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Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

More than food banks are needed to feed the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic

The ability of food banks to meet the needs of food insecure Canadians has plummeted just when it is needed most. But food banks have never been able to address the reason people are going hungry.
Adults sometimes trivialize play when we say children are ‘just playing’ or when we use play as a reward for when the so-called ‘real work’ is done.

Let the children play: 4 reasons why play is vital during the coronavirus

P.L.A.Y.: An acronym to remind you why letting children play is a responsible and critical way to support children's development through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nova Scotia is rolling out a universal full-day, no-fee pre-primary program, similar to Ontario’s and the Northwest Territories’ play-based junior kindergarten. (Shutterstock)

Nova Scotia’s new pre-primary class gives kids a head start through play-based learning

The plan to fully implement a quality early childhood program in all Nova Scotia public schools is crucial when more than one in five children live in poverty.
The ‘Washington Post’ parody demands a better future and explains that civic action like the Jan. 19 Women’s March can help us get there. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

‘Bye Bye 45:’ Activists create news hoax with President’s resignation

A parody of ‘the Washington Post’ announcing that Donald Trump had resigned was recently handed out in Washington, D.C.
The Yes Men in 2009 handing out spoof editions of the ‘New York Post’ with the lead story ‘We’re Screwed’ outlining how “climate change is threatening the lives of New Yorkers — especially those who take the subway to work.” Still from the documentary by Laura Nix and the Yes Men

Humour and media hoaxes put social justice ideas on the map

For media activists The Yes Men, hoaxes have emerged as a proven tactic to generate public discourse on social justice issues that are not generally given space and time in mainstream news media.

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