise that understanding the past helps clarify the present. Past Life Exploration is a technique used for emotional, physical and spiritual healing. It effectively highlights the root cause of issues thereby allowing for their resolution, harmonizing the present and enhancing the future.

In this workshop you will experience healing, through resolving the past using Past Life Exploration and thus empower your future using the power of your mind.

This experiential workshop divided into three segments:
~Understand the theory of Past-Life Exploration
~Observe a powerful demo using a volunteer to see how this technique can clear
deep-rooted issues.
~Experience a transforming group regression.

Take responsibility for creating YOUR prosperous future!

Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/Monthlyworkshop.html
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 26/2012
to May 5/2012
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa International Writers Festival
he imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Our year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals.



As the country’s largest independent literary celebration, we believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing authors into area schools, our goal is the same: to create an environment that activates creativity and encourages the love of reading, learning and self-expression.

Location:  201 des Peres Blancs Ave, K1L 7M1, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.writersfestival.org/
For information contact:  info@writersfestival.org
Phone:  (613) 562-1243
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 27/2012
to Apr 29/2012
Toronto, ON
Advanced Self-Hypnosis, Hetero Hypnosis & Energy Medicine with Dr. Rausch
Trainer: Dr. Victor Rausch - In 1978 he had major abdominal surgery using Self-Hypnosis as the sole agent for anaesthesia, pain control, bleeding control and rapid healing. The operation was 100% successful.

Throughout the workshop, videos of clinical situations and PowerPoint presentations will be used to illustrate and demonstrate relevant hypnotic principles and techniques. The workshop is interactive.

Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/AdvancedSelfHypnosis.html
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care
Apr 27/2012
to Apr 29/2012
Fredericton, NB
The Atlantic Green Show
Target your clientele and differentiate yourself from your competitor by introducing your "Green" products and services to an enthusiastic public wanting to do their part in the movement to "go green". We are dedicating the whole weekend to you and your "green" products and services at the Atlantic Green Show. This is your chance to build a "Greener" future for your business and your clients.

Venue:  Capital Exhibit Centre
Location:  525 Tweedsmuir, Fredericton, NB
Website:  http://www.atlanticgreenshow.ca
For information contact:  Lynn Davidson, chbanb@nb.aibn.com
Phone:  506-459-7219
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics
Apr 28/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto's 26th Annual Socialist May Day Celebration: Fighting for the 99%
Toronto's 26th Annual Socialist May Day Celebration: Fighting for the 99%

Speakers:
Jorge Soberon, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
John Clarke, organizer for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Farid Ayad, National President of the Canadian Arab Federation
B.C. Holmes, representing the Toronto Haiti Action Committee
Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action, and substitute teachers' organizer.

M.C.: Elizabeth Byce, federal Treasurer, NDP Socialist Caucus, and retired member of the Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Celebrate with entertainers: Jon Brooks, 2010 Winner Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Contest, 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 'Best Songwriter', 2009 Winner NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (Canada); Faith Nolan; Robert Priest, poet, songwriter, and novelist; Steve-Paul & Maya, actor musicians; Glen Hornblast, folk singer on the social justice scene with a new CD titled "Once in a Blue Moon"; and Bill Heffernan, activist, teacher and song smith.

Enjoy delicious food from the menu and drinks from the bar. At the event there will also be a literature and CDs display, a raffle, and surprises.

Admission: $10 waged, $5 non-waged or PWYC

Time:  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Venue:  Free Times Cafe
Location:  320 College St., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Julius, barryaw@rogers.com
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions
May 6/2012
Toronto, ON
LeftWords Festival of Books and Idedas
LeftWords is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of progressive Canadian and international writers and thinkers whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent publishers. Authors will be on hand for readings, panels, and discussions. Speakers include Michele Landsberg (keynote speaker), Frances Fox Piven, Keith Stewart, Deborah Barndt, Alan Filewod, Leo Panitch, Greg Albo, Larry Savage, Stephanie Ross, Sean Carleton, Emily Pohl-Weary and more.

Time:  11:00 - 5:00
Venue:  Ryerson Students' Centre
Location:  55 Gould Streeet, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.leftwordsfestival.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
May 6/2012
Steps for Life -- Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy
Steps for Life - Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy is a 5 km fundraising walk to help support families who have suffered from a workplace tragedy. This national event is a proactive way to support those affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or an occupational disease while raising much needed awareness about workplace injury and illness prevention. Family members who have experienced a workplace tragedy are available to speak to the media. Funds raised go to Threads of Life family support programs and services. Participating in this fun, family-friendly 5 km walk is a unique way to educate your community about the devastating ripple effect felt from a workplace tragedy and how we can work together to prevent further injuries. For more information, visit www.stepsforlife.ca.

Website:  http://www.stepsforlife.ca
For information contact:  Suzan Butyn
Phone:  905-826-5446
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 7/2012
to May 9/2012
Toronto, ON
2012 Annual Meeting & Convention
Exciting Line-up of Sessions and Speakers
Great Places to Live and Work is the theme of this year's event and we have an exciting line-up of guest speakers and keynotes, including Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Jessica Holmes of television’s Royal Canadian Air Farce fame, along with a full slate of education sessions that will bring you the latest on changes and developments that impact the work you do. Other highlights include the Member Issues Forum, sold out tradeshow and our Wild West Hoedown banquet!

Early Bird Deadline
Don’t miss this chance to attend the OANHSS Annual General Meeting and Convention for less! Sign up for your convention pass prior to April 20, 2012 and receive our special early bird rate! With our new interactive brochure format you can conveniently complete the electronic registration form and submit it via email.

Venue:  Westin Harbour Castle
Location:  1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.oanhss.org/Content/NavigationMenu/EducationResources/AGMConvention/default.htm
For information contact:  Stuart Sweeney
Phone:  (905) 851-8821 x 240
Categories:   Education; Seniors; Health/Health Care
May 7/2012
to May 18/2012
Child Care Centres Walk To Raise Funds for Children's Hospitals
Every May, members of the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario (ADCO) participate in ADCO's annual Kids Helping Kids Walkathon event to raise money for Ontario's four regional children's hospitals. The staff, children and families at each centre coordinate their own special Walkathon day and direct the funds to the children's hospital of their choice--Toronto, London, Hamilton or Ottawa. Centres across the province participate. Since 1987, the event has raised over a million dollars.

Time:  Contact individual centres for exact dates and times
Venue:  ADCO Member Centres Across Ontario
Website:  http://www.adco-o.on.ca
For information contact:  Joan Willms, Walkathon Chair
Phone:  416.291.2058
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care
May 8/2012
Ottawa, ON
Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector
CMA Canada and CIPFA will host its annual dinner and awards ceremony to honour the winners and finalists for their outstanding contributions in the field of financial management or comptrollership. The fourth annual event will take place on May 8, 2012, at the Fairmont Château Laurier (1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont.,). The cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will start at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $120 each or $1100 for a table for 10 guests (plus HST). For more information, visit: www.comptrollershipaward.com.

Venue:  Fairmont Château Laurier
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.comptrollershipaward.com/RSVP.aspx
May 8/2012
Ottawa, ON
Prix d'excellence dans la fonction de contrôle – secteur public
CMA Canada et le CIPFA tiendront leur dîner et leur cérémonie annuelle de remise des prix afin de rendre hommage aux lauréats et aux finalistes pour leur contribution exceptionnelle à la gestion financière ou à la fonction de contrôle. Cette quatrième cérémonie annuelle aura lieu le 8 mai 2012, au Fairmont Château Laurier (1, rue Rideau, Ottawa (Ontario)). Le cocktail débute à 17 h 30, suivi du dîner et de la cérémonie de remise des prix à 18 h 45. Le prix des billets est de 120 $ par personne ou de 1 100 $ pour une table de 10 convives (taxes en sus). Pour obtenir plus de renseignements, consultez le site Web : www.prixfonctioncontrole.com.

Venue:  Fairmont Château Laurier
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.prixfonctioncontrole.com/RSVP_fr.aspx
May 11/2012
to May 13/2012
Vancouver, BC
EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo
Discover how exciting and innovative the sustainable consumer world can be, from disposable bowls and plates made from pressed palm leaves to handbags made from recycled seat belts. Enjoy locally made organic beers and wines, enjoy fair trade coffee and chocolate, admire stunning eco-friendly fashions and local west coast art or test drive a hybrid Toyota or Lexus.

For the young ones is our Kid Zone, where fun and learning go hand in hand. Children will learn about the values of organic food and farming through entertaining and hands on activities. For mom and dad, check out the EPICurian Corner for mouthwatering gourmet foods from world class chefs. Don’t forget to stop by the Stanley Park Brewery booth for a nice cold beer on your way out.

Be a part of the solution, and love it.

Time:  May 11: 1pm - 8pm, May 12: 11am - 7pm, May 13: 11am - 5pm
Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
Location:  1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.epicexpo.com
For information contact:  Marc Thornton, marc.thornton@globe.ca
Categories:   Environment
May 12/2012
Chatham, ON
Chatham-Kent Spring Sprint - walk/fun run to bring hope to those affected by a brain tumour
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Spring Sprint is a national series of walks/fun runs that raise funds for critical brain tumour research and patient programs for those affected by the disease. This year, to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary, the goal is to exceed all past efforts by raising $1.6 million with the help of 20 Spring Sprint events across Canada – including the Chatham-Kent Spring Sprint on May 12, 2012. The goal in Chatham is to raise $15,000.

Venue:  John McGregor School - Mud Creek Park
Location:  Chatham, ON
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
Phone:  1-800-265-5106
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 12/2012
Dartmouth, NS
Spring Sprint Halifax - walk/fun run to bring hope to those affected by a brain tumour
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Spring Sprint is a national series of walks/fun runs that raise funds for critical brain tumour research and patient programs for those affected by the disease. This year, to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary, the goal is to exceed all past efforts by raising $1.6 million with the help of 20 Spring Sprint events across Canada – including the Halifax Spring Sprint on May 12, 2012. The goal in Halifax is to raise $80,000.

Time:  Registration at 10am and Walk/Fun Run starts at 11am
Venue:  The Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park
Location:  Dartmouth, NS
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 13/2012
to May 17/2012
Cornwall, ON
IAGLR 2012 - From Great Lakes Flow Mighty Rivers
55th Annual International Association for Great Lakes Research conference in collaboration with the St. Lawrence River Institute Ecosystem conference. IAGLR 2012 will feature plenary speakers and focused sessions that highlight studies of the basic ecology, chemistry, and physics of the Great Lakes. Other sessions will report environmental issues related to water levels, water quality, invasive species, and climate change, and the unique characteristics, importance, and problems of connecting channels and rivers, components of the Great Lakes system that are understudied and not well understood.

Venue:  Nav Centre
Location:  1950 Montreal Road, Cornwall, ON
Website:  http://iaglr.org/conference/
For information contact:  Christina Collard, christinacollard@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment
May 13/2012
to May 19/2012
Montreal, QC
Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas
Twenty years after the Earth Summit in Rio, the linkage of sustainable development to economic growth requires profound rethinking. It has not offered a convincing solution to one of the most dramatic crises in history: how to avert ecological collapse while enhancing social justice and improving life’s prospects. In advance of Rio plus 20, our Conference seeks to challenge and move beyond the sustainable development agenda. A degrowth perspective will help us visualize and build towards a truly prosperous world.
Drawing from previous degrowth conferences in Paris and Barcelona in 2008 and 2010 respectively, the Montreal conference will focus on the particular situations and dynamics of the Americas. What does degrowth mean for our Hemisphere with its rich geographical, cultural, social and economic diversity? How can degrowth models apply to different contexts from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego? What does degrowth mean for the indigenous peoples of the Americas and their aspirations for their lands and peoples? How can degrowth concepts be made audible, understandable and acceptable to rich North Americans?
This gathering will bring together academics, activists, environmentalists and indigenous peoples to discuss our needs and hopes for diverse and more equitable societies in the Americas, on a post-growth healing earth.

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://montreal.degrowth.org/
For information contact:  montreal@degrowth.net.
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
May 15/2012
Vancouver, BC
Free community dinner to commerate Nakba
The Vancouver Coalition to Commemorate Al-Nakba will hold a community supper on Tues., May 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where Palestinians and indigenous people will share stories of dispossession, genocide and resistance through words, poetry and film. The supper is free and open to the public.

Time:  6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Venue:  Unitarian Church
Location:  949 W. 49th Av., Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  Hana Kawas
Phone:  604-992-4346
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 19/2012
Cobble Hill, BC
Food Revolution Day
Organic Fair Farm and Garden in partnership with Cowichan Green Community (CGC) are hosting a Food Revolution Day event on May 19th . They are joining over 800 groups from 45 countries that have signed up to take action and support the Jamie Oliver Foundation in its launch of its first-ever Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food.

Time:  Food Revolution Day Activities: Healthy & Delicious Cooking Demonstrations (11AM, 1PM & 3PM), Dark C
Location:  Cobble Hill, BC
Website:  http://foodrevolutionday.com
For information contact:  vanessa@cowichangreencommunity.org
Phone:  250-748-8506
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment
May 19/2012
Vancouver, BC
March for justice in Palestine marking Nakba anniversary
Palestinians and communities in solidarity will march from Clark Park at 14th and Commercial at to Grandview Park, where a rally will follow. The march calls for the right of return of Palestinian refugees, and an end to the ongoing ethnic cleansing, occupation, mass imprisonment and apartheid in Palestine. The events will also stand against Canada's own genocide against indigenous people. For more information, please email nakbavancouver@gmail.com.

Time:  2 p.m.
Venue:  Clark Park to Grandview Park
Location:  Start at 14th and Commercial, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  Hanna Kawas
Phone:  604-992-4346
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 19/2012
to May 20/2012
Montreal, QC
Project ECOSPHERE Environmental and Green Building Fair / Projet ÉCOSPHÈRE - Foire de l’environnement et de l’ÉCOhabitation
The Project ECOSPHERE, Quebec’s most important environmental event, expects over 200 exhibitors and will present no less than 30 conferences.
We wish to mention the participation of the famous astrophysicist, Hubert Reeves, and that of world-renowned environmentalist David Suzuki, as guest speakers. Sabine Karsenti and Emmanuel Bilodeau are the spokespeople of this highly anticipated rendezvous.
We invite the public to discover the current businesses and organisations that work in a variety of sectors, such as: green architecture, new technologies, clean energy, ecological agriculture, nature conservation, sustainable transportation, fashion and design as well as alternative medicine. These passionate exhibitors will explain their innovative products and services to you, those that will allow you to accentuate your green curve, and they will propose concrete actions to take together a step towards a healthier world. There will also be information on ecological housing, self-construction, masonry heaters, and geothermal heating.
Also on the menu: shows, animation, activities for the entire family, cooking and do-it-yourself workshops, ecological photo exhibitions from the Biosphere as well as the presentation of documentaries such as Surviving Progress, in the presence of director Mathieu Roy. Visitors may also take advantage of the healthy and creative restaurants, daycare center as well as a large farmers market.

Venue:  Technopôle Angus
Location:  2600 Rue William Tremblay, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://projetecosphere.org/?lang=en
For information contact:  info@ecosphere.org
Phone:  450-538-5005
Categories:   Environment
May 23/2012
to May 26/2012
Quebec City, QC
CATA Annual Conference 2012
CATA Annual Conference 2012
Hotel Pur
Quebec City, QC

Venue:  Hotel Pur
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://conference.athletictherapy.org/
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 24/2012
Toronto, ON
Ontario Artisan's Food - Celebrating Local Food
Come by Patagonia Toronto and join Good Food Revolution founder and managing editor Malcolm Jolley for an after-work gathering celebrating artisan food of Ontario. Enjoy some of the most delicious edibles to come out of our Province!
Doors open @ 6pm and begins @ 6:30pm. The event is FREE, but space is limited so please RSVP by calling the store (416-861-1102) or on Facebook @ facebook.com/PatagoniaToronto.
500 King Street West

Time:  Doors open @ 6pm and begins @ 6:30pm.
Location:  500 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.patagonia.com
For information contact:  Cory Gould, cory_gould@patagonia.com
Phone:  416-861-1102
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Farming
May 25/2012
to May 27/2012
Toronto, ON
Anime North 2012
Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

Time:  All Day
Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre
Location:  650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.animenorth.com
For information contact:  Donald Simmons [ info@animenorth.com ]
Phone:  866-434-0212
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Design; Children & Youth
May 26/2012
Fredericton, NB
Spring Sprint Fredericton
On May 26, 2012 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s series of Spring Sprint events heads to Fredericton. This year, to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary, the goal is to exceed all past efforts by raising $1.6 million with the help of 20 Spring Sprint events across Canada.

Fredericton residents will come together to raise funds for a local organization whose mission touches the heart of the nation. In addition to the walk/fun-run, the volunteer coordinators have put together a great event including the opportunity to win an autographed Scott Hartnell NHL All-Star jersey.

Adrian Nadeau, recently diagnosed with a brain tumour
David Kelly, Deputy Mayor and brain tumour survivor
Friends, family and survivors from the Fredericton community and across New Brunswick, who come from all backgrounds and are of every age, from children to seniors
Emcee is Freddie Mac from 105.3 FM the Fox.

Time:  9:30 am
Venue:  Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
Location:  1350 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB
Website:  http://www.braintumour.ca/2646/fredericton-spring-sprint-2012
Categories:   Social Services
May 26/2012
to May 27/2012
Ottawa, ON
Run for Food and Farmers - Run or Walk for Biodiversity!
Are you a Runner or a Walker?

Are you looking for a way to have some healthy fun with family or friends, and make a contribution to a cause you believe in? Then, we may have just the right thing for you!

After a very successful 2011 campaign (many thanks to everyone who walked, ran or donated!), USC Canada is expanding our Run for Biodiversity (R4B) campaign to 4 cities this year, and we're looking for runners and walkers to join our R4B fundraising team in 2012!

