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Connexions Calendar

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Bike City: How industry, advocacy & infrastructure shaped Toronto's cycling culture
June 30, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Showcasing vintage bicycles, artifacts, and archival photos, BIKE CITY tells the story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto. Almost a million Torontonians ride today but sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and citizens for 130+ years.     Show more . . .


Food in the Park, at Downsview Park - a free nature program
July 19, 2018 to September 09, 2018
Stewardship is the act of maintaining or improving a naturalized area, helping to ensure natural areas provide clean water, air, food and shelter. The Food in the Park program will explore connections between stewardship actions and food security through three main program elements: supporting     Show more . . .


Celebrate Moncada Day
July 22, 2018
Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association- BBQ picnic and cultural activities.     Show more . . .


Letter from Masanjia- Film screeing and Q&A
July 22, 2018 to July 23, 2018
When a woman in Oregon opens a box of Halloween decorations and finds an SOS letter penned by a political prisoner from inside a Chinese labour camp, her discovery makes waves across major news outlets worldwide. Meanwhile, the author of letter, Sun Yi, breaks through Internet firewalls to learn     Show more . . .


Myseum on the Move: Women of The Ward
July 22, 2018 to July 29, 2018
We are excited to be presenting two walking tours which explore Toronto's, first immigrant neighbourhood, breathing life into a lesser known chapter in Toronto's past through theatrical presentations and animated talks led by John Lorinc & Tatum Taylor. These walking tours will allow participants to     Show more . . .


The 235th Anniversary of the Birth of Simon Bolivar
July 24, 2018
Celebrate the 235th anniversary of the birth of the Liberator, Simon Bolivar.      Show more . . .


Drawdown Energy Summit: Empowering our response to global warming
July 25, 2018
Learn about electricity generation sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help empower humanity's response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .


Anti-Oppression for Artists & Cultural Producers
July 25, 2018
This workshop for artists explores the language, theories and practices of anti-oppression in depth. Institutional, community based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Creative, technical and     Show more . . .


Ending Explosions: Promoting Peace and Development
July 29, 2018
A unique opportunity to listen to Canadian Nobel Laureate John Polanyi, and distinguished Pakistani scientist and peace activist A.H. Nayyar on one of the most important topics of our time.      Show more . . .


International Day of Friendship
July 30, 2018
Our world face many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.      Show more . . .


United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2018
Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour     Show more . . .


Emancipation Day Freedom Train Ride
July 31, 2018
Come one, come all - and get ready for the Freedom Train 2018 - leaving Union Subway station on Tuesday, July 31st at 11:30 PM.      Show more . . .


World Breastfeeding Week
August 01, 2018 to August 07, 2018
The World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the     Show more . . .


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 09, 2018
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000     Show more . . .


Conscious Minds Camp
August 10, 2018 to August 13, 2018
You're invited to come and join us for a week or weekend to envision, learn, and explore!      Show more . . .


Fair ECOSPHERE Montreal
August 11, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Come to Fair ECOSPHERE, the largest environmental fair in Quebec. We bring together hundreds of exhibitors and speakers who share insight on reducing our ecological footprint. The event is free. Welcome all! Come to the Old Port, near the Quai de l'Horloge.     Show more . . .


International Youth Day
August 12, 2018
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.      Show more . . .


Building Inclusive Communities Training
August 14, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Free 2-Day Building Inclusive Communities Training Session!      Show more . . .


Writers at Woody Point
August 14, 2018 to August 19, 2018
The Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. This year, as in the past, the event will be hosted by     Show more . . .


Run for Palestine - Toronto Run/Walk
August 18, 2018
Run for Palestine (RfP) is a family oriented, fun filled day that welcomes all memebers of the community where participants can walk or run 5 Km our newly introduce 10 Km walk or run to raise funds for much needed humanitarian projects helping the Palestinian people.      Show more . . .


World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2018
"Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict. On this day we also take a moment to honour the brave health and aid workers who are targeted or obstructed as they set out to help people in need,     Show more . . .


Tatamagouche: There's Something in the Water- Book launch
August 21, 2018
Please join us for the book launch of There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities by Ingrid Waldron.      Show more . . .


River Blue - Film screening and discussion
August 22, 2018
This award-winning documentary spans the globe to uncover the dirty secret behind the manufacturing of our blue jeans. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion     Show more . . .


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23, 2018
The date 23 August marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which, on proclaiming its independence reverted to its original Amerindian name: Haiti. The uprising conveyed a universal demand for freedom that transcends     Show more . . .


Drawdown Buildings and Cities Summit: Building our response to global warming
August 29, 2018
Learn about building and city sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help build humanity’s response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .


International Day of Charity
September 05, 2018
In the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015, the United Nations recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The Agenda also     Show more . . .


International Literacy Day
September 08, 2018
International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's     Show more . . .


World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
September 10, 2018
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.      Show more . . .


International Day of Peace
September 21, 2018
The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.      Show more . . .


The Word on the Street
September 23, 2018
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations, workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books     Show more . . .


United Nations International Day of Older Persons
October 01, 2018
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals' attitudes,     Show more . . .


International Day of Non-Violence
October 02, 2018
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.      Show more . . .


World Teachers' Day
October 05, 2018
Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during last year’s edition. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main     Show more . . .


World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2018
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.      Show more . . .


International Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2018
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 17, 2018
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski —     Show more . . .


Disarmament Week
October 24, 2018 to October 30, 2018
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which kicks off on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (24 October), was first called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly's 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). The document called for abandoning the use     Show more . . .


World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 10, 2018
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was     Show more . . .


World Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 12-19 November 2018, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise     Show more . . .


World Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 12, 2018 to November 18, 2018
During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 12-19 November 2018, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise     Show more . . .


World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2018
Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being     Show more . . .


United Nations International Day for Tolerance
November 16, 2018
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and     Show more . . .


Universal Children's Day
November 20, 2018
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2018
One of the most devastating human rights violations      Show more . . .


World AIDS Day
December 01, 2018
"The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030… On this World AIDS Day, I call for a renewed commitment to finish what we have started and to make the AIDS epidemic a thing of the past." — Secretary-General António Guterres      Show more . . .


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 02, 2018
Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour, debt     Show more . . .


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2018
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the     Show more . . .


International Volunteer Day
December 05, 2018
International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental     Show more . . .


World Soil Day
December 05, 2018
Soil is the upper layer of earth, a mixture of organic and inorganic matter, in which plants grow.      Show more . . .


International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
December 09, 2018
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the     Show more . . .


Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of     Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2018
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda is centred on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease. It will be thus be built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.      Show more . . .