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Published on Tue, 04/22/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Approximately $100,000 Invested in Community Projects Through FCC Ag Safety Fund

FCC is committed to helping Canadian producers stay safe at work. Since its creation in 2010, the FCC Ag Safety Fund has helped Canadian producers learn about the importance of managing safety risks in their operations.

April 22, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is awarding approximately $100,000 towards 10 farm safety training projects across the country this year through the FCC Ag Safety Fund.

Published on Wed, 04/16/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

The waxwings have arrived at the feeder, the snow is melting and the birds are back to singing their sweet songs. It’s safe to say spring has sprung, just in time for Earth Day. On April 22, people around the world will give their thanks for nature and its endless gifts.

“Our conservation work not only celebrates for the natural world, but it protects it for future generations.”

To celebrate, the Nature Conservancy of Canada will announce its Conservation Volunteers events for the year on this special day. 

Published on Wed, 04/02/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This spring, experience nature’s symphony

This spring, experience nature’s symphony

Did you hear that? Cheerily, cheer up, cheer up, cheerily, cheer up.

The first call of the quintessential spring bird heralds in the new season, the first of many birds to return from their southern migrations.

It’s the sound of a robin returning home after a long winter.

The first call of the quintessential spring bird heralds in the new season, the first of many birds to return from their southern migrations.

Across Canada, birds are arriving in their northern habitats, many of which include the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s protected lands.

Published on Wed, 03/26/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

A recent Ipsos Reid poll shows that 97 per cent of Canadians agree that nature is important to their family’s well-being, and 87 per cent said they would prefer to spend family time outdoors in nature, as opposed to indoors. 

Imagine walking along a tree-lined trail, through the fresh spring air and twigs snapping under your feet – maybe you’re on an afternoon stroll with your children or out searching for songbirds. Or, perhaps you’re lending a hand in important conservation work, whilst soaking up the sun and exploring nature’s wonders! This is the kind of opportunity that awaits you when you sign up for outdoor volunteer events.

Published on Mon, 03/17/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

More than 20 years ago, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) declared March 22 World Water Day, “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.”

With an estimated two million lakes in Canada, covering about eight percent of our country there’s great need and responsibility to protect our freshwater. 

Water is indisputably one of our planet’s most precious resources. And with March 22 around the corner, it’s important to recognize what we’re doing in Canada to protect this vital resource.

Op-ed: Building resilient communities

Op-ed: Building resilient communities

Building resilient communities

By Ian Bird and Paul Davidson

Canada’s communities are nearing a crossroads. We have more technology at our fingertips; the ability to move information, goods and people faster; and an increasingly educated population reaching further and higher than ever before.

Unfortunately, the challenges we face are moving at the same speed.

Even when we think we’ve seen it all, we encounter new tests of our resiliency.

Published on Tue, 01/14/2014 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day – January 27 and every day

Family Literacy Day – January 27 and every day

“When learning is valued and practiced every day at home, family time can be full of teachable moments that build the bonds between parents and children.”

- Gillian Mason, President of ABC Life Literacy Canada

Every year on January 27, Family Literacy Day encourages families to participate in literacy-related activities together. Started by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, Family Literacy Day is celebrated each year with thousands of activities and events across the country in homes, schools, learning centres and literacy organizations.

Published on Tue, 01/07/2014 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrate Family Literacy Day

Celebrate Family Literacy Day

ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to take 15 minutes a day to learn together.

Even time spent doing the dishes, eating dinner or having a bath can have a focus on learning in a fun way. It’s important to embrace these teachable moments at home every day. Here are some great ways for families to get started.

On January 27, 2014, Family Literacy Day will celebrate 16 years of learning together. The initiative, first celebrated by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, has since been embraced by literacy and learning organizations such as schools and libraries in communities across Canada. This year, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take 15 minutes a day to learn together.

Published on Wed, 12/04/2013 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2014

Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2014

Event Information

01/27/2014 @ 9 am
Nationwide

Family Literacy Day is the largest national family literacy initiative in Canada.

Every year on January 27, families and communities across the country celebrate this special day at literacy-themed events at schools, libraries, literacy organizations and homes.

ABC Life Literacy Canada is asking every newspaper in Canada to run a Family Literacy Day ad. Newspapers Canada is proud to offer a variety of ad sizes for you to choose from.

Published on Mon, 11/18/2013 by Active At School

Canada’s most influential sport, wellness and health organizations offer unprecedented help to get kids ‘active at school’

Canada’s most influential sport, wellness and health organizations offer unprecedented help to get kids ‘active at school’

More than 60 of Canada’s Leading Companies and Organizations Join Forces to Get Kids ACTIVE AT SCHOOL

Private Sector and Not-For-Profit Organizations Offer to Share Responsibility to Achieve One Hour of Physical Activity Every Day at School

Unprecedented Offer of Access to Considerable Networks, Resources, Investments and Marketing to Reverse a Staggering Trend of Inactivity

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