Teachers can do virtually anything!

2021-10-09T15:01:24+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, education, General, TDSB|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 - Teachers can do VIRTUALLY anything! That’s a catchphrase seen since the start of the pandemic which forced schools to move to virtual learning. Virtual learning has definitely provided challenges for students, parents and teachers alike. It could be the challenge of learning how to navigate the [...]

Still Spooktacular!

2021-10-08T19:14:00+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, covid-19, General, Health, youth|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 -  - Every year, Halloween is celebrated as a fun-filled finale to October that delights children and adults alike. Because of the pandemic, Toronto Public Health was not able to support the traditional door-to-door trick or treating in 2020 and as of our print date for [...]

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 [...]

World Mental Health Day

2021-10-08T19:25:56+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Isolation, LGBTQ2+, Meditation, mental health, Newcomer|

By Shirley Roberts - October 2021 -  The World Health Organization recognizes October 10th as World Mental Health Day. In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for people experiencing mental health issues. This year’s theme, set by the [...]

The power of art

2021-10-08T19:22:18+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, Creative Corner, education, General, youth|

By Heather Wilson - October 2021 -  Art can create new futures. It nurtures creativity and imagination and teaches us to use them as tools to explore our world and ourselves. Through art, seemingly impossible ideas can be made real. This power is made even more meaningful when placed in the hands of [...]

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 [...]

The lockdown of ambitions during the pandemic

2021-09-16T22:05:12+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, employment|

- Aarti Sharma - In February 2019, Tapaswini Mohanty, a mother of a 6-year-old, was about to finish her internship in software testing. Mohanty had not worked in Canada since she moved here in 2016. However, the effort she was putting into her internship made her optimistic, and that with the blossoms of the [...]

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 [...]

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