|By Marketwired .||
|July 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
MARKHAM, ON--(Marketwired - July 15, 2014) - Summer is a great time for children to get outdoors and have fun. At the same time, being on the streets puts children and youth at risk of engaging in, or being a victim of, violent crimes. To help keep children and youth safe, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) has launched a campaign called "Free from Violence and Exploitation."
As part of the campaign, CCFC, an international child-centred development organization that helps marginalized children of all faiths achieve their potential, is collaborating with Toronto-based For Youth Initiative (FYI). Together, the two organizations have come up with a list of safety tips to help children and youth enjoy a safer summer vacation.
Five safety tips for children and youth:
- Never go anywhere with someone you don't know and trust
- Think about the options and consequences of your actions
- Stick with friends who are against violence and drugs
- Respond to confrontations with your head -- not your fists, threats, or weapons
- Report crimes or suspicious actions to your parents and the police
CCFC and FYI both engage in creating leadership opportunities for vulnerable youth and empower them to create better and brighter futures for themselves.
In the Las Torres community of Managua, Nicaragua - known for drug-related violence and fights over gang territory - CCFC supports a youth group called United Youth Thinking and Taking Action (JUPAC) that is helping children ages 13 to 23 engage in positive activities and educational opportunities.
"This anti-violence prevention program engages youth in organizing community events, sports leagues and sessions on child rights, advocating on violence prevention, and it provides a safe environment where children and youth can learn and play, and also gain skills to succeed in life," says Mark Lukowski, Chief Executive Officer, CCFC.
A video about JUPAC is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYBbW2YyFUg.
According to a recent report developed by the For Youth Initiative Youth Anti-Violence Task Force, From Analysis to Action: A Collective Approach to Eliminate Youth Violence in Toronto, the average age of youth charged with violent crimes is 17, and the educational attainment of young offenders newly jailed for the most serious sentences is grade seven. Positive intervention programs are critical to help at-risk children and youth reach their full potential.
CCFC is advocating with governments around the world, including Canada, to explicitly include reduction in violence and exploitation of children as a key priority of the United Nations' post-Millennium Development Goals to reduce global poverty. CCFC is leading the Canadian component of this campaign and is asking Canadians to sign a Free from Violence and Exploitation petition and to share the petition link with family and friends: http://freefromviolence.org/take-action/. More than 50,000 signatures have already been secured; the goal is to achieve 100,000 by September 30, 2015.
CCFC also recently launched an animated video explaining the organization's child protection policy: http://www.ccfcanada.ca/child-protection-policy.html.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada
Christian Children's Fund of Canada is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide group of 12 child-centred development organizations working in 58 countries to implement long-lasting and meaningful changes for children and families. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has over 50,000 children sponsored, benefitting more than 500,000 people around the world.
About For Youth Initiative Toronto
For Youth Initiative provides programs and services to teens and young adults living in low-income neighborhoods in Toronto. Our goal is to end youth poverty by empowering youth with the tools they need to get ahead. We believe all young people deserve the opportunity to create successful futures.
About The Youth Anti-Violence Task Force
The Youth Anti-Violence (YAV) Task Force is a non-partisan, multi-sectoral and city-wide assembly of city leaders. It was convened by For Youth Initiative in November 2012. There are three main goals of the Task Force; Increase the awareness of the complexities of youth violence and why it should matter to every Torontonian. A call for collective action on the part of senior leaders from private, not-for-profit, labour, education, government, law enforcement, as well as youth, parents, and the community as a whole to address the recent rise in youth violence in Toronto. As well publicly share recommendations from the Youth Anti-Violence Report, which summarizes research and evaluations of past solutions, and makes actionable recommendations for policy makers. On November 4, 2013 the Youth Anti-Violence (YAV) Report was officially released. From Analysis To Action: A Collective Approach To Reduce Youth Violence. The report found that all youth need to be free from social isolation, have healthy family wellbeing, as well as strong access to educational and economic opportunities. These are the root causes of youth violence and due to the complex nature of these causes a collective multi-sectoral approach is needed.
Embedded Video Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYBbW2YyFUg.
For media interviews, please contact:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada
Toll-free: 1-800-263-5437 Ext. 221
Local: 905-754-1001 Ext. 221
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,624
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 614
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,460
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Sep. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 323
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Sep. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 5,213
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Sep. 30, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,153
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 712
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,720
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Sep. 30, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,569
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Sep. 30, 2016 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 577
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Sep. 30, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 314
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Sep. 30, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 5,164
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Sep. 30, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,287
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Sep. 30, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,235
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Sep. 30, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 4,494