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Dec
14
2012

Grade 9 student from Ontario, HARNOOR GILL receives prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community

Harnoor Gill, student at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, Ontario, proves that you are never too young to make a difference.  Harnoor was presented today with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community.  For the past ten years, he has volunteered with various local charities, and recently founded the Peace Welcome Club with a mission to ‘heal the community and to uplift migrant youth’ by encouraging them […]

Oct
4
2012

The upside of overseas volunteering – Lindsay Seegmiller, Director of International Outreach for Students Offering Support (SOS)

The Toronto Star published an editorial on January 4th entitled “The downside of overseas volunteering”. It raises great concerns about the transiency and true benefits of international volunteering. I agree with the criticisms whole-heartedly; however, this likely sounds hypocritical given that I lead the International Outreach arm of SOS, which has roots in two-week volunteer trips to build schools. So. How do I sleep at night (or, at least reconcile that hypocrisy)? I use my […]

Apr
25
2012

Magical Glastonbury

Glastonbury, a small town in Somerset, England, is likely not on most people’s ‘to do’ lists when they cross the channel; however, it’s a magical place, rich in history, myths and legends.   Well worth a visit, and you can combine it with a trip to Stone Henge. There are traces of civilisation in this area dating back to Neolithic times (5,200 and 4,500 years ago!), but in more recent times, the settlement of Glastonbury […]

Sep
5
2011

Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair and Make your Dream Trip a Reality

If you’re in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary and are considering going abroad either to study, travel, volunteer or work, you need to mark these dates in your calendar: Ottawa – September 29, 1pm – 6pm – Convention Centre Toronto – October 1 and 2, 1pm – 6pm – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Vancouver – October 4, 1pm – 6pm – Vancouver Convention Centre Calgary – October 5, 1pm – 6pm – Calgary Telus Convention […]

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