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Engineers for Hope moves into Accelerator Centre to tackle global water sanitation, energy issues

Waterloo-based Engineers for Hope (EFH), a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide sustainable clean water and proper sanitation facilities to the underprivileged, has been accepted into the Accelerator Centre, a Waterloo-based incubator for early-stage startups. EFH completed its first project ...
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Here are 7 simple steps to start a life of volunteerism

Many of us often think about volunteering, but don’t always find the courage to seek out opportunities. But now that it’s summer, school’s out, our evenings and weekends are – for the most part – free, it’s worth thinking about ...
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This ethical fashion brand feeds 10 children with every item sold

Long time friends Kory McLaughlin and Mike Wallis left behind traditional “9 to 5” jobs to bring about a change in their local and global communities. “I wanted to do something in terms of giving back,” said McLaughlin, who formerly ...
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Toronto-based GoJava helps divert coffee pods from landfills

While Toronto’s municipal and private recycling systems are struggling to find a cost-effective way to recycle coffee pods, one Toronto-based startup has already found a solution. GoJava, co-founded by Eugene Ace and Evan Birmann, offers a solution that allows consumers ...
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Ontario-based social enterprises can win $25,000 at Discovery conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is accepting applications for two features of its annual Discovery conference: the Social Enterprise Zone (SEZ) and the Social Enterprise Pitch Competition. The conference, which is dedicated to bringing together entrepreneurial minds and showcasing ...
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How to gain momentum for your ideas with like-minded company

Have you ever been in a situation where you came up with an incredible idea — an innovative charity, an idea for a new video series, a creative way to help others — and you wanted to share it but ...
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Live Different Academy accepting applications from students interested in social justice

Live Different is accepting applications for its Live Different Academy program for September 2017. Live Different Academy is designed for people interested in learning more about social justice and international development. Participants selected in the program will spend thirteen weeks ...
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3 ways to think about ‘values’ before 2017 arrives

As 2017 quickly approaches, some of us enter a state of reflection in the final few days of 2016. We look back at the positive events: new ventures, graduating from a college or university, meeting our partners; and events that ...
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Canadians hold candlelight vigil outside Russian consulate to #StandWithAleppo

Protesters gathered Tuesday night outside the Russian consulate in Toronto to protest the country's involvement in Syria's civil war and hold a candlelight vigil for Syrians living in the war-torn city of Aleppo. The vigil The vigil, which took place ...
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Toronto-based Children of Hope Uganda gives educational support to formerly abducted youth

Imagine encountering a community where children and youth get abducted, lose their parents and do not have the financial means to attend school. This is the type of community Lorna Pitcher, president of Children of Hope Uganda (COHU), encountered when ...
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