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Immediate Relief Essential in Moving Forward on Child Welfare Reform; CHRT Issues Fourth Ruling to Canada

February 1, 2018 Immediate Relief Essential in Moving Forward on Child Welfare Reform; CHRT Issues Fourth Ruling to Canada (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said immediate relief for First Nations children and families must be the next urgent step in child welfare reform, and the Government of Canada […]

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BCAFN: Tripartite Working Group response to Federal Meeting on Child Welfare

January 31, 2018 The Editor, Last week’s meeting in Ottawa to address the urgency around the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care highlighted that we are on the right path in British Columbia. We, the members of the Tripartite First Nations Children and Families Working Group (comprised of Indigenous Services Canada, the Province […]

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Crown decision to quash Mount Polley private prosecution makes no sense – First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining

February 1, 2018 How can the worst tailings pond disaster in Canadian history not have legal consequences? The BC Prosecution Service announced Tuesday that they were taking over and quashing the private prosecution of Mount Polley Mining Corporation over the tailings dam disaster. The charges were laid by Bev Sellars, Grandmother, former Chief of Xat’sull […]

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Satellite Personal Trackers (SPOT) prove successful in search for missing Hopedale men

February 1, 2018 Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador On January 26, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Hopedale RCMP received a report from the SPOT call centre advising of two SOS activations. Earlier that morning, two men set out from Hopedale to visit family in Natuashish. Before leaving they borrowed one of the RCMP SPOT devices from the Hopedale Conservation office. […]

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WWF-Canada supports full environmental assessment of Grays Bay Road and Port proposed mega-project

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Jan. 25, 2018 – WWF-Canada supports a full environmental assessment that takes into account cumulative and transboundary impacts of the proposed Grays Bay Road and Port mining and shipping project. The assessment was recommended by the Nunavut Impact Review Board and accepted by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, though no funding is in […]

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Statement by Minister Philpott on the February 1 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Compliance Orders and immediate actions being taken by the Federal Government

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 1, 2018) – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement: “Today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a new ruling, and the Government of Canada has taken immediate action as part of its commitment to continue fully implementing all of the Tribunal’s orders. Our government has been working […]

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New Parliamentary Assistants to Focus on Key Government Priorities

Former Ministers Will Build on Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity in Ontario February 1, 2018 9:00 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced the appointment of three new Parliamentary Assistants, Liz Sandals, Deb Matthews and Brad Duguid. Their experience and insight will be focused on priority areas as the government works […]

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Explore bursary for Nunavut students

February 01, 2018 If you are a full-time grade 11, 12 and post-secondary student, the Department of Education wants you to apply for a $2,200 bursary through the Government of Canada’s Explore program! Explore is a five-week intensive French language-immersion program offered in the spring or summer. Participants from Nunavut can have their travel fees […]

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Women’s heart health is another glass ceiling we need to smash: Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report

Women’s hearts are victims of a system ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them, according to the 2018 Heart Report Feb 01, 2018 Women in Canada are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease because of inequities and biases that have resulted in a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. “Heart […]

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NAN: CHRT Decision A Huge Win for Children

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 1, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes a ruling released today by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) on immediate relief in a landmark legal battle against the Government of Canada on child welfare. “Canada’s attempted justification for its inaction in the wake of a 2016 finding of […]

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Minister’s Message – Heart Month – February 2018

Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. We can all reduce our risk of heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake. To help make the healthier […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018126 Views

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Revealed: Gaps in polar bear conservation in Canada – WWF

IQALUIT, Jan. 29, 2018 – WWF’s first Polar Bear Scorecard found that Canada has shown leadership by investing in subpopulation monitoring, but two years into the 10-year, five-nation Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar Bears (CAP) it has not met its goals in identifying critical habitat nor in setting out best practices for […]

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National Accounting Firm to Bolster Montreal Presence – Stratège services comptables inc. joins MNP to offer enhanced services to medical professionals

Stratège services comptables inc. joins MNP to offer enhanced services to medical professionals ​January 31, 2018, CALGARY, AB – MNP, Canada’s fifth largest national accounting and business consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Montreal-based accounting firm, Stratège services comptables inc. (“Stratège”), will merge with MNP, effective February 1, 2018. While Stratège sought to deliver […]

