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Shimmy Mob
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Shimmy Mob organizes an annual “Flash Mob” type of event, the largest event of its kind by the total geographical territory covered in one day. Through it, the organization creates awareness and raises funds for shelters for victims of abuse in participating communities around the world. Francesca Anastasi, also known as

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Cute African girl after cleft lip
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Every 3 minutes, a child is born with cleft lip or cleft palette, reports Operation Smile. This can have a significant impact on the child’s life – it affects their ability to eat and drink, and sadly, sometimes results in their parents giving them away as they don’t want to

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Room to Read Girl with textbook
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Room to Read is a leading non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education in Asia and Africa. Since its inception in 2000, Room to Read has benefited over 11.6 million children (up from 9.9 million last year) by distributing over 18 million books and partnering with 18,696 schools

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African family supported by Canada
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Under grey but mostly dry Vancouver skies, I attended CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival 2017 today with a friend. Amidst the sampling of black tea, waffles, and other treats at the stands, polar bears, gingerbread people and ladies on stilts were walking amongst the crowd. But the best was yet

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Refugees sign
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In September, the UN Refugee Agency welcomed important new support committed to by government leaders from Canada, the US, and 48 other states and countries, who joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. Convened by President Obama in New York, the Summit was co-hosted by the US,

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Canada is less than a week away from signing a 31-year trade deal that will give Chinese companies new powers over Canadian economic and environmental policy, as well as our right to speak out about them. We should not forfeit our democratic principles in pursuit of trade expansion. Join the

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GeneralHumanitarian

Hundreds of organizations, politicians, and high profile people darkened their websites yesterday to protest the federal government’s Bill C-38 which limits federal environmental efforts without input from the people the changes will impact the most.  In Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and St. John’s, environmental leaders and high-profile supporters gathered and spoke

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On January 16th, the World Bank and Google announced an agreement aimed at improving the ability of developing countries to access a web-based community mapping tool and data to help better monitor public services, and improve disaster and humanitarian response efforts. The World Bank suggests that most developing countries lack basic local

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CARE is one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations and brings savings-led financial services to more people in Africa than any other international non-governmental organization. They recently released their second major report on the state of microfinance in Africa. Their report, called “Microfinance in Africa: Closing The Gap“, explains how community-based savings

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On May 12 Canada once again earned mention on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It is one occasion, however, that Canadian’s should not be proud of. Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi traveled to Asbestos, Quebec to report on the Jeffrey mine which recently received a $58 million

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Hello Online introduces children who are typical of the children helped by humanitarian organizations. Hosted by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC),  Hello Online lets you virtually learn the story of 14 children. Included among the children are Jonathan who lives in Manitoba and plays hockey. His online colleagues include Chrismone who lives in

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FoodHumanitarian

“Increasing hunger is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Oxfam Canada Executive Director Robert Fox recently. “Corporations and climate change are forcing small farmers, especially women, off their lands. Food prices are rising but farm incomes are falling. As much as a third of the world’s food is wasted or

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This past March, International Women’s Day marked its 100th anniversary. Thousands of events took place around the globe to acknowledge the social, economic and political accomplishments of women. But despite this century-old day of recognition, there are still many myths surrounding women and as a result women in every country in

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The Humanitarian Coalition is a network of Canadian NGOs determined to unite in cases of humanitarian crises. By eliminating unnecessary competition, reducing duplicated fundraising costs and better educating the public on humanitarian needs, the organizations can focus on what really matters: helping those in need during times of disaster. Plan Canada, which

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The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton exactly 130 years ago this past Friday. Ever since, the organization has provided relief to victims of disaster and helped people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Today it is a worldwide organization that aids victims of devastating domestic and international

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