Glottophobia

In Canada, we are fortunate that clients encompass a diverse array of individuals that may have come from all corners of the world - folks that call this country their home and enrich it with the languages and cultures they have brought with them. This week's AWARENESS MINUTE is to honour these newcomers, their journeys and their … Continue reading Glottophobia

Norouz

Introducing this week's topic - Norouz (spelled many different ways) or often also referred to as the Persian New Year. For those of you that are new to this - Norouz celebrations span about 13 days, starting from the Wednesday prior to the Spring Equinox with a fire jumping event called 'Charshanbe Soori', the Haft-sin … Continue reading Norouz

Black History Month

https://news.usask.ca/articles/people/2020/dr.-charlotte-williams-a-passion-for-pets-and-people.php Ibram X. Kendi's (author of How to Be an Antiracist) reflection on his book and "The difference between being not Racist and Antiracist": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doHhMjudb3c&list=PLWYxHFwPZZ3rAeLyG8Svsey8NdI3dEsUT&index=12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doHhMjudb3c&list=PLWYxHFwPZZ3rAeLyG8Svsey8NdI3dEsUT&index=12 https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist?language=en https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist?language=en https://www.sesamestreet.org/videos?vid=1736

CPVMA 2022 SYMPOSIUM Panelist Features

Asadeh (Azy) Behnam-Shabahang (she/her/hers) is of Persian descent but was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada with her family at the age of eleven. Knowing the preconceived notions that follow long middle-eastern sounding names Azy likes to share that the literal translation of her name is 'Freedom Honorable Nightingale'. Although Azy … Continue reading CPVMA 2022 SYMPOSIUM Panelist Features

Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Calls to Action:http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdfReconciliation Educationhttp://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/National Center for Truth and Reconciliation - Education https://nctr.ca//education/Saskatchewan's Teacher's Federation - Let's Talk About Decolonizationhttps://www.stf.sk.ca/education-today/lets-talk-about-decolonizationUniversity of Alberta - Indigenous Canada (FREE!)https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada?fbclid=IwAR23yVxkBnjr8mRr9FguGjMzSdQnd-DKSpThCAHMfTPYZklOPnT2Z1z0mI4