Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Joe Biden's efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada's experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
Annie Storey holds a cross with a photo of her late son Alex Storey, before a march to mark the five-year anniversary of British Columbia declaring a public health emergency in the overdose crisis, in Vancouver, on April 14, 2021.
CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Across the country, overdose deaths have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018.
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The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is seen being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Canadians who support the monarchy will likely not be swayed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s revelations about racism within 'The Firm.' Instead, they'll become more defensive of the Royal Family.
Commemoration rituals are superficial tools to deal with the injustices of the Nigerian-Biafran war.
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The crisis of statehood and citizenship confronting Nigeria can only be tackled by committed work around political justice.
President Donald Trump speaking at a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that's worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump's presidency.
Une infirmière prépare une injection pour un essai clinique d'un candidat-vaccin contre la COVID-19 développé par les National Institutes of Health et Moderna, le 27 juillet 2020 à Binghamton, N.Y.
AP Photo/Hans Pennink
Les nouvelles sur les essais cliniques de vaccins contre la Covid-19 font les manchettes. Mais que signifient vraiment ces résultats ? Voici six questions à se poser pour bien comprendre.
A nurse prepares a shot for a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., on July 27, 2020 in Binghamton, N.Y.
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With COVID-19 vaccine announcements making headlines, non-scientists need to know what clinical trial results mean. Here are some key points to look for in vaccine trial reports.
Des jeunes réfugiés syriens s'amusent tandis qu'ils assistent à leur cours de francisation dans une école de Montréal, le en février 2016.
La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz
La suspension partielle par le Québec du parrainage de réfugiés par des organismes privés dans la province met en évidence les défis que pose leur réinstallation.
Syrian refugees play with their classmates in February 2016 at a Montréal school.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Québec's partial suspension of refugee sponsorship by private organizations in the province highlights the challenges of Canada’s reliance on resettlement to welcome refugees.
The Bay department store in downtown Winnipeg will close in early 2021.
In October, the Hudson's Bay Company announced that it would be closing its flagship location in downtown Winnipeg. This closure is reflective of the changing nature of downtown neighbourhoods.
For those who teach children ages five and under, communicating while wearing a mask may have special challenges.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and the cast of “Hamilton” perform at the Tony Awards in New York on June 12, 2016.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini
Alexander Hamilton's commitment to a well-funded national army and his support for territorial expansion had grave repercussions for the Indigenous Nations west of the Appalachians.
Both when planning family activities and choosing a child care provider, parents should be mindful of how much physical activity their children are getting.
When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of "physical literacy," a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
Doctors reported the first cases of MIS-C in April. Learning more about how SARS-CoV-2 affects children is essential to the safe reopening of communities.
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A rare new disease syndrome appears to be caused by an overactive immune response in children, often hitting weeks after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Teacher Céline Guérin explains two-metre distancing to students in the school yard of Marie-Derome School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., May 11, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A cross-Canada survey of teachers shows teachers say one of the most stressful aspects of their jobs now is their concern for vulnerable students.
Data transparency on the part of businesses can help inform consumer choices and provide a level of accountability.
Collecting, analyzing, aggregating and communicating data collected from businesses and industries can help consumers make purchasing decisions that align with their values.
Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche communities, poses for a photograph after he received the Templeton Prize at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London, U.K., in May 2015.
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Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L'Arche International, allegedly had abusive sexual relationships. Religious tolerance for the veneration of male leaders may be partly to blame.
A person carries groceries while walking among cyclists on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa on April 18, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Rebuilding cities post-pandemic will start with neighbourhood hope, and strong social and community planning.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many people using social media in more positive ways, including video conferencing platforms like Zoom.
Social media has become a virtual lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis. How people in isolation are using Zoom and other platforms goes against the notion that social media makes us more anti-social.