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Winnipeg group thinking globally, acting locally: Grands ‘n’ More offer warm welcome to newcomers

Winnipeg Free Press, December 11, 2018, by Alana Trachenko A Winnipeg group is putting its knitting needles to work for new Canadians. SUPPLIED PHOTOGrands ‘n’ More Winnipeg is providing handmade scarves to Welcome Place by donation. A child’s scarf is $5 and an adult’s is $10. Grands ‘n’ More is an international organization with a Winnipeg chapter that supports grandmothers in Africa—the “ ... Continue Reading »

Local activist recognized with award

The Belleville Intelligencer, Tim Meeks, December 7, 2017 A lifetime of compassion and humanitarian outreach to Africa has earned Belleville’s Mieke Thorne a lifetime award from the Canadian Samaritans for Africa.  Thorne, a long-time activist and a member of Amnesty International, received the award in recognition of her selfless humanitarian outreach to Africa. Rose Kantiono, a Quinte Grannies for Africa f ... Continue Reading »

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

The Oliver Chronicle, Marion Boyd, December 1, 2017 This year on World AIDS Day December 1 Canadian Grandmothers for Africa are celebrating the launch of a wonderful book,  “Powered by Love” that is already a critical read for anyone who is working on HIV and AIDS policy and funding internationally. The book puts grandmothers at the heart of the response to AIDS and gives voice to their expertise in s ... Continue Reading »