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How Does Community-Led Development Work?

July 24, 2020 — Community-led development (CLD) is a planning and development approach that’s based on a set of core principles: The vision and priorities are set by the people who live in that geographic community Local voices lead Local strengths are built upon (rather than focusing on problems) Cross-sector collaboration Work to achieve systemic - rather than short-term - change In traditional, top-down...

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End The Hunger: At the intersection of Art and Social Change

June 23, 2020 —   Art, in any medium, is essentially storytelling. But particularly when we’re creating art that we hope will create social change. We tell our stories, and another person begins to wonder, to become aware what is possible. It is collective wondering that makes social change thinkable, and then, achievable.  Art can be defined in so many ways, but the definition...

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A Time of Transformation > A Time of Crisis

May 19, 2020 — Well, social transformation sure feels like a much more relatable concept these days, doesn’t it? When it was identified as one of The Hunger Project’s primary principles, it was a much more far off idea for Canadians than it is today.  Initially, this was probably thought of as something that would happen in baby steps, and would require a long...

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The Hunger Project Canada's Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 — Message from The Hunger Project Canada Country Director - April Burrows I didn’t think I could be more passionate about the work of The Hunger Project and yet, as I reflect on our response to our current challenge and engage collectively with our program countries and partners, I am even more aware of the incredible positive long-lasting impact our work...

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A Strategic Approach to Ending Hunger

December 17, 2019 — It’s one thing to have a vision for ending world hunger. It’s another to have the commitment it takes to see that vision through to reality. However, the final piece of the puzzle is taking effective action on a committed vision so that your outcomes lead to the kind of impact that ends hunger for good. We know from 40...

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Committed to Change

November 17, 2019 — Commitment is the catalyst that brings dreams to life. Just ask Djiby Sow, Chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Fass Commune in Ndakhar Peul, Senegal. When Sow took his first literacy training with The Hunger Project - Senegal, he had a vision for his village. His dedication to improving himself through THP-Senegal training led him from being a health...

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Why Women?

September 18, 2019 —  There are so many stories that affirm for me that when women are supported and empowered, everyone benefits. The results that we have enjoyed with The Hunger Project in vulnerable communities around the world reveals the great potential waiting to be unleashed in all women. Even in countries like Canada where we benefit from economic advancement, we can still be...

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Investor Encounters: Richard Ernst

April 3, 2019 — Richard is a Geologist specializing in an extreme type of volcanism that occurs, on average, every 20-30 million years resulting in the breakup of continents and dramatic changes in climate. I loved hearing about his passion for his work and was impressed by his excitement about including his students in all aspects of the research. Richard travels about half of...

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