Summer Internship - Polaris Institute

The Polaris Institute is seeking a motivated student who is interested in gaining hands-on experience conducting research and supporting ongoing campaign work for a non-profit organization in the field of economic and environmental justice. The Polaris Institute aims to challenge corporate power, including such industries as the oil industry, the mining industry, water service companies and the bottled water industry to name a few. Polaris’ activities are centered on strategic corporate research, coalition building, solidarity work, creative campaigning and education.

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County Water Profiles

County Water Profiles

This report consists of short political, geographic and industrial profiles of six counties in Eastern & Central Ontario:  United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lanark,  Hastings,  Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward, and Frontenac.

The Introduction also includes an overview of some of the main pieces of legislation that affect water in Ontario as well as a regional overview of some of the First Nation communities present in and around the target region.

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Water Justice Curriculum Resources

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With the help and consultation of teachers, teachers unions, educators, board employees and community groups, Polaris developed curriculum resources that were separated in 3 main parts: Science (gr.9), Geography (gr.9) and Civics (gr.10). These curriculum resources set out to provide sample activities and tools that can be used by high school teachers to better integrate water issues into their classrooms. 

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145 groups: Make Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone Central to Lao UPR!

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Press Release: The Sombath Initiative

A petition spearheaded by the Sombath Initiative calls on governments and the UN Human Rights Council to put the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone at the centre of the Universal Periodic Review for the Lao PDR.

Endorsed by 145 organisations from six continents, and sent to over 40 missions to the United Nations in Geneva, the petition asserts the disappearance of Sombath Somphone parallels a decisive reversal in democratic space, signals a deterioration of the human rights situation throughout the country, and is the most visible manifestation of a broader and deeper malaise pervading the Lao PDR.

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SNC-Lavalin Profile

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(Updated January 2015) This short corporate profile of SNC-Lavalin highlights elements of its corporate structure, some of its controversies and contracts it has obtained in Canada.

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