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June 20, 2022

Bridging the Health Equity Gap in Indigenous Communities

For many Indigenous Peoples and communities who already experience marginalization, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing issues, deepening isolation and creating a gap between Indigenous people and their allies during a time when people had a deep need to connect. Nevada Ouellette wanted to change this. An Otipemisiwak…

June 20, 2022

National Indigenous People’s Day 2022: Committed to the Truth and Reconciliation
Journey

June 21, 2022 is National Indigenous Peoples Day—a day to celebrate Indigenous peoples and honour our…

May 25, 2022

CESO’s Indigenous and Northern Services Team Attend NACCA Conference

Five members of CESO’s Indigenous and Northern Services team attended the Indigenous Prosperity Forum hosted by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) in Gatineau, Quebec from May 4 to May 5, 2022.

May 25, 2022

Alberta Wellness Retreat Reaches New Markets and New Heights During COVID-19

For more than 20 years, Diane and Bear Baker have been running the Wildhorse Ranch in Alberta, an educational experiential wellness retreat facility.

April 25, 2022

Now We’re Cooking: Building Confidence in Virtual Assignments

In August 2021, in the midst of a pandemic, I accepted my first virtual assignment with CESO. For several years, I have been on overseas volunteer assignments, sharing my skills as an executive chef. I felt nervous to provide training virtually.

March 4, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Women Inspiring Women

March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to recognize and celebrate the social, economic…

February 7, 2022

‘I now dare to tell my story’: Surinamese Entrepreneur Takes Steps Forward

Training in business development and digital marketing from CESO Advisors Bryan Marshman and Howard Gosselin gave Crystabelle the support she needed to get her dream back on track.

January 26, 2022

Go for the Goals this International Development Week 2022

February 6 to 12 is International Development Week—a time to celebrate Canadian contributions to eradicating poverty and building a more inclusive more prosperous world.

December 7, 2021

New Wells Promise More than Clean Water in Tanzania

Driven to improve livelihood opportunities in Ngorongoro, the Pastoral Livelihood Support and Empowerment Program (PALISEP) responded by seeking funding to bring clean water to the district. CESO was there to lend support, providing training in project management and proposal writing.

November 24, 2021

Giving Tuesday: Recover and Reimagine Prosperity

November 30 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people around the world come together to give to the causes they believe in. Will you support our partners as they recover and reimagine prosperity?

November 3, 2021

Elevating Inuit Community Wellness

“Our Elders tell us that when you teach a child to think with their…

October 26, 2021

Breaking Down Barriers, Empowering Women with Disabilities in Ethiopia

In Addis Ababa, a local organization has been leading the charge to protect and empower women with disabilities throughout Ethiopia.

October 14, 2021

CESO Announces Changes to Board of Directors

TORONTO, October 14, 2021 – CESO announces the election of a new chair and new membership to its board of directors, effective September 16, 2021.

September 21, 2021

2020-21 Annual Report Now Available

This past year, we focused our drive and expertise to support those navigating the global…

September 20, 2021

From Farm to Market, Empowered Women Drive Food Security in Côte d’Ivoire

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Côte d’Ivoire reeling from lost business and rising joblessness. But even before the crisis took hold, in many communities, families had been struggling to put food on the table.

August 19, 2021

Building A Presence in the Philippines Amidst a Pandemic

With fertile lands, extensive coastlines and diverse flora and fauna, the Philippines is a country rich in natural resources. Nestled at the foot of Mount Banahaw, an active volcano, the community of Pinagdanlayan has managed to capitalize on their local environment while creating opportunities for the local community.

August 10, 2021

Navigating the COVID Crisis and Empowering Indigenous Youth

Each day of work at the White Buffalo Road Healing Lodge is a little bit different for Rick Crognale, but his passion for the mission remains the same.

August 6, 2021

Côte d’Ivoire’s “Generation Radio” Features CESO in New Video

Radio Génération in Ivory Coast, the Marie-Esther Foundation’s radio station and…

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