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 April 28, 2023
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Canada's first Chief Accessibility Officer speaks up for those challenged by barriers
People with disabilities are under employed. 22% of Canadians live with a disability. They are 645,000 people ready, willing and able to work right now today. 50% of them have a post-secondary education, with at least one degree. But they're not working. Why? 27% of them will tell you it's because they can't get to work because there is no accessible transportation. Others will tell you about unconscious bias and artificial intelligence screening them out in the hiring process right from the beginning.
 
Stephanie Cadieux’s 4-year appointment as the Government of Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer began in May 2022. Ms. Cadieux is a change leader with more than 15 years of experience in planning and leadership roles. She has worked as an advocate for diversity, accessibility, and disability inclusion.
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Classroom in a Box: access to world knowledge with no internet in Kenya
North Delta Rotarian and now retired school teacher, Bonnie Sutherland, on starting the first of many visits to Africa with her late husband, Don, 30 years ago, saw the great need for teachers and students in remote areas of Kenya. They recognized that remote, rural schools often had limited access to books, paper and writing materials, and suffered from intermittent power and no internet access. After earlier efforts to provide not only education materials, but failed attempts to supply equipment for digital learning, a Rotary team developed the African Ruggedized Education System (ARES), a "classroom in a box".
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Saving the almost 6 million children under five from death
An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
 
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. 
 
Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
 
Sustainable farming and wildlife habitat in Delta
Over 3,500 acres of farmland and wildlife habitat on the lower Fraser River delta has been preserved through co-operative land stewardship of Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust and local farmers. A group of local farmers and conservationists, with an interest in conserving agricultural and wildlife resources in Delta, founded the Trust in 1993. The Trust believes that the preservation and sustainability of farmland as a source of food as well as a valued wildlife habitat starts with a commitment to environmentally sound and economically viable agricultural practices. 
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Burns Bog heritage site, Delta
A group of citizens concerned with the protection of Burns Bog, in Delta, formed the Burns Bog Conservation Society in 1988. Over time this group has helped to save Burns Bog from various development proposals. In 2004, over 5,000 acres of Burns Bog was purchased by the City of Delta, Metro Vancouver, the Province of BC, and the Federal Government. This land was set aside as an ecological conservancy, limiting public access to these lands. The Burns Bog Conservation Society now holds education and stewardship events solely in the Delta Nature Reserve, where the public is able to join our hardworking staff. ---photo by Ruth Hartnup
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Rotarian of the Year banner handed in
Rotary District 5040 Executive Administrator Nancy Eidsvik receives the District banner for Rotarian of the Year held from 2021-22 recipient Peter Roaf (right), saddened along with Past President Denis Denischuk, as they hand it back in preparation for presentation to this year's recipient.
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Apr 16, 2024
Delta Community Literacy - Decoda Literacy Solutions
Apr 23, 2024
Lunch at the Coast followed by a Tour and dessert at Rotarian Shirvan's greenhouse on Arthur Drive.
Apr 30, 2024
"Ignite the Light" - Foundation for Artistic Expression, aka "FAE"
May 07, 2024
Updates on their proposed new local Facility and their International reach on Dog Breeding Research.
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