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Big Win for Climate Action in Canada!

Canada’s top court has thrown its support behind the kind of unified climate action younger generations want and need. It’s a good day for intergenerational solidarity. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in support of minimum national standards that require all provinces to curb carbon pollution, including by putting a price on it.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in support of minimum national standards that require all provinces to curb carbon pollution, including by putting a price on it.

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2021 Call for Advisory Council Members — Farm to Cafeteria Canada

Are you passionate about food systems? Interested In helping to bring healthy, local and sustainable food into public spaces? Consider how participating as a volunteer member of the Farm to Cafeteria Canada Advisory Council you can contribute to transforming food systems to be more vibrant and resilient. Because when public spaces are designed with food in mind, everyone wins.

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You Can Make a Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant, by Zena Simces

Zena Simces is a senior consultant for strategic change and president of Zena Simces & Associates. She has over 30 years of experience in the health (population and public health, primary care and mental health), social services, education, justice and employment sectors.

The book takes a comprehensive look at how to make a difference as a consultant in today’s complex world and how to meet future challenges.  It provides narratives from her years of experience, research on best practices and practical tips to guide people on a successful path, whether in their consulting career or in a leadership or management position in any sector.

The book is available as an ebook or in paperback on Amazon, Chapters/Indigo and Barnes and Noble.

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March 10: Our Shot: Vaccinating B.C. Town Hall

B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun and many British Columbians are looking forward to getting their lives back and saying farewell to the virus. But many questions about the vaccine remain, such as:

  • How do we know that it’s safe and effective?
  • Who will notify me when it’s my turn to get the vaccine?
  • Can I get the vaccine at my doctor’s office?
  • How will remote communities get the vaccine?
  • Will there be a waitlist when it’s my time to get vaccinated?
  • After getting the vaccine, will life go back to the way it was before?

Explore these questions and more on March 10 at Our Shot: Vaccinating B.C.: a free, online public town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine and what you need to know before receiving immunization.

Town Hall details: 

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Town Hall: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Airs live from the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre
  • Call-in details will be announced shortly

You can listen to the town hall on CBC Radio One across the province, watch on CBC TV and live stream the town hall on Facebook, CBC Gem and cbc.ca/bc.

Follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #cbcourshot and if you have a question about the vaccine or the rollout plan in B.C., email us at bcasks@cbc.ca.

Petition to the Government of Canada for Action to Significantly Reduce Violence, 2021

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A broad group of Canadians is calling on the public to sign a petition to free Canada from violence. They include victim advocates, public health, faith-based communities, social justice, municipalities, and academics.

Rev. Frances Deverell led the creation of the petition saying “now is the time for Canada to invest in proven prevention strategies”. Shannon Turner, National Co-Chair of Prevention of Violence Canada which joined as a partner, affirmed that “it is past time that Canada adopt World Health Organization recommendations and invest upstream in prevention to stop violence and trauma before it happens rather than responding after the harm is done”.

For more information read this BACKGROUNDER  prepared by Audrey Monette (research consultant and staff at the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention) and Dr. Irvin Waller (Emeritus Professor, University of Ottawa) to provide background information on the Petition to the Government of Canada for Action to Significantly Reduce Violence.