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Mar 23/2017
to Apr 1/2017
Vancouver, BC
Best Before: Archivised – BFA Project 2017
SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts' third-year visual art students present an exhibition featuring counter-archives of vernacular images and micro-histories. Through these displays, students present their theoretical and aesthetic reflections on the significance of the archive and its aporias.

Towards the development of Best Before: Archivised, students worked with the 2017 Audain Visual Artist in Residence, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyen in a series of workshops that investigated the function of the archive(s) and how they can be reconfigured to counter the conventional historical narratives of settler colonialism. Nguyen worked with students to experiment with archival modalities including unorthodox approaches to classification, contested notions and forms of representations of citizenship and knowledge production. The counter-archives they produced challenge the imbalance between stable, linear state-constructed narratives, and the uneven, non-linear story of migrants' and indigenous peoples' in Canada.

Featuring the work of Joni Cheung, Elmira Habibullah, Jana Ghimire, Samantha Henderson, Phoebe Huang, Mikaela Johanson, Gillian Lai, Lori Lai, ByeongSung Lee, Sean Lu, Ivan So, Kalvin Valko, Emma Wedman, and June Yeo.

Venue:  Audain Gallery, SFU Woodward's in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Location:  149 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/1255048014585459/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Mar 24/2017
to Apr 1/2017
Vancouver, BC
Refuge
Based on the award winning CBC Radio documentary "Habtom's Path", Refuge tells the emotionally riveting story of Eritrean army deserter Ayinom Zerisenai who has landed in Nova Scotia, where his mother already has refugee status. But even as Ayinom's plight wins the support of immigration lawyer Saul Ackman, questions about his past actions and his current enigmatic behaviour begin to haunt Pamela who has taken him under her roof. Could she and her husband be harbouring a legitimate refugee - or a terrorist?

Time:  Tue 7pm, Wed - Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm
Venue:  Firehall Arts Centre
Location:  280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://firehallartscentre.ca
For information contact:  firehall@firehallartscentre.ca
Phone:  604-689-0691
Categories:   Performing Arts
Mar 24/2017
to Apr 2/2017
Toronto, ON
Toronto Storytelling Festival
Founded in 1979, the TORONTO STORYTELLING FESTIVAL has grown into one of the world's biggest celebrations of the arts of voice and story. Over ten days of concerts, storytalks, and workshops, the finest storytellers from Canada and around the world make Toronto the centre of the storytelling renaissance.

Venue:  Multiple venues
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://torontostorytellingfestival.ca
For information contact:  admin@storytellingtoronto.org
Phone:  416-656-2445
Categories:   Performing Arts; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 24/2017
to Apr 14/2017
Vancouver, BC
News Photographers Association of Canada
In today's embattled media landscape, a thriving photojournalism community is critical. The need for photojournalists to maintain high standards and impeccable ethics in their work is vital to a well informed public. The aim of providing both accurate and honest work is the primary mandate of the News Photographers Association of Canada who present the best photographs by their members from 2016.

Venue:  HSBC Building - Pendulum Gallery
Location:  885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://pendulumgallery.bc.ca
For information contact:  coordinator@pendulumgallery.bc.ca
Phone:  604 250 9682
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Mar 24/2017
to May 7/2017
Vancouver, BC
How to Remember
How to Remember contains a range of documentation that combines graphic illustration, knitting, book-making, embroidery, journaling and poetry. The artists have formed creative records that serve as a kind of memory. Their work documents time embedded for example, in acts of gentrification on one's neighbourhood or in transitional states of mental health - these at times imperceptible changes that, without notation, become difficult to track.
All of the artists engage research and experimentation as they document. Their work has developed necessarily through dialogue and social intervention employing a range of practices that address health, pain, ability and access - all of which is approached through experiential means. Lived experiences with disability, addiction, precarious labour, long-term hospitalization, chronic illness and displacement become personal, political and pedagogical. Yet, the visual outcomes are compelling, generative and dialogic as they form connections, determine wellness and foreground the will to thrive.

Venue:  Gallery Gachet
Location:  88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://gachet.org
For information contact:  contact@gachet.org
Categories:   Arts & Culture
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
Mar 26/2017
to Mar 28/2017
Washington, DC
Shut Down AIPAC
From Palestine to the US, NO BANS, NO WALLS! The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will be holding their annual policy conference March 26-28. AIPAC demands billions of dollars and unquestioned support for Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine and crippling siege on Gaza. They oppose the Iran nuclear deal and lobby congress to fund the Israeli military at the expense of American communities who need safe water, quality schools and mended infrastructure.

