Sponsors of Syrian refugee family wanted to make a difference

The Toronto couple acknowledged that they had been moved to sponsor a Syrian family with children after the sheer tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was found dead on the beaches of Turkey. The couple joined an existing private sponsorship group, Kensington Assistance for Refugees (KARE), last year.

Canada Reads true stories too

The CBC has unveiled a new kind of reality show. “Canada Reads,” CBC Radio’s annual literature debate show first went to air in 2001 to encourage people to discover books written by Canadian authors. For its 2012 campaign, the show has chosen to allow voters to choose solely from memoirs, biographies and literary non-fiction. Ann […]

Toronto forum discusses current revolution in Middle East

A Canadian sociology professor says, despite the popular revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, women’s rights are not yet being respected in the region. The Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto was packed last night as CBC Radio held a town hall called, “Tahrir in Toronto – Tracking a Revolution.” The panel discussion, […]