The non-profit labour force is in crisis

Governments must act now to ensure Canadians don’t lose community services Non-profits across this country are at the forefront of helping communities survive and thrive. Non-profit workers are committed to serving their communities and have found innovative ways to do this throughout the pandemic. But we’re at a tipping point. If governments do not act…

Canada needs to step up for the women and girls of Afghanistan

The Taliban’s draconian measure of requiring face coverings is the latest step in an ongoing nightmare for the women and girls of Afghanistan. Since the Taliban reasserted control over the country last August, women and girls have seen their access to education cut off, had their mobility restricted and been excluded from political life. Women…

Now is the time for Canada’s feminist foreign policy

When Ukrainian and Russian representatives meet to attempt to negotiate a way out of the crisis, the absence of women from those tables is glaring. Yet research shows that peace accords are more likely to last when there is meaningful engagement by women. This is exactly the moment a strong feminist foreign policy is needed…

A national child-care program: it took a pandemic

One of the most meaningful outcomes of the pandemic is the long-awaited establishment of a national program to provide high-quality, affordable child care. Advocates argue that this $30-billion investment will be good for children, good for women and good for the economy. With every province now having signed on, the program’s path to realization and…

Armenian Easter bread

Choereg is a traditional, slightly sweet bread, especially made for Easter time. It is delicious for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee, similar to a French brioche bread. Choereg can be made individually or as a large braided loaf of bread. One of the ingredients is a spice called Malheb, which is used in cooking…

Men’s mental health is the silent killer

Everyone told me these would be the best days of my life. I’m 18, finishing college and the world around me seems to be imploding. I haven’t had COVID-19, I have a job and I consider myself one of thelucky ones. But my entire college experience is a zoom room with screens off. I’ve met…

Microlending to support skilled immigrants

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) – Canada’s leading citizenship organization and the world’s foremost voice on citizenship and inclusion – has made a $500,000 investment in Windmill Microlending’s innovative and highly-effective Community Bond program, helping 50 skilled immigrants build successful professional lives in Canada thanks to Windmill’s accreditation and upskilling loans. “New immigrants don’t…