L’organisme Racines Canadiennes

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Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting (CCIR)

The Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting (CCIR) was founded in 2008 in response to the ongoing attrition of the resources and expertise from Canadian newsrooms necessary to produce in-depth investigative reporting on matters of significant public interest.

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Knowles-Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy

The Knowles-Woodsworth Centre has its origins in discussions between Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg; Bill Blaikie, former NDP MP and now MLA; and Jim Christie, former Dean of Theology at the University of Winnipeg. Their discussions focused on the need to reaffirm and revitalize the connection between the University of Winnipeg and the social gospel.

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Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA)

Over the past year, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) has made significant progress in building political pressure in Ottawa for new mechanisms to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations and environmental damage in their overseas operations.

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ACORN Canada

ACORN Canada, in just 3.5 years has grown to be one of Canada's largest and most successful networks of community organizations, with more than 15,000 low and moderate income members organized into 19 neighborhood chapters in 3 cities across Canada.

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Rabble.ca

rabble.ca was created in 2001 by a group of inspired media and community activists who recognized a need for more spaces for alternative news and views. Now in its seventh year rabble has become Canada’s most popular source for online independent media.

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Apathy is Boring

Apathy is Boring is a non-profit organization that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy and encourage community engagement.

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"Intent for a Nation" Book Launch

A compelling call to arms to reinvigorate our vision of Canada’s place in the world, from one of the best of our new generation of public intellectuals

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Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Provides financial support to post secondary Aboriginal students studying in the area of archaeology.

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Youth Activist Retreat

The Youth Activist Retreat, an annual event since 1999, is a weeklong learning retreat for young activists ages 16 - 20.

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S.O.S. Medicare 2: Looking Forward Regina, 2007

Canadian Health Coalition (www.healthcoalition.ca) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (www.policyalternatives.ca)

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Toronto Diaster Relief Committee

The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) is a group of social policy, health care and housing experts, academics, business people, community health workers, social workers, AIDS activists, anti-poverty activists, people with homelessness experience, and members of the faith community. We provide advocacy on housing and homelessness issues. We declare homelessness as a national disaster, and demand that Canada end homelessness by implementing a fully-funded National Housing Program through the One Percent Solution.

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All Our Sisters

All Our Sisters
Stories of Homeless Women in Canada
By Susan Scott

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

Though they account for only a small portion of the formal homeless statistics, there are many more women living on insufficient funds, with violent partners, in unacceptable dwellings, or in other fragile circumstances that are too often overlooked. They are our mothers, our daughters, our aunts, our nieces, our wives—they are all our sisters—and they remain largely invisible compared to homeless men.

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Fair Shares for All

Fair Shares for All - Documentary

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CKUT FM Homelessness Marathon

The Homelessness Marathon was founded in 1998 by Jeremy Weir Alderson (aka "Nobody") as an offshoot of his regular radio program, "The Nobody Show," broadcast weekly on WEOS, an NPR-affiliate in Geneva, NY. "That first year, I was just thinking of it as a matter of conscience," Alderson says. "Basically, I just wanted to get on the air and say, 'This isn't right, and I want no part of it,' and, of course, I wanted to bolster this argument with the opinions of experts and the voices of homeless people." He got the idea of broadcasting from outdoors in the dead of winter, he says, because he wanted to dramatize the plight of people with nowhere to go in the cold. And the marathon has been broadcast from outdoors ever since, even though other things about it have changed.

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