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Forging a Career in Aboriginal Film and Video (originally published in Heartbeat of the North.com)

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In Culture, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2008 at 11:53

Marie-Helene Cousineau is a video and filmmaker who I first met by being her teacher’s assistant at Concordia University in Montreal back in 1997. Her career path has lead her to many opportunities to work with Aboriginal people in Nunavut. She is founder of a women’s video collective called Isuma.

“Just the fact that I moved to Igloolik, this was not something I planned ahead,” says Cousineau talking about how she came to form Isuma. “I was working with women’s groups and individual women before moving to Igloolik, so I was working for people that were there.” Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 2 to 6 June 2014‏

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory
policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to
change without notice.

Broadcasting Decisions: 

Application by United Christian Broadcasters Canada 
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-568.htm#d17
for authority to acquire from Thunder Bay Christian Radio the assets of the
English-language specialty (Christian music) radio station CJOA-FM Thunder
Bay

Decisions related to the following radio licence renewal applications:

- Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-47.htm
Application 2013-1682-8

- Fairchild Radio Group Ltd. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-47.htm
Application 2013-1537-5

- Radio communautaire MF Lac Simon inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-58.htm
Application 2013-1505-2

- 176100 Canada Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-59.htm
Application 2013-1547-4 

- Hay River Broadcasting Society http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-128.htm
Application 2013-1408-8

- CHSR Broadcasting, Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-128.htm
Application 2013-1644-8

Decisions related to the following television licence renewal
applications:

- Zeste Diffusion inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-151.htm#bm15
Application 2014-0043-1

- Telelatino Network Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-151.htm#bm17
Application 2014-0045-7

- Sex-Shop Television Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-151.htm#bm16
Application 2013-1749-6

 

 

 

Hair – by Donna Kakonge (published December 1999/January 2000 – Panache Magazine)

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In Beauty, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 2, 2008 at 14:27

Back in the mid-80s, watching Oprah Winfrey’s bouncing and behaving hair was like a dream come true. I never knew that black hair could do that. I rushed to a salon, telling them to duplicate the Oprah ‘do on my head, and they did. The bad part is that just like what once happened to Oprah, my hair fell out. I was left with no hair on my head to duplicate any ‘do. Read the rest of this entry »

Spain (originally published with Rozaneh Magazine)

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In Culture, Writing (all kinds), travel on February 16, 2008 at 01:08

This is the Spain where it is easy to play Red Rover on the beach, but hard not to shop. This is the country of siesta, cheap shoes and sangria that flows like a river. You must order your water like this: “aqua sin gaz,” which means still water. But this country is not still. Everything moves, and it moves to the rhythm of a Spanish guitar as you dance the night away meeting Spaniards and Brits who have had too much beer. Read the rest of this entry »

Invitation to Join Young People’s TV on ThatChannel.com this September!

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Young People TV Flyer – Kakonge D K C

A great new pilot show called Young People’s TV is starting that is done by youth, for a wide audience! Participation in the show is free and you have the opportunity to:

  • Get copies of your show for school applications, resume builders, portfolios and for keepsakes and developing memoirs
  • Discover if television is the right field for you
  • Learn the various aspects of television, including announcing, presentation skills, interviewing, interpersonal communications, technical skills and also just have fun
  • Develop confidence for any chosen field you may be interested in
  • Build your digital portfolio
  • Have staff on-hand who can help you with university, college or special programming applications
  • Meet other great young people like you!

ThatChannel.com the location of the studios is at 160 Bartley Drive close to Eglinton and the DVP with access to free parking! Your parents are welcome to be present while you are on-air or either behind-the-scenes.

Each participant will rotate through the various jobs involved with TV! The show will take place once a month for 12 months as a pilot. There is no fee involved, just a donation would be appreciated and copies to purchase your show are charged if you would want one or more.

For more information, please contact Donna Kakonge at: dkakonge@sympatico.ca.


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Restaurant makeover (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

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In Entertainment, Health, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:14

The show “Restaurant Makeover” helps restaurant owners to makeover their businesses. All you need to do is to send in a letter or a call and they decide whether they’re going to take the project on. The show, which airs on the Food Network Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, matches the money that owners put into the renovations dollar-for-dollar.

