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Mar 24/2017
to May 26/2017
Vancouver, BC
Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45
Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 explores interactions between Canadians in Europe and survivors of the Holocaust at the close of the Second World War and in the immediate postwar era. It follows members of the Canadian military -- soldiers, chaplains, official photographers and war artists -- who fought in the Allied campaigns in Europe, as well as journalists and aid workers, as they encountered and struggled to respond to evidence of Nazi atrocities. Hours and more info: vhec.org.

Venue:  Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Location:  50–950 W. 41st, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://vhec.org/
For information contact:  info@vhec.org
May 9/2017
to May 11/2017
Edmonton, AB
Solar West Conference 2017
The first day of conference programming will focus on the “Concept”, which includes topics such as public opinion & public policy.

The second day of conference programming will focus on “Implementation”, which will include topics such as business case and integration.

Key questions addressed will include:

How are key federal and provincial-level policy initiatives progressing in Western Canada and what opportunities are they creating for the solar energy industry?

When will Energy Efficiency Alberta’s incentive program for Residential & Small Commercial solar electricity be launched and how will it be structured?

When are the utility-scale procurements being led by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), Alberta Infrastructure and SaskPower progressing?

What is the status of the policy and regulatory framework development for distributed solar throughout Western Canada?

Time:  Various
Venue:  Shaw Conference Centre
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://solarwestconference.ca
For information contact:  abalis@hfusa.com
Phone:  773-796-4250
Categories:   Environment
May 10/2017
to May 12/2017
Whistler, BC
BEST 2017: Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology
The British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition.

Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks. This is the fourth annual BEST Conference.

Venue:  Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Location:  4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC
Website:  http://www.bestconference.net/
For information contact:  best@bceia.com
Phone:  780-484-7878
Categories:   Environment
May 11/2017
Toronto, ON
Forum: Building a National Solidarity Coalition
Speakers include:
* Suzanne MacNeil - President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
* Mike Palecek - National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
* Bilan Arte - Leap Manifesto
* Patti Dalton - President, London & District Labour Council
* Paul Finch - Secretary-Treasurer, BC Government and Service Employees' Union

The panelists will discuss their experiences working with various solidarity coalitions and the need for a national solidarity network that can bridge the divide between labour and social movements. How
could a solidarity coalition be used to build support for struggles for social, environmental and economic justice? Come join the discussion.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  Room 206 C/E, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1313209955436204
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 11/2017
Toronto, ON
Street Party: For a #FairFuture
The CLC is partnering with the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) to host a Street Party for a #FairFuture, at the intersection of Bay and King, the heart of the Financial District of downtown Toronto. The party will start at noon as part of the 2017 CLC Convention.

This action will showcase the labour movement's commitment to making Canada a fairer place for everyone. For Canada's unions, a #FairFuture includes decent work, a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union, but it also means challenging racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia, while championing equity, social justice and a green economy.

Unions and delegates are encouraged to bring their flags, and the CLC will be providing signs, noisemakers, and popcorn to make for a festive noon-hour event. There will be music, speakers, dancing and
much more.

Hosted by the Toronto Airport Workers' Council

Time:  noon
Location:  intersection of Bay and King, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/442605296092889/
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 11/2017
Toronto, ON
The Rise in Fascism: Israel in the Age of Trump
The United Jewish People's Order (UJPO) will host a presentation by Israeli-Canadian journalist, Lia Tarachansky, on the Rise of Fascism globally and in Israel.

In 1995, renowned Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco published an historic article in the New York Review of Books. As a child growing up in fascist Italy, Eco outlined the fourteen features of what he called Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism. These are warning signs for any society slipping down the oft-invisible slope towards totalitarianism.

Lia Tarachansky uses Eco's framework to show how these alarming trends are pulling her society down the slippery slope of Ur-Fascism, while also highlighting those who continue to fight to democratize Israel/Palestine.

Co-sponsored by the United Jewish People's Order-Toronto and Independent Jewish Voices-Toronto

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Winchevsky Centre
Location:  585 Cranbrooke Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/324953954589417/
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 11/2017
to May 12/2017
Toronto, ON
Ontario Climate Symposium 2017
The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) and York University are pleased to host the 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium on May 11th and 12th 2017. This year’s Symposium theme, Just Transformations: The Next 150, aims to engage discussions across research disciplines and policy and practice communities about the future of Ontario’s society and economy as we collectively address climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Time:  TBA
Venue:  York University
Location:  4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://climateconnections.ca/2017-symposium/
Categories:   Environment
May 13/2017
Richmond Hill, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Richmond Hill
Doors Open Richmond Hill is an event that supports cultural sites in the community to open their doors to everyone. This free event is part of Doors Open Ontario, launched in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Location:  Richmond Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/Doors-Open-Richmond-Hill.aspx?_mid_=974
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 13/2017
Toronto, ON
Support Palestinian Political Prisoners
More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on April 17 for their basic human rights.

Join us at the Israeli Consulate to support their demands and to urge the Canadian government to pressure the Israeli government to stop violating prisoners' rights!

Demands of the strike include:
* End to denials of family visits
* Access to a public pay telephone to communicate with family members
* Appropriate medical care and treatment for sick prisoners
* Right to access higher education at a distance
* End to solitary confinement
* End to administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  Israeli consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1326423874115469/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 13/2017
to Jun 30/2017
Toronto, ON
Touching Ground Festival
Jumblies Theatre presents indoor and outdoor creative activities and performances to explore the Indigenous and layered histories of the area now known as CityPlace. Musical performances, dance, theatre, art installations, walking tours, art & pottery workshops, kids' activities and more. At Ground Floor, Evergreen Brick Works, Fort York and other venues, see website for details. All events free or pwyc, some events require pre-registration.

Venue:  The Ground Floor
Location:  126&132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://touchinggroundfestival.ca/
For information contact:  info@jumbliestheatre.org
Phone:  416-203-8428
Categories:   Native Peoples; Arts & Culture; Performing Arts
May 13/2017
to Sep 24/2017
Toronto, ON
Making Peace
Making Peace is a major public (indoor/outdoor) event that aims to teach the public, especially young people what key elements are necessary to create a 'sustainable peace'; providing an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in bringing about positive change. Activities include a large outdoor photographic exhibition curated by Ashley Woods (formerly with Magnum Photos) that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace.

