The women and gender-diverse individuals with informed opinions that we’ve trained, inspired or supported have published hundreds of commentaries in daily newspapers and prominent online sites, generating additional interview requests and exposure as a result. Here are just some of the analyses they’ve contributed as a result:
Ottawa Citizen by Yasmin Khaliq 03 December 2021
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association one in five Canadians is currently living with mental illness.
Edmonton Journal by Raquel Feroe, Jane McArthur and Rod Olstad 26 November 2021
“Pesticides are approved by Health Canada so they’re safe.” If only that were true.
National Observer by Jane McArthur and Anjali Helferty 23 November 2021
Try to remember the last time you did a connect-the-dots puzzle. You were probably a child.
The Tyee by Christina Hoicka 15 November 2021
Globally, we need to transition away from fossil fuels, which are responsible for 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 12 November 2021
As I write, negotiations have gone into overtime in Glasgow, extended into the weekend rather than ending on Friday.
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The cost of living in Canada is on the rise and for workers earning low wages, making ends meet continues to be a struggle.
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 05 November 2021
We’re at the midway point of COP26 in Glasgow. Some 130 global leaders have come and gone and put their best cards on the table.
Corporate Knights by Christina Hoicka 03 November 2021
As a researcher of just transitions in energy, I have made my way to the UN’s climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow with the University of Victoria delegation.
iPolitics by Jane McArthur 03 November 2021
Yes, we’re all tired of hearing it, but it bears repeating: Many lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 31 October 2021
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assembled his first cabinet after the 2015 election, his priority was to have a cabinet “that looks like Canada.”
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 29 October 2021
Climate change is a human problem.
Policy Options by Brooks DeCillia, Melanee Thomas and Lori Thorlakson 29 October 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney continues to bet big on Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
Policy Options by Julia Smith and Alice Mũrage 27 October 2021
COVID-19 put Canada’s pandemic preparedness to the test, not only in grappling with the primary impacts of illness and deaths, but also in responding to the secondary effects on millions of Canadians, which were sustained and gendered.
The Conversation by Felicity Hamer 26 October 2021
Photography has always had a relationship to haunting as it shows not what is, but what once was.
The Conversation by Yuan Stevens 20 October 2021
In the wake of the leaks by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, at least one thing remains clear: social media companies cannot be left to their own devices for addressing harmful content online.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 18 October 2021
Let’s be honest. It was shocking when Greta Thunberg at the pre-COP26 event Youth4Climate boldly described the 30 years of climate promises as “blah, blah, blah.”
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 17 October 2021
For many of us, gratitude was the theme for this past Thanksgiving weekend.
Policy Options by Maite Taboada 08 October 2021
Online discourse can be both shockingly and trivially toxic.
The Ottawa Citizen by Fiona MacDonald and Jeanette Ashe 04 October 2021
Much post-election analysis has focused on how Canadians have ended up with a minority Parliament that is effectively similar to what we had before.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 03 October 2021
While pandemic recovery, gun control, and even puppies took centre stage during the federal election, we failed to seize the opportunity to hold our leaders accountable on equity issues.
The Conversation by Felicity Hamer 29 September 2021
Spirit photography was an important development within bereavement rituals of the early 1860s.
The Conversation by Petra Molnar 27 September 2021
On the Greek island of Samos you can swim in the same sea where refugees are drowning.
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Living in a technology dependent world means we all want to stay connected, regardless of age.
Corporate Knights by Christina Hoicka 21 September 2021
As the dust settles on Canada’s federal election, we can see clearly that climate change was top of mind for many voters.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 20 September 2021
Canadians have historically used elections to punish or reward political parties, and this one may be no exception — polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are virtually tied in a two-horse race.
The Conversation by Benoît Gomis, Julianne Piper and Kelley Lee 13 September 2021
As the 2021 federal election winds down, a fourth wave of COVID-19 is underway amid further easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers.
Policy Options by Gillian Petit, Lindsay Tedds and Tammy Schirle 10 September 2021
One day into the 2021 federal election campaign, the Conservative Party of Canada released its full election platform.