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Indian Hospitals Class Action – Tlicho Government

January 31, 2018 COOPER REGEL, a member of Masuch Albert LLP and KOSKIE MINSKY LLP commenced a class action on January 25, 2018 against the Attorney General of Canada alleging that its operation of “Indian Hospitals” was negligent and breached fiduciary duties owed to Indigenous People. The statement of claim alleges, among other things, that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201879 Views

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NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema expands at the prestigious European Film Market

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the launch of its continued participation in the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema market stand dedicated to promoting Indigenous-made films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM), February 15-23 2018 in Berlin, Germany. For the fourth year, the market stand is one of imagineNATIVE’s numerous activities at the EFM during […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201889 Views

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Yukon Premier, Ministers and First Nations Chiefs travel to Ottawa

January 31, 2018 For the second year in a row, Premier Silver and Government of Yukon Ministers will be joined by a delegation of First Nations Chiefs for Yukon Days meetings in Ottawa. Together they will work to advance the territory’s issues and joint agenda with federal officials. Priorities to be discussed include the dissolution […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018111 Views

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Jesse Wente appointed Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office – Telefilm Canada

Toronto, January 31, 2018 – Key audiovisual industry organizations announced today the appointment of Jesse Wente as Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, a role he will assume starting February 1, 2018. Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office is an initiative first announced by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, at the Banff World Media Festival this past […]

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Province Issues Update to Fall Conditions Report – Government of MB

January 31, 2018 Flood Risk Still Dependent on Winter Weather: Schuler The risk of significant spring flooding remains low for most locations across the province at this time, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “As Manitobans know, weather conditions in our province can change on a moment’s notice.  Our government will remain ready to act […]

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Media Advisory – MPs Bring Abuse Awareness Message to Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2018  – Members of Parliament from all political parties will host a screening of the documentary Swift Current on Parliament Hill on the evening of Monday, February 5, 2018. This event will provide parliamentarians and their staff with the opportunity to learn about abuse and its impact on children in Canada.  The hashtag is #abuseawarenessday There will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018115 Views

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Let’s Talk about Reconciliation – Cinema is coming to libraries to promote dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2018 – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is partnering with several important Canadian institutions – the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the National Film Board of Canada(NFB), the Indigenous Matters Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) – to launch a series of dialogues about reconciliation. The dialogues will take place in […]

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The AFNQL highlights First Nations Wellness Day and Suicide Prevention Week

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 1, 2018  – Today, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, draws attention to the seventh First Nations Wellness Day as well as the 28th edition of Suicide Prevention Week. On February 1 of each year, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) highlights First Nations Wellness Day, which […]

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Media Advisory – Ambassadors Craft and MacNaughton to discuss Canada-U.S. Energy Trade

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2018 – Westin Hotel – Kelly Craft, Ambassador of the United States to Canada, will join her counterpart David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, on stage in Ottawa on Monday, February 5 for a discussion of bilateral issues in energy trade. Their remarks and conversation will headline the Energy Council of Canada’s annual Energy Updates and Insights event. The theme for this year’s event is: Energy Trade in North […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018131 Views

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Express Scripts Canada Awarded Health Canada Contract

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1, 2018 – Express Scripts Canada (ESC) announced today that Health Canada has awarded it the Health Information and Claims Processing Services (HICPS) contract. The contract, one of the largest of its kind in Canada, will have ESC provide a broad range of services including the processing of tens of millions of pharmacy, dental, vision, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201886 Views

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Resolute Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and 2017 Results

Q4 GAAP net income of $13 million or $0.14 per share / 2017 GAAP net loss of $84 million or $0.93 per share Adjusted EBITDA of $102 million / $364 million for the full year Higher realized pricing across most segments Further $51 million of debt repaid in the quarter Selection and appointment of Yves Laflamme as president and CEO, succeeding Richard Garneau MONTRÉAL, Feb. 1, 2018  – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) […]

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National Access Cannabis Announces Closing of $6 million Private Placement

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2018  – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’sbest practices leader in delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal medical cannabis announces that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement offering (the “Offering”), pursuant to which the Company issued 10,909,091 units of the Company (“Units”) at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201871 Views

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NxGold Announces Appointment of New CFO

