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First Nations protections symbolic but important

By John Ivison: Jun 16, 2011 – 6:24 PM ET People living on First Nations reserves will have the same human rights protection as other Canadians beginning this weekend, when they will come under the umbrella of the Canadian Human Rights Act for the first time. Previously, the act — which prevents discrimination on grounds […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , , | June 20, 2011

Jobless youths in Tunisia riot using Facebook

TUNIS, Tunisia – In the cruise ship brochures, Tunisia is a land of endless sandy beaches, warm Mediterranean waters, ancient ruins and welcoming bazaars. But behind the postcard-perfect facade, legions of jobless youths who see no future are seething under the iron-fisted leadership of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and worried fathers wonder how […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 11, 2011

2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Childhood Deaths

The improved health of children in poor countries is a great example of the power of innovation. In 2008, for the first time fewer than 9 million children under age 5 died. In 2005, the last time the number was measured carefully, it was just below 10 million. This is huge progress, and it is […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 11, 2011

Does Helping Out Help You?

By: Pamela Paul EVEN the most altruistic applicant wants to know how community service looks to colleges: would admissions officers prefer a summer of health care work in Africa, or three years of Sundays spent at the local senior citizen center? Would creating a charitable Web site impress more than campaigning for a local politician? […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 7, 2011

Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys’ find their democratic voices

By: Jonathan Yazer Alex Oloya never imagined the day would come when he would be given a chance to vote on the future of his homeland. Mr. Oloya, a construction worker who lives in Hamilton, is one of thousands of Lost Boys – a generation of young Sudanese who resettled in North America after being […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 7, 2011

Lifting the veil on native youth suicide

By: Christie Blatchford About every 10 days, a young member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, either in one of the region’s many tiny isolated communities or in the bigger Northern Ontario towns where they often go to attend school or find work, takes his own life. And the statistics recently released by NAN Grand Chief […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | January 4, 2011

Training Yemeni Doctors to Communicate Effectively

By: Dr Katherine Miles There was a buzz as twenty-five doctors of different levels and specialties as well as two dentists acted out role-plays in small groups. Some were acting as patients, others relatives and others doctors as they practiced the skills they had just learnt about how to break bad news. This was one […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 12, 2010

Aboriginal Youth Leading Change Outcomes Report

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, eighty-five Aboriginal youth and adult facilitators gathered at Mount Royal University for a workshop called Aboriginal Youth Leading Change. The vision for the workshop was to bring Aboriginal youth from various communities – on reserve and off reserve – together to explore their potential as leaders of positive change. Click […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | December 12, 2010

Volunteer Work Seen as Answer to Jihad

By: Stewart Bell | National Post Canada should help Muslim youth perform volunteer work in Afghanistan and Iraq as an alternative to joining violent extremist groups, says a government-funded study. The report by the British think-tank Demos found that Western Muslims are attracted to jihadist violence partly out of a desire for rebellion and adventure, […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 9, 2010

Quesnel: Aboriginal author attacks economic dependency

By: Joseph Quesnel, For The Calgary Herald In 2009, AIDS activist and former NDP politician Stephen Lewis spoke to an audience at the University of Lethbridge about global health. During questioning, someone asked Lewis about famed Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo. Moyo, in her book Dead Aid, criticizes government-to-government aid to African countries, pointing out that […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , , | December 8, 2010

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