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Speak the language, save the culture: Working to preserve Mi’kmaw in Nova Scotia
BARRIERS TO LIVING WELL: Muster support on your journey from behaviour to habit
Cape Breton couple perfects off-grid living on Cape Breton
Kids getting in touch with nature at Nova Scotia's Open Air Learning
Artist profile: Halifax's Tess Conley
Last Stop Alaska: Couple moves into school bus and sets out on journey of a lifetime
5 ways to include Gen Z (and why you should)
Redefining engagement: For youth. By youth. With you. Why are the voices of youth not included, when making major policy decisions for the communities we live in? Is it because youth are perceived to be inexperienced? Is it because youth are ...
BARRIERS TO LIVING WELL: Use enjoyment as motivation to achieve your goals
Many do not do the work needed to move from a new behaviour they want to become part of their lives, like exercise, to form it into a new habit that is done daily without question. I appreciate this sounds sciency but if it was as simple as ...
Halifax-based reachAbility program seeks to end anger stigma
If you were to come across someone with an increased heart rate, a clenched jaw, balled fists, a furrowed brow, and flared nostrils, and tried to identify the emotion they are feeling, your mind would quickly jump to anger. But what about the person ...
STOP WISHING FOR FRIDAY: Self-awareness: moving from autopilot to consciousness
This comes up in conversation weekly. People I speak to are consistently frustrated with those they are in relationships with who are not self-aware. Sometimes they do not use these words but listening, I can tell this is what they are struggling ...
LAURA WHITMAN: Inviting diversity into our conversations
The words we choose matter. Not just for clarity, understanding, political correctness, or professionalism — but because they form the stories we tell ...
ROBYN MCNEIL: Halifax's Venus Envy helps create safe space, community
To be or not to be Long before I considered if I might be gay, I began to have the inkling, like a knot tightening deep in my stomach, that hinted that even if I wasn’t the gayest of gays, one thing was certain — I was not ...
PEI’s Island Hill Farm maybe the cutest and most inclusive place on earth
Although Island Hill Farm Inc. lives up to its reputation of #thecutestplaceonearth, there’s another moniker that is just as fitting: the most inclusive place on earth. Solely owned by Flory Sanderson, the learning farm can have about 500 ...
Canada's housing strategy helps protect the most vulnerable in society
Everyone deserves a home. That sounds like a simple statement right? Of course, people deserve a home. But, not everyone has one. In fact, 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness every year, and 1.7 million are in housing need – meaning their ...
Language needs to evolve as we do
The path to gender-neutral language Gender-neutral language is a language many of us are already fluent in, as English-speakers. Swapping out “him/her/his/hers” for “they/them/theirs” is an easy enough switch, and while ...
Gotta start somewhere: Steps toward building an inclusive workplace
Jake MacIsaac is assistant director, Dalhousie University Security Services. He focuses on promoting restorative approaches with campus stakeholders. He was part of a three-person facilitation team that oversaw the restorative justice process at ...