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Indigenous, Society

Initiative to strengthen education in Indigenous language, Inuktut

Efforts to strengthen education in the Indigenous language of Inuktut were formalized on March 9, 2021. The government of Canada, the government of the northern territory of Nunavut and Tunngavik Incorporated signed a memorandum of understanding laying out several initiatives. »


Group calls on Ontario government to provide free menstrual products in schools

An open letter to Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce has called on the province and all 72 school boards to offer free and accessible menstruation products in publicly funded Ontario elementary and secondary schools. The open letter, which was sent »


Young Canadians less confident about jobs during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians aged between 14 and 29 are feeling less confident about their job prospects and how prepared they are for the future of work, according to a recent online survey. Young women report feeling more pressure »

International, Society

UNICEF warns schools closed for millions of world’s children

The UN agency devoted to children is urging Canada and other countries to prioritize the reopening of schools around the world that have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. UNICEF says schools for more than 168 million children have been »


Masks now mandatory for middle and secondary school student in British Columbia

Masks are now mandatory for all middle and secondary school students across British Columbia in all indoor settings, according to new health and safety guidelines announced by the province on Thursday. However there will be some exceptions to the new »

Indigenous, Society

Report urges better math and science education for Indigenous students

Many high schools in northern Canada and remote Indigenous communities need to do a better job of teaching science and math skills to Indigenous students to prepare them for post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Pandemic boosts Canadians’ faith in science: survey

Canadian skepticism in science has dropped from 29 per cent before the pandemic to 21 per cent, according to research conducted 3M. Before the pandemic only 25 per cent of respondents said they would stand up for science in discussions »

International, Society

Educating girls reduces poverty, reaffirms report

UNESCO predicts that over 11 million girls may never go back to school after the pandemic eases. The non-profit Plan International Canada says current setbacks to girls’ rights including education must be stopped. It reaffirms the view that advancing education »

Health, Society

Charity seeks to stem the decline in organ donation

During this pandemic, the province of Quebec has had its lowest organ donation and referral rate in the last five years. The Chain of Life charity boosts organ and tissue donation through an educational program that it runs in about »


British Columbia implementing regulations on vape products this summer

The British Columbia government announced Monday that it is implementing a set of regulations on the sale and marketing of vape products by the end of the summer. The regulations, which are based on the province’s vaping action plan announced »