Brands For Better Challenges Vancouver’s Most Innovative Companies to Examine Social Isolation

Loneliness in Vancouver isn’t new, it’s part of our society. Vancouver Foundation’s 2017 Connect & Engage report showed that one…

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Staying Alive

Her community faces a deadly epidemic of violence and trauma. To defend it, trans woman Stephanie Skora is using the…

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Paying the Motherhood Tax

Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs in the world. One that comes with no training, no manual, and a…

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We Live in a World That Refuses to See Us

Transphobic laws, bias and outdated healthcare practices prevent trans and non-binary folks from accessing gender-affirming care — but there is…

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Standing with Ukraine

People all across the globe have heavy hearts today as Russian troops invade Ukraine. From afar, one may have feelings…

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White Bud-tenders Cash In On Black & Brown Incarceration

By Oakley Ramprashad I vividly remember the first time I walked into a dispensary. I saw a white man, wearing…

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Protesting on Nana’s Shoulders & Other Stories of Intergenerational Activism

By Cicely Belle Blain — One of my earliest memories takes place two summers shy of the 21st century. I…

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Diversity and Race in the Classroom: Q&A With Educator Antoinette Blain

Interview with Antoinette Blain, an educator, coach and leader in visual and expressive art education, with over 25 years experience.…

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Teachers Tell All: Race, Racism, and Education

During the summer of 2021, newspapers and magazines were full of stories explaining Critical Race Theory (CRT) and expounding on…

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These Systems Aren't Built For Us

"Reflections on my first term as a Vancouver School Board Trustee." By Jennifer Reddy Schools are where a range of…

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BIPoC-owned Cannabis Dispensaries and Brands

Support BIPoC owned cannabis dispensaries and brands. If you have a place or brand to add to this list please…

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Outside the Western World, Matriarchies Still Exist Today

When Rebecca Lolosoli’s husband left their village of Wamba, in the Samburu District in Kenya for a business trip, a…

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Sourdough and List Making – Shifting to a Zero-Waste Kitchen

“My food waste eureka moment came when I was at a talk by Massimo Bottura. People in the audience kept…

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Cancel Canada Day: Celebrate Indigenous Languages Instead

The first week of July is one associated with fireworks and feasts for many people in North America. “Canada Day”…

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Indigenous Rapper Joey Stylez Opens Music Studio to Mentor Emerging Artists

As a young artist, Joseph “Joey Stylez” LaPlante never had a mentor. “It’s something I never experienced; I had to…

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Dismantling Environmental Racism in Canada

“There are few people who want a landfill near them.” Dr. Ingrid Waldron, a professor in the Faculty of Health…

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India's Farmers: Sowing the Seeds of Dissent

Malala Yousafzai has been quoted as saying “If people were silent, nothing would change.” This past year has emphasized the…

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Black Liberation Now: Support Black-led Initiatives in Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago

Black history month is a time of celebration, unity and connection. Most importantly, it is a time to be inspired…

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All Eyes on Mi'kma'ki

“THIS IS TERRORISM” are the words that Dr. Pam Palmater writes alongside a video on Twitter. The video depicts a…

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Surveillance, Resistance and Black Organizing in 2020

Murder is streaming live in the palms of our hands. The lands and cities are burning. This has been a…

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Gender Equity Now

More domestic labour, greater risk of domestic violence, higher rates of unemployment, worse mental health. These are the experiences of…

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The Legacy of Loujain: Keeping Alive the Struggle of an Imprisoned Saudi Woman

By Urooba Jamal “Hello, I’m Loujain Alhathloul,” begins the woman in the viral video, wrapped in a black headscarf and…

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Shiva Delivers: Jews in Solidarity with Black Grief

Madison Slobin and Becca Schwenk are chosen family - best friends entwined by culture, religion and a unique type of…

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Compassion in the Age of COVID

In the 14th century, something ugly happened. And then, something beautiful. In 1347, 12 Genoese trading ships travelling from Crimea…

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Surviving a Global Pandemic & Uprising

It is time to check in with yourself. How are you, really? Amidst a pandemic, the global Black activist uprising,…

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How to Evaluate if a Brand Really Gives a Sh*t About Black People

— This article was originally published on Stratagem. In the past few months the world has exploded in solidarity with…

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The Afro-Diaspora Tour Centres Black History

— This article was originally published on Stratagem. There’s a sense of pride to be derived from knowing where you…

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