Events and Announcements

Published on Tue, 07/14/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

“Retooling our world for the future”: A virtual summit advocating the public-ownership and re-purposing of manufacturing

“Retooling our world for the future”: A virtual summit advocating the public-ownership and re-purposing of manufacturing

Event Information

07/16/2020 @ 7:00 PM
Via Zoom, Ontario

A cross-country panel of community leaders, environmentalists, and labour and social justice advocates are joining for a virtual summit advocating for public-ownership and re-purposing of manufacturing. The summit, taking place over Zoom and organized by Green Jobs Oshawa and the Durham Region Labour Council, will highlight the need for, and the benefits of, retooling manufacturing.  

We made sacrifices in this pandemic, why attack our workplace rights? Ask Hamilton hospital workers, media conference Tues 11 AM

We made sacrifices in this pandemic, why attack our workplace rights? Ask Hamilton hospital workers, media conference Tues 11 AM

Event Information

07/14/2020 @ 11:00 AM
Hamilton, Ontario

HAMILTON, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/–Anger and bewilderment are growing among Hamilton hospital staff that the Premier and provincial government have gone from seeing them as pandemic heroes to stripping their most important workplace rights.

Published on Wed, 07/08/2020 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference moving to virtual format in November

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference moving to virtual format in November

Conference attendees will be able to participate in online sessions featuring a wide variety of speakers on mental health, managing stress, running a farm business, advocacy, developing communication skills and more.

Calgary, AB –/COMMUNITYWIRE/–While COVID-19 has taken away the ability to meet in person at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conferences (AWC) in 2020, organizers of the well-known gathering announced they will hold a virtual conference with new ways for women in agriculture to connect.

Published on Mon, 05/18/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON, May 18, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Members of CUPE Local 1883, representing over 850 workers with the Region of Waterloo, will deliver coffee and cookies to frontline workers at various locations today.

Published on Fri, 04/17/2020 by Healthcare Heroes Fund

Grassroots fund aims to support healthcare providers in campaign for PPE

Grassroots fund aims to support healthcare providers in campaign for PPE

Doctors, nurses, personal support workers, pharmacists, and many more workers are showing up to work each day, putting themselves at risk. They are our Healthcare Heroes. They are there for us, we must be there for them.

TORONTO, April 17, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Life sciences companies and public affairs firms are coming together to support protecting our vital healthcare workers from COVID-19. 

Published on Tue, 04/14/2020 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada announces more Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations, seeks applications for short-term projects

News Media Canada announces more Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations, seeks applications for short-term projects

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada today announced it will fund an additional 63 journalists at 53 host news organizations under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

This second round of journalists brings the total number of Local Journalism Initiative reporters across the country to 168.

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:

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