Please note: we've just found out that the Ottawa races are filling up very fast, so if you are planning on participating, we do recommend that you don't delay and register today! The Ottawa half-marathon is already 84% sold out, and the marathon and 10km races are close to 50% sold out.

If you do register, or simply want more information about how you can support farmers in this way, please send an email to David Rain at R4B usc-canada.org*

Who is USC Canada?

USC Canada helps farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America grow more food for their families, in ways that are kind to the environment and that nurture biodiversity. We were founded in 1945 by Dr Lotta Hitschmanova, one of Canada's most beloved humanitarian leaders.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://run4biodiversity.org
For information contact:  David Rain
Categories:   Environment; Sports & Games; Farming
May 27/2012
Victoria, BC
10th Annual Bioregional Fair
Oak and Orca Bioregional School is hosting its 10th annual Bioregional Fair. This is a FREE community event-there is something for everyone. The fair will offer a variety of children's crafts and activities, free workshops and demonstrations to inspire, educate and connect people in the community; a silent auction featuring local and eco-friendly items; healthy lunch and bake sale; used book sale and more. For more information contact Caroline by phone 250-812-8782 or email caroline [at] gatherings.ca

BIOREGIONALISM is the practice of intimately exploring, knowing and caring for the natural and human communities within a region defined by nature. As 'bioregion" literally means territory of life, the goal is to learn about and connect with a place based on all its life-forms. This is achieved by appreciating the ecology, history, culture and cycles of the seasons where we live. Named after a tree and an animal in our bioregion, OAK & ORCA BIOREGIONAL SCHOOL encourages children to be strong, self-directed learners with an interest in sustainable communities.

Rain or shine the Fair will go on!!!

Location:  Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.oakandorca.ca/biofair
For information contact:  Caroline, caroline@gatherings.ca
Phone:  250-812-8782
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth; Environment
May 27/2012
Victoria, BC
Oak and Orca Bioregional Fair
Oak and Orca Bioregional Fair
Sun May 27, 2012
2738 Higgins Street (near Cook and Hillside) Victoria, BC

Come to the Oak and Orca Bioregional Fair!!!

Oak and Orca Bioregional School is hosting its 10th annual Bioregional Fair, SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012 11AM-3PM. This is a community event-there is something for everyone.

The fair will offer a variety of children's crafts and activities, free workshops and demonstrations to inspire, educate and connect people in the community; a silent auction featuring local and eco-friendly items; healthy lunch and bake sale; used book sale and more.

BIOREGIONALISM is the practice of intimately exploring, knowing and caring for the natural and human communities within a region defined by nature. As 'bioregion" literally means territory of life, the goal is to learn about and connect with a place based on all its life-forms. This is achieved by appreciating the ecology, history, culture and cycles of the seasons where we live. Named after a tree and an animal in our bioregion, OAK AND ORCA BIOREGIONAL SCHOOL encourages children to be strong, self-directed learners with an interest in sustainable communities.

Rain or shine the Fair will go on!!!

Time:  11AM-3PM
Location:  2738 Higgins Street (near Cook and Hillside), Victoria, BC
Website:  http://oakandorca.ca/biofair
For information contact:  caroline@gatherings.ca
Phone:  250-812-8782
Categories:   Education; Environment; Farming
May 27/2012
Vancouver Spring Sprint
This year, to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary, the goal is to exceed all past efforts by raising $1.6 million with the help of 20 Spring Sprint events across Canada – including the Vancouver Spring Sprint on May 27, 2012. For 30 years, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has brought hope to brain tumour patients, 30 years of education and support to families affected and 30 years of fundraising and advocacy. Purpose and motivation will be on display at the 2012 Vancouver Spring Sprint, where Vancouverites will come together to raise funds for an organization whose mission touches the heart of the nation.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Burnaby Lake, Rugby Club
Location:  3760 Sperling Ave
Website:  http://www.braintumour.ca/2658/vancouver-spring-sprint-2012
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 27/2012
Victoria, BC
Victoria Spring Sprint
On May 27, 2012 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's series of Spring Sprint events heads to Victoria. This year, to mark the organization's 30th anniversary, the goal is to exceed all past efforts by raising $1.6 million with the help of 20 Spring Sprint events across Canada.

Victoria residents will come together to raise funds for a local organization whose mission touches the heart of the nation. In addition to the walk/fun-run, the volunteer coordinators have put together a great event.

Jim Gibson, 'miracle' brain tumour survivor
Friends, family and survivors from the Victoria community and across Vancouver Island who come from all backgrounds and are of every age, from children to seniors

Time:  9:30 am
Venue:  Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Location:  3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.braintumour.ca/2660/victoria-spring-sprint-2012
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 27/2012
to May 30/2012
Regina, SK
IPMA-Canada's 2012 National HR Training Conference
People-Productivity-Performance: Essentials for Organizational Success

Jim Clemmer, Graham Lowe, Brent Pederson from Hay Group, and Jody Urquhart and many others will all be sharing their combined HR wisdom and knowledge. Excellent evening social and networking events are also part of the exeperience.

Time:  Starts 6:00 Sunday until 12:00 Wednesday
Venue:  Delta Regina Hotel
Location:  Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.ipma-aigp.ca/
For information contact:  Executive Director
Phone:  1-888-226-5002
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Skills & Training; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 28/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto ecoHousing Community Information Session
Want to own a home in a green community?
Want to live in the west end?
Ready to buy soon?
The Toronto ecoHousing Community is planning a 20- to 30-unit community, and we're looking for additional members. At this information session, we'll share:
- Info on cohousing (as opposed to a co-op or a condo);
- Details on the group's members and history;
- Our vision, to do list, and time line.
Space is limited. Childcare and light snacks provided. RSVP by Friday May 25th to info (at) torontoecohousingcommunity.ca
Creating a sustainable cohousing community downtown
http://torontoecohousingcommunity.ca

Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
Location:  60 Lowther Ave (near St. George subway station), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://torontoecohousingcommunity.ca
For information contact:  info@torontoecohousingcommunity.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Services
May 29/2012
to May 31/2012
Montreal, QC
ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
7th ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

The main purpose of this event is to move forward the agenda on using ICTs to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects. The symposium in Montreal will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in the world and the needs for the use of ICTs to promote environmental sustainability.

Remote participation will be available (registration on-line)
http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/edrs/ITU-T/workshop/edrs.registration.form?_eventid=3000382

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange
For information contact:  ITU/TSB Green Standard Secretariat, greenstandard@itu.int
Categories:   Environment; Internet
May 30/2012
to Jun 3/2012
Ottawa, ON
The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees, by Scotland's Puppet State Theatre Company
The Ottawa International Children's Festival presents The Man Who Planted Trees by Scotland's Puppet State Theatre (for ages 7 and up). It is a unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling and shows us the difference one person can make in the world. The performance lasts 60 minutes and tickets are $12.50 per person (groups of students pay less).
Show times are as follows:
- Wednesday, May 30th: 9am and 11am
- Thursday, May 31st: 1:15pm
- Friday, June 1st: 9am and 11am
- Saturday, June 2nd: 2pm and 4pm
- Sunday, June 3rd: 9am and 11 am
Location: Barney Danson Theatre - War Museum
The Festival site (LeBreton Flats Park) also includes environmental workshops for kids (seed planting, beekeeping, bicycle safety and more).For more information, please visit ottawachildrensfestival.ca. If you have any questions or if you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Patrick (Paco) Darvasi at (613) 241-0999 or at paco (at) ottawachildrensfestival.ca

Time:  Wednesday, May 30th: 9am and 11am • Thursday, May 31st: 1:15pm • Friday, June 1st: 9am and 11am
Venue:  Barney Danson Theatre - War Museum
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ottawachildrensfestival.ca/
For information contact:  Patrick (Paco) Darvasi, paco@ottawachildrensfestival.ca
Phone:  (613) 241-0999
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Environment
May 31/2012
Ottawa, ON
SustainaBUILD Ottawa
SustainaBUILD Ottawa will be a day long educational forum that will provide strategic information on what owners and managers of older buildings can do to renew and upgrade their properties to be more competitive and attractive to today's marketplace.

The emphasis will be on practical strategic information that can be applied to today's current market conditions.

Seating will be limited to 165 attendees. There will also be considerable opportunities for networking.

The Better Buildings Breakfast will open the program and is being held in conjunction with SustainaBUILD Ottawa.

Time:  7:15AM to 4PM
Venue:  Hampton Inn Ottawa & Conference Centre
Location:  200 Coventry Road, ON K1K 4S3, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sustainabuild.com
For information contact:  mencarnacion@mmart.com
Phone:  416-512-3807
Categories:   Building & Construction; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Economic Development
May 31/2012
Ottawa, ON
SustainaBUILD Ottawa
Ottawa has the highest per capita square footage of office space of any market in Canada. The city also has a housing sector with an above average amount of multi-unit residential properties.
With most new developments targeted to achieve top levels of LEED certification, higher building performance, greater energy efficiency, and many other features of green properties, what does the future hold for the older stock?
Renewing older buildings can provide many financial and environmental benefits that conventional buildings do not. These attributes include energy and water savings, reduced waste, improved indoor environmental quality, greater employee comfort and productivity, and lower operations and maintenance costs.
Mounting evidence supports the contention that greener buildings can command relatively higher rents and asset value, enhance occupant health and well-being, improve employee productivity, attract tenants more quickly, reduce tenant turnover, and cost less to operate and maintain.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sustainabuild.com/ottawa
For information contact:  Maria Encarnacion, york@mmart.com
Phone:  416-512-3807
Categories:   Real Estate; Environment
May 31/2012
Toronto, ON
The Great Food Debate - Celebrating Local Food
Come check out Patagonia Toronto on May 31st as Toronto food-advocate Brad Long of Cafe Belong and Veritas joins us to discuss the fine balance between local, organic and sustainable foods. Together we will explore the history and future of the local food movement and talk about what these terms should mean to us as consumers. Learn how to vote with your grocery dollar!
Doors open @ 6pm and begins @ 6:30pm. The event is FREE, but space is limited so please RSVP by calling the store (416-861-1102) or on Facebook @ facebook.com/PatagoniaToronto.

Time:  Doors open @ 6pm and begins @ 6:30pm.
Location:  500 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://facebook.com/PatagoniaToronto
Phone:  416-861-1102
Categories:   Food & Beverage
May 31/2012
Toronto, ON
Transport Futures: Goods Movement & Mobility Pricing Forum
It is a huge understatement to say that the goods movement sector is vital to Ontario's economy. Without trucks, trains, ships, planes, vans, cars, bikes and foot messengers, we wouldn't have the products and services we need to survive and prosper. But inadequate transport infrastructure, increasing traffic congestion, fuel costs and hours on the road threaten the sector's profitability, the province's investment opportunities and, ultimately, our quality of life.
This packed day of learning and interactive discussion is divided into three distinct sessions so you can focus on each mobility pricing measure separately. You will have plenty of time for Q&A and to network with our speakers and other delegates. Proceedings will be captured and added to a Transport Futures communications tool kit to be released in 2013.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.transportfutures.ca/goods
For information contact:  info@transportfutures.ca
Phone:  519-767-3339
Categories:   Education; Transportation & Travel
Jun 1/2012
to Jun 2/2012
Toronto, ON
Canada's Premier Event for Persons with Disabilities, Seniors with Special Needs And Professionals Working In Related Areas
Canada's premier event for Persons with Disabilities, Seniors with Special Needs and Professionals working in related areas.
People in Motion features 63,000 square feet of exhibits which include adapted vehicles, mobility aids, barrier-free design, rehabilitation services, home health care products, accessible travel, leisure activities, technical aids, employment information, corporate services and government programs. People in Motion is Canada's most comprehensive exhibition for people with disabilities of all ages, as well as their families and friends.This event is fun and enlightening.

Time:  10AM-5PM
Venue:  Queen Elizabeth Building
Location:  180 Princes' Blvd, M6K 3C3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.people-in-motion.com
For information contact:  sales@piminc.ca
Phone:  905-271-9800
Categories:   Disability Issues; Seniors; Health/Health Care
Jun 2/2012
Canadians stand against the Omnibus Budget Bill at 54 MP Offices
This Saturday, at 54 confirmed locations across the country, Canadians will gather at Conservative MPs offices, and support locations, to voice their concerns about the Federal Budget Bill currently before Parliament.
The Federal Budget Bill, Bill C-38, makes changes to over 70 laws, and has drawn criticism across the political spectrum, including from former Conservative cabinet ministers and members of Prime Minister Harper’s own caucus.
All local events are being organized by volunteers who have signed up online to participate. Leadnow.ca is an intergenerational community that works for progress through democracy. For more information about Leadnow.ca, please visit www.leadnow.ca

Venue:  Across Canada
Website:  http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR1630.htm
For information contact:  Jamie Biggar - jamie@leadnow.ca
Phone:  778-847-8205
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 2/2012
Montreal, QC
Spring Sprint Montreal
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. With Spring Sprint, brain tumour patients, survivors, family and friends come together to walk or fun run to bring hope. Spring Sprint 2012 has the goal to raise $1.6 million for brain tumour research and patient programs.

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Parc Angrignon
Location:  Boulevard des Trinitaire, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.braintumour.ca/2654/montreal-spring-sprint-2012
Jun 3/2012
Toronto, ON
Enhance Your Life Through Self-Hypnosis Workshop
Join this experiential hypnotic workshop where you will learn to put yourself into a trance in order to: tap into your hidden power; dispel fears, negative emotions & limiting beliefs; heal your mind & body and make positive, lasting changes in your life to reach your full potential.

Cost: $25 + HST = $28.25 (Proceeds donated to a local charity)

Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/Monthlyworkshop.html
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 4/2012
to Jun 10/2012
National Sun Awareness Week
National Sun Awareness Week raises public awareness of the harmful effects of sun exposure in order to reduce the incidence of skin cancer among Canadians.

Website:  http://dermatology.ca
For information contact:  info@dermatology.ca
Phone:  613-738-1748
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care
Jun 5/2012
to Jun 6/2012
Toronto, ON
MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference
MagNet is Canada’s premiere public policy, professional development and networking conference for magazine professionals—a SuperConference not to be missed!
Developed to meet the industry’s growing needs for targeted, thought-provoking information and insightful, accessible and affordable learning, it represents a collaborative effort from the Canadian Business Press (CBP), Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC), Magazines Canada (MC) and the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). Together, these associations have worked closely to deliver a stellar line-up of sessions, workshops and keynote speakers featuring North America’s top magazine publishing leaders, thinkers and visionaries.
With over 60 sessions focused on innovation and at flexible and affordable prices, MagNet guarantees you'll get the tools for the times AND the future.

Time:  4:30pm - 9:00am
Venue:  Courtyard Marriott
Location:  Toronto, M4Y 1X7, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.magazinescanada.ca/event_listing?event_id=649
For information contact:  Edra Sefton
Phone:  416.504.0274 224
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing
Jun 5/2012
to Jun 7/2012
Winnipeg, MB
Canadian Association for Supported Employment Conference
Winnipeg will be host to the annual national CASE (Canadian Association for Supported Employment) conference this coming June. It is expected that over 250 delegates will attend the conference at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel to discuss strategies and successes of supporting persons with disabilities to work. The conference will bring together service providers, advocates and educators to share tools, resources and innovative practices in supported employment. CASE is a national network of service providers and citizens who are concerned about the full participation of persons with disabilities in the Canadian labour force.
Supported Employment is a term used to describe supports provided to individuals with disabilities to acquire employment in integrated settings. The concept of supported employment has made it possible for individuals with moderate-to-severe levels of disabilities to become active, wage-earning members of the workforce.
Across Canada, people with disabilities experience high rates of unemployment and poverty. Organizers hope to engage local businesses and service providers in this opportunity to learn about supported employment and explore the benefits of inclusion and diversity in the workforce.
The conference is being organized by the Manitoba Supported Employment Network, which is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and strengthening supported employment activities.

Venue:  Delta Winnipeg Hotel
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://supportedemployment.ca/en/
For information contact:  sage.skills@tlcwpg.ca
Phone:  204 257 0813
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Disability Issues
Jun 7/2012
to Jun 10/2012
Tallinn, Estonia
11th EASE General Assembly & Conference 2012
The conference will examine how the transfer of science publishing into the digital environment affects editors in their daily work and how they can exploit new technologies to improve their services to authors, their journals and their businesses/organizations. This topic will be addressed in four plenary sessions and multiple parallel sessions. We welcome suggestions for topics for sessions and submitted papers within this general theme. Practical workshops will be organised as below, if there is sufficient demand.
Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia, renowned for its mix of the old and the new. The enchanting centuries-old streets, towers and squares include many vibrant restaurants, cafes and clubs that give Tallinn its energy and buzz. Helsinki is an hour away by boat and there are easy links from Sweden and Riga. Several European airlines, including EasyJet and RyanAir, fly direct to Tallinn.
The 48-hour schedule for the main conference (Friday afternoon to Sunday lunchtime) allows delegates a concentrated and affordable meeting with the option of extending their visit to Tallinn should they wish.

Please submit a title and outline by 10th June 2011
Please submit a title and 200-word abstract by 15th September 2011
Please submit a title and 200-word abstract by 1st April 2012

Early member registration €199
Late member registration €229 (Deadline for early registration is 1st May 2012)

Location:  Tallinn, Estonia
Website:  http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/2nd%20circular%20Tallinn%202012.pdf
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 7/2012
to Jun 10/2012
Toronto, ON
2012 ISRRT World Congress, in conjunction with the CAMRT Annual General Conference
In 2012 Canada welcomes the World to Toronto June 7-10, 2012 when the city hosts the 17th World Congress of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) Annual General Conference.
This World Congress will showcase excellence and innovation in diagnostic medical imaging and radiation therapy practice from around the world. It will provide the opportunity for the global audience to share and learn from common and varied experiences as medical radiation technologists in contemporary healthcare. The World Congress will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the ISRRT and the 70th anniversary of the CAMRT.

