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How Walking To Work Can Help End Child Marriage

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Given the fragile nature of our planet's environment, there are lots of things to think about this Earth Day But this year, I'm thinking about how climate change -- and the droughts that are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result -- is affecting some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

Tackling Mental Illness In The World's Toughest Places

Megan Radford | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

Mental illness takes a significant toll on your ability to function in any job. When you're a single mom and have the added pressure of being the sole breadwinner, depression, anxiety and PTSD can cripple your ability to cope.

Joshua Ostroff

How Nelly Furtado Fell Back In Love With Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Living

"I had lost that real passion for music. But it's so back again."

The Long Walk: One Girl's Journey To Clean Water

Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living

Beatrice Mutai is only 13, but she knows first-hand that small changes can make a big difference. Until last year, she would wake up before dawn every morning to fetch water from the Ewaso Ng’iro River.

You Won't Learn How Important Water Is Until It's Gone

Plan International Canada | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Here in Canada, most of us don't really think about water. Easy access to clean drinking water is part of our daily expectations. But in many parts of Kenya, where I recently visited to see some of Plan International Canada's programs, it's impossible not to think about water -- or rather, the severe lack of it.

What Drought Leaves Behind

UNICEF Canada | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

In late 2016 when the rains failed, a severe drought hit the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya, affecting over 2.7 million people. Marsabit is one of the hardest hit counties, where thousands of children are food insecure and in dire need of treatment for severe malnutrition.

How To Take Great Food Photographs

World Vision | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
World Vision

Telling a great story should be the goal of every photograph. Food is chock-full of nostalgia and emotion. Photographing a great meal means styling, lighting, and shooting in a way that invokes a specific emotional response from the viewer. Is it a date night? Game day? Thanksgiving dinner? All very different experiences, and your food photo can tell that story.

Joshua Ostroff

Free The Children Changes Lives Far From The Celeb Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living

"Now, for both girls and boys, instead of going to the bush to take care of animals, we are going to school."

Not All Tourism Is Good For Canadians

Plan International Canada | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Child-sex tourism is a particular kind of commercial sexual exploitation of children, interrelated with prostitution, pornography and human trafficking for sexual purposes. It occurs when someone travels to a place and, while there, sexually abuses a local child or young person.

Monkey Cuts Power To All Of Kenya

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada

The animal climbed onto the roof of a power station.

Spectacular Lodges Around The World That Beat Hotels Any Day

Joey Houssian | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Travel
Joey Houssian

Some of the most spectacular lodges are found right here in Canada. For those searching for a longer journey, booking a stay in a place like Soulshine in Bali or Borana Lodge in Kenya will be sure to fulfill, if not go beyond, your expectations.

Not All Periods Are Created Equal

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Sabrina Rubli

Millions of girls around the world will miss school each month because of their periods. Because they don't have sanitary supplies, because they don't understand what is happening to them, or because they are taught that it means they are unclean and dirty. It doesn't have to be this way.

Marathon Champions Race Toward Peace In Kenya

Edward Jackson | Posted 04.02.2017 | Canada Living
Edward Jackson

Nairobi, a world-class city of commerce, culture and contrasts, is energized by a growing and demanding middle class. Pulsating with the creativity and aspirations of a youthful population, Kenya's dense regional cities are also gaining economic momentum. Kenyan runners are helping to make this happen.

How Canadian Doctors Fight Cervical Cancer In Kenya

Dr. James Aw | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. James Aw

The disparity in cervical cancer mortality is even more stark, according to the database. The disease causes 2.9 deaths per year per 100,000 people here in Canada. The figure is an astonishing seven times that in Kenya, at 21.7 deaths per year per 100,000 people. In fact, in Kenya, cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among women; in Canada, it's the 13th.

The Transformative Power Of A Rafiki

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Artisan Mama Toti lives in the Maasai village of Nkoyet-naiborr in Kenya. Many families like hers live on less than $1 a day. Mama Toti dreamed for years of owning a goat, so she would have milk for her family and be able to earn an income.

Retired Police Officer Detained After Air France Bomb Scare

CP | Angela Charlton, The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada

The hoax comes amid heightened concerns about extremist violence in many countries.

Studying Abroad Sets Students Up For Career Success

Mandy Mail | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Mandy Mail

Many students today are recognizing that there is more to education than lectures, essays and exams. Some of the most important lessons can be learned by investing time outside the classroom walls, in communities across Canada and around the world.

Olympic Champion Jenn Heil Says Bullied Kids Need Allies In Their Corner

Plan International Canada | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

As a competitive athlete you sign up for scrutiny and judgment. But, even then, you need to be thick skinned because you're out there doing your best, succeeding or failing for everyone to see. Kids who get bullied don't sign up to be judged.

Kids Need Real Problems to Solve to Spur Creativity

Kourosh Houshmand | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Kourosh Houshmand

Give students real problems with real stakes that their communities face. If they are not creative, there have to be stakes to lose. Give them something to engage with that's worth their time and creative capacities.

Periods Are Finally Making Waves in the Media

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sabrina Rubli

Menstruation is a natural occurrence in every woman's life, and yet, it is shrouded in some type of feminine mystery. Women will spend about 3,000 days of her life menstruating, and yet almost none talking about it. Girls are often taught from a young age that their cycle is their secret, not something to be openly discussed.

Do We Love Elephants Enough to Save Them From Extinction?

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Lisa Abram

There is an overwhelming urgency to save elephants, the world's largest land mammal, from extinction. Quite simply, there are less of them around than when the world community agreed to create Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

This Maasai Woman Is Changing the Future for Girls Like Her

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Anne Theriault

Born in the Maasai village of Loodariak, Kenya, Teriano Lesancha was the eldest of 15 children. At birth she was promised in marriage to the 27-year-old son of the midwife who delivered her; Teriano was supposed to marry him when she turned 12, as was the Maasai custom. Most Maasai women do not have access to education -- in fact, 99 per cent of women and girls in Loodariak are illiterate. But Teriano's mother wanted a different life for her daughter.

As An Actress, I Saw Real-Life Drama in Kenya

World Vision | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

This winter, I was invited to travel to Africa with World Vision. It was a chance that I couldn't pass up. I had just turned 30 and had been through many things which had changed my life. I wanted to do more to focus on others, to help, and to widen my vision of this world.

A Year of Fighting for Food Rights Around the World

Rachel Parent | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

I can't help but look back on 2014 with such gratitude. For Kids Right To Know, it's been our biggest and busiest year so far. I could fill many pages telling you about all the things we've accomplished, but I'll settle for the following highlights...

How Menstrual Cups Are Changing Lives in East Africa

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Sabrina Rubli

In Kenya, the average cost of a package of sanitary pads is 75KSH -- approximately $1 CAD. While this may seem like a minimal amount of money, the average daily income for unskilled labourers is around $1.50 CAD. Providing access to healthy and sustainable menstrual management materials allows women to stay safe, and healthy, and does not sacrifice her ability to participate in work, school or daily activities.