The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that our communities must be self-sustaining rather than reliant on volatile global value chains. Co-operatives bring resiliency self-determination to local economies.
The co-operative business model needs to be seriously considered and nurtured as a viable response to closing companies and lost jobs as a result of the pandemic.
People line up outside the University of Toronto Mississauga campus for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Mississauga, Ont., in May.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Mandating vaccines risks turning a highly effective public health intervention into a contentious battleground — but it also may save lives.
Aducanumab (Aduhelm) was approved in the U.S., but there is no convincing evidence the drug will help Alzheimer’s patients.
FDA approval of aducanumab (Aduhelm) was contentious. Its submission to Health Canada for approval highlights concerns about evidence, independence and transparency in Canada’s drug approval process.
People receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto in June 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Vaccine hesitancy is declining in Canada but hasn’t disappeared. New research shows many of those initially less hesitant have since been convinced. With continued efforts, others can still be reached.
Police remove encampment supporters as they clear Lamport Stadium Park encampment in Toronto on July 21, 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A year after historic protests for police reform, it’s clear that the Toronto Police aren’t sincere about changing how they treat historically over-policed and criminalized communities.
Des manifestants se heurtent à la police lors d’une manifestation contre le gouvernement à Cali, en Colombie, le mardi 20 juillet 2021, alors que le pays fête le jour de son indépendance.
Le jour de l’indépendance en Colombie a été marqué par d’autres manifestations réprimées violemment. Le Canada doit clarifier sa position sur ses actes de violation des droits de la personne.
Calling people out for problematic acts — like sexual harassment or racist comments — can lead to them being cancelled.
Cancel culture has exploded due to social media’s amplifying powers, society’s deep divisions and difficulties redressing longstanding inequities.
La médaillée d'argent du 800 mètres féminin Margaret Nyairera Wambui, à gauche, serre la main de la médaillée d'or Caster Semenya sur le podium des Jeux du Commonwealth 2018 en Australie. Les deux coureuses ont refusé de prendre des médicaments réducteurs d'hormones pour pouvoir participer aux Jeux olympiques de Tokyo.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Les tests de féminité sont reconduits à tous les Jeux olympiques. Et ce, malgré les oppositions de nombreux athlètes, féministes, généticiens, éthiciens et gouvernements nationaux.
Concerns have been raised over grief being severely, negatively impacted by the pandemic.
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The negative impact of the pandemic on grief has raised concerns. Our study shows that 15 per cent of people dealing with grief are at risk of what’s known as complicated grief.
A man hangs a protest banner where the Egerton Ryerson statue used to sit at Ryerson University. The statue was toppled in June by those protesting the discovery of graves at Indian Residential Schools.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The suburban-built environment whitewashes the violence and theft on which Canada is built.
Beyond the many known benefits of outdoor education, COVID-19 has highlighted the outdoors as an environment which mitigates the risk of spreading airborne viruses.
Planning outdoor early learning and child care has implications for training and recruiting educators as well as for planning, developing and funding physical spaces.
A demonstrator shouts during an anti-government march in Bogota, on May 12, 2021.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Canada should be doing everything it can to ensure human rights are upheld in Colombia. Instead, its response to the ongoing violence has been tepid.
The Victoria’s Secret we’ve become accustomed to is no more. The brand has finally realized that diversity sells.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Victoria’s Secret learned a lesson other leading fashion brands and the industry at large are coming to realize: diversity sells. But when it comes to disability, brands aren’t quite there yet.
Women’s 800-metre silver medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui, left, shakes hands with gold medal winner Caster Semenya on the podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Both runners have refused to take hormone-reducing drugs so they could compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Mandatory sex testing at the Olympics might have stopped in the 1990s, but the policing of high performance female athletes’ bodies is still ongoing.
The statue of the Olympics rings overlooks people visiting a nearby shopping mall in Tokyo.
(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
Concerns about holding the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games during a state of emergency highlights just how much power the International Olympic Committee wields over the global sporting world.
Survivors of childhood trauma often struggle to clearly describe current health issues to health-care providers, and may not get the help they need.
Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
Les efforts pour contrôler cette chenille envahissante ont coûté des milliards de dollars au Canada et aux États-Unis.
La chenille Lymantria dispar a dévoré 17 000 kms carrés d’arbres depuis les années 1980. Cet insecte invasif a été importé dans les années 1880 pour lancer l’industrie de la soie en Amérique du Nord.
We can put boundaries in place as we write, while attending to our emerging and vulnerable feelings to ensure emotional safety.
An empowering writing experience will leave you with a sense you have spent time meaningfully.
A statue in honour of U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith, left, and John Carlos is seen on the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. The pair of sprinters were expelled from the Olympics in 1968 after they raised their fists on the medals stand to protest racial inequality in the United States.
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50 still restricts the freedom of speech of athletes, despite the recently relaxed stipulations. A respected Olympian says the IOC must change its policy.
Before drafting legislation that seeks to protect sex workers and minors, law-makers should consult with sex workers.
(AP Photo/John Locher)
Why are sex workers routinely excluded from debates on their own legal and human rights?