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“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...

Today we stand in solidarity with all those affected by and grieving the recent murders of innocent members of the black community. For years we have sought to educate and build belonging and better care with our Cultural Competency and Trauma Informed Care Strategy. I can...

Meditation is a great addition to add to your wellness toolbox on your quest to achieve better mental health. Although you've probably heard of meditation before, there is a lot of confusion over the the practice. According to Headspace, meditation is, "a formal exercise to...

Suicide. It’s a difficult topic to bring up. However, when someone talks about suicide or brings up concern for a loved one, it’s important to take action and seek help quickly. What is Suicide? Suicide means that someone ends their life on purpose. However, people who die...

Our Home First Community Support Program has stepped up in a big way to support clients during COVID-19, ensuring those receiving rent subsidies not only have a roof over their heads, but enough to eat as well. Partnering with the York Region Food Network, they requested that food drops...

Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby...