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Vancouver group creates app to help refugees find services

November 18, 2015
| A new app developed by the Vancouver organization PeaceGeeks, in partnership with the UNHCR, helps refugees in Jordan find information about the services they need to survive.
Length: 09:51 minutes (9.02 MB)

Examining the rationales for war

November 18, 2013
| In the first of two interviews, Derrick O'Keefe critiques the notion of humanitarian war and similar rationales for aggression against other countries from Yugoslavia to Libya.
Length: 15:31 minutes (14.22 MB)
| March 19, 2010

Canadians speak out against humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka rally on the steps of the Sri Lankan Consulate in Toronto Saturday.

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Norman Bethune: Stepping forward to revolution

Extraordinary Canadians: Norman Bethune

by Adrienne Clarkson
(Penguin Canada,
When Norman Bethune left Montreal for Spain in 1936 to help the Republicans in their doomed effort to hold back Franco's fascists, he spoke no foreign languages and had no fixed role waiting for him. But he was among a group of determined individuals who believed "if fascism could be stopped in Spain, a larger war would not break out," and he wasted no time making himself useful. When Bethune left Madrid less than a year later, he had created and implemented a mobile blood transfusion unit, the first of its kind, that treated soldiers right at the front and drastically reduced fatalities. He was also on the verge of collapse, drinking heavily and making enemies on all sides.



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| March 6, 2009

Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW! Conference

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm


Metro Hall, Rm 308/309
55 John St M5V 3C6
Toronto, ON
43° 38' 45.7008" N, 79° 23' 20.886" W

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can). Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.


9:30 am - Registration and coffee

10:00am - Greeting Carrie Lester ( invited)

Welcome comments – Ontario and National Co-chairs

10:15 am – Interactive Workshop

10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”

10:45 am – debrief film

11:00 am – Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace

11:30 am – brief Q & A

11:45 am – breakout groups

12:30 pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Awards Gala Dinner

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm


The Royal Canadian Yacht Club
141 St. George St M5R 2L8
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 8.2272" N, 79° 24' 1.3536" W

Royal Canadian Yacht Club – To be confirmed

Guest speaker – Lieutenant governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell – Invited, to be confirmed

Cost $75 regular, $60 students, $100 solidarity rate (please consider an additional donation to help a student attend)


We will honour wonderful women with an awards dinner. Three awards will be handed out.

The Shirley Farlinger Award for Peace Writings

Muriel Duckworth Award for Peace Activism

The Anne Goodman Award for peace Education  


Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: Annual General Meeting

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm


Metro Hall, Rm 310
55 John St M5V 3C6
Toronto, ON
43° 38' 45.7008" N, 79° 23' 20.886" W

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can)  Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.


9:30 am Gather, register, coffee

10:00 am  Welcome comments – Ontario VOW co –chairs Mary and Kasha welcome and brief intro to National co-chairs Lyn and Janis

AGM – financial and business details

12:30 pm  Lunch (included) catered by YMCA Metro Hall

1:30 pm  Resolutions  and discussions of current issues

2:30 pm  Dedicated to discussing a new vision for VOW.  How to survive in this economic crisis

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