CCMW is proud to announce the launch of Project Communitas! This project aims to fortify Canadian public safety by strengthening individual and community resilience through the development of inter-cultural and inter-faith community-based resilience projects that foster social interdependence, active citizenship, dialogue and youth leadership.
The project will achieve this by engaging 7 cities/communities (Montreal, Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, London, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver) and 300+ diverse youth (18-30) from across Canada in training, knowledge building and community development. Participants will begin the project by receiving training in the areas of inter-cultural engagement, community mobilization, resilience (community, individual, existing models and best practices) and challenges to Canadian public safety; this will be followed by the planning, development and mobilization of a community resilience initiative by each of the 6 cities, with each project reflecting the distinctive needs of each particular community.
CCMW signed a petition to ask Ban Ki-Moon to help secure a living ocean, food and prosperity and propose a new agreement for high seas protection in September 2014.
In September this year, the United Nations (UN) will begin discussing the future of the high seas and how they should be governed. This won’t happen again any time soon so we need to make the most of the opportunity now.
The ocean has been a major part of our lives as Canadians and supports the livelihoods of millions of us. But it is in trouble. Should you like to support this petition too to protect the high seas and restore ocean health, go to change.org!
How many of us pay attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more importantly how influential it is in our daily lives? As Canadians we should be proud that it was a Canadian, John Peter Humphrey, who drafted the declaration which was proclaimed on December 14, 1948 at the U.N.
Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms which articulates core, foundational values of our society, is based on the UDHR. These values are humanitarian, emancipatory, egalitarian and universalistic.
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