Author ‘Pays It Forward’ for Writers of Colour

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz owes his early literary education to the two local librarians who nurtured his love for reading. The all-too-familiar story of unsupportive Dominican immigrant parents equating success with being a doctor…

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Haitian Canadians in Quebec: A Rich Political History

When Elizabeth Philibert arrived in Montreal as an émigré in 1979, she immediately felt the city would be her closest connection to Haiti. The city’s circle of activists quickly embraced Philibert, who had risked her…

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Syrian Children Carry Trauma Into the Classroom

When Syrian refugee children arrive in Canadian classrooms for the very first time, the anxiety they feel might be more than simply first-day-of-school jitters, say humanitarian relief workers and health-care providers. Many may be experiencing…

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