Social Change

Critiquing Media with the Youth Advisory Council

Beyond scrolling through viral videos, memes and Snapchat stories, it’s important for everyone to engage critically with the media they’re exposed to...

Canada Child Benefit: One Year In

On July 20, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) celebrated its first anniversary. Today, almost 9 out of 10 families are accessing the CCB, a benefit...

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2017

This year, Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, but our history runs much longer than that. You may already be familiar with the...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Hypermasculinization: What it is and why it’s a problem

Hypermasculinity is a term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviour, emphasizing physical strength, aggression and sexuality. It relates...

We found this ad at a local high school

Remember when we talked about media literacy and how it helps you break through the noise of advertising? We found this ad hanging in a local high...

Giving back to single moms

Before I was pregnant, I didn’t give too much thought to single moms but all of that changed when I gave birth to my son, Liam. He was born on April...

Why we should question media with our children

On average, Canadian kids are watching 6.5 hours of screen time a day. During that time, they are exposed to an onslaught of sexualized content, from...

Why young mothers are hesitant in asking for help

"There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother." — Sarah Josepha Hale For a lot of people, mother-figures play an integral part in shaping...

Know your rights in the workplace

Women should feel safe and free from harassment in every aspect of their life; however, as many as 90% of women report they’ve experienced sexual...

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