Alison Ruthland is owner of First Class Delites at 1156 Weston Rd. She wrote a letter to “Restaurant Makeover” highlighting her situation. Read the rest of this entry »

A sprint to a clothing line (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

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In Beauty, Business, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:15

he has reached the finish line

A Sprint to a Clothing Line

Published in Pride Magazine – June 29, 2005

Ben Johnson, the fastest man in the world according to a 1988 World Record time of 9.79 seconds, is now in the clothing business.

“I just like good clothing, good fabric, good taste and I think that this type of business is the right thing for me to get involved in,” Johnson says. “I’ve done this many years ago. I’ve done this for 30 years and this isn’t the first time I’ve had my own clothing line. In 1987 I had my own clothing line in Italy and it didn’t really take off because of the public. So I decided to come back 18 years later and do my own stuff.” Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Toronto Self-Publishing Association

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Join the Toronto Self-Publishing Association!

Membership is $120.00/year

You can start at any time and your membership starts from that point

What you get?

  • Access to a community of self-published authors to share your work with and to network
  • Discounts off group editing projects
  • People to bounce story ideas off and share ideas with
  • Access to self-publishing events and group discounts
  • Access to notable speakers in the world of self-publishing
  • Great tips and suggestions on making your self-publishing venture an even greater success!
  • Invitations to free workshops and discounted conferences to build your career!
  • Opportunity to connect with new and old friends
  • Great tips on improving your self-published books, ebooks and even information about audio books and video promotion
  • Information on some of the technical skills that you may not be aware of that would improve your self-publishing!

Join now and you can be a part of one of the biggest movements Toronto has seen in self-publishing this year!

Jully Black

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In Beauty, Entertainment, Music, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:16

Jully Black

Jully Black – Home-grown Talent

The first time I met Jully Black was while she was working with the Princess of Wales show “Da Kink in my Hair.” I was walking out of a swanky store in the Eaton Centre of Toronto and she was walking in. With a huge smile on her face, she greeted me and said “hello.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dim sum for the Murmur Project aired on CBC Radio 3

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In Entertainment, Health, Music, Radio Podcasts, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:20

yummy

Murmur Project

Dim Sum & Friends

“Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.”

The techno-rhythms and words of New Order blared in Sharon’s car as six teenagers were squeezed inside. We were going down to Kensington Market as part of our late 80’s ritual, coming from “Asiancourt.” Read the rest of this entry »

Join Donna Kakonge for a Learn to Write Creative Non-fiction Workshop at Maria A. Shchuka Library September 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

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Where: Maria A. Shchuka Library Branch of the Toronto Public Library

1745 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, ON, M6E 2H4

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What’s Going On: Learn to write creative non-fiction by Donna Kakonge

How: It’s free! Copies of my books How To Talk To Crazy People, How to Write Creative Non-fiction and Three Quarters will be on sale for those interested. These books are also available in the Toronto Public Library.

Who: Donna Kakonge! Please check out my official website at: http://www.donnakakonge.com, or buy my books at one of the page links above for more details about my writing.

How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)

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In Business, Entertainment, Events, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:24

How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One

Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent.

Before you go shopping, you want to make sure you look good. Visit a makeup counter and get a free makeover and look gorgeous while you walk through the mall. It’s also a great form of exercise. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release


Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 4:28 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service is supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign (#DriveSafeONT), which will focus on the dangers associated with driving under the influence of prescription medicines and illegal drugs: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, cannabis, etc.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention concluded that more than 10 per cent of drivers, randomly pulled over for a survey, tested positive for drug use compared to eight per cent who had been drinking alcohol. A 2012 study (http://ow.ly/wNop5) found a two-fold increase in the risk of an accident if there is any measurable amount of THC (active ingredient in cannabis) in the bloodstream.

“We are proud to support this important public-safety campaign. Driving after consuming alcohol poses tremendous dangers for motorists, other drivers, and pedestrians. Choosing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming certain prescription drugs or illegal substances can be just as dangerous,” said Superintendent Gord Jones of Toronto Police Service, Traffic Services. “Not only are you putting yourself and others in physical danger, but legal consequences are just not worth the risk.”

