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  • Sep 18 2014

    Take Back The Night

    We need to reclaim our streets!

    On Thursday September 18th we will rally at The Bell Tower on Selkirk!


    Here an Elder to say a prayer and speak before the march. We will then hear from some guest
    speakers from the Stolen Sisters Protest Camp.

    There will be a drum group (maybe 2!) as well.

    Afterward we will gather for hot beverages and bannock at The Inner City
    Social Work Campus, where there will also be some tables set up for
    resource sharing.

    The Walk is only a week away! Please distribute the attached poster widely!

  • Sep 19 2014

    Small Farms Tour and AGM

    12:30 - 4:00 PM

    Join us as we celebrate another great year at Food Matters Manitoba and the year of the family farm with a farm tour of Blue Lagoon and Zinn farms! Products will be available for purchase from farmers.

    Please RSVP by September 16th to



  • Sep 19 2014

    Omar Khadr Panel Discussion

    Time: 1:00 pm September 19, 2014
    Location: Richardson Hall
    Manitoba Theatre for Young People

    What does his controversial case teach us about human rights in Canada today?

    This will be a two hour event comprised of a short “primer” on the history of the Omar Khadr case followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience.

    The stated mission of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is to offer a “journey of education and inspiration”.  A study of the past must inspire critical examination of current policies and behaviours if we are to build a better future.  The case of Omar Khadr calls out for just such a critical examination and this panel hopes to contribute to that.

    Join our panelists as they explore this issue. Your questions will be welcome.

    Dennis Edney, QC Mr. Edney has represented Omar Khadr on a pro bono basis for most of the past decade and is an expert on the Khadr case and also on human rights law in Canada. Edney has received numerous human rights awards for his work.

    Michael DeMoor Dr. DeMoor is a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the King’s University in Edmonton and has followed the Khadr case for several years with a par-ticular interest in the political challenges it presents

    David Goa Mr. Goa is Director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta. His academic work explores religious tradition and modern culture and the Ronning Centre has hosted several public lectures dealing with the Khadr case.


  • Sep 19 2014

    Human Rights and Justice in Canada
    “The story of Omar and Guantanamo Bay reflects the failure of civil society, its institutions, and its people to speak out in ensuring our shared values of a just society are carried out.” — DENNIS EDNEY

    The Case of Omar Khadr 

    DOORS: 5:30PM • DINNER: 6:15PM



    Please help advertise and share the attached poster widely.

  • Sep 13 2014

    FemFest2014: Event Calendar

    She’s Got The Power!

    This fall, Sarasvàti Productions’FemFest2014—She’s Got The Power will explore, define and reimagine the concept of women’s power. This 12th annual festival of life changing plays by women for everyone is a must-see event. Stories of family feuds, tattoo-covered teens, Immaculate Conception and part-time paranormal seekers will descend upon the U of W Asper Centre for Theatre and Film this September. Whether you see one production or the entire festival lineup, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of power and possibly even a tasty brownie. Please visit our website,, to learn more about the FemFest 2014 lineup and ticket purchasing options. 

    Please share the attached event poster widely!

  • Sep 22 2014

    Local Immigration Partnership Winnipeg

    COMMUNITY EVENT  Come and learn about the Local Immigration Partnership planned for Winnipeg and how you can contribute to making our city a welcoming and inclusive place for newcomers.




     Monday, September 22nd, 3:00 - 5:00 pm  IMMIGRANT CENTRE, 100 Adelaide Street

    We will tell you more about how we are setting up the LIPW – who is involved, how the LIPW Council will function and what the long term goal of LIP is.


    We also need to hear from you about what you think are the needs of newcomers and the community that a LIPW Council can address.

     Immigrants bring technical skills and commercial interests to Winnipeg.

    • Immigrants add to the cultural and recreational life of the city and all Winnipeggers enjoy the social and economic benefits.

    You can have input to the LIPW and therefore contribute to both newcomer integration and Winnipeg development.


    The event is hosted by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association who are partnering to establish the Local Immigration Partnership Winnipeg. More information is available at or by contacting: 

    Abdikheir Ahmed                

    LIPW Coordinator, SPCW                    

    (204) 943-2561 Ext. 236     

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  • Sep 23 2014

    Charity Auction - Art and Collectibles

    Live & Silent Auction, Draw Baskets and Door Prizes

    Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

    CanadInns Polo Park,1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg


    For a $10 donation you can attend the Jubilee Fund Charity Auction.


    To view iterms and on-line bidding

    or call 204-589-5001

  • Sep 23 2014

    Mayoral Forum 2014

    Moderated by Janet Stewart, CBC News Winnipeg

    An opportunity for the public to hear, and ask candidates about, their commitments to community, people and the environment.What will candidates do to build a Winnipeg that is inclusive for all? And how will they rebuild trust between community and City Hall?

    North Centennial Community Centre
    90 Sinclair Street

    Tuesday September 23, 2014
    7:00 - 9:00PM

    Please share the attached poster with your networks.

    Sponsored by: Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg Council of Women of Winnipeg
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Manitoba) Outdoor Urban Recreational Spaces – Winnipeg
    Canadian Community Economic Development Network (Manitoba) Right to Housing Coalition
    Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
    Council of Canadians (Manitoba) Winnipeg Harvest
    Winnipeg Transit Riders’ Association

  • Sep 29 2014

    French-language public forum

    The Impact of Residential Schools

    1 pm to 2:15 pm,

    Salle Martial-Caron at USB


    Panelists will include :


    Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Ry Moran, Director of National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

    Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Program Director for the Aboriginal Focus Programs, University of Manitoba

    Madeleine Basile, member, Survivor’s Committee, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • Sep 30 2014

    Mayoral Forum

    Environment on the Agenda

    7 - 9pm

    603 Wellington Crescent

    (First Unitarian Universalist Church)


    Moderated by Richard Cloutier, News Director, CJOB 680

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  • Oct 25 2014

    Safe Cities Initiative Update

    Commemorating Beijing +20

    Doors open: 12:45 a.m. UN Safe Cities presentation: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Commemorating the Millennium Development Goals
    and Beijing +20: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
    515 Portage Avenue
    RSVP: (204) 945-6281, toll-free: 1-800-263-0234 e-mail:
    Light refreshments will be served.
    PLEASE share the attached poster.

  • Sep 29 2014

    100 Years of Loss

    Bilingual Photo Exhibition addressing the impact of Residential Schools



    The School of Social Work at Université de Saint-Boniface, in partnership with the student union, L'Association étudiante de l'Université de Saint-Boniface (AEUSB), is proud to be hosting an art exhibition addressing the impact of residential schools in Canada.

    La galerie artspace, located just off of the Aulneau Street entrance to the university. This photo exhibit deals with the impact of residential schools, and is sponsored by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. 

    « 100 years of loss »

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  • Nov 13 2014

    Child Care 2020 National Conference 2014


    CCSD Sponsors ChildCare2020 National Conference 2014

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    ChildCare2020, November 13-15, in Winnipeg.

    Many will recall Canada’s 1989 pledge to ending child poverty by 2000. Here we are, decades later, and our child poverty rate is not better. It is worse. One million kids are now living poverty in Canada. As a Canadian – and especially as a mother – this is as disturbing as it is unacceptable in our rich nation.

    Based on OECD statistics, Denmark is showing the way with investments in early childhood education at 2 per cent of GDP. Countries across the OECD are moving in this direction, seeing the value of early education for the well-being, health and success of their populations and, therefore, their nations.

    Canada spends 0.25 per cent of GDP by comparison and ranks last among OECD nations in this area.


    National Conference
    November 13-15, 2014
    Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

    Register Now



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