National Volunteer Week 2015 _ Semaine nationale de l'action bénévole 2015 (anglais)

A special message from His Excellency, the Rt. Hon. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for National Volunteer Week 2015.

What's your giving moment?

Why We Love Reading

Grade 5 students share why they love reading

Cowessess Pow wow 2008 part 2

 Cowessess First Nation Pow-wow  2008



Cowessess Pow Wow 2008

 Cowessess First Nation Saskachuwan Canada,

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In Conversation with City Year South Africa Leaders

Moderator Mary Jordan from the Washington Post joins speakers Portia Myaba-Seatlholo, Simangele “Smash” Shoyisa and Lindiwe Sibiya to discuss their work with the organization City Year South Africa.

This conversation was held as part of the first global symposium on Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness held from Oct 1 - 3, 2014 in Toronto.

Tracing Linkages between Social Isolation and Poverty

Moderator Ian Skelly from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) joins Dr.

In Conversation with the Othandweni Grannies

Mary Jordan from The Washington Post joins Patience Mokgadi, Sandra Thandi Twala and Elizabeth Maki Khumalo from the Othandweni Children’s Home.

They work with Johannesburg Child Welfare, an organization in South Africa that works with marginalized children and members of society.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging and Reciprocity

Tim Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics International joins conversation starters Loretta Claiborne, Matthew Williams from Special Olympics International, Nureddin Amro from the Siraj al-Quds School and Shantha Rau Barriga from the Disability Rights Program, at Human Rights Watch to discuss fostering a sense of belonging and reciprocity.

In Conversation with Zainab Salbi and Ovide Mercredi

In this session, hosted by Matthew Bishop of the Economist, Zainab Salbi and Ovide Mercredi share their experiences with isolation.

Social isolation significantly impacts individual and community health, well-being, livelihoods, and resilience, and yet few programmes and policies currently address this issue directly.

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