Venue:  Sheraton Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.camrt.ca/professionaldevelopment/conferences/2012worldcongress/
For information contact:  Leacy O'Callaghan-O'Brien
Phone:  613-234-0012 ext. 230
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 8/2012
to Jun 21/2012
New Book Artfully Captures Evolution of Calgary's Commercial Real Estate
BOMA Calgary celebrates Calgary's designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada 2012
A fine-art photographic book, Building on the Bow, and print exhibition is to be launched this month by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Calgary. This collection of 63 monochrome images is the first of its kind to capture the visual essence of Calgary's evolution from the late 1800's to the present day.
BOMA Calgary and its members have invested significant time and financial resources to celebrate Calgary's designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada 2012 with this unique photographic essay. Titled 'Building on the Bow: Landmarks in Calgary Commercial Real Estate", the exhibition will be on public display at a book launch from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Gerry Thomas Gallery, 602 11th Avenue S.W. The exhibition of fine-art prints from the book will remain on display at the gallery until June 28, 2012.
Steve Speer is a respected local photographer whose ability to create exquisite fine-art images within commercial, industrial and challenging environments is well recognized. His work is displayed in the boardrooms and residences of art-collectors and corporations nationally and internationally.
He explains that the idea for 'Building on the Bow' occurred during a conversation with BOMA Calgary veteran Mike Kehoe while hiking in the Rocky Mountains. "Catching our breath at the summit of Burstall Pass,"

Venue:  Gerry Thomas Gallery
Location:  602 11th Avenue S.W.
Website:  http://www.tenato.com/
For information contact:  Jacqueline Drew
Phone:  (403) 242-1127
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Real Estate
Jun 9/2012
Scarborough, ON
Special Seminar on the Latest Advances in Fertility Treatments
IVF Canada/LIFE Program invites you to a special seminar on the latest advances in fertility treatments.

Topics:
- Special treatment for PCO patients
- Tubal factor
- Male factor

Speakers:
- Dr. Murray Kroach, MD, FRCS(C)
- Dr. Perry Phillips, MD, FRCS(C)
- Dr. Lisa Barcroft - Lab Director

This program is free and refreshments will be served, but space is limited - reserve your seats early! Call Margaret at 416-754-1010 or email info@ivfcanada.com.

Time:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Delta Toronto East
Location:  2035 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON
Website:  http://www.ivfcanada.com
For information contact:  Margaret
Phone:  416-754-1010
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Women; Men
Jun 9/2012
to Jun 10/2012
Barrie, ON
Ecofest Barrie
Ecofest Barrie is a community collaboration that brings together individuals and organizations from many walks of life under the common theme of building a sustainable future. We come together to celebrate nature and share ideas on protecting our planet while creating a healthy, prosperous, inclusive community.
This year's festival offers something for everyone. Our cafe will be a lush, green setting to enjoy fresh meals prepared with ingredients sourced locally. Free programming throughout the event will feature cooking demonstrations, healthy living talks, live music from local artists, a special Green Mile featuring alternative transportation options, green artisans and businesses and discussions with decision makers on local environmental issues. Bring the kids to enjoy our Kids Zone with a live hip-hop performer, games and crafts. Trashfusion, our alternative fashion design competition, should not be missed!

Location:  Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.ecofestbarrie.ca
For information contact:  Ecofestbarrie@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Jun 10/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto's Women Expo
Empower yourself at the Toronto Women’s Expo! Get up close and personal at a show dedicated to women, but not exclusive to them! A day for YOU to discover how you can enhance your personal and professional life! We will be showcasing numerous new and old, fun and inspirational, as well as educational and innovative ideas and services just for you! Be part of educational and interactive seminars designed to empower you from the inside and out! There will be numerous time slots of workshops, seminars and interactive lessons for you to update, revitalize or learn something new!

Time:  10AM-5PM
Venue:  Days Hotel & Conference Centre
Location:  185 Yorkland Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://torontowomensexpo.com
For information contact:  info@torontowomensexpo.com
Phone:  416-238-1026
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Business & Economics
Jun 12/2012
to Jun 13/2012
Toronto, ON
Ignite Business Expo
- A new, vibrant and forward-thinking forum bringing global planners and suppliers together to conduct business.
- Committed to scheduled one-on-one meeting opportunities between buyers and sellers.
- Devoted to bringing hosted planners from Canada, the U.S. and internationally.
- A unique and stylish show format that will maximize merchandising of exhibitor offerings and guarantee a worthwhile, experiential environment for planners.
- Produced by successful, experienced and imaginative entrepreneurs with a deep understanding of supplier and planner needs.

Time:  9am to 6pm
Venue:  Direct Energy Centre
Location:  100 Princes' Blvd., M6K 3C3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ignitemag.ca
For information contact:  Richard Elliot [ richard@ignitemag.ca ]
Phone:  905-582-4554
Categories:   Business & Economics; Consulting & Consultants; Economic Development
Jun 18/2012
National Day of Action against cuts to refugee health care
On June 30, 2102, refugees will face drastic cuts to their health insurance.
Risking the lives of Canada's most vulnerable is unacceptable.

There will be a National Day of Action today in cities across Canada. Join us in protesting these cuts.

For details of times and places, see http://www.doctorsforrefugeecare.ca

Venue:  various cities
Website:  http://www.doctorsforrefugeecare.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 18/2012
to Jun 30/2012
Toronto, ON
Democracy Environment Education Peace: TLC Summer Institute Workshops & Courses (various dates)
The Transformative Learning Centre is based at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. The TLC Approach to Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters our way of being in the world.
The Transformative Learning Centre Summer Institute is a participatory learning event that brings together Canadian and international activists, academics, practitioners and community members to share ideas and facilitate learning. Throughout the three weeks, participants take part in interactive short courses and workshops combining theory and practice, on topics such as dream work, ecological wisdom and the PeaceMeal Project!
The theme for the 2012 TLC Summer Institute is DEEP LEADERSHIP! Democracy, Environment, Education and Peace!
Summer Institute Workshops and Courses:
We are offering a wonderful variety of 20 hour workshops, an 8 workshop, a 5 hour workshop as well as an 8 hour course and 5 courses at this year's Institute. There are a lot of offerings to choose from!
For a complete listing of our workshops, courses and dates:
http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/Summer_Institute/Workshops_and_Courses.html

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/index.html
For information contact:  Nishi Saluja & Michelle Mangat, oise.tlc@gmail.com
Phone:  416-978-0785
Categories:   Education; Environment
Jun 21/2012
to Jun 22/2012
Toronto, ON
Holistic Mental Health Conference: Pathways to Empowerment
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Across Boundaries, Community Resource Connection of Toronto and Just Ideas is pleased to present and host the inaugural Holistic Mental Health Conference: Pathways to Empowerment.

Keynote speakers:
Martin A. Katzman, MD, FRCP(C): Dr. Katzman is the clinic director and staff psychiatrist at START (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety Rehabilitation and Treatment) Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University), and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His research studies examine the psychobiological and cognitive processes in mood and anxiety disorders.

Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, M.Sc.: Prousky is the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. He is a passionate advocate for patients with psychiatric disorders and focuses his clinical practice on optimizing mental and neurological health with nutrition and botanical (plant-based) medicines.

In addition attendees will take part in workshops that will provide information about alternative holistic, evidence-based approaches that address physical, emotional, social and spiritual facets of recovery for people with mental health issues. Educational vendors and naturopathic clinic interns, and the CCNM Funny Bones clown troupe will be on hand.

Time:  8:30 a.m. -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:  Gulshan Allibhai
Phone:  416-289-6285 ext. 307
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Social Services
Jun 22/2012
to Jun 24/2012
London, ON
The Time is Now...Come Celebrate into the Future....Bringing the Nation to London, Ontario in June 2012
Women from across Canada will join together in London, Ontario, Canada to Celebrate into the Future. They will recognize the efforts of women making a difference across its' rich past, honour the efforts of women today and strategize for a Future of equality and promise.
The Time is Now.... on the tails of a global awakening - the advancement in achieving economic equality is ours for the making. Guests are welcome to join us on this empowering journey you will be glad you did. Sponsorship opportunities can be found at http://www.bpwlondon.com/events/conferenceconventino/2012sponsorship.html

Time:  National Convention Friday evening opening ceromonies, Saturday through Sunday 1:00 pm/Provincial me
Venue:  Hilton Hotel
Location:  300 York Street, London, ON N6B 1S2, London, ON
Website:  http://www.bpw.ca/events/nationalconvention.html
For information contact:  Sheila Crook
Phone:  705 743-2323
Categories:   Business & Economics; Women; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 26/2012
Surrey, BC
Rally Against Jason Kenney's disposable labour agenda
The Surrey Board of Trade is hosting a $35 per plate Breakfast with Jason Kenney, on Tuesday, June 26 from 7:30am to 9:30am at Eaglequest Golf Course. At this event, the Minister will be making a speech entitled: "Moving Towards a targeted, fast and efficient immigration system focusing on Jobs, Growth and Prosperity". Info: http://www.businessinsurrey.com.
Kenney and the Tories have increasingly pushed immigration policy towards a labour exploitation policy to serve business and corporate needs. Let Jason Kenney know that his business-friendly and racist anti-migrant and war-mongering policies are not welcome on the West Coast!
This time let's make sure we interrupt Jason Kenney's Breakfast schmooze with Surrey's business community!

Time:  7:00 am
Venue:  Eaglequest Golf Course
Location:  7778-152 Street, Surrey, BC
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Jun 26/2012
Toronto, ON
Security Certificate Detainee Mahjoub Rallies with Supporters Marking Exactly 12 Years of Detention without Charge
What: Press Briefing & Public Demonstration: Justice not Fear - March with Mahjoub
Where: CSIS Offices, 277 Front St. W., Toronto. March to Department of Justice and Federal Court House
Who: Mohammad Mahjoub, speakers from Amnesty International, the Justice for Mahjoub Network and supporters
Visuals: Giant, intricate display of the “case” against Mr Mahjoub;elaborately adorned mock judges; vibrant banners and placards
On June 26, 2000, Mohammad Mahjoub was arrested in a Hollywood-style arrest outside his workplace. One of five Muslim men arrested under Canada's notorious security certificate legislation, he has spent the last twelve years in jail, much of it in solitary confinement or under house
arrest, yet he has never been charged.
Security certificates allow the government to indefinitely detain and deport people based on their profile. Courts have ruled that the presumption of innocence does not apply. The case against the detainees, assembled by Canada's spy agency CSIS, is secret; it is not disclosed to detainees or their lawyers.
On June 26th, Mr. Mahjoub and his supporters will gather to demand his immediate liberation and that of the other two men still held under security certificates. Supporters will demand justice, apology,
reparations and citizenship for all five and accountability for all officials responsible for injustices against these men.

Time:  noon
Venue:  CSIS Offices
Location:  277 Front St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://supportmahjoub.org
For information contact:  Syed Hussan
Phone:  416-453-3632
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 27/2012
Sarnia, ON
Jeff Rubin: The End of Growth
Best Selling Author & Former CIBC Wold Markets Chief Economist Jeff Rubin will speak about the realities of the end of cheap oil and how it’s going to make our world a whole lot smaller and day-to-day lives a whole lot different.
Presented in partnership by The Book Keeper, Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation and Bluewater Sustainability Initiative.
$40

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Imperial Theatre
Location:  168 N. Christina St, Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.imperialtheatre.net
Phone:  519 344-7469
Categories:   Business & Economics
Jun 27/2012
Vancouver, BC
Roundtable: Health workers for refugee healthcare
As of June 30, 2012, refugees in Canada who are in need of medical assistance, including children, the elderly, and pregnant women, will no longer be able to access critical health care services. Among the services to be cut for some or all refugees are: prenatal care for pregnant women; access to mental health care; coverage for necessary medications, including insulin. Unless their condition is deemed a threat to public health or safety, some refugee claimants will also be denied access to physicians - even if they are suffering from illnesses like cancer or cardiovascular diseases, even if they are having heart attacks.
These cuts to health care for refugees come at the same time as the passing of Bill C-31, the draconian Refugee Exclusion Act that, in supposed efforts to crack down on human smuggling, mandates the immediate certain detention of refugee claimants, including minors. Please join us as health workers explain what health services are being cut, what community and health care resources exist for people who have limited access to health care, what resources need to be created, and how we can ensure adequate and accessible health for all.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  YWCA
Location:  733 Beatty Street right next to Stadium Skytrain Station, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 28/2012
Paris
Call for demonstration in Paris on third anniversary of coup in Honduras
Demonstration to demand justice for all the victims of the coup and repression in Honduras.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Saint-Michel Fountain
Location:  Paris
Website:  http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR1658.htm
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 28/2012
Calgary, AB
The Third Annual Canadian Water Summit
The Canadian Water Summit is for the first time moving west. The third annual event will be held in Calgary in June 2012 to explore the competing water needs of cities, agriculture and energy.
In October, Alberta Premier Alison Redford added an explicit water focus to the Ministry of the Environment’s portfolio when appointing Minister Diana McQueen, underscoring the importance of the resource. Minister McQueen quickly showed her commitment to her new duties by announcing upcoming public discussions on Alberta’s system for allocating water resources – a system that has been operating for 100 years.
The Third Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held on June 28, 2012 at the Telus Spark Science Centre, 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta, in cooperation with Calgary Economic Development. The day-long event will share best practices and emerging lessons in Alberta with North Americans who are looking to safeguard resource security for the decades ahead. Confirmed sponsors for the Summit already include Molson Coors, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Telus Spark Science Centre. The event will showcase water challenges and expertise with a focus on innovation in the energy and agricultural sectors. Early bird registration will be available January 16, 2012 at www.watersummit.ca .

Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.watersummit.ca/
For information contact:  Kaitlynn Dodge, kaitlylnn@brown-cohen.com
Phone:  4164841132x5
Categories:   Education; Economic Development
Jun 28/2012
Calgary, AB
The Third Annual Canadian Water Summit
The Canadian Water Summit is for the first time moving west. The third annual event will be held in Calgary in June 2012 to explore the competing water needs of cities, agriculture and energy.

The Third Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held on June 28, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, in cooperation with Calgary Economic Development. The day-long event will share best practices and emerging lessons in Alberta with North Americans who are looking to safeguard resource security for the decades ahead. Confirmed sponsors for the Summit already include Molson Coors, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Telus Spark Science Centre. The event will showcase water challenges and expertise with a focus on innovation in the energy and agricultural sectors. Early bird registration will be available January 16, 2012 at www.watersummit.ca .

The Canadian Water Summit was created in 2009 to facilitate partnerships between leaders from business, government, NGOs and academia to help realize Canada's potential to be a world leader in water expertise and technology innovation. The Summit has been held in Toronto for the past two years.

Venue:  Telus Spark Science Centre
Location:  220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.watersummit.ca
For information contact:  Kaitlynn Dodge, kaitlynn@brown-cohen.com
Phone:  416-484-1132 ex.5
Categories:   Environment
Jun 28/2012
Calgary, AB
Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Strategies for Competitiveness
The conference will engage Canadian businesses, municipalities and water stewards on opportunities for driving competitiveness through innovation and smart water management.

The 2012 Summit's aim is to put you at the centre of trends, debate and emerging solutions for Canadian water leadership:

The Facts: The impact of water availability and quality on local and global supply chains.
Best Management Practices: Individual and collective policies and management practices that effectively sustain critical eco-systems and economic activity.
What's Next: Emerging technologies and provocative ideas for the future of water.

Time:  7:30AM to 7PM
Venue:  Telus Spark - The New Science Centre
Location:  220 St. George's Drive, T2E 5T2, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.watersummit.ca
For information contact:  izabela@innovolve.com
Phone:  416-364-0050
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Transportation & Travel; Environment
Jun 28/2012
to Jul 2/2012
Ottawa, ON
CDA 87th Annual Conference
The CDA annual conference is where dermatologists, dermato-pathologists, dermatology reisdents and medical students come together learn about the latest dermatology innovations and research.

Venue:  Ottawa Convention Centre
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://dermatology.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Science & Technology
Jul 6/2012
to Jul 8/2012
Orillia, ON
Mariposa Folk Festival
We had a wonderful 2011 Mariposa Folk Festival, and we couldn’t have done it without a great audience. Thank you for your support!
Mariposa Folk Festival 2012 will take place July 6-8. Tickets go on sale soon!
Congratulations to Bridget White, winner of the 50/50 draw ($3541 prize) at Mariposa Folk Festival.
Congratulations to Donna Hewitt of Orillia and Laura Repo of Toronto, the two winners of a Mariposa 50th Anniversary autographed Larrivée guitar.

Location:  7 Mississaga Street West, L3V 3A5, Orillia, ON
Website:  http://www.mariposafolk.com/
For information contact:  publicist@mariposafolk.com.
Phone:  (705) 326-3655
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 7/2012
to Jul 14/2012
Quebec, QC
Eco Summer Retreat for ages 18-35
The Eco Retreat will be at La “Cite-Ecologique”, the largest Eco-Village in Canada, located in Ham-Nord in the pleasant region of Bois-Francs in Quebec, Canada.

This summer program will empower young adults to learn from each other and share new ideas to build a sustainable lifestyle and pave the road for a better future.

You will participate in activities that bring mindfulness into everyday living, reconnect with your inner self, find balance and awareness through yoga, meditation, and many other fun-filled activities.

To sign up or learn more, visit: www.citeecologique.org

Venue:  La Cite Ecologique
Location:  689 Rang 8, Ham-Nord, Quebec, QC
Website:  http://citeecologique.org/businesses/ecoretreat.php
For information contact:  Ariana Cornellier, ariana@citeecologiquenh.org
Phone:  386-956-9597
Categories:   Environment; Skills & Training
Jul 7/2012
to Jul 15/2012
Toronto, ON
Professional Hypnosis Certification Training
Hypnosis is a Proven and Reliable Treatment for Health, Well being and Relationship Issues. Through Hypnosis we can tap into our hidden power, dispel fears & negative emotions and limiting beliefs, heal our mind and body and make positive and lasting changes in our lives in order to reach our full potential. When you register you will receive many benefits such as a 1-year membership with the National Guild of Hypnotists, business start-up portfolio for private practice, hypnosis scripts, pendulum, chart & embossed membership card, and many more other benefits.

