The Homelessness Marathon was founded in 1998 by Jeremy Weir Alderson (aka "Nobody") as an offshoot of his regular radio program, "The Nobody Show," broadcast weekly on WEOS, an NPR-affiliate in Geneva, NY. "That first year, I was just thinking of it as a matter of conscience," Alderson says. "Basically, I just wanted to get on the air and say, 'This isn't right, and I want no part of it,' and, of course, I wanted to bolster this argument with the opinions of experts and the voices of homeless people." He got the idea of broadcasting from outdoors in the dead of winter, he says, because he wanted to dramatize the plight of people with nowhere to go in the cold. And the marathon has been broadcast from outdoors ever since, even though other things about it have changed.
This is an exciting year-long project that will explore the major issues relevant to diversity and immigration in Ottawa, looking for ways to maximize the opportunities and minimize the challenges.
Fair Shares for All - Documentary
All Our Sisters
Stories of Homeless Women in Canada
By Susan Scott
Published Under the Garamond Imprint
Though they account for only a small portion of the formal homeless statistics, there are many more women living on insufficient funds, with violent partners, in unacceptable dwellings, or in other fragile circumstances that are too often overlooked. They are our mothers, our daughters, our aunts, our nieces, our wives—they are all our sisters—and they remain largely invisible compared to homeless men.
Community Ownership Solutions is a unique and proactive not-for-profit development corporation whose mandate is to raise the bar in commercial excellence and workplace culture through:
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women's rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions and a better quality of life.
MiningWatch Canada (MWC) is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organisations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
"Round Table Consultation on Foreign and Defense Policy"
"Canada -US Deep Integration"
Web site: www.policyalternatives.ca
Awarded $3,000 - June 2003
"John Polanyi Annual Conference"
November 12-16, 2003
"Security in Canada"
Awarded $3,000 - January 2003
MISC Conference on the Future of Social Democracy
The future of social democracy
May 16, 2001
Conference by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
"From the start, the whole point of social democracy is to assert the primacy of politics over economics" says former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, who is co-chair with Desmond Morton, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, of the conference on:
Web site: www.straightgoods.ca
Awarded $5,000 - 2002
George Brown photo exhibit project
Awarded $1 000 - 2001
The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation commissioned the writing and publishing of the The long overdue biography of M.J. Coldwell, the longest serving leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.