A young Black woman stands on a balcony overlooking a city. She has her eyes closed with an expression of calm and peace on her face. Photo by Jeffery Erhunse via Unsplash.
Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning

Supporting Black Health and Wellness Organizations

As Black History Month in the U.S. continues throughout February; we've had the opportunity to celebrate the essential health and wellness contributions that Black Americans have made (this year's theme). Progress and change wouldn't be possible without the pioneers of the past and the innovators of today who are working to define the future.

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Black History Month: Words of Wellness

The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.

Background Image: A collection of old photographs; photo by Suzy Hazelwood via Canva. Foreground Image: A Lightbox with the words Black History Month on it; photo by Anastasiia Yanishevska via Canva.
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Black History Month: Honouring Trailblazers In Healthcare

Black History Month in the U.S. is well under way with the legacy of health and wellness change-makers and risk-takers being celebrated. Their far-reaching contributions and transformational innovations reverberate throughout history and into modern day.

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Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning

Black History Month: Celebrating Health And Wellness

The theme for this year's Black History Month is all about taking a look at the legacy of Black health and wellness; a celebration of past, present and future transformative innovations. Social progression cannot happen without those who determine new ways to overcome problems or improve the lives of others; something we should all learn about and acknowledge.

A woman sits on a couch with a hot water bottle healing period stomach pain. Photo by grinvalds via Canva.
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Why Eliminating Period Poverty Is Important

Inequality of access to menstrual hygiene products remains a global issue that impacts hundreds of millions of people; the U.S. alone accounts for approximately 17 million of those experiencing period poverty. The cost of items like sanitary towels or tampons can often prevent people from managing their menstrual health.

A wooden box is filled with items that are about to be donated to either a shelter, family centre, food bank or thrift store. Photo by oleksandranaumenko via Canva.
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Community Donations For The Fall Season

Fall/Autumn is enjoyed by many because it's frequently seen as a time of personal transformation, renewal and abundance; a time to celebrate growth and a season of giving. As the weather gets harsher, and we prepare for Winter; this is the ideal time to make sure everyone in our communities has access to basic necessities that support their health and well-being.

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Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning, Social Justice

Banned Books & The Freedom To Read

When you hear about certain books being restricted or banned from schools, libraries and bookstores; it conjures up an image of writing that's dark, dangerous and divisive. While some may argue a line needs to be drawn against insidious messaging, recent attempts at book banning have seemed to target works about acceptance and diversity.

A photo taken by Community Archives shows a window display at Belleville Public Library with ‘Every Child Matters’ written on orange paper surrounded by blue, yellow and red handprints. The display is in recognition and solidarity with First Nations People after the discovery of indigenous children’s mass graves found at Kamloops Residential School.
Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning, News Events

How Non-Indigenous Allies Can Support Residential School Survivors

The search to discover the truth about Indigenous children who never made it home from Indian Residential Schools in Canada continues. As more unmarked graves of their young relatives are discovered, First Nation communities are at the forefront of pushing for accountability and justice.