Disability policy tested Canadian values in 2022

It’s perplexing for us disabled people and advocates that so many media headlines point to the extreme financial struggles of people with disabilities in our inflationary economy while the powers that be continue debating details. What details? Our Parliamentarians are busy parsing the words of the proposed federal Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) as it wends…

Crispy Pork and Chicken Adobo

Dubbed as the “unofficial official” national dish of the Philippines, adobo is no doubt a staple on every Filipino family table. Widely popular for its simple basic ingredients and preparation, recipes for this dish vary from region to region. My Lola (grandmother), who was known far and wide for her wonderful cooking back home, used…

Selsig Morgannwg – Glamorgan Sausages

Ah, yes, Vancouver in November. The weather outside is frightful – good thing these Glamorgan sausages are very, very delightful! I was lucky enough to try this dish whilst in a pub in Britain this past summer, so getting Wales as my next assignment was a delightful surprise. This vegetarian dish has humble origins dating…

Can philanthropy reduce inequality?

One of Canada’s largest meetings on philanthropy takes place this month as foundations, corporate donors and government funders gather for Philanthropic Foundations Canada’s annual conference. It comes as a question reverberates across the field: Can institutional philanthropy, itself a product of money and power, actually help to alleviate inequality and advance justice? For women and…

Delicious pumpkin ale beignets

It’s pumpkin time and chef Ben Kiely suggests trying out this unique recipe for delicious Pumpkin Ale Beignets. The recipe uses Pumpkin Ale which adds another dimension and sweetness to the flavor of the dish. “I like to make these on Halloween when it’s cold outside because these nice warm beignets will warm you up!”…

“Brave Spaces” launches new podcast series

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new Brave Spaces Podcast series on the theme of diversity. The Podcast series is hosted by Dr. Margarida Garcia, 2004 Scholar and Chair of the Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Diversity. During these conversations, at times uncomfortable but nevertheless necessary, Dr. Garcia explores with the…

Challah bread pudding with apples and honey

Here is a recipe that combines several Jewish favourites into one beautiful breakfast dish. The wonderful eggy deliciousness that is Challah bread is comparable to the French brioche and lends itself very well for day-old bread dishes. According to mitzvah (Jewish law) Challah is bread that has been ‘separated’. Part of the dough of each…

Why is no one talking about for-profit homecare?

The global pandemic drew attention to decades-long problems in long-term residential care in Canada – resulting in tragic loss of life for thousands, and loss of quality of life for the many more who experienced isolation and inadequate care during pandemic lockdowns. Research has demonstrated that COVID-19 related mortality and inadequate care during the pandemic…