Making Peace was first produced to mark the centenary of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in 1910.

Opening Event: May 13th, 2PM

Location:  Front Street East into Corktown Common, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://facebook.com/makingpeace
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 15/2017
International Day of Families
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/familyday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International
May 15/2017
Toronto, ON
Toronto Newcomer Day
Nathan Phillips Square will be alive with activities and entertainment as we come together to celebrate Toronto Newcomer Day 2017.

Activities:
Citizenship Ceremony & Reception
City Hall Tours *Registration Full
Drama Time for Children (age 0-5) *Registration Full
Food Trucks
Formal Stage Program
Gardening Activities
Here's My Canada
Information Fair
Mobile Good Food Market
Newcomer Marketplace
Passages Canada Story Archive *Registration Required
Roaming Storytellers
Speakers' Corner
Sponsors & Partners
Zumba on the Square

Time:  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  100 Queen West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://toronto.ca/newcomer
Categories:   Government & Public Sector
May 15/2017
Toronto, ON
TPFF Nakba Commemoration
This free event will spotlight the life and works of renown Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout (1930-2006) and Tamam El-Akhal, with a screening of the documentary The Exodus and Odyssey, accompanied by an art exhibition of Shammout's and El Akhal's famed murals.

The Exodus and the Odyssey is a series of artwork created by the renowned artists Ismail Shammout and Tamam El-Akhal over a 4-year period. The collection of the 19 wall murals allowed the artists to:

"...illustrate our memories and document our experiences before, during, and after the "Alnakba" (catastrophe) of 1948 in Palestine as well as the bitter journey our country men and women had to endure. Finally, we ended the series with murals depicting the future dreams and aspirations of our people." - Ismail Shammout and Tamam El-Akhal

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  George Ignatieff Theatre
Location:  15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1861718084108700/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 15/2017
to May 18/2017
Montebello, QC
Integating to Innovate Summit 2017
At the 2017 INTEGRATION SUMMIT, we will be rethinking governance models, managing risks and collaborating to create ‘wicked’ solutions to complex resource issues, impacts and system

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Those in strategic development, realty and recovery decision making position, influencing the construction and materials, real estate investment and services, real estate investment trust sectors, including sanitation and waste management.

WHY? The land, real estate and construction sector alone represents up to 70% of global wealth, contributes around one tenth of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) each year and represents 7% of overall employment. It also has a massive impact on land development, resource use and waste generation with major human and labor rights, environmental and corruption issues.

Venue:  Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Location:  392 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC
Website:  http://www.cricouncil.com
For information contact:  Renee Gratton - renee.gratton (at) cricouncil.com
Phone:  6137954632
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Real Estate
May 16/2017
Toronto, ON
No Poverty
More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty. Poverty includes hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Join us as we have an interactive discussion on the realities of achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty, by 2030.

Time:  6:00PM - 9:00PM
Venue:  Centre for Social Innovation, Spadina Atrium
Location:  192 Spadina, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://nopoverty.eventbrite.ca/
Categories:   International; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 17/2017
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs and start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. They are involved in the development of innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a unique potential to make a long-lasting impact in global, regional and national economies and as an important source of new jobs, especially for youth, in the current knowledge economy.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/telecommunicationday/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; International
May 17/2017
to May 21/2017
Los Angeles CA 90045
Domcon Los Angeles
DomCon, now in it's 13th year, is The World's Premier Professional and Lifestyle Domination Convention. The convention is the result of Mistress Cyan's dedication over the years to bring a better understanding of BDSM in The Adult Alternative Lifestyle and to bring together those in the BDSM, Leather, Fetish and Professional Communities to share our common interests, celebrate our diversity and promote awareness through education with Demonstrations, Seminars, and Panel Discussions.

Come join the world's Top Dominatrices, Bondage & Fetish Models, Webmasters, Fetish Photographers, Performing Artists, Educators, Leatherfolk and Lifestyle People at DomCon LA

Venue:  Los Angeles Hilton Hotel LAX
Location:  5711 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045
Website:  http://www.domconla.com
Categories:   Sexuality
May 19/2017
Mahone Bay, NS
Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World - film screening
Green Rights tells the stories of ordinary people and dedicated lawyers who are suing multinational corporations and unresponsive governments on behalf of future generations. And they are winning in places such as Argentina, the Philippines, Ecuador, and the Netherlands.

Cameron and film director Chris Beckett captured footage and compiled interviews from eleven countries on every continent except Antarctica. Cameron is also the author of the companion book Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth, which will be available at the event.

Admission is by donation. Light refreshments will be available.

Time:  7:00PM
Venue:  Mahone Bay Centre
Location:  45 School St, Mahone Bay, NS
Website:  http://www.greenrights.com
For information contact:  David Walmark - southshore.coc (at) gmail.com
Phone:  902-766-4242
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; International
May 20/2017
"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon
The General Assembly, by its resolution 54/115 of 1999, recognized internationally the Day of Vesak to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity. This day is commemorated annually at the UN Headquarters and other UN offices, in consultation with the relevant UN offices and with permanent missions, which also wish to be consulted.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/vesakday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Religious
May 21/2017
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on 20 October 2005

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 22/2017
International Day for Biological Diversity
Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/biodiversityday/
Categories:   Environment; Fishing & Hunting; Forestry, Lumber, Paper
May 23/2017
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.

The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. Many women live with the condition for years – or even decades – because they cannot afford to obtain treatment.

An estimated 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with this injury, and some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases develop each year. Yet fistula is almost entirely preventable. Its persistence is a sign that health systems are failing to meet women’s essential needs.

In its resolution A/RES/67/147, the General Assembly calls on the international community to use the International Day to significantly raise awareness and intensify actions towards ending obstetric fistula.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/endfistuladay/
Categories:   International; Health/Health Care; Women
May 24/2017
Toronto, ON
Daughter Of The Lake
Amnesty International film screening and pop-up Write for Rights event in support of water defenders in Central America Free (donations welcome).

