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CHF Holds Capacity Building Workshop

A major aspect of CHF’s work is enabling partner organizations to build their capacity to serve their communities. At the end of April, CHF staff, field staff and representatives of CHF’s partner organizations met outside of Ottawa to discuss how to continue to improve this important capacity building work. The goal of the exercise was to exchange best practices and identify five top areas for improvement.

According to Cindy Farrell, CHF’s Director of Technical Services, “Some of the highlights of the three-day workshop were the quality of the presentations made by our capacity building practitioners from around the world — Guyana, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Ghana — and the opportunity for consultation and exchange between the program staff from headquarters and the field.

“It was truly an opportunity to move this work forward in an important way.”

CHF’s Global Educators Present Fundraiser in Toronto

CHF’s Toronto-based Global Educators are hosting a pub night fundraiser for CHF on Thursday, March 22 at the popular, centrally located Brunswick House, 481 Bloor St. between Bathurst and Spadina.

The team of 49 CHF Global Educators provide presentations in schools and organize community events in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. They generously volunteer their time to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities in the developing world.

Along with a slide show presentation, the Toronto pub night fundraiser will feature door prizes and raffles for fair trade products from Second Cup and Ten Thousand Villages. Profits from ticket sales and the raffles will go to support CHF projects overseas.

Building Peace and Livelihoods in South Sudan

In January 2005, Sudan’s government and southern rebels signed a historic peace agreement: the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). This newly released video portrays the work of CHF and its partners to integrate peacebuilding and livelihoods in key regions of South Sudan to ultimately render the peace agreement more viable and sustainable.

Getting the perfect auto insurer in Belleville

When it comes to car insurance, price is basically the most important factor to be considered by one. This is because auto insurance is a recurring expense that you will need to put up with over the years, just like house rent. Getting a good insurer is not about walking to an insurance firm and getting out with your papers. It requires research a little bit of digging in into information just to get the perfect insurance company that seems to suit you. Fining a good and affordable car insurance service in Belleville has been made a walk in the park due to the increased competition between insurance firms which drives the companies to offer better services and lower quotes.

As mentioned before, as much as it may seem simple to get an insurer right now as you will find a broker in every corner, you must always do your research perfectly. The internet has made this a walk in the park as one will find legit pieces of information of the customer reviews sections. The companies have their own websites in which you can dig up more information than you will ever need. To further ease one’s work, there are several websites that have been set up and are dedicated in comparing the prices and services of every insurance company in Belleville. This can be of great help to anyone. Furthermore, there are expert representatives from McDougall Insurance that can give you more detailed and professional advice as you look to get an insurance. As much as their opinions may seem biased toward a certain company, you should note that they are still viable since they are the experts. You should therefore take your time to listen to them.

Among the factors you should consider before picking an insurer is the customer service. Just like every detail, you can get this by contacting the customer care of each insurance company and noting how fast they are to respond and how helpful the solutions they offer are. It is important to note that some companies now offer bonuses and discounts to their clients. This may be another factor you should look in to. Most Belleville auto insurance companies give their good drivers discounts depending on the data they analyze concerning how you drive. Considering the prices are recurrent, a discount may come in handy and that is why you need to look in to this.