A conversation with Indigenous author, storyteller and activist Sandi Boucher

By Nea Maaty and Adonis Huggins - March 2022 - . Agencies serving the Indigenous community in Toronto estimate there are 70,000 Indigenous people living in the city.  Many Indigenous habitants reside in the downtown, low-income neighbourhoods of Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town.  However, far too often, Indigenous residents [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

Advocate for equality  By Nina Badwal - February 2022 - Tatyanna Watts wants to make sure that no one is left behind. She has been volunteering for the St. James Town Community Corner for about a year as a Community Outreach Ambassador. As an African-Canadian, her mission is to connect Black folks [...]

Rock the Ribbon!

By Yvonne Yorke - December 2021 -  . World AIDS Day, designated on the 1st of December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and mourning those who have [...]

The cost of human trafficking

By Georgina Alford - August 2021- . 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 [...]