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Protesters wave a flag at Parliament Hill in Ottawa at a “Cancel Canada Day” protest in response to the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Indian Residential School tragic discoveries see calls for action, but words can make a difference too

People often decry words and call for action after tragic events. But words are action and they’re fundamental to Canadian democracy.
De nouveaux principes de comptabilité sont aujourd’hui nécessaires pour élargir la vision de l’entreprise au-delà de l’intérêt des acteurs du marché. Wikimedia Commons

Quel nouveau cadre comptable pour répondre aux défis environnementaux ?

De nombreuses propositions fleurissent pour mieux intégrer le développement durable dans les rapports comptables. Celles-ci restent cependant trop cantonnées à la vision des investisseurs.
Innovation and entrepreneurs will be essential for economies to recover and build resiliency following the pandemic. Business accelerators, a mechanism to support and grow new ventures, will need to evolve to help them survive and thrive. (Shutterstock)

How business accelerators can help new startups succeed after COVID-19

New entrepreneurs borne of the pandemic will need support to survive and thrive after the crisis. Here’s how business accelerators need to change in order to help them succeed post-pandemic.
Mourners react during a moment of silence at a vigil for the victims of the deadly vehicle attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

London terror attack: Canadians have become desensitized to violence against Muslims

Four members of a family were killed in a hate crime — only the nine-year-old son survived. Islamophobia has created a culture of hate in Canada that threatens those who are perceived as Muslim.
A worker is seen cleaning surfaces inside Little Mountain Place, a not-for-profit long-term care home in Vancouver where dozens of residents have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19

The failure of for-profit long-term care homes to protect residents during the pandemic is well-known. But non-profits also under-performed governments in preventing COVID-19 deaths.
For generations, queer people have demonstrated their adaptability to navigate life outside the status quo with supportive communities. (Shutterstock)

Pride Month and queer students: Why creatively drawing on virtual community during COVID-19 matters

Queer people have learned to build and rely on “chosen families.” Finding ways to creatively bolster and expand our networks of care takes on renewed importance in the pandemic.
Activists, influencers raise alarm after MMIWG content disappears from Instagram on Red Dress Day. (Solen Feyissa/Unsplash)

Beyond a technical bug: Biased algorithms and moderation are censoring activists on social media

Automated content moderation using algorithms are quick and cheaper. But, they’re not necessarily better than human beings. They are prone to errors and can impose bias in a systemic scale.
La façon dont les enseignants se souviennent de leur enfance donne des indices importants sur leur capacité à identifier et à combattre les inégalités dans les écoles aujourd'hui. Shutterstock

Les souvenirs d’enfance des enseignants influent sur leur manière de lutter contre les inégalités scolaires

Lorsque les enseignants utilisent leurs souvenirs pour examiner comment les écoles affectent les chances des enfants sur la base de leur identité sociale, ils imaginent une éducation plus équitable.
How teachers recall their childhoods carries important clues about how likely they are to name and challenge inequities in schools today. (Shutterstock)

How teachers remember their own childhoods affects how they challenge school inequities

When teachers use memories to examine how schools unequally affect children’s life choices and chances on the basis of social identity, they’re able to imagine more equitable education.
Governments could capitalize on the growth of telecommuting to promote more car-free lifestyles. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

COVID-19 could end our dependence on cars — if we ‘build back better’

The pandemic could be a boon to car use, but it would be a mistake for governments to let that happen. There’s a golden opportunity to push towards a zero-carbon transportation system.
Although we would like to think there is a big difference between racialized curiosity and physical violence, there is not. Rather, it is a spectrum of violence that hinges on the very assumptions behind a seemingly innocent question. (Shutterstock)

History of Asian activism tells us to share the burden of responsibility in fighting racism

To remove the burden of responsibility, everyone must take over some of the work that diverse communities have been doing to combat prejudice and fear for decades.
Clayoquot Sound, part of the Tla-o-qui-aht territory, has been the site of numerous protests against logging the forest. Meares Island was declared a Tribal Park in 1984. (Shutterstock)

Respect for Indigenous knowledge must lead nature conservation efforts in Canada

To combat the biodiversity crisis, we need to fundamentally shift our economy and society and make nature conservation the norm.

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