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Keyword results for: youth leadership

A Three-Pronged Approach

By Pamela Karch, Bridges’ Research Coordinator The ability for youth to respond to some of the pressing social needs in their communities is reliant on individual agency – a person’s ability to understand themselves, their community, and the global environment while engaging in critical thinking, reflection, analysis, and action. At Bridges Social Development in our […]

Posted in Journal | Keywords: , , , | June 19, 2012

Sharing artifact story at workshop brings tears

October 26, 2011 By: Tara Beaver Source: Cochrane Eagle Online I recently went to a workshop in Calgary with Canada Bridges. It was quite the experience. I found out about it through a woman I met. I told her about my column in The Eagle and she directed me to Canada Bridges. I visited the website […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 4, 2011

How to turn the Arab Spring into Summer

by Donna Kennedy-Glans (from Wednesday’s Globe and Mail; Published Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 2:00AM EDT) The Arab Spring has moved into its next season: Arab Summer. In the natural world, summer is the time for flowering blossoms to progress their journey to mature fruit. Yet, this summer, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t feel a few […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 13, 2011

Jobless youths in Tunisia riot using Facebook

TUNIS, Tunisia – In the cruise ship brochures, Tunisia is a land of endless sandy beaches, warm Mediterranean waters, ancient ruins and welcoming bazaars. But behind the postcard-perfect facade, legions of jobless youths who see no future are seething under the iron-fisted leadership of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and worried fathers wonder how […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 11, 2011

Does Helping Out Help You?

By: Pamela Paul EVEN the most altruistic applicant wants to know how community service looks to colleges: would admissions officers prefer a summer of health care work in Africa, or three years of Sundays spent at the local senior citizen center? Would creating a charitable Web site impress more than campaigning for a local politician? […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 7, 2011

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

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

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

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