Professional NGH Hypnosis Certification allows you to:
• Help clients
• Treat issues quickly and safely
• Increase your income
Cost:$ 1697 + HST = $1917.61 Call 416.760.8996 to register!

Time:  9:00am - 5:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/hypnosistraining.html
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care
Jul 10/2012
Make Your Book a Kindle Best-Seller
Cathleen Fillmore, owner of Speakers Gold bureau, is hosting a webinar with Kathleen Gage on how to make your Kindle book a #1 best seller. Kathleen did exactly that with her book '101 Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door' in just eight hours. She'll talk about the #1 mistake most authors make and why the old model of online marketing just doesn't work anymore.

Time:  11 a.m. PST; 2 p.m. EST
Venue:  Online
Website:  http://www.kathleengagetrains.com/kindle-cathleen
For information contact:  Cathleen Fillmmore
Phone:  416-532-9886
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing
Jul 13/2012
to Aug 17/2012
Halifax, NS
Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Snapshot will showcase recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Fancis, Ursula Johnson, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade, and Jerry Evans.

Time:  7PM
Venue:  Khyber Centre for the Arts
Location:  1588 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 14/2012
Richmond, BC
canfitpro Vancouver One Day Event
This highly-acclaimed session will give you the latest research on losing fat and keeping it off. Presenter Rod Macdonald, will take you through recommendations you can use with your clients for diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes that are both attainable and sustainable. From weight maintenance to hardcore, rapid, fat loss, you will learn that Total Fat Destruction is the synergistic combination of attitude, nutrition, and exercise.
CPR Level A and AED are also offered at this event.

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Best Western Abercorn Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel
Location:  9260 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/vancouver-oneday
For information contact:  Customer Service
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Jul 15/2012
Toronto, ON
Surprise Action Against the Cuts to Health Care for Refugees
Health care workers and other service providers launch a non-cooperation campaign to protest the cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program
On June 30th 2012, a series of draconian cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, which regulates health care delivery to asylum seekers in Canada, became effective. Outraged by these measures, healthcare providers and other service providers are launching a “non- cooperation” campaign to protest these inhumane cuts by committing to refuse to comply with the cuts, during a festive surprise action.
Contact:
Dr Abeer Majeed, 647 928 5729
Nanky Rai, 416 602 0131

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  Christie Pits Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://health4all.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 31/2012
Toronto, ON
Network of United Church Members Calls for Boycott and Divestment to End the Occupation
News Conference July 31st.
The United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel is a growing group of more than 150 United Church members and friends who are independent of the United Church?s structure but active within it. This Network advocates for boycott and divestment of Israeli products produced in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories as the primary remaining non-violent means of ending the brutal occupation that began in 1967.

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Trinity - St. Paul's United Church
Location:  427 Bloor St. West (a block west of Spadina), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Brian McIntosh - macapple@rogers.com
Phone:  416-817-2606
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jul 31/2012
to Aug 18/2012
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Queer Arts festival
The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual showcase of queer arts, culture and history.

Venue:  Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Location:  181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/vancouver-queer-arts-festival
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture
Aug 1/2012
Toronto, ON
Continental Day of Action Against Canadian Mega Resource Extraction
We stand for environmental justice, clean water, air and protection of our territories, the right of free prior and informed consent for local communities, transparency and legislative regulations for the extractive industry, decent jobs, and people before profit.

Time:  12PM-2PM
Venue:  Queen Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://lacsn.weebly.com/
Categories:   Environment; Mining & Petroleum; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 5/2012
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Pride parade
Over 650,000 spectators expected. Begins on Robson St., travels through the West End and finishes at the Sunset Beach festival site.

Time:  12:00PM
Venue:  Downtown
Location:  Begins on Robson St., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.vancouverpride.ca/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 7/2012
Ottawa, ON
Women Political Prisoners, Repression and Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex
This panel will focus on the experiences of these women in movements for social justice, their experiences of and thoughts about the repression that they have and continue to face as a result of their actions, and the role that the Prison Industrial Complex plays in maintaining white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy.

Time:  7PM
Venue:  MacNabb Community Centre
Location:  180 Percy Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://bookstoprisonersottawa.wordpress.com/
Categories:   Women; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Law Enforcement & Corrections
Aug 8/2012
to Aug 11/2012
Toronto, ON
Hiroshima, Nagasaki Poster & Survivors' Artwork Exhibit
Vivid artwork by survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with historical photos to understand the devastation a nuclear blast can cause.

Time:  Wed - Fri 9 AM - 9 PM, Sat 10 AM to 6 PM
Venue:  Toronto City Hall
Location:  100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca
For information contact:  Vinay
Phone:  416-832-8413
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; International
Aug 9/2012
Toronto, ON
Commemoration of the Nuclear Bombings of Hiorshima and Nagasaki
Commemoration of the Nuclear Bombings of Hiorshima and Nagasaki in 1945, advocating the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Featured speakers include Peggy Nash, M.P., Joe Ohori, atomic bomb survivor, and Joy Kogawa (Order of Canada, author). Music from the Raging Grannies, the Soka Gakkai Youth Choir, The Yakudo Drummers, etc. Theme is "Toronto for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World." There will also be a poster exhibit of art from atomic bomb survivors at the Toronto City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. West from August 8 to 11, Wednesday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information at www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca, e-mail hiroshimaday@yahoo.ca

Time:  6:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity
Location:  #10 Trinity Square, Toronto (behind the Eaton Centre), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca
For information contact:  Dr. Vinay Jindal
Phone:  416 832 8413
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 9/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
Toronto's commemoration for the 67th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With Peggy Nash (MP Parkdale-High Park), Ilario Maiolo (International Red Cross) and Mayor Ford's Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Proclamation. Performers include the Raging Grannies, Yakudo Drummers, SGI Youth Choir and flautist Ron Korb. Free, family friendly and open to the public.

Time:  6:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity
Location:  10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca
For information contact:  Vinay Jindal
Phone:  416-832-8413
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
Aug 9/2012
to Aug 12/2012
Chicago, the US
AEJMC 2012 Conference
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe. Founded in 1912, by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer, the first president (1912-13) of the American Association of Teachers of Journalism, as it was then known, AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level.
AEJMC holds an annual conference in August, featuring sessions on teaching, research and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication - from advertising and public relations to electronic and online journalism to media management and newspapers. Pre-convention workshops deal with teaching advertising, media ethics issues, incorporating diversity in the curriculum, teaching media management, and teaching visual communication.

Venue:  Chicago Marriott Downtown
Location:  540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, the US
Website:  http://www.aejmc.org/home/events/annual-convention/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 9/2012
to Aug 19/2012
Montreal, QC
Fierté Montreal Pride LGBTA parade
Annual Pride parade that began in Montreal in 1979.

Time:  1PM
Location:  Guy Street at Réné-Levesque Boulevard, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/pride/programme/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 10/2012
to Aug 18/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Queer Arts and Culture Festival
The Toronto Queer Arts Festival (Formerly Queer West Fest) has something for everyone: from a film festival, spoken word events, a youth unconference, art gallery tours by bicycle, hospitality party and alterna-queer music concert, from a ramble in the ART AND DESIGN DISTRICT to a QUEER CABARET. Whether you're gay, straight, lesbian, bi, trans, queer or confused there's something to inspire, challenge or entertain you!

Venue:  Various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://artsfestival.queerwest.org/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture
Aug 11/2012
Toronto, ON
Black Indians
A film showcasing the parallels between the Native American and African-American histories.

Time:  5:30-6:30PM
Venue:  Studio Theatre at the Harborfront
Location:  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/film.cfm?id=3826
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 11/2012
Sydney, NS
Home Cape Breton Pride parade
Pride Parade in downtown Sydney, followed by a Post-Parade BBQ Gathering in Louisa Field at 1PM and the Pride Friendship Memorial Baseball Tournament at 2PM.

Time:  12pm
Venue:  Downtown Sydney
Location:  Sydney, NS
Website:  http://www.pridecapebreton.com/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 11/2012
to Aug 12/2012
Toronto, ON
Workers' Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization: A National Workers Conference
The conference aims to put forth a critical and dynamic dialogue amongst progressive organizations, groups and individuals about our struggles and conditions as workers under the present crisis of capitalism.

Venue:  United Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.magkaisacentre.org/2012/04/10/workersconference/
For information contact:  John Kevin Nerier or Joy C. Sioson
Phone:  (416) 519-2553
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 11/2012
to Aug 17/2012
Helsinki, Finland
IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2012
The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will take place at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

Venue:  Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre (HECC)
Location:  Helsinki, Finland
Website:  http://conference.ifla.org/sites/default/files/files/wlic2012/final-announcement.pdf
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 12/2012
Toronto, ON
Queens of Inappropriate
Continuing their Southern Ontario tour in Toronto, the Queens of Inappropriate will bring their adorable awkwardness to bear in a spoken word show that explores the many facets of female sexuality from a personal, political, tear- and laughter-inducing perspective.
Doors at 7:00 pm. Show at 7:30 pm. Cover is $7 at the door.

Time:  7PM
Venue:  The Cameron House
Location:  408 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/120371231342175/
Categories:   Women; Sexuality
Aug 12/2012
to Aug 19/2012
Moncton, NB
Moncton Pride parade
Moncton's Pride Week 2012.

Venue:  Various
Location:  Moncton, NB
Website:  http://www.fiertemonctonpride.ca/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Shared Perspectives - An Evening of Reconciliation
Join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) for an evening of dialogue and celebration of cultures in the spirit of reconciliation.

Time:  7:30-9:30PM
Venue:  WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront
Location:  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/week.cfm?id=3998
Categories:   Native Peoples; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 14/2012
to Aug 18/2012
Saskatoon, SK
DYS/LOCATED: The site of the queer body
Eat Your Art Out, Judy! is a multidisciplinary, re-occurring festival that uncovers and celebrates queer art, activism and culture in Saskatchewan.

Venue:  aka gallery
Location:  424 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://eyaojudy.wordpress.com/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture
Aug 15/2012
to Aug 19/2012
Toronto, ON
canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show
Join canfitpro and thousands of your peers at the world's best fitness event.

Be inspired by featured keynote speaker, Simon Whitfield. Feel the pride of setting your next goal, and take part in the most cutting-edge educational experience, at the most affordable rate, and an exciting weekend of learning, networking, and fun. You will find it all at canfitpro!

Time:  Various
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  South Building - 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/toronto
For information contact:  Customer Service
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Aug 16/2012
to Aug 18/2012
Montreal
S'organiser, résister, vaincre: Université d'été des NCS
Université d'été des Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme (NCS): du 16 au 18 août 2012 à l'UQAM.

Location:  Montreal
Website:  http://www.cahiersdusocialisme.org/2012/02/18/sorganiser-resister-vaincre/
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Aug 16/2012
to Aug 19/2012
Sechelt, BC
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Canada’s longest-running summer literary gathering offers a pre-festival viewing of the world premiere Northwords, a documentary about a literary expedition through Northern Labrador.

Venue:  Rockwood Centre
Location:  5511 Shorncliffe Ave., Sechelt, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 16/2012
to Aug 26/2012
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
For 11 days each August, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture
Aug 18/2012
New Westminster, BC
New Westminster Pride
Events all day, including Brunch at Coming Home Cafe, the Pride Proclamation, and the Festival in Tipperary Park.

Venue:  Various
Location:  New Westminster, BC
Website:  http://www.royalcitypridesociety.com/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 18/2012
Kelowna, BC
Okanagan Pride parade
PRIDE Family Festival Day & Picnic in the Park - Celebrating six years with family fun, music, entertainment special events, attractions and lots of community information and give-aways!

Time:  11:00-4:00
Venue:  Mission Creek Park
Location:  Springfield Rd. & Leckie Rd., Kelowna, BC
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 22/2012
Toronto, ON
Dear Jack
Join Olivia Chow and Jack Layton's family and friends on the anniversary of his passing to celebrate his life and vision.

Time:  6:00PM
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.dearjack.ca/
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Aug 23/2012
6 Strategies for a 6 Figure Speaking Career
Discover the best business models of the top paid speakers in the world and how they do well in any economy. Learn to use the Power of Positioning to your full advantage. Bureau owner and marketing consultant to speakers, Cathleen Fillmore knows the business from the inside out and she'll share what's she learned from working with and interviewing the top speakers. It might surprise you!

Time:  2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PST
Venue:  Online webinar
Website:  http://www.speakersgold.com
For information contact:  Cathleen Fillmore
Phone:  416-532-9886
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Aug 23/2012
to Aug 24/2012
Waterloo, ON
Environmental Justice Convergence
This summer, WPIRG is hosting a two-day convergence on Environmental Justice. We hope to discuss radical resistance to environmental destruction, to inspire action around environmental and climate justice issues, and to further extend this knowledge to the larger KW-community.

Venue:  University of Waterloo/ 6 Nations of the Grand River Territory
Location:  Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://ejkw.wordpress.com
For information contact:  environmental.justice.action@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 27/2012
Toronto, ON
IFOA at The EX: Ian Hamilton, John Lawrence Reynolds, Brad Smith
The 2012 International Festival of Authors is proud to present a Festival sneak peek on Monday, August 27 at the Presentation Theatre at the Direct Energy Centre during this year’s Canadian National Exhibition.

Venue:  Canadian National Exhibition
Location:  100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.readings.org/?q=ifoa/ifoa_at_the_ex_ian_hamilton_john_lawrence_reynolds
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 29/2012
to Aug 30/2012
Rio de Janeiro
LatAm Mine Water Conference
Mining is a water intensive industry where water is utilized in every step of the process. With water being the most important resource in all mining operations, water management is becoming a key consideration for mining experts around the globe. The LatAm Mine Water Conference 2012 aims to address the most pressing water management issues in mining and deliver key strategies for optimising water usage. Attending this conference, delegates will gain first-hand knowledge from leading mining companies around the globe on managing water sustainably.

Location:  Rio de Janeiro
Website:  http://fleminggulf.com/mining/latam-mine-water-conference!e120
For information contact:  Sonika Mendjoge
Phone:  +971 4 609 1570
Categories:   Mining & Petroleum; Environment
Aug 30/2012
to Sep 2/2012
Québec, QC
Fête Arc-en-Ciel de Quebec, Quebec City Pride festival
Le comité organisateur de la Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec est plus déterminé que jamais à présenter, du 30 août au 2 septembre 2012, un événement dont les festivaliers se souviendront longtemps.

Venue:  Various
Location:  Québec, QC
Website:  http://glbtquebec.org/fete_aec.html
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Sep 2/2012
Calgary, AB
Calgary Pride parade
Calcary Pride Parade.

Time:  12pm
Venue:  Olympic Plaza
Location:  8th Ave, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.pridecalgary.ca/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Sep 2/2012
to Sep 5/2012
Vancouver, BC
11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies - SET 2012
SET-2012 is a multi-disciplinary international conference on the sustainable energy sources and technologies, and will provide a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of the high-quality research results on the issues, the presentation of the new developments in the area of sustainable energy, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for better environment, sustainable development and energy security. The primary theme of the conference is sustainable energy, not only in engineering and science but also in all other disciplines (e.g. ecology, education, social sciences, economics, management, political sciences, and information technology). Therefore, papers on related topics are solicited from all relevant disciplinary areas, ranging from current problems, projections, new concepts, modeling, experiments and measurements, to simulations.
The format of the SET-2012 will be arranged with the following major elements as general papers presented in oral sessions, poster session, keynote papers by invited speakers, and panel discussion and specialized sessions on special topics. There will also be exhibitions, social events and pre- and post-symposium tours. High quality papers of archival value will be considered in extended form for publication in various reputable international journals.

Time:  TBA
Venue:  Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
Location:  3500 Cessna Drive, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.setconference.org
For information contact:  Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
Phone:  647-774-4615
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Information, Libraries, Research
Sep 7/2012
to Sep 9/2012
Adirondack Mountains
2012 Polyamory National Retreat
Explore, Connect, Relax, Discover…
Escape the frenzy of everyday life and embrace the extraordinary world of Loving More. Join us for a weekend of personal sharing and exploration of love and relationships. Leave behind the cell phones, emails, Facebook and Twitter for a weekend of real face-to-face heartfelt connections with loving polyamorous people from all walks of life.

Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat
Location:  Adirondack Mountains
Website:  http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/retreat/retreat2012.php
Phone:  970-667-5683
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Sexuality
Sep 8/2012
Ganges, BC
Salt Spring Island Pride
Salt Spring Island's eighth annual Pride parade and weekend-long festival.

Venue:  Downtown Ganges
Location:  Ganges, BC
Website:  http://www.glossi.org/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Sep 8/2012
to Sep 9/2012
Mississauga, ON
The National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show
This exciting 2 day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a Franchise means you are in business for yourself. Current franchise owners from some of Canada's largest brands will be on-site all weekend to share their stories and educate attendees on the expectations, advice, benefit of being a franchise owner. This is your opportunity to ask questions and find out what it takes to be a successful franchisee.

Time:  11AM to 5PM
Venue:  The International Centre, Hall 6
Location:  6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.franchiseshowinfo.com
For information contact:  paris@nationalevent.com
Phone:  905-477-2677
Categories:   Business & Economics; Management
Sep 9/2012
Toronto, ON
electric Vehicle Festival
EV Fest - 2012
Learn everything there is to learn about Electric Vehicles (EV), Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV) and Hybrids at Toronto's premier EV show, EV Fest.

Venue:  Brickworks
Location:  Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.EVFest.ca
For information contact:  Robert Weekley
Phone:  416-500-8182
Categories:   Transportation & Travel
Sep 10/2012
to Sep 12/2012
Quebec, QC
International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE 2012)
This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. Many exciting new process technologies have been in recent years developed in the filed of clean energy, and many have been adopted by the industry. ICCE 2012 will provide a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, for the presentation of the new developments in the clean energy area and for the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in sustainable development and energy security.

