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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

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

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

Leaders Share “Wisdom Stories” With Aborigional Youth

By: Barbara Webb Aboriginal youth in Calgary had a rare opportunity to hear from three inspiring Canadians last Saturday, in an event intended to give the youth renewed hope for their future.  The event speakers, Sen. Patrick Brazeau, Dr. Alika LaFontaine, and Ashley Callingbull, shared their “wisdom stories” – accounts of their paths through adversity […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 29, 2010

Canada’s Renewed Development and Humanitarian Engagement in Afghanistan

Hello, On November 16 the Government of Canada announced its plan for Afghanistan from 2011 to 2014. I thought it was important to review some details of this plan, so you can pass them along to members of your organization. The Government’s announcement outlines Canada’s focus on four key areas: investing in the future of […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 16, 2010

Canada May Focus on Rights of Women in Afghanistan

By: Tobi Cohen Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible nonmilitary, post-combat role for Canada as politicians and activists debate the future of the costly mission in Afghanistan. While the focus has shifted in recent days toward an 11thhour decision to keep as many as 1,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2014 […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 14, 2010

He’s just a train

By Marni Soupcoff The Toronto Star has rarely met an issue, problem or policy that it isn’t keen to re-frame as a war on women (or Blacks, or Muslims, or natives — but I’ll stick with women for now). Apparently, even fictional toy trains are fair game. Last week, the paper ran a piece called […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 14, 2009

The impossibility of equality at work

by Marni Soupcoff Gender equity has become an obsession in Western societies. The latest country to attempt to legislate it into existence is France, where a pending bill would require all companies listed on the Paris stock exchange to ensure that 50% of their board members are women. It’s not a question of whether women […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 7, 2009

An ugly truth

by Barbara Kay Last week the Post published excerpts from the new guidebook issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. I was asked by a radio talk show host what difference the guidebook would make in terms of my own writing on issues the new text raised, especially […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , , | November 17, 2009

The Problem with the Pink Book

by Barbara Kay With much fanfare, the Liberal Women’s Caucus – 39 female Liberal MPs and senators – has released their 40-page Pink Book, Volume III. Clearly a great deal of midnight oil was consumed by the Pink Book writers in agonizing lucubrations about what Canadian women really, really want from their government. Keen political social […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | October 22, 2009

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