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Orange the world in support of ending gender-based violence

Over the years my wardrobe has expanded to include a purple skirt, several purple blouses, dresses, pants, amethyst jewellery, and of course scarves. November 1st each year I light up my porch with strings of purple mini lights. I do this to draw attention to the fact that November is Woman Abuse Prevention month in Ontario. But, on Friday, November ... Read More »

World Food Day: 12 ways to end hunger, including basic income

October 16 is World Food Day. First observed in 1979, World Food Day honours the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. This year’s theme, Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too, builds upon the FAO’s vision of achieving food security for all through regular access to ... Read More »

FoodShare fights for social justice

FoodShare is a food hub that advocates for establishing sustainable, healthy, inclusive and resilient communities with equitable access to nutritious and culturally appropriate vegetables and fruits. It’s Canada’s largest food security charity, creating integrated solutions to end social injustices. Currently, FoodShare has over 24 food related programs which run the gamut from a volunteer operated referral service connecting community members ... Read More »

Empowering girls and women benefits families, communities, Canada

The focus on the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8 is all about challenging others to pledge their empowerment of the women in their lives. The ‘Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality’ focus is spot-on because emancipated women and girls are better equipped to reach their full potential, which benefits them, their families, communities, and Canada. Women and ... Read More »

Combatting child poverty begins with helping parents

On Christmas Eve I attended the evening service at St. Andrew’s Church at the corner of King Street West and Simcoe Streets in Toronto. It’s a beautiful church with an impressive choir. That evening the minister reflected on how very little life has changed over the past 2,000 years — how we are still primarily concerned about being able to provide for our ... Read More »

Christmas wish list – end child poverty in Canada

It’s the season for Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa! A time for family, friends, special foods, gifts, lights and celebrations.  The time of year children wait for all year long.  This is also a time when the divide between those who have and have not seems greatest. Those who have, give to the food bank, mitten tree, coat and toy drives. We give ... Read More »

Human Rights Day: Indigenous women face two layers of discrimination

December 10 is International Human Rights Day.  It’s also the last of the United Nation’s 16 days to end violence against women and girls. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to end gendered violence or ensure gender equality – yet. But, hope looms on the horizon. The Liberal government announced this week that the inquiry into Canada’s murdered and missing Indigenous women and ... Read More »