Venue:  Laval University
Location:  2325, rue de l'Université, Quebec, QC
Website:  http://iaemm.com/ICCE_Home/
For information contact:  ICCE2012@iaemm.com
Categories:   Environment
Sep 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Peace Activist Spends Last Days Resisting War, Supporting Kim Rivera
In the last days of her life, wheelchair bound and terminally ill, peace activist and author Shirley Farlinger will be in Nathan Phillips Square to hold a sign in support of Kim Rivera, the Iraq war resister currently facing deportation. Shirley will be at the site of the Peace Garden (now removed) on Friday, September 14 from 4pm - 6pm. Kim will join her there at 4 pm. They will be supported by National Co-Chairs of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Janis Alton and Lyn Adamson. Shirley and Kim Rivera are both valued members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.
On September 20, U.S. Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera and her family face deportation from Canada. If returned to the United States, Kimberly faces a court martial, jail time, a felony conviction, and separation from her family - including four children, two of whom were born in Canada - for her refusal to participate in the immoral and illegal Iraq War.

Time:  4:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue:  City Hall Square
Location:  100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.vowpeace.org
For information contact:  Lyn Adamson - info@vowpeace.org
Phone:  416-731-6605
Categories:   Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 14/2012
to Sep 15/2012
Quebec City, QC
39th Annual Meeting
One day live surgery demonstrations televised directed from the surgical facility to the meeting room at the Chateau Frontenac Hotel. One day scientific session.

Venue:  Chateau Frontenac
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://www.csaps.ca
For information contact:  Pat Hewitt
Phone:  905-831-7750
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Sep 14/2012
to Sep 30/2012
Toronto, ON
Professional Hypnosis Certification Training
Hypnosis is a Proven and Reliable Treatment for Health, Well being and Relationship Issues. Through Hypnosis we can tap into our hidden power, dispel fears & negative emotions and limiting beliefs, heal our mind and body and make positive and lasting changes in our lives in order to reach our full potential. When you register you will receive many benefits such as a 1-year membership with the National Guild of Hypnotists, business start-up portfolio for private practice, hypnosis scripts, pendulum, chart & embossed membership card, and many more other benefits.

Professional NGH Hypnosis Certification allows you to:
• Help clients
• Treat issues quickly and safely
• Increase your income

Cost:$ 1697 + HST = $1917.61 Call 416.760.8996 to register!

Dates: September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2012

Time:  9:00am - 5:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/hypnosistraining.html
For information contact:  Debbie Papadakis
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care
Sep 17/2012
Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Pride parade & festival
Reading of the Proclamation at City Hall will be followed by the 10th annual Peterborough Pride Parade.

Time:  2PM
Venue:  City Hall
Location:  500 George Street North, Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.peterboroughpride.ca/
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Sep 19/2012
Vancouver, BC
2012 BC Information Summit
The event, entitled This Time, It’s Personal: Freedom of Information and Privacy Under Government 2.0 will take a comprehensive look at the BC Government’s new “Government 2.0: Citizens @ The Centre” initiative, and what it means for information rights in this province.

Venue:  UBC Robson Square
Location:  800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.infosummit.ca/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Security; Internet
Sep 21/2012
Toronto, ON
MIXX Canada Conference
MIXX Canada is holding a full-day event, packed with a host of new digital marketing topics, plus speakers from canada and across the globe to help business leaders learn what they must do to succeed in the online environment. Paid registration is required for attending this conference.

Time:  7:30AM to 4PM
Venue:  The Carlu
Location:  444 Yonge Street. 7th Floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mixxcanada.com
For information contact:  gignacpaul@rogers.com
Phone:  416-845-6994
Categories:   Internet; Business & Economics; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Sep 21/2012
to Oct 2/2012
Ottawa, ON
12 Day Fast and Vigil for Climate Justice
Hungry for Climate Leadership will hold a fast and vigil for twelve days on Parliament Hill (8am to 9pm each day). Our purpose is to demand that the Canadian government address climate change, the greatest threat to our children.
Make a pledge to fast for 1 day or more, write your MP, write to the mainstream press, discuss with friends and relatives, voluteer, help with the vigil on Parliament Hill....Go to the link below and make a pledge.

Venue:  Parliament Hill
Location:  8 am - 9 pm daily, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://climatefast.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 29/2012
London, ON
Lessons from the Québec Student Movement
The Centre for Social Concern at King's University College is pleased to host a cross-Canada speaking tour featuring:
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, and Ethan Cox
(with an introduction by Tim Carrie, Local 27 CAW)
"Lessons from the Québec Student Movement"

This event is co-sponsored by Local 27 of the Canadian Auto Workers, Public Humanities @ Western and SURLA - Students United in Representation of Latin America

Time:  1 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue:  King's University College - South Annex, Room 150
Location:  266 Epworth Ave, London, ON
Categories:   Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Government & Public Sector
Sep 29/2012
to Sep 30/2012
Toronto, ON
Business Franchise and Investment Expo
Meet face to face, secure new business contacts & develop highly qualified prospects. Learn how to buy and Sell franchises.

Time:  11AM to 5PM
Venue:  Queen Elizabeth Building
Location:  105 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.businessexchange.ca
For information contact:  Pamela Greiner-Labelle
Phone:  1-877-337-1188
Categories:   Consulting & Consultants; Business & Economics
Sep 29/2012
to Oct 5/2012
Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike: A cross-Canada speaking tour
Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike

A cross-Canada speaking tour, featuring:
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE's executive and a key organizer behind the strike
Ethan Cox, rabble.ca's Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer
Fighting for Education and Against Austerity Together

This special tour will address what happened in Quebec, but also how the hard-earned lessons of the longest student strike in Canadian history can be applied to organizing across the country. We hope to be able to build bridges of solidarity with movements in other parts of Canada, ties that are critical to mounting a truly national movement against Stephen Harper and austerity.

Categories:   Education; Government & Public Sector; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 29/2012
to Oct 7/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Palestinian cinema, music, cuisine and art to GTA audiences. TPFF was conceived in 2008 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba.

Saturday Sept 29:
The War Around Us
6:30pm (Doors: 5:30pm)
Bloor Cinema

Sunday Sept 30:
Sahtain: Palestinian Brunch
11am, Beit Zatoun

Monday Oct 1:
Sector Zero
7pm, AGO

Gaza Hospital
9pm - AGO

Unbreakable Bond - TPFF Art Show
6:30 - 11:30pm - AGO

Tuesday Oct 2:
Love During Wartime
7pm - AGO

Sacred Stones
9pm - AGO

Unbreakable Bond - TPFF Art Show
6:30 - 11:30pm - AGO

Wednesday Oct 3:
This Is My Land...Hebron
7pm - AGO

Roadmap to Apartheid
9pm - AGO

Unbreakable Bond - TPFF Art Show
6:30 - 11:30pm - AGO

Thursday Oct 4:
Microphone
7pm - AGO

Women in the Stadium
9pm - AGO

Unbreakable Bond - TPFF Art Show
6:30 - 11:30pm - AGO

Friday Oct 5:
Crayons of Askalan
7pm - AGO

Beyond the Walls
9pm - AGO

Unbreakable Bond - TPFF Art Show
6:30 - 11:30pm - AGO

Saturday Oct 6:
Habibi
7pm - TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sunday Oct 7:
Fall of the Moon: An Homage to Mahmoud Darwish featuring Marcel Khalife and the Al Mayadine Ensemble
7pm (Doors: 6pm)
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://tpff.ca/
For information contact:  info@tpff.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 29/2012
to Dec 16/2012
Toronto, ON
Ryerson Image Centre Grand Opening
The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is a national and international centre of excellence for the study, teaching, research and exhibition of photography and related media. We are a fully integrated, vibrant contributor and active partner within the academic fabric of the University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and an ever-expanding international community of exchange and collaboration. We develop programs that speak to and welcome interested parties from many different walks of life, including students, faculty, researchers, artists, curators, as well as the general public.

The RIC boasts three inter-related areas of activity. Our engaging exhibition program addresses topics of social, cultural, historical and aesthetic concern from a variety of contemporary points of view. Our world-class research centre conducts cutting edge primary research, and offers workshops, conferences and number of publication programs. And thirdly, we entertain an active acquisitions policy, built upon the solid foundation of our archival holdings, which include the famous Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 photojournalistic prints, a sizable fine art photographic collection, as well as several world-renowned artist archives.

Inaugural Exhibition
Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection

Time:  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue:  Ryerson Image Centre
Location:  33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ryerson.ca/ric
Phone:  416-979-5164
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2012
Vancouver, BC
Rally for the Fishers and Farmers of Gaza, Palestine
Join us on September 30 to stand in solidarity with both the farmers and fishers of Palestine as they work to defend their land and sea from occupation and continue their harvest and their livelihoods. Many people in Gaza have always relied on the land and the sea for their livelihood. Generations of Palestinian fishers have worked the sea, and farmers harvested the land, to support their communities and their lives. Today, the fishers and farmers of Gaza are under attack. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Palestine has called for international action and solidarity to support fishers and farmers under siege.

Gaza, Palestine lies along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Gaza has been under Israeli occupation since 1967, and under a tight and brutal siege since 2006, denying people and goods access and movement from the small coastal strip, one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Over 70% of the people of Gaza are refugees who have lived in Gaza since the 1948 Nakba - the occupation and ethnic cleansing of most of Palestine.

Gaza's Fishers: Today, over 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza rely on the sea and the fishing industry for their income and their lives. However, the sea in Gaza and the fishers of Gaza are bearing the brunt of one of the most severe aspects of Israel's siege on Gaza. Israeli warships constantly patrol Gaza's shores and have unilaterally declared fishing prohibited outside 3 nautical miles. Tens of millions of dollars of income have been lost and fishers families forced into unemployment and poverty. Fishers who venture to the 3 nautical mile "border" are regularly shot at, their boats seized or damaged, and subject to arrest, detention and imprisonment. In 2012, there have already been hundreds of attacks on fishing boats by Israeli warships. (See video of Gaza fishers under attack: http://www.vancouver2gaza.org/2012/07/29/video-gazas-fishers-under-israeli-assault/)

Gaza's Farmers: Gaza's farmers are also subject to an ongoing war against their lives, livelihood and land. Israel has unilaterally declared the northern and eastern edges of the Gaza Strip to be "buffer zones" or "no go zones", often in some of the most agriculturally proficient areas of the often-dry region, on land farmed by Palestinian families for generations. Anyone who ventures into these areas regularly faces threats to their lives from soldiers, snipers, tanks, helicopters and drones that routinely patrol the area. The "buffer zone" includes 17% of Gaza's total land mass - but 35% of its agricultural land and 113,000 people. 305 water wells, 197 chicken farms, 377 sheep farms, and over 1000 homes have been destroyed by Israeli occupation military inside the "buffer zone." (See video of Gaza farmers and fishers resisting occupation:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RMAJi9OPiU)

While Palestinian fishers and farmers are braving gunfire to work their land and sea, the Canadian government of Stephen Harper has nothing but praise for the Israeli state that enforces this siege on Gaza. On March 29, 2006, Canada became the first country in the world to impose a siege on the Palestinian people living in Gaza and the West Bank, declaring cancellation of aid to Palestine. Foreign Minister John Baird recently described Canada as "Israel's best friend."

Of course, Israel is not alone in denying indigenous people the right to fish and farm their land - like Israel, Canada was founded upon the theft of indigenous people's land, a settler colonial reality of genocide and oppression that continues to the present day. Indigenous nations are engaged in constant struggles to defend their fishing rights against attempts to deny their right to fish their own waters commercially, as well as to defend their traditional territories from pipelines and resource extraction.

Join us on September 30 to demand an end to the siege on Gaza's fishers and farmers, and to demand that the Canadian government end its extensive political, diplomatic and legal support for Israeli apartheid and occupation - and to show the farmers and fishers of Gaza that their struggle echoes around the world.

Initial endorsers include: Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, Independent Jewish Voices, Gaza's Ark, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UBC, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (Palestine)

Time:  1:00 PM
Venue:  Vancouver Art Gallery
Location:  Hornby and Robson Sts, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://vancouver2gaza.org
For information contact:  vancouver2gaza@gmail.com
Categories:   Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations
Oct 1/2012
Toronto, ON
'A Tale of Two Bishops': Northern bishops to speak at university students' forum Oct 1
Bishop Gary Gordon of Whitehorse (Yukon and Northern British Columbia) and Bishop Murray Chatlain of Mackenzie-Ft. Smith (Northwest Territories), will share stories of the missions in the North at a forum for university students in the Greater Toronto Area at St. Michael's Cathedral Parish Hall on 60 Bond Street, Toronto.
The gathering will be hosted by the Ryerson University Catholic Campus Ministry in coordination with Catholic Missions In Canada (www.cmic.info). Refreshments will be served. For more information, please email Oriana Bertucci, lead chaplain of the event, at rucatholics@gmail.com.

Time:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Venue:  St. Michael's Cathedral Parish Hall
Location:  60 Bond Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cmic.info
For information contact:  Oriana Bertucci, Ryerson Catholic Campus Ministry
Phone:  416-364-0234 Ext. 239
Categories:   Religious; Native Peoples; Education
Oct 1/2012
Ottawa, ON
Screening and Panel Discussion: Award Winning Film - "Climate Refugees"
"Climate change is the threat multiplier for overpopulation, over-consumption and lack of natural resources. Our mission is to create a platform that will illuminate the facts about climate refugees, their lack of international protection, our national security issues and solutions to these civilization-altering issues," writer/director/producer Michael Nash.
"Climate Refugees" was filmed in Bangladesh, Belgium, Chad, China, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Kenya, Maldives, Poland, Switzerland, Tuvalu, UK, and the US.
Donations go towards the screening of the film.
Parking available on street or at World Exchange Plaza
Buses: 2 blocks from Albert and Metcalfe (all major bus routes)

Time:  6:00 -8:30 PM
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library - Auditorium (basement)
Location:  120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture
Oct 2/2012
Saskatoon, SK
Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
Part of a Cross-Canada Speaking Tour
-Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
-Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE's executive and a key organizer behind the strike
-Ethan Cox, rabble.ca's Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer
-Plus other special guests, to be announced...
Fighting for Education and Against Austerity Together
The forum will address what happened in Quebec, but also how the hard-earned lessons of the longest student strike in Canadian history can be applied to organizing across the country. We hope to be able to build bridges of solidarity with movements in other parts of Canada, ties that are critical to mounting a truly national movement against Stephen Harper and austerity.
For CLASSE, the largest of the student unions involved in the Quebec student strike, this victory is merely the start of the next fight. And that fight is against austerity, in all its forms. More importantly, that fight is to not only oppose assaults on our social welfare, but to build a better society.

Time:  12:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue:  University of Saskatoon: Room 299 - Murray Building (Main Library)
Location:  University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Categories:   Education; Government & Public Sector; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 2/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Joins in Solidarity with Ottawa Climate Fast
Torontonians will gather in solidarity with climate activists who have been fasting in Ottawa on Parliament Hill since Sept. 21st, International Day of Peace. They will end their fast on Tues. Oct. 2, International Day of Non-Violence.

Time:  12:00-1:00 PM
Location:  Queen and John streets, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.climatefast.ca
For information contact:  Angela Orellana Schwalm
Phone:  416-518-6192
Categories:   Environment; Government & Public Sector; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 7/2012
to Oct 9/2012
Berlin
World Publishing Expo 2013 (IFRA Expo & Conference)
World Publishing Expo 2013 to be held in Berlin
German capital will host the worldwide gathering of newspaper and media executives
The leading exhibition for technology to publish news on tablets, mobile, in print and online.

Location:  Berlin
Website:  http://www.wan-ifra.org
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Oct 10/2012
Vancouver, BC
Canadian premiere of 'Indignados' at VIFF
Indignados Directed By Tony Gatlif (France, 2012, 88 mins)
Long a champion of the marginalized, Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom, Exiles) fashions a sumptuously visual and typically musical docudrama from 94-year-old French Resistance veteran Stephane Hessel's surprise anti-capitalist best-seller Indignez-vous! Gatlif melds real protest scenes with the plight of an unwanted African immigrant in France in this impassioned cri de coeur.

Time:  9:30 - 11:00 PM
Venue:  Empire Granville 2
Location:  855 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.viff.org/festival/programs/pn104-indignados
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Government & Public Sector; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 12/2012
to Oct 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Fourth International Festival of Poetry of Resistance
Focus 2012: Against State Terror
Enjoy, get inspired and informed, participate:

Gala Opening Dinner - Friday October 12, 2012
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto - 5:00 pm

Saturday October 13, 2012
Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor West - 9:30 am
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. - 7:00 pm
Q Space, 382 College St. - 7:00 pm

Sunday October 14, 2012
519 Church Street Community Centre - 2:00 pm

Poets, music, dance and drama from Toronto and afar

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.poetryofresistance.org
For information contact:  Patrick Connors - resistancepoetryfest@yahoo.ca
Phone:  647-271-8610
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture
Oct 13/2012
Toronto, ON
Is that an archive in your basement, or are you just hoarding?
Ulli Diemer of Connexions –discusses problems facing grassroots archives.

