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SPEAKERS RESOURCE - Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

SPEAKERS RESOURCE

HUMAN RIGHTS

MULTICULTURALISM

POVERTY

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

LANDMINES

AFRICA

GLOBALIZATION

ASIA

ECONOMICS

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT/COOPERATION

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

LATIN AMERICA

VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS

EDUCATION

ENVIRONMENT

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

HIV/AIDS AND OTHER DISEASES

GENDER

GLOBAL WATER ISSUES


Table of Contents

Index by Theme

page 59

ACGC Members Directory

page 64

This project is made possible

through funding from the

Government of Canada through

the Canadian International

Development Agency (CIDA)

Compiled by

Diana Coumantarakis

Design and Layout

by Chris Peters

www.chrispeters.ca

Printed by Black Cat Press

About ACGC .................................................................................. 3

Africa Book Project

Jodi Facette - Education in the Developing World ....................... 4

Asia Pacific Accord of Canada

Charles Shaw ............................................................................ 5

Bridges of Love Ministry

Marg Pollon ................................................................................. 6

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Julio Garcia, Angus Perry.............................................................. 7

Leadership Formation Workshop.................................................. 8

Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief

Sandra Moore ............................................................................... 9

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Colette Belanger ......................................................................... 10

Janice Eisenhauer ....................................................................... 11

Janis Rapchuk ............................................................................ 12

Carolyn Reicher ......................................................................... 13

CAUSE Canada

Erin Wilkins ............................................................................... 14

Travis Wilkins ............................................................................ 15

Bringing the Millennium Development Goals to Life ................ 16

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology

Millie Adam ............................................................................... 17

Shauna Curry, Camille Dow Baker ............................................ 18

Laure Félix-Bower, Bryan Fofonoff ............................................ 19

Diana Frost, Mike Lafleur .......................................................... 20

Ron Lentz, Alison Pidskalny ...................................................... 21

Andrea Roach, Tal Woolsey ........................................................ 22

Youth Summit ............................................................................ 23

Change for Children Association

Fiona Cavanagh ......................................................................... 24

Cecily Mills ................................................................................ 25

Brazil .......................................................................................... 25

Canada and the Global South .................................................... 26

Economic Growth ...................................................................... 26

Global Kitchen ........................................................................... 27

Global Poverty and Debt ............................................................ 27

Intercultural Understanding ....................................................... 28

Protecting Human Rights .......................................................... 28

The Rise of Multinational Corporations .................................... 29

Water and the Environment ....................................................... 29

CUSO

Erynn Lyster ............................................................................... 30

Patrick Lucas .............................................................................. 31

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Edzimkulu, A Society for Children of AIDS ................................. 32

Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Marc Beaudin ............................................................................ 33

Anne Chung, Jessica Shumlich, Shawn Tse ................................ 34

Energy Matters ........................................................................... 35

Food for Thought ...................................................................... 35

Root Causes of Poverty............................................................... 36

Engineers Without Borders Edmonton

Energy Matters ........................................................................... 37

Food for Thought....................................................................... 38

Students returning from overseas placement .............................. 38

Water for the World ................................................................... 39

HIV Network of Edmonton Society

Deborah Jakubec ........................................................................ 40

HIV/AIDS: The Basics .............................................................. 41

Blood Borne Pathogens 101 ....................................................... 42

HIV/AIDS and International Issues ........................................... 43

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Gerald Gall ................................................................................ 44

Renee Vaugeois ........................................................................... 45

Building Human Rights Communities -

Bringing Human Rights Education into your Classroom ........... 46

Building Human Rights Communities -

Engaging Youth in Action in their Communities ....................... 47

Understanding Human Rights - Human Rights 101 .................. 47

Rights in the Sun - Counselor Training Program 48

Rights in the Sun - Engaging Youth in Human Rights 49

Mennonite Central Committee - Alberta

Abe Janzen ................................................................................. 50

Sand Dams - Development in Kenya ......................................... 50

Micah Challenge Calgary

Randy Easthouse ........................................................................ 51

Why Should Christians Help the Poor? ..................................... 51

One Child’s Village: A Global Orphan’s Foundation

Todd Lorentz ............................................................................. 52

Plan Canada

Sarah Hendriks .......................................................................... 53

Sangita Pangel ............................................................................ 54

Rainbow for the Future

Leo Seguin ................................................................................. 55

Barbara Wilson .......................................................................... 56

Rainbow of Hope for Children Society

George Bunz .............................................................................. 57

Tools for Humanity

Mohamed Maie .......................................................................... 58

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The Alberta Council

for Global

Cooperation

(ACGC)

#205, 10816A - 82 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

Ph: (780) 988-0200

Fx: (780) 988-0211

email: acgc@web.ca

www.web.ca/acgc

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition

of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Alberta, committed

to advocate harmonious relations among nations and to promote

equitable community development within nations which is people-centred,

democratic, just, sustainable, inclusive and respectful of

indigenous cultures.

Members of the Council pursue this goal through supporting development

education programs and participatory self-help projects

throughout the world.

The Council's goal is to support the work of its members through networking,

leadership, information sharing, training and coordination,

and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.

The objectives of the Council are to promote and mobilize greater

Albertan participation in assisting international development.

The objectives are to be achieved in the following ways:

1. to consistently reflect in all ACGC policies, activities and services,

the principal philosophies embodied in the Council's Mission

and Development Principles;

2. to facilitate effective member networking and capacity building

both internationally and domestically;

3. to coordinate and support members' activities in an effective

manner;

4. to provide leadership on issues of concern to members;

5. to provide members with relevant and effective services;

6. to be an effective advocate and representative to government

agencies and the public for international development concerns

on behalf of the membership and to keep member organizations

informed as to important shifts in Canadian foreign policy.

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Africa Book Project

Jodi Facette – Education in the Developing World

THEMES:

Africa

Education

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and area

Possibly further but costs would

have to be considered.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jodi Facette

(403) 254-4494

346 Shawnessy Drive SW

Calgary, AB T2Y 1R2

www.africabookproject.org

DESCRIPTION:

Every child, regardless of race, religion, income, and geographical

location is entitled to an education. While this seems obvious in

Canada, for many children in the world, in particular, Africa, this is

not the case. Thousands of children each year cannot attend school

because they lack the basic requirements such as books, pens, pencils

and uniforms (which are required in most parts of Africa). In those

communities that have schools or for children lucky enough to

attend, the situation is not great. For many children, school takes

place under a tree or in an old building that is falling apart. Desks

and blackboards are not available. Books are in tattered and worn

and often have to be shared between students. However, the children

are eager to learn. Many realize that the key to their future is obtaining

an education. In some communities, hundreds of children line

up to receive a spot in the school.

In an effort to assist these children and to improve their access to

educational materials, the Africa Book Project was started. Each year

we ship thousands of used books from Canadian schools, libraries

and individual people, to schools in Africa. The need is so great and

the desire to learn is high. It is up to us to do what we can.

The presentation would cover the following:

1. The educational situation in Africa and other developing countries.

2. How Africa Book Project was started

a. Jodi Facette's visits to Africa

b. Her vision and goals

c. What has been done so far

3. What we plan to do in the future and how people can help

The cost of the presentation would be free (however, as we are a

small organization, a donation would be accepted and if traveling far,

we would request some assistance with covering travel costs).

Presentations can be geared to all age groups and grades.

Presentations would be approximately one hour in length and can be

created for groups of 5 or more. A projector (for a PowerPoint presentation),

screen, computer (if possible) and sufficient space for

everyone would be required.

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Asia Pacific Accord of Canada

Charles Shaw

THEMES:

Asia

Millennium Development Goals

Multiculturalism

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and area

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Charles Shaw

Edmonton, AB

(780) 453-6244

apac8aa@yahoo.ca

BIO:

Charles is committed to multicultural education. He was the author

and publisher of the Asia Pacific Bulletin from 1989-1999, working

to promote cross-cultural understanding between east and west.

Charles is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asia Pacific

Accord of Canada (APAC) and the Canadian Asia Accord

Association (CAAA), a role he has filled for over 15 years. Charles is

fully committed to working whole heartedly embracing the future of

civilization.

The cost of the presentation is the cost of transportation. Specifics of

the topic, length and contents can be worked out through conversation.

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Bridges of Love Ministry

Marg Pollon

THEMES:

HIV/AIDS and other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marg Pollon

204 – 6A Street NE

Calgary, Alberta T2E 4A5

www.bridgesoflove.net

BIO:

Marg Pollon is the founder and Executive Director of Bridges of

Love Ministry. The focus of this ministry is to connect the church

with the community in which it is found. Currently, the main

thrust has been to educate and raise awareness of the threat of an

Influenza Pandemic. How best can we prepare both as individuals

and as a community? It is the local response that will have the greatest

impact on minimizing the effects of a pandemic.

DESCRIPTION:

Influenza Pandemic 101 - Provide participants with a basic understanding

of pandemic influenza, discuss historical patterns of pandemic

occurrences, and discuss risk factors and risk reduction practices.

There is no cost for the presentation; however travel expenses will

need to be covered.

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Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

(CCODP) - Julio Garcia

THEMES:

Environment

Global Water Issues

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Central Alberta.

For other areas - please inquire

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Development and Peace

(780) 424-1557

devnpeace@look.ca

www.devp.org

BIO:

Julio is a 26 year old university graduate who is deeply committed to

making a difference in the world in every way possible. He is currently

the chair of advocacy for the Edmonton executive committee

and is also very much involved with the local activist community.

Julio is a dynamic speaker who is excellent with youth and very serious

about the global problems that all of humanity if facing today.

There is no cost for presentations.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

(CCODP) - Angus Perry

THEMES:

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Central Alberta.

For other areas - please inquire

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Development and Peace

(780) 424-1557

devnpeace@look.ca

www.devp.org

BIO:

Angus is a retired teacher and the current chair of the Edmonton

executive committee. He is committed to making a lasting change in

the world and is on the path of realizing how to live faithfully in a

globalizing world. Angus' innovation, charisma, and spirit to fully

seek the truth, makes him an excellent and captivating speaker whom

you can be sure will speak straight from his heart to transform your

mind.

There is no cost for presentations.

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Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

(CCODP) - Leadership Formation Workshop

THEMES:

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Central Alberta.

For other areas - please inquire

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Development and Peace

(780) 424-1557

devnpeace@look.ca

www.devp.org

DESCRIPTION:

Have you ever asked yourself what qualities and skills a civil

rights/community leader needs to have? Learn how to engage others

in building a better world today. These are skills that anybody can

learn and implement as long as their heart is in the right place.

Continue your active journey towards social justice and equality for

all by learning about participatory popular education techniques

The workshop is suitable to any group - recommended for ages 15+.

Workshops can range from 2 hrs to a full weekend. Short workshops

can be done with large numbers of participants, but longer and more

focused workshops are most effective with small groups.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, please contact.

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Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief

Sandra Moore

THEMES:

Africa

Community Outreach

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sandra Moore

50 Pioneer Cres. NE

Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1S4

choir@canadianhumanitarian

.com

Tel: (403) 527-2741

Fax: (403) 527-0427

www.canadianhumanitarian

.com

BIO:

Sandra Moore is the Executive Director for the Canadian

Humanitarian Organization for International Relief. She has a

degree in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology and has worked for

Canadian Humanitarian since January 2007. Sandra has traveled to

Cuba and Ethiopia

Canadian Humanitarian is a registered Canadian charity based in

Medicine Hat. Our mission is to provide disadvantaged children

throughout the world with the basic necessities of life such as food,

shelter, clothing and education. We support schools, communitybase

care projects, and orphanages in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We

have also worked with orphanages in Haiti and St. Vincent.

Canadian Humanitarian also offers humanitarian expeditions

throughout the year to Ethiopia for interested individuals or groups.

Expeditions run for two weeks in October and two weeks in

February. We also offer other expeditions throughout the year if

there is enough interest.

