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2015 National Child Day Celebrations All Across Canada with Equitas!

Equitas and its partners encourage Canadian children to #PlayItFair and speak their rights. Celebrated annually on November 20th, National Child Day is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. – Dear Justin Trudeau – Our #PostcardtoParliament Campaign was a big success!  This year again, thousands of Canadian children took part in […]

National Child Day Celebrations in the Senate, Ottawa – November 19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE 300 children will learn about their rights with Equitas and share their ideas with decision-makers   Montreal, November 18, 2015 – On November 19th, 2015, Equitas will host a special activity in the Senate to celebrate National Child Day. The event will take place from 10-11am. 300 children (grade 4, 5 and 6 – […]

On November 20th, #PlayItFair with Equitas for National Child Day!

National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

Benefit Concert for Equitas – The Times They Are A-Changin’ – A short history of the folk music revival!

Sponsored by Michael Cooper Music, stories and visuals – from Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly to Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary and more! With Craig Morrison – musician, professor, author and ethnomusicologist (www.craigmorrison.com/) Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm Georges Vanier Centre 2450 Workman […]

Host Family Dinner 2015

An invitation to spend an evening with some of the most inspiring people you will ever meet! Does the cultural diversity of our world peak your interest? Do you enjoy intercultural exchanges? Are you passionate about human rights and diversity?  You are invited to spend an evening with some of the most inspiring people you will […]

Speaking Rights Public Events coming up in Montreal and Winnipeg

Winnipeg Speaking Rights Youth Engagement Projects 2015 –  May 6, 2015 For the last 3 years, Equitas’ Speaking Rights program has been supporting youth engagement projects across Winnipeg with the support of The Winnipeg Foundation. These projects are opportunities for youth organisations to benefit from a small amount of financial support and Equitas’ coaching and […]

Equitas volunteer and intern reunion

April 22, 2015 Last April 9, over 30 Equitas volunteers and interns gathered at the Equitas office for a reunion. Many of those present had interned for the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) over the last few years. This three-week training program brings together human rights educators and defenders from around the world. Over […]

EQUITAS IN TORONTO – Alaa Murabit on Identity, Mobility and Human Rights Education in a Changing World

On December 9th, 2015 Equitas hosted an event with the young and dynamic women’s rights advocate, Libyan-Canadian Alaa Murabit and CTV’s Lloyd Robertson, on the theme of “Identity and Mobility: Human Rights Education in a Changing World“. Organized by Equitas and hosted by TD Bank Group, this cocktail-event was an opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading voices […]

The Young Women Young Leaders Forum: stand up for change!

December 4, 2014 Over 120 persons participated to the Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL) Forum, yesterday, December 3rd. The event was an opportunity to highlight the ways fifty remarkable young women in Montreal have turned action into change and have been transforming their communities. Fifty diverse women from four communities across Montreal are at the core […]

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