http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/15 en Winners announced for Animal Action Education art & writing contest http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/winners-announced-animal-action-education-art-writing-contest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/cats-and-dogs/corrie-rabbe">Corrie Rabbe</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_18_15_aaecanada.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 460px;" title="The winner of IFAW’s annual Animal Action Art &amp; Writing contest. " />We are excited once again to announce the winners of IFAW&rsquo;s annual Animal Action Art &amp; Writing contest. Every year the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offers the opportunity for young artists and writers to express themselves through our Animal Action Art &amp; Writing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/winners-announced-animal-action-education-art-writing-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Mon, 18 May 2015 14:57:18 +0000 Corrie Rabbe 104014 at http://www.ifaw.org Students around Amboseli head to school with scholarships from IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_13_15_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" />Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Elephants Africa Amboselli Education elephant Maasai scholarships schools students Wed, 13 May 2015 20:44:48 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 103990 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: How compassion is good for our health http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/cats-and-dogs/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Dogs & Cats comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:19:41 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103542 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: Countering the collapse of compassion http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/cats-and-dogs/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" title="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:19:25 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103540 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 simple things you can do to protect animals this Earth Day http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice caps, toxic chemicals in the air, pesticides in our food, species going extinct... These truths are overwhelming.</p> <p><strong>What can we do about it? </strong></p> <p>On this 45<sup>th</sup> anniversary of <a href="/node/103708" target="_blank">Earth Day</a>, let&rsquo;s remember that even small changes can make a difference if we commit to them and make them part of our everyday lifestyle.</p> <p><strong>Here are a few ideas I jotted down:</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education conserve Earth Day Global Climate Change hot nature Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:59:59 +0000 Erica Martin 103709 at http://www.ifaw.org Earth Day 2015 – it’s our turn to lead http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/cats-and-dogs/nancy-barr">Nancy Barr</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this year will bring for the protection of our world. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_earthday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 224px;" title="On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this year will bring for the protection of our world. " />Today millions of people around the world are celebrating our unique (as far as we know) planet.</p> <p><strong>What do you think about on Earth Day?</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education celebration dramatic weather Earth Day Global Climate Change Melting Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:32:42 +0000 Nancy Barr 103708 at http://www.ifaw.org