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The playground isn’t the only place where kids, particularly special needs kids, can suffer from cruelty and condemnation. The clique-y online world can be ferocious and judgmental as well....
Few things combat the holiday season’s crass commercialism as effectively as charity. Ironically, few holidays offer such a smorgasbord of altruistic choices for the forward-thinking. You just...
“When I work with kids I encourage them to think of Shakespeare as the Steven Spielberg of his time.” There’s no hint of a sardonic wit behind Canadian actor Dion Johnstone...
You could call Dr. Patrick Smith a Renascent man. An acknowledged authority in the field of addiction treatment, he took over the reins of Renascent as CEO a year ago.  Renascent describes...
You don’t really want to buy apples with a waxy film on them or eat a tomato drenched in pesticides. And that chemical-laden laundry detergent residue can’t really be good next to your...
Anyone battling cancer can use all the comfort they can get. So it’s no overstatement to say that a newly redecorated inpatient lounge in the oncology unit of Toronto’s Sunnybrook...
When Ottawa's Maria Hawkins, founder and facilitator of motivational music program Stop the Bullying, notes that “children are going through pressures and strains that we can’t...
Mission statements seldom come simpler than the one guiding the Whole Planet Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty through microcredit — small loans extended to poor people — in...
Lest we forget, Captain Wayne Johnston will be there to remind us about Canadian veterans and their needs. He is the founder of WoundedWarriors.ca, a Toronto-based non-profit dedicated to the welfare...
Kalen Emsley was at his computer, looking through Facebook, when he came across arresting image after arresting image of friend and former football rival Dave Luba in Hawaii. Luba, who was attending...

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