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Pueblito Updates

We’re Moving!

December 10, 2014

Pueblito Canada is pleased to announce that we will be moving to a new home as of January 1st, 2015. We are moving in with our sister organization Casa Canadiense at 2238 Dundas Street West, Suite 107A. Come by and pay us a visit!

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2238 Dundas Street West, Suite 107A

Toronto, ON  M6R 3A9

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For now, we can still be reached at the same phone number, 416-642-5789.

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Teacher PD Workshops at YorkU

December 10, 2014

Register today for our free professional development workshops in inclusive education at York University:

1) An Introduction: Unpacking Privilege in the Classroom – Jan. 23, 2015

2) Understanding Latino-Hispanic Disengagement – Feb. 27, 2015

3) Culturally Responsive Teaching – March 20, 2015

4) Putting it all Together – March 27, 2015

Workshops will take place in Winters College, Room 117 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

To register: Complete this form and email it to programs@pueblito.org. Please indicate which workshop(s) you will be attending. Participants completing all 4 workshops are eligible for a certificate of completion.

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Join us at our next Youth Change-Makers Meeting

December 9, 2014

Calling all Latino-Hispanic youth: Become a Youth Change-Maker! Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, December 18th at Casa Maíz from 4-6pm. For details, click here. TTC tokens & pizza provided! Pre-register by sending us an email here, or call us at . We look forward to meeting you!

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Brunch and Auction Success

December 4, 2014

The Brunch and Auction was a huge success; thanks to all of our wonderful supporters helped us to raise over $26,000! Pueblito Canada and Casa Canadiense would like to thank everyone who attended for celebrating our new shared future. The event brought together over 200 of our supporters and together we surpassed our fundraising goal. We are optimistic that the success of this event represents the opportunities that our impending amalgamation will bring.

These funds will help us continue to support innovative and inclusive education programs for children of all ages in Nicaragua,  Guatemala and Toronto. The proceeds from the Brunch and Auction will support our project to promote organic and ecological agriculture through the establishment of biointensive gardens (located in UCA Tierra y Agua cooperatives) in order to affect positive changes in traditional agricultural practices, and ensure food security and good nutrition for peasant families. The funds raised will also promote inclusive teaching practices and empower Latino youth throughout the Greater Toronto Area to combat the 40% dropout rate reported among this group.

Thanks to all of our supporters for being a part of our community. Together we are working toward a more just and equitable world. We hope to see you next year at Pueblito Canada and Casa Canadiense’s annual Brunch and Auction!

2015 Solidarity Trip to Nicaragua

December 1, 2014

Join Pueblito and Casa Canadiense on our first Solidarity Trip to Nicaragua on August 8 – 17, 2015. Casa and Pueblito supporters are invited to join our board members and visit the Casa, learn about both organizations and our exciting plans for amalgamation, and learn about our important community development projects in Nicaragua. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! For details and to sign up, click here.

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Giving Tuesday: December 2, 2014

November 26, 2014

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now GivingTuesday is coming on December 2, 2014.

It is a new movement for giving, taking place each year after Cyber Monday.

The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.

GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

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FREE Teacher Workshops!

October 15, 2014

Pueblito promotes inclusivity through our free education workshop series, Becoming Cultural Allies. Through these professional development workshops, we aim to help teachers and teacher candidates better understand the needs of students and to incorporate diverse approaches in their teaching. Teachers will also have the opportunity to submit their own resources and learning activities for the upcoming second edition of our Toolkit in inclusive education. Sign up today to attend a free workshop or to help us bring a workshop to your school or place of work.

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In Memoriam

October 6, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Edith Ricker, an avid and long-time supporter of both Pueblito and Casa Canadiense. The Pueblito and Casa family extend our sincerest condolences to Helen’s family and friends.

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Wanted: Youth Change-Makers!

September 15, 2014

Are you a Latin@-Hispanic youth looking to make a difference in your community? Become a Youth Change-Maker! Have your voice heard, meet other like-minded youth, and participate in our FREE Leadership Camp! For details, click here.