Time:  Mar 26 12 - 5pm
Venue:  Multiple venues
Location:  Washington, DC
Website:  http://codepink.org/stop_aipac_2017
For information contact:  ariel@codepink.org
Phone:  510-599-5330
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations
Mar 28/2017
Vancouver, BC
Aboriginal Speaker Series: Indigenous Community Enterprises in the Andes
The field of Indigenous entrepreneurship arose from inquiries into the nature of entrepreneurship among diverse cultural groups, highlighting that the standard conception of the innovative, risk-taking individual does not accurately describe entrepreneurship by marginalized populations (Indigenous, immigrant, etc.) (Anderson, 2006; Mitchell, 1999). Indigenous entrepreneurship tends to have a collective orientation in structure or distribution of benefits (Swinney, 2007). Research with Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Andes shows that the community-based enterprise is a common model — in which the community acts "corporately as both entrepreneur and enterprise in pursuit of the common good" (Peredo & Chrisman, 2006). For profit activities are established to generate revenues for health and education services or to retain and regenerate traditional cultural practices.

This research explores several cases of Indigenous-run community enterprises in Bolivia and Ecuador — tracing their characteristics, benefits and challenges for contributing to well-being in the broadest sense. The potential contribution of such enterprises to self-determination is also discussed.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Location:  149 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2017-2018-Spring/AboriginalLectureSeries4.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Native Peoples; Economic Development
Mar 29/2017
Toronto, ON
Don't Shoot The Messenger! The Importance of Whistleblowers In The Public And Corporate Worlds
Panel discussion with Sandy Boucher, David Hutton and Anna Myers, moderated by Paul Kennedy. Free. Room 103.

facebook.com/events/322168428180108

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson
Location:  80 Gould St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cfe.ryerson.ca/events
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Mar 29/2017
Toronto, ON
Starting a Community Garden -- the Vision and Making it Real
Speakers:
Rhonda Teitel-Payne, Coordinator, Toronto Urban Growers
Derek Barber, Eglinton Park Garden Committee
Melana Roberts, Constituency Assistant for Councilor Joe Mihevc

You've probably heard that community gardens can be a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and build community while growing local, sustainable food. But how do you actually start one? What's it like being part of a successful "on-growing" garden? What are the opportunities for community gardening in and around our own neighbourhood? Could a new community garden be in GN 21's future?

Our expert panel will address these questions and more. Whether you are an aspiring gardener, an existing gardener, or just curious, please join us. Come and share your growing ideas!

https://www.facebook.com/greenneighbours21

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  The Oakwood Room - St. Matthews United Church
Location:  729 St. Clair W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.gn21.ca/
For information contact:  greenneighbours@gn21.ca
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 29/2017
to Apr 2/2017
Toronto, ON
Water Docs Film Festival
A unique and engaging film festival about all things water, Water Docs presents a fascinating film program on issues facing global and local water systems. Come out and enjoy feature and short films, live Q&A sessions with filmmakers, artists, activists and guest speakers. Taking place at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St. W., Toronto), Water Docs informs, educates and activates audiences on issues affecting the earth's most precious resource. Visit waterdocs.ca for more information on the upcoming schedule. For the love of water - come join us!

Venue:  Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.waterdocs.ca/
For information contact:  waterdocsinfo@gmail.com
Phone:  416.302.9318
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 29/2017
to Apr 30/2017
Vancouver, BC
A Lasting Impact: The Effect of Residential Schools on the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations
This exhibition provides insight into how the residential school experience has affected BC First Nation communities. The human rights abuses inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in the residential school system have lasting impacts into the present day; we invite you to join us in the reconciliation process by learning about our shared history.

Venue:  West Vancouver Memorial Library
Location:  1950 Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/
Categories:   Education; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Native Peoples
Mar 30/2017
Vancouver, BC
Hope: Amidst the Politics of Fear
Many people are worried about the growing influence of right-wing movements that are inward-looking, intolerant and discriminatory, with threats of authoritarianism and violence. Join us for our speaker series where we will discuss this from the perspectives of faith, politics, economics and social policy, and the media.

