Aid and Development Can Create Self-Sustaining Communities

Plan International Canada | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

A recent trip to Ghana's Volta region affirmed for me that there is so much more to aid and development than one prosperous nation giving to another in need. I was still taken aback by what I saw upon arrival. In short, people in Volta are not living with a lot. But they are far from powerless.

How Youth Savings Clubs Empower Students in Ghana

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It made an impact on me to witness the eagerness of these savvy young people to build their savings -- I wish I'd learned such a valuable lesson at their age. The students showed pride in the youth savings program and seemed to feel empowered by it.

Energy Poverty -- The Global Picture of Energy Access

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

According to the International Energy Agency, nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and over 95 per cent of these live in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Though it's a few years old, the map below illustrates that statistic quite well.

Governor General David Johnston Reflects On Africa's Past And Future

Samuel Getachew | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Earlier this month, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston made a historic trip to Africa at the request of the Prime Minister. His travel included Ghana, Botswana and South Africa.

The Bicycle Is Freedom

David Peckham | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Impact
David Peckham

The difference that one bike can make to a child is extraordinary. In Ghana, a bicycle leads to education and education brings opportunities. Those who don't take that for granted and those who make the simple connection often go on to do amazing things. They are tomorrow's leaders.

This Degrassi Cast Member is Making a Difference in Ghana

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We've known Munro Chambers since his TV character, Eli Goldsworthy, pulled into the parking lot of the fictional Degrassi High in his vintage Hearse. Whether he's starring in a satirical fundraising video to benefit Haiti, or building a school in Ghana, 22-year-old Chambers is making a difference. We caught up with Chambers at a build site in Ghana, where he and his fellow Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members were volunteering to build a school.

Giving Girls in Ghana the Tools to Make a Difference

Adiba Hasnat | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Impact
Adiba Hasnat

This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Ghana as youth ambassador with Plan Canada. We know that young educated girls are vital for the growth of a community, but seeing it firsthand is a whole other kind of understanding. Ghana is no longer that faraway place that you might hear about on TV. It's a country full of youth just life us who can transform their community if they have the right tools to do so.

The Grapes Of Rush | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Music

When he's not touring the world or recording albums that continue to influence generations of younger musicians, Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee supports a grape cause. A wine-loving philanthropist, Lee, 59, sits on the board of directors of the Grapes For Humanity Global Foundation, a charity organization founded in Canada, and expanded in 2007 with a U.S. arm that has collectively raised over $4 million through numerous wine-related fundraisers.

Does a New President for Ghana Mean a New Direction?

Edward Jackson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Travel
Edward Jackson

Only days ago, under the Black Star of African emancipation, John Dramani Mahama spoke these words when he was sworn in as President of Ghana after the unexpected death of his predecessor, John Evans Atta Mills, aged 68. the country is heading into a presidential election only six months from now. What Ghana does next matters to the citizens of the Republic. It matters to the African continent. And it matters to the world.

Plane Crashes, Slams Into Bus At Ghana Airport

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada

ACCRA, Ghana — A cargo plane attempting to take off from Ghana's capital crashed Saturday night, slamming into cars and a bus loaded with passengers...

To Learn to Flush, You Need a Toilet

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada
Michael Bociurkiw

The world has reached the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. While that is good news, millions of people, for instance, still live without a toilet. Not a very sexy topic -- but one which is of great concern if the world is to meet goals on reducing under-five mortality.