Film Synopsis:
At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother. A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict

Time:  6:30PM
Venue:  East Common Room, Hart House
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.aito.ca/spider_calendar_block_events?block_id=0&date=2017-05-24
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples
May 24/2017
Toronto, ON
The Media As Opposition: Covering Trump In A Post-Truth Era
They are among the world’s most unrelenting truth seekers. In their first live joint appearance, these renowned, award-winning journalists and authors will discuss the pressing need to apply constant, critical pressure on an American president who threatens the very fabric of democracy, journalism, civil society and the truth.

In this two-part Toronto event, our first discussion features Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!; Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-prize winner and co-founder of The Intercept; and Jeremy Scahill, war correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept. Their conversation will be moderated by Hannah Sung, video and podcast producer for The Globe and Mail.

The second discussion features Matt Taibbi, author of the recently published Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, on journalism’s response to this ongoing circus and chaotic presidency.

Time:  6:30PM
Venue:  Roy Thomson Hall
Location:  60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/current/2017/may/the-media-as-opposition-covering-trum
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Politics & Political Organizations
May 25/2017
Toronto, ON
Resistance In The Age of Trump | A CIUT-FM Fundraiser
With special guest speaker David Barsamian, radio broadcaster, writer, and founder and director of Alternative Radio, a syndicated weekly talk program head on CIUT 89.5 FM every Thursday from 10-11 am.

Event Tickets: $15.00 per person

Time:  7:00PM - 8:30PM
Venue:  East Common Room, Hart House
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ciut.fm/
Phone:  416-978-0909
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 25/2017
to May 28/2017
Munich
Boundcon XIV
We now proudly present the Setup for the 2017 BoundCon: Top U.S. Superstars Elise Graves, Fayth on Fire, Christina Carter, Nyssa Nevers and Nadja White, the BDSM Heroes from Insex Matt Williams and Dee Williams, O.T. and London River, international Shibari Top Stars Yoroi Nicolas, Maksim Kalahari, Boris Mosafir, Stefano Laforgia, Maestro BD, the All Time BoundCon Heroes Umino, Bob, Vinciens and Delona, European Top Models like Katarina Blade, Lena King, Pling, Nova Pink, Sarura, Little Red Girl and Fire Shaine plus Top Newcomers like Minuit and Sasori, Rija Mae, Afsana or Breastslave S. and many more...

All schedules for the Custom PhotoShoots and Workahops are published in the "Event Info" Section of the Website. To book your favourite Sessions please write an email to info@boundcon.com or use the Contact Form on the Website ! But don´t wait too Long as all These Events are limited !!!

Venue:  Zenith
Location:  Munich
Website:  http://www.boundcon.com/index.php
For information contact:  info@boundcon.com
Categories:   Sexuality
May 25/2017
to May 31/2017
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 60/119 of 8 December 2005, requested the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

In the UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is defined as a Territory “whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government”.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nonselfgoverning/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 25/2017
to Jun 4/2017
Toronto, ON
Life Disrupted
Three artists from three countries – Syria, Iran and Israel – now living in Toronto, explore the humanitarian crisis in our contemporary world – a result of man-made destruction. The works portray the Syrian war, the refugee crisis, the loss of home and homeland, and the geographic uncertainties that influence us all.

The artists express their unrest and sensitivity to today's current events and related crises from their personal points of view. The disappearance of homes, countries, and lives calls for a need to reconstruct. One way of dealing with harsh realities is through art, which can provide a different environment and language for contemplating disaster, allowing for an alternate mode of observation and dialogue.
Reception: 25 May, 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Time:  Wednesday - Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm
Venue:  Gallery 1313
Location:  1313 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.lifedisrupted.ca/
For information contact:  Gallery 1313
Phone:  416-536- 6778
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 27/2017
Oxford-Norwich, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Oxford-Norwich
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Oxford-Norwich, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Oxford-Norwich.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 27/2017
to May 28/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Brockville and the Thousand Islands
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Brockville-Thousand-Islands.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 27/2017
to May 28/2017
Toronto, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Toronto
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Toronto.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 29/2017
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
"On this International Day of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, we honour our heroes – the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction and courage since the first deployment in 1948. And we pay our highest tribute to the more than 3,400 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while in service during that period." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/peacekeepersday/
Categories:   International; Military
May 30/2017
to Jun 1/2017
Vancouver, BC
Building Lasting Change 2017 - Green Building Conference
Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference and is known for activating connections, delivering world class learning opportunities and cultivating inspiration and innovation.

Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017, with the goal of engaging the members and stakeholders of the Canadian building industry in the fight to reduce GHG emissions.

Time:  TBA
Venue:  TBA
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/Events/Building_Lasting_Change_2017/CAGBC/Conference/Build
Categories:   Environment
May 31/2017
World No-Tobacco Day
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development."

Website:  http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Jun 1/2017
Annual Gala Dinner
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW Peace) will be hosting its annual gala on June 1st 2017.

VOW Peace is a network of Canadian women working to help build a world founded on peace and justice for all races, ages, and genders. VOW partners with women's peace groups around the world and presents collective findings/data to the United Nations' general assembly every year.

This year's gala is focusing on peace and the need to come together to make a change in the world. It is not a job that can be done alone, it takes all of us - young and old.

The event will be taking place at the Great Hall located inside Hart House; doors will open at 5PM and refreshments will be served at 5:30PM. Moreover, there will be a sit-down dinner and outstanding entertainment throughout the night.

Entertainment by Alisa Gayle - Pianist and Maryem Hassan Tollar, Roula Said and Naghmeh Farahmand


Tickets prices are as such:
$50 for students
$75 regular (with subsidies available at info@vowpeace.org)

For more information: 416-603-7915 or email us at: info@vowpeace.org

Time:  6 pm - 10 pm
Venue:  Hart House
Location:  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S3H3
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/VOWPeace/
For information contact:  he Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW Peace)
Phone:  (416) 603-7915
Categories:   Women; International; Arts & Culture
Jun 1/2017
Global Day of Parents
The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/parentsday/index.shtml
Categories:   Children & Youth; International
Jun 3/2017
ttawa, Hamilton, London and Edmonto, ON
100in1day
A festival that ignites citizen-led interventions across cities in Canada greener, healthier and more connected.

Inviting all residents and community groups that have an interest in making your city a better city. Do you have an idea of what you want to do to make your city greener? Plant trees, create a pollinator garden? Organize a neighbourhood nature walk? Park clean up?

