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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The cost of human trafficking

2021-08-04T00:39:42+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, Women, youth|

- By Georgina Alford - - 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 can [...]

Back to school in a new post-pandemic world

2021-08-06T18:50:00+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, General, Health, mental health, TDSB, youth|

- By Yvonne Yorke - - This mural is approximately 10-years-old. Have you ever wondered what Article 26 is about? If so, here is the answer:  Article 26 is from the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights:  Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary [...]

Friends of Ruby: A place for LGBTQ youth to call home

2021-06-17T14:56:00+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, General, LGBTQ2+, mental health, pride, youth|

- By Nea Maaty - In the Moss Park community, at 257 Dundas Street, you will find a colourful rainbow  accented building that the Friends of Ruby call “Home.” The Friends of Ruby Home was designed for LGBTQI2S youth between the ages of  16 to 29 years who are in need of transitional housing [...]

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 [...]

Looking back at the year with our youth

2021-01-09T21:00:56+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, General, TDSB, youth|

The pandemic had created an impact on students' life and learning experience at school since March 2020. Four students living in St James Town shared their experiences on how the pandemic affected their summer break, return to school, holiday break, and relationship with family and friends.  First Name: Chloe Age: 10 Grade 5 How has [...]

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