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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 »

Highlights, Society

University creates online tool for students now at home to keep up math skills

With schools closed across the country due to the pandemic, parents are concerned about children falling behind on lessons. While schools and teachers are trying in most cases to provide online lessons, additional resources are always helpful. To that end, »

Health

Ontario schools move online as school closures are extended 

Ontario schools won’t be open for students until at least May 4 to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “The decision to extend school closures was not made lightly,” »

Health

Quebec releases online learning service while schools remain closed

Quebec’s Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge announced earlier today the launch of a bilingual online learning service for parents and children to use from home while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service, called Open School, or L’École »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Tech companies must do more to reduce child porn, urges non-profit

A Canadian charity is finding 10,824 new images of child sexual abuse online every 12 hours and is calling on technology firms to do more to detect and remove them. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has an automated web »