100in1day is about activating 100+ projects or interventions that will in turn inspire other actions. It's about motivating and empowering residents to think big and plan simple, low-cost and thoughtful initiatives to be implemented all on one day.

Anyone can join to lead an intervention or volunteer to organize the festival. Taking place in Ottawa, Hamilton, London and Edmonton.

Venue:  Various
Location:  ttawa, Hamilton, London and Edmonto, ON
Website:  http://100in1day.ca/
For information contact:  Christine Earnshaw - christine (at) synapcity.ca
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 3/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Whitchurch-Stouffville
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.townofws.ca/en/explore/museum.asp
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 3/2017
to Jun 4/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Northumberland County
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Northumberland-County.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 3/2017
to Jun 4/2017
Ottawa, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Ottawa
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/doors
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 3/2017
to Jun 4/2017
Owen Sound, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Owen Sound
Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage intended to offer access, enhance awareness, and encourage excitement about our heritage. Doors Open provides residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places within our community – all free of charge.

Location:  Owen Sound, ON
Website:  http://www.owensound.ca/live/doors-open-owen-sound
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 4/2017
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (resolution ES-7/8).

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/childvictimday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; International
Jun 5/2017
World Environment Day
"On this World Environment Day, I urge people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations." — Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/
Categories:   Environment; International
Jun 5/2017
to Jun 6/2017
Woodbridge, ON
Repairing Incised and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams
This two-day course will present the current state of the art with regards to environmentally-sensitive stream and river repair and bank protection. The training will combine classroom and hands on learning – combining theory with the practical applications and lots of case studies. The classroom sessions will cover topics like basic fluvio-geomorphology, stream forms and processes, Proper Functioning Condition, hydromodification and environmentally-sensitive techniques.

The second day in the field will include a stream walk intended to help learn “how to read the stream”, identify geomorphic and vegetative indicators for OHWM and bank full discharge elevation, how to chose appropriate plants and discuss construction methods. The attendees will also participate in the construction of a couple of demonstration bank protection methods. Be ready to harvest and handle willow materials and learn how the willow stake, live branch and pole cutting can be incorporated into a biotechnical method like Vegetated Mechanically Stabilized Earth (VMSE) using coir blocks and compost socks.

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Earth Rangers Centre
Location:  9520 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/events/repairing-incised-and-degraded-urbanized-str
For information contact:  mbortolussi@trca.on.ca
Categories:   Environment
Jun 8/2017
World Oceans Day
“Urgent action on a global scale is needed to alleviate the world’s oceans from the many pressures they face, and to protect them from future dangers that may tip them beyond the limits of their carrying capacity. ”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/
Categories:   Environment; International
Jun 8/2017
to Jun 14/2017
Rivers to Oceans Week
Rivers to Oceans Week is an opportunity to explore your connection to fresh and salt water environments. Rivers to Oceans Week reminds us that taking care of our water is a shared responsibility. Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation to celebrate Rivers to Oceans Week and help turn the tide on the threats to Canada's waterways and the life they sustain.

Venue:  Across Canada
Website:  http://riverstooceans.ca
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; Education
Jun 10/2017
Clarington, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Clarington
Doors Open Clarington 2017 will be on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10am – 4pm in the village of Kendal and the surrounding area. More updates will be coming in the months ahead including the announcements of new sites and returning favourites. Stay tuned!

For more information on Doors Open Clarington 2017, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@DOClarington).

Location:  Clarington, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenclarington.com/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 10/2017
Erin, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Erin
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Erin, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Erin.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 10/2017
to Jun 11/2017
Bruce County, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Bruce County
Ever wonder what some of our most fascinating buildings and homes look like from the inside?
Doors Open Bruce County allows you the opportunity to explore some of our most interesting and significant landmarks.

Location:  Bruce County, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Bruce-County.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 10/2017
to Jun 11/2017
Old Chelsea, QC
National Capital Bioblitz
In celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary, BioBlitz Canada 150 will bring together the Canadian public with scientists to explore the richness of Canada's biodiversity and to engage our passion to know, celebrate and conserve our natural heritage. A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time. For this event, the experts are joined by interested members of the general public for a community-style bioblitz, which blends scientific inventory, guided educational activities and nature programming so that everyone can contribute to real science, while connecting with nature in a personally meaningful experience. It's Canada's nature selfie and you're invited.

Venue:  Gatineau Park
Location:  33 Scott Road, Old Chelsea, QC
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment; Education
Jun 12/2017
World Day Against Child Labour
"The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda reaffirms the goal of ending child labour. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour."

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Jun 13/2017
International Albinism Awareness Day
"The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda pledges to leave no one behind. That includes people with albinism. The cycle of attacks, discrimination and poverty must be broken"
Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/albinismday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 14/2017
World Blood Donor Day
Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it.

Website:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2016/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Jun 15/2017
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/elderabuse/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 16/2017
International Day of Family Remittances
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin. It is also aimed at encouraging the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more and collaborate to maximize the impact of these funds in the developing world.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/family-remittances-day/
Categories:   Economic Development; International
Jun 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Bradford West Gwillimbury
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Bradford-West-Gwillimbury.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Fergus-Elora
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Fergus-Elora.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2017
Kingston, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Kingston
Naturally, as the first capital of Canada, Kingston has some pretty strong historical ties that date back hundreds of years. Luckily for history buffs, it can be experienced up close and personal.

From walking in the footsteps of legendary Canadian greats, to marvelling in awe at our military roots – there's a reason why Kingston is where history and innovation thrive.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It's a special moment in our history and a great opportunity to explore our beautiful city.

Location:  Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Kingston.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2017
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
"Without a long-term solution, desertification and land degradation will not only affect food supply but lead to increased migration and threaten the stability of many nations and regions. This is why world leaders made land degradation neutrality one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/desertificationday/
Categories:   Environment; Farming; International
Jun 17/2017
to Jun 18/2017
Port Rowan, ON
Norfolk Forest Important Bird and Biodiversity Area BioBlitz
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time. Through this project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary new scientific data will be generated and new species will be documented which will help to inform choices on such issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. These discoveries will be showcased to the Canadian public, wildlife managers, conservation organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to shape conservation decisions and ensure these wild species and spaces remain for generations to come.

