By Mira Williamson — The City of Ottawa has hired an anti-racism and ethnocultural liaison to lead its new anti-racism department. This newly formed department will help the nation’s capital look at all municipal policies—from active transportation, to roads, to public health through an equity lens, said the liaison, Coun.
By Eva Zhu — Vancouver — It’s a celebration that usually draws thousands to Trout Lake, but with COVID-19 putting a halt to gatherings this year, organizers are hoping people tune into National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) online. “We’ve had to downsize this annual event a fair bit because of
By Monika Sidhu — There will be 500 new green jobs and internships available for young Canadians within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The Prime Minister said the jobs will range from about six months to one year in length, and
By Monika Sidhu — Community organizers are left wondering if appointing an anti-racism supervisor in the Peel District School Board (PDSB) is the best solution to an age-old problem in the education system. These questions come after Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce agreed to move forward on a request by
By Eva Zhu — Trey Smith didn’t think there would be so many people who enjoy chopping up pretty spaceships in their free time, but says he’s stoked that the response to Hardspace: Shipbreaker has been so overwhelmingly positive. On Tuesday, the Vancouver based game development studio Blackbird Interactive (BBI)
By Eva Zhu — After months of planning and organizing, all B.C. employees at long-term care, assisted living, provincial mental health and acute care facilities only work at one site, health officials said Thursday. “All 501 sites, or 100 per cent of sites across all health authorities have now implemented
By Vicky Qiao –– First launched in 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement has attracted skyrocketing levels of participation and intensity since the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by the Minneapolis police. While mass rallies to protest anti-Black racism are happening around the world,
By Monika Sidhu — Benny Bing’s artwork has shifted over the years, but the portrait artist’s commitment to empowering Black women has always remained strong. The Toronto-based, Nigeria-born artist has unveiled his latest work after a 10-month break and “creative block.” Premiering as a two-month virtual exhibition, Bloom is the
By Vicky Qiao –– On Wednesday afternoon, hundreds took the street of Brampton Ont at the March for Justice. Organized by students and parents, the rally and march protest against anti-Black racism in Peel schools. Organizers are demanding a change in leadership within the Peel District School Board.