Canada

Why I volunteered for ONE

The U2 360° Tour may be over but the memories are still fresh for the amazing ONE members who helped out around the world. One such volunteer from the show in Moncton, Canada wrote about his experience. Ah eloquence. How I wish it didn’t squeeze out from between my fingers so easily. How easily the…...

Still on cloud nine

Last Saturday the U2 360° Tour finished on a high in Moncton, Canada. As always, I was joined at the show by an amazing group of ONE volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to help sign up new members to the fight against extreme poverty. One such volunteer was Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy who…...

Best friends united against extreme poverty

Earlier this month the U2 360° Tour was in Montreal, where I was lucky to meet Cindy and Sharon, two best friends from Ontario who are united in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. They kindly agreed to tell us about their experience at the shows and why they joined ONE. ONE members…...

Two Beautiful Days In Montreal

The U2 360° Tour made a stop in Montreal last week for two fantastic shows and ONE volunteers were able to sign up just shy of 6500 new ONE members! ONE volunteer Chris Serratore came out for both shows and signed up over 300 new members over the two days. Here are a few words…...

Making our mark in Edmonton

The U2 360° Tour is now well and truly rocking in North America and, as with previous legs, I’ve meet some amazing ONE members along the way. One such person is Mark McCormack who volunteered at the show in Edmonton and kindly wrote about his experience: Wow. ONE + The U2 360° Tour. What an…...

Sheila Nix on CBC’s “The National”

Sheila Nix, our U.S. Executive Director, was featured on CBC’s The National as part of segment on maternal and child health. Sheila talked about her trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone, and how simple interventions can prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDs giving children a whole new lease on life. You can watch t......

ONE Welcomed to G8/G20 by Mayor of Toronto

The ONE team has arrived in Canada and is already hard at work raising awareness in the fight against extreme poverty with Toronto’s Mayor David Miller. We’re in town for the G8 and G20 Summits where maternal and child health and accountability are on the agenda. For several months, ONE has been actively engaging Canadian......

ONE in Ottawa with Christy Turlington-Burns

On June 3, ONE hosted a parliamentary reception at the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada to raise awareness on maternal and child mortality ahead of the G8 in Muskoka later this month. Featuring a special appearance by model and activist Christy Turlington-Burns, we showed a clip of her new documentary No Woman, No Cry. Otta......

No one should give birth alone

Last week a couple of ONE staffers attended the Women Deliver conference in Washington D.C. In what was arguably the world’s largest conference on maternal health and empowerment in more than a decade. The 3 day event was essentially a global gathering to share stories, best practice and calls to action on the prevention of......

Time for Canada to step up on the MDGS

Yesterday, Make Poverty History—Canada’s largest coalition of civil society organizations—released a new report that says the country is falling dangerously short of meeting its commitments to the world’s poorest people. As their press release pointed out: “Canada holds a special place on the world stage. Not only a......

$1 billion for mothers and children?

The Canadian Press reported over the weekend that Canada is planning to pledge $1 billion towards an initiative on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) at this month’s G8 summit. Heather Scoffield of CP writes: “The federal government is telling other G8 countries that Canada is willing to put about $1-billion toward......

Our Recommendations for the G8, G20 Summits

As you’re probably aware, next month world leaders making up the G8 and G20 will convene in Muskoka and Toronto, Canada respectively. These Summits occur in a pivotal year: the final deadline for the historic 2005 G8 commitments, and five years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. In advance of these Summits, O......

Bob Geldof’s message to Canadian ONE members

While guest editing The Globe and Mail this weekend, ONE co-founder Bob Geldof took a moment to record this message for ONE members in Canada: Bob talks about why he and Bono guest edited the paper, the importance of the forthcoming G8/G20 summits, and why we need your help to put pressure on the politicians…...