Venue:  Norfolk Forest Complex IBA
Location:  115 Front Road, Port Rowan, ON
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 19/2017
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/elimination-of-sexual-violence-in-conflict/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 20/2017
World Refugee Day
In a world where violence forces hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees, and it will launch its #WithRefugees petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 21/2017
International Day of Yoga
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131.

International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Health/Health Care; International
Jun 23/2017
International Widows' Day
"The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its pledge to leave no one behind has a particular resonance for widows, who are among the most marginalized and isolated. "
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/widowsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women
Jun 23/2017
United Nations Public Service Day
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Service Day.

The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/publicserviceday/
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; International
Jun 23/2017
to Jun 25/2017
Kluane National Park, YT
Science-Intense Bioblitz
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time. This science-intense bioblitz in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary will help to inform choices on such issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. These discoveries will be showcased to the Canadian public, wildlife managers, conservation organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to shape conservation decisions and ensure these wild species and spaces remain for generations to come.

Venue:  Kluane Lake
Location:  Kluane Lake Research Station, Kluane National Park, YT
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 24/2017
Gravenhurst, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Gravenhurst
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Gravenhurst, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Gravenhurst.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 24/2017
St. Catharines, ON
Doors Open Ontario - St. Catharines
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  St. Catharines, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/St-Catharines.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Jun 25/2017
Day of the Seafarer
​In 2016, IMO's Day of the Seafarer campaign celebrated seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.

The campaign theme was: "At Sea For All".

The theme has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, "Shipping: indispensable to the world", emphasising that seafarers serve at sea not just for the shipping industry or for their own career purposes but for all of us – and, consequently, they are also "indispensable to the world".

Website:  http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/dayoftheseafarer/Pages/Day-of-the-Seafarer-2016.aspx
Categories:   International; Transportation & Travel
Jun 25/2017
Markham, ON
Toronto Bioblitz
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, BioBlitz Canada 150 will bring together the Canadian public with scientists to explore the richness of Canada’s biodiversity and to engage our passion to know, celebrate and conserve our natural heritage.A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time. For this flagship bioblitz, the experts are joined by interested members of the general public for a community-style bioblitz, which blends scientific inventory, guided educational activities and nature programming so that everyone can contribute to real science, while connecting with nature in a personally meaningful experience. It's Canada's nature selfie and you're invited.

Time:  noon to noon
Venue:  Rouge National Urban Park
Location:  10725 Reesor Rd, Markham, ON
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment; Education
Jun 26/2017
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
"On this International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/drugabuseday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 26/2017
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/torturevictimsday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jun 30/2017
International Asteroid Day
Statement by the Asteroid Day Co-Founders:
“Today the United Nations General Assembly has officially declared June 30 as the International Asteroid Day. We founded the annual event to raise awareness of the asteroid threat and opportunity to unite the human species behind a simple goal: Protect our planet from asteroid impacts. It is the only natural disaster we know how to prevent if we work together towards a global solution. We are all crew members of spaceship Earth. We hope you will join us.”
– Dr. Brian May, Danica Remy, Grig Richters, Rusty Schweickart

Website:  http://www.asteroidday.org/
Categories:   Aviation & Aerospace; International
Jul 2/2017
International Day of Cooperatives
"I urge Governments to create an enabling environment for cooperatives to thrive and grow. Let us harness the power of cooperatives to achieve the SDGs and create a world of dignity and opportunity for all."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/cooperativesday/
Categories:   Business & Economics; International
Jul 3/2017
to Jul 5/2017
Ottawa, ON
International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, & Environment
iWISE2017 will integrate research, technology and expertise in fields of water, informatics, sustainability and environment. This will be complemented through focused themed sessions allowing for a lively exchange of ideas as well as contributions from highly selective keynote speakers from well-known leaders in the field.

The year 2017 version of the conference is expected to attract around 100 researchers from around the globe which will be more than double of the previous version. Researchers and participants will be coming from different sorts of backgrounds; academic, research centers, NGOs, and government organizations.

Venue:  River Building – Carleton University
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetarget.com/iwise2017
For information contact:  W. A. Eldin - walieldin (at) sciencetarget.com
Phone:  6132162363
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Jul 3/2017
to Jul 5/2017
Ottawa, ON
International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, & Environment - iWISE2017
The conference is organized by Science Target Inc. in collaboration with professional and academic institutions both are local and international.

iWISE2017 will integrate research, technology and expertise in fields of water, informatics, sustainability and environment. This will be complemented through focused themed sessions allowing for a lively exchange of ideas as well as contributions from highly selective keynote speakers from well-known leaders in the field.

The year 2017 version of the conference is expected to attract around 100 researchers from around the globe which will be more than double of the previous version. Researchers and participants will be coming from different sorts of backgrounds; academic, research centers, NGOs, and government organizations.

Venue:  River Building – Carleton University
Location:  1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.sciencetarget.com/iwise2017/
For information contact:  walieldin@sciencetarget.com
Phone:  613-216-2363
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Jul 11/2017
World Population Day
In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/populationday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Jul 15/2017
World Youth Skills Day
"On this World Youth Skills Day, let us renew our resolve to invest more in empowering young people. When we do, they can better advance the broader mission of the United Nations for lasting peace, sustainable development and human rights for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/youthskillsday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Jul 15/2017
to Jul 16/2017
Cambridge, ON
Rare Bioblitz
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, BioBlitz Canada 150 will bring together the Canadian public with scientists to explore the richness of Canada’s biodiversity and to engage our passion to know, celebrate and conserve our natural heritage.A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time. For this community bioblitz the experts are joined by interested members of the general public for a community-style bioblitz, which blends scientific inventory, guided educational activities and nature programming so that everyone can contribute to real science, while connecting with nature in a personally meaningful experience. It's Canada's nature selfie and you're invited.

Venue:  rare Charitable Research Reserve near Cambridge
Location:  Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Environment; Education
Jul 18/2017
Nelson Mandela International Day
Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jul 28/2017
World Hepatitis Day
The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is "Prevent hepatitis. Act now". Viral hepatitis is caused by 5 distinct hepatitis viruses. Infection from these viruses results in approximately 1.45 million deaths each year. These viruses are transmitted through contaminated water and food, as well as by contact with blood or bodily fluids, through unsafe injections or transfusions. Infection also occurs from a mother to a child, or through sexual contact. Infection through all these routes of transmission can be prevented through proven and effective interventions. It is important for everyone to be aware of hepatitis and to learn how they can protect themselves from being infected.

