World View: Myanmar

“In my dreams I see people running, crying, shouting and fighting and suddenly I get up in fear,” says 11-year old Somsida, currently living in a refugee camp with her family in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar. Photo/World Vision. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Canada’s role in escalating Myanmar refugee crisis World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s additional $3-million commitment to helping more than 800,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar. But with camp numbers tripling in just the past few weeks, the situation continues to worsen, and ongoing financial commitments are critical to meet the immense needs of refugees, according to [...]

Homelessness Escape Room

Photo credit: Ben Kerckx

Former Homeless Man Helps Build Escape Room to Share Story, Inspire Action, Enhance Understanding A ground-breaking Escape Room is set to be unveiled in Metro Vancouver, allowing the public to encounter homelessness in a radical new way. The room, called Encounter, was partly conceived, designed, constructed, and engineered by formerly homeless Canadians who want the public to understand [...]

Gutsy Walkers

Nearly 20,000 people laced up their sneakers on Sunday at over 60 Gutsy Walk locations across the country. (CNW Group/Crohn's and Colitis Canada)

Gutsy Walkers show big support for Canadians with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s annual walk raises $3.2 million to support inflammatory bowel disease research Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s 2017 Gutsy Walk raised $3.2 million to support research, advocacy, awareness, and patient-focused programs to improve the lives of everyone impacted by Crohn’s [...]

Black History Stamp

Mathieu Da Costa (CNW Group/Canada Post)

2017 Black History stamp commemorates Mathieu Da Costa Canada Post’s annual Black History Month stamp for 2017 will commemorate a historical figure who continues to fascinate and confound scholars. Admittedly little is known about Mathieu Da Costa. From the few records that remain, historians conclude he was a free man who earned a living as an [...]