For more information visit our website at www.canadianhumanitarian.com

There is no cost for the presentation; however travel expenses will

need to be covered.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Colette Belanger

THEMES:

Asia

Community Outreach

Education

Gender

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Multiculturalism

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and other areas if

expenses are paid

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Janice Eisenhauer

Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan

P.O. Box 32014 Bankview

Calgary, AB T2T 5X6

Tel/Fax: (403) 244-5625

www.w4wafghan.ca

BIO:

Colette Belanger is Director of the Board of CW4WAfghan and Co-

Chair of the Education Committee. Ms. Belanger joined

CW4WAfghan as a member of the Calgary chapter in 2001 and has

shared her passion and commitment towards universal human rights

with our network making daily contributions towards our goals and

objectives. Ms. Belanger joined the Board in 2003 and has devoted

her volunteer time to building a strong education component for

CW4WAfghan, developing many tools to raise awareness in Canada.

As a soprano vocalist, former geologist and computer-mapping specialist,

Colette's creative talents are used in developing information

bulletins, graphic displays, post-card advocacy campaigns, pamphlets,

posters and other related materials. She is the Email NewsList

Manager distributing daily news updates to CW4Wafgthan members

as well as the Co-chair of the CW4WAfghan Education Committee.

This Education Committee has designed a Canadian Teacher's

Resource project to engage Canadian students as global citizens in

understanding human rights issues. Ms. Belanger is a regular presenter

for CW4WAfghan at post-secondary institutions, schools and

community groups.

Presentations have no set cost however the cost of transportation is

expected with honourarium if available or through a donation.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Janice Eisenhauer

THEMES:

Asia

Community Outreach

Education

Gender

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Multiculturalism

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and other areas if

expenses are paid

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Janice Eisenhauer

Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan

P.O. Box 32014 Bankview

Calgary, AB T2T 5X6

Tel/Fax: (403) 244-5625

www.w4wafghan.ca

BIO:

Janice Eisenhauer is Volunteer Executive Director and co-founding

member of the National Office of Canadian Women for Women in

Afghanistan. She is a native Calgarian and holds an Honour's

Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from the

University of Calgary. Her 1999 honour's thesis focused on the

empowerment of women in Afghanistan. Janice has travelled extensively

in developing countries and has worked with several environmental

and non-profit organizations. Janice is a full time volunteer

with CW4WAfghan and over the past eight years has been coordinating

the daily operation and development of this internationally

recognized social justice organization. Janice has been honoured for

her long-standing volunteerism in Canada as winner of the 2001

National Post/L'Oréal Canada Women of Influence, the 2007

Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award, the Alberta

Centennial Medal, and the Calgary Rotary Integrity Award 2007.

Presentations have no set cost however the cost of transportation is

expected with honourarium if available or through a donation.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Janis Rapchuk

THEMES:

Asia

Community Outreach

Education

Gender

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Multiculturalism

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and other areas if

expenses are paid

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Janice Eisenhauer

Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan

P.O. Box 32014 Bankview

Calgary, AB T2T 5X6

Tel/Fax: (403) 244-5625

www.w4wafghan.ca

BIO:

Janis Rapchuk was born in England and moved to Canada when she

was a child. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with

a BSc in Zoology and later earned a Library Diploma from SAIT

(Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) where she is on the

Advisory Board for the Library and Information Technology program.

For the past 12 years Janis has worked as Head Librarian at

Field Aviation in Calgary. She joined Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan in February 2004, after reading an article by Sally

Armstrong in Chatelaine magazine. Since CW4WAfghan's first conference

in October of 2004, Janis has been passionately interested in

rebuilding libraries in Afghanistan. Her trip to Kabul in May 2005

was part of a fact-finding mission to guide the development of a

library project and observe some W4W projects. Since that trip Janis

has participated in numerous fundraising events and is keen to return

to Afghanistan to help set up school libraries, and community

resource centres.

Presentations have no set cost however the cost of transportation is

expected with honourarium if available or through a donation.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Carolyn Reicher

THEMES:

Asia

Community Outreach

Education

Gender

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Multiculturalism

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and other areas if

expenses are paid

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Janice Eisenhauer

Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan

P.O. Box 32014 Bankview

Calgary, AB T2T 5X6

Tel/Fax: (403) 244-5625

www.w4wafghan.ca

BIO:

Carolyn Reicher is the President, Secretary and co-founding member

of the National Office of CW4WAfghan. Carolyn has a BA Degree

in Anthropology, and is completing a degree in Development Studies

from the University of Calgary. Her personal interest in development

issues and the changing global community has taken her to a number

of developing countries including Ecuador where she researched,

developed, and wrote a social impact assessment study of a rainforest

community. She also traveled to Afghanistan in March 2004 as part

of her volunteer role with CW4WAfghan. Carolyn has done volunteer

work for a variety of non-governmental organizations focusing

on community development, literacy, women's rights, and health

management. Carolyn is currently employed as Reference Assistant at

the Calgary Public Library where she coordinates a one-on-one adult

literacy program. In March 2005, Carolyn was the recipient of the

Global Television Woman of Vision Award for her work with human

rights and Afghan women. She is also the recipient of the 2006

Literacy Alberta Award of Excellence in the Practitioner category for

her work in adult literacy.

Presentations have no set cost however the cost of transportation is

expected with honourarium if available or through a donation.

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CAUSE Canada

Erin Wilkins

THEMES:

Africa

HIV/AIDS and other diseases

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and area

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Erin Wilkins

(403) 217-6022

erinwilkins@cause.ca

www.cause.ca

BIO:

Erin Wilkins is the Public Engagement Director for CAUSE Canada.

She is passionate about justice and equality for the developing world,

and loves engaging others in conversations that can challenge and

change our current perceptions. Having worked in Sierra Leone,

India and Thailand, as well as having traveled through many of their

surrounding countries, Erin brings a personal encounter to her presentations,

addressing how we can make sense of places that are so

vastly difference than our own

The cost for the presentation is based on honourarium

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CAUSE Canada

Travis Wilkins

THEMES:

Africa

Education

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary and area

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Travis Wilkins

(403) 678-3332

travis@cause.ca

www.cause.ca

BIO:

Travis Wilkins has a degree in business and is completing a masters

in education. He is passionate about education and believes it is the

most powerful tool we have to create prosperity - anywhere in the

world. Travis has experience in community and youth development

where his focus has been promoting proactive and strengths-based

approaches. He is the Canadian Program Manager of CAUSE Kids

and has spent time in Sierra Leone working with local partners to

understand how Canadians can better support education in the

country.

CAUSE Canada believes that with the right tools, people have the

determination and intelligence to overcome their challenges and

break the cycle of poverty. CAUSE Kids is a program that gives children

and their families access to education - a means to creating

health and prosperity. Currently in Sierra Leone, West Africa, only

41% of children get to attend primary school; this means the average

child will grow up to be illiterate and unable to benefit from the

opportunities that formal education provides. CAUSE Kids gives

Canadians the opportunity to support students and be a part of a

proven solution to poverty. We also work to give families access to

literacy, health, agriculture and microcredit initiatives. CAUSE Kids

is committed to building a legacy of education, opportunity and justice

in Sierra Leone.

If you would like to learn more about our program, our approach to

community and youth development or are looking for a way to make

a significant impact in Africa, consider inviting us to peaks about

CAUSE Kids.

The cost for the presentation is based on honourarium.

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CAUSE Canada

Bringing the Millennium Development Goals to Life

THEMES:

Millennium Development Goals

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

South Central Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Erin Wilkins

(403) 217-6022

erinwilkins@cause.ca

www.cause.ca

DESCRIPTION:

CAUSE Canada is an Alberta based International Relief and

Development organization that strives to empower communities and

individuals in disadvantaged regions to overcome poverty and

improve quality of life.

This year we are offering workshops supported by the Canadian

International Development Agency (CIDA) aimed to engage students

in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs

were created in the year 2000 when 191 members of the United

Nations pledged themselves to halving global poverty by 2015.

In recognizing that many schools are placing an emphasis on globalization

and social responsibility we would like to offer these workshops

(free of charge) for the 2007/2008 school year as a valuable

resource to engage your students in creative and meaningful ways.

Bringing the MDGs to Life is intended to have students engage in a

comprehensive dialogue regarding the MDGs and their importance

to people in developing countries, as well as to Canadians. They will

explore what the MDGs are, the relationship between them, and

explore where they can make a difference. All of our presentation are

interactive and utilize participatory teaching techniques, process theatre

and puppetry with 9' puppets. In past programs theatre and

puppets have been successful in helping youth express their thoughts

and feelings, and have had a major impact on young people's attitudes.

These workshops are available for grades 4 -12 for groups of 10-30

students - this is negotiable. The time needed for this workshop can

be tailored to class interest and available time. A two hour time period

is ideal although 1 _ hours can be accommodated. The use of

puppets is dependant on the amount of class time allotted.

The cost for the presentation is free however; honourariums are welcomed.

A large space is needed for the workshop, preferably not a

gymnasium. Workshop maximum is 30 people. A DVD player will

also be required.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Centre for Affordable Water

and Sanitation Technology

(CAWST)

12, 2916 – 5th Avenue NE

Calgary, AB T2A 6K4

Tel: (403) 243-3285

Fax: (403) 243-6199

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

Speakers: Millie Adam, Shauna Curry, Camille Dow

Baker, Laure Félix-Bower, Bryan Fofonoff, Diana Frost,

Mike Lafleur, Ron Lentz, Alison Pidskalny, Andrea Roach,

Tal Woolsey

CAWST is a Canadian humanitarian organization that provides

training, education and technical consulting in water and sanitation

to organizations working with the poor in developing countries.

Presentations can be for groups from 10-110 and are interactive and

educational, often using the games and activities CAWST uses to

teach people in developing countries

For the presentations outside of Calgary hard costs need to be covered.

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Millie Adam

THEMES:

Asia

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Millie Adam joined CAWST in January 2005 to provide training

and consulting services for the SouthEast Asia region. Millie brings

to CAWST experience in drinking water, industrial wastewater, and

sewage treatment, and eight years of international work experience.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

(University of Calgary), and is a qualified CAWST trainer including

technical training in BioSand Filter and other treatment technologies.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Shauna Curry

THEMES:

Education

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Shauna Curry is CAWST's Director of International Services, leading

a team of International Technical Advisors to provide training and

consulting support services for clients worldwide. Shauna has been

integral to the successful development of global strategies and programs

in Asia, Latin America and Africa. She provides technical and

implementation support to clients, and is the primary interface with

CAWST's Program Development team, integrating best practices

from the field into CAWST services. Shauna holds a Bachelor of

Science in Agriculture & Bioresource Engineering from the

University of Saskatchewan and has 10 years experience prior to

CAWST in environmental engineering, project management and

facilitation.

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Camille Dow Baker

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Camille Dow Baker is co-founder of CAWST as well as its volunteer

President & CEO. She has more than 25 years experience as a professional

engineer and executive in the oil and gas industry internationally.

Camille left the oil and gas sector to go to the University of

Calgary, where she earned her graduate degree in environmental

design, focusing on water and sanitation in developing countries. In

June of 2007, Camille was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws

degree from the University of Calgary. She is a member of the

Canadian Academy of Engineering, APEGGA, the CIM, and SPE.

Prior to this, Camille was Manager of Engineering and Operations at

AEC International (now EnCana) and enjoyed a very successful

career in various managerial and leadership positions at Norcen

Energy Resources Limited and Conwest Exploration Company

Limited. She led several international projects in Australia, Peru,

Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe. Camille is a recipient of

the Alberta Centennial Medal, Global Woman of Vision Award and

the National GRIOT Award for science and technology.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Laure Félix-Bower

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

BIO:

Laure Félix-Bower joined CAWST as Marketing Coordinator in

April 2005, bringing eight years of experience in the International

sales and marketing sector. Her responsibilities include the marketing

of CAWST's services, and the management of CAWST's youth and

volunteer programs. Laure holds a Bachelor of Arts in Languages for

Business (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and a Business

Management Diploma (University of Grenoble, France).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Bryan Fofonoff

THEMES:

Asia

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Bryan Fofonoff is a professional engineer with a degree from the

University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining CAWST he spent 14

years consulting to the international oil and gas industry as a

machinery troubleshooter. His previous work travel took him to

Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, New Zealand, the Philippines,

Singapore, Syria, Poland, and throughout North America. Bryan

spent 2005 as a volunteer with CAWST and was on the team that

provided CAWST's first Biosand Filter program organizer training in

Angola and Equatorial Guinea. In January 2006 he signed on as a

full time international trainer with CAWST and has never looked

back.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Diana Frost

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Latin America

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Diana Frost joined CAWST in March 2003 to provide training and

consulting services for the Latin American region. She is currently

focusing on program development for the Caribbean and South

America. Diana brings to CAWST four years of direct field experience

in water treatment and sanitation programs for the poor in

Peru. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

(University of Sherbrooke), DEC in Pure and Applied Sciences

(Champlain Royal College), and is a qualified CAWST trainer

including technical training in BioSand Filter and other treatment

technologies.

