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Strong and Bold

Semambo © Courtesy of Water.org By Moree Lambeth Upon meeting Semambo, I discovered she is a determined woman, achieving her potential and living out her

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DESTINATIONS

A New Way to Experience Niagara Falls

TOP IMAGE © Courtesy of Niagara Parks The beauty and power of Niagara Falls have been attracting travellers for thousands of years. From every angle,

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EVERYDAY HEROES

What if Scott Mission Didn’t Exist?

Photo: Chinese Outreach Group at an event in Collingwood, ON. © Images Courtesy of Scott Mission For over 80 years, Scott Mission has been Toronto’s

FOOD

A Veggie Twist on a Family Favourite

Photo © Pexels/Katerina Holmes Want a healthier twist on a takeout favourite? Try this nutritious and delicious spin with cauliflower pizza, for those nights when

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CORPORATE HEROES

Empowering Families to Leave Poverty Behind for Good

TOP IMAGE: Esmairon © Photos Courtesy of Opportunity International Canada and Boldfish Video Productions inc. Opportunity International Canada is a not-for-profit organization that empowers families

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INDIGENOUS

Fostering Reconciliation in Canada

Commemoration Exhibit © Courtesy of Legacy of Hope This past year has been incredibly historic for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. People across the globe were

TRAVEL

Fall Adventures in Sarnia-Lambton

Twin Pines Orchards © Dudek Photography Explore a new path and find fall adventures in Sarnia-Lambton As the last few days of summer drift away

FOOD

Zirkova: The Making of Unity

Svitlana and Katherine © 2022 szumski media / Zirkova Vodka Ukrainian Vodka When Zirkova co-founder and CEO Katherine Vellinga moved to Ukraine in 1997, she

EVERYDAY HEROES

Bring Futures Into Focus

© Courtesy of Operation Eyesight and Peek Vision Amandah is a girl with big dreams. “I hope to be a designer when I grow up,”

INDIGENOUS

Every Child Matters: A New Legacy

Photo © Courtesy of Chiefs of Ontario Chiefs of Ontario Hosts Annual Chiefs Assembly with the theme Every Child Matters: A New Legacy Every Child

CELEBRITY HEROES

World leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The Royals attend the annual multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in celebration of the Commonwealth. -PICTURED: Queen Elizabeth II -PHOTO by: Nils Jorgensen/INSTARimages.com Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday

TRAVEL

Vegan, Eco-Friendly RIONA Bags

Photo © Images Courtesy of Bentley Responsible Fashionista For those looking for beauty and style without compromise, RIONA has become the go-to brand. Designed in

FOOD

Beat the Back-to-School Blues With Eggs

© Images Courtesy of Egg Farmers of Ontario Easy Back-to-School Recipes If school is the foundation of knowledge, then a healthy breakfast could be considered

CORPORATE HEROES

Stand Up For Education Workers!

Photo © Pexels/Yan Kruko Schools are an essential part of a community that rely on the work of hundreds of unsung heroes. But did you

DESTINATIONS

Colombia’s Grand Return to Tourism

Top Image: Amazonas © Courtesy of ProColombia By Raye Mocioiu The world has reopened, but travel looks different than it did before the pandemic. Today’s

HEALTH

Maintaining Independence in Older Age

Photo © Courtesy of ESS Support Services Helping You Where You Need It Most Whether you need some assistance with independent living to remain comfortably

ANIMAL

Big, Bold and Boreal

Lynx © Mike Dembeck | Nature Conservancy Canada On Earth Day 2022, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was proud to join with partners, including

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CLIMATE

Empowering Youth for Climate Action

Top Image: Pickering College in Newmarket, ON © Courtesy of LSF When a group of students in Métis-sur-Mer, Québec, learned about the importance of pollinators

YOUTH HEROES

Building Lifelines That Last a Lifetime

Pictured left, mentee Yasin connecting with mentor Levi © Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters Connecting with a community agency could be the difference between

YOUTH HEROES

Hope Floats for Nicaraguan Youth

Photo © Juan David Granda Aranda  Deyra navigated her family tour boat business to success with training from a Canadian-funded employment project benefiting 12,000 youth.