Preservation as subversion?
Our society has little interest in the past or the future: it lives in the here-and-now: a constant whirl of unchanging change. The future -– grim and hot –- is best ignored. The past, except when packaged into marketable heritage attractions, is of scant interest.
Yet the past is part of the present. Choices made in the past brought us where we are today, and push us in particular directions. Knowing those choices were the outcome of often-fierce conflicts between competing interests and alternative visions helps remind us that the future too is being shaped by similar conflicts and choices.
Historical memory is potentially subversive because it tells us that no form of society is permanent, and no economic system is inevitable. By reminding us that there are alternatives, it reminds us that we can choose our future.
One way people actively resist the ideology of inevitability is by preserving memories and histories of past struggles. Some groups and individuals have done this is by collecting grassroots archives –- more or less informal collections of documents and materials produced by citizen activists in the course of trying to shape a future based on justice, cooperation, and freedom.
These grassroots archives face problems of surviving, and finding ways sharing the accumulated history in their collections. Questions of where and how to survive confront them,

Time:  1:30 pm
Venue:  OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
Location:  252 Bloor St West, Room 2-214, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs2/ArchiveBasement.htm
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Information, Libraries, Research; Museums
Oct 16/2012
to Nov 3/2012
ON
33rd Annual International Festival of Authors
The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) brings together the world's best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, and public book signings each October.
IFOA Ontario, the festival's touring programme, now stops in 12 locations across the province.

Venue:  Various
Location:  ON
Website:  http://www.litontour.com/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Oct 18/2012
to Oct 20/2012
Calgary, AB
canfitpro Personal Training and Group Fitness Conference and Trade Show
Choose from over two dozen brand new and updated sessions and see an amazing line-up of presenters including Michelle Felzmann, Teri Gentes, Mark Stone and more.

Attend the best fitness trade show in Calgary and invite your family and friends for free on Saturday, October 20th.

Time:  All day
Venue:  MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
Location:  University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/calgary
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Skills & Training; Sports & Games
Oct 21/2012
Toronto, ON
Canzine Toronto
Hundreds of zines and indie books for display and for sale plus the Radical Reading Series, the 1-2 Punch book pitch, the Hollywood Rip-Off Zine Making Challenge and more. $5 entry includes the fall issue of Broken Pencil.

Time:  1:00-7:00 PM
Venue:  918 Bathurst Centre
Location:  918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Education
Oct 25/2012
to Oct 26/2012
Halifax, NS
ADRIC 2012 - The Annual National ADR Conference
The most current and topical information on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Venue:  Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.adrcanada.ca
Oct 26/2012
to Oct 28/2012
Nanaimo, BC
MAKING WAVES: Sinking the Harper agenda
Join the Council of Canadians in Nanaimo, BC for a movement-building conference with environmental, health, youth, Indigenous and labour groups to fight-back against Harper's austerity agenda and mining and pipeline projects that threaten our environment in BC.

Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8

Saturday, October 27, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC
Join us for a day of interactive workshops and plenary panel discussions that will inform, inspire and motivate you to take action!
$70 in advance. $90 onsite. Fixed income $40. Includes lunch and admission to Friday Public Forum. Optional Saturday night dinner $40.

Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Council's annual business meeting (For Council members in good standing)

Location:  Nanaimo, BC
Website:  http://canadians.org/conference
Phone:  1-800-387-7177, ext. 333
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Mining & Petroleum; Environment
Oct 27/2012
Toronto, ON
Annual Clinical Day
Annual Clinical Day

Venue:  Chestnut Conference Centre
Location:  89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cafprs.com
For information contact:  Marcy Binsky
Phone:  9055696965
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Oct 30/2012
Toronto, ON
Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman - How To Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles
Richard Martin, Founder and President, Alcera Consulting Inc.; former Infantry Officer (21 years), Canadian Army; Author, Brilliant Manoeuvres: How To Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles (Global Professional Publishing, 2012), will speak on How to Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles.

Price is $34.95 and includes book. Additional books will be available for sale. Author will be available for signing.

Time:  5-6 pm
Venue:  Classroom 1065 (1st floor, south wing), Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto
Location:  105 St George Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Events/UpcomingEvents/20121030%20-%20R
For information contact:  events@rotman.utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-978-4193
Categories:   Management
Oct 31/2012
to Nov 4/2012
Chicago
91st Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention
The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers partner to prepare nearly 400 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. College Broadcasters, Inc., arranges a slate of broadcast-oriented speakers. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, ACP&#146;s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques and a newspaper job fair.

Breakout sessions for newspapers, online outlets, broadcast stations, yearbooks and magazines are planned to meet the publishing and broadcasting needs of all college and university student media. Some are specifically for college dailies, some for journalists at community colleges and private schools. Others are for those looking for the latest information from the FCC affecting their campus radio station or how to use the latest software. Whether it&#146;s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers all the bases.

Venue:  Sheraton and Towers
Location:  Chicago
Website:  http://www.studentpress.org/acp/conventions.html#acpcma
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Nov 1/2012
to Nov 3/2012
Regina, SK
Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show
Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show moves to the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Four Plenary sessions, Eight Breakout sessions and Youth programming opportunities will set the stage for networking at the Trade Show and meal times.

The theme for 2012 is "A Vision for the Future". We are entering a new era in agriculture with changing market conditions, a national regulation firmly entrenched, long time producers thinking about retirement, and new, energetic people wondering where to start. Our conference program is designed specifically to help families prepare and plan for a productive future on the farm. There will be a good mix of practical agronomic and marketing information, some tantalizing new and different strategies and ideas, and a few things thrown in just for fun. If you are a veteran Organic Connections participant then you will remember that we take having fun and celebrating the contributions made by our farm families very seriously!

Time:  7PM to 10PM Thursday, November 1 | 9AM to 11PM Friday, November 2 | 8AM to 5PM Saturday, November 3
Venue:  Conexus Arts Centre
Location:  200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.organicconnections.ca
For information contact:  info@organicconnections.ca
Phone:  306-543-8732
Categories:   Biotechnology; Children & Youth; Farming
Nov 2/2012
to Nov 3/2012
Vancouver, BC
Media Democracy Days: Know The Media, Be The Media, Change The Media
Media Democracy Days is organized by the Media Democracy Project, a group of people from both the academic and activist communities who are committed to democratizing the media.

Friday November 2
Plenary Session & Interactive Workshops
What: Julian Sefton-Green will kick of Friday with a plenary session on non-formal youth education. Afterwards, members of Redeye (CFRO100.5FM) will tackle Making Radio for Social Change,
representatives from rabble.ca will teach strategies for Promoting The Missing Stories &
The Cinematheque will host a workshop on Media, Revolutions and Regimes.
Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (350 W. Georgia St.)
When: 12:00-5:30PM

Opening Keynote, Film Screening, and Reception:
What: A keynote address by Sunera Tobani on gender, race, and the media, and a screening of
Words of Witness- Director Mai Iskander
Where: The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodward’s GoldcorpCentre for the Arts (149 West Hastings St.)
When: Doors open at 6:00PM

Saturday November 3
Afernoon Panels & Plenary Speeches
What: Plenary session featuring Ricardo Dominguez. THe day will feature panels addressing science communication, the role of public media,surveillance, countercolonial media, labour in the communications sectors, and political marketing.
Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (350 W. Georgia St.)
When: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Time:  Friday:12:00-5:30 PM & 6:00 -11:00 PM; Saturday 12:00-5:30 PM
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library, Central Library & The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Location:  350 W. Georgia St. & 149 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://mediademocracyday.org
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 3/2012
Toronto, ON
Phil Ochs Song Night
A musical tribute commemorating the life and music of Phil Ochs.
Hosted by Sonny Ochs with the event’s proceeds going to Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto.
$25 adults; $15 seniors, students, unwaged.

Time:  7:30 pm (doors open 7:00)
Venue:  St. Simon's Anglican Church
Location:  525 Bloor St. East (Sherbourne Stn), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://commonthreadchorus.ca
For information contact:  info@commonthreadchorus.ca
Phone:  416-410-5022
Categories:   Music; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 3/2012
Toronto, ON
Toronto Casserole in Solidarity with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois of CLASSE
Torontonians will take part in a Casseroles on November 3 at noon at Dufferin Grove Park to show solidarity with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and the Student Movement in Quebec. People are outraged with the court ruling on November 1 which found Nadeau-Dubois in contempt of court for encouraging students to take part in picket lines at the University of Laval. This decision is an attack on free speech, dissent, and protests, setting a dangerous precedent for all social movements in Canada.
Contact information:
Xavier Lafrance, Media Liaison: 647-466-3219
Occupy Toronto

Time:  noon
Venue:  Dufferin Grove Park
Location:  off Dufferin Street, south of Bloor, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Education
Nov 8/2012
Toronto
Green Business Strategy Summit 2012
The Green Economy is Here...ARE YOU READY?

Global investment in "clean" technology is exploding, the world’s largest corporations have embraced environmental sustainability and your customers are making purchasing decisions based on how "green" your products or services are. What is your strategy?

Facilitated workshops and case studies along with insightful keynotes from accomplished executives combine at GREEN BUSINESS STRATEGY SUMMIT 2012, our 3rd annual conference to provide the foundation for a tangible business strategy that you can implement immediately.

Time:  11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue:  One King West Hotel
Location:  1 King St. West, Toronto
Website:  http://gbss2012.eventbrite.com
For information contact:  randytyrrell@torontogreenhouse.com
Phone:  416-278-9275
Categories:   Environment; Consulting & Consultants; Skills & Training
Nov 8/2012
Toronto, ON
Tackling Health Inequalities Book Launch
Book launch for Canadian health expert Dennis Raphael's new title Tackling Health Inqualities: Learning from International Experience. Everyone is welcome to join us for snacks, mingling, and discussions of what we can learn from other countries in our battle to reduce health inequities.

Venue:  Riverdale Library
Location:  370 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Nov 8/2012
to Nov 10/2012
Toronto, ON
Right To Exist, Right To Resist!
Thursday, November 8, 2012:
Keynote Event: Imperialism & Peoples' Struggle
Featuring: Leila Khaled (via livestream), M-1 of Dead Prez, Jan Myrdal & Maria Augusta Calle
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West

Friday, November 9, 2012:
Second General Assembly of ILPS-Canada
Location: San Lorenzo Church, 22 Wenderley Drive
8:00am to 9:00am: Registration for the Second General Assembly of ILPS-Canada
9:00am to 3:00pm: Second General Assembly of ILPS-Canada

Right to Exist, Right to Resist Opening Panel
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West.
6:00pm to 7:00pm: Registration for the Conference Opening Panel
7:00pm to 10:00pm: Conference Opening Panel.

Saturday, November 10, 2012: 'Right to Exist, Right to Resist' Conference
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West.
8:30am to 9:30am: Conference Registration

Mass ARTillery Concert
Organized by the People's Artists Network & the International Conference of Progressive Culture
Annex Wreckroom
Location: 794 Bathurst Street (Bloor and Bathurst); doors open at 8pm

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ilps-canada.ca/
For information contact:  ilps.canada@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 10/2012
Toronto, ON
Celebration of the Life of Charley Roach
"My name is Hans Roach and I am the proud nephew of the amazing Charles Roach. I am using his Facebook account to reach out to his friends. As you know, my uncle passed away on October 2nd and we had a small private ceremony to remember him. On November 10th we are having a very PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF CHARLEY!!!"

Charley Roach was a Canada-based civil rights lawyer and respected member and activist of the Black community.

Time:  2:00 PM
Venue:  University of Toronto, Convocation Hall
Location:  31 Kings Colllege Circle, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Hans Roach
Phone:  416-978-2100
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 13/2012
Markham, ON
Healthy Aging- Not just Botox
Dr. Vivien Brown, a family physician and Vice-President Medical Affairs for Medisys Health Group will be talking about Healthy Aging-what is it? What are the predictors? What strategies you can apply to help ensure you are healthy as you age. Talk is sponsored by the Women's Success Alliance & Meeting of the Minds Fundraising Gala to provide Zonta Birth Kits to rural hospitals inn Kenya in support of Kenya Prevention for Maternal Mortality.

Time:  5pm-9pm
Venue:  Delta Hotel Markham
Location:  50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON
Website:  http://womenstravelnetwork.ca.womens-success-alliance
For information contact:  Debbie Ross
Phone:  905-771-8338
Categories:   Women; Health/Health Care
Nov 13/2012
Toronto, ON
Why should I care about the unprecedented melting of Arctic summer ice in 2012?
Video/Films and discussion around climate change and the effects of the melting the Artic Summer Ice in 2012
Paul Beckwith, Ph.D. candidate at Ottawa U., graduated in engineering and physics prior to undertaking his thesis on abrupt climate change, climatology, and meteorology. He has presented before committees on Parliament Hill, as recently at last June. We will view video of his statements on the Hill this past September.
We will enact transcript from Hansard (September 26 '12) as MPs Megan Leslie and Dennis Bevington called for an emergency debate in Parliament on the implications of this unprecedented melting.
What can we as citizens do?

Time:  6:30 - 8:15 pm
Venue:  Runnymede Public Library
Location:  2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.green13toronto.org
Categories:   Environment
Nov 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Book launch: "share: Delicious Dishes from FoodShare and Friends"
Come Celebrate the launch of "share: Delicious Dishes from FoodShare and Friends" by Adrienne De Francesco with Marion Kane; foreward by Frances Moore Lappé

Explore FoodShare’s Field to Table Community Food Hub and its fresh produce warehouse. Sample a bounty of diverse delicious dishes from the book, meet the authors, contributors, and the whole FoodShare community. Discover interactive displays in multi-faceted program areas representing “every link in the Food Chain,” including fresh produce sourcing and sales, community cooking, community gardening and urban agriculture, student nutrition and hands-on food education from JK-Grade 12.

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue:  FoodShare
Location:  90 Croatia Street, M6H 1K9, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Book Launch: Raising the Workers' Flag
During the Great Depression, the conflicting interests of capital and labour became clearer than ever before. Radical Canadian workers, encouraged by the Red International of Labour Unions, responded by building the Workers' Unity League -- an organization that greatly advanced the cause of unions in Canada, and boasted 40,000 members at its height. In Raising the Workers' Flag, the first full-length study of this robust group, Stephen L. Endicott brings its passionate efforts to light in memorable detail.

Raising the Workers' Flag is based on newly available or previously untapped sources, including documents from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Security Service and the Communist Party's archives. Using these impressive finds, Endicott gives an intimate sense of the raging debates of the labour movement of the 1930s. A gripping account of the League&apos;s dreams and daring, Raising the Workers' Flag enlivens some of the most dramatic struggles of Canadian labour history.

Time:  6:00 PM
Venue:  Ben McNally Bookstore
Location:  366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.utppublishing.com/Raise-the-Workers-Flag-The-Workers-Unity-League-of-Canad
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 15/2012
Seattle
Intentional Communities: Past, Present, and Future Directions
NICA will sponsor a free public talk on the subject “Intentional Communities: Past, Present, and Future Directions” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 8:30pm at the East West Bookshop (6500 Roosevelt NE) in Seattle.
The talk will be given by Laird Schaub, popular speaker on intentional communities and executive secretary of the Fellowship of Intentional Communities (FIC), NICA’s parent organization.
We hope you will join us for this inspiring evening as we explore the dynamic role that the expanding communities movement is having in building a co-operative culture.

Time:  7 to 8:30 pm
Venue:  East West Bookshop
Location:  6500 Roosevelt NE, Seattle
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 15/2012
Toronto, ON
Public Lecture: The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State
The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State
In an age of government imposed austerity, and after 30 years of neoliberal restructuring, the future of the welfare state looks increasingly uncertain. Asbjørn Wahl offers an accessible analysis of the situation across Europe, identifies the most important challenges and presents practical proposals for combating the assault on welfare.
Wahl argues that the welfare state should be seen as the result of a class compromise forged in the 20th century, which means that it cannot easily be exported internationally. He considers the enormous shifts in power relations and the profound internal changes to the welfare state which have occurred during the neoliberal era, pointing to the paradigm shift that the welfare state is going through. This is illustrated by the shift from welfare to workfare and increased top-down control.
Asbjørn Wahl is an adviser to the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees and director of the Campaign for the Welfare State in Norway. He serves as Vice President of the Road Transport Workers' Section of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and Chair of the ITF Working Group on Climate Change. He is also a member of the coordinating committee of the European Social Forum. He has published a number of articles on politics, social and labor both in Norway and internationally. His most recent publication is The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State (Pluto Press, London, November 2011).

Time:  6:30 PM
Venue:  Ryerson University, Room 508
Location:  285 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Bryan Evans
Phone:  416 979-5000 ext 4199
Categories:   Economic Development; Government & Public Sector; Arts & Culture
Nov 16/2012
Ottawa, ON
Book Launch: The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State
Whither welfare? In an age of government-imposed austerity, and after 30 years of neo-liberal restructuring, the future of the welfare state looks increasingly uncertain. The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State points to an alternative way forward for the trade union movement based on concrete examples of struggles and alliance-building.

The book offers an accessible analysis of the situation across Europe, identifies the most important challenges and presents practical proposals for combating the paradigm shift that the welfare state is going through. This is illustrated by the shift from welfare to workfare and increased top-down control.

About the author: Asbjørn Wahl is director of the Campaign for the Welfare State. He is also an adviser at the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees and holds an elected position at the International Transport Workers' Federation. He is an active member of the Labour and Globalisation network.

"Wahl demonstrates how power in society has shifted and why it has let to growing inequalities. A must read for debaters and policy makers who seek inspiration." (Peter Waldorff, General Secretary of Public Services International)

Time:  12:00 PM
Venue:  Octopus Books
Location:  251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Government & Public Sector; Economic Development
Nov 16/2012
to Nov 18/2012
Vancouver, BC
canfitpro Personal Training and Group Fitness Conference and Trade Show
Choose from over 90 sessions with the latest personal training, group fitness, nutrition, and yoga education and earn valuable Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for canfitpro and BCRPA certifications.
Invite friends and family for free admission to the best fitness trade show in British Columbia on November 17th and 18th!

Time:  All day
Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre
Location:  1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com/vancouver
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; Skills & Training
Nov 16/2012
to Nov 18/2012
Ottawa, ON
Media Democracy Conference
This conference is intended for media makers, activists and others who are interested in learning more about alternative media and developing some reporting skills. It will address different issues with the media as well as providing training for media making.

