Magic Mixed with Awesome and Fun–Youth Camper on PB Leads

General on August 12th, 2015

This camp made the sad happy, the quiet yappy, and everyone more sunny! Believe me it was more than words could explain… It’s like magical mixed with awesome and fun, all thrown into a giant smoothie of laughter.   —-Sunni Zhou, Camper I like this camp because it lets you interact more with other people. [...]

Innoweave launches New Seniors SI Program

General on June 20th, 2015

  Multiple Levels of Support to Reduce the Social Isolation of Seniors! Source: Published: May 25, 2015 Earlier this year, Innoweave announced the launch of Seniors SI, in partnership with the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).  Through Seniors SI, Innoweave will help organizations across Canada generate, implement, and scale socially innovative community level approaches to [...]

Forced Organ Harvesting in China, 2015 Update

General, news on June 15th, 2015

Left to Right: Sir Alex Polowin (moderator), Hon. David Kilgour (guest speaker), Dr. Maria Cheung (guest speaker) at the Forced Organ Harvesting forum at Congress 2015 for the Humanities and Social Sciences. From May 30 to June 2, the Plum Blossom Centre (PBC) operated an exhibition booth at Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social [...]

PBC at Congress 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario

Event, General, news on May 29th, 2015

Welcoming All to Congress 2015 and the PBC Forum Once again, the Plum Blossom Centre (PBC) will be attending the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of this year’s Congress is “Capital Ideas”, inviting attendees to reflect on the power of ideas to ignite discussion, debate, and spark discoveries. An estimated [...]

Is Social Work Activism Still Alive? Forced Organ Harvesting in the Context of Globalized Human Rights Violation

General on May 29th, 2015

China has massive organ transplant volumes; second only to the United States, yet within the country, there are almost no willing donors due to cultural beliefs and values. In China, virtually all organs for transplantation come from prisoners. Evidence collected by researchers, including Canadian lawyers David Matas and David Kilgour, American journalist Ethan Gutmann and [...]

Forum on Forced Organ Harvesting in China – Oct. 23 – Panel Discussion

General, news on November 7th, 2014

Panel discussion on forced organ harvesting in China, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Toronto General Hospital. [L-R] Moderator Frank Markel, author Ethan Gutmann, director of bioethics Linda Wright, professor emeritus Bernard Dickens and director of renal transplants Dr. Jeff Zaltzmann.(Courtesy Becky Zhou/Epoch Times) Author Ethan Gutmann’s lecture at the Forum on Forced Organ Harvesting in [...]