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Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Top Indigenous films available online

Twelve award-winning films from the 2020 International First Peoples’ Festival are available for free viewing online from March 27 to April 11, 2021.  The works include a film made in Canada called Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. The film is »


Ontario launches online booking system for COVID-19 vaccines

The Ontario government launched the provincial online booking system and customer service desk Monday morning, meaning that individuals who will be turning 80 and older can now book vaccine appointments at mass immunization clinics. In a press release on Sunday, »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Fraudsters targeting Canadians more during pandemic

Since the onset of the pandemic, Canadians have spent more money and time online and so, it seems, have fraudsters. Canada’s largest bank, RBC, says cyber criminals are leveraging the pandemic to increasingly gain access to personal and financial data. »

Politics, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned with online hate speech and extremism

Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, according to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data. The survey, published Monday, was conducted with 2,000 Canadian residents from Jan. 15 »

Arts & Entertainment

Contemporary music festival to go ‘Beyond Borders’

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 10th edition of the Montreal/New Musics festival (MNM) will be held online from February 18 to 28th, 2021. The festival promises to offer “an unprecedented online sound odyssey…(that will) reveal new and unprecedented sounds with »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

McGill launches multicultural mental health initiative

Canadian researchers have launched a unique online resource to help people of diverse backgrounds cope with mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool seeks to improve the quality and access to mental health services for diverse cultural and »

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 »