Ethnic Media Chip Away at Stigma of Mental Illness Amid Pandemic

In the fifth and final edition of our “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in Covid-19 Literacy” project, we focused on the mental health impact COVID-19 has had on recent immigrants, as covered by ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.

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What an Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 “Economic Firestorm” Could Look Like

This fourth edition of our special project, “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy,” focuses on the economic impacts of the pandemic on immigrants and visible minorities, as covered in ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.

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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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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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Unsung Heroes or Super Spreaders: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in COVID-19 Coverage

This article is part of the Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy project. We have analyzed ethnic media coverage of COVID-19 between May 1 and November 30, using web, print and broadcast news summaries provided by MIREMS media monitoring. Here are our findings on the representation of minorities in COVID-19 coverage.

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