The campaign features a public information booklet with information on driving while impaired (alcohol and drugs), as well as traffic collision reporting, protecting consumers from fraud, and Ontario’s racing, seat-belt, and distracted-driving laws. To download the new “The Eyes Have It: Stoned Driving is Impaired Driving” booklet, please visit www.oacp.ca.

The 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign is made possible through the support of Accident Support Services International Ltd., arrive alive DRIVE SOBERŽ, Allstate Canada Group of Companies, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Canadian Tire Corporation, Canpar Courier, Government of Ontario, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, Personal Injury Alliance, RSR-Global, Smart Serve Ontario, Spirits Canada, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association, and VIA Rail Canada.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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Links for the World of Rob Patry – Enter and Enjoy

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The Master Weaver (originally published with Pride Newsmagazine)

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Rose Hibbert and Christos Cox creates magic with Donna Kakonge’s hair

The Master Weaver

With her 1992 red and black Volkswagen Jetta, Hibbert drove me up to Hair & Wigs on the Danforth in Toronto to get the 150 per cent real human cuticle hair for the makeover. Her sister Ingrid Hart, who is an actor and had a long-running role on “Train 48,” was seated in the back. Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge’s New Book: God Is Always There

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Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Bow Tie Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto Arugula and Pine Nuts Chef Peter George, CN Tower, Toronto

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Chef Peter George, Toronto Recipe

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 
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Check Out Madaleno Magazine

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Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks

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Catelli Pasta Plus Five Cookbook Cover

Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks

Project spearheaded by Catelli® pasta in effort to help feed country’s hungry in summer, the slowest time of year for food banks

Toronto, Ontario – April 23, 2014 – Food banks across the country struggle in the summer, their slowest donation time of the year, so 15 of Canada’s leading chefs have come together to help give them a boost.

Part of a campaign spearheaded by Catelli® pasta, the chefs have contributed to a unique cookbook, called Catelli® Pasta Plus Five: Five-ingredient summer pasta dishes by some of Canada’s top chefs, launched today. Available for download free-of-charge at www.catelli.ca or on Catelli’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/catelli‎), the cookbook features easy, gourmet pasta recipes that are made using only five key ingredients in addition to the pasta.  For every “share” of the cookbook on Facebook, Catelli® pasta will donate a serving of pasta to the hungry. Read the rest of this entry »

Sound Water Management: Cascades Redefines The Boundaries

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KINGSEY FALLS, QC, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – As we celebrate the 22nd edition of World Water Day, Cascades is proud to reiterate its objective to reduce water consumption: the Company is committed to reducing its discharge of effluent to 10.6 m3 per tonne of saleable product by 2015. This target has been set out in its 2013-2015 Sustainable Development Plan.

Continuous improvement, one drop at a time

Cascades’ concern for protecting resources is nothing new. In addition to looking after the future of our forests by promoting the use of recycled fibres over virgin fibres, the Company has been investing in finding methods to reduce its water consumption for a long time. In 2010, Cascades made a commitment to the continuous improvement of its wastewater management by setting corporate targets and making them public. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care‏

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Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom

News Release

Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care

April 3, 2014

Ontario Expands Healthy Smiles Program

Thousands more children across Ontario now have access to free dental care.

As of April 1, 70,000 more kids from low-income families can get dental services including regular cleanings, diagnostics and treatment through the newly expanded Healthy Smiles Ontario program.

As a result, over 460,000 children are now eligible for dental treatment through the province’s low-income dental programs. Starting August 2015, six publicly funded dental programs will be integrated into one program to provide seamless enrolment and make it easier for eligible children and youth to receive the dental care they need.

Providing more children and youth with access to free dental care supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care by delivering the right care, at the right time and in the right place. This is also part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow by focusing on Ontario’s greatest strengths – its people and strategic partnerships.

