All Blog Posts Tagged 'Canada' (27)

Pakistan 60 Second Film Festival Goes International

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Malala’s Quest for Peace and Education

Malala’s Quest for Peace and Education

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Added by Jahan Zeb on August 15, 2013 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Why the nonprofit sector is in danger?

Why the nonprofit sector — as we have already seen in Hamilton — is in danger?

Jahan Zeb , Tue May 01 2012 - This article is published in the Hamilton Spectator Canada- both in print and online version.

Slow-to-respond boards must look at new policies, new governance models

The continued economic downturn and cuts in funding and services by all the three levels of government have put the nonprofit sector in a difficult situation.

The sector is…

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Added by Jahan Zeb on May 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 15, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 1st-8th, 2012.

  • President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina sought negotiations with the UK to establish several weekly flights from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands on Thursday, a move the Islands’ legislative chairman says is “about as likely as the Falklands Air Service landing flights on the moon”.
  • The independent federal elections agency in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Bad guys, good guys, and the people in between

I won’t share the video that many of my fellow bloggers reacted to today. Because of its slick production value, Invisible Children’s Kony2012 campaign will get plenty of attention without a link from me.

I did attempt to watch the whole video, but I have to confess that I stopped when Invisible Children’s founder asks his 3-year-old to explain who the “bad guys” are and what daddy does, i.e. he goes after them. The simplistic narrative of heroes and villains – this, among other…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 8, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 23rd-March 1st, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 1, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 16th-23rd, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 23, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 2nd-9th, 2012.

  • A Pentagon legal official refused to extend an important deadline to file motions for defense lawyers of the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the September 11th attack on Friday. Dozens of riot police cleared the last remaining Occupy encampments in the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 9, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... January 23rd- February 2nd, 2012.

  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council adopted proposals to strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday. Included in the non-binding proposals were three recommendations that threaten the reach and independence of the Special Rapporteurship.
  • Last Monday, security forces in Mexico…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 2, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... December 9th-15th, 2011.

Hello all! Hope all is well!

I would like to appeal to readers to direct me to any English news sites from Latin America to help make this section better. If you know of any good news sites, blogs or organizations that profile human rights, conflict or peace issues from South or Central America, please write to me at apeaceofconflict@gmail.com or leave me the details in the comments below.

Thanks in advance,

Rebecca

 

  • Occupy Wall Street protesters in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 15, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - NDP Jack Layton's last Letter to Canadians - Politics - Canada

 

http://http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-last-letter.html

 

Jack Layton's last letter to Canadians

 

August 20, 2011

Toronto, Ontario

Dear Friends,

Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 22, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - A Fire which could burn everyone - by Fidel Castro Ruz

 

Reflections of Fidel

(Taken from CubaDebate)

ONE can be in agreement or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but nobody has the right to question the existence of Libya as an…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on May 29, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Research & Analysis Project Intern

Peace & Conflict Planners Canada Inc.

www.pcpcanada.com

 

Position: Research and Analysis Project Intern

Term: 3-6 months

Remuneration: Unpaid internship; potential for future employment

Location: Virtual, and/or Ottawa, Ontario

 

Project Description:

 

Project Identigenesis® strengthens and enhances local economies and cultures to counter the negative results…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Social Media Intern

Peace & Conflict Planners Canada Inc.

Position: Interactive / Social Media Project Intern

 

Term: 3-6 months

Remuneration: Unpaid internship; potential for future employment

Location: Virtual, work from home, and/or Ottawa, Ontario

 

Project Description:

 

Project Identigenesis® strengthens and enhances local economies and cultures to counter the negative results of state failures, including transitioning…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

PCP Canada Inc. Employment Opportunity - Chief Executive Officer

Peace & Conflict Planners Canada Inc.

www.pcpcanada.com

 

Position: Virtual Chief Executive Officer

Term: 1 year, with potential extension based on interest of both parties

Remuneration: based on successful fundraising initiatives and project funding secured; and/or partnership with opportunity for shareholding

Location: Virtual and/or Ottawa,…

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Added by Dr. Sarah Meharg on May 25, 2011 at 3:55pm — 5 Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Phenomenon of Language

 By Mobeen Chughtai - Language has also sometimes played the role of unifying two nations or ethnicities. The Latino countries of Mexico and Spain are a classic example. The Mexican language is actually a derivative/dialect of the Spanish. The two varieties are rather similar in their syntax (by and large), but with more noticeable differences in the phonology. The reason for the Latino culture and values still being alive and observed in the Latin countries is the role which language is…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 13, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Grading the Peacemakers

My guests are Gord Breedyk and Erich Schellhammer, two Canadians pushing an initiative to formally accredit international peace professionals to work with parties at war with each other. Gord is a non-profit leader in Ottowa, Canada. Erich is a professor at Royal Roads University in Vancouver, B.C. and director of the Bachelor of Arts Justice Program, which orients junior and senior undergraduates to social justice opportunities as careers.



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Added by Doug Noll on November 6, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

Pity, Pictures and Poverty

What do you do when your personal experience of living and working with people in Africa is so different than what is portrayed in the western media or by many charitable organizations? Confronted with this, Duncan McNicholl, an Engineers Without Borders Canada worker living in Malawi, decided in early 2010 to begin exploring these perceptions of poverty. He took pictures of friends and neighbors in his community as both poor and rich, and then… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — 19 Comments

This week in conflict… September 25th-October 1st, 2010

For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 25th- October 1st, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/10/02/this-week-in-conflict-september-25th-october-1st-2010/.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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