On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast.
"Indians, Inuit, and Métis have made unparalleled contributions to the development of this country, " said Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ronald A. Irwin, one of three federal Ministers who made the announcement" To recognize these contributions, the Canadian government has designated June 21st as National Aboriginal Day so that all Canadians may share and experience the cultures of Indians, Inuit, and Métis in Canada. The designation of National Aboriginal Day also supports global initiatives to commemorate the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples."
"If we are to realize the future we want for all, we must hear and heed the calls of the marginalized… Together, we can build a sustainable world of prosperity and peace, justice and equity – a life of dignity for all."
Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year
since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated
this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in
all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs) and the post-
"We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-
We the Children: End-
to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-
"Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal."
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November 2012 Report of the Secretary-
Another day during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence is International Women’s Human Right’s Day on November 29th. It recognizes the defenders of women’s rights and commemorates their activism. They are honoured with this day because of the major impact they have and the risks they take themselves by speaking up for the cause they believe in.
World Aids Day offers an opportunity for people everywhere to unite in the fight against HIV and Aids. With an estimated 34 million people suffering from HIV globally, it is one of the most destructive pandemics of history and the struggle against it deserves a day of recognition. On this day you can learn more facts about HIV and Aids and put it into action by learning how to protect yourself.
More than 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities. These people face physical, social, and economic struggles on a daily basis. This is why December 3rd is dedicated as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day provides the opportunity to get together and make a difference to help their cause by participating in activities, educating, or donating.
International Volunteer Day is a chance for volunteer organizations as well as volunteers to promote their contributions. It is important because volunteer work has a major impact in many ways around the world.
December 10th celebrates human rights that are shared across the globe and how far we have come in making human rights as all, as well as acknowledging there is still more work to be done. The aim is to educate people, especially youth on the importance of human rights for all so that we can keep the battle going. Many activities will be held at this time associated with the cause and activism surrounding it.
"As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, let us intensify our efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere."
Rolly Lumbala, Fullback and Travis Lulay, Quarterback from the BC Lions were in Kitimat on Wednesday, March 12th. They were here to be a part of the Be More Than a Bystander Program and did presentations at Mount Elizabeth Theater.
A breakfast meeting was held at the Firehall Prior to the presentation at the theater.
Following the breakfast the BC Lions football players went to the highschool and
did a presentation with the grade 10-
Be More Than a Bystander, is a groundbreaking partnership between the BC Lions and Ending Violence Association (EVA BC ) and is aimed at substantially increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men's violence against women with the goal of building mutually respectful relationships between men and women.
TSW would like to give a big thank you to CANMEC for their generous donation.
We were recently invited to CANMEC’s celebration luncheon as they had completed their part of the modernization project! At the end of the luncheon they presented us with this $2000.00 donation. We couldn’t be more thrilled and appreciative of such a helpful contribution.
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