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Mike Lafleur

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Mike Lafleur joined CAWST as Education Program Developer in

January 2006 to develop and enhance CAWST's training curriculum

in water and sanitation. Mike brings to CAWST four years of professional

teaching experience and international experience in Namibia,

Peru, Venezuela and the Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of

Kinesiology (McMaster University), a Masters of Education (Brock

University), a Certificate in Advanced Dispute Resolution (York

University) and is a qualified CAWST trainer including technical

training on the biosand filter and other household water technologies.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Ron Lentz

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Ron Lentz joined CAWST in October, 2002 to provide technical

services, develop and enhance CAWST's training curriculum and

deliver training in Canada. Ron brings to CAWST 26 years of experience

in engineering in the energy sector. He holds a Bachelor of

Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Alberta) and is a

qualified CAWST trainer including technical training in BioSand

Filter and other treatment technologies.

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Alison Pidskalny

THEMES:

Community Outreach

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

BIO:

Alison Pidskalny comes to CAWST with ten years of experience in

the communications and marketing sector. Starting as volunteer

Chair of CAWST's Marketing Communications Advisory Council,

she assumed a staff role in September 2004. Since then, Alison has

lead CAWST's resource development activities, including initiating

CAWST's fund development program. She is also responsible for

public engagement, volunteer management, marketing communications,

government and media relations.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Andrea Roach

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Latin America

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Andrea Roach joined CAWST in 2005 to provide training and consulting

services for the Central American region as well as Mexico

and Brazil. Andrea is a Professional Engineer and brings to CAWST

water and sanitation experience in El Salvador, where she lived for

two years, as well as five years of experience in the petroleum industry.

She holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of

British Columbia and is a qualified CAWST trainer including technical

training in Biosand Filtration and other treatment technologies.

Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Tal Woolsey

THEMES:

Africa

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

BIO:

Tal Woolsey joined CAWST in September 2004 to provide training

and consulting services for the African region. He brings four years

of experience to CAWST in designing and implementing Household

Water Treatment and Sanitation projects in Haiti. Tal holds an

Associates of Arts Diploma from Camosun College and is a qualified

CAWST trainer including technical training in BioSand Filter and

other treatment technologies. He's also the Founder and President of

Clean Water For Haiti, an NGO focusing on the implementation of

the Bio-Sand Filter and well drilling projects in Haiti.

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Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and Technology (CAWST)

Youth Summit

THEMES:

Global Water Issues

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

The summit takes place in

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CAWST

(403) 243-3285

cawst@cawst.org

www.cawst.org

DESCRIPTION:

CAWST invites Calgary and area youth age 12-17 to participate in

the Youth Summit.

Youth delegates learn about local and international water issues and

develop their own idea for action. In the months following the

Summit, the youth delegates will implement their action plan with

coaching from CAWST. On World Water Day, March 22, teams will

come together with Calgary's community leaders for an evening celebration

of their efforts to preserve the world's most precious natural

resource.

This is an annual event - please contact CAWST for information

regarding dates and times of events.

The Summit is a free event open to Junior High, High Schools and

Youth Clubs in groups of 3-5. Age group: 12-17 years old. The maximum

number for participants is 70.

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Change For Children Association

Fiona Cavanagh

THEMES:

Economics

Gender

Global Water Issues

Globalization

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Latin America

Millennium Development Goals

Poverty

Youth Engagement

Youth Leadership

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

BIO:

CFCA's Education Coordinator, Fiona Cavanagh has a Masters

Degree in Education Policy with a focus on Theoretical, Cultural and

International Studies in Education and has extensive work experience

with Alberta teachers and communities. In addition Fiona has

undergraduate studies in Sociology and Rural Development and has

extensive experience in popular education and public engagement

programming. Fiona also has international cooperation experience in

Mexico, Bolivia and Uruguay.

Change for Children can also arrange speakers from their membership

who have traveled extensively to our project regions and have

detail experience with region and key issues. In addition, Change

Children also hosts international speaking tours and these are advertised

through our website and ACGC.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

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Change For Children Association

Cecily Mills

THEMES:

Latin America

Landmines

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

BIO:

After retiring from teaching High School Cecily Mills worked fulltime

volunteer at a shelter for homeless women with children in

Seattle. After studying Spanish in Guatemala, she volunteered with

Witness for Peace in Nicaragua for three years and then with the

Volunteer Missionary Movement as a high school teacher preparing

students to teach in primary grades in one-room rural schools in

Guatemala. She has traveled on delegations to Brazil, El Salvador,

Guatemala, Chiapas (Mexico) and more recently was an election

observer in Nicaragua. She has also worked on the topic of Canadian

mines in Latin America. Presently, she volunteers with Change for

Children and is also an active member of Development and Peace

and the Social Justice committee of the francophone parish of

St.Thomas d'Aquin.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

Change For Children Association

Brazil

THEMES:

Education

Globalization

Human Rights

Latin America

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

DESCRIPTION:

Students look at the lives of marginalized children in Brazil, and

issues of health, education, and culture. Suitable for Grade 8

Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

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Change For Children Association

Canada and the Global South

THEMES:

Economics

Globalization

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

DESCRIPTION:

Students examine the role of non-governmental organizations in

Canada and the Global South. Suitable for Social Studies 10/13

Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

Change For Children Association

Economic Growth

THEMES:

Economics

Globalization

Human Rights

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students trace the web of interconnected factors related to policies of

economic growth in Canada and the effects of these policies, with an

emphasis on disparity in quality of life. Suitable for Grade 9

Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

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Change For Children Association

Global Kitchen

THEMES:

Economics

Globalization

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students examine globalization and the interdependence between

Canada and other countries. Suitable for Social10/13 Students, the

workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

Change For Children Association

Global Poverty and Debt

THEMES:

Economics

Globalization

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students analyze the ties between poverty, debt, international financial

architecture and Canada. Suitable for Social 30/33 Students, the

workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

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Change For Children Association

Intercultural Understanding

THEMES:

Globalization

Latin America

Multiculturalism

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students explore the concept of culture through intercultural communication

activities and examples from South America. Suitable for

Grade 7 Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

Change For Children Association

Protecting Human Rights

THEMES:

Human Rights

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students look at the relevance of human rights issues in their lives.

Suitable for Social 10/13 Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

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Change For Children Association

The Rise of Multinational Corporations

THEMES:

Economics

Globalization

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

DESCRIPTION:

Students investigate the global context of multinational corporations,

including the roles of international financial institutions and agreements.

Suitable for Social Studies 30/33 Students, the workshop

takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

Change For Children Association

Water and the Environment

THEMES:

Economics

Environment

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

DESCRIPTION:

Students explore water consumption, trade and other pertinent water

issues in local and global contexts. Suitable for Social Studies 10/13

Students, the workshop takes 1-2 hours.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but the transportation

and materials need to be covered.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Fiona Cavanagh,

Education Coordinator

fiona@changeforchildren.org

(780) 448-1505

www.changeforchildren.org

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CUSO

Erynn Lyster

THEMES:

Gender

International Development /

Cooperation

Volunteering Overseas

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Erynn Lyster

(403) 283-2871

(403) 399-1716

westconnect@cuso.org

www.cuso.org

BIO:

Erynn Lived and worked in Jamaica for four years. Her most recent

experience was with CUSO where she worked with Women's Media

Watch Jamaica (WMW) for two years as the Programme Assistant.

WMW is dedicated to reducing gender-based violence through education

and advocacy. They do training programmes for a wide range

of audiences throughout the island as well as teach a course at the

University and are involved in many networks and collaborative projects

throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. She is currently the

CUSO Outreach Leader for the West and Far North of Canada. Her

experiences in Jamaica, especially with CUSO, shaped her view of

development work and gender in particular. Erynn is still very much

involved with Women's Media Watch and has established her own

small NGO called Something Special which is an early childhood

education initiative which helps to make sure disadvantaged

Jamaican children receive the quality of education they deserve.

There is no cost for presentations.

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CUSO

Patrick Lucas

THEMES:

Asia

Environment

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Western Canada

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Lucas

11 Ironwood Dr.

St. Albert, AB T8V 5J8

(780) 228-6472

www.cuso.org

BIO:

Patrick is a specialist in Participatory Planning & research, working

with communities in the developing world to develop and implement

strategic plans and programs for land use management, indigenous

knowledge, watershed management, environmental protection,

sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Patrick has over ten

years experience working with community groups, international nongovernmental

organizations, municipal, provincial and national governments

in Canada, China, Korea, and Laos on issues of community

planning, sustainable development, land use and environmental

protection. Recipient of a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in

Environmental Studies from the University of Northern British

Columbia, Patrick recently returned from more than two years working

with CUSO in Laos where he successfully facilitated several high

profile initiatives regarding indigenous knowledge, traditional agriculture,

land use management, watershed and environmental protection,

and the provision of clean water infrastructure for upland communities.

Passionately committed to the principles and ideals of sustainable

people centred development, Patrick is always keen to share his experiences

and knowledge with Canadians with intent of fostering

greater knowledge and understanding of international development

issues.

Costs to cover transportation, accommodation and per diem (costs

negotiable).

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Edzimkulu, a Society for Children of AIDS

THEMES:

Africa

Community Outreach

HIV/AIDS and other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and area

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ms. Laura Delfs,

Vice Chair, Edzimkulu

(780) 481-5126

delfsfam@tbwifi.ca

www.edzimkulu.org

DESCRIPTION

Edzimkulu's mission: To nurture, care for and educate the generation

of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Ndawana, South Africa, with

the goal of producing healthy members of a cohesive community

with an economic base enhanced by education and accessibility to

government programs. The people of greater Edmonton, through

donations, volunteerism, and exchange of culture, will play an

important role in demystifying Africa and the AIDS pandemic and

in empowering the people of Ndawana.

There is no cost for presentations as Edzimkulu is a volunteer organization.

Donations are directed towards to the organization.

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Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Marc Beaudin

THEMES:

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

Volunteering Overseas

Youth Leadership

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marc Beaudin

mdbeaudi@ucalgary.ca

(403) 835-7056

www.ewb.ca

BIO:

Marc attended primary and secondary school in the Yukon and

decided to come to the University of Calgary to study Engineering.

During his time at the University, he has been very involved in residence

by being a student representative and community advisor, and

joined many groups and committees such as Athletic Opportunities

in Residence and Community Impact.

He joined Engineers Without Borders during his Engineering

Internship in 2006 as the SWAT Team Leader, and became the copresident

of the University of Calgary Chapter for his final academic

year in 2007-08 before he undertakes his run across Canada to raise

awareness on poverty.

Presentations are free or by donation, although cost of transportation

required.

NOTE: Bilingual French/English

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Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Anne Chung, Jessica Shumlich, Shawn Tse

THEMES:

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

Volunteering Overseas

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jessica Shumlich

jbshumli@ucalgary.ca

(403) 681-9586

www.ewb.ca

Presentations are free or by donation.

Anne Chung BIO:

Anne has been a Vice President and a President of the University of

Calgary Chapter of Engineers Without Borders before undertaking

her next challenge to be an Overseas Volunteer in Malawi during the

summer of 2007.

Jessica Shumlich BIO:

Jessica Shumlich grew up in Saskatchewan before coming to Calgary.

She is currently an engineering student who is planning to go to

Germany for an exchange program. Jessica is the co-president of

Engineers Without Borders - University of Calgary.

Shawn Tse BIO:

During the academic year 2006-07, Shawn was the VP Internal

Events, and was in charge of ensuring the development of members

of Engineers Without Borders by creating educational

workshops.This summer, Shawn went to Africa to help human development,

in a small town in Ghana, by working on the Multi-

Functional Platform project.

