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B.C. Human Rights Commissioner asks Canadians to Self-Check, “Am I Racist?”

Visible minorities make up 48.9 per cent of British Columbia’s population. The province has experienced a surge in racist incidents before and during the pandemic, prompting a campaign asking residents to reflect on themselves.

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How a Brampton Non-Profit Battles Rising Food Insecurity

The extended economic impacts of COVID-19 have highlighted the issue of food insecurity in Canada, especially among marginalized people. One Brampton man has created a program to help those affected by giving them access to fresh organic produce.

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United Nations Focuses Attention on Gender-Based Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a “shadow pandemic” of intensified domestic violence and violence against women. Activists from two Ontario non-profits talk about their observations and what needs to change to achieve a violence-free society.

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How Will President Biden Affect Canadian Immigration? Only Time Will Tell

Canada’s approach to immigrants are likely to be viewed more favourably for some time to come, even as a new administration under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris look set to unwind years of unfriendly policies beginning Jan. 20.

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Canadian Commission on Democractic Expression Takes Aim at Cyberhate

The Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression is engaging Canadians across the country as it works on policy recommendations targeting hate speech on social media. The need has never been greater, various civil society organizations admit.

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Philippine Christmas Traditions in Canada: The Show Must Go On

As Ontario prepares to enter a second lockdown this holiday season, Filipino-Canadians are finding ways to adapt to their traditionally large Christmas celebrations around COVID-19 safety regulations.

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