Vancouver, B.C. January 31, 2018 – NXGOLD LTD. (“NxGold” or the “Company”), (NXN:TSXV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Janine Richardson as its Chief Financial Officer effective 1 February 2018. Ms. Richardson is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years. Ms. Richardson graduated from McMaster […]

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Deloitte Global mining report explores key trends in 2018

Toronto, January 31, 2018 — The last 10 years have seen the rollercoaster of highs and lows in the mining sector continue. Commodity prices reached both historic highs and lows, and operational realities shifted irrevocably in the face of a digital revolution. 2018 will likely see the continuation of rapid change in the industry. Released today, […]

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Ontario Seeking Public Input in Ottawa and Kingston to Develop the 2018 Budget

Provincewide Pre-Budget Consultations Support Government Plan for Fairness and Opportunity January 31, 2018 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Finance Ontario is seeking public input to help shape policies and programs that will be part of the province’s 2018 Budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, was in Ottawa and then Kingston today to conduct annual pre-budget consultations. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201871 Views

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BC Oil and Gas Commission Funds Indigenous Education Program

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is funding a pilot Indigenous Education Program in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Vancouver Island University (VIU), Northern Lights College, and Northwest Community College. This pilot program will provide vocational training and scholarship opportunities for Indigenous students across the province and aims to help […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201892 Views

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Applications now open for federal government environmental funding programs

Feburary 1, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Environmental threats, such as climate change, are severely impacting our land, oceans, and communities. Investing in the protection and conservation of our natural environment helps us combat climate change, strengthen our clean-growth economy, and conserve our natural habitats for generations to come. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201897 Views

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The Government of Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the Government of Nunavut renew commitment to work together for a better future in Nunavut

January 31, 2018 – Ottawa, ONTARIO – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, in the spirit of reconciliation and building on the renewed Inuit-Crown relationship, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and the Honourable Paul Quassa, Premier of Nunavut, reiterated their commitment […]

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Helping Indigenous people in Yukon gain vital job skills and experience

January 31, 2018       Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction), Yukon     Emmployment and Social Development Canada A strong economy depends on a strong middle class where everybody has a real and fair chance to succeed. Despite being the fastest growing segment of the country’s population, Indigenous peoples continue to be underrepresented in Canada’s workforce. Up to 250 participants will take […]

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Minister Monsef highlights Government of Canada actions to advance gender equality

January 31, 2018 – New York City, New York – Status of Women Canada Canadians believe in gender equality, but we must continue taking bold actions that will bring it closer to reality. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, participated today at the Women in Corporate Leadership Initiativeevent in New York City. Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201878 Views

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Free community screenings in Regina, Saskatoon and Big Beaver. Doc Lab Saskatchewan films coming in February!

January 29, 2018 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The talents of three emerging Saskatchewan filmmakers are on display at free public screenings in February with the premieres of the short docs To Wake Up the Nakota Language (Nakón-wįcó’i’e oǧų́ǧa) by Louise BigEagle, Talking at Night by Eric Thiessen and Ride by Kristin Catherwood—all produced through Doc Lab Saskatchewan (#DocLabSK), a new initiative led by the National Film […]

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The Daily Thursday, February 1, 2018

Asphalt roofing, December 2017 Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 1.5 million metric bundles in December, down 12.6% from the previous month. Compared with December 2016, shipments were 20.7% lower. Continue reading  NT4

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Promoting a Harmonious Relationship between Indigenous People and Newcomers in Winnipeg

Credits: Pathways to Prosperity Canada Published on Jan 23, 2018 Plenary: Building Bridges between Indigenous and Immigrant Communities Historically there has been little effort to bring together immigrant and indigenous communities, and to promote harmonious relations between these groups. Rather than gaining knowledge of indigenous history and culture, immigrants have often either been uninformed or […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2018334 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation and University of Winnipeg Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Support Métis Research and Students

January 31, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba Metis Federation and The University of Winnipeg signed a Memorandum of Understanding which brings an additional $600,000 to the University to support Métis scholarship over the next decade. Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg and Dr. David Chartrand, President, MMF, say the new initiative builds […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2018165 Views

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MNO leadership advocates for Métis children and youth at federal emergency meeting

On January 25-26, 2018, a delegation from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) participated in the Emergency Meeting on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Child and Family Services called by federal Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott. The MNO delegation included President Margaret Froh, Chair France Picotte, Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of […]

