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A Glimpse of Canadian Dollars at Work, Saving Lives in Senegal

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

I recently travelled more than 6,500 kilometres to see our tax dollars at work. What I saw were lives being saved for less than the cost of a cup of takeout coffee. All Canadians should be proud.

Feeling Generous? An Apologia for Donor Accountability

Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis

Ultimately, Canadians really haven't been giving much thought to the importance of charity transparency. There is a commonly-held belief that all Canadian charities are poor and desperately need money. In fact, some of them are surprising wealthy.

AIDS: The Big Level Change Requires Micro Level Action

Claire Holloway Wadhwani | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Impact
Claire Holloway Wadhwani

World AIDS awareness month, celebrated in December, provides us with a chance to focus on big goals -- Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. Achievement of these goals is within reach, but will require big actions.

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.

Human Rights vs Human Monsters in Norway

Jonathan Foreman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Jonathan Foreman

While it recently played host to the Oslo Freedom Forum, Norway's capital is gripped by the Anders Breivik trial. What happens at the Breivik trial has a bearing on the libertarian and humanitarian values that underly the Forum -- one that is neither left wing nor right win, and has highlighted oppression and dissident courage in places as various as China, Singapore, Turkish Kurdistan, India and Sudan.

The Great Lakes Aren't So Great Anymore

Claire Malcolmson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Claire Malcolmson

Environmental NGOs in Ontario are hoping to make a promised new provincial law to protect the Great Lakes as strong as possible. The Great Lakes Protection Act, promised in the Premier's 2011 Throne Speech, is a big deal. And why not? The drinking water of 37 million people depends on healthy Great Lakes.

When Profit and Social Responsibility Collide

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

We fuelled a belief in our capitalist society that you can't make a profit without harming the world -- and that the only people who can do good for our world don't make a profit. "Giving back" has become one of the most fashionable lines -- as if to imply that we really must have stolen something as we were making a profit!

4 Sites to Fight Greenwashing

Candice Batista | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

Trying to go green and not sure how to protect yourself from the "greenwashers"? Not sure if a company is being upfront. Read on fellow greenie read on! Here is a list of resources to help you weed through all the enviro-mental claims.

Internet Propels African Women Into the Future

Glen Pearson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

While other major development initiatives -- schools, medical clinics, roads, human rights laws to protect women -- will take years to reach their potential, the digital age lies as a present powerful tool to assist women.

The Positive Power of Selfishness

Dan Jacob | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Living
Dan Jacob

While I believe one needs to have altruistic tendencies to commit to a volunteer position, I just as firmly believe that some of the most awe-inspiring and powerful examples of volunteerism are often rooted in selfish motives. I believe this because I have witnessed it firsthand.

We Need Aid Effectiveness to Beat Donation Frustration

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The crisis in East Africa has prompted Canadians to open their wallets and their hearts, but with the sheer number of government agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations responding to humanitarian crises, it remains difficult to know who to support and how much of the money will actually get there.