QUICK FACTS

  • Expanding dental care to low-income children and youth is part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
  • One out of five Ontarians cite cost as a barrier to visiting a dentist.
  • Other recent initiatives that will help Ontario’s kids grow up healthier, include:
  • Introducing legislation that, if passed, will post calorie information on menus of large chain restaurants;
  • Creating more than 200 new breakfast and morning meal programs over two years to serve 33,000 additional children and youth in high-needs communities;
  • Banning the use of tanning beds for youth under the age of 18; and
  • Helping children eat better and get more active through the province-wide Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

LEARN MORE

QUOTES

“Today is an important milestone in our plan to make dental care available to more kids in need. We’re expanding Healthy Smiles Ontario because we know good oral health is an important component of overall health and will help our kids grow into healthy adults.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“Tooth decay can have a tremendous impact on a child’s health and their sense of well-being. It is also entirely preventable. Today’s announcement will give more children access to the dental care they need for a healthy future.”
— Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services

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Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

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Buy a Selection of Great Books of Donna Kakonge’s

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Choosing Colour Is Top Paint Challenge, Survey Finds

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CIL Desert Orange Room                             CIL’s new online “model home” concept showcases paint colours in a true-to-life setting, such as this bedroom featuring Desert Orange (78YR 39/593) by CIL paint.

CIL Desert Orange Room
CIL’s new online “model home” concept showcases paint colours in a true-to-life setting, such as this bedroom featuring Desert Orange (78YR 39/593) by CIL paint.

CIL brand launches unique ‘model home’ website to make process easier

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 – When it comes to painting, applying paint to a wall is an easier task than choosing a colour. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian paint habits conducted by leading brand CIL® paint.

Forty-four per cent of survey respondents pointed to colour selection as the biggest challenge they associate with painting projects. This compares with 34 per cent who cited preparation as their biggest obstacle.

The study also found that 36 per cent of respondents said they rely on in-store assistance to select a colour for their paint job. What’s more, CIL paint retailers report that even those who bring a fabric swatch or accessory from the room to be painted into the store still have trouble envisioning their completed paint projects.

CIL home page                                                CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room, using a “model home” concept.

CIL home page
CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room, using a “model home” concept.

In response to consumer demand, CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Based on a “model home” concept, the website allows visitors to view dozens of room settings, each featuring a different wall colour.

Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room – from bedrooms and bathrooms to kitchens, living areas and dining rooms. Every room category features a wide range of photos, each with a different colour backdrop.

“The idea of the model home concept is to showcase paint colours in a true-to-life setting,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “Just as people walk through a physical model home and get decorating ideas, so too can they navigate through the new CIL paint website and make more confident colour and décor decisions,” she added, explaining that test-user feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Although people have relied on paint chips to help them make colour selections for decades, it’s very difficult to envision how the chip they’re holding in the palm of their hand will look on the entire length of a wall,” Goldman said. “Now we’re saying to consumers, ‘Here’s an online library of room colour options that makes it easy for you to  narrow your colour choices from the comfort of your home, before you even step into a store to look at paint swatches,’” she explained.

The website has a visualizer tool that allows users to choose their favourite décor setting and try different CIL paint colours and colour combinations in the room. It also lets users upload – and virtually paint – photos of their own rooms, or they can pull colours from any uploaded image and bring them into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels to get input from family and friends.

CIL paint can and iPad                                   From home or on the go, CIL’s new website has tools that allow users to choose their favourite colours for different décor settings, upload and virtually paint photos of their own rooms, or bring colours from any uploaded image into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels.

CIL paint can and iPad
From home or on the go, CIL’s new website has tools that allow users to choose their favourite colours for different décor settings, upload and virtually paint photos of their own rooms, or bring colours from any uploaded image into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels.

According to the survey by CIL paint, the most popular rooms painted by Canadians last year were bedrooms (24 per cent), living and family rooms (23 per cent) and kitchens (22 per cent).

CIL paints are sold at The Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Rona and independent paint stores across the country. For more information and to view the model rooms, visit www.CIL.ca.

About CIL® paint

Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Walmart, Rona and other independent paint dealers, CIL paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country for 85 years. With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow@PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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CIL is a registered trademark of the PPG group of companies.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

 

The Senate of Canada and the CNIB celebrate National Vision Health Month

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OTTAWAMay 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Speaker Noël A. Kinsella and Senator Asha Seth are hosting the CNIB to celebrate National Vision Health Month, a campaign to educate Canadians on vision health and avoidable vision loss in Canada.

WHO:

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella and the Honourable Asha Seth

DATE: 

May 15, 2014

TIME:  

12:00-1:30 p.m.

