Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by HIPPY Canada

HER EXCELLENCY SHARON JOHNSTON RECEIVES ONE OF TWO “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” AWARDS FROM HIPPY CANADA

HER EXCELLENCY SHARON JOHNSTON RECEIVES ONE OF TWO “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” AWARDS FROM HIPPY CANADA

May 4, 2015

OTTAWA - Home Instruction Program for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada, is celebrating fifteen years of serving more than 6,500 low-income newcomer and Aboriginal mothers and to celebrate this milestone an inaugural “BECAUSE MOTHERS MATTER” award has been established.

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada with heavy rainfalls, severe snowstorms, ice storms and floods increasing in prevalence and intensity across the country. Weather events that used to occur every 40 years are now happening every 6 years in some regions. While a recent RBC study highlights that Canadians feel prepared to deal with emergencies, they are not taking enough precautionary steps to protect their homes.
 

Published on Thu, 04/16/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Prestigious Community Literacy Award now Open for submissions

Prestigious Community Literacy Award now Open for submissions

Event Information

04/16/2015
05/29/2015
Ontario

Toronto (April 16, 2015) – ABC Life Literacy Canada is delighted to launch the 2015 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of community literacy.

Published on Thu, 04/16/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Lend a hand to nature this Earth Day

Lend a hand to nature this Earth Day

It’s April: a time when the sun shines a little brighter, birds chip louder and all around there’s a good vibe emanating from nature. With Earth Day (April 22) just around the corner, there are many ways to celebrate, give back and lend a hand to nature.

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

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