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March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. As with many celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Women’s Day will look different this year than previous years. This day is an important day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, and fundraise for female-focused charities among other ways to participate.  The International 2021 theme […]

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March 3, 2021

High School Graduates at a Crossroads for Enrolling in Post-Secondary During COVID-19

Students who are finishing high school and are thinking about post-secondary education are faced with difficult decisions. While some students are open to the idea of remote learning, some are choosing to defer their start dates with the hope that in-person learning will return in the coming semesters. Students who began their post-secondary education during […]

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February 23, 2021

Youth and Substance use During COVID-19

Physical distancing measures have been an important tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. These measures, however, are having dire implications on people who use substances – a population that is seeing record number deaths from drug overdose in the last year. Media attention of the overdose crisis has focused on adults, even though in […]

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February 19, 2021

Declining Mental Health of Canadian Youth

Canadian youth have been having a difficult time maintaining positive mental health as social isolation continues. The feeling of being disconnected from others has caused some youth to have heightened social anxiety, feelings of loneliness, and to be lacking motivation.  The loss of extracurricular activities, such as sports and school clubs, have left many youth […]

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February 12, 2021

The Banning of Birth Alerts in Saskatchewan

Provinces throughout Canada are taking action to end the controversial practice of birth alerts. The Northwest Territories has instituted a ban on birth alerts more than a decade ago. Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon followed suit in 2019. Having the highest per capita rate of children in care in Canada, Manitoba ended their practice of […]

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February 8, 2021

Have a Heart Day: February 14

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event in Canada that occurs on February 14 to help ensure First Nations children have the opportunity to grow up in a safe home, receive a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.  COVID-19 has changed the way Have a Heart […]

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