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April 22, 2013: Saluting our volunteers during National Volunteer Week

On the occasion of National Volunteer Week (April 21 to 27, 2013), Equitas would like to say thank you to all of our hardworking, dedicated volunteers who give their time so generously. Thank you to our Board, Committee and Honorary Board Members. Thank you as well to the over 20 volunteers who gave over 600

March 25, 2013: Training for Youth Trainers in Delhi, India

More than 30 youth trainers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Maldives, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Sri Lanka participated in a 5-day training for youth trainers in Delhi, India. This training session was organized by the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Programme – Asia Centre and in collaboration with Ministry of

April 5, 2013: Playing it Fair in Algeria

Equitas staff members have just returned from Algeria where we are working in partnership the Algerian Network for the Defence of Children’s Rights (NADA) in order to implement Equitas’ Play it Fair program in Algeria. ” The project aims to build the capacity of schools to promote positive human rights values, such as non-discrimination and

February 14, 2013: Levelling the playing field: Building equality and inclusion through games

Equitas staff participated in a webinar organized by Cities of Migration, a Maytree Foundation initiative which seeks to improve the integration of urban migrants in cities around the world through the exchange of successful practices and learning activities. Equitas’  Play it Fair! program was featured as a good practice using the power of games to

December 10, 2012: Aimia announces sponsorship of Equitas

In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, announced its sponsorship of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program. This new relationship will foster trust and reciprocity, the fundamental principles underlying Aimia’s social purpose efforts. “Like Aimia, we believe empowering people with the knowledge and skills to promote human rights

December 5, 2012: Equitas’ annual fundraising campaign – Read Joséphine’s inspiring story

Our story begins in a garage in the outskirts of the capital city of Ouagadougou.  Running the garage is Joséphine Yameogo. Born in a small village into a very large extended family, in a society where “…girls were expected to serve the boys”, Joséphine has been fighting for equality her entire life. At the age

November 20, 2012: Heidy Wager wins the 2012 Play it Fair! Award

 Nov 20, 2012, Equitas is celebrating National Child Day by giving out its annual Play it Fair! Award. This year’s winner is Heidy Wager, from the Dawson Community Centre in Verdun, Quebec, where she is the coordinator of programs for 5 to 12 year-olds. Heidy is being recognized for the leadership and creativity she has

November 20, 2012: Game on: Ottawa Y kids try out Play it Fair!

On National Child Day, 20 local kids took part in activities at the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA to show government and city officials how they can be leaders in confronting discrimination and bullying. The event launched Equitas’ highly successful Play it Fair! after-school program to promote diversity and inclusion in the capital, thanks to continued support

November 20, 2012: Equitas launches program to help Ottawa kids stop discrimination and bullying

MEDIA RELEASE Play it Fair! Equitas launches program to help Ottawa kids stop discrimination and bullying Equitas and TD Bank Group team up to bring the recognized program to the capital Ottawa – Nov. 20, 2012. To mark National Child Day, Equitas is launching its highly successful Play it Fair! after-school program to promote diversity

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