Muslim-Canadians celebrate Islamic History Month

2021-10-08T19:16:25+01:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, education, General, Newcomer, racism|

 By Nina Badwal - October 2021 -  Each year since 2007, Canada has officially recognized the month of October as Islamic History Month.  It’s a time where all Canadians can learn more about the culture, contributions and achievements of the Muslim community.   “During this month I want people to know that Islam is [...]

De-escalating conflicts through community mediation

2021-10-08T19:29:21+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, General, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, Newcomer|

By Nina Badwal - October 2021 - - Calling a community mediator instead of the police for a neighbourhood noise complaint or an issue with your roommate or landlord is the idea behind a Toronto multi-service agency’s Community Mediation program.   The Neighbourhood Group (TNG) which merged with St. Stephen’s Community House, is [...]

Commemorating the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

2021-10-08T19:34:47+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, Community, education, General, Indigenous, policy, racism, youth|

 By Nina Badwal - September 2021 -  This September 30th, we will commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a statutory holiday to remember the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada.  A bill creating this new holiday (Bill C-5) was unanimously passed by the Senate in June 2021. Establishing a [...]

The cost of human trafficking

2021-08-04T00:39:42+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, Women, youth|

- By Georgina Alford - - Human trafficking encompasses the coercive recruitment and transportation of people, both within countries and between them.  According to the United Nations, human trafficking is a fundamental violation of human rights and has enduring implications for the lives and well-being of victims.  Women, men and children can [...]

Words matter

2021-08-03T15:11:09+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, education, General, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, Newcomer, policy, racism|

- By Shirley Roberts - There is no shortage of news, dominated by world events, that is covered in our daily newspapers and through social media. News items compete for our attention through short articles by journalists who often have to keep up with the daily news cycle and looming deadlines. In the [...]

Land Acknowledgment – A living document at JICS Lab School

2021-07-27T16:32:23+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, Creative Corner, Indigenous, story|

Written by grade 6 students at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School We will begin with the land acknowledgement, because we will be using the land and need to respect this place where Indigenous people have lived and continue to live. We would like to thank the First Peoples [...]

Escaping an Abusive Marriage- An Interview with Samra Zafar

2021-03-12T06:05:48+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, covid-19, education, mental health, story, Women, youth|

By Loretta Bailey with contributions from Adonis Huggins – FOCUS    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague almost every single country in the world, the issue of domestic violence is becoming a cause for concern among global leaders including in Canada. According to reports, domestic abuse cases are on the rise [...]

An Introduction to Women’s Day

2021-03-12T05:31:32+00:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, General, policy, Women|

By Georgina Alford International Women’s Day (IWD) has existed since the early 1900s. In 1908, 15,000 women took to the streets of New York to demand better pay, equal rights and shorter working hours.  It wasn’t until 1910, however, when Clara Zetkin - leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party [...]

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment

2020-08-10T21:48:48+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, racism|

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment The murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police has served as a worldwide awakening to the rampant systemic racism that pervades societies internationally. Mr. Floyd was an ordinary man who leaves an extraordinary legacy of hope and change. This event has mobilized The Corner to make explicit how [...]

In Solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour

2020-08-10T16:14:18+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, General, racism|

The murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police has served as a worldwide awakening to the rampant systemic racism that affects societies internationally. Mr. Floyd was an ordinary man who leaves an extraordinary legacy of hope and change. The Corner and the St. James Town Service Provider's Network (SJTSPN) stand side by side with [...]

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