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Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Energy Matters

THEMES:

Environment

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kevin Baker -

baalwolf@gmail.com

Jessica Shumlich -

jbshumli@ucalgary.ca

Marc Beaudin -

mdbeaudi@ucalgary.ca

www.ewb.ca

DESCRIPTION:

High School Outreach presentations are presentations designed to

engage students while teaching them about issues that touch human

development, to show how energy is very important in the world,

how access to energy is important. Suitable for Senior High Students,

the workshop takes 1-1.5 hours.

Workshops are free or by donation. A projector and screen are

required.

Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Food for Thought

THEMES:

Economics

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kevin Baker -

baalwolf@gmail.com

Jessica Shumlich -

jbshumli@ucalgary.ca

Marc Beaudin -

mdbeaudi@ucalgary.ca

www.ewb.ca

DESCRIPTION:

High School Outreach presentations are presentations designed to

engage students while teaching them about issues that touch human

development, show how much people depend on food and show

how 800 million people go to bed hungry every day. It creates an

activity to show how hard it is to make a food processing business.

Suitable for Senior High Students, the workshop takes 1-1.5 hours.

Workshops are free or by donation. A projector and screen are

required.

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Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Root Causes of Poverty

THEMES:

Globalization

Global Water Issues

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Calgary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bruce Duong -

bruce.duong@shaw.ca

Jessica Shumlich -

jbshumli@ucalgary.ca

Marc Beaudin -

mdbeaudi@ucalgary.ca

www.ewb.ca

DESCRIPTION:

Shows the complexities of poverty, hows how poverty is a cause an

effect of itself in a cyclic chain. Engages people in an activity

designed to find the complexities of poverty. Suitable for any group,

the workshop takes 1-2 hours. Requires a projector and screen.

The cost is free, although donations are welcomed.

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Engineers Without Borders - U of A Chapter

Energy Matters

THEMES:

Environment

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Area - although

open to travel to other parts of

the province

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rebecca Pinto

rpinto@ualberta.ca

or Brett Kotelko

bkotelko@ualberta.ca

Vice Presidents,

School Outreach

www.ewb.ca

DESCRIPTION:

Two or more EWB member representatives from your local university

chapter will visit your classroom and give a 60- to 90- minute

presentation, depending on the timing of your class. Using a

PowerPoint presentation as visual aids, the EWB members will discuss

local and global energy issues, and what youth can do about

these issues.

A large part of the presentation (about 30 to 45 minutes) is a handson

activity where groups of 4-5 students complete tasks that represent

typical daily tasks of people living in rural developing communities.

They must transport one litre of water to their station from the

front of the room, they must soak a piece of construction paper with

water (irrigation of a field) and they must shell a certain amount of

sunflower seeds to represent food preparation. The students are

grouped into different countries, and are provided with different

amounts and types of energy, depending on their country's population

and energy consumption. Through this activity, students are

challenged to think critically and creatively, while collaborating with

their peers. Suitable for grades 1-12.

Workshops are free or by donation. A projector and screen OR overhead

and screen are required.

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Engineers Without Borders - U of A Chapter

Food for Thought

THEMES:

Economics

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Area - although

open to travel to other parts of

the province

DESCRIPTION:

A fun way to integrate technology into the topic of world hunger,

students are put into country groups and are challenged to process a

sample of raw unhulled rice into a marketable product. Suitable for

grades 7-12.

Workshops are free or by donation. A projector and screen OR overhead

and screen are required.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rebecca Pinto

rpinto@ualberta.ca

or Brett Kotelko

bkotelko@ualberta.ca

Vice Presidents,

School Outreach

www.ewb.ca

Engineers Without Borders - U of A Chapter

Students that have returned from overseas volunteer placements

THEMES:

Africa

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

Volunteering Overseas

Students that have returned from overseas volunteer placements with

EWB in Africa; possible speakers include students who worked in

Ghana and Malawi.

Presentations are free or by donation.

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and area, although

other areas are possible

depending on time and place

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Anna Hopkins

(780) 903-2676

anna.hopkins.ualberta.ca

www.ewb.ca

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Engineers Without Borders - U of A Chapter

Water for the World

THEMES:

Environment

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton and Area - although

open to travel to other parts of

the province

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rebecca Pinto

rpinto@ualberta.ca

or Brett Kotelko

bkotelko@ualberta.ca

Vice Presidents,

School Outreach

www.ewb.ca

DESCRIPTION:

Two or more EWB member representatives from your local university

chapter will visit your classroom and give a 60- to 90- minute

presentation, depending on the timing of your class. Using a

PowerPoint presentation as visual aids, the EWB members will discuss

local and global water issues, and what youth can do about these

issues.

A large part of the presentation (about 30 minutes) is a hands-on

activity where groups of 4-6 students make their own water filters

out of recycled plastic bottles and multiple layers of sand and gravel.

The students are grouped into different countries, and are provided

with different levels of information and amounts of play money,

depending on their country's literacy rate and wealth. Through this

activity, students are challenged to think critically and creatively,

while collaborating with their peers.

The students will gain a better understanding of social issues in technological

development, international interdependency and cooperation,

of drinkable water global needs, in resources availability and

scarcity, as well as the role the youth has to address in those issues.

Suitable for grades 7-12.

Workshops are free or by donation. A projector and screen OR overhead

and screen are required.

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HIV Network of Edmonton Society

Deborah Jakubec

THEMES:

HIV/AIDs and Other diseases

Human Rights

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lynn Sutankayo,

Community Education

Coordinator

11456 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0M1

Tel: (780)488-5742 ex.241

Fax: (780) 488-3735

lynn.s@hivedmonton.com

www.hivedmonton.com

DESCRIPTION:

Deborah Jakubec has a degree in Anthropology from the University

of Calgary. She began working in HIV/AIDS as Program

Coordinator at the DOT for HAART program for street-involved

individuals in Edmonton, Alberta. Deborah then moved to a fulltime

position at HIV Edmonton and has been employed there for

seven years in various roles. Her work has included facilitating a peer

education harm reduction project with people who use drugs and

people involved in sex work.

In 2004, Deborah coordinated two projects for the Non Prescription

Needle Use Initiative for the Public Awareness and Prison Task

groups. Both projects focused in increasing tolerance towards harm

reduction philosophy for prison staff and amongst the general public.

Ms. Jakubec became Executive Director of HIV Edmonton in

January 2006. At HIV Edmonton, Deborah held several roles

including project coordinator of the HIV Edmonton's partnership

work with Canadian Crossroads International and four AIDS Service

Organizations in Suriname. She has worked in addictions, corrections

and with the LBGTT community doing community development.

Also, she was one of four staff at HIV Edmonton working on

a human rights project with healthcare providers and Aboriginal

community to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Deborah is currently Vice-Chair External of the ACCH and was

elected to the board of the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) in June of

2005. She currently is Treasurer on the CAS board of directors.

Ms. Jakubec will speak for free within Edmonton. HIV Edmonton

will offer this service outside of the Edmonton area for a cost-recovery

fee. HIV Edmonton can also refer you to an AIDS Service

Organization that offers similar services in your health region.

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HIV Network of Edmonton Society

HIV/AIDS: The Basics

THEMES:

HIV/AIDs and Other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lynn Sutankayo,

Community Education

Coordinator

11456 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0M1

Tel: (780)488-5742 ex.241

Fax: (780) 488-3735

lynn.s@hivedmonton.com

www.hivedmonton.com

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop provides an introductory look at HIV/AIDS, and can

be tailored to suit the needs of the audience. It will include

Definitions (including the difference between HIV and AIDS),

Transmission, Prevention and harm reduction, Myths, Testing,

Stigma and discrimination, and a question period.

This workshop is for individuals and organizations with little to no

background in HIV/AIDS, volunteers, sexual health/HIV/AIDS educators,

youth, and lower-literacy populations.

The workshop takes 1.5 hours and is free within Edmonton. HIV

Edmonton will offer this workshop outside of the Edmonton area for

a cost-recovery fee. HIV Edmonton can also refer you to an AIDS

Service Organization that offers a similar workshop in your health

region.

Maximum of 30 participants. Requirements for the workshop

include; easel, flip chart paper, markers, screen, and a table to set up

a LCD projector.

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HIV Network of Edmonton Society

Blood Borne Pathogens 101

THEMES:

HIV/AIDs and Other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Capital Health Region

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lynn Sutankayo,

Community Education

Coordinator

11456 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0M1

Tel: (780)488-5742 ex.241

Fax: (780) 488-3735

lynn.s@hivedmonton.com

www.hivedmonton.com

DESCRIPTION:

This 2 hour workshop covers the basics of HIV/AIDS and is tailored

to fit the needs of the audience. Topics include: Transmission,

Prevention and harm reduction, Myths, Testing, Hepatitis C,

Treatment, Population Health, Harm Reduction, Universal

Precautions, Stigma and discrimination.

This workshop is aimed towards individuals and organizations that

have attended HIV/AIDS: The Basics or have the equivalent knowledge

level, such as volunteers, sexual health/HIV/AIDS educators,

community and health service providers, and individuals that work

with people infected, affected or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

The workshop takes 1.5-2 hours and is free within the Capital

Health Region. HIV Edmonton will offer this workshop outside of

the Capital Health Region for a cost-recovery fee. HIV Edmonton

can also refer you to an AIDS Service Organization that offers a similar

workshop in your health region.

Maximum of 25 participants. Requirements for the workshop

include; easel, flip chart paper, markers, screen, and a table to set up

an LCD projector.

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HIV Network of Edmonton Society

HIV/AIDS and International Issues

THEMES:

HIV/AIDs and Other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Edmonton

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lynn Sutankayo,

Community Education

Coordinator

11456 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0M1

Tel: (780)488-5742 ex.241

Fax: (780) 488-3735

lynn.s@hivedmonton.com

www.hivedmonton.com

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop is based on an educational resource kit called Behind

the Pandemic: Uncovering the Links between Social Inequity and

HIV/AIDS. During this workshop, participants will explore

HIV/AIDS as a social and international development issue.

Experiential education techniques are used to help explore social

dynamics behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic; key concepts of risk,

vulnerability, and impact; underlying reasons why some population

groups and regions of the world are more vulnerable; and impact of

the pandemic at a local and global level.

Participants will also learn about tools that they can use to make a

difference. This workshop is aimed towards anyone, youth and/or

adults that want to learn more about the local and global issues surrounding

HIV/AIDS.

The workshop takes 5 hours and is free within Edmonton. HIV

Edmonton will offer this workshop outside of the Edmonton area

for a cost-recovery fee.

Maximum of 30 participants. Requirements for the workshop

include; easel, flip chart paper, markers, screen, and sufficient space

to break into 5 groups.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Gerald Gall

THEMES:

Human Rights

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

Gerald Gall is a professor of Law at the University of Alberta,

Edmonton. He is a barrister and solicitor in the province of Ontario

and has served on several boards of directors including the Legal

Education Society of Alberta and the Centre for Constitutional

Studies. He is a former executive director of the Canadian Institute

for the Administration of Justice and the author of the first, second,

third, fourth and fifth editions of The Canadian Legal System, a highly

acclaimed introductory law text.

During his tenure as a Western Director of the Canadian Human

Rights Foundation, he was a principal organizer of a major conference

on human rights in 1995. He also played a lead organizing role for

the 1998 International Conference on Human Rights: Universal Rights

and Human Values. He was a co-founder of the Human Rights

Education Foundation, which later evolved into the John Humphrey

Centre for Peace and Human Rights.

Cost of presentations vary depending on request. Please call for further

inquiries. Travel expenses are expected.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Renee Vaugeois

THEMES:

Africa

Community Outreach

Economics

Globalization

Human Rights

International Development/

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

Ms. Vaugeois has her Master's in Political Science from the

University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her expertise lies particularly

within international political economy and community

development. Currently, Ms. Vaugeois is Executive Director of the

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights where she is

leading projects focused democratic renewal, community development,

partnership building, human rights education and racism.

