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AGM takes place on June 17

The Group of 78 is pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting will take place on June 17, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET. Those who are on the Board will receive invitations to join us at an earlier time for the Pre-AGM meeting, and later for the Post-AGM. Save the date, and be prepared to talk about… Continue Reading AGM takes place on June 17

Lunch with Fergus Watt

G78 is hosting our first in-person luncheon since COVID became a part of our life.It’s happening at New DESI ZAIQA Restaurant from noon to 2 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. Our speaker is Fergus Watt who is speaking about Prospects for Ambitious Reform of the United Nations. Fergus’s remarks will focus on the current state of play regarding… Continue Reading Lunch with Fergus Watt

Watch Climate Change, Love, and Seniors Now

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New letter sent to PM and Party Leaders re: humanitarian crisis in Gaza

On March 18, the Board of Directors of the Group of 78 composed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Trudeau and to the political party leaders, requesting that the Government of Canada call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and for all forms of humanitarian support to be granted access to the afflicted areas. Read more of our… Continue Reading New letter sent to PM and Party Leaders re: humanitarian crisis in Gaza

G78 sends a letter to the PM & three Ministers

The following open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau was approved by the Board of Directors of the Group of 78. It calls for an immediate ceasefire in the war in Gaza; increased humanitarian aid for the civilian population; an embargo on Canada’s military trade with Israel; the immediate restoration of funding to UNRWA; and the removal of barriers… Continue Reading G78 sends a letter to the PM & three Ministers

Watch Corey Levine Webinar now

Join us on February 20th for a webinar about the future of Afghan Women and Girls with human-rights advocate Corey Levine

Women in Afghanistan have had a journey in the past generation among the hardest of any group of people on earth. Corey Levine has been a witness to, and participant in, this arc of history. In this presentation, Corey will give a brief overview of her experiences over the past 22 years. She will outline the current context… Continue Reading Join us on February 20th for a webinar about the future of Afghan Women and Girls with human-rights advocate Corey Levine

Unaffordable Housing: Market Failure or Market Success

Our first webinar of 2024 took place on January 25 and featured Ricardo Tranjan and David Macdonald of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who discussed how housing is affected by markets. The webinar is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

G78 Member Firdaus Kharas Appointed to Order of Canada

Firdaus Kharas was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for advancing social change through human-centered media as a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and mass-communications producer. Mr. Kharas has created media for social change used in 198 countries. His topics in 80 series of media have included human rights, refugees, violence reduction, and disease prevention.

CANADA’S NATIONAL ADAPTATION STRATEGY

Overarching point: the proposed strategic framework is inadequate. – We are delighted the Federal Government has decided to hold consultations in framing a National Climate Adaptation Strategy for Canada.  We address the following overarching issues raised by the discussion paper. Overall, our view is that the proposed elements of a draft strategy are inadequate because… Continue Reading CANADA’S NATIONAL ADAPTATION STRATEGY