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HEALTH

Canadian Helen Keller Centre is Growing

Making Independence for the Deafblind Community A Reality For 30 years Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) has provided affordable and fully accessible housing to the

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TRAVEL

Your Virginia Wine Adventure Awaits

© Courtesy of Virginia Wine Marketing Office There’s a Movement Growing in Virginia Pick a vineyard or a weekend. Plot out the perfect itinerary or

DESTINATIONS

Discovering Sustainable Travel in Canada

Rocky Mountains © Lacey Gilmour/Travel Alberta | Sustainable Travel in Canada By Allie Murray Filled with natural beauty, the coastlines and mainland of Canada have

HEALTH

Securing Freedom at the End of Life

Photo © Courtesy of Compassion and Choices | Medical Aid in Dying Urge New York Legislature to Allow Dying New Yorkers to End Needless Suffering

HUMAN RIGHTS

Providing Equal Access to Jobs for All

© Image Courtesy of Entertainment Industry Foundation/Delivering Jobs Everyone, including people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences, should have access to participate in the full

ARTS & CULTURE

Discover Local Art in New Haven

Photo © Courtesy of Artspace This October, locals and out-of-towners alike are invited to dig deeper into the rich and diverse artistic fabric of New

SUSTAINABILITY

New Yorkers Find HOPE For a Sustainable Future

Photo © Courtesy of The HOPE Program Building sustainable futures through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support In communities hit hardest by the

CLIMATE

Fishing for a Future

Indonesia Blue Crab Fishers © Courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund In the face of climate change and overfishing, artisanal fishers battle to feed a growing

TRAVEL

Make the Most of Autumn Travel in Pennsylvania

Photo © Courtesy of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region Discover things to do in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region Spectacular landscapes and countless seasonal activities make fall in Pennsylvania’s

EVERYDAY HEROES

Limbs for Life Serves Amputees in Need

Photo © Pexels/Anna Shvets On average, 507 amputations take place each day in the U.S. alone. More than 2.1 million individuals are living with limb

DESTINATIONS

Escape to Alabama’s Beautiful Beaches

© Photos Courtesy of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Relaxing by the water, discovering outdoor adventures and indulging in delicious coastal cuisine. You can

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Apple and Oat Breakfast Muffins

Photo © Courtesy of Egg Farmers of Ontario Loaded with fruit and healthy grains, these breakfast muffins will add a nutritious boost to your breakfast

HEALTH

Brighten your day with laughing yoga

Optimistic barefoot female sitting on mat near bed and potted plants and laughing while doing yoga at home © Photo by Cover Media Laughter yoga

SPORTS & FITNESS

Avalanche down Lightning, win Stanley Cup

Jun 26, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning

ANIMAL

Supporting Ontario’s Equine Athletes

Photo © Courtesy of LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society Formed approximately 21 years ago by a group of thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers concerned that there

FOOD

Upgrade to Green Grilling this BBQ Season

Family outdoors on garden barbecue, green grilling and talking. © Courtesy of News Canada BBQ season is officially here. You’ve assembled your patio furniture, planted

HEALTH

Coming Together: Mental Health at Work

© Unsplash/LinkedIn Sales Solutions | Mental Health at Work If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, worried, or fatigued, you’re not alone. Along with our personal lives,

TRAVEL

Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska!

© Photo Courtesy of Explore Fairbanks, Alaska Whether you come seeking the beauty of a sparkling winter day, the summer’s everlasting sunshine, or to scan

TRAVEL

Beauty and Adventure in The Aleutians

© UNALASKA VISITORS BUREAU / Photos by John Kreye Windswept volcanic peaks surrounded by the sea, green valleys dotted with vibrant colours of wildflowers…the island

TRAVEL

A Page Worth Revisiting

Top Image © Antonio Pires For globe-trotters looking to venture beyond the Grand Canyon, there’s a place that holds its own list of must-see and

HEALTH

Together, When You Need it Most

© Courtesy of Campbell River Hospital Foundation With your help, we can help keep families close when it matters most. Imagine your loved one needing

YOUTH HEROES

The Magic of Summer Camp

Photo © J.Abram Photo/Easter Seals BC Yukon For parents of a child with a disability, caregiving can be 24 hours a day, seven days a

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CORPORATE HEROES

Refugee Family Celebrates 50 Years in Canada

Signing ceremony with (L to R) Rema Jamous-Imseis, Representative in Canada, UNHCR; Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Nimi Nanji-Simard, Director, Nanji Family Foundation;

FOOD

Make Your Grocery Trip Greener

TOP IMAGE © Courtesy of News Canada Shopping for food is a regular activity for most families, but have you considered how little changes you

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DESTINATIONS

Follow the Lavender Road

TOP IMAGE © Shay Cathleen Photography By Allie Murray Follow along the fields of purple while strolling through Ontario’s Purple Road and discover the beauty

CORPORATE HEROES

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

TOP IMAGE: © Courtesy of Kentro Christian Network The problem of poverty is vast—felt both locally and internationally—and no one person or organization can conquer

LGBTQ+

Pride Toronto is Back in Person!

