Autism Awareness Month
By Claudia Cheung
April is World Autism Awareness Month. To raise awareness around autism, VIBE 105 interviewed Michael Cnudde and Tatum Shiff from Autism Ontario, and Dominique Chabot from Autism Canada.
Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
By Janica Maya (@Janicamaya)
Gender-based violence has always been an ongoing issue. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge in calls to Canadian domestic violence helplines. Many people, particularly women, face violence every day because of their gender, which is inhumane and violates basic human rights.
By Thérèse Bo-Wenge (@iamtxe)
In the 1960’s, reporting racism was very different from today. A civil rights worker looking to create awareness in the US would use their telephone to dial a wide-area telephone service number. The call would be dispatched directly to the organization paying for the line where, on their end, a civil rights workers duty was to keep record of the news. They would mail it out to the media, justice departments, lawyers, allies and repeat this process for ALL urgent news.
Let’s Talk Canadian History
By Athena Yuan
It’s back-to-school season, but many Ontario teachers may find it a bit challenging when implementing Indigenous education in the classroom this year.
The Ontario government has cancelled the second writing session aimed at updating Indigenous content and delivery in the province’s K-12 education system. This decision impacts both the second and third phases of the three-stage process to update Indigenous content in the province’s curriculum.