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 [...]

Canada: Contributing to the equation of a better life

2021-07-12T18:37:04+01:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, employment, General, Newcomer, story|

- By Aarti Sharma -  Residents of SJT share their experiences of Canada   I call Canada the cold land of warm “thank you” and “sorry”! I am Aarti Sharma, mother of an active 7-year-old boy. I believe that within 3 days of arriving in Canada, I had exceeded my annual quota of [...]

Unconventional George: The personal struggles of a former politician

2021-06-16T14:24:12+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: General, LGBTQ2+, policy, pride, story|

- By Nea Maaty - The following is a summary of a conversation with George Smitherman about his personal struggles.  George Smitherman was born in 1964, one of four children, and spent his early years growing up in central Etobicoke. His parents were from a middle-class working background and were not very educated. [...]

SJT International Women’s Day Leaders-In conversation with Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of Unicef Canada

2021-04-14T04:02:11+01:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: children, covid-19, education, policy, story, Women, youth|

Interviewed by Georgina Alford with contributions from Adonis Huggins and Nea Maaty- FOCUS   In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Corner spoke with an inspirational woman leader, Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of UNICEF Canada. Growing up in Quebec at the time of both separation referendums, Rowena has always been passionate about [...]

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 [...]

“Keeping Fit and Active with the Chechen Wolf”

2020-12-14T17:58:16+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, General, story, youth|

We spoke to Arthur Biyarslnov, Canadian Professional Boxer and Olympian, as he describes his experience growing up in St. James Town while providing some advice on how community members can stay active during the winter. 1. Growing up in St. James Town and training in the Cabbagetown Youth Centre - what initially drew you [...]

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