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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Conversation with Chris Moise

2020-07-15T12:55:31+01:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, pride, racism, TDSB|

In this live-streamed interview, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee Chris Moise shares with The Corner his perspective and analysis on advancing equity in our community’s schools – both the challenges, and the achievements in which he has played a vital role.  Not the least of these achievements has been the elimination of [...]

Speaking with Lewis Ngwamba Monoe

2020-08-10T16:17:12+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, General, racism, story|

Many people at The Corner may recognize Lewis Ngwamba Monoe; not only because he is a St. James Town resident, French teacher, and community ambassador, but because his constant smile brings light to everyone’s day. Lewis was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to Canada in August 2018 from [...]

Sureya Ibrahim – A leader of Regent Park Community

2020-08-10T16:16:55+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, Community, General, racism, Regent Park|

The Corner has reached out to Sureya Ibrahim, a leader in the Regent Park Community, to ask for her thoughts on the effect of anti-black racism on marginalized communities, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, and actionable steps to combat systemic oppression. Sureya has created and been involved with many initiatives which [...]

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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