Archived Community Events

2006 09 Dec

Concert for Six Nations

In recognition of the rights of the people of Six Nations of the Grand River, as International Human Rights Day approaches, Ottawa’s Cross-Cultural Sound Exchange invites the people of Ottawa to a benefit concert, a night of music and culture at ODAWA Native Friendship Centre (corner of Scott Rd & Stirling Ave) December 9th at 7 pm in support of the people of Six Nations. Celebrate culture and music with Tito Medina (Guatemala), Kevin Dooley (Ireland), Elage & friends (Cameroon), and others. Crafts and food by indigenous people from around the world willbe available for purchase with portions of profits to the Six Nations people. Entry fee is $10 or pay what you can.

2006 07 Dec

Octopus Book Launch - Two Aspirins and a Comedy: How Television Can Enhance Health and Society

Please join us for the Ottawa launch with author Metta Spencer Thursday December 7th, 7:00pm Octopus Books 116 Third Ave *refreshments will be served* Can television become a positive force in society? Can socially conscious entertainment change the world?

2006 06 Dec

Ottawa Haiti Solidarity meeting

The Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee/Kozayiti continues to work! The next meeting is set for this Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00pm, at the usual location: CUPE Boardroom, 21 James St. (entrance at back) Proposed Agenda: 1) Welcome/introductions 2) Acknowledgement of Dec. 6 as anniversary of the Polytechnique Massacre 3) Benefit Concert/Art Show/CD Launch in February (Marcie) 4) Plans for CHAN Speaking Tour with Delegation from Haiti - report on discussion from CPA Convention - logistics associated with upcoming tour - building for tour, what can be done between now and then 5) Brief report on struggle in Oaxaca Mexico, and birth of Oaxaca Solidarity Ottawa; other developments in Latin America; 6) NGO Watch Update 7) Financial report 8) Website report All are welcome! Bienvenue à tous!

2006 06 Dec

Vigil to honour women victims of male violence

On Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm there will be a vigil to honour and grieve all women who have died as a result of male violence. This event is for women and children to greive in solidarity and will

2006 01 Dec

World AIDS Day Demonstration - Ottawa

HARPER’S SILENCE = DEATH At the international AIDS Conference last August, the Harper Government first scheduled, and then at the last minute postponed, a major announcement on Canada’s commitment to international and national AIDS programs. Four months later we are still waiting. In the meantime thousands of people around the world have died from lack of treatment and thousands more have been infected.

2006 30 Nov

Octopus Book Launch: Missile Defence Round One

Please join Octopus books for the launch of the important and timely new book
Missile Defence: Round
- with
author Steven Staples
Octopus Books
116 Third Ave
(Bank & 3rd, in the Glebe)

2006 23 Nov

Buy Nothing Day - Friday November 24th 2006

Buy Nothing Day celebrations at Octopus Books are quiet to say the least - we close the store. Buy Nothing Day is held each year on the first day after American Thanksgiving, the day that has traditionally been known as the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. The campaign was started by Adbusters in 1992 and questions the rampant consumerism associated with the Christmas shopping frenzy. It is an exercise of consumer awareness that asks shoppers to think about what they buy, from whom and how they often spend without thinking about the implications.

2006 23 Nov

Indigenous Peoples of Colombia: Lives Under Threat

Inter Pares and Amnesty International Invite You to Hear Lisardo Domico National Indigenous Organization of Colombia - ONIC and Emmanuel Raison Project Counselling Service - PCS

2006 23 Nov

Launch of the Ursula Franklin Reader in Ottawa

THE URSULA FRANKLIN READER: Pacifism as a MapCome out and celebrate the woman who has inspired so many, and the launch of her new book. Readings from Ursula's new collection by Heather Menzies, Murray Thomson, and Monique Frize.

