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Mentor A Child and Become A Friend

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is a program that offers mentoring to children aged 6-16. The organization has been providing friends and support to children who need them for over 96 years and are still going strong.

By: Melissa Kennedy 6871 reads | 0 comments
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Ocean Wise Program and Sustainable Seafood – Pick your fish!

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If you love to dine out in Vancouver, it’s likely that you’ve seen this symbol before.   I stumbled across it quite a few times before I discovered what it meant.  This is the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise symbol.

By: Kathryn Lim 7717 reads | 0 comments
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World Vision Canada

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Christmastime marks a season of giving and of thankfulness. Not only do we get showered with gifts, we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by our families and friends who are close to home and our hearts. Now imagine spending your life without most of the resources that we are afforded and that we take for granted.

By: Melissa Kennedy 6242 reads | 0 comments
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Journalists for Human Rights Comes to SFU

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Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is the largest international media development organization in Canada.  JHR works internationally, concentrating their work in post-conflict African countries such as Liberia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.  They also operate chapters at universities and high-schools across Canada.

By: Kathryn Lim 5086 reads | 0 comments
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Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and there’s still time to get involved and volunteer with the Canadian Diabetes Association! Adrian Essiet, a BCIT student who volunteers with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), shares some advice and encouragement for those wanting to engage in the many benefits that volunteer work has to offer!

 

By: Melissa Kennedy 7564 reads | 0 comments
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Shark Truth: On a Mission to Stop the Soup

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At this year’s Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair, I had the chance to meet some of the folks from Shark Truth. In case you didn’t know yet, Shark Truth is a not-for-profit consumer awareness group that seeks to engage consumers in a collaborative discussion to find alternatives to shark fin soup. The organization is founded by Claudia Li, an SFU Business alumnus, and has already received some media coverage, including one recently from the Vancouver Sun.

By: Kevin Claveria 9744 reads | 0 comments
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U-Connect with the Richmond Youth and Services Agency

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RYSA is community and recognized charitable organization that was started in 1974 by a group of committed and passionate young people with the help of a United Way grant. Our organization began with the goal of making sure that community youth received the support, resources and opportunities they needed to succeed and achieve their dreams.

By: David Swanson 5812 reads | 0 comments
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Big Sisters of BC – More than just a mentorship program

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland mentorship program. Since its founding in 1950, the Big Sisters of BC have grown to become a thriving organization, with over 400 volunteers, hundreds of girls served each year, 17 staff members, a Board of Directors and Honourary Advisory Board, and many community supporters.

By: Flavia Kajoba 5527 reads | 0 comments
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Open Media: Engage, Educate, Empower

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Open Media is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. Their goal is to increase public awareness and educated participation in Canadian media, cultural, and telecommunication policy formation.

By: David Swanson 5702 reads | 0 comments
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Support Autism Awareness

Autism

Did you know that 1 in 165 children will be diagnosed with autism in Canada? This is just one of the many reasons why October is Autism Awareness Month.  It is a way to spread the word and inform people of the effects of autism and help them understand what it actually is.

By: Jaishree Narish 4989 reads | 0 comments
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