Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2020 10:55 AM
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition commemorates the successful revolution of the slaves of Santo Domingo (modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic) against their colonial oppressors on August 23,1791. Although this date is associated with the end of the transatlantic slave trade, the dehumanizing act of trading or selling slaves, human beings, as though they were mere objects, commodities of their slave owners, it was not the end of slavery itself.
Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 10:13 AM
The N4 team wishes to express that our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Beirut and our Canadians of Lebanese heritage who have lost so many and so much in the aftermath of the catastrophic explosions that occurred on August 4.
The challenges of having to cope with this tragedy in addition to the destruction of three major hospitals, and damages to two others that are now overwhelmed with patients, while still struggling to manage the ubiquitous COVID-19, is not lost on us.
Our hearts go...
How Kids Can Fight COVID-19 - A resource for children, by children, available in over 120 languages!
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 02:03 PM
Talking about COVID-19 can be a challenge, especially for children. For all those with little ones or grandchildren like me, I thought I would share this resource for discussing COVID-19 with children.
This lovely story, My Hero is You - How Kids Can Fight COVID-19, was developed for and by children around the world.
Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been translated in over 120 languages.
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 11:27 AM
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9, raises awareness of the needs of the diverse original peoples of the lands across the world. These first nations populations have deep and special connections to nature, to the earth’s environmental resources; in fact, they are connected to our entire planet in both foundational and spiritual ways.
They represent diverse cultures rich in art, music, beliefs and traditions that are vulnerable and at risk if global measures are not taken...
Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 01:42 PM
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada passes the 105,000 mark, with 750 new cases confirmed post our Canada day celebrations, concerns are also rising as provinces start “opening up” across the country. Isolation fatigue, and infection control measures are being weighed against the need to open up the economy and get back to some semblance of normal life.
Among the concerns, is the debate about wearing masks in public areas – some are pro, some are against. We would like to hear...