2006 23 Nov

Imperialist War, Islam and Resistance in the Middle East

Time: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 23 Place: Carleton University MacKenzie Building, room 4494 (MacKenzie is marked ME on the campus map) Khodor Awarki - Political writer and novelist Frequent contributor to Arabic media "A Survivor of the Lebanese Civil War" Danny Goldstick - Professor of Philosophy, Active in civil liberties, anti-poverty, and Canadian independence struggles Member of the Communist Party of Canada ------ Sponsored by the Communist Party of Canada (Ottawa)

2006 22 Nov

Take Action for the Boreal

5:30pm in front of the Westin Hotel, Ottawa As the world turns it attention to the dangers of global climate change, help put pressure on the Dalton McGuinty government to stop destruction of Ontario's global carbon storehouse: the Boreal forest. Despite numerous promises to protect one of the last stands of endangered forests left in the world, the Boreal is being destroyed at an alarming rate. McGuinty will be in Ottawa on November 22 for a big Liberal party fundraiser at the Westin Hotel. We want to be there with our Giant Caribou Candace who has been following Dalton mcGuinty around for the last month and activists who want to protect the Boreal forest because they care about Caribou and Climate Change. Though I think it is important to keep our attention on the federal government on the climate change issue, it is also important to make sure that the Ontario government does not get off free from controversy on their failure to protect the Boreal. Please join us on the 22nd at 5:30pm in front of the Westin Hotel and phone Kim 416-452-4199 to RSVP and find out more information. Dress up as a caribou or a tree and help us send Dalton McGuinty the message that environmental issues are going to follow him around during this election. *************** The Canadian Boreal forest is one of the world's largest remaining intact forest landscapes undisturbed by roads or industry. While about three quarters of the Earth's original forest cover has been lost or degraded, the Boreal in Canada is still mostly intact. It holds more freshwater than anywhere else on the planet, and plays an essential role in cleaning the air that we breathe and in fighting climate change. Yet, less that 8 percent of the Boreal forest is protected and two more acres are logged every minute of the day. The Boreal forest in Ontario is rife with controversy: aboriginal rights and title are not being honored, and woodland caribou have disappeared from half of their historic range. With no sustainable forest plan in place, entire areas are being destroyed with little recognition for their cultural and ecological values. ForestEthics works on a diversity of campaigns to help save the Boreal. From corporate engagement for environmental change, to working in solidarity with First Nations, ForestEthics is working to engage communities throughout Ontario, where McGuinty still has the chance to make a difference. Our Where's McGuinty campaign is a timely and effective campaign to raise Boreal issues before government, and to reveal Dalton McGuinty's failure to take action to protect the Boreal despite his promises to do so. As Ontario's Liberal party switches into preparation mode for the next general election on October 4th 2007, ForestEthics (and a caribou friend named Candace) has been greeting party members at fundraisers, meetings, and other events. Check out to see photos of Candace and company outside of the National ballet school in Toronto, where Liberals held their one-year-to-the-election campaign kickoff fundraiser. Many of those who arrived at the fundraiser took a postcard from us on their way in and told us that they would speak about this issue to McGuinty and to other party members inside. The Where's McGuinty campaign is developing into an Ontario-wide project in the countdown to the 2007 election. We are trying to demonstrate to members of the Legislature across Ontario that protecting our Northern forests is of great importance to voters all over the province and Boreal protection must be taken seriously by the McGuinty government. We are also trying to raise more awareness about the solidarity work we are doing with the Grassy Narrows First Nation who will soon see the 4th anniversary of their blockade at Slant Lake, the longest First Nations blockade in Canadian history. Thanks, Kim & Kathy Boreal Organizers Forest Ethics Please Contact Kathy or Kim ForestEthics 372A Queen West Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A3 416-597-1904 416-452-4199 Please see for more information about the campaign, or

2006 20 Nov
6:00pm - 8:00pm

We can't afford private health care! OTTAWA TOWN HALL MEETING

The Medicare Works! Keep it Public, Keep it Fair Campaign Presents: We can't afford private health care! OTTAWA TOWN HALL MEETING Monday, November 20th, 7-9pm Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St.

