Events and Announcements
On June 6th, CUSO-VSO turns 50 -- but does international volunteering still work?
Volunteering over five decades
On June 6th 2011, CUSO-VSO (formerly CUSO, still known by many as Canadian University Service Overseas) will turn 50.
Since 1961, more than 15,000 CUSO-VSO volunteers have contributed to a world of solutions in more than 70 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. CUSO-VSO is one of the oldest volunteer-sending agencies in the world, the same age as the Peace Corps in the United States.
Walking to cure cystic fibrosis
Join Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the 7th annual Great Strides™:
Taking steps to cure cystic fibrosis walk
Toronto, ON (May 27, 2011) -- On Sunday, May 29, more than 50 communities across Canada will be taking great strides towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal genetic disease that affects Canadian children and young adults.
The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nominate today
Have you made a nomination for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards?
If not, do it right now!
Nominate yourself....Nominate someone else. But make sure that we get your nomination by midnight (EDT), Friday, June 3, 2011.
Not sure if you know someone who deserves to win this award?
Re: Filler Ads
May 11, 2011
Dear Editor/Advertising Manager:
Please help Cystic Fibrosis Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) raise awareness of cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.
As a national health charity, our organization relies on the generosity of newspapers like yours to help generate awareness of cystic fibrosis. We ask you to publish our filler ads, especially in May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
Help Canadians drowning on the inside
May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Operation Lifesaver Celebrates 30 Years of Public-Rail Safety Success in Canada
Operation Lifesaver program has an enviable track record and has made significant contributions to educating Canadians on rail safety that have contributed to reducing crossing collisions and trespasser incidents by some 70 per cent since the program's introduction in 1981.
Operation Lifesaver Public-Rail Safety Week
May 2 - 8, 2011
OTTAWA, April 15, 2011 -- Operation Lifesaver and its partners will launch their 2011 National Public-Rail Safety Week on May 2 to help reduce crossing collisions and trespassing incidents along Canada's railways in communities across the country.
Operation Lifesaver Public-Rail Safety Week, May 2-8, 2011
Dear Editors and Publishers,
"Look", "Listen", "Live" is a longstanding tagline used to raise awareness of the dangers associated with road-rail crossings and trespassing on rail property. Combined with the "Education", Engineering" and "Enforcement" efforts, Canada's rail safety has improved dramatically and is now recognized as the safest network in North America.
Educating people of all ages on the dangers present at railroad crossings and associated with trespassing is the first of the program's Three E's.
Great Ideas Awards Announced
Toronto, ON - Great newspaper ideas come in all shapes and sizes. That's what the entries proved in the Newspapers Canada 2011 Great Ideas competition, a program that celebrates the marketing and promotion efforts of Canadian newspapers. This year for the first time the competition was opened to the community newspapers as well as dailies.
MPOWER® HellCat® Takes on High Prices
Farmers of North America (FNA) members to begin receiving supply of HellCat®, a new Group 1 herbicide with the same active ingredient as Puma®.
HellCat will be available this spring to control grassy weeds in all types of wheat and barley. HellCat can be tank-mixed with a wide variety of broadleaf herbicides for a complete weed control solution.
The announcement culminates a process that began several years ago as FNA developed strategies to replace the dormant Own Use Import Program to drive competition in farm inputs.