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:  St. Andrews Wesley Church
Location:  1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http:////standrewswesley.com/
For information contact:  office@standrewswesley.com
Phone:  604 683 4574
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 30/2017
Vancouver, BC
The Miracle Mile: Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver will always be remembered for the 'Miracle Mile'. It was a much-anticipated showdown between England's Roger Bannister and Australia's John Landy - the first two male runners to break the four-minute mile. B.C. Sports Hall of Fame curator and The Miracle Mile author Jason Beck presents stories from his bestselling book.

Venue:  Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library
Location:  350 W. Georgia, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index
For information contact:  programs@vpl.ca
Phone:  604.331.3603
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Sports & Games
Mar 31/2017
Vancouver, BC
The Violence of Detention: Borders, Security, and the Search for Refuge
Location: room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room (via elevators) are wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities, J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities, & Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities (CPCC).
Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html.

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  SFU Harbour Centre
Location:  515 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/621057508100641/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Law Enforcement & Corrections; Security
Mar 31/2017
to Apr 1/2017
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
VIBF returns this year with a lineup that is sure to tantalize and thrill. For the 12th year in a row, the VIBF will welcome world-class burlesque performers to its stage and is proud to announce headliners Poison Ivory and Bazuka Joe.
March 31 & April 1, 2017 - 8pm. March 31: The International Cabaret. April 1: Vancouver Uncovered.

Venue:  Vancouver Playhouse
Location:  600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.vibf.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Performing Arts; Sexuality
Apr 1/2017
March for Health
We march for equitable and affordable access to quality healthcare for all.

On April 1st, we will #MarchForHealth in Washington DC, NYC, Seattle, and other cities across the country to save the important provisions we have gained through the ACA. We need your help! Check out our map for a March near you- a blue site is confirmed. If you don't see one near you, please ORGANIZE! We have a great support kit we can send you that has so much information. We also need volunteers for EVERY location. I know you are as passionate as us about health care and we can't do this without your help! If you RSVP to a march, please go to FB event and INVITE all of your friends - this is the best way to get the word out. And share, share, share!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchForHealth

Website:  http://www.marchforhealth.org/march-for-health-locations-map/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 1/2017
West Guilford, ON
Your Diet, the Industrial Meat Industry and Climate Change
Environment Haliburton!'s Annual General Meeting.
Guest speaker: Dr. Tony Weis.
Join us for a public presentation, prior to our 2017 Annual General Meeting. Dr.Tony Weis, Professor of Georgraphy at Western University, and author of The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock, will be our guest speaker.
Everyone welcome!
Free Admission (Donations appreciated!)

Time:  1pm
Venue:  West Guilford Community Centre
Location:  1061 Kennisis Lake Road, West Guilford, ON
Website:  http://environmenthaliburton.ca/test/
For information contact:  Terry Moore - tmoore7031@gmail.com
Phone:  705-306-9254
Categories:   Environment; Animals & Pets; Farming
Apr 2/2017
Vancouver, ON
Votes For [some] Women: 100th Anniversary of B.C.’s Women’s Suffrage Historical Walking Tour
On April 5, 1917 eligible white women got the right to vote in the provincial B.C. election, yet it took 3 decades later for other women (and men) to be granted that same right.
This tour also covers past women’s rallies, protests and demonstrations that took place around the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion. Meet at the viewing plaza overlooking Lost Lagoon, foot of Alberni St.
Tours depart from various locations & have various starting times.
All tickets are $10 cash (exact change is helpful). Many tours have a sliding scale, so check individual announcements.
Allow extra time for tour registration, traffic, parking and the bus. Tours run rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear as we may be walking on grass, trails and some uneven ground at times. All tours feature rare historical photographs.
Tours are presented by historical interpreter Jolene Castillou Cumming.

Time:  1:00pm-2:30pm
Venue:  Stanley Park
Location:  Vancouver, ON
Website:  http://stanleyparkhistory.wordpress.com/
Categories:   Women; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Apr 2/2017
World Autism Awareness Day
Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. As such, the United Nations has emphasized the need to mainstream disability in the Organization’s development agenda. Mainstreaming disability requires an integral approach in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres, so that inequality is not perpetuated.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/autismday/
Categories:   Disability Issues; Education; International
Apr 2/2017
to Apr 8/2017
Vancouver, BC
Reel 2 Real: International Film Festival for Youth
Films from around the world for kids and the young at heart, with fun activities for the whole family. Hands-on workshops, an interactive panel, guest filmmakers, a showcase of films made by youth, and Sunday Fun Day! April 2 - 8, Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), and Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews).
More info: www.r2rfestival.org, www.facebook.com/R2Rfestival

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.r2rfestival.org/
For information contact:  info@r2rfestival.org
Phone:  604-224-6162
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Children & Youth
Apr 3/2017
Ottawa, ON
SMARTinsights: Power to the People
Screening of Dutch documentary film "Power to the People", concerning the ongoing energy revolution. This screening is being brought to Ottawa by the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op and SMARTNet Alliance. Event will also include discussion concerning clean energy revolution.