2006 20 Nov

Int'l Protest against Mexican Human Rights Abuses in Oaxaca

The recently formed Oaxaca Solidarity Ottawa invites you to a rally - Monday, November 20th, 4:30pm Outside the Mexican Embassy: World Exchange Plaza, Metcalfe entrance

2006 19 Nov

War and Resistance , talk by British MP George Galloway

Public Lecture by British Member of Parliament George Galloway WHERE: Place: Alumni Theatre, Carleton University , Ottawa , Ontario, Canada WHEN: Date and time: Sunday, November 19, 2006, at 7:00PM. Ample free parking available. George Galloway is a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons and a leading figure in the international anti-war movement. A well renowned speaker and orator, Galloway has campaigned around the world for an end to the occupations of Iraq and Palestine .

2006 18 Nov
9:00am - 3:00pm

Ottawa Fair Trade Network second annual Christmas fair

Saturday, November 18, 2006
10 am to 4 pm
St. Matthew’s Church Hall, 217 First Avenue
(a few steps west of Bank Street)

Join fair traders and supporters at our 2nd annual Fair Trade Christmas Fair,
The Ottawa Fair Trade Network is hosting its second annual Christmas
fair in the Glebe, at St Matthew’s Church on November 18, 2006.

More Fair Trade vendors and guests are offering a wide selection of products
and hundreds of gift ideas for your Christmas shopping. Fair Trade is mutual
respect, not exploitation. It ensures producers in developing countries are
paid a living wage for their work so they can live in dignity.

2006 15 Nov

Octopus Book Launch - Ignatieff's World: A Liberal Leader for the 21st Century?

Octopus Books and James Lorimer Publishing invite you to the launch of
Ignatieff's World: A liberal Leader for the 21st Century
with author Dennis Smith

Wednesday November 15th, 7:00pm
Octopus Books
116 Third Ave

2006 13 Nov

Greenpeace Meet-Up in Ottawa

Please email Angela to let her know if you're interested in showing up for either event! Greenpeace Meet-Up in Ottawa Date: Monday November 13th at 7:00pm Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave (corner of Nelson, beside the Rideau Centre)

2006 11 Nov

Close Guantanamo North - Abolish Security Certificates

**************************************************************************** CLOSE GUANTANAMO NORTH - ABOLISH SECURITY CERTIFICATES ****************************************************************************

2006 10 Nov

Resisting War: Solidarity Across Movements: 2006 Convention of the Canadian Peace Alliance

2006 Convention of the Canadian Peace Alliance

2006 10 Nov


FREEDOM OF REPRESSION? A PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF RIGHTS OF SPEECH AND ASSOCIATION FOR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN CANADA AFTER 9/11 Friday November 10, 2006 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)

2006 04 Nov

Day of Climate Action @ Parliament Hill

Nov 4th Day of Climate Action
1PM Protest @ Parliament Hill.

Organized by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition - Ottawa

For more information and poster/flyer:

2006 28 Oct

Canadian Troops Out of Afghanistan

Call for action on October 28, 2006End Canada's occupation of Afghanistan

2006 27 Oct

A Solidarity Event with Irma Gonzalez: Daughter of Cuban 5 Prisoner René Gonzalez

A Solidarity Event with Irma Gonzolez
Daughter of Cuban 5 Prisoner René Gonzalez
Free the Cuban 5 Prisones held in US Jails.

Irma will be in Ottawa on Friday, October 27
An evening of dialogue, music and refreshments

2006 26 Oct

SalvAide's 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Shopping, dancing, eating, and doing good: what more could you ask for in
a night out?
SalvAide's 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Viewing and Cocktails: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Live & Silent Auctions from 8:00pm

2006 23 Oct

Confronting a World of Free Markets, Inequality and Body Bags: Socialist Politics in an Imperial Age

with special guests Leo Panitch & Sam GindinMonday October 23rd