LOCATION:

Room 256-S, Centre Block Building, Parliament Hill

Members of the public and media are invited to attend. Please arrive no later than 12:00 p.m.

Senator Asha Seth and Mr. John Raffery, President and CEO of CNIB will be available for interviews at the conclusion of remarks.

SOURCE CNIB

 For further information: Office of the Speaker of the Senate: (613) 992-4416, Jean-Philippe.Duguay@sen.parl.gc.ca; Office of Senator Asha Seth, (613) 797-1176, Raul.Romero@sen.parl.gc.ca

April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000

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April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000

  Communities and employers to also be awarded for their leadership in support of caregivers

 Toronto, Ontario – April 1, 2014 – The search is on for exceptional caregivers across Canada. In celebration of National Caregiver Day, which takes place on April 5, Canadians are being asked to nominate a family or professional caregiver for a unique caregiver award and explain what the caregiver would do with $10,000.

It’s all part of a unique program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org), that supports and celebrates caregivers of all kinds across the country. The awards, which will be presented at both a regional and national level, will recognize a total of 10 exceptional caregivers – five family and five professional caregivers – in four regions: Western, Central, Atlantic and Northern Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Supporting Urban Aboriginal Health, Culture and Economic Growth‏

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Supporting Urban Aboriginal Health, Culture and Economic Growth

March 31, 2014

Ontario Providing Land Located on Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Site

Ontario is moving forward on a historic project that will create more economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for urban Aboriginal Peoples.

The province is transferring a section of land on the site of the Pan Am and Parapan Am GamesAthletes’ Village to Anishnawbe Health Toronto where dynamic, world-class Aboriginal community health and cultural centres will be built following the Games.

The new Aboriginal Community Health Centre will provide access to traditional Aboriginal and modern health services. Working in partnership with the Ontario government, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, Aboriginal groups, and other public sector organizations, the Aboriginal community cultural hub could include spaces for education, social enterprises and the performing arts.

Infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths – its people and strategic partnerships.

QUICK FACTS

  • The new Aboriginal Community Health Centre will allow Anishnawbe Health Toronto to consolidate services from its three existing facilities under one roof. The 2.4-acre site is located at the corner of Front and Cherry streets.
  • The health centre and community hub will be a key legacy of the Games, providing a meaningful and lasting impact to generations of Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario.
  • Ontario provided $8.9 million in operational funding for Aboriginal Community Health Centres in 2012-13.
  • Other plans for the West Don Lands include residential units, commercial space, childcare and educational facilities, all surrounded by nearly 23 acres of parks and public spaces.
  • In 2011, Ontario provided Anishnawbe Health Toronto approval for a planning and design grant of up to $1.485 million for the planning of the new Aboriginal Community Health Centre.

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QUOTES

“Bringing health services, cultural and business facilities together in the West Don Lands will contribute to a vibrant neighbourhood and an enhanced quality of life — enriching both Aboriginal Peoples in Toronto and our city as a whole.”
— Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure, MPP for Toronto Centre

“Upon completion, this facility will provide a permanent cultural space where the urban Aboriginal community can gather and thrive. We’re pleased to be working together, in the spirit of partnership, towards a shared legacy that sees Aboriginal Peoples benefit from the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.”
— David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

“Hosting the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games is bringing benefits and positive legacies to everyone in Ontario. The revitalization of the West Don Lands, accelerated by the athletes’ village development, is one of these legacies. We are pleased that this new health centre and community hub for the urban Aboriginal community will be an important part of this vibrant new neighbourhood.”
— Michael Chan, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games

“Our government is committed to ensuring urban Aboriginal Peoples continue to have access to quality health care when and where they need it. This expanded, accessible and specialized facility will improve access to important health services for Aboriginal people across Toronto.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“We thank the Ontario government for its tremendous support in providing the Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis community with greater access to modern and traditional Aboriginal health care services. On behalf of the Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples of the Greater Toronto Area that we serve, Anishnawbe Health Toronto looks forward to our new home in a new and exciting neighbourhood that is reflective of Ontario’s rich diversity and opportunity.”
— Jacques Huot, President of the Board of Directors, Anishnawbe Health Toronto

CONTACTS

Andrea Arbuthnot
Communications Branch
416-326-4542
Andrea.Arbuthnot@ontario.ca

Patrick Searle
Minister’s Office
416-327-1815
patrick.searle@ontario.ca

Ministry of Infrastructure
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More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario‏

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More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario

March 31, 2014

Government Partners with Algoma University to Expand Athletics Centre

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie today, where she announced Ontario is partnering with the university to expand its athletics centre.

