With the help of our donors, volunteers, and sponsors, Phoenix continues to meet our youths’ basic needs of food and shelter, develop individualized plans, and offer opportunities for personal development. Beyond those basic needs, our broad goals are to help youth achieve moments of success, create an attachment to a positive community, and empower them to believe that they can change the trajectory of their lives.
Dedicated To The future and to our men and women of today, who by sacrifices and work are laying the foundation of that day, when the din and terrors of battle are things of the past and the foes of freedom are crushed. To that day when youth may again unhindered, take up the torch in the fields of education; seeking knowledge and truth.
The cover of this year’s Annual Report reflects those conversations - how healthcare providers feel about the passion and teamwork that makes the QEII tick, the support for patients and families facing some of the most challenging moments of their lives, and the exceptional, advanced care that is provided every single day. And this advanced care is possible through the generosity of donors and volunteers who share our vision of transformational change.
An extensive list of helpful documents and resources to educate and inform existing and potential new foster parents provided by The Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia, a charitable organization funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services and governed by a Board of Directors, who are foster parents themselves.
Canada needs a development strategy, not just an update to its aid policy: contemporary issues in development are well beyond the purview of traditional aid agencies and leveraging non-financial assets requires a broader strategy. Driven by humanitarian crises and their fallout, foreign aid has increasingly become domestic. The share of foreign aid spent within donor countries on refugee costs has more than tripled from under 3% in 2000 to nearly 11% in 2016. The factors that will make or break Canada’s feminist international assistance policy are its approach to risk, how it goes beyond semantics, and whether it is pragmatic about resources, time-frames, and results.
There is a national consciousness in Canada about global poverty reduction, with 94% of Canadians saying it is important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest and 76% of Canadians agreeing we have a moral obligation to help expand health, education, and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest. Most Canadians are optimistic about our world’s future, as the majority believe that conditions in the poorest countries will improve in the next 15 years and that both the government and individuals can play a role in reducing global poverty.
Canadian small and medium sized organizations (SMOs) are significant development actors, engaging in diverse and innovative development programming and connecting with Canadians across the country as global citizens. In the past five years, many SMOs have been marginalized as the government implemented Canada’s aid priorities, despite their record of effective programming.
We are exposing hard truths about the devastating impacts of colonization, racism and sexism—aspects of Canada that many Canadians are reluctant to accept. In the face of violence suffered since colonization began, Indigenous women in Canada remain determined to reclaim their identities, cultures, languages, and land. They are taking their rightful place in their communities and Nations, and we are ready to support them. This is our collective responsibility to future generations. We can and must act together to create a better future for our women and girls.
In a challenging global economic environment, Canada's economy remains sound. Recently, growth in global economic activity has slowed more than expected and the Canadian economy was softer at the end of 2018. Despite these challenges, the Canadian economy is expected to strengthen over the second half of 2019, and to remain among the leaders for economic growth in the G7 in both 2019 and 2020.
This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action.
Bush, E. and Lemmen, D.S., editors (2019): Canada’s Changing Climate Report; Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON. 444 p.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey directed police across the province to immediately cease using street checks as part of a quota system or performance measurement tool. This directive comes after the release of an independent report on the use of street checks showing that African Nova Scotians are disproportionately represented.