ASEAN, Canada and UN Women jointly launch a 5-year programme to advance Women, Peace and Security Agenda

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Canada and UN Women jointly launched today a 5-year programme to expand and strengthen women’s leadership and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery in South-East Asia. The CAD 8.5 million (USD 6.36 million) programme, “Empowering women for sustainable peace: preventing violence and promoting social cohesion in ASEAN”, is funded by Global Affairs Canada with the support of UN Women as a lead UN partner. “Canada is proud to launch this flagship initiative that uses the women, peace and security approach to promote…

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Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

Today Canada’s dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. With the theme, “Be Proud of Your Mouth,” this public awareness campaign reminds people of all ages that good oral health can help us live a longer, healthier life. “Oral health is essential to overall physical, social, and mental well-being,” explains Tiffany Ludwicki, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). “Research shows that, when biofilm accumulates on your teeth, it can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, which is associated with serious illnesses, such as…

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Gillette Brings World’s First Razor Made for Caregivers to Canada

Gillette is proud to introduce Gillette TREO™, the world’s first assisted shaving razor, to caregivers in Canada. TREO is specifically designed for a caregiver to shave someone else, allowing caregivers to provide a dignified shaving experience for their loved ones who, for whatever reason, are unable to shave themselves. Gillette was inspired by real-world conversations that revealed the need for a product like TREO. Gillette knows that caregivers take on a lot and hopes that TREO can help make a meaningful difference in their daily routines with their loved ones…

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UN Women HeForShe movement rallies students in Canada for gender equality

HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality, is embarking on its third #GetFree University Tour and this year, with a focus on engaging students in Canada to take action for a gender equal world. This year’s tour is building on the success of the inaugural 2015 #GetFree Tour in the UK and France that reached over 140,000 students and the US-based 2018 #GetFree Tour that reached over 85,000 students. The tour is expected to reach over 100,000 student leaders and advocates. In Canada, the United Nations is partnering…

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Oceana Launches Campaign in U.S. and Canada to Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, today launched a campaign in the U.S. and Canada to help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction. In a new report, Oceana details the dire reality facing North Atlantic right whales, highlighting their two greatest threats — entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with ships. Since 2017, 28 North Atlantic right whales have been confirmed dead in U.S. and Canadian waters and only around 400 animals remain. Scientists estimate that even a single human-caused right whale death…

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