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‘My veil is a magnet for hate’: A young Muslim’s journey wearing hijab and facing Islamophobia

"As I write this, I am mourning the four Muslims killed for simply believing in Islam less than two hours from where I live in Ontario. This time, it hurts so much more."

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New Canadian documentary profiles Pride celebrations in small towns

In conversation with creators of the acclaimed documentary film Small Town Pride.

‘My veil is a magnet for hate’: A young Muslim’s journey wearing hijab and facing Islamophobia

"As I write this, I am mourning the four Muslims killed for simply believing in Islam less than two hours from where I live in Ontario. This time, it hurts so much more."

6 Muslim youth reflect on safety and solidarity in the wake of the London attack

Since the June 6 attack, these young Canadians have felt scared and shaken. But they say this isn't the first time Islamophobia has touched their everyday lives.

To combat homelessness, advocates say Winnipeg needs better housing solutions

Winnipeg is lagging behind other western cities when it comes to supporting unhoused residents. Here’s how local organizations are trying to catch up.

Marginalized communities in Toronto are taking vaccinations into their own hands

Fighting language barriers, vaccine hesitancy, and systemic obstacles, these community leaders are ensuring marginalized people across the city are safe from COVID-19.

Public libraries are adapting to community needs in the face of COVID-19

By dismissing fines and creating COVID-safe programming, libraries are proving their usefulness once again.

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New Canadian documentary profiles Pride celebrations in small towns

In conversation with creators of the acclaimed documentary film Small Town Pride.

Marginalized communities in Toronto are taking vaccinations into their own hands

Fighting language barriers, vaccine hesitancy, and systemic obstacles, these community leaders are ensuring marginalized people across the city are safe from COVID-19.

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6 Muslim youth reflect on safety and solidarity in the wake of the London attack

Since the June 6 attack, these young Canadians have felt scared and shaken. But they say this isn't the first time Islamophobia has touched their everyday lives.

To combat homelessness, advocates say Winnipeg needs better housing solutions

Winnipeg is lagging behind other western cities when it comes to supporting unhoused residents. Here’s how local organizations are trying to catch up.

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New Canadian documentary profiles Pride celebrations in small towns

In conversation with creators of the acclaimed documentary film Small Town Pride.

‘My veil is a magnet for hate’: A young Muslim’s journey wearing hijab and facing Islamophobia

"As I write this, I am mourning the four Muslims killed for simply believing in Islam less than two hours from where I live in Ontario. This time, it hurts so much more."

6 Muslim youth reflect on safety and solidarity in the wake of the London attack

Since the June 6 attack, these young Canadians have felt scared and shaken. But they say this isn't the first time Islamophobia has touched their everyday lives.

To combat homelessness, advocates say Winnipeg needs better housing solutions

Winnipeg is lagging behind other western cities when it comes to supporting unhoused residents. Here’s how local organizations are trying to catch up.

Marginalized communities in Toronto are taking vaccinations into their own hands

Fighting language barriers, vaccine hesitancy, and systemic obstacles, these community leaders are ensuring marginalized people across the city are safe from COVID-19.

Public libraries are adapting to community needs in the face of COVID-19

By dismissing fines and creating COVID-safe programming, libraries are proving their usefulness once again.