With support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Algoma University will revamp the George Leach Centre to accommodate additional athletics programming for students and enable it to host larger sports tournaments.

With this funding, the university will expand its athletics centre by 10,000 square feet, and provide additional space for training. This project will improve students’ experience at Algoma. It will also help create good local jobs and attract more tourists to the region.

Supporting growth and development in the North is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths — its people and strategic partnerships.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is providing $2 million to this project through the NOHFC.
  • Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $897 million in more than 5,900 projects in northern Ontario, creating or sustaining nearly 23,000 jobs.
  • Algoma University was established in 1965 as Algoma College. It became an independent, degree-granting university in 2008, enrolling about 1,000 students. It plans to grow to 3,000 students by 2020.

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QUOTES

“I am so pleased that our government can help Algoma University build on its success. We want Ontario’s North to flourish, and I know this project will contribute to students’ success, boost the local economy and create new jobs.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

“Our government is committed to supporting investment opportunities that help build strong communities and create jobs. Algoma University is already attracting students from across the region and with this expansion they will be even better prepared for future growth.”
— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

“Our government’s decision to pass legislation making Algoma the 19th university in Ontario is resulting in ongoing economic investments in our community. We continue to provide strong support for postsecondary education at Algoma University and Sault College with significant investments, such as today’s announcement of a further $2 million to expand key infrastructure at AU, which will benefit local residents as well as attract more students to Sault Ste. Marie.”
— David Orazietti, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie

 


 

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – MidDay lottery winning numbers

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TORONTO, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ –

 

Saturday                           22/03/2014

 

PICK-2: 7 6

PICK-3: 4 7 9

PICK-4: 1 5 2 9 Read the rest of this entry »

BELOVED

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Book Review of Toni Morrison’s Award-Winning Book Beloved

Terry Otten suggests that while Sethe and the other slaves “might be considered simply victims in slavery, once they move towards freedom north of the Ohio River … they assume responsibility for their own ‘criminal’ act and become `victims’ of their own flawed humanity as much as the viciousness of whites.” In this essay, the validity of this statement will be tested against Beloved. References from the novel will show how Terry Otten is incorrect. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother`s Day Story

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Most unusual place to give birth in Canada is in a fast food restaurant: survey

Surprise locations for delivering babies are rare in Canada, but commonplace in developing countries

 MARKHAM (April 14, 2014) – En route to the hospital, in a car, on the roadside and even in a fast food restaurant. According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey, these are the most unusual places Canadian women say they delivered a baby, or know someone who has.

The survey was conducted on behalf of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) in honour of Mother’s Day, which takes place this year on May 11. The CCFC survey found that: Read the rest of this entry »

Bust a Move Busts into Million Dollar Year

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EDMONTON, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – It was a sea of pink, purple, and tutus as 260 participants took to Northlands for the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Bust a Move for Breast Health.

The third-year event, reached a milestone when it announced today a fundraising total of $400,000 bringing the three year total to over $1 million raised for breast health at the Cross Cancer Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

Story on Donna Kakonge in Black Canadians

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Fifth and final Bust a Move for Breast Health™

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HALIFAX, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – The fifth and final Bust a Move for Breast Health™ was an incredible celebration as the community came together and raised $293,115 (net) for the Breast Health Centre in Halifax.  In addition, the Canadian Breast Canadian Foundation – Atlantic Region, wowed the crowd by announcing a significant contribution of$250,000 towards better breast health. That wonderful announcement, combined with the QEII Foundation and the IWK Health Centre Foundation each raising an additional $250,000 through generous community support, brought the 2014 breast health campaign to an amazing $1,043,115 (net). Read the rest of this entry »

The Chief Electoral Officer wishes to clarify information concerning the revision of the lists of electors

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MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – In recent days, information has been circulated that clearly shows a misconception on the part of some people regarding the procedure used to revise the lists of electors, and in particular regarding the notion of domicile. The Chief Electoral Officer has therefore produced information documents that will be distributed in order to help electors and boards of revisors to understand these aspects. Read the rest of this entry »

Conductors’ union in Canada accepts CN’s offer to enter bargaining on condition binding arbitration applies if talks fail

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MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labour negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will apply if the parties cannot reach agreement.