Myst Milano © Courtesy of Pride Toronto This June, Pride returns to Toronto to celebrate the diversity of the Greater Toronto Area’s 2LGBT2Q+ communities. Pride

As a certified Child Life Specialist, Shaindy Alexander gives emotional support to kids and teens in the palliative care program at SickKids. She uses play to create a safe outlet for their “wonders, worries, and wishes.”
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Helping Kids Through Terminal Illness

Helping kids As a certified Child Life Specialist, Shaindy Alexander gives emotional support to kids and teens in the palliative care program at SickKids. She

CELEBRITY HEROES

P.K. Subban Gives Back to Montréal

Photo © Julien Cadena By Raye Mocioiu It’s comeback season for P.K. Subban. The star athlete is known for his commitment to giving back, and

EVERYDAY HEROES

Helping Communities Heal

TOP IMAGE © Pexels/Agung Pandit Wiguna After two years of adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roots Community Services is looking toward

DESTINATIONS

Why Ireland Should Be On Your Bucket List

TOP IMAGE: Travel to Ireland © Courtesy of Tourism Ireland When you think of Ireland a few things often come to mind—green landscapes, castles, coastline…

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LGBTQ+

Making Sexual Health Accessible

© ASAAP Making Sexual Health Accessible ASAAP is a registered charity that provides culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services to people from SAMEIC

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EVERYDAY HEROES

Father’s Day Gifts that Give Back

Photo © Pexels/Josh Willink This Father’s Day, share the love with all the fathers in your life with gifts that give back! In this Father’s

EVERYDAY HEROES

Live the Garden Life

TOP IMAGE © Pexels/Sameera Madusanka  Gardening, no matter what you choose to grow, is a celebration of life and a therapeutic way to connect with

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HEALTH

Empowering Access to Sexual Health

© Pexels Nicholas Swatz Moyo Health and Community Services is a community and AIDS service organization (ASO) that has provided a growing array of health

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Steve Nash’s Off-the-Court Legacy

Photo © Evan Tanaka By Raye Mocioiu Sport has the power to change the world. Whether on the pitch or the court, sports bring together

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

A Safe Place to Speak

Photo © Courtesy of Assaulted Women’s Helpline Photo © Courtesy of Assaulted Women’s Helpline When you live with domestic abuse, there’s no easy way out.

SUSTAINABILITY

Grow Local This Season

© Photo courtesy of News Canada Gardening tips for spring and summer  Spring weather and spending more time at home may have you thinking about

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Canada’s Best Organic Cheese For 30 Years

© Courtesy of Fromagerie L’Ancetre Discover L’Ancêtre’s extensive, multi-award-winning line of organic butter and cheeses, including cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, parmesan, gouda, and fondue. Since 1992,

FOOD

Ontario Honey for Every Season

© Photo by James McAlpine Ontario is home to a host of delightful honeys. The distinctive palate of flavours and aromas derives from floral sources

FOOD

Dig Into the Colours of Spring

Chef Rahil Rathod © Courtesy of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Spring into Greenhouse Freshness Get ready for a fresh start to spring with this colourful

HUMAN RIGHTS

Rainbow Railroad is Doing Life-Saving Work

Photo Courtesy © TreadRight Foundation A Pathway to Freedom for the LGBTQI+ Community, Supported by the Treadright Foundation In a multicultural and diverse city like

HUMAN RIGHTS

From Loss to Landing

© Courtesy of Mothers Matter Centre The Mothers Matter Centre launches a May 2022 campaign to support refugee mothers and children. Globally, by the end

SUSTAINABILITY

Save Big on Sustainable Fashion

© Photo Courtesy of Talize The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry globally, contributing to ten percent of carbon emissions around the world.