Website:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2015/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Jul 28/2017
to Jul 29/2017
SK
Bioblitzing the Cypress Hills
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.Through this project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary new scientific data will be generated and new species will be documented which will help to inform choices on such issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. These discoveries will be showcased to the Canadian public, wildlife managers, conservation organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to shape conservation decisions and ensure these wild species and spaces remain for generations to come.

Time:  8 am - 8 am
Venue:  Cypress Hills Provincial Park (SK) - Centre and/or West Blocks
Location:  SK
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jul 30/2017
International Day of Friendship
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

The resolution (A/RES/65/275) places particular emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

To mark the International Day of Friendship the UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 30/2017
World Day against Trafficking in Persons
In 2013, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting to appraise the Global Plan of Action. Member States also adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This resolution declared that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 1/2017
to Aug 7/2017
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Website:  http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/news_events/events/2015/world-breastfeeding-wee
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Women
Aug 9/2017
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Celebrating Indigenous people and recognizing their value and human rights.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples
Aug 9/2017
to Aug 22/2017
NB
BiotaNB 2017
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.Through this project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary new scientific data will be generated and new species will be documented which will help to inform choices on such issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. These discoveries will be showcased to the Canadian public, wildlife managers, conservation organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to shape conservation decisions and ensure these wild species and spaces remain for generations to come.

Venue:  McAdam: Canoose Flowage and Spednic Lake Protected Natural Areas
Location:  NB
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 12/2017
International Youth Day
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 12/2017
to Aug 13/2017
Vancouver, BC
Stanley Park Bioblitz 150
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, BioBlitz Canada 150 will bring together the Canadian public with scientists to explore the richness of Canada’s biodiversity and to engage our passion to know, celebrate and conserve our natural heritage.A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.For this flagship bioblitz, the experts are joined by interested members of the general public for a community-style bioblitz, which blends scientific inventory, guided educational activities and nature programming so that everyone can contribute to real science, while connecting with nature in a personally meaningful experience. It's Canada's nature selfie - and you're invited.

Venue:  Stanley Park
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Education; Children & Youth
Aug 17/2017
to Aug 20/2017
New York City
BDSM Writers Con
This one-of-a-kink conference is for writers and readers! It provides participants with the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences.

BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that’s got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Early-bird registration: $250
Late Registration: $300 (starts August 1, 2017 for NYC)
NO at the door registration!

Location:  New York City
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Aug 19/2017
Aurora, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Aurora
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Aurora, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Aurora.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2017
World Humanitarian Day
"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 19/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Cornwall and the Counties
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Cornwall-and-the-Counties.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Rideau Lakes
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Rideau-Lakes.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 21/2017
to Aug 23/2017
Toronto, ON
ICCE2017: 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
ICCE2017 committee cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of clean & renewable energy to submit their abstract and attend the ICCE2017. ICCE 2017 provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products . This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and institutes to interact with the their colleagues.

ICCE2017 takes place in Toronto, Canada. Toronto is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. ICCE 2017 is an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading scientists, and visit one of the greatest Canadian city.

Venue:  Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
Location:  6257 Airport Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.icce2017.iaemm.com/
For information contact:  ICCE2017@iaemm.com
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 23/2017
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
The United Nations proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). UNESCO is contributing to it through its educational, cultural and scientific programmes so as to promote the contribution of people of African descent to building modern societies and ensuring dignity and equality for all human beings, without distinction.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   International; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 24/2017
to Aug 25/2017
Toronto, ON
International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'17)
The International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'17) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to environmental science and engineering. The goal of RTESE'17 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the fields of environmental science and engineering and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Furthermore, selected papers from the conference will be submitted for possible publication in the following journals from Avestia Publishing (publication fees may apply):

- Advances in Renewable Energy (ARE)
- International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation (IJEPR)

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rtese.com/
For information contact:  info@rtese.com
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 27/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Burning Man
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome

Time:  All Day
Venue:  Black Rock Desert
Website:  http://burningman.org/event/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 29/2017
International Day against Nuclear Tests
Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Early on, having nuclear weapons was a measure of scientific sophistication or military might. Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of today’s nuclear weapons which are far more powerful and destructive. Subsequent incidents world-wide have provided compelling reasons for the need to observe the International Day against Nuclear Tests - a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim to capture the world’s attention and underscore the need for a unified attempt in preventing further nuclear weapons testing.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Science & Technology
Aug 30/2017
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
"On this International Day, I call on States to acknowledge that family members and friends of the disappeared are also victims, and to guarantee their right to full protection from any form of reprisals. Let us all show solidarity with the victims and their relatives as they strive to realize their right for truth and justice.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disappearancesday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 30/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Montreal, QC
Montreal Fetish Weekend
6 Days and Nights of Non-Stop Fetish Fun !

Unlike anything else in the world. The MONTREAL FETISH WEEKEND is a true city celebration, an event where you are the star of a fabulous international fetish holiday!

From fantasy-themed events to beautiful play scenes, fashion, expo, demos, workshops, dinning and an incredible fetish photo walk, all events are located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown gay village. A true city-celebration of alternate lifestyle and diversity!

Why stay within closed doors? Montreal welcomes you to a grand celebration of Fetish Pride. All venues and events are walking distance from the host hotel. At the Montreal Fetish Weekend we make sure that everyone feels welcome. Our aim is to be the friendliest and most hospitable event!

From rising talents, international models, designers and pervy partyers, the event is optimized to make the most of its urban setting featuring daytime happenings set in its surrounding park, water fountain areas and the Village’s pedestrian street. Montreal embraces our diversity unlike any city full-on fetish happenings such as the Mode en Folie street fashion shows, kinky picnic and rope bondage presentations!

This year WE CELEBRATE MONTREAL’S 375TH ANNIVERSARY …a not to be missed event where life-lasting friendships are always made!