More about the conference:
Connect: with like-minded people; with media makers; with ideas and inspiration
Cultivate: an apply-able understanding of principles of media literacy (incl. media making)
Create: improve media-making skills and perspectives; a network of media makers/activists; a media coop organization in Ottawa
Conspire: to come up with plans to have more effective, healthy community media
Launch of Media Coop idea in Ottawa: awareness, able to use, become members

Schedule:

Fri Nov 16, 7 p.m.
Keynote speakers/presentations at University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall room 202

Sat Nov 17, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Panel Discussions and Workshops at University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor

Sun Nov 28, 1-3 p.m.
Special organizing/welcome meeting for the Media Co-op at University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor

For more information (including full schedule program once finalized): www.OrganizingForJustice.ca

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://https://organizingforjustice.ca/
For information contact:  org4justice@gmail.com
Phone:  1613-656-5498
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Nov 16/2012
to Nov 27/2012
Toronto, ON
Exhibition: Memories of Resistance
A display of social justice materials from the CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE.

CONNEXIONS is a documentation project founded in 1975, known for its extensive online library of social justice documents at www.connexions.org. CONNEXIONS also maintains the CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE, a working archive powered by a team of volunteers who work on cataloguing its extensive and growing collection of social-justice-related books, periodicals, documents, and other materials from grassroots activist groups.

Beit Zatoun will feature an exhibition of materials from the CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE November 16 - 27, 2012.

Beit Zatoun is a cultural centre, gallery and community meeting space that promotes the interplay of art, culture and politics to explore issues of social justice and human rights, both locally and internationally.

Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org/cms/Events.aspx
For information contact:  Ulli Diemer
Phone:  416-964-1511
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 16/2012
to Nov 30/2012
Toronto, ON
Collecting Loss: Weaving Threads of Memory
Collecting Loss: Weaving Threads of Memory is a community-based art project, which began with:
Collecting clothing that belonged to people who have died and collecting the story this clothing evokes from those who love them.

Donated clothing and stories will become part of a public art exhibit that will share, within a community setting, the often private experiences of losing someone we love.

Dates: November 16th to 30th, 2012
Location: Gallery 918, part of 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto (just north of Bloor)
Gallery Hours: Mon-closed, Tues-Wed 1-5pm, Thurs-Fri 1-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/exhibitions_pages/toronto_exhibitions_menu_2012.html

Venue:  Gallery 918
Location:  918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.collectingloss.com/home.html
For information contact:  Karen Haffey & Esther Kalaba
Phone:  416-538-0868
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 17/2012
Vancouver, BC
Canzine Vancouver
Check out Canzine Vancouver featuring over 50 of Vancouver and B.C.'s best zines and underground publications! Plus a participatory drawing show with curators Alex Stursberg and Brennan Kelly.

Time:  1:00-7:00 PM
Venue:  W2
Location:  111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Nov 17/2012
to Nov 19/2012
Toronto, ON
Print World Show
Print World Show, The World of Shorter-Run Printing is the biggest of its kind in North America, welcoming nearly 10,000 attendees and well over 275 exhibitors to the show. With roots dating back to 1986, Print World has always kept a tight focus on printing technology and services for the shorter-run market. Print World 2012 marketing includes commercial printing but extends far beyond the traditional "printer," reaching other sectors of the economy with interests in print, and focusing on areas of intense technological innovation, including:

* web-to-print
* inkjet
* large-format
* on-demand
* digital printing
* variable printing
* new print applications e.g. photobo

Time:  10:00am - 05:00pm
Venue:  Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place
Location:  100 Princes Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.printworldshow.com
For information contact:  pressroom@printworldshow.com
Phone:  1-800-331-7408
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Business & Economics; Communications Industry & Technology
Nov 18/2012
Toronto, ON
The Art of Politics and the Personal: Looking at the Paintings of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
We are immersed in a global culture that responds to the same imperatives as all other aspects of the neo-liberal economy. Cultural production is for profit, measured in sheer numbers: the size of the audience; attendance, circulation and sales figures; YouTube hits and demographics; and, of course, price, as measured by the speculation on numerous markets and institutions that deal in rare and unique commodities. Walter Benjamin famously wrote about mass reproduction and art, arguing that as images became more ubiquitous, the "aura" of originals would decline, liberating vision to become useful to the direct cultural producers once again. Revolutionaries and socialists often look at art this way; we yearn for an authentic, political art that can resist and even stand outside such a monstrous, mimetic, commodity culture.

The Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are often called on to fill that need. Modern painters from the early 20th Century, they explored the new forms and imagery possible in painting, working in styles from surrealism to socialist realism, creating small autobiographical works for themselves and giant murals done for the wealthiest patrons in the world. Their work is rich, warm, and rewarding to look at, but it also suggests many contradictions and questions. This talk will look at some of the methods by which art is discussed from a Marxist perspective.

Time:  4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Room 7192
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ago.net/frida-diego-passion-politics-and-painting
For information contact:  brian.donnelly@sheridanc.on.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 20/2012
Winnipeg, MB
Author talk: Jamie Swift on "Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety"
Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift provides a critical perspective on both Canada's growing effort to portray itself as a militaristic Warrior Nation and its exploitation of history in achieving this end.

Taking examples from the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, and Canada's UN peacekeeping missions in Africa, Ian McKay and Jamie Swift consider how Canada's valorization of military history has thrown totemic Canadian ideals of peace, tolerance, and reasoned public debate into question. Replacing these ideals, the authors assert, is a shift in Canadian political culture toward authoritarian leadership and permanent political polarization.

Time:  7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Venue:  Mondragon bookstore and coffee house
Location:  91 Albert Street, Winnipeg, MB
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 21/2012
Ottawa, ON
Dialogue and Debate on the Role of Canadian Development NGOs
Few institutions embody the image of Canada's international benevolence like non-governmental organizations devoted to development abroad. But do the actions of Canadian NGOs match this perception?

On November 21, Nikolas Barry-Shaw, co-author of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperialism will participate on a panel with University of Ottawa Professor Nipa Banerjee, who has served as a practitioner and policy analyst in international development and foreign aid for over 30 years, including heading Canada's aid program in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and in Afghanistan
They will consider the question "Is there a future for Canadian development NGOs? Should there be?"
Rita Morbia, Executive Director of Inter Pares, will moderate.

Join us to listen, reflect, and discuss the role of Canadian development NGOs.

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  Octopus Books
Location:  251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Nov 22/2012
Toronto, ON
Film Screening and Director Q&A: A Bitter Taste of Freedom
In honour of those who have been harassed, threatened, tortured, intimidated, jailed and worse for exercising their basic human right to free expression, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will screen a documentary film about the life and career of murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya at Innis Town Hall on Thursday, November 22 at 7:00PM.

This event will mark the International Day to End Impunity (November 23).

Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://cjfe2012.eventbrite.ca for $12, or $15 at the door (doors open at 6:30PM).

The 2011 film, A Bitter Taste of Freedom, offers an intimate portrait of Politkovskaya from the perspective of her friend, Russian documentary filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya. Marina will be joining us next Thursday and will stay for a Q&A period, hosted by OMNI’s National VP Madeline Ziniak.

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  Innis Town Hall
Location:  2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cjfe.org/take_action/events/film-screening-bitter-taste-freedom
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 24/2012
Toronto, ON
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
CONNEXIONS invites you to an open house and networking event for amateur archivists, keepers of the radical past, and friends and supporters of grassroots archives, independent libraries, and people's history. Bring your stories, ideas, and examples of grassroots and radical history.

Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Have those materials you collected grown into a daunting accumulation of stuff in your basement, garage, or storage locker? Are you looking for a solution?

If so, you aren't alone. The CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE - 100,000+ social-justice documents and growing - is on the hunt for a secure home. It turns out a surprising number of other people, projects, and small archives are wrestling with similar problems: trying to figure out how to preserve informal archives found in basements and back offices and, just as important, to make them accessible.

Connexions hopes to initiate a discussion and perhaps a working group about the 'archive problem.' "Maybe we can work together to find solutions," says Connexions Co-ordinator Ulli Diemer. "Can we figure out a way to network of sustainable local grassroots archive projects which collaborate on preserving and digitizing materials?"
Remembering is another way of continuing the Long Revolution: the struggle for justice. Come and share materials you've saved, memories, and ideas for ensuring a future for the past.

Time:  2:00 Â- 5:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org
For information contact:  Ulli Diemer
Phone:  416-964-1511
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 24/2012
Victoria, BC
Videa Fair Trade Fair
Victorians once again have the opportunity for one-stop shopping that you can feel good about this holiday season! VIDEA's annual Fair Trade Fair features vendors with products made in an ethical manner, allowing shoppers to feel confident that their gift-giving supports families, the environment and emerging economies.

This Fair Trade marketplace event, organized by VIDEA, will feature vendors selling a variety of fairly traded textiles, clothing, food, beverages, arts & crafts, decorations, and will have ethnic food for sale.

Admission is by donation, and there will be door prizes!

Lesley Palmer at 250-385-2333 or lpalmer@videa.ca or David at capelton15@gmail.com

Time:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue:  The First Metropolitan United Church
Location:  932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.videa.ca
For information contact:  Lesley Palmer
Phone:  250-385-2333
Categories:   Trade
Nov 27/2012
Toronto, ON
Preservation as Subversion
Do grassroots archives have a future?

Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory".

Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called "the memory hole."

People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Toronto's CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE, founded in 1975, is one such grassroots archiving project - now on the hunt for a secure home. There are a surprising number of other small projects and amateur archivists also devoted to preserving and digitizing publications and documents created by grassroots social justice groups. Many of them are wrestling with similar problems: trying to figure out how to preserve informal archives found in basements and back offices and, just as important, to make them accessible. They all share a belief that remembering is another way of waging the continuing struggle for justice.

How can we preserve the history of our movements? Where can we preserve them?
Can we work together to digitize and share. Can we 'Archive locally, share globally'?
Join us at Beit Zatoun for a talk and discussion with Ulli Diemer of Connexions and other guests.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org
For information contact:  Ulli Diemer
Phone:  416-964-1511
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Information, Libraries, Research
Nov 27/2012
Toronto, ON
Preservation as Subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are sponsoring a discussion on the future of grassroots archives.

Grassroots archives play an important role in what some call “the battle of memory”. They preserve and share books, documents, periodicals, and other materials bearing hidden histories and alternative visions. Their role is particularly vital in a time when mainstream ‘memory institutions’ like official archives and libraries are restricting acquisitions, limiting access, and discarding materials as funding is slashed.

CONNEXIONS, a project founded in 1975, known for its extensive online library of social justice documents at www.connexions.org, also maintains the CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE, a collection of books, periodicals, documents, and other materials from grassroots activist groups, materials gradually being digitized. The CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE is working to secure a permanent home, including space for the team of volunteers and interns who work on cataloguing and digitizing.

The problem of space is one that faces other “basement archives” and “backroom archives” collected by projects and individuals who have assumed responsibility for preserving the history of grassroots groups and movements. They face similar problems of surviving, and sharing the accumulated history in their collections.

CONNEXIONS is inviting people interested in the future of grassroots archive to participate in a discussion and brainstorming session with Ulli Diemer and other keepers of the radical past.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs/PreservationSubversion.htm
For information contact:  Ulli Diemer
Phone:  416-964-1511
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Information, Libraries, Research; Education
Nov 29/2012
Ottawa, ON
Trolley Cars and Steam Whistles in the Park
The Workers History Museum presents Trolley Cars and Steam Whistles in the Park. An evening of music and storytelling.

Tickets now on sale: $10.00.

STORIES
On a snowy December night in 1942, the town of Almonte, Ontario's Christmas celebrations were cut short when a train transporting Canadian troops rear-ended an Ottawa-bound passenger train that was waiting at the station platform. The collision killed 36 people and injured more than 200. It is considered one of the worst train wrecks in Canadian history. The Ottawa Storytellers will present a live re-telling of this tragic event.

LIVE MUSIC
The evening will also feature live folk music by Chris White who will perform his original songs, one written for this event about the impact of Britannia Park on the local community and Mac Beattie's song about the Almonte Train Wreck.

HISTORY
David Jeanes a member of the Bytown Railway Society will give a talk about the history of early twentieth century trolley cars (streetcars) in Ottawa and how they were important to Britannia Park.

Time:  7:30 PM
Venue:  Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Park
Location:  2805 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  info@workershistorymuseum.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Nov 30/2012
Vancouver, BC
'Occupying the Economy' - featuring David Barsamian
The CounterCulture Speaker Series, along with the SFU Institute for the Humanities and the Media Democracy Project, is pleased to present our second event, Occupying the Economy, on Friday, November 30th.

The event will feature renowned author, activist and media democracy advocate, David Barsamian. Barsamian is well known for his challenges to media representations on the middle east, has written books based on interviews with media scholars Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and Arundhati Roy and published numerous articles about democratic movements. His most recent book 'Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism' takes a critical look at economic crisis in a changing world.

You are invited to join us for an evening of discussion at SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1800 on Friday, November 30th, 2012. The event will begin at 7:00 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PM. No registration required. FREE EVENT.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/126102934209508/

Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue:  SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Room 1800
Location:  515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Dec 1/2012
Toronto, ON
Mustapha Barghouti - Palestine: The Struggle For Freedom
Dr. Barghouti will discuss Palestinian political dynamics and his perspectives on a just peace in Israel-Palestine.

Who is Dr. Barghouti?
- Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
- Candidate for presidency of the Palestinian Authority
- Leader of the Palestinian National Initiative
- President of the Union of Palestinian Medical relief Committees

TICKET INFO
Students: $10 (With ID)
Non-Students: $15

Tickets can be purchased at the door while supplies last (cash only.) You may also reserve a front-section seat by buying a ticket on-line in advance. www.ticketweb.ca

Tickets can be purchased at:

Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Grenadier)
M6R 2M6
Mon - Sat: 10 am to 7 pm
Sun: 11 am to 6 pm
416-462-1104
Website: http://www.anotherstory.ca

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St (1 block W of Bathurst subway station)
M6G 2L8
Th & Fri: Noon to 6 pm
Sat & Sun: Noon to 5 pm
Mon to Wed: Closed
647-726-9500

Ten Editions Bookstore
698 Spadina Avenue
M5S 2J2
Mon - Fri: 10:30 am to 6 pm
Sat: 11 am to 6 pm
Sun: 12 to 5 pm
416 964 3803

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  OISE Auditorium
Location:  252 Bloor Street W. Toronto M5S 1V6, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org
Phone:  438-380-5410
Dec 2/2012
Ottawa, ON
Mustapha Barghouti - Palestine: The Struggle For Freedom
Dr. Barghouti will discusses Palestinian political dynamics and his perspectives on a just peace in Israel-Palestine.

Who is Dr. Barghouti?
- Nobel Peace Prize nominee
- Candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority
- Leader of the Palestinian National Initiative
- President of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees

TICKET INFO
$15 non-students
$10 students (with ID)

Tickets can be purchased at the door while supplies last (cash only.) You may also reserve a front-section seat by buying a ticket on-line in advance. http://www.ticketweb.ca

Tickets can be purchased at:
AA Printing
2706 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 7T4
Phone: 613-733-9577

Octopus Books
116 Third Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2K1
Phone: 613-233-2589

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  Marion Hall, Room 130
Location:  140 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa K1N 6N5, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org
Phone:  438-380-5410
Dec 3/2012
Montreal, QC
Mustapha Barghouti - Palestine: The Struggle For Freedom
Dr. Barghouti will discuss Palestinian political dynamics and his perspectives on a just peace in Israel-Palestine.

Who is Dr. Barghouti?
- Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
- Candidate for presidency of the Palestinian Authority
- Leader of the Palestinian National Initiative
- President of the Union of Palestinian Medical relief Committees

TICKET INFO
Students: $10 (With ID)
Non-Students: $15

Tickets can be purchased at the door while supplies last (cash only.) You may also reserve a front-section seat by buying a ticket on-line in advance. www.ticketweb.ca

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  Leacock Auditorium, Room 132 Leacock Building, McGill University
Location:  855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cjpme.org
Phone:  438-380-5410
Dec 3/2012
Kingston, ON
Richard Martin to Speak at Queen's University School of Business
Richard Martin will speak to the Queen's MBA Operations Management class on How to Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles.

Books will be available for sale and the author will be available for signings.

Time:  11 am to 12 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm
Venue:  TBA
Location:  TBA, Kingston, ON
For information contact:  Richard Martin
Phone:  5144533993
Categories:   Management
Dec 3/2012
to Dec 4/2012
Toronto, ON
CanSIA Solar Canada Conference 2012
Solar Canada 2011 will provide solar industry professionals from across the country and around the world with insight into the most critical and timely topics facing the Canadian solar industry. The timing of this conference couldn’t be better as all eyes are on the Province of Ontario as they have initiated their review of the very successful Ontario Feed-in Tariff Program.

With over 225 exhibitors and 60+ speakers, the event offers unparalleled networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Key topics to be covered include:


The Potential Outcomes of the Two-Year FIT Review with Insight from Leading Solar Manufacturers, Developers and Suppliers
Transmission and Interconnection Developments in Ontario
Opportunities and Barriers for PV Manufacturing in Canada
Developing a Roadmap for Solar Thermal
Trends in Solar Project Finance
Developments for Canada’s Solar Industry beyond Ontario – Where’s the Money?

Time:  3rd December: 7AM to 7:30PM | 4th December: 7AM to 5PM
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.solarcanadaconference.ca
For information contact:  george@ampartnersinc.com
Phone:  514-886-8325
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Economic Development
Dec 4/2012
Ottawa, ON
Teacher Rally
Now is the time for everyone to stand up! We want all of you!!!

It’s time again to show the Liberals how teachers feel about being targeted as the ONLY group in Ontario:
..to lose our democratic rights under the Charter
..to lose our access to Ontario Labour Law
..to lose our rights to use the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
..to have our Collective Agreement stripped in NUMEROUS
ways..that will affect our compensation for the next 20 years.

Dalton McGuinty will be speaking at the Trillium Dinner, a huge Liberal fundraiser.