Schedule:
6:00 PM – Doors open
6:15 PM – Event begins and includes a discussion moderated by a local expert of renewable energy technologies and the screening of Power to the People.

Event is FREE to attend, but registration via Eventbrite is mandatory.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smartinsights-power-to-the-people-3-april-2017-registration-32806309555

Time:  6:15 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
Venue:  Mayfair Theatre
Location:  1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  info@SMARTNetAlliance.ca
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Apr 3/2017
to Apr 7/2017
National Week of Action: Our Health is NOT for Sale!
April 7, 2017, is the international day of action against the privatization of health care. "Our Health is not for Sale!" is being organized by the People's Health Movement, a global grassroots movement that advocates for "Health for All."

Health Over Profit for Everyone is joining "Our Health is not for Sale" and encourages you to join our National Call-in and Write-in Week from April 3 to 7 to tell Congress to take action now for National Improved Medicare for All.

There are many ways that you can be involved:
Participate in the call-in week.
Hold an event to write post cards and letters to your members of Congress.
Organize an action or find one near you.

Visit http://healthoverprofit.org/international-day-of-action-our-health-is-not-for-sale/ for more information.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320606454686855/

Website:  http://healthoverprofit.org/international-day-of-action-our-health-is-not-for-sale/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 4/2017
Toronto, ON
Hate, Trolls and Freedom of Expression Online: What To Do?
The surge in both online abuse, most commonly gendered, racially-, sexually- or religiously-based, and in technologically-enabled harassment demands we reconsider the thorny question of how democratic societies deal with abusive discourse while preserving the right to free expression. Four prominent experts will engage in a lively discussion about the problems and what should be done.

Time:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:  Rogers Communication Centre
Location:  80 Gould, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cfe.ryerson.ca/events/hate-trolls-and-freedom-expression-online-what-do
For information contact:  https://cfe.ryerson.ca
Categories:   Internet
Apr 4/2017
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/mineawarenessday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Mining & Petroleum
Apr 4/2017
Ottawa, ON
To the Ends of the Earth - Documentary Screening
SolarShare is pleased to present this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry's intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future premised on co-operation, social justice and ecological stewardship.

Narrated by Emma Thompson

Featuring a post-film panel discussion with Ottawa City Counselor David Chernushenko, renewable energy expert Chris Young, and Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative President Dick Bakker. Plus find out more about investing in renewable energy in Ontario and earning a solid return.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Arts Court
Location:  2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-to-the-ends-of-the-earth-ottawa-tickets-31937219082
For information contact:  www.endsofearth.com
Categories:   Environment; Mining & Petroleum
Apr 4/2017
Toronto, ON
Toronto's Climate Challenge
Special Forum with DIANNE SAXE, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER OF ONTARIO and

JIM BAXTER, Director of Environment and Energy Division, City of Toronto on TranformTO's climate action plan coming out at the end of April 2017. Plus workshops!

Free, please register online

Time:  6:00
Venue:  City Hall, Council Chambers
Location:  100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/torontos-climate-challenge-tickets-32804644575
Categories:   Environment
Apr 4/2017
to Apr 7/2017
Montreal, QC
IAIA17: Impact Assessment Conference 2017
Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.

Using our skills to adapt or mitigate the adverse effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as professionals and citizens. You are invited to join IAIA in Montréal to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.

Venue:  Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel
Location:  1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC
Categories:   Environment; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 5/2017
Burnaby, BC
Green Building Science - BCIT Research Facility Tour
The Canada Green Building Council EGP [Emerging Green Professionals] Committee invites you to join them on this tour of the Building Science Centre of Excellence, within the School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT. BCIT conducts leading edge applied research and establishes best practices for the industry in building science and building engineering. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see some of these leading edge research facilities first hand, including the Building Envelope Test Facility and the Whole Building Performance Laboratory. The tour will end at the Habitat Pub, for an informal social.