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://montrealfetishweekend.com/
Categories:   Sexuality
Sep 5/2017
International Day of Charity
On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all Member States and all international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/
Categories:   Education; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 8/2017
International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 9/2017
to Sep 15/2017
Vancouver, BC
World Environmental Education Congress - WEEC 2017
The 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15, 2017. The title of the Congress is CulturEnvironment: Weaving new connections. The Organizing Committee for the congress is BC’s Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) in cooperation with the WEEC Permanent Secretariat.

Hosted by SFU, the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) is a collaborative of researchers and practitioners committed to high quality environmental and sustainability learning in British Columbia. Our members come from a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, community groups, non-profit organizations, and provincial and regional governments.
The organizing committee in 2017 will embrace different approaches in both the conceptualization and implementation of EE worldwide.
Our theme in 2017 is Culture/Environment. This focuses on the multidisciplinarity nature of the congress and a developing view that Culture and Environment are inseperable and may even arise from within each other. Such a theme of environmentalism underscores a need to abandon notions that everything is measurable or under human control. The real paradigm of environmental thinking is uncertainty in the ways forward vs. the idea that ‘progress’ is unavoidable. Cultural change is also the necessary condition/requirement to rebuild and reinvent our relation with nature and live sustainably. Therefore, with this call for papers we promote NETWORK/ACTION/COALITION.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.environmental-education.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Environment
Sep 12/2017
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
"As we mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, let us reaffirm our commitment to this invaluable means of achieving sustainable development and improving the lives of billions of people in the global South and beyond."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the UN Day of South-South Cooperation

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/southcooperationday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 14/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Darlington MD USA
The Crossroads
When we say kink is sacred, we really mean it!

Meet us at THE Crossroads to explore the darker side of sacred sexuality. From the same folks who bring you THE Beltane: A Sacred Sexuality Event, comes THE Crossroads: Where the Sacred and Profane Meet. Here, you can explore the places where spirituality and sexuality overlap, pushing the edges of the comfortable to find the places where the thrill may lie.

​Step outside of the everyday and look at your relationships in a whole new way. Explore bondage, power exchange, ordeal, sensual torture and all manner of dark delights. Come to THE Crossroads to find your own way. Choose your own path. Each day, choose from a variety of workshops. Each night, select a ritual or other experience to delve into. The choice is yours.

Location:  Darlington MD USA
Website:  http://www.turtlehilleventco.com/the-crossroads.html
Categories:   Religious; Sexuality
Sep 15/2017
International Day of Democracy
"The implementation of the Goals must be underpinned by a strong and active civil society that includes the weak and the marginalized. We must defend civil society's freedom to operate and do this essential job. On this International Day of Democracy, let us rededicate ourselves to democracy and dignity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - East Elgin
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/East-Elgin.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Quinte West
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Quinte-West.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Belleville and District
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Belleville-and-District.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
"On this International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, let us remember how much has already been accomplished, and commit to do more to protect our atmosphere. By working together, we can build a safer, healthier, more prosperous and resilient world for all people while protecting our planet, our only home."

Secretary-General's Message on the International Day
for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Minden Hills
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Minden-Hills.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Carleton Place
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Carleton-Place.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
London, ON
Doors Open Ontario - London
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  London, ON
Website:  http://www.londonculture.ca/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Niagara-on-the-Lake
During Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake, several sites of historical or architectural significance will be open to the public for free.
Come explore the heritage and architecture of this community, including some buildings rarely open to the public.

Location:  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Website:  http://www.notlcanada150.ca/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Waterloo Region
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringtheregion/doorsopenwaterloo.asp?_mid_=17305
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 21/2017
International Day of Peace
"Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 23/2017
Doors Open Ontario - King Township
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/King-Township.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 23/2017
Grimsby, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Grimsby
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Grimsby, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Grimsby.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 23/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Wellington North
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Wellington-North.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 26/2017
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
This Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It also provides an opportunity to educate the public—and their leaders—about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. Commemorating this Day at the United Nations is especially important, given its universal membership and its long experience in grappling with nuclear disarmament issues. It is the right place to address one of humanity’s greatest challenges, achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nuclearweaponelimination/
Categories:   International; Military; Science & Technology
Sep 27/2017
World Tourism Day
Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/tourismday/
Categories:   International; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Sep 28/2017
World Rabies Day
It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.

28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.

Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention.

Website:  http://www.who.int/rabies/WRD_landing_page/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Sep 29/2017
World Maritime Day
"The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today's global society makes it indispensable to the world, and to meeting the challenge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/maritimeday/
Categories:   International; Transportation & Travel
Sep 30/2017
Burlington, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Burlington
Doors Open Burlington takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit our heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations - FREE of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities during the day.

In our city, Doors Open is presented by the Museums of Burlington and is part of Burlington's Culture Days celebrations from September 29 - October 1.

Doors Open is a program of Ontario Heritage Trust. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities.

Location:  Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.doburlington.com/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Orillia and Area
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Orillia-and-Area.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Markham, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Markham
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Markham, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Markham.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Oshawa, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Oshawa
Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration that provides a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in cities across Ontario - all free of charge!

Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore different heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa. Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage.

Location:  Oshawa, ON
Website:  http://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/doors-open.asp
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Doors Open Ontario - St. Marys
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/St-Marys.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Timmins, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Timmins
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Timmins, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Timmins.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
to Oct 1/2017
Brampton, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Brampton
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Brampton, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Brampton.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
to Oct 1/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Halton Region
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Halton-Region.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Oct 1/2017
International Day of Older Persons
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons. In 2014, Governments around the world adopted a resolution at the Economic and Social Council that recognized ageism as “the common source of, the justification for and the driving force behind age discrimination.”

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Seniors
Oct 2/2017
International Day of Non-Violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 3/2017
World Habitat Day
"On this World Habitat Day, I urge national and local governments, city planners and communities everywhere to keep “Housing at the Centre”. Guaranteeing dignity and opportunity for all depends on people having access to affordable and adequate housing. I look forward to a successful Habitat III Conference that will help us advance our sustainable development agenda for the benefit of all humankind."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Oct 4/2017
to Oct 10/2017
World Space Week
This year's theme celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race.

