Children’s stories either written by Muslim writers or featuring Muslim main characters are typically nonexistent or problematic in their representations of Muslim experiences, writes Heba Elsherief, a PhD Candidate, Language and Literacies Education, at the University of Toronto.
Since Trump’s election, the future of Daniela Vargas and more than 750,000 recipients of former president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been uncertain. Most of them now endure mental and physical trauma as a result of lingering deportation threats.
In a landmark decision issued Tuesday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. “This is a great day for First Nations children and all Canadians who believe in justice and fairness,” says Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
In a new report titled Unless We Act Now, UNICEF says “climate change will harm the poorest and most vulnerable children first, hardest, and longest.” The time to act is now!
Opponents of Ontario’s sex education curriculum are denying children essential education, argues Lauren Bialystok, an Assistant Professor of Ethics and Education at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Theland Kicknosway, an 11 year old Pottawatami Cree boy, walked-and-ran 134 km from Ottawa to Kitigan Zibi, Quebec, to “bring attention to the children of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”
Why game-changing activist Brigette DePape’s Get Out the Youth Vote tour is a much-needed youth democratic insurgency against Stephen Harper.
The father of one of the four boys who gang-raped Rehtaeh Parsons edited her Wikipedia suicide page, wrote that her vicious attack was “consensual sex.”