These are the organizations, businesses and individuals that we think are just great. They have helped us along the way with realizing our vision because they have the same passion and belief about the importance of cultivating the next generation of civil society activists. Thank you to all of them and please check them out!
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian campaign to ban landmines and cluster bombs and has dedicated itself to ensuring that there is an engaged and informed next generation of campaigners to ensure that we will achieve a world free from landmines and cluster bombs in our lifetime. Under the vision and direction of Paul Hannon, MAC offers multiple training opportunities to young professionals including an international internship program, annual training symposiums for aspiring youth leaders around the world held alongside official treaty meetings to support youth activism, a training manual for partners on how to incorporate young people into campaign work and real-time apprenticeship opportunities for graduates.
Ecology Ottawa is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. They believe that Ottawans want sustainable communities and that they care about issues such as public transit, pollution, greenspace, global warming, renewable energy,waste disposal, and recycling. Ecology Ottawa is helping residents come together to nurture sustainable communities and build a grassroots, city-wide movement to ensure that these concerns are heard at city hall. Ecology Ottawa offers several internships for young professionals each year and numerous substantive volunteer opportunities.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire. They believe peace is much more than the absence of armed conflict. Peace is the commitment to equality and justice; a democratic world free of physical, economic, cultural, political, religious, sexual and environmental violence and the constant threat of these forms of violence against women — indeed against all of humanity. It is the heartfelt mission of the Nobel Women’s Initiative to work together as women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to promote, spotlight, and amplify the work of women’s rights activists, researchers, and organizations worldwide addressing the root causes of violence, in a way that strengthens and expands the global movement to advance nonviolence, peace, justice and equality. Nobel Women’s Initiative believes strongly in growing the next generation of women’s rights activists and offers internships to aspiring young women activists annually.
Jo is the owner of a Calgary-based communications company that specializes in helping not for profits get their messages out to the public through web design, social media, special events and public relations. What we love best about Jo is that she really “gets” the non-profit world and believes in its value. Not Your Average Jo has a long track record of being able to affordably and creatively meet the needs of this important sector!
Milestone Digital Media Consultants is a communications and new media consulting firm that helps clients get the most for their communications and training budgets. Every project is unique and they work with each client to align their needs with suppliers and resources that fit the client’s goals, environment and budget. Foot in the Door Consulting gives huge kudos to Milestone’s Tim Birch-Jones who was extremely generous with advice and support in advising us on a redesign of this website!