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Black History Month 2016

Black History Month 2016
2016 marks the 20th anniversary since Black History Month was first officially celebrated by the Government of Canada. The month-long celebration was formally recognized following a motion introduced in the House of Commons by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons in December 1995 and the Government of Canada officially celebrated Black History Month for the first time in 1996....
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Meals on Wheels Week 2015

Meals on Wheels Week 2015
More than just a meal. Meals on Wheels (MOW) helps those who are unable to shop for their own food or to cook maintain their independence at home by delivering nutritious, delicious and affordable meals. MOW also provides clients with a caring connection to the community. Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivers nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to a variety of groups, including: seniors, people with physical disabilities and cognitive impairments, individuals suffering from illnesses and...
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Hunger Awareness Week 2015

Hunger Awareness Week 2015
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Hunger Awareness Week is September 21-25, 2015. It is an annual awareness campaign that challenges Canadians to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks across the country and how to take action. Together, Canadians can make an impact on the solvable issue of hunger in Canada and find solutions to hunger in communities across the country. A national campaign led by Food Banks Canada will be unveiled to support...
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World Alzheimer's Day 2015

World Alzheimer's Day 2015
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Every September 21st, Alzheimer’s organizations around the world work to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dementia is an incurable, progressive disease that impairs mental functioning. It is often called a family disease because of the chronic stress it places on family members who must watch helplessly as their loved one slowly declines. As of 2015, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and this number is expected to increase to 75.6...
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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day
On August 19 each year, the United Nations (UN) World Humanitarian Day is held to pay tribute to all people affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service. It's a day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.These people placed their own lives at risk to help others in conflict zones and areas of natural hazards. More than 700 humanitarian workers have died or experienced the...
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SLEC Gives Back

SLEC Gives Back
This week our staff and clients are dedicating their time to many different charitable causes. As you have probably seen, we have chosen a different charity to focus on for each day of the week and asked our clients, caregivers and staff to help support these causes by donating items. Monday : Halton Women’s Place (HWP) Halton Women’s Place is an organization providing shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women...
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