Ms. Vaugeois has managed various international projects in

Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Bosnia, Ukraine, South Africa,

Russia and China for both the University of Alberta and the

Government of Alberta. She has worked in Uganda, East Africa, as a

facilitator and trainer for an income generation project and a community

liaison for a water project. She is also President and Founder

of the Ainembabazi Children's Project, a non-profit organization

working to improve educational opportunities for AIDS affected

orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda.

Cost of presentations vary depending on request. Please call for further

inquiries. Travel expenses are expected.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Building Human Rights Communities -

Bringing Human Rights Education into your Classroom

THEMES:

Human Rights

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights has

recently completed the development of a teaching resource entitled

“Building Human Rights Communities: A resource for teaching and

learning about human rights, citizenship, quality of life and communities”.

This resource has been reviewed and approved as an authorized

teaching resource by Alberta Education.

“Building Human Rights Communities” is a hands-on, experiential

teaching and learning resource which enables teachers to engage students

in understanding human rights, citizenship and quality of life.

The resource is geared towards active engagement of students to help

them focus on how they can shape their own community, such as

their school, into a human rights community.

The Centre delivers workshops to teachers to engage them and

enhance their capacity to use this resource effectively in their classes

and to develop creative methods of engaging their students in human

rights learning.

As the teaching resource is a hands-on, experiential teaching and

learning resource, it will enable teachers to engage students in understanding

human rights, citizenship and quality of life, both within

the classroom and within the community. The resource is unique

that it links the old and new curriculum of the Department of

Education and human rights to practical experiences and issues that

youth can relate to. The resource is geared towards active engagement

of students to help them focus on how they can shape their own

community, such as their school, into a human rights community.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Building Human Rights Communities -

Engaging Youth in Action in their Communities

THEMES:

Education

Globalization

Human Rights

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

Building Human Rights Communities is a workshop to engage

youth in identifying critical issues in their communities, but also to

create action plans and strategies. This workshop is based on a

resource developed by the Centre entitled “Building Human Rights

Communities: A resource for teaching and learning about human

rights, citizenship, quality of life and communities”.

The workshop is geared towards active engagement of students to

help them focus on how they can shape their own community, such

as their school, into a human rights community. It focuses on building

understanding of human rights, citizenship and quality of life.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but normally just the

cost of transportation and materials. This workshop is geared towards

youth. The time needed for the workshop is flexible, but generally

recommends a minimum of 3 hrs.

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Understanding Human Rights - Human Rights 101

THEMES:

Human Rights

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop provides a general introduction to human rights

including a look at various international conventions and the

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The workshop engages

participants in understanding how human rights applies to their

daily lives and uses experiential activities to provoke discussion and

thought. The length of time needed for this workshop is flexible.

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but normally just the

cost of transportation and materials.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Rights in the Sun - Counselor Training Program

THEMES:

Education

Globalization

Human Rights

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

The Rights in the Sun (RITS) program is a fun-filled interactive educational

program designed to teach youth from ages 5-25 about

human rights. The RITS program is offered by the John Humphrey

Centre and is designed to teach and involve youth in human rights

education and discussion through applied, experiential learning

opportunities such as games, art and videos. Through these sessions,

we hope to build the next generation of human rights leaders and

actively engaged citizens, aware of the human rights issues both at

home and abroad.

The JHC can provide a 2-3 hour training session for camp counselors,

group leaders and facilitators. The purpose of this session is to

educate facilitators on how to implement and teach Rights in the Sun

programming to their campers/youth participants, thus allowing the

program to reach other children and youth. The program includes:

• The philosophy behind Rights in the Sun

• Educational games and activities that focuses on human rights

Additional information about specific areas of human rights (i.e.

multiculturalism)

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but normally just the

cost of transportation and materials. This workshop is geared towards

camp counselors, or service providers working with youth. The time

needed for the workshop is flexible, but generally recommends a

minimum of 2-3 hrs.

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Rights in the Sun - Engaging Youth in Human Rights

THEMES:

Education

Globalization

Human Rights

Youth Engagement

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Carrie Malloy,

Education Coordinator

Tel: (780) 453-2638

Fax: (780) 454-1519

carrie@jhcentre.org

http://jhcentre.org

DESCRIPTION:

The Rights in the Sun (RITS) Program is a fun-filled interactive educational

program designed to teach youth from ages 5-25 about

human rights. The RITS program is offered by the John Humphrey

Centre and is designed to teach and involve youth in human rights

education and discussion through applied, experiential learning

opportunities such as games, art and videos. Through these sessions,

we hope to build the next generation of human rights leaders and

actively engaged citizens, aware of the human rights issues both at

home and abroad.

The JHC can design and execute a personalized program for your

particular camp/group to best meet your needs. Sessions can range

from 90 minutes to half-day to full-day, and are tailored to meet the

needs, schedules and philosophy of the group itself. Some issues that

can be explored include:

• Issues of diversity, unfairness and discrimination

• Human rights issues of child labour and children

• Human rights and the environment

• Women's rights as human rights

• Respect, compassion, caring and interdependence among youth

Cost will be determined on an individual basis, but normally just the

cost of transportation and materials. The time needed for the workshop

is flexible.

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Mennonite Central Committee - Alberta

Abe Janzen

THEMES:

Africa

International Development /

Cooperation

Latin America

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Abe Janzen

abejanzen@mccab.org

http://mcc.org/alberta

DESCRIPTION:

Abe Janzen is the Executive Director of Mennonite Central

Committee - Alberta.

He has been in this position for 10 years. He worked in

Development and Education in South America for 10 years and in

formal Education in northern Alberta for 11 years.

Cost of presentations are minimal, plus expenses.

Mennonite Central Committee - Alberta

Sand Dams - Development in Kenya

THEMES:

Africa

Environment

Global Water Issues

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Abe Janzen

abejanzen@mccab.org

http://mcc.org/alberta

DESCRIPTION:

Review of a very specific development project in Kenya, with high

impact results in water, health, employment & income and education.

The workshop is suitable to any group and takes 30 minutes.

Equipment is required for a PowerPoint Presentation.

Cost minimal cost plus expenses, please contact.

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Micah Challenge Calgary

Randy Easthouse

THEMES:

Community Outreach

Education

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta, depending on itinerary

and travel/lodging costs

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Randy Easthouse

Micah Challenge,

Calgary

(403) 608-7753

reasthouse@shaw.ca

www.micahchallenge.ca

BIO:

Randy Easthouse is currently the Micah Challenge Alberta Regional

Training Coordinator. He and his wife, Linda, have worked with the

Wycliffe Canada since 1981.They lived in the Peruvian Highlands

with the Quechuas from 1987 to 2002, working with the Summer

Institute of Linguistics in bilingual education and literacy in the

Quechua and Spanish languages. From 1994 to 1998, Randy and

Linda supervised the Peruvian Ministry of Education's bilingual

teacher training and classroom visits in approximately 130 rural

schools, resulting in over 7,000 children becoming literate

in a- two year training program. Both priests

and pastors continue working arm-in-arm to see that

their congregations are fully trained, and sharing their

new-found literacy skills with their compatriots.

Micah Challenge Calgary

Why Should Christians Help the Poor?

THEMES:

Community Outreach

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta, depending on itinerary

and travel/lodging costs

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Randy Easthouse

Micah Challenge,

Calgary

(403) 608-7753

reasthouse@shaw.ca

www.micahchallenge.ca

DESCRIPTION:

What defines the purpose and role of a Christian in society today?

3 PowerPoint presentations are available and can be linked together

(ex., for Fri nite/Saturday sessions) together with discussions and

applications. The purpose is to move Christians and congregations

from a “preaching/teaching” mentality to reflecting on their Bibles

and expressions of unconditioned compassion.

Focus is a church or youth group. It may need to begin with its pastoral

staff in order to “get in the door”. Presentations can vary in

time from 2 to 8 hours. A projector, whiteboard/markers and

notepaper for participants will also be needed.

There is no cost for the presentations; however presenters will need a

place to stay if travelling outside of Calgary.

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One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's Foundation

Todd Lorentz

THEMES:

Africa

Community Outreach

Economics

Globalization

HIV/AIDS and other diseases

Human Rights

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Canada

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Managing Director and

Co-Founder

One Child's Village:

A Global Orphans Foundation

tlorentz@telusplanet.net

(780) 433-3342

www.OneChildsVillage.org

BIO:

Todd Lorentz is a philosopher and philanthropist combining practical

humanitarian work with a background in philosophy and comparative

religion. Lorentz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours

Philosophy (Western Philosophy and Nondualism) and a Master of

Arts in Religious Studies (Tibetan Buddhism and Nondualism) from

the University of Alberta. He possesses a Power Engineering certificate

and has spoken to audiences around the world about the need

for global economic and social reform along the lines of unity, justice

and sharing.

Following a trip to Kenya in 2005, Mr. Lorentz returned to Canada

with the intention of developing a means to ameliorate the devastating

conditions facing millions of HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa. With

a close friend, Cristelle Audet, they created One Child's Village: A

Global Orphans Foundation and gained rapid success in bringing

their organization to the public arena. They are currently building

their first school in the west Kenyan village of Bumala and, as the

first organization of their type in that area, encountered a variety of

unique challenges and experiences with the local community. One

Child's Village is run entirely by volunteer support with the goal of

ensuring that the bulk of monies donated go directly to the needs of

the orphans.

Listen to the experiences of Mr. Lorentz as he travels from inspiration

to perspiration, developing his own charity to help HIV/AIDS

orphans in Africa. Lorentz takes the audience through his experiences

in developing an orphanage project in Kenya, providing an insider's

view of his work at every stage including the establishment of a charitable

organization in Canada, fundraising, contracts with the partners

in the South, community relations in developing countries,

unique needs of the orphans and widows, various community

resources, networking, cultural expectations and misunderstandings,

dealing with local superstitions, problems of travel and communications,

transfer of funds, and much, much more.

There is no cost for the presentation, other than travel expenses.

Donations to One Child's Village will be accepted.

52


Plan Canada

Sarah Hendriks

THEMES:

Gender

HIV/AIDS and other diseases

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sarah Hendriks,

HIV and Gender Advisor

(416) 920-1654 ext. 261

shendriks@plancanada.ca

http://plancanada.ca

BIO:

Sarah Hendriks is currently an Advisor on Gender Equality and

HIV/AIDS for Plan Canada. Having worked with various NGOs,

INGOs, bilateral agencies and universities both in Canada and countries

of the Global South (Malawi, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Kenya,

South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Haiti), Sarah Hendriks has extensive

professional experience in international women's rights; HIV &

AIDS programming; and gender equality mainstreaming. For more

than three years, Sarah worked as a HIV/AIDS and Gender Research

and Training Officer with Women and the Law in Southern Africa

Research and Education Trust (WLSA) in Malawi, Africa. Together

with partners, Sarah led the design and implementation of a multifaceted

program on integrating a Rights-Based Approach to public

service delivery. With more than 8 years experience in feminist participatory

action research, Sarah has written and published on various

topics including women's vulnerability to HIV and AIDS in

Southern Africa and gender equality and organizational change.

Other areas of work have been focused as a writer and facilitator of a

national legal literacy program on gender-based violence, HIV and

AIDS and access to justice in Malawi, in addition to program management

of a multifaceted grant under the Canadian Coalition on

HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa. Sarah Hendriks is currently the

Vice-President of the Inter-Agency Coalition on AIDS and

Development (ICAD) and the co-chair of the Ontario Council for

International Cooperation's HIV/AIDS Working Group.

Sarah Hendriks would be available as a speaker on the topics of gender

equality programming.

There is no cost for presentations.

53


Plan Canada

Sangita Patel

THEMES:

Africa

Economics

Gender

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sangita Patel,

Program Manager

(416) 920-1654 ext. 239

spatel@plancanada.ca

http://plancanada.ca

BIO:

Sangita Patel is a Program Manager for Plan Canada where she manages

a portfolio of international development projects in Africa and

Asia. During her career, Ms. Patel has supported development projects

in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Mali, Nepal and Pakistan in addition

to extended in-country development experience in India, Indonesia

and Bangladesh. Her areas of expertise include small and medium

enterprise, income generation, household economic security, gender

and sustainable community based development strategies.

