Growing up on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, lacrosse surrounded Fawn Porter. The game is inextricably tied to her nation’s identity and heritage. To her, it seemed a no-brainer that she would eventually have a stick in her hand.
Youth are no longer being held up as the future of politics—they’re fighting for a seat at the table. We spoke to some of Canada’s youngest political contenders about what led them to the legislature.
Two years after serial killer Bruce McArthur’s arrest, community members say little has changed in the Toronto Police Service’s relationships with the city’s most vulnerable populations.
As Quebec approaches the third anniversary of its ban on face coverings—often referred to as its “niqab ban”—Muslim women in the province are wryly noting the government’s recent change in opinion when it comes to face coverings in light of the global pandemic.
Faced with so much uncertainty, and with so many unanswered questions, many hospitality workers are now seriously questioning their commitment to the industry and whether they have a future in it.
Choosing between online and in-person schooling can be especially difficult for parents of children with developmental disabilities who are considering a return to the classroom during COVID-19. Sensory issues with mask-wearing, the need for movement within the classroom, and difficulty understanding physical distancing could affect a parent’s decision to send their child to school.
In Prince Edward County, Ont., business owners and residents are struggling to adapt to a tourism season during COVID-19. Despite initial fears for the economic damage the pandemic would bring, the return of visitors to the county is sparking new tensions for locals.
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, many businesses are finding ways to serve their customers within the new normal. However, independent movie theatres are in an interesting position. Without any real way to generate revenue comparable to pre-COVID averages, most had to sit still and wait for good news, hoping for the best.
In Ontario, the position of student trustee is coming under fire after being a fixture of the province’s education landscape for 21 years. Former student trustees, many of whom are just finishing their terms in office, are taking to social media to call out racism, sexism, and elitism in their school boards.
Kyla Gutsche is a medical tattoo artist and owner of Cosmetic Transformations in Peterborough, Ont. Her small business provides permanent makeup services to disguise unwanted scars. Breast cancer scarring can threaten a woman’s body and her sense of self-control. Tattooing over the wound is one way to regain that power.