Canadian Thanksgiving

By Eduardo Dossantos As Thanksgiving approaches, those who are not familiar with Canadian history may wonder what the holiday entails, besides bank closures and the typical imagery of a shared turkey roast with the whole family. American Thanksgiving, which occurs a full month and a week after its Canadian counterpart, is cited as [...]

Meet the Toronto Indigenous Cancer Program Team!

By Joanna Vautour and Muriel Lopez The Indigenous Cancer Program (ICP) supports Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) patients and families accessing Cancer Care in Toronto. Supporting Indigenous people in cancer care is important because Indigenous peoples experience barriers to culturally safe care and continue to experience racism when accessing health care services [...]

Canada Day

By Jessica Diamond Canada Day is a time of celebration and reflection in communities across the country. We celebrate the rights, freedoms, and privileges that many of us enjoy but also reflect on our nation’s diversity in our past, present, and future. First Nation, Metis, and Inuit peoples have lived in Canada far [...]

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 [...]

World Mental Health Day

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 [...]