Climate change: greener technologies, policies in Canada’s federal future
By Arianna Danganan | With increasing public concern and provinces leading by example, calls for immediate federal action on mitigating climate change are getting louder. Experts weigh in on what it is the government should focus on.
MMIW: Liberal government committed to inquiry promise
By Kate Hawkins | The new Liberal government has promised to launch a national inquiry addressing why Aboriginal women are so often the targets of violence, with details to be released in the coming weeks. What will the missing and murdered inquiry mean to the people it affects the most?
Who’s counting dead Canadian women?
By Martin J Smith | On average, a woman in Canada is killed by her male partner every six days. One woman keeps a grim tally while Ottawa prepares a national plan to tackle the problem of violence against women and girls.
Violence against women in Canada: An infographic
By Martin J Smith | Gender-based violence in Canada by the numbers.
Putting Indigenous youth suicide on the political agenda
By Kirsten Fenn | The Indigenous youth suicide rate in Canada is five to seven times the national average and 40 times that among Inuit boys in Nunavut. With the new Liberal government now in office, some are reigniting the call for a national suicide prevention strategy.
Suicide crisis among Nunavut Inuit
By Kirsten Fenn and Karen Henderson | Living in the largest and least populated province of Canada, Nunavut Inuit face a unique and mounting mental health crisis.
Trudeau government prioritizes transgender rights
Deanne Pittman | The liberal government has promised to create new legal protections for the transgender community. This would be a huge step for human rights, but only if the bill manages to pass through the House of Commons and Senate.
Hope for North Korean defectors with Canada’s new government
By Priscilla Hwang | Canada slammed its doors on North Korean refugees in 2013. In 2014, there was only one refugee claimant accepted into Canada. What's the future for these people with Canada's new government?
Mapping out development in Haiti
By Matthew Allen | In Haiti, Canadian agronomist Pierre Beland is partnering with local Haitian professionals to create maps of their cities which can be openly shared on the web. These maps will help the Haitian government to develop the infrastructure in Haitian cities.
Mining activists hopeful new government will address abuses abroad
By Karen Henderson | Canada's regulation of its mining companies abroad has been criticized by the United Nations and activist groups. The new Liberal party has promised change - will it extend to the powerful mining industry?