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Chat with Toronto’s Emerging Innovators at 12 p.m. (EDT) on July 8

"Go out there and be a passionate amateur,” said Ashley Wile, the founder of Sole Girls, at the recent Toronto Boot Camp.

 

There, American Express and Ashoka welcomed 20 of the brightest young social entrepreneurs from around Canada to Toronto for an intensive leadership journey, the second of five being held around the world this summer.

 

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Meet the 2015 Toronto Emerging Innovators

What can you learn from an entrepreneur who is turning plastic waste into currency, or an innovator who is tapping the power of the cleaning industry for youth development? A whole lot actually.

 

Follow the stories of these and other young social change agents part of the 2015 Class of Emerging Innovators in our Toronto Boot Camp.

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Meet the 2015 NYC Emerging Innovators

Across two continents and 13 countries, one hundred emerging social innovators will dive into Boot Camps designed to push their ideas and impact to the next level. From June to August, American Express and Ashoka will convene cohorts of twenty future leaders in five regional hubs: in the United States, Canada, Mexico, East Africa, and Francophone West Africa.

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Ce que le métier d’astronaute m’a appris sur le mode de vie sain

 

« La pratique régulière de l’exercice physique m’a bien préparé aux exigences de la vie d’astronaute, et elle préparera les explorateurs du futur aux défis qu’ils devront relever », affirme Robert Thirsk, ancien astronaute de l’Agence spatiale canadienne et actuel directeur du conseil d’administration des Partenaires philanthropes LIFT.

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Youth Transforming Canada’s Most Pressing Health Issues

 

About a third of all Canadian children are overweight or obese, and only 4.4 percent of children get the recommended amount of physical activity. 

Overall, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are putting Canadians at risk of developing serious chronic conditions, such as type II diabetes, some cancers, and hypertension.

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Le pouvoir de guérison des paysages naturels du Canada

 

« Notre mission est d’aider les femmes les plus marginalisées et les plus mal desservies de notre société à bénéficier du pouvoir de guérison que possède la nature », a déclaré Jaime Adams, fondatrice de l’organisme Forest and the Femme, l’un des lauréats dans la catégorie des candidatures anticipées du défi Jeu d’échange.

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UL and Ashoka Announce the Early Entry Prize winners of the Safer Roads, Safer India Challenge

 

Every year, more than 1.2 million people die in road accidents globally, with 130,000 of those deaths occurring in India, which has the worst road traffic accident rate worldwide. The result is an estimated 2 percent loss in GDP in India that not only affects workforce members, but places added pressure on the health care system.

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A vos agendas ! La seconde conversation Twitter du #JeudÉchange

Avez-vous une idée pour rendre l’activité physique et l’exercice plus amusants? Est-ce que les écoles dans votre communauté contribuent à rendre le Canada plus en santé? Partagez votre histoire à l’occasion de la seconde conversation Twitter (#SocEntChat) du défi Le Jeu d’Échange !

La conversation aura lieu le 20 Mai, entre 12h et 13h30 EDT, pour donner l’opportunité à tous les participants d’échanger avec nos leaders d’opinion ainsi qu’avec de talentueux innovateurs sociaux et toute une communauté de Canadiens qui promeuvent de saines habitudes de vie à travers le pays.

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Save the Date! Second Live #PlayExchange Twitter Chat

Do you have an idea for how to make exercise more fun? Are schools in your local community helping build a healthier Canada for all? Share your story at the second live Twitter Chat (#SocEntChat) of The Play Exchange challenge!

The conversation will take place on May 20th from 12-1:30pm EDT, giving all participants an opportunity to engage with thought leaders, talented social innovators, and a community of Canadians that are promoting healthy living across the country!

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Annonçant les Gagnants des Candidatures Anticipées!

C’est avec grand plaisir que Jeu d’échange annonce ses trois candidatures hâtives gagnantes! Depuis le lancement du défi, en février, nous avons reçu de nombreuses idées novatrices et créatrices qui permettront aux Canadiens de faire des choix sains et de répondre à d’importantes préoccupations en matière de santé. Ces trois candidatures se sont distinguées par le recours à des approches inspirées et ingénieuses.

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Announcing The Play Exchange's Early Entry Prize Winners!

The Play Exchange is excited to announce the top three early entry winners! Since the challenge launched in February we have received numerous innovative and creative ideas to empower Canadians to make healthy choices and address major health concerns. These three submissions stood out from the bunch for their inspired and resourceful approaches.

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Rona Ambrose présente le Jeu d'Echange chez Steven et Chris!

 

Le 30 avril, l’honorable Rona Ambrose, Ministre de la Santé du Canada, a rejoint Steven et Chris pour parler de l’initiative du Jeu d’échange et promouvoir l’activité physique auprès des Canadiens. Depuis les studios de CBC à Toronto, ils ont évoqué le défi et l’importance pour les Canadiens de s’engager à être plus actifs! 

 

 

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Rona Ambrose Introduces The Play Exchange on Steven and Chris!

 

On April 30th, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose joined Steven and Chris to talk about getting Canadians active with The Play Exchange.  From their studios at CBC in Toronto, they discussed the challenge and how important it is for Canadians to get engaged and get active!

 

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'Leaning In' And 'Pulling Up': Women's Economic Equality In The Middle East

“Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world – the numbers tell the story quite clearly,” says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her 2010 TEDx Talk. Sandberg’s advice to women in her New York Times bestseller, “Lean In,” is relevant across the globe: less than half of working-age women worldwide are employed, they are paid less on average than men for the same work, and the chances of rising to the top of a Fortune 500 company are not in a woman’s favor.

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The Most Innovative Solutions of the "Women Powering Work" Competition

Investing in women creates a multiplier effect for society: better health and education outcomes, societal resilience, reinvestment in communities, and national prosperity. While progress has been made globally, women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) still face some of the most daunting barriers in asserting their economic rights.

“Women currently make up half of the world’s population, work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, produce half the world’s food, but only earn 10 percent of the income and own less than 2 percent of the world’s property,” according to Ashoka Fellow Ben Powell of Agora Partnerships. Moreover, the MENA region has one of the lowest rates of female labor participation in the world.

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Twitter Chat: Announcing Early Entry Prize Winners

 

Ashoka Changemakers, in partnership with General Electric, has been searching for innovations that enable the full economic participation of women in the MENA region through the Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in MENA competition. It is time to announce the Early Entry Prize winners of the competition and share innovation trends from our outreach with a broader audience.

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