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Media Advisory: Keep the Promise Town Hall - Students from across Canada to discuss child poverty with Parliamentarians

November 13, 2014

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Immaculata High School
140 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario

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Parliamentarians, including Senators and MPs, will join educators, NGO representatives and students from across Canada at the Keep the Promise (KTP) Town Hall in Ottawa next week to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.


Children’s voices front and centre at National Summit and Town Hall on child poverty

November 12, 2014

Some 55 young people, ages 10-15 years, students from every province and territory, will gather in Ottawa for a nationwide Keep the Promise (KTP) Summit and Town Hall, Nov. 18-19, 2014. The event aims to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, which has increased overall since that time.


Children challenge 25-year old broken government promise

November 05, 2014

There are always multiple pressures on the economy and political agenda, but 25 years later, why has the promise not been kept to end child poverty? Twenty-fifth anniversaries are times for celebration, but this anniversary of failure has prompted a renewed program by children, for children with children to seek answers from government at a Summit in Ottawa, November 18-19, 2014, and to ask The House to re-commit to a concrete plan.


Teens using social media for good celebrated at Media Literacy Week launch

November 03, 2014

High school students from the GTA – joined virtually by youth from across Canada – came together this morning to learn how to leverage the power of social media platforms for advocacy, activism and peer support.


Media Advisory: Media Literacy Week launch celebrates positive uses of social media by youth

October 28, 2014

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, in collaboration with Facebook Canada, are launching the 9th annual Media Literacy Week on November 3, 2014 at the Facebook Canada office in Toronto.


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