Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - To celebrate Universal Children’s Day (November 20), Canada’s inaugural International Development Innovation Fair is showcasing humanitarian work that improves the lives of young people around the world. Several of Canada’s largest development organizations will gather this Friday (November 18) to share new ideas and brainstorm solutions with students and colleagues. The event will be hosted by Humber College’s International Development Institute and is open to anyone with an interest in the humanitarian sector.
WHAT: In-depth, interactive presentations about projects involving children/youth in their own development, ranging from jewelry-making by single mothers in Haiti to neighbourhood-watch programs in Mali.
Displays of humanitarian sector innovations, such as mobile technology used during emergencies to distribute relief items.
WHO: Development students, academics and representatives from:
- Canadian Red Cross
- Christian Children’s Fund
- Humber International Development Institute
- Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
- Right to Play
- Save The Children
- StreetKids International
- World Vision Canada
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2011 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Humber College – Lakeshore Campus
(3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, Building L, 1017)
Andrew Leopold – Tel. 416-675-6622 ext 4296, mobile 416-518-8989, email@example.com
Cicely McWilliam – Tel. 416-218-1888, mobile 647-291-1683, firstname.lastname@example.org
Britt Hamilton – Tel. 905-565-6200 ext 3973, mobile 416-419-1321, email@example.com