Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by Mosquito-Less

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

Clear Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in Minutes!

May 4, 2015

Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!

Now you can enjoy your backyard, favourite area at the cottage, pool, or have a mosquito free outdoor event or wedding. Simply spray with water based, food grade garlic oil, MOSQUITO-Less. 

“Mosquitoes can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive to Garlic Oil than humans!”

 MOSQUITO-Less was developed over 10 years ago, on a tip from a couple of farmers, who had been using  garlic oil on their livestock for years.

Published on Thu, 04/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Volunteering: A key ingredient to healthy Canadians and healthy places

Volunteering: A key ingredient to healthy Canadians and healthy places

Each year, more than 13 million Canadians dedicate countless hours to causes that mean the world to them. Whether you volunteer for your local minor hockey association, at your senior’s centre or for your local nature organization, one person’s volunteer contribution has the power to impact lives, including our own, while strengthening communities.

Published on Thu, 04/09/2015 by Scouts Canada

Local Scouts Challenge The Community To Become A Kinder, Friendlier Place

Local Scouts Challenge The Community To Become A Kinder, Friendlier Place

– What Will Your Good Turn Be? –

Local Scouting youth are challenging the community to make an extra effort to be kinder to one another by performing a Good Turn for a neighbour, family, friend or the community during Scouts Canada’s 6th annual Good Turn Week from April 25 – May 3, 2015.

Good Turns can be effortless and can take as little as seconds to do. Plus, the benefits extend beyond the recipient. They include happier, friendlier and stronger communities; youth empowerment and improved mental health.

Published on Tue, 03/17/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Water: it’s a ubiquitous substance, necessity of civilization and the lifeblood of the planet. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day — “a day to celebrate water, make a difference and prepare for how we manage water in the future.”

Published on Wed, 03/11/2015 by ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT INVITES CANADIANS TO DESIGN CIRCULATION COINS FOR 2017

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT INVITES CANADIANS TO DESIGN CIRCULATION COINS FOR 2017

My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest opens nation-wide

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MARCH 11, 2015 – To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017.

Published on Mon, 03/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

While March is one of the months without a long weekend, many families are looking for ways to spend time together as students take leave for a week-long winter break. With the deep freeze finally behind us and balmier temperatures triggering a natural instinct to get active, here are five simple ways to spring into the season with your family and loved ones:

1) Savour the last of your winter activities

Published on Thu, 03/05/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

NeuroDevNet

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data on autism

Overview

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Second Round of Applications Now Accepted

Winnipeg, MB, February 23, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding.

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to return to the work they love – farming.

Published on Fri, 02/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Family ties in the wild

Family ties in the wild

Family: it’s a strange and wonderful thing. Somewhere between the first heartbeat and the last breath, our family plays a significant role in shaping who we become. Much like humans, other animals form bonds (short- or long-term) for different purposes in their lifetime, including mating and parenting.

In honour of Family Day, here is a showcase of three Canadian wildlife species with very different family structures, some that resonate with us; some that do not:

Until death do us part

Published on Fri, 02/06/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada

February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada.

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