Category Archives: Society

How the Toronto van attack may spur cases of PTSD

The Toronto van attack, which left 10 people dead, “is likely to bring on a variety of feelings among those affected — people who witnessed the event, the first responders who provided care for victims and even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident,” writes Dr. Margaret McKinnon, the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma at McMaster University.

It’s time to take our charities to the cleaners

The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities’ role in society, the white saviour mentality, gender relations, charity accountability, and the impact of western aid and power in developing countries.

Trump may have emboldened hate in Canada, but it was already here

While many Canadians often associate the continuing rise in white supremacist hate in Canada to US President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the right-wing extremist movement was already “alive and well” in Canada, “with more than 100 active groups and well over 100 reported incidents of right-wing extremist violence in the country between 1980 and 2015.”