The Chronicle Herald by Meredith Ralston 08 September 2021
An article in your Aug. 21 edition, “Centre providing support to victims,” states that Nova Scotia has the highest rate of human trafficking in Canada.
The Georgia Straight by Jasmine Ramze Rezaee 06 September 2021
The world has changed dramatically since the 2019 federal election.
Calgary Herald by Sue Tomney and Bruce MacDonald 30 August 2021
Here in Calgary, like elsewhere in Canada, this federal election is like no other.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 29 August 2021
This campaign feels a bit strange for me.
MoneySense by Alexandra Macqueen 26 August 2021
As affordability and the rising cost of living shape up to be significant themes in September’s federal election, all three major political parties have come out with proposals to reduce the cost of childcare for Canadians.
The Globe and Mail by Meredith Ralston 25 August 2021
OnlyFans, a website that allows its estimated two million content creators to sell pictures and videos directly to fans via a paid subscription model, announced on Aug. 19 it will ban the very material on which it primarily made its name and money.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 22 August 2021
With the federal election in full swing, the race is on to capture the hearts — and the votes — of Generation Z.
The Canadian Business Journal by Mary Wells 21 August 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing full and partial lockdowns that swept across Canada and the world have had unprecedented effects on education.
The Globe and Mail by Jessica Davis 17 August 2021
The speed and decisiveness of the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is a humanitarian, human rights and international counterterrorism disaster.
Toronto Star by Roojin Habibi 16 August 2021
Over the past year, wealthy countries like Canada have contributed to a growing vaccine apartheid: 83 per cent of the 4.5 billion COVID-19 jabs administered have gone to people in high- and upper-middle-income countries, while 99 per cent of people in low-income countries have yet to receive even a single dose.
The Hill Times by Rukhsana Ahmed 11 August 2021
To various extents, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of many people in Canada.
The Conversation by Catherine Connelly 8 August 2021
Managers sometimes assume that hiring employees who live with disabilities will be more expensive. They worry that these employees will perform at a lower level, be absent more often, need expensive accommodations and will then quit.
The Conversation by Catherine Carstairs 5 August 2021
As our minds turn to back-to-school, it is urgent to increase Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rates among young people.
The Conversation by Kerri Froc 26 July 2019
Canadian politicians are beginning to use the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause more than ever expected, raising questions about when it’s legitimate to override rights guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Toronto Star by Jasmine Ramze Rezaee 26 July 2021
As we recover from the worst of the pandemic, it is clear Ontario’s economic rebound is top of mind for the provincial government. It is, after all, the focus of not one but two recently struck governmental bodies.
The Conversation by Susan Cadell 19 July 2021
COVID-19 has brought about many losses and many deaths. The number of deaths worldwide has reached almost four million, and 26,000 of those deaths are in Canada.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 15 July 2021
We may not think of doctors and other health professionals as storytellers. At the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), we are helping write a happy ending to the prolonged story of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) update.
Toronto Star by Elizabeth Dhuey 7 July 2021
Among all the debates around our reaction to the pandemic, few have been as fraught as the question of school closures. This was for good reason — education serves as the very foundation of a liberal democratic society.
The Conversation by Catherine Carstairs 30 June 2021
Canadian enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccination is impressive. After repeated lockdowns, long separations from friends and family and economic losses, Canadians are lining up overnight at pop-up clinics and crashing websites with their eagerness to book appointments.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 27 June 2021
We like to think that Canada is a multicultural country.
The Conversation by Hilary Young 20 June 2021
On a recent episode of the podcast The Construction Life, a host and guest were joking about whistling at “a sexy woman on the street” and pretending to grab at her. Carpenter Natasha Fritz then asked to come on the show to talk about sexual harassment in the construction industry.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 13 June 2021
Muslims are angry; we are grieving.
Toronto Star by Elizabeth Dhuey & Kelly Gallagher-Mackay 10 June 2021
Many will be relieved as shops and patios reopen this weekend, and turn their mind towards a summer with fewer constraints: not just seeing family and friends, but a broader reopening of the economy.