The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Chromian Wars Mini Case Study

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Chromian Wars developed by Miralupa Inc. is played in four easy steps using Augmented Reality with 3D camera technology.

  • Step 1: Get in Augmented Reality (AR) Mode!
  • Step 2: Manually activate AR Mode!
  • Step 3: Select and move units!
  • Step 4: Win the war! Stay alive long enough to carry out your mission!

You can find Chromian Wars in the Apple Store and it is also available on iOS and on Android.

At Home with Author Donna Kay Kakonge

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Twenty winners from Rimouski to Montreal – Congratulations to the 3,500 young participants of the 3rd Robotics Festival, an unprecedented success!

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MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Approximately 5,000 people attended Saturday afternoon’s closing ceremony of the third annual Robotics Festival. Some 20 prizes were awarded. Midway through the day,Diane De Courcy, Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities and Minister responsible for the Charter of the French language, and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre were on hand to encourage the young competitors prior to their final matches. Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Summer Writing Workshop for Girls and Boys

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Are you a young woman or man between the ages of 14 and 18 who is looking for something fun and safe to do this summer? Are you a parent looking for something fun and safe for your daughter or your son to do this summer?

Join the Summer Writing Workshop for Girls and Boys

Location: Downtown Toronto

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Start Date: July 7, 2014

Cost: $10.00 per class

Maximum number: Ten committed young people to the project

Project: Working on an anti-human trafficking video to be premiered at the end of the summer

Donna Kay Kakonge, MA, ABD – Sole Proprietor

kakonged@yahoo.ca

https://kakonged.wordpress.com

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Core Competencies:
Education Journalism
Broadcast Writing
Book Publishing Visual Arts Law

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Canadian National Railway Company and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference resume negotiations

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Minister Leitch encourages parties to work together to end their labour dispute

OTTAWA, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) for returning to the bargaining table and working to reach a new agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Press release no. 14 – April 7, 2014 general election – 815 candidates will be running in the April 7 general election

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QUEBEC CITY, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – In preparation for the upcoming September 4th general election, Mr.Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, announces that after the period for filing nomination papers, which ended  at 2 p.m. today, 815 nomination papers have been accepted in the 125 electoral divisions of Québec. In comparison, 894 candidates ran in the 2012 general election. Consequently, there are 79 candidates less than in the last election.

The number of nomination papers accepted is broken down as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Project of Radio for Children with Donna Magazine (Toronto)

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Project of Radio for Children on Donna Magazine (Toronto)

Want to get your child involved with a great project of having their voices involved in reading audio stories they write and announce on Donna Magazine?

Flat fee for the project is $500.00 for a year

Maximum number of participants: 30 children

Donna Kay Kakonge, MA, ABD — Sole Proprietor
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Supporting French-language Students in Eastern Ontario‏

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Supporting French-language Students in Eastern Ontario

March 13, 2014

Colleges commit to education for and by Francophones at College D’Alfred

Ontario is working with La Cité and Collège Boréal to ensure that students in Eastern Ontario continue to have access to French-language programs.The two Francophone colleges have signed agreements-in-principle to deliver programs and services for French-language education at the College D’Alfred site and within Eastern Ontario. Ontario is committed to maintaining French-language agricultural and food programs for the Francophone community in Ontario and the region. Details are being finalized, but the move is expected to minimize the impact on the agricultural and Francophone communities who benefit from the campus.

Although no immediate partners have emerged, Ontario also remains open to community-based proposals to maintain programming at the Kemptville campus. Government will be reaching out to community leaders, businesses, and institutions to find a path forward for the site.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has increased funding to French-Language postsecondary education by over 62 per cent since 2003-04.
  • For 2012-13, this targeted funding amounted to nearly $84 million.
  • Ontario invests more than $75 million annually for agriculture research.

