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June is Senior’s Month. In honour of the occasion we thought we would share some information about mental health in older adults, things to look out for and how to best cope with mental health struggles in the later parts of life. Did You Know? By...

Frightening situations happen to everyone at some point. People can react in many different ways: they might feel nervous, have a hard time sleeping well, or go over the details of the situation in their mind. These thoughts or experiences are a normal reaction. They...

Children are not born knowing what it means to be a ‘boy’ or a ‘girl’, they learn it. But, no two experiences of gender identity development are alike. For some, understanding their gender identity is a complex process that can last well into adolescence and...

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, falling on the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year), in National Indigenous History Month. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Here in York...

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde As an activist, you play a crucial role in human rights and social justice. People who define themselves as activists are those who take action to change...

It’s pride month!  For many identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and the many diverse variations on these identities), pride is a time to celebrate identity- an identity that for many has led to experiences of bullying, family conflict and self-doubt.  The statistics tell us that 2SLGBTQ+ people...

Dear Friends, June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month. I read this from a news article by the BBC, June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of...