December – Universal Human Rights Month

www.youthforhumanrights.org 1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. 2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences. 3. The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and…

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National Safe Driving Week: It’s not just alcohol that impairs

December 1 to 7 is National Safe Driving Week, and the Canada Safety Council is reminding Canadians that it’s not just alcohol that impairs. Driving is such a daily activity, we can easily forget that it’s a complex task requiring skill, concentration and alertness. In the rush from Point A to Point B, we may…

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THANK YOU to all our fantastic Victim Services Volunteers!

International Volunteer Day is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international. United Nations Volunteers…

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Domestic Violence at Work

(Ottawa) Domestic violence is following people to work, has a significant impact on performance, and is in some cases resulting in job loss, according to survey results released by the labour movement and Western University today. Conducted by Western University’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in partnership with…

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Put safety on the front-burner National Home Fire Safety Week

November 24 to 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week, and the Canada Safety Council encourages home cooks to put safety on the front-burner and prevent cooking fires. According to reports from Canadian fire commissioners, careless cooking remains the most common cause of home fires, and kitchens remain the most common place for home fires…

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Services for Women Experiencing Violence Communities across Ontario offer services to women of all ages who have experienced, live with, or are in fear of violence. All of these services are free and confidential. Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes offers a list of French-language and bilingual services throughout the province. Assaulted Women’s…

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World Kindness Day – November 13

“If you wake up every day hoping to influence just one person’s life, you never know the ripple effect it could have on the world.” http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day

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National Senior Safety Week – Drug Safety for Seniors

Many older Canadians are on multiple medications to treat a wide spectrum of ailments and improve quality of life. But without taking proper precautions, these life-saving and life-improving drugs can cause sickness and premature death. Nearly two-thirds of Canadians ages 65 and up are taking five or more types of prescription medication every year. One…

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National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month

November is National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month, and the Canada Safety Council encourages all Canadians to reach out to their neighbours this month. “When you take the time to know your neighbours, not only will you probably be healthier and happier for it, your efforts will also make the community safer for everyone,”…

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