Parents who raise money and decide how to spend it influence resources and opportunities available to schools in ways that reflect their own interests.
School fundraising, while often heralded for increasing parent engagement and providing much-needed school resources, may come at the expense of creating of equitable and inclusive public schools.
Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, visited Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1976.
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The ugly turn in Canadian-Cuba relations stemming from Canada's new visa requirements puts at risk decades of creative, productive connections between Cuban and Canadian people.
Only to the untrained eye do the artefacts children create in a play-based learning activity look simple and straightforward: perhaps like play itself.
Kindergarten educators are like detectives who investigate alongside their students and who use students' creations to gain insight into their development and interests.
Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto take part in the annual Pride parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016.
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Many in the LGBTQ community want a different Pride, one that lays claim to the movement's history, celebrates revolution and liberation and acknowledges the violence that many LGBTQ face.
The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey once said the only unnatural sex act is one that can’t be performed.
As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity, and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural with any of them.
Protesters hoist a placard depicting Justin Trudeau in Vancouver on June 18, 2019.
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If the climate is in peril, why has the federal government approved a pipeline that will ship close to 600,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to British Columbia?
Plastics at a recycling depot in North Vancouver, B.C. in June 2019.
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The global focus on plastic pollution isn't a distraction from other planetary issues.
Some lizards such as geckos can self-amputate their tails when threatened - these limbs can keep twitching for up to 30 minutes, creating a distraction and allowing the lizard to escape.
Why do some animals amputate their own limbs? Turns out, there's a whole bunch of reasons why this strategy has evolved.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found.
A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature's unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.
A scene from the movie ‘Masala’ (1991) about a young man who grapples with the loss of his family on Air India Flight 182.
In the absence of broad Canadian validation of the bombing of Air India flight 182 as being worthy of public mourning, creative artists have tried to illuminate the ongoing grief of families.
It is entirely unprecedented to have a sitting head of government admitting to ongoing genocide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during ceremonies at the release of the MMIWG report in Gatineau, on June 3.
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Political scientists concern themselves with ideas of democracy. Now that Canada's PM has accepted the finding of genocide, this changes how and what political scientists need to discuss.
Thousands of fans cheer as the Toronto Raptors pass by during the championship parade in Toronto.
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More planning time to better estimate the risks for gun violence and enact strategies like restricting crowd sizes at the end of the Toronto Raptors parade route would have served the city well.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Starvation, kidnapping and neglect policies add up to ongoing genocide. An eagle feather is held up during the release of the MMIWG report in Québec.
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The final MMIWG report says that genocide does not refer only to the deliberate murder of some or all members of a particular social group. It also refers to the destruction of a group as a social unit.
Cannabis producers must ensure the quality of their products is high, but not too “high.”
To deliver good-quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, as the federal government announced its intention to proceed with the pipeline.
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An Indigenous sovereign wealth fund would finance community needs such as housing, health care, sports facilities, scholarships, Indigenous businesses and low-carbon energy -- in perpetuity.
Picture books are a great way to approach conversations about diverse gender and sexual identities with young children.
Create opportunities for children to see same-sex relationships and gender diversity to prepare them to live and work in today's society.
Carding and racial profiling continues unabated - even as the multicultural unity of Canada seems to be at an all time high after the Raptors’ NBA victory as seen here at the victory parade on June 17.
How do we reconcile the daily racism that Black people face in our country with our public expressions of multicultural pride?
The media and politicians with a vested interest pit provinces against each other. But a study shows there are lots of differences of opinion within provinces, and geography doesn’t matter much. Here Quebec residents protest against the government’s Bill 21, which bans religious headgear, in April 2019.
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Despite decades of bickering and hand-wringing, Canada continues on. National tensions, in and of themselves, are not leading us to poor policy outcomes.
Comprensive sexual education curricula in school are essential – to teach youth how to be responsible digital citizens and to keep them safe.
Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
Embracing sustainable finance will help Canada build a green economy — and ensure all Canadians will flourish.
There is no need for Canadians to play catch-up on sustainable finance. We can lead.
Global investors are already mobilizing capital to take advantage of investment opportunities in climate-smart infrastructure, emissions-reducing technology and updated electricity grids.
We need to equip Canada’s financial sector to steer us through a global economic transition on our own terms.
There is an increased demand for open access publications, and this is changing publishing business models.
Open access publishing still profits publishers, with little added value for researchers.
Parenting style impacts the emotional climate in kids’ team sports, and parenting practices impact positive and negative outcomes for child athletes.
Supporting one's child on a sports team isn't always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.
The complexity of student experiences can be lost in larger groups.
Grade 4 student Charlene seemed chronically off-task -- until an educator noticed she was, in fact, the sole student pursuing the question, 'Was the oil boom bad for our wildlife?'