Events and Announcements

Published on Wed, 01/22/2020 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

Families, libraries and literacy organizations among groups set to celebrate Family Literacy Day

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Family Literacy Day is taking place on January 27th and hundreds of groups across the country are preparing to celebrate the annual initiative. Created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day is now in its 21st year and aims to encourage reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Each year, groups across the country take part by hosting events that include fun-filled learning activities.

Published on Thu, 01/09/2020 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

Applications are being sought from Ontario English media, Quebec French media, and Indigenous media across the country. Print and digital news media are eligible to apply for funding to News Media Canada.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, announced today a second call for applications to its Local Journalism Initiative program.

Published on Fri, 12/20/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

TORONTO, ON -- /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -- News Media Canada today announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

“We believe the Local Journalism Initiative will make a significant contribution to the industry and help strengthen civic journalism across Canada.”
- John Hinds, President and CEO

News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program will provide funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians.

Published on Fri, 11/29/2019 by ALS Forum Community

ALS Forums Relaunches Improved Support Community

ALS Forums Relaunches Improved Support Community

ALS Forum, a support community aimed solely at people affected by ALS has relaunched their support community with an improved website. 

ALS Forum is a volunteer-driven support group launched in 2003. Our members are affected by ALS and share their experiences to help others better deal with this disease.

ALS Forum has been online since 2003 and has helped support over 1 million people with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).  With over 28,000 registered members, the ALS Forum is the single largest online community for people with ALS.

ALS Forum is a volunteer-driven support group for people with ALS.  The recent relaunch has provided improvements to the website as well as design updates, including:

Published on Mon, 10/07/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Newspapers Matter: Now More Than Ever

Newspapers Matter: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week celebrates the importance of credible journalism in communities across our country

Published on Tue, 09/24/2019 by Bioscience Association Manitoba

Bioscience Association Manitoba Celebrates Global Biotech Week

Bioscience Association Manitoba Celebrates Global Biotech Week

Global Biotech Week showcases the global significance of Manitoba’s $9 billion biotech industry

Published on Mon, 09/16/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

Campaign will help Canadians to ‘SPOT’ fake news online by asking four critical questions

 

TORONTO, September 16, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada today announced the launch of a new media literacy tool, SPOT Fake News Online, to help Canadians of all ages critically assess online news and information.

Published on Thu, 09/12/2019 by Domino's Pizza of Canada

Domino’s Pizza of Canada® Once Again Partners with SickKids

Domino’s Pizza of Canada® Once Again Partners with SickKids

Every time a Customer Orders the “SickKids Special Offer,” $2 will be donated to SickKids!

Join Dominos Canada on Sunday, September 15th between 11am–4pm (or while supplies last) to help raise money for SickKids!

TECUMSEH, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- On Sunday, September 15, Domino’s Pizza stores in the Greater Toronto Area will be raising “dough” for SickKids Foundation.

Published on Thu, 09/05/2019 by Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

The 33rd Shrine Bowl Canada: A Testimony That Despite Their Physical Limitations Our Patients Strive to Remain Active!

The 33rd Shrine Bowl Canada: A Testimony That Despite Their Physical Limitations Our Patients Strive to Remain Active!

MONTREAL--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--The 33rd edition of Shrine Bowl Canada will take place on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at Concordia Stadium located at the 7200 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal.

Published on Thu, 09/05/2019 by VirgoCX Inc.

VirgoCX Announces “Virgo Month” Donation to Sickkids

VirgoCX Announces “Virgo Month” Donation to Sickkids

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--To celebrate the Virgo Month (August 23 – September 23), VirgoCX has announced that the company will start give-away campaigns consisted of a number of online and offline events, aiming to give back to the community.

To encourage more people to devote themselves to charity, with every new funded user on VirgoCX platform during the Virgo Month, VirgoCX is going to donate $20 to Sickkids.

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