The Globe & Mail by Jessica Davis 10 June 2021
The news of the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., has left Canadians grappling with many troubling questions.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 30 May 2021
Toronto Mayor John Tory’s hair crisis has been a topic of discussion for weeks.
The Conversation by Tracie Afifi 27 May 2021
Ending the coronavirus pandemic rests partly on a large uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, with the goal of reaching herd immunity. Recently in Canada, the age for vaccine eligibility has been decreasing to include young adults and adolescents.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 16 May 2021
I have been watching a lot of superhero movies lately, perhaps because I’m hoping a caped crusader will come to Ontario and save us from the mess we’re in.
Toronto Sun by Sarah Teich 13 May 2021
The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime. This is well-established in international law. However, despite the global consensus, innocent civilians continue to be used as human shields.
CBC by Melanee Thomas 12 May 2021
It is mighty tempting to look at the current state of COVID-19 in Alberta and conclude that rural Albertans are particularly resistant to public health guidelines designed to mitigate the disease.
The Globe & Mail by Elizabeth Sheehy & Elaine Craig 11 May 2021
Persistent gaps in judges’ knowledge about Canada’s sexual assault law have provoked a crisis of public confidence in the criminal justice system’s handling of sexual assault allegations. Unfortunately, the federal government’s solution, the recently passed Bill C-3, is not remotely capable of delivering its promises to sexual assault survivors.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 02 May 2021
When Gotham City has a problem it can’t handle, Batman steps in.
Troy Media by Sarah Teich 28 April 2021
Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland recently delivered the country’s first federal budget in two years. As Canadians spend the coming days and weeks analyzing the country’s economic recovery plan, one department that merits particular attention is the Department of Justice’s War Crimes Section.
The Conversation by Michelle Stewart 28 April 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd on April 20. While the verdict was celebrated as justice, many also said the novel guilty verdict does nothing to address the routine nature of police violence.
Toronto Star by Lisa Kramer 24 April 2021
It’s not so much a question of “should” — many businesses already are using cryptocurrencies— and one day, all are going to have to, writes journalist and author Ethan Lou. But University of Toronto professor Lisa Kramer argues there are too many problems for companies to side-step at this time to make using crypto payments practical.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 18 April 2021
The government of Ontario has had a year to prepare for our province’s vaccine rollouts.
The Conversation by Fiona MacDonald & Stephanie Paterson 18 April 2021
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, both public and private institutions are finally grappling with the insidiousness of sexual assault and harassment within their confines.
Cape Breton Post by Christine Saulnier 30 March 2021
Upon tabling the first Nova Scotia budget since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our new finance minister said the province was fortunate that we went into the pandemic in “a strong fiscal and economic position.”
The Conversation by Meg Holden, Atiya Mahmood,29 March 2021
The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic introduced the idea of bubbles to our social lives. British Columbia restricted socializing to core bubbles: immediate household members or, for those living alone, a maximum of two people who could be seen regularly.
Toronto Star by Brenda Spotton Visano 27 March 2021
You have to be rich to be poor in Canada, and even more so if you live in Toronto. The high cost of managing your household finances when you are living on the financial edge leaves you no other option. And it’s about to get worse.
Lawyer’s Daily by Elizabeth Sheehy and Isabel Grant 24 March 2021
Just as Bill C-7 became law last week, Minister of Justice David Lametti tweeted that this new law supports “the building of the Canada we are fighting for,” one with dignity and autonomy for all. One could be forgiven for not recognizing that what Lametti was tweeting about was offering medically assisted suicide to people with disabilities who experience intolerable suffering.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 21 March 2021
“We failed the most vulnerable.”
The Conversation by Jamie Liew 19 March 2021
I am heartbroken but I’m not surprised. The targeted killing of eight women in Atlanta, six of them Asian, is a brutal result of decades-long exclusion and oppression, legitimized in law and colonial reverberations, that allow a white-dominated settler society to thrive, justifying differential treatment of racialized migrants.
Ottawa Citizen by Fiona MacDonald 17 March 2021
Watching Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s testimony to the House of Commons committee on March 12, we were struck by his insistence that adding more women to the Canadian military was a proven way of challenging toxic masculinity and creating culture change.
