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Arts & Entertainment

Black Theatre Workshop kicks off 50th season online

Billing itself as Canada’s oldest Black theatre company, Black Theatre Workshop will launch its 50th anniversary season online on January 15, 2021 at 3pm ET. It starts with the annual Discovery Series which features a reading of a new work »

Arts & Entertainment

National Film Board offers new and classic ‘goodies’ for holiday viewing

The Christmas holidays are just about over and the pandemic continues, but the good news for people in need of quality entertainment is that the National Film Board’s Christmas playlist of holiday films will remain accessible online.  Called Ho Ho »

Immigration & Refugees, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Concordia University adds options to learn French

Concordia University is situated in Montreal but it is working to make resources for learning French accessible “anytime, anywhere.” Among its initiatives, it has launched an Instagram account that offers short lessons on grammar, vocabulary and more. This is one »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Montreal’s South Asian film festival goes online

The 10th annual South Asian Film Festival of Montreal will be online this year due to the COVID-19 and it will  open with a Canadian film. The short film Balakrishna portrays the memories of the interaction between a young Canadian »

Health, International, Society

New requirements for air travellers to Canada are mandatory

As of November 21, 2020 people who travel to Canada by air will be required to submit information online before they board their flight. The new mandatory requirement is designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In April 2020, the »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Museum of Nature holds a virtual open house

The Canadian Museum of Nature usually holds an open house of its facility in Gatineau near the nation’s capital every October but, because of the pandemic, this year there will be a series of virtual tours instead. The video series »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Indigenous festival launches online concerts

The Montreal International First Peoples Festival will present a series of three new concerts online at the end of October 2020. This is the 30th year of the festival and this year the theme is Nomade Land. The concerts were »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Instagram to hear girls on internet harassment

More than half (58 per cent) of girls surveyed by the non-profit Plan International say they have been harassed or abused on social media. And they want social media companies to take action as well as government, police and civil »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International

Music industry delegates meet online at a new global conference in Toronto

During the last week of July, hundreds of music professionals around the world connected to their computers to take part in a music conference out of Toronto, with online activities and discussions about current challenges and coming perspectives in a »

Internet, Science & Technology

Facebook Canada partners with Ontario Tech University to fight online hate

Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism (CHBE) is partnering with Facebook Canada to create a Global Network Against Hate, in order to develop strategies, policies and tools to address hate and extremism online. According to an announcement »