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QUOTES

“Under the leadership of MPP Grant Crack, our government has moved quickly to work with La Cité and Collège Boréal to ensure that academic programs at the Campus D’Alfred site are offered by Francophones and for Francophones. We are pleased that these partners have come forward to ensure that unique, high quality French-language agricultural programs are offered to the community and we hope to find a path forward for the Kemptville campus in the near future.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“I am pleased that La Cité and Collège Boréal will work together to ensure that quality academic programs continue at the Campus D’Alfred site. These programs will enjoy a system of governance by and for Francophones, responding to an aspiration of the rural Francophone community. I would like to thank Grant Crack for his leadership on this issue of great importance to Franco-Ontarians in Eastern Ontario.”
— Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
“Collège Boréal has a successful history working with the University of Guelph at its Campus D’Alfred and we are excited to be supporting the availability of high quality programming at this campus. We look forward to collaborating with La Cité and our partners at the Government of Ontario to ensure that students continue to benefit from the unique French-language services at this campus.”
— Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“The Campus D’Alfred has a unique place in the hearts and minds of countless Francophone students who have benefited from its high quality agricultural programming. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our partners and determine the best way to meet the needs and aspirations of the rural Francophone community.”
— Lise Bourgeois, President, La Cité
“As the Parliamentary Assistant to both the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, I understand how important the Campus D’Alfred and Kemptville Campus are in both their local region and the sector at large. That’s why I will continue to work closely with La Cité and Collège Boréal to ensure that academic programs for Francophone students are available in Eastern Ontario and ensure that our agriculture industry has a strong educational base for continued growth. Moving forward, I will engage with local partners in the hopes of finding a community-focused solution for the Kemptville Campus.”
— Grant Crack, Parliamentary Assistant, Rural Affairs and Francophone Affairs

CONTACTS

Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-326-1635
Emily.Hedges@ontario.ca

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
Tanya.Blazina@ontario.ca

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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Supporting Ontario’s Unique Festivals and Events

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Supporting Ontario’s Unique Festivals and Events

March 13, 2014

Province Helping to Boost Tourism and Create Jobs

Ontario is supporting festivals and events across the province that will draw tourists, create jobs and grow local economies.

Through the Celebrate Ontario 2014 program, the province is helping 229 festivals and events that celebrate the province’s diversity, heritage and culture, while enhancing the experience for visitors and increasing attendance.

The province is also building excitement for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games through the newIGNITE Ontario program. In partnership with TO2015, the organizing committee for the Games, Ontario will provide up to $10,000 for organizations and municipalities hosting local celebrations and community engagement events that promote the upcoming Games.

Helping festivals and events across the province grow and thrive is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths – its people and strategic partnerships.

QUICK FACTS

  • Festivals and events that received Celebrate Ontario funding in 2012 reported an increase of 1.2 million visitors and more than $206 million in visitor spending compared to 2011.
  • Festivals and events support over 22,000 jobs in Ontario every year.
  • In 2012, tourism contributed more than $23 billion to the economy and supported over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in Ontario.
  • The province is investing $1 million for the IGNITE Ontario program from the province’s $42 million Promotion, Celebration and Legacy Strategy.
  • The 2015 Games will be an opportunity to showcase Ontario to an international audience that will include 250,000 visitors and 10,000 athletes and officials.
  • The Games and Games-related investments will create more than 26,000 jobs and grow Ontario’s real GDP by $3.7 billion from 2009 to 2017.

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“Tourism is a billion dollar industry that supports over 300,000 jobs for Ontarians across the province — many of them youth. Through Celebrate Ontario and programs like IGNITE, our government is boosting tourism to strengthen our local economies and build our provincial profile as a premier destination that offers exciting experiences for visitors and residents alike.”
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“Celebrate Ontario is a valued program that recognizes the importance of our province’s unique festivals and events and supports the growth of our tourism industry. This year, it is once again helping organizers to enhance their events so that they can attract more visitors and create more jobs.”
— Gary Masters, Executive Director, Festivals and Events Ontario

CONTACTS

Christy Arnold
Communications Branch
416-326-1724
christy.arnold@ontario.ca

Jasmine Gill
Minister’s Office
416-325-1759
jasmine.gill@ontario.ca

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
http://www.ontario.ca/mtcs

 


 

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