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Immigration & Refuge

Overwhelming number of Canadians wanted to help Syrian refugees

So many Canadians volunteered to help the thousands of Syrian refugees coming to Canada starting in 2015 that resettlement agencies could not cope. After initially promising to take in 25,000 Syrians the government had admitted over 40,000 by January 2017.» 

Animals, Environment, International

Citizens of 3 countries asked to track butterflies

For the first time citizens of all three countries in North America–Canada, the United States and Mexico– are being asked to take part in the effort to document monarch butterfly breeding sites across the continent. The Mission Monarch Blitz, headed» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Society

Conservation group seeks volunteers to help species at risk

It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada and people are urged to get involved in one of several events organized by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The invitation notes that Canada has 733 wildlife species at risk and that the»