Time:  5:45 PM
Venue:  Ottawa Convention Centre
Location:  55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Dec 5/2012
Toronto, ON
Book launch: Speaking Up
"Speaking Up" presents a wide overview of the history of the relationship between language and politics in Canada and Quebec from 1539 to the present. A fascinating history of sound and fury, debates and struggles, tensions, but also of appeasement, Speaking Up traces the long history of the language issue.

Join author Marcel Martel for the Toronto launch of Speaking Up on Wednesday, December 5th at the Gladstone Hotel (upstairs gallery) at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the book launch Between the Lines will be formally awarded the $10,000 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History “for [our] record of invigorating and broadening the field of Canadian History.”

Time:  7:00 PM
Venue:  Gladstone Hotel
Location:  1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Politics & Political Organizations
Dec 5/2012
Ottawa, ON
Palestine: Lies and Propaganda in Harperland
Independent Jewish Voices invites you to a presentation

By Michael Harris - Columnist, author and radio personality

Palestine: Lies and Propaganda in Harperland

Admission $10.

Michael Harris was the host of Michael Harris Live on CFRA Talk Radio in Ottawa from 2000 to Feb 2012. His program offered a wealth of in depth information and interviews with experts and high profiles individuals on issues such as corporate bail outs, government corruption, the world financial crisis, climate change, alternative energy, GMOs, food sovereignty and much more. Michael consistently took a strong position against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and in favour of justice for Palestine. People he interviewed on his program regarding Palestine include Richard Falk, Niko Peled, Mary Corkery of Kairos and International Solidarity Movement activist Eva Bartlett. Michael Harris now writes for ipolitics.

Time:  6:30 PM
Venue:  Under One Roof
Location:  251 Bank Street, 2nd floor (Corner of Cooper St.), Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ipolitics.ca/author/mharris/
Dec 6/2012
Vancouver, BC
Amnesty International presents Rights Rock 2012
In celebration of International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International is proud to present RightsRock 2012, a concert to help raise public awareness of human rights issues around the world.

Our featured performers include 2012 Peak Performance Project top 20 band Tough Lovers (http://toughlovers.com/), up and coming Vancouver favourite Sam Alviar (http://jssmusic.bandcamp.com/), and a special guest performance from a previous top 3 Peak Performance Project finalist!

Come join us on December 6th, 2012 at The Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) from 7:00-9:30pm to show your support and take a stand with millions of others around the world fighting for global human rights. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at rightsrock.brownpapertickets.com.

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue:  The Roundhouse
Location:  181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.amnesty.ca/rightsrock
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Dec 7/2012
Toronto, ON
Telling Our Story: A fundraiser for U.S. war resisters and their ongoing struggle
With a special reading by author Noah Richler; Common Thread Community Choir; a sneak preview of the new film Peace Has No Borders by filmmakers Denis Mueller and Deb Ellis; and a panel of U.S. Iraq War Resisters

Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Innis Town Hall, U of T
Location:  2 Sussex Avenue (at St. George Street), Toronto, ON
Dec 8/2012
Toronto, ON
Ontario Common Front General Assembly
You are invited to the Ontario Common Front (OCF) General Assembly.
We are facing an increasing crisis in Ontario and the rest of Canada. Almost every day journalists report that the gap between the rich and the rest of us, threatens our way of life. Between 1981-2012 Ontario has witnessed the largest increase in income inequality of any province.
However, there are many opportunities to win progressive change. With a Liberal leadership convention in late January and a provincial election expected in the spring, the time is right for us to develop strategies and tactics that support public revenue generation and its fair and equitable distribution.
The OCF model of community-labour organizing is breaking down divisions between unions and community. OCF is a mix of over 90 community and labour organizations working together to combat growing inequality in Ontario; while providing alternatives.
At this General Assembly, labour and community groups will come together to discuss a number of pressing issues that are threatening the very fabric of our society. For example, there will be a strategy workshop on Bill 115 and similar legislation aimed at the broader public sector. This workshop, like all others, will be facilitated by both labour and community activists and will include educational and strategic components. These workshops provide an opportunity for discussion and organizing around an array of important issues in our collective struggle against inequality.

Time:  9:30 - 4:30
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://weareontario.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Dec 8/2012
Vancouver, BC
Write for Rights
Come celebrate Human Rights Day with Amnesty International on December 8th, 2012 from 12-8pm in the Alma Van Dusen and Peter Kaye room at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC) with our annual Write For Rights event.

This year, all the local Amnesty groups are joining forces to have one big collective letter writing event.

Feel free to stop by anytime to write letters, sign petitions/postcards, watch human rights films, listen to fantastic speakers, eat and mingle with other activists.

We do have some cool activities planned including:

- A talk on the history of human rights at 1pm
- A screening of the film Surviving Japan at 3pm (www.311survivingjapan.com)
- A discussion on Women and the Right to Education at 5pm

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Time:  12:00 PM
Venue:  Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library
Location:  350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/128295820659545
Dec 9/2012
Toronto, ON
International Human Rights Day
Occupation, Militarization, Political Prisoners, Apartheid: Joint celebration of International Human Rights Day

Join us for a day of celebration, resistance, education, community and culture as we gather to reflect on and participate in the annual International Human Rights Day (December 10). Gather materials and learn about upcoming events at the information tables; meet and speak with community organizers and activists; attend the speakers’ panel and discussion: and stay around for cultural performances, food and refreshments.

3 - 4 p.m. Community information tables
4 - 6 p.m. Speakers’ panel and discussion:
* Monira Kitmitto, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA)
* Krishna Saravanamuttu, Coalition for Tamil Rights (CTR)
* Ilian Burbano, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN)
* Alex Felipe, Bayan Toronto spokesperson / Philippine Solidarity Network (PSN)

6 - 8 p.m. Cultural performances and social - music, dance, film, art

Snacks and refreshments will be served! All welcome !

Time:  3:00 PM
Venue:  Steelworkers' Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  justice5@sympatico.ca or Mary-Jo: mjo.nadeau@gmail.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Arts & Culture
Dec 9/2012
Toronto, ON
Sounds of Solidarity Rally at Toronto Immigration Holding Centre
join us from across Southern Ontarion for a family friendly demonstration outside the Toronto immigration detention centre in solidarity with security certificate detainees Mohammad Mahjoub, Mohamed Harkat and Mahmoud Jaballah and all those locked up in immigration detention.
We will be a noisy, musical presence to express our support for those locked up inside. We will have live performances, drummers and hot chocolate! Please bring whistles, pots, pans and other noise makers, dress warm and bring a flashlight. Speakers and performers to be announced.
December 10th marks the 10th year anniversary of Mohamed Harkat’s arrest under a security certificate. Mahjoub will be in court in Toronto for a detention review, once again calling on the judge to free him from over twelve years of arbitrary, indefinite detention. And it is International Human Rights Day.
RSVP FOR BUSES: http://bit.ly/BusesDec9
Meet at 2:30pm at Fed Court House, 180 Queen W for buses
Actions in Other Cities:
Ottawa: Visual presentation/rally on Parliament Hill on Dec. 10th at 10am.
Montreal: Rally at Laval Immigration Prevention Centre on Dec. 10th at 10am. Colourful car convoy leaves Rosemont metro at 9am.
Vancouver: Action on Dec. 10th, evening (details tbc: check NOII-Vancouver website or fb).
Calgary: Info-Picket at 615 MacLeod Trail Southeast on Dec. 9th. 1pm to 2pm.
Saskatoon: Action at 12 noon Dec. 9th.
Other cities to be announced. Please see http://bit.ly/dec102012 for full

Time:  4:00 pm
Venue:  Toronto Immigration Holding Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/745
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Dec 11/2012
Vancouver, BC
Bring Your Boomers # 3: Power and Energy Connecting the Dots
In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Leadnow.ca, 'Power and Energy: Connecting the Dots' explores BC’s emerging carbon corridor and the provincial policies needed to change course towards a green economy, just society and a healthy new era.

OPENING PERFORMANCE: Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance quartet

STORYTELLING: CCPA’s senior economist, Marc Lee, tells the utopian story of BC’s energy policy 50 years in the future, alongside visuals created by Ben Cooper of eatART.

DIALOGUE: On-stage "living room conversations” with participants from different generations, reflecting on BC’s industrial web of fracking, pipelines, LNG plants, tankers, mines, dams and the Tar Sands. Speakers include: Damien Gillis (Y'er), Ben Parfitt (X'er) and Karen Cooling (boomer).

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Brasstronaut

Come enjoy a theatre full of exceptional individuals, entertainment, education.... and prizes!

Time:  6:30 PM
Venue:  The Rio Theatre
Location:  1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive), Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://bringyourboomers3.eventbrite.com/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
Dec 11/2012
Vancouver, BC
Bring Your Boomers # 3: Power and Energy Connecting the Dots
In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Leadnow.ca, 'Power and Energy: Connecting the Dots' explores BC’s emerging carbon corridor and the provincial policies needed to change course towards a green economy, just society and a healthy new era.

DATE: December 11th, 2012 | 7pm (doors at 6:30)
VENUE: The Rio Theatre - 1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive)
TICKETS: http://bringyourboomers3.eventbrite.com/

OPENING PERFORMANCE: Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance quartet

STORYTELLING: CCPA’s senior economist, Marc Lee, tells the utopian story of BC’s energy policy 50 years in the future, alongside visuals created by Ben Cooper of eatART.

DIALOGUE: On-stage "living room conversations” with participants from different generations, reflecting on BC’s industrial web of fracking, pipelines, LNG plants, tankers, mines, dams and the Tar Sands. Speakers include: Damien Gillis (Y'er), Ben Parfitt (X'er) and Karen Cooling (boomer).

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Brasstronaut

Come enjoy a theatre full of exceptional individuals, entertainment, education.... and prizes!

Tyee article and video from our last two events here:http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/01/23/Intergenerational-Problem-Solving/

Time:  6:30 PM
Venue:  The Rio Theatre
Location:  1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive), Vancouver, BC
Dec 13/2012
Toronto, ON
Sleep-Out at Glen Murray's Office
Stop the Cut to Community Start-Up

When: Thursday, December 13th: 6pm: Meal and Rally; 7pm – 8am: SLEEP OUT
Where: 514 Parliament St (at Winchester)

* Bring your sleeping bags and mats
* Prepare to sleep-out all night or come stop-by for as long as you can
* Breakfast and Coffee the next morning at 8am

The Provincial Liberal Government is set to cut the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) January 1st, 2013. The CSUMB is a housing benefit for people on social assistance (OW and ODSP). For thousands of people across the Province every month, it is literally the difference between being homeless on the streets or being able to get a place to live. The cut to this benefit will mean that many more people will be made homeless and a time in Toronto when so many shelter beds have been lost and the shelter system itself is in crisis. We must STOP THIS CUT!

Glen Murray is MPP for Toronto Centre which includes the 'Downtown East', one of the poorest neighborhoods in all of Canada with a high concentration of homelessness. Welfare and disability rates are already impossible to survive on as this government cuts away at more and more benefits and the rates of income keep falling. Today welfare rates are almost 60% below where they should be, meaning a measly $606/month for a single person. Murray is campaigning to take over running the Province from McGuinty. We challenge Murray that this is the despicable legacy he is a part of and we demand he take action to stop the cut to Community Start-Up.

Winter cold is about to set-in and a growing number of people on the streets will be put at risk – sleeping in the cold will have devastating effects on people's health; too many homeless have frozen to death on these streets already. Emergency action is required. As this government prepares to cut a housing benefit that will make more people homeless, we will sleep in their doorways, camp-out in their hallways, create shelters out of their constituency offices. People have the right to housing, health and safety.

Join OCAP December 13th to SLEEP-OUT at Murray's office.
STOP THE CUT TO COMMUNITY START-UP, RAISE the RATES, BUILD HOUSING NOW!

This event is part of a WEEK OF ACTION TO SAVE COMMUNITY START-UP happening across Ontario, December 7th - 14th, see here: ocap.ca/node/1031

Time:  6:00 PM
Location:  514 Parliament St., Toronto, ON
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Dec 14/2012
Toronto, ON
Sex, drugs and Olympic gold!
You are invited to Helen Lenskyj's book launch: Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry
Fully accessible. Lights refreshments and cash bar available.

Time:  5:00 - 6:00
Venue:  Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
Location:  34 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=648277
Categories:   Sports & Games; Sexuality; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Dec 21/2012
Ottawa, ON
Idle No More: Mission and Plan of Action
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.
On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous sovereignty and begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals. Idle No More seeks to create solidarity and further support these goals.

Join us At the Rally on Parliament Hill December 21st.
Begin @ 12 noon with a Traditional Ceremony to be held on Victoria Island.
Following the ceremony at 1:30pm, a March/walk 1.2 km's will begin to Parliament Hill (with the required Police escort)
Speeches, Presentations & Entertainers upon arrival on The Hill.
A Feast will be at 5pm at a Venue to be announced.

Time:  10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Venue:  Parliment Hill
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.idlenomore.com
For information contact:  torianncress@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Dec 23/2012
Sarnia, ON
Aamjiwnaang First Nation continues blockade of CN Rail, Mayor of Sarnia and city police ask for meeting
Citizens of Aamjiwnaang First Nation continue a blockade of CN rail, in support of the Idle No More movement. The Mayor of Sarnia and city police have asked for a meeting to present an offer to the end of the blockade. Band members are indicating they will continue the blockade until Chief Teresa Spence is granted a meeting with Prime Minister Harper and there is recognition of the historical injustice inflicted upon the community. The meeting will take place at 11 am, on the blockade.

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Aamjiwnaang First Nation Blockade
Location:  Williams Drive off Scott Road, Sarnia, ON
For information contact:  Ron Plain
Phone:  226-932-1516
Categories:   Native Peoples; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 4/2013
to Jan 4/2012
Toronto, ON
World Hypnotism Day Open House
To commemorate World Hypnotism Day, Hypno Healing Institute will host an open house to answer any questions on hypnosis followed by a Workshop: Transform Yourself into a Prosperity Magnet

Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com/Monthlyworkshop.html
For information contact:  Dianna
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Information, Libraries, Research
Jan 8/2013
to Jan 8/2012
Toronto, ON
Doctors of the Dark Side
Join us for the Toronto premiere screening of DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE, the untold story of the physicians and psychologists who have worked with the US government to torture victims in the so-called "war on terror." This screening is co-presented by the Justice for Majhoub Network, the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and Amnesty International Canada, and will feature special guest speakers.

DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE
Exposes the role psychologists and physicians play in designing, facilitating & covering up torture by the US military in the "war on terror."
SYNOPSIS: Doctors of the Dark Side exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal — how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US controlled military prisons. The stories of four detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse show how essential doctors have been to the torture program. Director Martha Davis (Interrogation Psychologists) spent four years investigating the controversy and produced the documentary with an award-winning team that includes Oscar-winners Mark Jonathan Harris (Writer) and Mercedes Ruehl (Narrator), and Emmy-winner Lisa Rinzler (Director of Photography). Editor M. Trevino (Hidden Battles) led the post-production team of the feature length documentary.

Time:  6:45
Venue:  Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cinemapolitica.org
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 9/2013
to Jan 9/2012
Saskatoon, SK
Book launch: Archive of the Undressed
Launching Archive of the Undressed (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.), with Special Guests from the MFA in Writing.
From twirling tassels to dead playmates Archive of the Undressed is a sharp, darkly comic look at the image of women in a society between changing sexual mores. Jeanette Lynes brings her iconic style to these poems, fearlessly critiquing attitudes towards women, poking at Canadian identity and finding something sexy in the settlement of “The Queen’s Bush” – Northern Ontario. A wickedly pointed and funny collection, Archive of the Undressed will overturn any reader’s belief that poetry is boring.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Travel Alcove, McNally Robinson
Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jan 9/2013
to Jan 9/2012
Vancouver, BC
Film premiere: Haiti, where did the money go?
People in Canada and the US donated more than $1.6 billion after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
WHAT HAPPENED?
Filmmaker Michele Mitchell went to Haiti to find the answer—and what she found was the big business of emergency aid. Some say that what is happening is nothing more than disaster profiteering. Others say relief organizations are doing the best they can under very difficult circumstances.
Yet Haitians remain in squalid camps. Few have access to drinking water, sanitation is inadequate, and cholera is an ongoing threat. With at least 10,000 known aid groups operating in Haiti—the most per capita in the world—have conditions improved?
"Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?" takes viewers from crowded homeless camps to the boardrooms of relief organizations, talking to survivors, anthropologists, and aid experts to explore how disaster aid really works.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Vancity Theatre
Location:  1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.viff.org/ theatre/films/ fc7758-haiti-where-did-the-money-go
Categories:   International
Jan 9/2013
to Jan 9/2012
Toronto, ON
Ontario 2013: Toward a Post-Austerity Vision
Please join the CCPA-Ontario for an update on the province's economy and a strategy session focusing on how to move toward a post-austerity vision.
We'll feature:
* Hugh Mackenzie, CCPA Countering deficit hysteria: Ontario budget numbers post-Drummond
* Jim Stanford, CAW Economic and jobs update
* Trish Hennessy, CCPA Toward a post-austerity narrative
* Sectoral updates … and more!

Time:  10 am to 4 pm
Venue:  Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, Ryerson University
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ccpa-ontarioeconomicupdate-eac2.eventbrite.com
For information contact:  ccpaon@policyalternatives.ca
Categories:   Business & Economics; Government & Public Sector; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 7/2013
to Feb 7/2012
Vancouver, BC
An evening with Miko Peled
Born in Jerusalem in 1961, Miko Peled grew up in a well known Zionist family. His father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948, and a general in the war of 1967. His grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson, was a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
Coming from an elite family in Israel, he has undergone a transformation in his thinking through his increasingly close and warm relations with Palestinians. Of his recently published book, The General’s Son, Miko says: “It’s time to sweep away some of the myths, and to uncover the truth so that we can finally live in peace, together.”
He begins with the myth of 1948, a land without a people for people without a land:
“It turns out that the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directive of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.”

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Alice MacKay Room, Central Vancouver Public Library
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives