Big Brothers and Big Sisters leave a lasting impression

The day after one of the season’s biggest snowstorms, when most Torontonians chose to stay indoors, Big Brother David Wichman had other plans. He found himself at an East York bowling alley, helping 12-year-old Alfredo with his homework, so they could join in the fun at the bowling lanes raising money for a worthy cause. […]

City explores alternate avenue toward crime prevention

While political battles over gun control and crime rates continue in Queen’s Park and city hall, Toronto focuses on the next generation in an attempt to prevent crime before it happens. The After School Recreation Care Program (ARC), a city-funded initiative, provides youth living in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods with a positive environment. The program hires […]

Manley commission member says Afghans need Canada to stay the course

The future of Canada’s military role in Afghanistan remains uncertain and is a topic of serious political debate. In tandem with the release of the Manley report, Pamela Wallin, journalist and Canada’s Consul General to New York City, spoke recently at the University of Toronto about Canada’s “moral responsibility” to the country. Discussing her role […]