By Resolution 54/68 of 6 December 1999, the General Assembly proclaimed World Space Week, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/spaceweek/
Categories:   International; Science & Technology
Oct 5/2017
World Teachers’ Day
It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   Education; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 9/2017
World Post Day
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/postday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 10/2017
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide

Website:  http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 11/2017
International Day of the Girl Child
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions, can we adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women
Oct 13/2017
International Day for Disaster Reduction
The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 15/2017
International Day of Rural Women
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/ruralwomenday/
Categories:   Farming; International; Women
Oct 16/2017
World Food Day
On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system.

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

Website:  http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/home/en/
Categories:   Food & Beverage; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 17/2017
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
"Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights [...] Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 20/2017
World Statistics Day
"On this World Statistics Day, I urge all partners and stakeholders to work together to ensure that the necessary investments are made, adequate technical capacity is built, new data sources are explored and innovative processes are applied to give all countries the comprehensive information systems they need to achieve sustainable development."
Ban Ki-moon
The UN General Assembly decided with resolution 69/282 to celebrate the day every five years from now on.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/statisticsday/
Categories:   Information, Libraries, Research; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
United Nations Day
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
World Development Information Day
"[...] Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion [...]"

General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/65/141 PDF document)

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
to Oct 30/2017
Disarmament Week
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disarmamentweek/
Categories:   International; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 27/2017
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
"The stories told by this heritage are powerful expressions of culture and place, weaving together personal and collective experience, reflecting the search for meaning shared by all. This heritage provides an anchor in a world of change, especially for local communities, providing records of cultural activities, reflecting the great diversity of expressions."

Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/audiovisualday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International
Oct 31/2017
World Cities Day
"Cities are increasingly the home of humanity. They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/citiesday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 2/2017
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
"I pay tribute to the courage of all media personnel who put their lives on the line for the sake of truth. And I call for immediate action to secure justice in cases where journalists were attacked, harassed or killed."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/journalists/
Categories:   International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 5/2017
World Tsunami Awareness Day
"Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy price." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/tsunamiday/
Categories:   International; Tourism & Hospitality Industry; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Nov 6/2017
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
"On this International Day, I urge governments, businesses and citizens around the world to prioritize environmental care and the sustainable management of natural resources for preventing conflict, building peace and promoting lasting prosperity."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/
Categories:   Environment; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 9/2017
Toronto, ON
Canadian Wildlife Federation Goose Gala
The CWF Goose Gala supports Canada's wildlife and wild spaces. Proceeds from the event help ensure a bright future for Canadian wildlife. Thanks to the generosity of corporations and philanthropists, the gala has channeled $500,000 into the CWF Wild by Nature campaign. As we mark Canada's 150th anniversary, the 2017 Goose Gala theme of "Nature for All" reflects our ongoing effort to make nature accessible to Canadians of all ages from sea to sea to sea. This year's feature performer is Alan Doyle. The actor, producer, best-selling author and musician is best-known as lead singer for four-time Juno Award Group of the Year nominees, Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea. Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993. More information, tickets and sponsorship information are available at goosegala.org.

Time:  6-10 pm
Venue:  Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Location:  25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://goosegala.org
For information contact:  David DeRocco
Phone:  905 975-4672
Categories:   Education; Environment; Performing Arts
Nov 9/2017
to Nov 15/2017
International Week of Science and Peace
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/week.shtml
Categories:   International; Science & Technology; Security
Nov 10/2017
World Science Day for Peace and Development
Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world to recall the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).

The purpose of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/
Categories:   International; Science & Technology
Nov 14/2017
World Diabetes Day
"Let us focus both on prevention and strengthening health services so that everyone who has this debilitating disease can receive the support he or she needs." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/diabetesday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 16/2017
International Day for Tolerance
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 17/2017
World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO to honour philosophical reflection in the entire world by opening up free and accessible spaces. Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/philosophyday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; International
Nov 19/2017
World Toilet Day
"Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right — the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the economy." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toiletday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
Africa Industrialization Day
The Day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.

The important contribution of inclusive and sustainable industrialization in helping Africa to overcome its critical development challenges is clearly recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goal 9 calls to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/africaday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
Universal Children’s Day
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/trafficvictimsday/
Categories:   Automotive & Cars; Health/Health Care; International
Nov 21/2017
World Television Day
The UN’s TV producers report from locations around the globe – from peacekeeping missions such as South Sudan and Haiti; from political missions in countries like Afghanistan and Colombia; and from the UN’s vast network of operations worldwide.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/televisionday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; International
Nov 25/2017
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women
Nov 29/2017
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
"This year, the number of demolitions of Palestinian houses and other structures by Israeli forces has doubled, compared to 2015. Gaza remains a humanitarian emergency, with 2 million Palestinians struggling with crumbling infrastructure and a paralyzed economy, and tens of thousands still displaced, awaiting reconstruction of homes destroyed by conflict."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 1/2017
World AIDS Day
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic." — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 2/2017
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
"The UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery helps restore the human rights and dignity of thousands of victims and their families by awarding grants to projects providing rehabilitation services. I urge Member States, businesses, private foundation and other donors to increase their contributions. Together, we can accelerate our efforts and rid the world of this heinous practice."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryabolitionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 3/2017
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
"Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/
Categories:   Disability Issues; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 5/2017
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 5/2017
World Soil Day
"On World Soil Day, I call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/soilday/#
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Dec 7/2017
International Civil Aviation Day
The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States
to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/civilaviationday/index.shtml
Categories:   Aviation & Aerospace; International; Transportation & Travel
Dec 9/2017
International Anti-Corruption Day
"On International Anti-corruption Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to ending the deceit and dishonesty that threaten the 2030 Agenda and our efforts to achieve peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/anticorruptionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 9/2017
International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”).

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/genocidepreventionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 10/2017
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 11/2017
International Mountain Day
Mountains host communities with ancient cultures and traditions, and are places of religious worship, pilgrimage and rituals all over the world. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often traditional lifestyles that determine the way people make a living and subsist.

Mountains are also the sources of springs and rivers and have been revered as the home of deities throughout history.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday/
Categories:   Environment; International; Nature & Outdoors
Dec 18/2017
International Migrants Day
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 20/2017
International Human Solidarity Day
"Global problems require collective solutions. At a time of divisiveness on many key global issues, from armed conflict to forced migration, people need to turn toward each other in common cause, not away from each other in fear." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 22/2018
to Mar 25/2018
Everett WA
BDSM Writers con
BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that's got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Location:  Everett WA
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language