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Climate Change: Hope in Action through the Arts

World Social Forum

Friday, August 12, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Monument National, 1182 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal

We will present a variety of climate action stories as told through the lens of courage and hope using the arts of dance and storytelling. The event will include a short dance piece (15 minutes) on the topic of Climate Action, followed by a reflection and a Q&A with the Artistic Director, as well as a Storytelling Panel with stories of Hope in Action on the topic of Climate which will be followed by a shared discussion and Q&A with the Panelists. Read more about Climate Change: Hope in Action through the Arts

Climate Action Challenge, also known as the 'Daisy Challenge'

The effects of Climate Change have certainly been a reality for those of us living in the Halifax area.
As a team, we accept the challenge to educate ourselves on the effect that Climate Change plays on our winters. Read more about Climate Action Challenge, also known as the 'Daisy Challenge'

JPIC Framework of Priorities & Action Plan 2012-13

The JPIC Core Committee has developed a new way to present its annual Framework of Priorites and Action Plan. A Diagram now captures our work in imagery to better facilitate an understanding of what we do. The JPIC 2012-13 Action Plan is closely linked to that of the CND Social Justice Network and is inviting us to adopt eco-justice as the lens through which we approach all of our work. Read more about JPIC Framework of Priorities & Action Plan 2012-13

CBC Covers Mining

This week CBC TV had extensive coverage of mining in Latin America on their National and Network News( NewsWorld) programmes called "Mining in Panama: 'The New Conquistadors' Even if you missed it on tv, you can catch up on their special interactive website. Read more about CBC Covers Mining

Take Action to for Justice for Refugees in Canada

On June 30th, Refugees will face drastic cuts to their Health Insurance. Children will no longer be able to get their asthma medications. Diabetics will no longer be able to take their insulin. Many refugees will no longer have access to health care. Read more about Take Action to for Justice for Refugees in Canada

National Action Plan on Human Trafficking

On June 6, the announcement of a National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking was made today by Minister Vic Toews and Minister Ambrose in Ottawa, Minister Blaney in Montreal and MP Joy Smith in Surrey, BC. Read more about National Action Plan on Human Trafficking

Development & Peace cut 60% by CIDA

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (CCODP) has learned that they will receive 60% less funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Read more about Development & Peace cut 60% by CIDA

Response of Visitation Province to "A Call to Action" Petition Signing

In the fall of 2011, leading up to the international Climate Change talks in Durban, the Sisters and Associates of Visitation Province signed an inter-faith letter to Prime Minister Harper, and also delivered several petitions to M.P.’s, calling on the Canadian Government to make a positive contribution at the talks. Read more about Response of Visitation Province to "A Call to Action" Petition Signing

Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters join in efforts to raise the alarm over destructive practices in the Alberta Tar Sands

MONTREAL – The Congregation of Notre Dame, which has over 1,000 members and a presence in eight countries around the world, has joined in efforts to raise questions about the oil extraction process taking place in the Alberta Tar Sands.  Alerted to the pressing nature of the issue by a Pastoral L Read more about Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters join in efforts to raise the alarm over destructive practices in the Alberta Tar Sands

CONGRÉGATION DE NOTRE-DAME CALLS ON CANADA TO ENSURE CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY IN OVERSEAS MINING OPERATIONS: CASE OF GUATEMALA CITED

MONTREAL  – The Leadership Team of the Congrégation de Notre- Dame has written to Canada’s Foreign Minister to request the establishment of clearly defined standards of corporate accountability for Canadian firms operating overseas. Read more about CONGRÉGATION DE NOTRE-DAME CALLS ON CANADA TO ENSURE CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY IN OVERSEAS MINING OPERATIONS: CASE OF GUATEMALA CITED