The 25th Hour: Away from home for the holidays
For many international students, this December will be the first time they experience Canadian holiday traditions. Many of whom have never even seen snow! Vaishnavi Dinesh and Lujain Sharafeldin are students at Carleton University experiencing their first Canadian holiday season.
Drug store cosmetic brands failing to cater to many BIPOC consumers
The cosmetics industry, including large companies such as Revlon, CoverGirl and Maybelline, has not provided accessible and inexpensive products that work for people of colour, experts say
Giving shelter: Nisa Homes opens a haven for women escaping domestic abuse in Ottawa
Nisa Homes is a transitional Muslim women’s shelter for women facing violence, domestic abuse, poverty, or homelessness or seeking asylum. The charitable organization already has six homes across Canada – three in Ontario and three in B.C. and Alberta – making Ottawa the seventh site for Nisa’s services.
Teaching Black history and culture needs to be a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum, advocates say
Experts say education about Black history and culture is an essential part of combating racism both inside and outside of the classroom.
Canada’s child welfare system needs to be torn down and rebuilt to end its anti-Indigenous racism, critics say
The overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian welfare system accelerated throughout the 1960s, as a result of the Sixties Scoop. This is where Indigenous children were ripped away from their homes and placed into the child welfare system. The goal was to assimilate Indigenous children by placing them into white homes.