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04 Apr 2020

How To Apply For CERB If You've Lost Your Income Because of COVID-19

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What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit? If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

03 Apr 2020

Your Housing Rights During COVID19

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The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in housing insecurity for many Ontarians. While we are all experiencing heightened stress and anxiety in various areas of daily life, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is acutely aware of the specific pressures and differential impact COVID-19 has on Black people and their housing – specifically on Black renters.

03 Apr 2020

You Need To Prepare For How COVID19 Will Change The Way We Eat

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After toilet paper, our food supply is potentially the next shortage many of us are facing. Going out to buy groceries is akin to entering the coronavirus battlefields; no idea what you will arrive to find or what price will greet you when you get there. Rather than rushing to the grocery store to grab that missing ingredient for the ideal dish, we’re making what we can with what we have. 

31 Mar 2020

Be On The Lookout For These COVID19 Scams

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Scammers don’t quit during quarantine. They’re looking for new ways to take advantage of you during this covid19 crisis.

25 Mar 2020

"This Is Just The Beginning": Trudeau Announces New COVID-19 Aid Package

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Help is on the way, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and this is only the beginning he says, in reference to the new aid package.

23 Mar 2020

Explosive New Report Reveals Ugly Racism Inside Peel Schools

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Asked to review racism, discrimination, hiring practices and management of Ontario’s second-largest school board, the three-member panel concludes that the Peel District School Board (PDSB) is an unholy mess.

21 Feb 2020

Local Group Demands Kitchener Mayor Cancel Private Black History Month Dinner

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Network of the Waterloo Region recently received an invitation from the City of Kitchener’s Mayor Berry Vrbanovic to attend a Black History Month dinner with a select few community leaders chosen from the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are deeply disappointed by this last-minute invitation, which was received after a Task Force member explicitly requested that the Mayor and staff commit to organizing a meaningful event with the ACB community.

15 Feb 2020

A Look At Black Futures Month In Toronto

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In celebration of Black History Month, Nia Centre for the Arts will be hosting a series of public events for their Black Futures Month Program.

08 Feb 2020

Jean Augustine Fought For Black History Month Recognition 25 Years Ago

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Jean Augustine's efforts in the House of Commons 25 years ago to build support for a motion calling on the federal government to designate February as Black History Month in Canada succeeded in the end, but there were some hurdles along the way.

08 Feb 2020

Black History Month Celebrated in Iqaluit

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Last Saturday night, Iqaluit kicked off Black History Month celebrations with an opening ceremony at the Frobisher Inn. “The objective is to express the reality that we all are one connected, united human family,” said Stephanie Bernard, president of the Nunavut Black History Society.

28 Jan 2020

143 (I Love You) Art Exhibition Celebrates Black History Month At Toronto's Union Station

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To commemorate Black History Month, the combination photography and illustration art exhibit 143 (I Love You) Sponsored by TD launches inside Toronto's Union Station on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and runs until March 28th.

28 Jan 2020

This Stamp Commemorates Canada's All-Black Hockey League Founded Decades Before NHL

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Canada is paying tribute to an all-Black hockey league that thrived long before the NHL became part of national lore.

24 Jan 2020

Economic Club Of Canada Focuses On Intentional Diversity With Obama Event In Toronto

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I was a teenager in 2008, 14 to be exact. I’d just started high school, my mother was teaching English in Japan and Barack Obama was running in his first presidential election. On election night, mom called the house to make sure that my sister and I were watching as the results poured in. She mentioned several times that this was a historic moment and she was clearly very excited. At the time, I didn’t know I wanted to be a journalist so news and politics didn’t interest me much. I’d heard Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black” and seen…

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