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August 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

  Battling for Livelihoods for the Poor and Against Corruption  

An article by John Harriss, Director of the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University.

August 13, 2009


November 2, 2008
CIVA Approves $30,000 for Flood Relief in Bihar and Orissa

Canada India Village Aid wants to thank our donors for making it possible for us to answer the immediate pleas from our Indian partners, Rashtra Seva Dal and ASHA, for help in the wake of the devastating flooding of August and September 2008. Due to our enthusiastic Board and strong relationships with our Indian NGO partners we were able to send over $30,000 Canadian dollars immediately to help in necessary relief efforts. These floods have garnished a dismal amount of Western media coverage and highlight CIVA’s ability to react to situations and help out in tragedies that may fall out of the mainstream spotlight.
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Autumn 2009

This issue contains:

  • Why Should CIVA Exist?
  • Fundraiser Invitation
  • Toni Onley: Memories of a "High Roller"
  • Inspired by Toni Onley
  • A Rumpelstiltskin Story (FERRY Report)
  • Thank You… Supporter List
  • Tibertans in Exile: The Dalai Lama & The Woodcock
  • CIVA Contact Information


    Winter 2008

    This issue contains:

  • Chairperson's Report
  • Flood Relief Bulletin
  • Swanirvar: Safe Drinking Water
  • Lalji Desai Biography
  • Field Report from Flooded Area
  • Giving Over Gifts: CIVA Wedding Fund
  • Aple Ghar Trip Report
  • Welcoming New Directors Anne Murphy and John Harriss
  • Field Report from Seva Mandir
  • Field Report from Praghati Abhiyan


    Winter 2006

    This issue contains:

  • Letter from the Chair
  • Fertile Ground: East/West Sustainability Network
  • MARAG: Residential Hostel for Maldhari Children
  • Project Monitoring: Seva Mandir and MARAG
  • Tamil Nadu Foundation
  • FERRY: Foundation for Economic Rehabilitation of Rural Youth
  • Chirag Update