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turtle islandBy Tanya Coulter
I offer this article to you in late May to acknowledge Sexual Assault Prevention Month by drawing your attention to an upcoming date: June 3, 2020. This date will mark the one year anniversary of the closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Two Spirited and Trans people. It seems further away in time than one year ago since the last few months have been so focused on the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought to light many things and we can...

safetynet- By Alan Broadbent, Elizabeth McIsaac, Garima Talwar Kapoor

That the COVID-19 crisis has exposed the cracks in our social safety net has become a truism. What people living in poverty and those working on the front lines of community service have known for years has now become impossible for . . .

Golden Goals List Facebook PostBy Joachim Ostertag
May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month but do we need to talk about sexual violence during these hard times of uncertainty, fear, isolation and personal stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?


The answer is ‘Yes’. Sexual violence - just like all forms of violence against women and children - is most often perpetrated in isolation and under a cloak of secrecy. This lock down puts women and children at even greater risk particularly when there is already a collective discomfort in addressing sexual violence. The current conditions of isolation, marginalization and fewer social supports directly impact sexual violence. This is where....

fist- By Jon Farmer

These are stressful times. As we move through the second month of physical distancing, continue to adapt to changes in our personal and professional lives, and process difficult news from local and international events it is not surprising that many people are struggling. COVID19 is a new and immediate danger but our necessary responses are also amplifying the underlying threats. . .

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