Highlights/education

International, Society

Humanitarian NGOs call on Canada to invest $500M in education for girls

A coalition of Canada’s leading humanitarian NGOs is calling on the Liberal government to back up its talk of international leadership in empowering women by contributing $500 million over the next three years towards setting up a global fund dedicated» 

International

Canada doubles funding to educate world’s children

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will double its annual contribution to provide education for children, and especially girls, in developing countries. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said Canada will contribute $180 million to» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tragic chapter in Canadian history: Aboriginal residential schools explained online

It may have originally been conceived in good faith but as it turned out the so-called residential school system in Canada was a sociological disaster of epic proportions. Edmund Metatawabin is a survivor of St. Anne’s residential school in Fort» 

Politics, Society

The longest college strike in Ontario will continue

It’s been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at 24 community colleges have been on strike since October 16. Several colleges and contractors such» 

Society

Talking about education: read RCI’s reports on learning in Canada

Students have gone back to school in Canada.  According to the OECD’s latest ranking, the Canadian public school system comes fourth among 31 others in the world. What is it like to be a student in Canada? Read RCI’s many» 

Society

An expensive bachelor’s degree is not enough: survey

A majority of Canadian post-secondary students do not think they will get a job after spending tens of thousands of dollars to get their first degree. A poll by the CIBC, a major Canadian bank, found 74 per cent of» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Society

Learning about Canada’s Indigenous communities a key part of immigrant integration: expert

New Canadians need to learn more about Canada’s Indigenous people, their history, their contributions and the issues facing their communities, says Leonzo Barreno, the Global Chair in Journalism and Aboriginal Affairs at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan since 2003.» 

Society

Canadian schools doing a good job

About 95 per cent of Canadian children go to public schools and a ranking by the OECD puts them in fourth place among 31 school systems in the world. This is determined by the performance of 15-year-olds on math, science» 

Society

Website offers free advice to investors

People who want to learn about investing their money now have access to an updated website run by the regulatory agency, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The site is accessible to mobile devices and tablets and provides investing articles, videos,» 

Uncategorized

The LINK Online Sun, Jun 11. 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 7, 2017. © LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images The first democratically elected leader and»