Tag Archives: Racism

An anti-Russian wave sweeps over Canada

By Diary Marif,  New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Julia Burakova, a Canadian citizen of Russian heritage, says she has already faced harassment and hate speech on three specific occasions since the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. She is deeply saddened by the war

Burakova, a photographer, immigrated to Canada 12 years ago in search of safety and a better life. But, she says, today, she feels unsettled and not in the right mind, given the harassment she’s experienced.  

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Canada’s emergency response starkly different for Ukrainians, Afghans

By  Zahra Mahdi, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While Canada has opened one dedicated stream for all Ukrainians escaping Russia’s invasion, it only made room for 40,000 Afghans escaping the Taliban’s rule under four cumbersome emergency response streams.

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Reconciliation for businesses, non-profit organizations and all interested individuals

The Our Heart Learning project is offering four learning opportunities to explore reconciliation, anti-racism and building a healthy community in Campbell River. 

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Systemic racism in Canada’s healthcare system persists

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In effort to address ongoing critical gaps in our understanding of Indigenous health, Edgewood Health Network (EHN Canada) hosted an online webinar on March 10 to highlight the disparities in healthcare access among Indigenous peoples living in urban centres. 

Hosted by Celina Sqwasulwut Williams, a spiritual advisor at Ravenswood Consulting, participants were guided through the current state of the healthcare system and how it needs to improve its diversity and inclusion measures for Indigenous communities.

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Need some ‘fire in the belly’ for reconciliation? Chastity’s got your back.

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tla’amin Nation’s Chastity Davis-Alphonse has been sharing Indigenous history and advocating for Indigenous women her whole life. 

Chastity has helped over 125 communities and corporations with strategic planning around reconciliation, and how to include Indigenous peoples, since launching Chastity Davis Consulting 10 years ago.

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