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Call for Submissions – MFNERC

MFNERC’s publishing unit is now accepting submissions for a new anthology entitled Voice: Appropriation and Representation in Canada, to be published in 2018. The anthology will feature works from emerging and established Indigenous Canadian writers with a focus on cultural appropriation and Indigenous representation in this country and its effects, from a historical or contemporary […]

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Chiefs Respond to HRM Council’s Cornwallis Statue Decision – Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs

January 30, 2018 Today members of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) listened intently to the discussions of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM) Council on the Cornwallis statue that currently stands in the HRM. “Today we heard the voices of leaders who genuinely want to make efforts for reconciliation with the Mi’kmaq of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2018104 Views

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Algoma U Welcomes Joe Tom Sayers as New Director of Anishinaabe Initiatives

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – January 31, 2018): Algoma University is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Tom Sayers as Director of Anishinaabe Initiatives. “We are pleased to have Joe Tom Sayers joining our leadership team at Algoma University,” said President and Vice-Chancellor, Asima Vezina. “Joe brings to Algoma a wealth of knowledge and […]

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2018 Honouring Excellence award recipients announced – Lethbridge College

Jan. 30, 2018 From their roots in southern Alberta, Lethbridge College graduates have gone on to have an influence in countless professions and industries around the world. This year, four of those alumni will join an expanding roster of graduates to have earned Honouring Excellence Awards, recognizing alumni who have set themselves apart in their […]

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Third time’s the charm: Dr. Perry Kendall, provincial health officer, enters retirement

Jan. 31, 2018 VICTORIA – Dr. Perry Kendall is a legend among reporters, policymakers and the public-health world. One only need look at his office, with plaques, diplomas, an Order of B.C. and other awards covering every available space on the walls. All were well-earned during his lengthy tenure as B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO). […]

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Tlicho Ice Road – Whati Winter Road

January 31, 2018 The Whatı̀ Winter Road is now open to 12,000 kilograms GVW.  Please watch for and slow down at overflow sections near Km 37.  Please watch for rough sections and equipment working on the Whatı̀ Winter Road. The Gamètı̀ and Wekweètı̀ Winter Roads are currently under construction. For more information plaese visit: http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Winter-Roads […]

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Ontario Supports Major Expansion at Thunder Bay’s Waterfront Park

Projects Include New Gallery Spotlighting Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario Artists January 31, 2018 Ontario is helping to make Thunder Bay’s award-winning waterfront more vibrant and attractive, with support for three projects that will improve public space, pay tribute to the city’s history and provide a high-profile showcase for Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario artists. Premier Kathleen […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201884 Views

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World Leisure Centre of Excellence Hosts Three Outstanding Scholars – Vancouver Island University

January 30, 2018 Rare opportunity for public to hear from leading experts in leisure industry NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Department of Recreation and Tourism will host three distinguished visiting scholars through the University’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence. This series supports the work the department does to provide access to exceptional experts for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2018100 Views

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Laurier students team up with northern high school students for environmental field course near Yellowknife

WATERLOO – Eight undergraduate students from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Geography and Environmental Studies program will be teaming up with four senior high school students from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for a week-long field course from Feb. 10 to 17 at the Hoarfrost River field site, 260 km northeast of Yellowknife. The field course will study wintertime […]

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Kluane National Park and Reserve exhibition “Encounters with the Sublime” featured at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff during Exposure 2018!

From Parks Canada Photographic exhibition by Bradford Washburn and Sebastião Salgado running February 3 to April 8 January 31, 2018 Banff, Alberta Parks Canada Agency In every corner of the country, Canada’s national parks represent the very best that Canada has to offer and are gateways to nature, adventure, and discovery. Kluane National Park and […]

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Celebrating the spirit of Caritas: Mount students give back – Mount Saint Vincent University

January 31, 2018 Why we give: Capturing the spirit of Caritas in Mount students From our beginning in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University has been committed to nurturing socially responsible global citizens, at home and abroad. Community giving, social justice and volunteerism are all traits strongly associated with the Mount. Each day, Mount students are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201891 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates – Statement regarding Indigenous child welfare

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2018  – Following last week’s emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare in Ottawa, convened by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) has issued the following statement: As independent child advocates from nine provinces and two […]

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