Sangita Patel holds a University of Toronto Specialist Degree in

International Development Studies and a Masters Degree in the

Political Economy of Developing Countries with an emphasis on

development economics.

In addition to employment in the non-governmental organization

sector, Ms. Patel has also been employed in the private and governmental

sectors. As a member of the International Trade and

Development Department of the Canadian Manufacturers and

Exporters Association, she engaged Canadian businesses in sustainable

development approaches and facilitated business linkages

between businesses in the global north and south.

There is no cost for presentations.

54


Rainbow for the Future

Leo Seguin

THEMES:

Africa

Gender

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rainbow for the Future

10712 - 101 Street

Westlock, AB T7P 1H7

Tel: (780) 349-3300

Fax: (780) 349-6301

rftf@rainbowaid.org

BIO:

Leo Seguin has been active in third world development for many

years beginning with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and his involvement

with Rotary. Leo became so committed to sharing our

Canadian good fortune with those less fortunate he established

“Rainbow For the Future” a charitable foundation in order to maximise

the generosity of donors, to educate Canadians on the plight of

the Karayu people in particular and to assist the wonderful work

being done in the Fantelle region by the local NGO, the Gudina

Tumsa Foundation. Leo has traveled to Ethiopia several times and

has been instrumental in providing funding for water diversion and

sanitation projects, construction and equipping of schools and establishing

a hostel for girls from pastoralist families to enable them to

continue their education. Leo has heartfelt stories and fascinating

pictures of the work, the people who are helping and those who are

benefiting from the help being offered.

There is no cost for the presentation, however travel expenses need to

be covered. Rainbow is committed to keeping admin costs as low as

possible so that we can maintain a 95% rate of resource distribution

to the beneficiaries in Ethiopia.

We are available Mon.-Fri. 9-5 for contact and would happily give

information over the phone.

55


Rainbow for the Future

Barbara Wilson

THEMES:

Africa

Gender

Global Water Issues

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rainbow for the Future

10712 - 101 Street

Westlock, AB T7P 1H7

Tel: (780) 349-3300

Fax: (780) 349-6301

rftf@rainbowaid.org

BIO:

Although new to the work of international development, Barbara has

a background of family support work here in Canada. Barbara is passionate

about the work being done in this region of Ethiopia and has

prepared a power point presentation illustrating the current project.

As director of Rainbow for the Future Barbara is committed to

enhancing the assistance given to the Karayu people of Ethiopia.

There is no cost for the presentation; however travel expenses need to

be covered. Rainbow is committed to keeping admin costs as low as

possible so that we can maintain a 95% rate of resource distribution

to the beneficiaries in Ethiopia.

We are available Mon.-Fri. 9-5 for contact and would happily give

information over the phone.

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Rainbow of Hope for Children Society

George Bunz

THEMES:

International Development /

Cooperation

Poverty

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rainbow of Hope

for Children Society

George Bunz

(780) 842-6091

P.O. Box 2883

Wainwright, AB T9W 1S7

rohfc@telus.net

www.rainbowofhopefor

children.ca

BIO:

Following a visit to Brazil with Rainbow of Hope for Children in

January 1999 and seeing the extent of marginalization, George

retired after serving 20 years as superintendent of East Central

Alberta Catholic Schools. That fall he took on the duties of

President and editor of the newsletter, Nexus, connecting partners in

Canada and abroad. He continues to volunteer his time with the

NGO as well as teaching in the Master's Program in Catholic School

Administration at Newman Theological College in Edmonton. He

facilitates workshops in Social Justice in schools and community

groups throughout Western Canada and marvels at the many new

ways to serve that retirement offers.

Workshops are tailored to the time requested by the school or group,

and can be half day, full day, or weekend. George facilitates workshops

with groups as small 4 or 5 to groups of 200 or more people.

He requires only suitable space with a wall or screen for viewing

PowerPoint.

For facilitating workshops in schools, George welcomes an honorarium

as per school policy. For church and community groups, he welcomes

a donation to Rainbow of Hope for Children. He desires his

travel covered if at all possible.

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Tools for Humanity

Mohamed Maie

THEMES:

Community Outreach

Economics

International Development /

Cooperation

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION:

Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tools For Humanity

10010 - 107A Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H-4H8

Tel. (780) 421-0977

info@tools4humanity.org

www.toolsforhumanity.org

BIO:

Mohamed M Maie is Founder and Chief Financial Officer (CEO) of

Tools for Humanity a not-profit Canadian community Economic

Development and International humanitarian organization. He is an

International development practitioner with 18 years experience in

social enterprise, management, the advocacy and supervision of complex

community economic development projects, program evaluation,

preparation of development plans and strategies. He was Cofounder

of many grassroot immigrant community initiatives in

Canada, USA and Africa, where he advices government and Non-

Government agencies in community economic development, Social

Enterprise and Cooperative models to approach post conflict countries.

Mr. Maie is serving as a small business coach/community economic

development practitioner with Edmonton Mennonite Center for

Newcomers; also served as Special Envoy Humanitarian & Refugee

Affairs Somali TNG, as Chief Financial Officer of African

Community and Refugee Center, Inc a not-profit community base

organization and also a broad perspective and practical approach to

community economic development (CED), cooperative development,

and social investment and poverty issues. He has a strong intuitive

sense that allows him to attune to others and build a high

degree of trust with coaching clients. He is a member of Leadership

Council of Edmonton Vibrant Communities, Vice Chair Alberta

Council for Global Corporation (ACGC), Board Member of

ABCEDNET, Member of PSS committee CCEDNET, active member

in many grassroots initiatives in Canada and Global.

Mr. Maie is candidate in MBA Community Economic Development

(CED) at Cape Breton University and holds a Diploma's in Health

Care Administrative from Career Canada College (now CDI) and

BA's International Relations from Somali National University. He is

the author and co-author of many reports and articles in Poverty and

immigrant community, Community Economic development papers

and professional journals, the editor of a book on Refugee Money

Management for economic development practitioners, and a frequent

speaker on social investment, sustainable economic development,

community cooperative and poverty issues at international

conferences.

There is no cost for the presentation.

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Index by Theme

AFRICA

• Africa Book Project - Jodi Facette (p.4)

• Canadian Humanitarian Organization for

International Relief - Sandra Moore (p.9)

• CAUSE Canada - Erin Wilkins, Travis Wilkins

(p.14-15)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Tal Woolsey (p.22)

• Edzimkulu, A Society for Children with AIDS

(p.32)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton -

Speakers (p.38)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Renee Vaugeois (p.45)

• Mennonite Central Committee Alberta - Abe

Janzen, Sand Dams - Development in Kenya

(p.50)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Plan Canada - Sangita Patel (p.54)

• Rainbow for the Future - Barbara Wilson (p.56)

Asia

• Asia Pacific Accord of Canada - Charles Shaw

(p.5)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Millie Adam, Bryan Fofonoff

(p.17, 19)

• CUSO - Patrick Lucas (p.31)

Community Outreach

• Canadian Humanitarian Organization for

International Relief - Sandra Moore (p.9)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Alison Pidskalny (p.21)

• Edzimkulu, A Society for Children with AIDS

(p.32)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Renee Vaugeois (p.45)

• Micah Challenge Calgary - Randy Easthouse,

Why Should Christians Help the Poor? (p.51)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Tools for Humanity - Mohamed Maie (p.58)

Economics

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Canada and the Global South,

Economic Growth, Global Kitchen, Global

Poverty and Debt, The Rise of Multinational

Corporations, Water and the Environment

(pp.24, 26-29)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Food for

Thought (p.35)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton - Food

for Thought (p.38)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Renee Vaugeois (p.45)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Plan Canada - Sangita Patel (p.54)

• Tools for Humanity - Mohamed Maie (p.58)

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Education

• Africa Book Project - Jodi Facette (p.4)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Shauna Curry (p.18)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• CAUSE Canada - Travis Wilkins (p.15)

• Change for Children Association - Brazil

Workshop (p.25)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Building Human Rights Communities:

Engaging Youth in Action in their Communities,

Rights in the Sun - Counselor Training Program,

Rights in the Sun - Engaging Youth in Human

Rights (pp.46-50)

• Micah Challenge Calgary - Randy Easthouse

(p.51)

Environment

• Canadian Catholic Organization for Development

and Peace - Julio Garcia (p.7)

• Change for Children Association - Water and the

Environment (p.29)

• CUSO - Patrick Lucas (p.31)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Energy

Matters (p.35)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton - Energy

Matters, Water for the World (pp.37, 39)

• Mennonite Central Committee Alberta - Sand

Dams - Development in Kenya (p.50)

Gender

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh (p.24)

• CUSO - Erynn Lyster (p.30)

• Plan Canada - Sarah Hendriks, Sangita Patel

(p.53, 54)

• Rainbow for the Future - Barbara Wilson (p.56)

Global Water Issues

• Canadian Catholic Organization for Development

and Peace - Julio Garcia (p.7)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Millie Adam, Shauna Curry,

Camille Dow Baker , Laure Félix-Bower, Bryan

Fofonoff, Diana Frost, Mike Lafleur, Ron Lentz,

Alison Pidskalny, Andrea Roach, Tal Woolsey

(p.17-22)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Water and the Environment (pp.24,

29)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Root

Causes of Poverty (p.36)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton - Water

for the World (p.39)

• Mennonite Central Committee Alberta - Sand

Dams - Development in Kenya (p.50)

• Rainbow for the Future - Barbara Wilson (p.56)

Globalization

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Brazil Workshop, Canada and the

Global South, Economic Growth, Global

Kitchen, Global Poverty and Debt, Intercultural

Understanding, The Rise of Multinational

Corporations (pp.24-29)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Root

Causes of Poverty (p.36)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Renee Vaugeois, Building Human Rights

Communities: Engaging Youth in Action in their

Communities, Rights in the Sun - Counselor

Training Program, Rights in the Sun - Engaging

Youth in Human Rights (pp.45-49)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

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HIV/AIDS and other diseases

• Bridges of Love Ministry - Marg Pollon (p.6)

• CAUSE Canada - Erin Wilkins (p.14)

• Edzimkulu, A Society for Children with AIDS

(p.32)

• HIV Network of Edmonton Society - Deborah

Jakubec, HIV/AIDS: The Basics, Blood Borne

Pathogens 101, HIV/AIDS and International

Issues (pp.40-43)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Plan Canada - Sarah Hendriks (p.53)

Human Rights

• Canadian Humanitarian Organization for

International Relief - Sandra Moore (p.9)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Brazil Workshop, Canada and the

Global South, Economic Growth, Protecting

Human Rights (pp.24-28)

• HIV Network of Edmonton Society - Deborah

Jakubec (p.40)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Gerald Gall, Renee Vaugeois, Building

Human Rights Communities: Bringing Human

Rights Education into your Classroom, Building

Human Rights Communities: Engaging Youth in

Action in their Communities, Understanding

Human Rights - Human Rights 101, Rights in

the Sun - Counselor Training Program, Rights in

the Sun - Engaging Youth in Human Rights

(pp.44-49)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

International Development /

Cooperation

• Africa Book Project - Jodi Facette (p.4)

• Canadian Humanitarian Organization for

International Relief - Sandra Moore (p.9)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Millie Adam, Camille Dow Baker,

Laure Félix-Bower, Diana Frost, Mike Lafleur,

Ron Lentz, Alison Pidskalny, Andrea Roach

(pp.17-22)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• CAUSE Canada - Erin Wilkins (p.14)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Canada and the Global South, The

Rise of Multinational Corporations, Water and

the Environment (p.24-29)

• CUSO - Erynn Lyster, Patrick Lucas (p.30-31)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Marc

Beaudin, Anne Chung, Jessica Shumlich, Shawn

Tse, Energy Matters, Food for Thought (pp.33-

35)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton -

Speakers, Energy Matters, Food for Thought,

Water for the World (pp.37-39)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Renee Vaugeois (p.45)

• Mennonite Central Committee Alberta - Abe

Janzen (p.50)

• Micah Challenge Calgary - Randy Easthouse,

Why Should Christians Help the Poor? (p.51)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Rainbow for the Future - Barbara Wilson (p.56)

• Rainbow of Hope for Children Society - George

Bunz (p.57)

