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Egale

Egale.ca is ContactsforLess.ca’s November Group of the Month!

With November being Transgender Awareness Month, it’s a no-brainer that Egale Canada Human Rights Trust should be our group of the month! Egale is Canada’s only national charity promoting LGBT rights through research, education, and community engagement. Founded in 1995, Egale’s vision is a world wherein every person can reach their full potential, free of bias and regardless of their sexual or gender identity. To this end, they have spearheaded and participated in numerous education

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water.org

Water.org is September’s Group of the Month

Water is the source of all life. Our bodies are composed of 70% water. So why do 1 in 10 people in the world (over 600 million people) not have access to clean and safe water, and 1 in 3 people globally (2.4 billion) not have access to a working toilet? Water.org recognizes the importance of these issues and is doing tremendous work to help, and that’s why they are September’s Group of the Month.

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one laptop per child

One Laptop Per Child Canada is August’s Group of the Month

Connecting Children, One Laptop At A Time Think about all of the ways that you’re connected to the world – your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop or desktop computer, your television. Think about the ways that those devices give you a broader understanding of the world around you, and the ways you use them to educate yourself and fulfill the social aspect of your lives. Now imagine that you didn’t have any of that. Could

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Video: One Laptop Per Child Canada

In our latest video, Erika tells you all about how totally cool One Laptop Per Child Canada is. One Laptop Per Child Canada receives grant and program requests from the communities themselves, and then provides these wonderful children with the technology that we all take for granted. Watch the video below and hear what Erika has to say! So remember: when you purchase your contacts with us, 51% of our profits during the month of

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ecojustice

Ecojustice video with Erika Taijiri

Learn about Ecojustice in our new video Meet our new spokesperson, Erika Taijiri! She’s here today to talk about our Group of the Month, Ecojustice. Listen to what Erika has to say about Ecojustice and learn how you can support them by purchasing your contacts through us! You can also read our blog about Ecojustice by clicking here.

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Ecojustice

Ecojustice Takes the Stand

The Biggest Battles Happen in the Courtroom Most of us do our part to help the environment by doing things like recycling or carpooling, and that’s awesome! But who fights the good fight when the problem isn’t a stray soda can or dripping faucet, but instead a corrupt corporation, big industry, or even our own government? That’s where our group of the month, Ecojustice, takes up arms. Incorporated as a charity in 1990, Ecojustice’s vision is

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Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women: May’s Group of the Month

The Global Fund for Women “Women’s rights are human rights.” This famous quote comes from Hilary Clinton from her United Nations conference back in 1995. Yet nearly 20 years later, women all around the world are still denied these fundamental rights. Here at ContactsforLess.ca, we support gender equality and believe all human beings on this planet deserve the same fundamental rights. Global Funds for Women is our group of the month and here are a

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ContactsforLess.ca's Global Fund for Women Video Message!

ContactsforLess.ca’s Global Fund for Women Video Message!

The Global Fund for Women The Global Fund for Women supports women’s rights across the globe. Our group of the month here at ContactsforLess.ca is The Global Fund for Women. We truly believe that women should have gender equality across the globe. This goes from women being able to work, to even choosing who they want to marry. We are so close, yet still so far. This is why this wonderful group exists. Watch

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Non profit organisation Earth Island institute

April 2016 Group of the Month: The Earth Island Institute

The Earth Island Institute is one of the coolest non-profit organisations in the world! It provides individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives, gives them new ideas and the tools to create them with. Since their founding, in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower, they have provided fiscal sponsorship to more than 100 projects around the globe, making our world greener and better, one project at a time. Watch the video below in which

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Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists unwelcomed in Mexico and Russia

Three bodies found buried in the Municipality of Las Choapas. A father drops his children off to school. Hours later, he is captured by armed men. A few days later, he is found buried with two others. According to CPJ (The Committee to Protect Journalists) on Thursday February 11th, the body of Gregorio Jimenez de la Cruz was found in Veracruz. He was captured February 5th 2014 in his home by armed men after dropping

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Sea Shepherd

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society & its Cause

50,000 whales were killed since 1986. That’s almost 5 whales everyday. Murdered for profit over the past 30 years. How is this still a THING? Someone has to do something. Despite the ban on commercial whaling (hunting for commercial profit) in many countries, Japan, Norway, and Iceland still continue to brutally spear our marine friends. The ban was created in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) when it became apparent that the whale population

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January Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada

January Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada

January Charity Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada World Animal Protection Canada is our charity spotlight for January. This is one of the many charities Contacts For less supports through your donations. You can donate through the drop down menu in your order, or donate directly here. Share, pin and spread this infographic to educate your friends.

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Egale

Egale.ca is ContactsforLess.ca’s November Group of the Month!

