More Canadians have turned to second-hand shopping for clothing within the last couple years to battle fast fashion.
Mahbubul Islam is working the night shift. He is awake so others can sleep.
Growing up in a household where Jeff Perera’s father was abusive towards his mother had an impact on his perception of gender identification. “I had this very warped idea from him that this is my ultimate role model and you either rebel against it or repeat these cycles,” Perera said. “It was an opening for me to kind of explore these issues.” Today Jeff Perera is the community and youth engagement manager for the White Ribbon campaign. His organization delivers talks and facilitates workshops to engage men about the effects of gender inequality and violence against women. This week, the campaign also acknowledged International Women’s Day (IWD).
Every 30 minutes, someone becomes a victim of the estimated 70,000,000 landmines buried in about 80 countries, the United nations says. It’s something Andrew Murcia says he watched play out on TV in Colombia. “I grew up in a country that was heavy on landmines, [especially] in the ’90s,” the third-year York University student said.
For Rebeah Malik, charity isn’t an option. The University of Toronto graduate student says a sense of obligation is what led her and many other UTSC students to launch a fundraising campaign that concluded on Sept 15. by raising $125,000 for famine relief victims in Somalia.
George Stroumboulopoulos has added another credit to his career, but it has nothing to do with the media. The former MuchMusic VJ and late-night host of CBC TV’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, revealed on his show…
Seventeen years ago, Michel Chikwanine stood on a pile of skeletons. His favourite Superman shirt, once white, was stained red. Rebels in his African nation had just forced him to shoot and kill his best friend. He was five years old.
Adam Clare was looking for some good news and having trouble getting it. So he did something about it. Clare, 29, teaches at George Brown College in Toronto, Five years ago, he found himself frustrated…