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What World Water Day Really Means

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada
Debbie Wolfe

We don't think much about water here in Canada - just turn on the tap and out it pours! But around the world, clean water is more elusive. It can mean...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

The Donations You Made to Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Saved Their Lives

Michael Messenger | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Michael Messenger

Canadians are also helping ensure children and their families don't go hungry, thirsty or sleep out in the open. A child's healing and well-being is about more than just a safe place to play during the day. We know the importance of a warm, dry place to sleep, and a pot of nourishing food bubbling on the stove or fire at day's end.

Typhoons Are Only Getting More Powerful as the Planet Warms

David Fogarty | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.

Three 2013 Moments with Profound Implications for our Future

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Three remarkable events from the past year stand out from my perspective as the head of an international development agency. All made headlines at the time, but those headlines merely touched the surface of the events' profound ramifications as we look forward to 2014.

11-Year-Old Blind Girl Covers 'Wrecking Ball,' Wrecks Us

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

YouTube has been filled with amateur covers and spoofs of pop songs for years now, and in 2013 Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" was probably got the most ...

Canada Donates Close To $40M To The Philippines

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact

Canadians, both individuals and businesses, have donated almost $20 million to the relief effort in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. T...

17 Canadians Still Missing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs officials are still trying to track down 17 Canadians who remain unaccounted for in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.But they ...

Number Of Canadians Missing In Philippines Drops

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute another $15 million for humanitarian relief in the Philippines, bringing the total Canadian government contribution to...

What We're Doing to Help Children in the Philippines

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

All of these children have been badly needing food and water, and aid agencies have been working hard to meet those needs. But it's also easy to see why they need chances to begin learning again as soon as possible. This is why World Vision is planning to set up child-friendly spaces in as many communities as possible.

3 Canadian Military Choppers To Help In Typhoon Relief Effort

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

A new addition was made to Canada's relief efforts in the Philippines Saturday, with three military helicopters and their crew designated to help with...

Post-Typhoon Haiyan, Climate Action Is More Important Than Ever

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Scientists are still trying to understand the connection between specific weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan and climate. Climate change is reshaping our world, and the science is telling us in every way possible that we can expect more extreme weather disaster going forward, unless we do something about this now.

Coquitlam Steps Up

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When Rose Samaniego first heard about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, her first thought was one of deep worry. She was ...

Fast Track Visa To Surrey For Filipino Teen?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Filipino woman working in Surrey, B.C., is returning to the Philippines with the hope Canada will fast track a visa for her daughter, who survived d...

Musicians Helping Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Music

The devastation those residing in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan has been unimaginable. But bands from near and far are trying to help in whateve...

B.C. To Donate Thousands

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The government of B.C. is promising $300,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief aid in the Philippines. Premier Christy Clark says the provincial government ...

Here Are My Five Favourite Things

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.

Philippines Tragedy Shows Canada Needs a Climate Change Wake-Up Call

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history, world leaders are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis. Given the slow progress at the 18 meetings held since 1992 -- when countries from around the world joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- it's hard not to be pessimistic. Canada, in particular, has been repeatedly singled out among the close to 200 member countries for obstructing progress and not doing enough to address climate change at home.

Typhoon: Metro Vancouver Rallies

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Even amid fears for the safety of his own family in the Philippines, Pastor Levi Estores tries to encourage members of his congregation in...

Helping the Children of the Philippines

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

As Typhoon Haiyan carved a ruthless path across the Philippines Friday, World Vision staff watched in horror. They imagined what might be happening to the children, especially in remote regions. World Vision has decades of experience protecting and providing for children and their families in emergency situations like this. As always, children will be the main focus.

Filipino Community Members Come Together After Storm

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - Canada's Filipino community is cobbling together resources to send to the Philippines as many people frantically try to contact friends and ...

Red Carpet Style from PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

On Friday June 14, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week's biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night.

Glamorizing Mistresses on TV Ignores Centuries of Sexual Oppression

Charlene Sayo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

In the North American context, mistressing has become a verb, a launching pad for reality TV careers, an entrepreneurial venture, and a sexually liberating medium for women. Ashley Dupre and Tiger Woods's many mistresses, most notoriously Rachel Uchitel and Jamie Grubbs have claimed their humiliating fame by being "kept women." Moreover, riding the mistress commodity and spinning on the BBC success of the dramatic series, Mistresses, ABC recently launched the American version of the same name starring 80s teen star Alyssa Milano and produced by Gossip Girl creator KJ Steinberg.

Canada's First Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week will span the entire week of June 10-15th with various chic events dotting the entire week. A-listers from the Canadian and Filipino fashion scene will be there in full force to celebrate the fashionable contributions of the Philippine fashion scene, direct from Manila.

The Kids Are Not Alright

Charlene Sayo | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

Proclamations and election mania aside, families may have to hold their breath long after the party hats are put away, the platforms are dusted off, and campaign offensives are silenced into temporary stalemate before any genuine childcare programs are implemented.