Young people have a place in politics

Helping young people understand the power they have to effect change in their communities was the focus of Local Democracy Week, hosted at Queen’s Park in Toronto in November 2010. Marc Kielburger and Daniel Francavilla at LDW 2010 Local activist Louroz Mercader, founder of the Institute for Youth Citizenship (IYC) who created the event, recapped […]

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Do you know where your shirt came from?

Be responsible with your t-shirts, ethical options are available Daniel FrancavillaGLOBAL VOICES Today, anyone can order custom t-shirts at very affordable prices. But for retailers to offer such low prices, the concern is about who gets cut short. Although a label stating “Made in China” does not mean that children in sweatshops made the product, […]

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Charity necessary during economic uncertainty

December 24, 2008Daniel FrancavillaGLOBAL VOICES Today, innocent children are dying due to poverty around the world – one every two seconds. Yet, on Black Friday, a Wal-Mart worker in the United States was trampled to death by consumers rushing to retail sales. The impending financial disaster is creating a perfect storm for non-profit organizations trying […]

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