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Lifting the veil on native youth suicide

By: Christie Blatchford About every 10 days, a young member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, either in one of the region’s many tiny isolated communities or in the bigger Northern Ontario towns where they often go to attend school or find work, takes his own life. And the statistics recently released by NAN Grand Chief […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | January 4, 2011

Training Yemeni Doctors to Communicate Effectively

By: Dr Katherine Miles There was a buzz as twenty-five doctors of different levels and specialties as well as two dentists acted out role-plays in small groups. Some were acting as patients, others relatives and others doctors as they practiced the skills they had just learnt about how to break bad news. This was one […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 12, 2010

Aboriginal Youth Leading Change Outcomes Report

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, eighty-five Aboriginal youth and adult facilitators gathered at Mount Royal University for a workshop called Aboriginal Youth Leading Change. The vision for the workshop was to bring Aboriginal youth from various communities – on reserve and off reserve – together to explore their potential as leaders of positive change. Click […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | December 12, 2010

Volunteer Work Seen as Answer to Jihad

By: Stewart Bell | National Post Canada should help Muslim youth perform volunteer work in Afghanistan and Iraq as an alternative to joining violent extremist groups, says a government-funded study. The report by the British think-tank Demos found that Western Muslims are attracted to jihadist violence partly out of a desire for rebellion and adventure, […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 9, 2010

Quesnel: Aboriginal author attacks economic dependency

By: Joseph Quesnel, For The Calgary Herald In 2009, AIDS activist and former NDP politician Stephen Lewis spoke to an audience at the University of Lethbridge about global health. During questioning, someone asked Lewis about famed Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo. Moyo, in her book Dead Aid, criticizes government-to-government aid to African countries, pointing out that […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , , | December 8, 2010

Beyond the bottom line

By: Jasmine Budak, Financial Post Magazine Rumeet Toor is part of a growing number of entrepreneurs combining profit and charity The idea that capitalism and social causes can co-exist may be anathema to some, but a growing number of businesspeople are using their corporate savvy and innovation skills to address sweeping social or environmental issues […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | December 7, 2010

Leaders Share “Wisdom Stories” With Aborigional Youth

By: Barbara Webb Aboriginal youth in Calgary had a rare opportunity to hear from three inspiring Canadians last Saturday, in an event intended to give the youth renewed hope for their future.  The event speakers, Sen. Patrick Brazeau, Dr. Alika LaFontaine, and Ashley Callingbull, shared their “wisdom stories” – accounts of their paths through adversity […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 29, 2010

Judge’s Frank Talk Unwelcome on Reserve

By: Kevin Libin Canadians are used to judges saving their opinions for the courtrooms. And used to those opinions sticking to matters of the law. But John Reilly doesn’t much care what Canadians expect. He’s mostly retired. And his opinions have been developed after a long career on the Bench. They are about the way […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 18, 2010

Amr Khaled’s Moderate Thoughts Fight Al-Qaeda’s Extremist Ideology in Yemen

Middle East Online|Nov. 17 2010 The Right Start Foundation and the Chairman of its board of trustees, Amr Khaled, have launched the ultimate struggle to win over the Yemeni public’s hearts and minds, in a battle to favor Islam’s intermediacy and moderation. They have started a monumental project that confronts extremist ideology in Yemen. The […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 18, 2010

Canada’s Renewed Development and Humanitarian Engagement in Afghanistan

Hello, On November 16 the Government of Canada announced its plan for Afghanistan from 2011 to 2014. I thought it was important to review some details of this plan, so you can pass them along to members of your organization. The Government’s announcement outlines Canada’s focus on four key areas: investing in the future of […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 16, 2010

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