Time:  5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Venue:  BCIT Burnaby Campus
Location:  3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Website:  http://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=EP17VA0504
For information contact:  hphillips@cagbc.ca
Categories:   Environment
Apr 5/2017
Ottawa, ON
Trudeau, Trump, and the future of climate activism in Canada
Join us for presentations and a discussion about the future of climate activism in Canada.

This will be a discussion about what we as people concerned about climate change can do in the face of Trudeau’s response to climate change thus far. Given the political climate in North America, how can climate activists move forward, what might be some effective strategies, and where should we put our energy?

We will be joined by multiple speakers from prominent environmental organizations in Ottawa including Ecology Ottawa and 350 Ottawa, as well a other speakers from academia.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  James Street Pub
Location:  390 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.climatecommons.ca
For information contact:  erin.baird@carleton.ca
Categories:   Environment; Politics & Political Organizations
Apr 5/2017
to Apr 21/2017
Various cities in Northeastern Unit
Trump Resistance Roadshow
The Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow features exciting musicians and speakers. The roadshow will entertain, inspire and provide opportunities for everyone to help fight Trump’s disastrous environmental policies and attacks on Native Americans, including the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Location:  Various cities in Northeastern Unit
Website:  http://www.BiologicalDiversity.org
For information contact:  vlove@biologicaldiversity.org
Categories:   Native Peoples; Environment; Politics & Political Organizations
Apr 6/2017
Courtenay, BC
Courtenay: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election
We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water -- water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change.

This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world's foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world's water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Filberg Conference Hall
Location:  411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maude-barlow-discusses-bcs-water-crisis-and-upcoming-election-tic
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  1-800-387-7177
Categories:   Environment
Apr 6/2017
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development objectives.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/sportday/
Categories:   Hobbies; International; Sports & Games
Apr 7/2017
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution (A/RES/58/234) designating 7 April, the start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. Every year, on or around that date, the United Nations organizes commemorative events at its Headquarters in New York and at United Nations offices around the world. Since the establishment of the Programme in 2005, commemorative activities have taken place in more than 20 countries.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/commemoration/annualcommemoration.shtml
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 7/2017
Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.'s water crisis and upcoming election
We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world's fresh water -- water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada's water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change.

This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world's foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world's water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada's water security.

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Bowen Park Complex
Location:  500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
Website:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maude-barlow-discusses-bcs-water-crisis-and-upcoming-elec
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  1-800-387-7177
Categories:   Environment
Apr 7/2017
World Health Day
Speaking about depression and sharing stories to build communication and promote positive health practices.

Website:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/
Categories:   Education; Health/Health Care; International
Apr 8/2017
Ottawa, ON
Closing the Gap: Better Health for All
Closing the Gap: Better Health for All brings together scholars and practitioners who are actively implementing solutions to health equity issues. This year, our feature guest is Professor Emeritus Richard G. Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. Taking place at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa, our event is an ideal opportunity to network across organizational lines and with the Canadian community of SDoH advocates.

Time:  1:00 pm to 10 pm
Venue:  Shaw Centre
Location:  55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=21513
For information contact:  Cody@thinkupstream.net
Phone:  306-380-8275
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 8/2017
Victoria, BC
Victoria: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election
Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Time:  2:00 pm - 4 pm
Venue:  University of Victoria, A240, Human and Social Development Building
Location:  9444 Ring Rd, Victoria, BC
Website:  http://canadians.org/boiling-point-victoria
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  1-800-387-7177.
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Environment
Apr 8/2017
to Apr 11/2017
Ottawa, ON
Animal Welfare - National Conference
The 2017 National Animal Welfare Conference happens April 8-11, 2017 at the Westin Ottawa, and it's all about celebration! We'll be marking the 60th birthday of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, Canada’s 150th birthday and celebrating our collective power as a community.

The CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference is the pre-eminent venue for thought leadership, sharing of ideas, networking and learning. It is Canada’s only animal welfare industry event that represents the entire diversity of animal welfare leaders in Canada. Whether you work with a humane society, SPCA, animal rescue, advocacy group, animal control, conservation, an academic institution or the government – or are just interested in animal welfare, our exciting conference is the place for you! It will arm you with all the inspiration, information, tools and training you need to help build a Humane Canada on behalf of our nation’s animals.

