Unleashing the Power of Canadian Charities

Charities are essential partners in Canadian society, working to relieve poverty, safeguard our environment and health, assist children, seniors and others in need, and provide cultural, educational social and other valuable services. Given that they contribute $35.6 billion* to the economy each year, we’d expect that government would actively encourage these organizations, much in the …

Prosperity with Integrity: Transforming CSR to Benefit Business and Society

Canada is increasingly seen as just another developed country compromising public health, human rights and the environment to increase profit. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In this presentation, co-authors of the “CSR Guide to Multinational Corporations in China” Lanlin Bu and Michael Bloomfield explain the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility that benefits both society and business. …

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Saving Caribou

The Great Caribou Rainforest Conservation Area Caribou are an iconic species once found across Canada. Today most herds are declining, some endangered and others gone. No caribou are more unique in the world than the Deep Snow Mountain Caribou found in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia or more at risk of extinction.  Logging has …

First Nation Collaboration Harmony has always tried to include indigenous people from Canada and other countries in our programs and provide other support whenever possible. In the past, Harmony worked with our dear friend, Chief Jack Swamp from Tree of Peace Society and the Haudesaunee People. Many of our international collaborations involved local indigenous groups; …

Social & Environmental Responsibility Prosperity with Integrity: Transforming CSR to Benefit Business and Society Canada is increasingly seen as just another developed country compromising public health, human rights and the environment to increase profit. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Unleashing the Power of Canadian Charities Charities are essential partners in Canadian society, …

International Cooperation Since Harmony began in 1985 our priorities have included informing Canadians about the importance of international cooperation and the responsibility of a country so privileged to assist other peoples in dealing with their environmental challenges. A list of successful collaborations and projects can be found under History.  At present, there are three significant …

Water Pollution in Textile Production

Water Pollution in Textile Production Typically, when we think about the relationship between water and clothes it’s about which rinse cycle to use on laundry day. Think again! Water is used extensively in the textile industry, for scrolling, bleaching and dyeing processes. Fashion has a huge hidden cost – water pollution! Non-organic cotton crops heavily …

Water Crisis

Water Crisis Water is essential to life. Access to clean water is taken for granted in many places. Yet 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity and 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. One-third of the world’s large aquifer systems are in distress, some severely depleted. According to the Global …

Racism

Racism Racism is an ideology that implies the superiority of one race over others. The Government of Canada defines racism as “any individual action, or institutional practice which treats people differently because of their colour or ethnicity”. Yet race is not a biological category among humans, rather a concept created in the end of 18th …

Poverty

Poverty Poverty is the condition of living with serious lack of basic human needs – food, clothing, shelter, clean water, and the other necessities of life. “Fundamentally, poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities, it is a violation of human dignity…. It means insecurity, powerlessness and marginalization of individuals, households and communities. It means …