CBC by Reyhana Patel 17 March 2021
It’s been a year since the first provinces declared states of emergency due to COVID-19, and it’s fair to say the impact of the pandemic has taken a huge toll on all of us.
Riochet by Kharoll-Ann Souffrant 15 March 2021
It was one night in 2020. I was sleeping peacefully, in contrast to many restless nights in that first year of COVID-19.
National Post by Sarah Anna Ganter 12 March 2021
Imagine walking into a kiosk, and all national newspaper shelves are empty. This is what Australian Facebook users experienced during the eight days Facebook banned national news from its platform.
The Province by Iglika Ivanova 8 March 2021
In the week of International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate B.C.’s positive steps toward gender equality while bringing attention to the change still needed.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 07 March 2021
A few weeks back, Ontario Premier Doug Ford faced criticism for comparing the voice of Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath — the only woman leader in the Ontario legislature — to “nails on a chalkboard.”
The Globe & Mail by Ivona Hideg 7 March 2021
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress that’s been made. But perhaps it can also be an occasion to envision meaningful change.
Ottawa Citizen by Yuan Stevens & Sonja Solomun 1 March 2021
Recently, a joint investigation by four privacy commissioners in Canada determined that controversial software company Clearview AI had engaged in illegal mass surveillance. The company was found to have scraped three billion images from the web and social media, including photos of children, without consent.
The Globe & Mail by Elaine Craig 1 March 2021
A sexual assault sentencing decision released last month reveals how much work has yet to be done to prevent rape mythology from infecting the criminal justice system in Canada.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 21 February 2021
Yes, I get it. Discussions about privilege and racial equity are uncomfortable.
The Conversation by Ivona Hideg 19 February 2021
If you want to help women achieve gender equality in the workplace, it’s time to give more support to men.
The Globe & Mail by Kim Pate, Jodi Wilson Raybold and Wanda Thomas Bernard 23 February 2021
Trauma and marginalization are the legacy of colonial and racist policies. And there is a clear link between that fact and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people and Black Canadians in our justice system – as victims, as accused, or as prisoners.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 07 February 2021
After months of missteps, it is evident that Doug Ford and his government are not for “all” the people.
Windsor Star by Jane McArthur 5 February 2021
COVID-19 is rendering children’s experiences invisible. Claims of their exceptional resilience obscure their realities.
The Conversation by Leanne Keddie 2 February 2021
Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues.
Morning Star by Alexandra Macqueen 26 January 2021
Marion is a 62-year old college instructor. She earns $80,000 per year and has a paid-off house. She also has Registered Retirement Savings Accounts totalling $114,000 – $14,000 of which is allocated to a balanced Canadian equity mutual fund and the remainder to low-risk GICs.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 24 January 2021
Shorter days and colder weather are known to heavily impact the mental health of Canadians every year, but this winter is especially difficult.
The Conversation by Nikki Martyn 18 January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communities or extended family.
Briarpatch by Martha Paynter 18 January 2021
On January 7, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association filed a lawsuit against the Higgs government in New Brunswick, challenging the constitutionality of the province’s restrictions to publicly-insured abortion services. Section 2.a.1 of Regulation 84-20 of the N.B.
The Telegram by Angela Carter, Delia Warren 10 December 2020
Last week, the government doled out $41.5 million to Husky Energy and partners to prop up West White Rose, a project that might never be built, under cover of protecting 331 jobs.
Calgary Herald by Elizabeth Sheehy 10 December 2020
As the window to appeal Helen Naslund’s guilty plea and sentence for killing her abusive husband closed this week, we see another woman’s life laid to waste by male violence and justice system failures.
The Chronicle Herald by Martha Paynter 9 November 2020
Today, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia argues in Truro’s Supreme Court that the “dry cells” provision in the federal Corrections and Conditional Release Act violates Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the right to life, liberty and security of the person.
Canadian Science Policy Centre by Maite Toboada 3 November 2020
Can the number of times a candidate is quoted be used to predict their performance on election day? We know that prominence in media reporting is an important factor in elections.