Events and Announcements

Published on Tue, 11/28/2017 by Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

by Mario Toneguzzi

The number of species at risk of extinction in Canada has risen to an alarming level and officials are meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta to plot a strategy to combat the increasing problem.

Published on Tue, 11/21/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday, a global giving and volunteer movement, officially returns this year on November 28. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages individuals and corporations to donate and/or volunteer their time to support charities and non-profit organizations. It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year, as a way to help offset the buying frenzy that these days bring. This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday. Are you wondering how to do your part?
Published on Wed, 10/25/2017 by Advancing Women

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Calgary, October 25, 2017 – More than 430 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are gathering in Niagara Falls for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women in Agriculture: Life Skills for Leadership Conference takes place on October 30 & 31, 2017 and is the 7th conference in the series in Canada. This year organizers added a one-day tour of the wine country and 75 women from across Canada will be experiencing the area and industry. 

Published on Fri, 09/22/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program to teach key employability skills

“Soft skills are foundational for a healthy work-life balance and for resilient, effective workers”
- Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

(Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017) Today is Essential Skills Day in Canada, which raises awareness about the importance of workplace training and the essential skills that lay the foundation for learning all other skills.

Published on Thu, 09/07/2017 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

CASA’s Annual Conference to be Held October 3-5 in Edmonton, AB

If you work with farmers, are employed in safety services or just want the inside track on farm health and safety trends, this conference is for you.

Winnipeg, MB — The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety— Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, from October 3 – 5, 2017.

Published on Tue, 09/05/2017 by Parkinson Canada QC

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

MONTREAL, QC – After last year’s success, Parkinson SuperWalk returns to St. Anne de Bellevue on September 10. Before you start the Walk, consider giving boxing a try. It’s a great exercise to help combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson Canada and its partners will give a boxing demonstration adapted to Parkinson’s and you can give it a try too! SuperWalk registration will open at 12 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Ted Bird of Jewel FM will be our celebrity master of ceremonies! 

Published on Tue, 08/29/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind named Winner of the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind named Winner of the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Victoria, BC, program awarded $20,000 as Top Winner

“This year’s winners represent the spirit of diversity, inclusivity and community that we hope to foster in the adult literacy field” - Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

(Toronto, ON – August 29, 2017) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The LIA recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada. This year, the award will be bestowed on one top winner and four honourable mention winners.

Published on Wed, 07/12/2017 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Over 3000 women in agriculture have gathered at the six Advancing Women Conferences held since 2014! Advancing Women is now recognised as the largest agricultural leadership conference for women and place to be for women in ag.

Published on Tue, 07/04/2017 by NOW Lunenburg County

Lunenburg County - coming to a community near you

Lunenburg County - coming to a community near you

They’re ready to hit the road on a cross-Canada tour in search of 150 families looking to create a life they love in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Tina Hennigar, together with a formidable multi-media duo, Ben Durham and Jess Noble, will be starting in Edmonton where the Canadian-made 1976 Boler Camper will have been shipped and waiting for them. Together with the 2017 Ford Escape, the camper will be filled with everything Lunenburg County—from cranberries to job listings, real estate guides to dog treats.

Published on Fri, 10/21/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Welcomes New Board Member at Annual Conference

CASA Welcomes New Board Member at Annual Conference

October 21, 2016, Charlottetown, PEI: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2016–2017.

Dave Brand, owner of Apex Land & Livestock, was elected to join CASA’s Board of Directors at “Empowering the AgSafe Family: Keeping Kids Safe,” CASA’s 22nd annual farm safety conference and AGM held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 4 to 6, 2016.

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