Canada

Now is not the time to balance our budget on the backs of the world’s poorest

Guest post by James Haga, Director of Advocacy at Engineers without Borders Canada. Extreme poverty, the kind that deprives hard working people of their full potential, is an immediate reality for many. It is a real thing, gripping the lives of billions of people. The number is so massive that, for most of us, it…...

Save Canadian Aid

At around just 2% of the annual federal budget, Canadian foreign aid is achieving real results in the lives of the world’s poor.  From providing life-saving vaccines and treatment for deadly diseases, providing food aid to reduce starvation, to investing in agriculture and farming to fight poverty and hunger, it is mak......

Protecting Canada’s Aid Budget

Guest post by James Haga from Engineers without Borders Canada. Canadian foreign aid can be truly transformational when used in a smart way – it can save lives, help put children through school, and create the opportunities needed for millions of people to lift themselves out of poverty. Consider, for example, the impact of......

What can Canada do RIGHT NOW to help reduce rural poverty and malnutrition?

Despite significant progress in global food security since the beginning of the 2009 L’Aquila Food Security Initiative, many developing countries are not on track to meeting Millennium Development Goal 1 – halving hunger and extreme poverty. However, next week donor countries have a once-in-3 years opportunity to acce......

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......

Petition Impossible: On the eve of the G8, the Canadian government is a bit busy…

ONE’s Mark Entwistle with our 58,000 signature strong petition Yesterday, ONE’s Mark Entwistle delivered our 58,000 signature strong petition calling for 3.5 million new health workers to help mothers and children to the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa, Canada. Unfortunately, photographs aren’t allowed within the La......

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......