A very important petition has been organized by the Grandmothers Campaign. The petition is probably the most important advocacy activity that grandmothers across Canada will be undertaking this year. It is our responsibility to find venues for collecting signatures. It is the hope to get so many signatures and so much attention when they're presented on or around International Women's Day next year that the pressure to our Government will really be applied. Each group must send in the petitions as a "group"--- there are even more rules, but I will not bore/ overwhelm you. I will be the main repository of the petitions.
Filled petition sheets will be gathered at every monthly meeting.
Below are all the documents you need to start gathering signatures.
Canadian citizens of all ages can sign the petition!!
If you wish addtional information I invite you to visit the Grandmothers website directly by clicking here.
Click on the icon on the far right of each document toolbar to open a larger file in a new window. You can then print your own copies.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper left for the G8 meeting in Japan on Thursday, but not before he was presented with thousands of wishes from Canadians that he do his part to fight global poverty... Click here to learn more and make a difference at the G8.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation collects information on HIV/AIDS events ranging from speeches to fundraisers to airing of documentaries on HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. Click here for a list of June events. One thing that caught my eye is the Washi Bazaar - celebrating traditional Japanese paper being held June 8th, in Toronto. The image above is a Washi Paper Cutout created by Toronto artist Barbara Klunder. Not only can we fill our personal date book with wonderful events but-- maybe--the listings will inspire an event of our own. Take a look!
Mbuya is a Mashona word that means grandmother or elder.
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Who are we?
We are a group of friends in Prince Edward County, Ontario who have come together to share our good fortune with others, learn more about the ravages of HIV/AIDS and, hold out a hand to our sister grandmothers and orphaned children in Africa. Our efforts work in conjunction with the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the National Advocacy Network.