• Tools for Humanity - Mohamed Maie (p.58)

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Landmines

• Change for Children Association - Cecily Mills

(p.25)

Latin America

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Diana Frost, Andrea Roach (pp.20,

22)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Cecily Mills, Brazil Workshop,

Intercultural Understanding (pp.24, 25, 28)

• Mennonite Central Committee Alberta - Abe

Janzen (p.50)

Millennium Development Goals

• Asia Pacific Accord of Canada - Charles Shaw

(p.5)

• CAUSE Canada - Bringing the MDG's to Life

(p.16)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh (p.24)

Multiculturalism

• Asia Pacific Accord of Canada - Charles Shaw

(p.5)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• Change for Children Association - Intercultural

Understanding (p.28)

Poverty

• Africa Book Project - Jodi Facette (p.4)

• Asia Pacific Accord of Canada - Charles Shaw

(p.5)

• Canadian Catholic Organization for Development

and Peace - Angus Perry (p.7)

• Canadian Humanitarian Organization for

International Relief - Sandra Moore (p.9)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Millie Adam, Shauna Curry, Laure

Félix-Bower, Bryan Fofonoff, Diana Frost, Mike

Lafleur, Ron Lentz, Alison Pidskalny, Andrea

Roach, Tal Woolsey, Youth Summit (p.17-23)

• Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -

Colette Belanger, Janice Eisenhauer, Janice

Rapchuk, Carolyn Reicher (p.10-13)

• CAUSE Canada - Erin Wilkins (p.14)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh, Brazil Workshop, Canada and the

Global South, Economic Growth, Global Poverty

and Debt (p.24-27)

• CUSO - Patrick Lucas (p.31)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Marc

Beaudin, Anne Chung, Jessica Shumlich, Shawn

Tse, Food for Thought (pp.33-35)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton - Water

for the World, Speakers (p.38, 39)

• Micah Challenge Calgary - Randy Easthouse,

Why Should Christians Help the Poor? (p.51)

• One Child's Village: A Global Orphan's

Foundation - Todd Lorentz (p.52)

• Rainbow of Hope for Children Society - George

Bunz (p.57)

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Volunteering Overseas

• CUSO - Erynn Lyster (p.30)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Marc

Beaudin, Anne Chung, Jessica Shumlich, Shawn

Tse (p.33-34)

• Engineers Without Borders - Edmonton -

Speakers (p.38)

Youth Engagement

• Canadian Catholic Organization for Development

and Peace - Julio Garcia, Leadership Formation

Workshop (p.7-8)

• Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation and

Technology - Laure Félix-Bower, Alison Pidskalny,

Youth Summit (p.19-23)

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh (p.24)

• John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human

Rights - Building Human Rights Communities:

Engaging Youth in Action in their Communities,

Rights in the Sun - Counselor Training Program,

Rights in the Sun - Engaging Youth in Human

Rights (p.47-49)

Youth Leadership

• Change for Children Association - Fiona

Cavanagh (p.24)

• Engineers Without Borders - Calgary - Marc

Beaudin (p.33)

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ACGC Members

Action International Ministry

AIM works among street children

and urban poor in several countries

in Asia, Africa and Latin

America. AIM also works with

AIDS-related ministries in Africa.

3015A – 21st Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 7T1

Tel: 403.204.1421

Fax: 403.204.1501

www.actionintl.org

Africa Book Project

The Africa Book Project is a local

charity that has successfully completed

its third shipment of school

books and supplies to the rural

areas around Mombassa, Kenya.

Over 66,000 books were distributed

to these schools.

346 Shawnessy Drive SW

Calgary, AB T2Y 1R2

Tel: 403.254.4494

www.africabookproject.org

Altamas for Peace and

Development Association

Altamas works to improve the

social conditions and to reduce

the level of poverty in the Altamas

area of Sudan (South Kurdofan

and North Baharalgazal).

#23, 401 Grier Avenue NE

Calgary, AB T2K 5S7

Tel: 403.274.5568

Alternative Poverty Eradication

Bureau for Africa (APEBA)

The mission of APEBA is to

empower the underprivileged in

war torn Southern Sudan by providing

practical training, education

and food to widows, orphans

and disabled persons. APEBA

projects take place in three counties

in Southern Sudan. These

projects are aimed at training,

educating and sustaining those

who have lost their families and

livelihoods in the war.

402, 126 – 14 Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 1C7

Tel: 403.264.8115

Fax: 403.234.7810

www.apeba.ca

Asia Pacific Accord of

Canada (APAC)

Asia Pacific Accord of Canada

(APAC) is an educational, nonsectarian

and non-partisan charity

founded to promote better mutual

understanding amongst various

ethnic groups, and to foster good

relations between the people of

Canada and Asia.

#301, 8340 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, AB T5H 4C6

Tel/Fax: 780.453.6244

www.apaccord.ca

APIRG

The Alberta Public Interest

Research Group (APIRG) is a student-run,

student-funded, nonprofit

organization dedicated to

research, education, advocacy, and

action in the public interest.

APIRG exists to provide students

with resources to be active citizens.

Hub International Mall

University of Alberta

9111 – 112th Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2C5

Tel: 780.492.0614

Fax: 780.492.0615

www.apirg.org

Bishop Budka Charitable

Society

The Bishop Budka Charitable

Society is an organization based in

Edmonton, Alberta that provides

economic, cultural, and environmental

assistance to countries in

need, such as Brazil and Ukraine.

12 Charlton Road

Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1P9

Tel: 780.449.4922

Fax: 780.477.0617

www.stormloader.com/

bishopbudka

Bridges of Love Ministry

Society

Bridges of Love Ministry Society

was formed in 2004 by Marg

Pollon. Her vision and passion is

to influence the Christian life to

be expanded beyond self-interests

to the greater concerns of the

community and world around

them and to become the 'guiding

light' of influence and love within

their communities.

204 – 6A Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 4A5

Tel: 403.263.5683

www.bridgesoflove.net

Camrose International Institute

Since 1977, Camrose International

Institute (CII) has been

helping children, youth, and

adults learn about global and ecological

issues; providing funds for

community self-help projects in

developing countries, and conducting

international exchanges.

CII works to promote a “conserver”

not a “consumer” lifestyle.

CII's vibrant history includes

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working with South Asia

Partnership, schools, community

and church groups in Canada and

worldwide.

Augustana University College

4901 – 46 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 2R3

Tel: 780.679.1100

Fax: 780.679.1129

www.augustana.ca/pacse

Canada World Youth

CWY provides young people

from Canada and around the

world with the opportunity to

travel, live and work in different

communities, to learn about local

and international development,

and to gain important job skills

for the future. CWY’s mission is

to increase the ability of people,

and especially youth, to participate

actively in the development

of just, harmonious and sustainable

societies.

2330 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Montreal, PQ H3J 1N4

Tel: 1.800.605.3526

www.cwy-jcm.org

Canadian Catholic

Organization for Development

and Peace (CCODP)

The Canadian Catholic

Organization for Development

and Peace, a democratic movement

for international solidarity,

supports partners in the Third

World in the pursuit of alternatives

to unjust social, political and

economic structures.

It educates the Canadian population

about the causes of impoverishment

of peoples and mobilizes

actions for change.

8421 – 101 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T6A 0L1

Tel: 780.424.1557

Fax: 780.465.3003

www.devp.org

Canadian Humanitarian

Organization for International

Relief (CHOIR)

The mission of CHOIR is “To

provide the basic necessities of life

such as nutrition, shelter, health

care, and education to disadvantaged

children everywhere.”

50 Pioneer Crescent NE

Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1S4

Tel: 403.504.0444

www.canadianhumanitarian.com

Canadian Women for Women

in Afghanistan

Canadian Women for Women in

Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a

volunteer solidarity network

founded in 1996. CW4WAfghan

began as a small volunteer network

of women in Canada committed

to supporting the empowerment

of Afghan women and

girls. There are now fourteen volunteer

chapters and affiliated

groups working in solidarity

across Canada to support rights

and opportunities for Afghan

women and girls.

PO Box 32014, Bankview

Calgary, AB T2T 5X6

Tel: 403.244.5625

Fax: 403.244.5625

www.w4wafghan.ca

CAUSE Canada

Founded in 1984, CAUSE

Canada is an International Relief

and Development Organization

which strives to empower communities

and individuals in disadvantaged

regions to overcome

poverty and improve quality of

life. Working in West Africa and

Central America, the development

priorities of CAUSE

include: Primary health care;

water and sanitation; reforestation;

gender-specific development

initiatives (women’s projects); and

micro-enterprise projects.

Box 8100

Canmore, AB T1W 2T8

Tel: 403.678.3332

Fax: 403.678.8869

www.cause.ca

Centre for Affordable Water

and Sanitation Technology

(CAWST)

The mission of CAWST is to provide

technical training and support

in water and sanitation services

for those who serve the poor

in developing countries. In particular,

CAWST is the centre of

expertise and distribution for the

Biosand concrete water filtration

technology, a low-cost water treatment

technology specially

designed for use by the poor in

developing countries. These

household filters are made by

local people using materials commonly

found in most parts of the

world.

Bay 12, 2916 5th Avenue NE

Calgary, AB T2A 6K4

Tel: 403.243.3285

Fax: 403.243.6199

www.cawst.org

Change for Children

Association (CFCA)

Change for Children promotes

action for systemic change and

sustainable development through

solidarity and partnership, by

nurturing community, and by

maintaining an integral, vital and

stable organization. CFCA’s mandate

is to support the poor in their

own process of organizing to

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achieve an increased, active role in

promoting peace, democracy,

human rights, and improved living

conditions, accomplished

through: growth in understanding

of unfair structures and the growing

popular resistance to those

structures; learning from people

with whom we partner to accompany

them in the struggle for justice;

and acting in development

with a sense of urgency and commitment.

2nd Floor, 10808 – 124 Street

Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3

Tel: 780.448.1505

Fax: 780.448.1507

www.changeforchildren.org

CUSO

CUSO’s aim is to bring the

expertise of those in the global

South and Canada together –

through volunteer placements,

mutual collaboration, training,

programming, exchanges, and

resource sharing – so both can

continue to enhance and grow

vital social justice programs for

the long-term.

Suite 200A, 227 – 10 Street NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1V5

Tel: 403.283.2871

Fax: 403.283.2275

www.cuso.org

Edzimkulu

Edzimkulu is an Edmonton-based

charity dedicated to providing

support to children impacted by

HIV/AIDS in Ndawana, in the

KwaZulu-Natal province of South

Africa.

10542 – 128 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 1W4

Tel: 780.429.1899

Fax: 780.424.1132

www.edzimkulu.org

Engineers Without Borders

(Calgary)

Members of EWB are passionate

about helping people gain access

to the technologies that will

reduce vulnerabilities and increase

opportunities in developing communities.

We do so by contributing

our knowledge, financial

resources, volunteer time, skills,

and collective voice to help communities

around the world.

Mailbox 257, Students’ Union

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Tel: 403.210.8841

Fax: 403.284.3697

www.ucalgary.ewb.ca

Engineers Without Borders

(Edmonton)

Engineers Without Borders promotes

human development

through access to technology.

They have volunteers living in

developing communities across

the world, working with men and

women, farmers, teachers, artisans,

and engineers in their efforts

to rise out of poverty. EWB also

engage Canadians, building

awareness of the difficulties facing

the people in the majority world,

and education on how we can

have impact in Canada on these

people’s lives.

Box 112, 2-900, 8900-114 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7

Tel: 780.492.6858

www.ualberta.ewb.ca

Foster Parents Plan

Foster Parents Plan of Canada is a

member of PLAN International,

an international, humanitarian,

child-focused development organization

without religious, political

or governmental affiliation. Our

work benefits the children, their

families and their communities in

the neediest parts of the world.

95 St. Claire Avenue West

Suite 1001

Toronto, ON M4V 3B5

Tel: 416.920.1654

Fax: 416.920.9942

www.fosterparentsplan.ca

Ghost River Rediscovery

Drawing on the strengths of

Indigenous culture, the wisdom

of the Elders, with the philosophy

of love and respect for the Earth

and all peoples, Ghost River

Rediscovery aims at empowering

people of all ages and cultures to

discover the natural world, the

worlds between cultures and the

worlds within themselves.

