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Over the past few years, The Briefing has grown dramatically, but still holds to a basic structure and a simple premise. During this conference, speakers representing charitable organizations will present their cause to the audience, after which delegates will cast a vote for the charity they most support. The charity with the most number of votes will receive the money raised from the admission fees.
Of course, The Briefing is more than just a conference. It is a platform for charitable organizations to make their concerns heard and an avenue through which students can explore the various global and local matters that concern our world today. The Briefing encourages people to discover the issues out there, to connect with what interests them and to take action after learning about what they can do to become better global citizens. It is a gathering that educates, illuminates, and inspires hundreds of people.
|Tammy van der Kamp
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
“Disability As Diversity: CPABC’s Disability Awareness Presentation Program for Elementary Schools”
CPABC’s school presentation takes its message of disability as another aspect of diversity into the classroom. The program fosters inclusion by introducing students to a person living with disability. Demonstrations of adaptive equipment, combined with personal anecdotes told with matter-of-fact humor, and an exercise that gives kids a chance to try out a physical disability, show that a person with a disability is a person first. Students come to recognize that people are more the same than they are different, which engenders empathy and promotes inclusion. This type of education has been shown to increase positive social behaviors like sharing and helping.
Education Generation is a community providing access to quality education for high potential students around the globe. Using technology, they bridge the gap between supporters/donors and students in need. They eliminate the high overhead of child sponsorship, partnering with existing not for profit organizations that understand the communities they work in, and have a track record of success. This allows you to directly help motivated students, with 100% of your money (after paypal processing fees) supporting their studies. They bring communities of people together with contributions as low as $20, to collectively support individual students – real youth with real dreams and unlimited potential.
UBC Agape Street Missions Agape Street Missions focus on communications and socialization with the street entrenched of the downtown core. Unlike most charities, their club provides members with access and contact directly with the people that they are helping. They believe that hearing the stories of the homeless and listening to their feedback really helps shed light on the real issue of homelessness and the negativity and stigma that surrounds it. They go out twice a week and hand out food and drinks as well as socks, hats, scarves and blankets when they have the resources to supply them.
|Andrew Kim and Zac Gannett
Camp Without Borders Camp Without Borders is a non-profit organization that seeks to create and facilitate travel opportunities for young adults with medical illnesses and disabilities. Their goal is to provide an inclusive therapeutic program that eliminates barriers such as accessibility and cost. They recognize the need to serve a population that is greatly underserved and limited to the programs and resources available to them.
Seva Canada Seva is an international eye-care charity based in Vancouver working since 1982 to restore sight and prevent blindness in 9 of the poorest regions of the world: Nepal, Tibet, Tanzania, Madagascar, Malawi, Cambodia, Guatemala, Egypt & India.
Seva helps communities develop their own capacity to deliver affordable eye care. Seva’s partners provide comprehensive eye care programs, centered on cataract surgery, but include all other eye diseases and glasses. The goal is to create locally managed, high volume, low cost sight programs that are directed to those most in need, accessible to women and girls and sustainable.
Seva’s vision is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired and where those with unavoidable vision loss can achieve their full potential.