Venue:  Westin Ottawa
Location:  11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http:///conference.cfhs.ca/
For information contact:  MalloryL@cfhs.ca
Phone:  613-224-8072 ext 20
Categories:   Animals & Pets
Apr 9/2017
to Apr 15/2017
National Wildlife Week
National Wildlife Week is a major Canadian Wildlife Federation initiative designed to celebrate our country's natural heritage and promote the cause of conservation in Canada. Proclaimed by Parliament in 1947, National Wildlife Week falls every year during the week of April 10 - the birthdate of the late Jack Miner, one of the founders of Canada's conservation movement. "Wild Goose Jack", as he was known, is credited with saving the Canada Goose from extinction. During National Wildlife Week, the Canadian Wildlife Federation encourages the public to host special events which build awareness of conservation. One of the opportunities is to Walk for Wildlife. Your walk could deliver big change for wildlife. Step up now.

Get Social!
Share how you are celebrating National Wildlife Week or share photos of wildlife in your area on social media. Use hashtag #WildlifeWeek and include @CWF_FCF in your posts.

Venue:  Celebrated across Canada
Website:  http://nationalwildlifeweek.com
For information contact:  David DeRocco
Phone:  905.975.4672
Categories:   Children & Youth; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Apr 10/2017
Toronto, ON
The UN CSW in the Age of Rebellion -VOW Women Report Back
VOW delegates to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will report back about their experiences.

Time:  6:30 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Friend's House
Location:  60 Lowther Av Toronto, ON Canada, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/pg/VOWPeace/events/
Phone:  416-603-7915
Categories:   Women; International
Apr 10/2017
Toronto, ON
The UN CSW in the Age of Rebellion -VOW Women Report Back
VOW delegates to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will report back about their experiences.

Time:  6:30 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Friend's House
Location:  60 Lowther Av Toronto, ON Canada, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://https://www.facebook.com/pg/VOWPeace/events/
Phone:  416-603-7915
Categories:   Women; International
Apr 10/2017
Williams Lake, BC
Williams Lake: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election
Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Time:  7:00 pm - 10 pm
Venue:  Cariboo Memorial Rec Complex, Gibralter Room
Location:  525 Proctor St, Williams Lake, BC
Website:  http://canadians.org/boiling-point-williams-lake
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  1-800-387-7177.
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Environment
Apr 11/2017
Kamloops, BC
Kamloops: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis
Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Thompson Rivers University
Location:  900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC
Website:  http://canadians.org/boiling-point-kamloops
For information contact:  inquiries@canadians.org
Phone:  1-800-387-7177.
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Environment
Apr 12/2017
International Day of Human Space Flight
The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.”

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanspaceflightday/
Categories:   International; Science & Technology
Apr 18/2017
to Apr 21/2017
Vancouver, BC
Children and Nature Network International Conference
The Children & Nature Network International Conference: Kids Need Nature, Nature Needs Kids is being co-hosted by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) and the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). It is the first time that C&NN has held this Conference outside of the United States. Join us at this premier international gathering of leaders, advocates and activists from the children and nature movement.

Venue:  Westin Bayshore Conference Centre
Location:  1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://childrenandnature.org/cnc2017
For information contact:  David DeRocco
Phone:  905.975.4672
Categories:   Children & Youth; Education; Nature & Outdoors
Apr 19/2017
to Apr 23/2017
Global Soil Week
The Global Soil Week is a collective process and a knowledge platform for sustainable soil management and responsible land governance worldwide.

Website:  http://www.globalsoilweek.org/
Categories:   Environment; International
Apr 21/2017
St. Catherines, ON
Earth Day Expo 2017
Following our huge success last year, Links for Greener Learning (LGL) will be hosting our 3rd annual Earth Day Expo 2017. This year the event will be held on April 21, 2017 from 10am-3pm in Downtown Market Square, St. Catharines. Each year we host interactive workshops for schools on a variety of topics about the environment. Last year we had over 600 attendees, 10 schools, 7 workshops, and 16 exhibitors; special guests included MPP Jim Bradley and Mayor Walter Sendzik. The event was covered by COGECO media.

Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Venue:  Downtown Market Square
Location:  St. Catherines, ON
Website:  http://linksforgreenerlearning.org/
For information contact:  PhilZaWater@LinksForGreenerLearning.org
Categories:   Environment
Apr 21/2017
Seattle, WA
Save Our Planet
Friday April 21, 2017 Ground Zero and allies, featuring Native Americans sisters and brothers, will paddle, walk, and speak out against nuclear weapons and the destruction of our planet!
We will demand that the Trillions of US Citizen Tax Dollars dedicated to destroying our Planet be redirected to healing her, all the beautiful beings, and to respect the sanctity of life!
We will gather in Seattle, bearing witness, making our voices for peace, justice, and protection of Earth’s Waters, Lands, and Air heard!
Please Save the Date and help get the word out now and as more details are firmed-up, and join with us!
Our Friends at Standing Rock are showing us the way to sustain our spirits and determination to stop the madness of nuclear weapons and all other life-destroying actions.
We must help heal Our Earth!

Location:  Seattle, WA
Website:  http://www.gzcenter.org/event/save-our-planet/
Categories:   Environment; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 21/2017
to Apr 22/2017
Rochester NY USA
Rochester Erotic Arts Festival
Sensual Adventures Await!
Edgy, hot and beautiful erotic art
Performances ranging from classy aerial dance to bawdy burlesque
Shopping you won’t find anywhere else! Clothing, jewelry, sex toys
Classes in art, dance, and sex ed for adventurous adults
Special Guest/ Rope Artist Lew Rubens
Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters available all weekend!

FRIDAY 7 -12 pm - Doors open 6:30 pm
SATURDAY 12 - 6 pm – Doors open 11:30 am
SATURDAY NIGHT
Dinner Show (Monster Dolls): 7-8:30 pm
Erotic Playground: 9 pm-12:30 am
Erotic Masquerade Ball: 9 pm - 1 am
SUNDAY
Workshops Only 1-3 pm (must pre-register)

Venue:  Radisson Riverside Hotel
Location:  120 E. Main St., Rochester NY USA
Website:  http://www.rochestereroticartfest.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Sexuality
Apr 22/2017
Guelph, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Guelph
Doors Open Guelph is a day-long celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. The program aims to showcase and celebrate the hidden gems as well as the great resources, businesses, and creative spaces in Guelph.

Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelpharts.ca/doors-open-guelph
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Apr 22/2017
International Mother Earth Day
The General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate 22 April as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, with resolution A/RES/63/278.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/motherearthday/
Categories:   Education; Environment; International
Apr 23/2017
English Language Day
English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/englishlanguageday/index.shtml
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Apr 23/2017
World Book and Copyright Day
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. In this regard, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Apr 24/2017
to Apr 30/2017
World Immunization Week [WHO]
Immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths annually. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided, if global vaccination coverage improves. Today, nearly 1 in 5 children worldwide are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases. During World Immunization Week 2016, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps needed to meet global vaccination targets by 2020.

Website:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week/2016/en/
Categories:   Children & Youth; Health/Health Care; International
Apr 25/2017
World Malaria Day
A push to eliminate malaria.

Website:  http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2016/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 26/2017
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
The United Nations responded to a passionate appeal made earlier this year by Adi Roche, founder of Chernobyl Children International charity, to have the 26th April each year designated as ‘International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day’.

Website:  http://www.chernobyl-international.com/united-nations-general-assembly-creates-april-26th-ch
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Apr 26/2017
World Intellectual Property Day
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
In 2017 we celebrate Innovation – Improving Lives

Website:  http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/
Categories:   Design; International
Apr 28/2017
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.

Website:  http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang--en/index.htm
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Apr 28/2017
to May 8/2017
Toronto, ON
Hot Docs Festival
Embrace the unexpected in Toronto this spring with Hot Docs' incomparable line-up of compelling and inspiring stories from around the world.

Time:  Various
Venue:  Hot Docs Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hotdocscinema.ca/responsive/content/hot_docs_festival
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 29/2017
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
The Conference of the States Parties at its Tenth Session PDF (paragraph 23.3 of C-10/5, dated 11 November 2005) decided that a memorial Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare would be observed on 29 April each year — the date in 1997 on which the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force.

This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/chemwarfareday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 29/2017
Washington
People's Climate March
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

Time:  TBA
Location:  Washington
Website:  http://peoplesclimate.org/
Categories:   Environment; Politics & Political Organizations
Apr 30/2017
International Jazz Day
In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed PDF document 30 April as "International Jazz Day". The Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. Many governments, civil society organizations, educational institutions, and private citizens currently engaged in the promotion of jazz music will embrace the opportunity to foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/jazzday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Music
May 1/2017
May Day Strike
Monday, May 1st, 2017, will be an unprecedented act of Global Unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid a Living Wage by means of a global general strike, which transcends borders and all other divides between fellow workers.

