National Aboriginal Day: June 21 Celebrates 20 Years!

Catch the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21! What is National Aboriginal Day? On June 21 National Aboriginal Day is celebrating 20 years of strong vibrant cultures and traditions. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous … [Read more...]

10 Fascinating Facts about Butterflies

From those small cabbage whites to the largest swallowtails, there are thousands of unique and beloved butterfly species on the planet. Many of us see them outside every day in the spring and summer, but how much do you know about these colorful insects? Here are 10 fascinating facts to consider next time you cross a butterfly’s path. 1. There are more than 17,500 recorded butterfly species around the world, 750 of which can be found in the United States. 2. Butterflies and moths are … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Egg Freezing May Benefit Your Present and Your Future

Many people question whether egg freezing is the right option for them. It’s not a question that can be answered objectively, since each individual’s situation is different. But here are some things to take into consideration when answering this question for yourself. You could be receiving medical treatment that may jeopardize your fertility. You may be career-oriented and want to wait to start a family. Your biological clock may be ticking, but you haven't found the right partner … [Read more...]

Summer Networking BASH, Aug 10 in Toronto

Summer Networking Bash on Wed August 10 at ATLANTIS, Ontario Place. ATLANTIS, Ontario Place 955 Lake Shore Blvd W - DIRECTIONS Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT EXHIBITORS - CLICK HERE I designed this year's event to meet the needs of all of us - earning more money! I've arranged 5 fantastic speakers including the World's #1 MONEY RELATIONSHIP COACH - Morgana Rae (best-selling author of Financial Alchemy)! So here's what you … [Read more...]

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 2016: THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

This year the heavenly bodies seem to have conspired to sweeten the pot with an event we haven’t seen in 70 years. The summer solstice isn’t a rare event, a full moon even less so. But they’re both special, and when they just so happen to occur on the same day, as they will this year? That’s once-in-a-lifetime special. The 2016 North American summer solstice happens on June 20, 2016 at 6:34 PM EDT. That’s the very moment when, essentially, the sun stands still at its northernmost point … [Read more...]

World Refugee Day 2016, June 20

"Our responses to refugees must be grounded in our shared values of responsibility sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights and in international refugee law, including the principle of non-refoulement." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day 2016

When is Father’s Day 2016? The date to celebrate your dad this year is Sunday, June 19, 2015. Father’s Day is always celebrated in America on the third Sunday in June, so keep that in mind for next year. Also remember that Father’s Day is not a federal holiday, so businesses should run as usual. So, where did the idea of Father’s Day come from? Wales Online reports what many historians believe: "Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father’s Day in Fairmont, West … [Read more...]

The Extent of Fatherlessness

More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. The impact of fatherlessness can be seen in our homes, schools, hospitals and prisons, as reflected in the above clip from the documentary film, Irreplaceable. In short, fatherlessness is associated with almost every … [Read more...]

Gender Equality in Emergencies, UN Women

Gender Course Module on Gender Equality in Emergencies Now Available! UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce Gender Equality in Emergencies, a new module part of the “I Know Gender” online course. This module, developed in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), addresses the importance of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women during all operations, including humanitarian emergencies. The module Gender Equality in Emergencies, will help learners: … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Breaking Largest Glass Ceiling-Shattering Win

Tonight, President Obama called both Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders. The President congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and our politics work for everybody, not just those with wealth and power. The President congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary … [Read more...]

Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — She's 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed or suspected cases since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there, she is the first to speak out. That near-silence highlights the fear Fukushima thyroid-cancer patients have about being the "nail that sticks out," and thus gets hammered. The … [Read more...]

Global Mom’s Relay, Join Today!

For the past few weeks we’ve been inviting you to share the Global Moms Relay, our once-a-year opportunity to help support campaigns that provide food, health services, and education to families who need it the most. During this time, you have joined us online, met with each other in person at Moms +SocialGood, and used #GlobalMoms to help keep the conversation going. Together we’ve raised more than $365,000 in support of the Global Moms Relay. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson, today our goal … [Read more...]

The First-Ever World Humanitarian Summit, Take Aways!

“We are one humanity, with a shared responsibility. Let us resolve here and now not only to keep people alive, but to give people a chance at life in dignity.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke those words to open the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, which took place May 23-24 and included 9,000 participants from across the world and across sectors. They represented over 170 countries and came from UN agencies, aid organizations, governments, businesses, faith groups, … [Read more...]

Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sunday, 19 June 2016: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict In 2015 the United Nations adopted 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Observed annually, the Day aims to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in … [Read more...]

2016 GLOBAL SUMMIT OF WOMEN June 9-11, 2016 • Warsaw, Poland

CLICK BUTTON Honorary Patron of 2016 Global Summit of Women Agata Kornhauser-Duda First Lady of Poland The Global Summit of Women was conceived as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities globally through exchanges of working solutions and creative strategies forged by women leaders in different parts of the world. It is a business Summit, whose … [Read more...]

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