Suite 164, 3359 – 27 Street NE

Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4

Tel: 403.270.9351

Fax: 403.270.9371

www.ghostriverrediscovery.com

Global Visions Film Festival

Society

It is the mission of the Global

Visions Film Festival Society to

produce an annual Film Festival

in Edmonton and, in doing so,

promote film as catalysts for

reflection, discussion, and responsible

action towards the social,

cultural, economic, and ecological

health of our planet.

31221 10405 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S2

Tel: 780.414.1052

www.globalvisionsfestival.com

HELP Society

HELP supports ongoing development

and social activism in partnership

with three Adivasi groups

in the state of Orissa (located

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along the east coast of India south

of Calcutta).

55, 52304 RR 233

Fountain Creek Estates

Sherwood Park, AB T8E 1C9

Tel: 780.434.5513

Fax: 780.492.2024

HIV Network of Edmonton

Society

HIV Edmonton's vision is to

work with the whole community,

in a global context, ensuring:

There are no new HIV infections;

People living with HIV live

longer, healthier lives, free of stigma;

Everyone affected by HIV

gets the services they need without

barriers or discrimination.

HIV Edmonton's education and

research initiatives aim to bridge

the gap between local and global

HIV/AIDS issues. HIV

Edmonton offers a workshop that

concentrates on international

HIV/AIDS issues as a part of its

bi-annual "Dynamics of HIV"

training program.

300, 11456 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0M1

Tel: 780.488.5742

Fax: 780.488.3735

www.hivedmonton.com

Humanserve International

HUMANSERVE International,

Society for Relief and

Development, works with a number

of local and international

non-government organizations

providing educational, community

health, development and social

services in Lebanon and Palestine.

PO Box 37011

Edmonton, AB T5R 1E0

Tel: 780.487.9373

Fax: 780.401.3369

www.humanserve.org

John Humphrey Centre for

Peace and Human Rights

Named after the late John Peters

Humphrey, the principal drafter

of the United Nations

Declaration of Human Rights,

the Centre’s mission is to advance

the universal implementation of

human rights through teaching

education of all people, with a

specific focus on children and

youth. A commitment to human

rights, it is envisioned, will move

us towards a sustainable peace and

human development, locally and

internationally.

#404A, 10310 – 102 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5J 2X6

Tel: 780.453.2638

Fax: 780.454.1519

www.johnhumphreycentre.org

KAIROS

KAIROS unites churches and religious

organizations in a faithful

ecumenical response to the call to

"do justice, and to love kindness

and to walk humbly with your

God" (Micah 6:8). We deliberate

on issues of common concern,

advocate for social change and

join with people of faith and

goodwill in action for social transformation.

www.kairoscanada.org

Leprosy Mission of Canada

The Leprosy Mission Canada

concentrates its work on three

countries - India, Bangladesh and

Nigeria. We work with other

councils of The Leprosy Mission

International to provide care to

people with leprosy in 30 countries

around the world. The

Leprosy Mission's work focuses

on providing the cure, as well as

after-cure care to the leprosy

patient. Our staff provides rehabilitative

surgery and therapy,

plus vocational training and advocacy

skills to individuals affected

by leprosy.

12140 – 103 Street

Edmonton, AB T5G 2J9

Tel: 780.452.2975

Fax: 780.471.2158

www.leprosy.ca

Maharasthra Seva Samiti

Organization

MSSO was established in 1984 by

immigrants from the Maharashtra

State in India. It is a volunteer

based registered charity which

helps grassroots volunteer groups

in India implement projects,

locally deemed appropriate to better

the lives of the people there.

MSSO assistance priorities are in

vocational training, health care

and family planning, water and

sanitation, and sound environmental

development.

4 Strathbury Circle SW

Calgary, AB T3H 1P7

Tel: 403.288.0048

Fax: 403.547.5471

www.mssoonline.org

Mennonite Central Committee

- Alberta

Mennonite Central Committee –

Alberta is an NGO that works

with national and international

programs for relief, development,

peace and education.

#210, 2946 – 32 Street NE

Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7

Tel: 403.275.6935

Fax: 403.275.3711

www.mcc.org/alberta

Micah Challenge

The Micah Challenge is a global

campaign by Christians to reduce

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poverty substantially and influence

national leaders to fulfill

their public pledges to achieve the

Millennium Development Goals.

The Micah Challenge was

launched globally on October 15,

2004 in conjunction with the

International Day for the

Eradication of Poverty, and was

launched in Canada on October

18, 2004.

284 Tuscany Ridge Heights NW

Calgary, AB T3L 3B8

Tel: 403.250.1627

Fax: 403.250.1627

www.micahchallenge.ca

One Child’s Village

One Child’s Village is a non-governmental,

non-religious, not-forprofit

Society of volunteers who

are united in values and who seek

to enhance the quality of life for

all members of the global community,

especially those who are

poor, suffering or are otherwise

disadvantaged. The emphasis in

their work is placed on supporting

orphans affected by or infected by

HIV/AIDS. They are currently

working with a partner in Kenya

to support the needs of

HIV/AIDS orphans in the

Western Busia District.

Suite #3382

11215 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5K 0L5

Tel: 780.433.3342

Fax: 780.432.6774

www.onechildsvillage.org

Rainbow for the Future

Rainbow for the Future is a

Canadian development agency

dedicated to the organization and

integration of sustainable relief

efforts throughout Africa. Some

of their current projects include

literacy programs for girls in

Ethiopia and irrigation projects.

10712 – 101 Street

Westlock, AB T7P 1H7

Tel: 780.984.1117

Fax: 780.460.9931

www.rainbowaid.org

Rainbow of Hope for Children

An Alberta-based NGO working

for human development in Brazil,

Central America, the Philippines,

and Africa. ROHFC works with

their international partners in the

areas of education, political

awareness, health and wellness,

life skills, women’s capacitation,

land reform, agriculture, and marketing

techniques. At home, they

provide education services to

schools, communities and church

groups through experienced

speakers and their publication,

NEXUS.

522 – 22 Street

Wainright, AB T9W 1H8

Tel: 780.842.6091

Fax: 780.942.6208

www.rainbowofhopeforchildren.ca

Sahakarini

Sahakarini exists to promote,

encourage and assist international

aid and development and to assist,

encourage and foster development

education activity.

PO Box 1685

Camrose, AB T4V 1X6

Tel: 403.672.5465

Fax: 403.672.0967

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational

evangelical Christian

organization providing spiritual

and physical aid to hurting people

around the world. Since 1970,

Samaritan's Purse has helped meet

the needs of people who are victims

of war, poverty, natural disasters,

disease, and famine with the

purpose of sharing God's love

through His Son, Jesus Christ.

20 Hopewell Way NE

Calgary, AB T3J 5H5

Tel: 403.250.6565

Fax: 403.250.6567

www.samaritanspurse.ca

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The Shastri Indo-Canadian

Institute builds knowledge and

understanding between Canada

and India by sponsoring academic

activities in India Studies,

Canadian Studies, International

internships, student prizes and

applied policy research. Originally

founded to promote studies in the

arts, literature, culture, social sciences

and the humanities, the

Institute's mandate now incorporates

a rich diversity of disciplines.

The year 2008 will mark the 40th

anniversary of the Shastri Indo-

Canadian Institute.

1402 Education Tower

2500 University Dr. NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Tel: 403.220.7467

Fax: 403.289.0100

www.sici.org

Somali Canadian Education

and Rural Development

Organization (SCERDO)

SCERDO is committed to promote

crucial education and development

needs for Somalis at

home and around the world.

SCERDO is currently working to

promote education for peace and

sustainable development in primary

schools in some parts of

Northern Somalia. They have also

launched a campaign to promote

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the importance of education and

rural development for Somalia’s

future development.

#208, 10010 – 107A Street

Edmonton, AB T5H 4H8

Tel: 780.288.9182

Fax: 780.424.7736

www.scerdo.com

Sombrilla Refugee Support

Society

Sombrilla is an Alberta-based,

independent NGO with the goal

of supporting development projects

in Guatemala and other

Central American countries.

Sombrilla’s focus is human rights

advocacy, emergency housing,

sustainable agriculture, cottage

industries, women’s cooperatives,

education and cultural research,

administrative training programs

and refugee resettlement sponsorship.

www.sombrilla.ca

TakingITGlobal

TakingITGlobal works with global

partners to build the capacity of

youth for development, artistic

and media expression, make education

more engaging and involve

young people in global decisionmaking.

Tel: 416.977.9363

Fax: 416.352.1898

www.takingitglobal.org

Tools for Humanity

Tools for Humanity is a non-profit

Canadian community-based

organization and humanitarian

service dedicated to casting light

on the causes of poverty, famine

and war around the world. Its

goal is to increase the participation

of marginalized individuals

and families in the economic and

social development of their communities.

10010 – 107A Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 4H8

Tel: 780.421.0977

www.tools4humanity.org

United Nations Association in

Canada (Edmonton Branch)

The Edmonton Branch of UNAC

is part of a nation-wide group of

voluntary, non-partisan United

Nations organizations concerned

with global affairs. It is comprised

of interested Canadians in the

greater-Edmonton area who seek

solutions to world problems

through the effective use of the

UN, its specialized agencies, and

other multilateral institutions.

This branch is committed to promoting

awareness of critical issues

such as the environment, human

rights, disarmament, and development.

Grant MacEwan College

10700 104 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

www.edmonton.unac.org

UNICEF

UNICEF is mandated by the

United Nations General Assembly

to advocate for the protection of

children’s rights, to help meet

their basic needs and to expand

their opportunities to reach their

full potential.

301 – 14 Street NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4N4

Tel: 403.270.2857

Fax: 403.283.0115

www.unicef.ca

Unisphere Global Resource

Centre

The Unisphere Global Resource

Centre is a community-based

charity dedicated to global issues

such as poverty, famine, and

human rights issues. Unisphere

educates individuals about global

issues as well as issues that affect

them locally.

101 – 6th Street SE

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1G7

Tel: 403.529.2656

http://nonprofit.memlane.com/

unisphere

Women’s Empowerment

International Foundation

WEIF’s mission is to alleviate

poverty in Central and South

Asia, particularly among women

and children. Its programs focus

on four core social issues: education,

infrastructure, economic

development and health care.

132 Bainbridge Crescent NW

Edmonton, AB T5T 6B4

Tel: 780.486.3005

Fax: 780.489.3686

www.weif.org

World University Service of

Canada

WUSC is a network of individuals

and postsecondary institutions

who believe that all peoples are

entitled to the knowledge and

skills necessary to contribute to a

more equitable world. Our mission

is to foster human development

and global understanding

through education and training.

Tel: 613.798.7477

Fax: 613.798.0990

www.wusc.ca

Yei Canadian Development

Association

The Yei Canadian Development

Association is a grassroots organization

established in Edmonton

to provide community capacity

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uilding opportunities within one

of the Sudanese ethnic groups in

the city. The organization has a

goal of engaging in rehabilitation

work in Southern Sudan.

#308, 10235 - 123 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 1N3

Tel: 780.242.3979

YMCA Calgary

YMCA Calgary's International

program is aimed at providing

global, environmental and crosscultural

education in an effort to

achieve peace, social justice and

dignity. Through various workshops,

interactive games and

activities, overseas exchanges and

special events, the International

program plays an active role in the

Calgary community. Made up of

a director from the Community

YMCA and committee members

from all YMCA branches, the

International program offers

events like the YMCA Peace

Medal ceremony, International

Fair and Youth Summit.

510, 940-6 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 3T1

Tel: 403.531.1660

Fax: 403.531.1664

www.ymcacalgary.org

YMCA Edmonton

The Edmonton YMCA is part of

an international organization that

operates in more than 120 countries.

The Edmonton YMCA has

been serving our global community

through staff exchanges,

financial support and program

assistance since 1912. The

Edmonton YMCA international

programs comprise four areas:

international partnerships; international

education; international

participation and; emergency

response.

300, 10030 – 102A Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5J 0G5

Tel: 780.423.9601

Fax: 780.428.9569

www.edmonton.ymca.ca

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