Time:  TBA
Venue:  TBA
Website:  http://popularresistance.org/calendar1/may-day-strike/
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions
May 2/2017
World Tuna Day
Celebrating tuna.

Website:  http://www.atuna.com/index.php/en/
Categories:   Fishing & Hunting; International
May 3/2017
World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/pressfreedomday/
Categories:   International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 3/2017
to May 7/2017
Darlington MD USA
The Beltane
When we say sex is sacred, we really mean it!

​Who are we? We are lots of things. We are a community of people who come together each Spring to celebrate Sacred Sexuality in all of its forms. Pagans, Buddhists, Atheists, even some Judeo-Christian folks. Straight and LGBTQ. Vanilla and kinky. We all have in common a belief that every act of love and pleasure is special and divine. Come explore with us.

Location:  Darlington MD USA
Website:  http://www.turtlehilleventco.com/the-beltane.html
Categories:   Sexuality; Religious
May 4/2017
to May 10/2017
UN Global Road Safety Week [WHO]
Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety. The Week features hundreds of events hosted by governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, and private companies, including the delivery of the “Child Declaration for Road Safety” to policy-makers. These events highlight WHO’s package of ten key strategies for keeping children safe on the road.

Website:  http://www.who.int/roadsafety/week/2015/en/
Categories:   Automotive & Cars; Children & Youth; International
May 5/2017
Tobermory, ON
Sources of Knowledge Forum
The ninth annual Sources of Knowledge Forum is titled “Accounting for the Past, Envisioning the Future.” Speakers, field trips and workshop leaders will use the First Nations Seven Generations Perspective to explore the history of the Bruce Peninsula and consider its future. The Forum happens May 5th to 7th at the Tobermory Community Centre. Program and registration details are found at www.sourcesofknowledge.ca .

Time:  TBA
Venue:  TBA
Location:  Tobermory, ON
For information contact:  gdraper45@gmail.com
Phone:  647-295-2313
Categories:   Native Peoples
May 5/2017
to May 6/2017
Niagara Region, ON
EcoLinks 2017 Environmental Education Conference
This spring, OSEE is hosting a suite of PD events to support educators with integrating environmental education into their teaching practice.

The first event is the annual EcoLinks Conference. This year it will be held at the Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation in Jordan, Ontario, where a second (optional) day has been added to offer Project Wet Certification.

As usual there will be hands-on workshops by educators, for educators, and the chance to learn new skills to engage students in Environmental Education and to network with fellow educators. As always, lunch and refreshments are included.

The event is open to outdoor & environmental educators, ECEs, administrators, homeschoolers and any teachers wanting to integrate environmental content.

Location:  Niagara Region, ON
Website:  http://www.home.osee.ca/annual-conference/ecolinks-2017/
Categories:   Education; Environment
May 6/2017
Peterborough, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Peterborough
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:  Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Peterborough.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 6/2017
Whitby, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Whitby
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:  Whitby, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Whitby.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 6/2017
to May 7/2017
Hamilton, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Hamilton
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:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Hamilton.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
May 8/2017
to May 9/2017
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
By resolution 59/26 of 22 November 2004, the UN General Assembly declared 8–9 May as a time of remembrance and reconciliation and, while recognizing that Member States may have individual days of victory, liberation and commemoration, invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations System, non-governmental organizations and individuals to observe annually either one or both of these days in an appropriate manner to pay tribute to all victims of the Second World War.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/remembranceday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Military
May 8/2017
to May 10/2017
Toronto, ON
Grey To Green Conference: Quantifying Green Infrastructure Performance
This conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits of the important green infrastructure industry, and how to grow it even further.

This interdisciplinary conference explores the latest science on green infrastructure performance, economic valuation and public policy developments, new technological developments, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance. The conference also includes a trade show, cutting edge workshops which include tours of outstanding projects, and special networking events.

Time:  Various
Venue:  Various
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://greytogreenconference.org
For information contact:  conference.greenroofs@gmail.com
Phone:  1-416-971-4494 ext 221
Categories:   Environment
May 9/2017
to May 10/2017
World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

Website:  http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/en
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Environment; International
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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