With November being Transgender Awareness Month, it’s a no-brainer that Egale Canada Human Rights Trust should be our group of the month! Egale is Canada’s only national charity promoting LGBT rights through research, education, and community engagement. Founded in 1995, Egale’s vision is a world wherein every person can reach their full potential, free of bias and regardless of their sexual or gender identity. To this end, they have spearheaded and participated in numerous education

Read More »
water.org

Water.org is September’s Group of the Month

Water is the source of all life. Our bodies are composed of 70% water. So why do 1 in 10 people in the world (over 600 million people) not have access to clean and safe water, and 1 in 3 people globally (2.4 billion) not have access to a working toilet? Water.org recognizes the importance of these issues and is doing tremendous work to help, and that’s why they are September’s Group of the Month.

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one laptop per child

One Laptop Per Child Canada is August’s Group of the Month

Connecting Children, One Laptop At A Time Think about all of the ways that you’re connected to the world – your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop or desktop computer, your television. Think about the ways that those devices give you a broader understanding of the world around you, and the ways you use them to educate yourself and fulfill the social aspect of your lives. Now imagine that you didn’t have any of that. Could

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Video: One Laptop Per Child Canada

In our latest video, Erika tells you all about how totally cool One Laptop Per Child Canada is. One Laptop Per Child Canada receives grant and program requests from the communities themselves, and then provides these wonderful children with the technology that we all take for granted. Watch the video below and hear what Erika has to say! So remember: when you purchase your contacts with us, 51% of our profits during the month of

Read More »
ecojustice

Ecojustice video with Erika Taijiri

Learn about Ecojustice in our new video Meet our new spokesperson, Erika Taijiri! She’s here today to talk about our Group of the Month, Ecojustice. Listen to what Erika has to say about Ecojustice and learn how you can support them by purchasing your contacts through us! You can also read our blog about Ecojustice by clicking here.

Read More »
Ecojustice

Ecojustice Takes the Stand

The Biggest Battles Happen in the Courtroom Most of us do our part to help the environment by doing things like recycling or carpooling, and that’s awesome! But who fights the good fight when the problem isn’t a stray soda can or dripping faucet, but instead a corrupt corporation, big industry, or even our own government? That’s where our group of the month, Ecojustice, takes up arms. Incorporated as a charity in 1990, Ecojustice’s vision is

Read More »
Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women: May’s Group of the Month

The Global Fund for Women “Women’s rights are human rights.” This famous quote comes from Hilary Clinton from her United Nations conference back in 1995. Yet nearly 20 years later, women all around the world are still denied these fundamental rights. Here at ContactsforLess.ca, we support gender equality and believe all human beings on this planet deserve the same fundamental rights. Global Funds for Women is our group of the month and here are a

Read More »
ContactsforLess.ca's Global Fund for Women Video Message!

ContactsforLess.ca’s Global Fund for Women Video Message!

The Global Fund for Women The Global Fund for Women supports women’s rights across the globe. Our group of the month here at ContactsforLess.ca is The Global Fund for Women. We truly believe that women should have gender equality across the globe. This goes from women being able to work, to even choosing who they want to marry. We are so close, yet still so far. This is why this wonderful group exists. Watch

Read More »
Non profit organisation Earth Island institute

April 2016 Group of the Month: The Earth Island Institute

The Earth Island Institute is one of the coolest non-profit organisations in the world! It provides individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives, gives them new ideas and the tools to create them with. Since their founding, in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower, they have provided fiscal sponsorship to more than 100 projects around the globe, making our world greener and better, one project at a time. Watch the video below in which

Read More »
Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists unwelcomed in Mexico and Russia

Three bodies found buried in the Municipality of Las Choapas. A father drops his children off to school. Hours later, he is captured by armed men. A few days later, he is found buried with two others. According to CPJ (The Committee to Protect Journalists) on Thursday February 11th, the body of Gregorio Jimenez de la Cruz was found in Veracruz. He was captured February 5th 2014 in his home by armed men after dropping

Read More »
Sea Shepherd

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society & its Cause

50,000 whales were killed since 1986. That’s almost 5 whales everyday. Murdered for profit over the past 30 years. How is this still a THING? Someone has to do something. Despite the ban on commercial whaling (hunting for commercial profit) in many countries, Japan, Norway, and Iceland still continue to brutally spear our marine friends. The ban was created in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) when it became apparent that the whale population

Read More »
January Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada

January Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada

January Charity Spotlight: World Animal Protection Canada World Animal Protection Canada is our charity spotlight for January. This is one of the many charities Contacts For less supports through your donations. You can donate through the drop down menu in your order, or donate directly here. Share, pin and spread this infographic to educate your friends.

Read More »
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