Two people hold a People of Color and Trans inclusionary rainbow Pride flag. Photo by Emma Rahmani via Canva.
News + Advocacy

Celebrating Indigenous Two-Spirit People This Pride Month

As June is Pride Month and Indigenous History Month; it's the ideal time to discover some incredible Two-Spirit creators, artists and activists from across North America whose work you can follow, support and share.

A giant Ukrainian flag is being help by people at a rally in Times Square, NYC to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo by José Pablo Domínguez via Unsplash.
News + Advocacy

Here’s How You Can Help Ukraine

About a week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on his invasion campaign to bombard, overtake and control neighbouring Ukraine. Aiming to strategically seize the country through bombing assaults that focused on the capital city (Kyiv); the Russians, assuming it would be a quick and easy offensive unexpectedly encountered bold, courageous and resilient resistance from the Ukrainian people.

A colour photo by Liam Edwards via Unsplash of a street march/protest with one participant holding a sign with the word, ‘Enough’ written in large black letters.
News + Advocacy

Activism: Different Ways To Take Meaningful Action

Taking action for a cause you are passionate about is one of the cornerstones of social progress. We possess a whole history to look upon, with many powerful changemakers before us, proving that forging social justice and equity takes collective work.

The word 'life' is written in cursive letters on a yellow shiny tile in a restroom. Photo by Tomáš Hustoles via Burst.
Health + Wellness

Dealing With Hard Truths About Life

It's frequently said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes, but that's not entirely accurate. There are many events and experiences that seem to be universally encountered by us all; including a number of hard truths that we all need to come to terms with. 

A photo of a boarded up out of business grocery store at dusk taken by Wendell and Carolyn via Canva.
News + Advocacy

The Right To Thrive: Eliminating Food Insecurity

We're living in very contradictory times when it comes to food and it's accessibility, especially here in the United States. Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world; America has approximately nineteen million people living in food deserts, with many others residing in areas known as food swamps; both of which deliver a severe and detrimental impact on health and wellness.

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.
News + Advocacy

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.

A sepia photograph taken in about 1910 of an unknown Native American child (aged about 2-3 years) wearing shelled and beaded traditional dress over a faded out background of an old red brick building.
News + Advocacy

Effective Allyship: Learning About Indian Residential Schools For The First Time

If you’re learning about Indian Residential Schools in the U.S. and Canada for the first time; it’s critical you're cognizant of the fact that these systems of colonial violence deliberately inflicted intergenerational trauma on Indigenous communities. Navigating our own lack of knowledge about this type of government-backed, church-led atrocity should not be placed on the shoulders of those who bear its scars.

A crowd at a Black Lives Matter march
News + Advocacy

Confronting Implicit Bias & The Racism That Fuels It

If we’re committed to being anti-racist and not just an ally (yes, there is a nuanced difference) then we have to engage in a conscious effort to unpack our own racism; eliminating the barriers we unconsciously put up when we're made aware that something we've stated, shared or done is racist.