Events and Announcements

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

Gift to establish Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will improve access to education, fund research and inspire a new generation

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

“Our goal with #STOPTrackTragedies is to drive home the message that an unsafe decision made in a split second ... can have devastating consequences for you, your loved ones and members of your community.”

OTTAWA / WASHINGTON, D.C, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Operation Lifesaver Canada and Operation Lifesaver Inc. have joined forces to launch a new rail-safety public-awareness campaign to mark the first joint Rail Safety Week in North America, September 23 – 29, 2018.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Internet Society

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

INUVIK, Northwest Territories, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements.

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

By Sarah Mayes
Operation Lifesaver Canada and U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver, Inc. are joining forces to launch a new North American campaign this Rail Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018, called #STOPTrackTragedies.

For most of us, buckling up when driving and using sidewalks instead of walking down the centre of a road are automatic safety habits. But did you know there is another real – and potentially life-threatening – hazard to drivers and pedestrians? I’m talking about the danger we don’t often consider: driving or walking near train tracks. 

Published on Mon, 09/17/2018 by Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group Launches $A50 Million Philanthropic Award to Mark Its 50th Anniversary in 2019

Macquarie Group Launches $A50 Million Philanthropic Award to Mark Its 50th Anniversary in 2019

NEW YORK, September 17, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Macquarie Group today announced the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, a $A50 million ($US36 million1) philanthropic commitment, to initiate or build on bold ideas to address social need.

“Supporting the communities in which we live and work has been an important part of Macquarie’s activities since our inception in 1969”

It is expected to be awarded to five non-profit organizations ($A10 million each) over a five-year period to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit. The winners will be selected by the Macquarie Group Foundation who will also manage the program.

Published on Wed, 09/12/2018 by PetSmart

PetSmart Hosts Salon and PetsHotel Open House

PetSmart Hosts Salon and PetsHotel Open House

Pet Parents Invited Behind the Scenes to Meet the Experts on September 23

PHOENIX, September 12, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - PetSmart® will host an open house and tours of all the grooming salons and PetsHotel® locations on Sunday, Sept. 23. This nationwide event will give pet parents an opportunity to meet their local pet stylists for a personalized consultation, discuss their pet's specific needs, and have questions answered.

Published on Tue, 08/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Calgary-based organization to receive $20,000 for its New Beginnings program

“This year’s winners highlight the creative work taking place across the literacy field in order to reach underserved and at-risk populations.” - Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

TORONTO, August 28, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 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. The award is bestowed on one top winner and four honourable mention winners.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada offers national challenge for Canadians

Nature Conservancy of Canada offers national challenge for Canadians

As summer approaches and people look for things to do over the coming weeks, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is offering fun ideas that help out nature.

Our individual actions can have big impacts and NCC has launched its second annual cross-country Small Acts of Conservation challenge. It consists of a checklist of small-scale, individual actions that will benefit people and communities along with wildlife and their habitats.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

(Toronto, ON – June 21, 2018)  As the sun rises on the longest day of the year ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) joins Canadians across the country in celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and the many contributions of our country’s Indigenous Peoples.

Published on Thu, 05/17/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Turtles: Canada's culture in a shell

Turtles: Canada's culture in a shell

By Raechel Bonomo, Staff Writer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

On May 23, World Turtle Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada celebrates these slow but steady creatures.

It was a gloomy day in southern Ontario. Although the canoe I paddled in was quiet, the landscape was anything but, filled with croaks and chirping. Ten feet away emerged a small creature from the glass-like water to stretch its tiny head from under a strong shell. Swimming through shadowy water, the darkness of the lake only made its yellow neck more prevalent. As we carefully paddled closer to our new friend, he greeted us with a distinguishable smile. It was a Blanding’s turtle.

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