Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Thu, 11/30/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

(Toronto, ON – November 30, 2017) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is celebrating the end of a successful first year of its national program Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month. Indigenous organizations across Canada ran Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples workshops throughout the month, helping their learners build confidence in their ability to manage their finances and work to achieve their financial goals with the right tools.

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 Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

Over the years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers (CV) have helped protect habitat for many species, all while creating a budding community among nature lovers across Canada.

Since 2006, NCC’s CV program has engaged more than 16,000 Canadians at 1,361 events from coast to coast. At these gatherings, volunteers work together toward specific conservation goals set out by NCC. Whether it is a coastal cleanup or surveying an area for rare species, each event works like a paint stroke in the conservation masterpiece.

Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

By Riley Harding, Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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 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, 08/09/2017 by Universities Canada

Back-to-school 2017: Preparing Canada’s next generation of leaders

Back-to-school 2017: Preparing Canada’s next generation of leaders

Media Advisory

OTTAWA – In the coming weeks more than a million undergraduate students will be headed to our university campuses, where their learning journey will shape their lives and careers to come. Through hands-on research experiences, work-integrated learning, new technological tools and innovative approaches to classroom learning, they’ll gain a 21st century education.

Universities Canada is pleased to provide journalists with back-to-school data and interview opportunities. 

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 Thu, 06/15/2017 by Humanitarian Coalition

The famine no one is talking about

The famine no one is talking about

The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of seven leading agencies who work together to increase the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of Canadian responses to international disasters and emergencies. The following article and attached image are free to use in your publications. Should you wish to conduct an interview with a Canadian who has recently witnessed the devastation or a South Sudanese now in Canada, please contact Yosé Cormier at 613-292-2687.

When you donate to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, you are giving experienced aid workers, already helping on the ground in countries like Yemen and South Sudan, the ability to reach even more people. Together, we can indeed save more lives.

Imagine walking to the local market and finding only empty stalls.

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

For Immediate Release

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Canadian Premature Babies Foundation calls for an exclusive human milk diet for premature babies

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