CLIMATE

Conserve Land and You Conserve Life

Saba Ahmad and Bob Barnett © Photo by Sasha Sefter Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy’s (EBC’s) 25th Anniversary! EBC was formed in 1996 to protect and conserve

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

More Than a Place to Stay

© Images Courtesy of Halton Women’s Place At Halton Women’s Place we know that domestic violence has no boundaries and can happen to anyone, regardless

HUMAN RIGHTS

Investing in Women Around the World

© Photo Courtesy of Bigger Than Our Borders The pandemic has exacerbated the struggles faced by those in vulnerable communities, especially women. Even before the

CLIMATE

Planting the Seeds of Change

© Photo Courtesy of Country Heritage Park At least once in your life, you need a doctor, a lawyer, a police officer, and a preacher,

ANIMAL

Keeping People and Pets Together

Photos courtesy of © Feeding Pets of the Homeless There is a special bond between people and their pets—one that is unconditional and non-judgemental. For

DESTINATIONS

Spring into Chenango County

© Photo Courtesy of Commerce Chenango By Audrey Robinson, Director, Communications & Tourism at Commerce Chenango Simon and Garfunkel used springtime to describe the beginning

HEALTH

Supporting New York’s Next Generation

© Photo Courtesy of Children of Bellevue In the heart of Manhattan, Bellevue Hospital has a storied and remarkable past and a thriving, active present—built

TRAVEL

Experience the Best of Maine

Photo by © Maine’s Midcoast & Islands On your way to or from just about anywhere in New England, Maine’s MidCoast is easy to get

TRAVEL

Singletrack-Minded in Southeast Ohio

© Courtesy of Athens County The timing of the launch of Southeast Ohio’s highly-anticipated Baileys Trail System could not have been any better. On May

HUMAN RIGHTS

Nurturing a Love of Learning

Images Courtesy of © The Atlas Foundation for Autism Autism is a spectrum disorder where each person has a distinct set of strengths and challenges.

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Steve Nash’s Off-the-Court Legacy

Steve working with kids at Henry Street © Courtesy of the Steve Nash Foundation By Raye Mocioiu Sport has the power to change the world.

EDUCATION

Good Things in Small Boxes

Images Courtesy of © Bookworm Box By Allie Murray Since New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Hoover released her first book, she has received overwhelming

EVERYDAY HEROES

The Power of HOPE

Dr. Rosalind © Photo by Stan Johnson 2021 Having experienced the power of hope during a twelve-year addiction to drugs and alcohol and having seen

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EVERYDAY HEROES

A Story of Hope and Resilience

All images Courtesy of © The Gary Sinise Foundation By Raye Mocioiu Ten years ago, while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan during his

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LGBTQ+

Guiding New Yorkers Homeward

© Photo Courtesy of Homeward NYC Tonight, 58,000 New Yorkers will sleep in the City’s shelter system. Two-thirds of those New Yorkers are mothers and

HEALTH

Make NF Visible

L to R: Julia Perfetti, McKinnon Galloway, Aiden Warga, Daniel McAvoy, (Sitting) Ken Rudd. © Photo Courtesy of Children’s Tumor Foundation Neurofibromatosis, NF for short,

TRAVEL

Discover Your Outdoor Moments

Images courtesy of © Campground Owners of New York, New Jersey Campground Owners & Outdoor Lodging Assoc. Camping is the perfect way to explore new

TRAVEL

A Peaceful Escape in Lake Placid

Image Courtesy of © Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism The mountain town of Lake Placid, the site of not one but two Olympic Winter Games,

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LGBTQ+

Love Should Always Be Safe

© Day One | Thomas Donley  Though one third of young people experience abuse in their dating relationships, over 80 percent of parents either don’t

SUSTAINABILITY

Honor Mom with a Gift That Gives Back

© Pexels/Ekaterina Bolovtsova For Mother’s Day gifts this year, share the love with all the mothers in your life with gifts that give back! These

CELEBRITY HEROES

Cher offers home to Ukrainian refugees

© Bang Showbiz Cher has offered her home to Ukrainian refugees. The ‘Believe’ hitmaker has called on people in her “position” to “step up to

EDUCATION

The Power of Role Models

Image Courtesy of © Junior Achievement of British Columbia “I love volunteering with JABC because it gives me the opportunity to pass on pearls of

EVERYDAY HEROES

Bags of Light, Made with Soul

Images © Courtesy of Samara By Raye Mocioiu Growing up on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya, sisters and entrepreneurs Salima and Samara witnessed how so

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Le Calumet Stuffed Baked Potato

Recipe, food styling and photo: © Julie DesGroseilliers, Nutritionist For over 80 years, the Bergerons have been producing high-quality cheese using milk supplied by local

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EVERYDAY HEROES

An Emotional Story, a Powerful Voice

By Raye Mocioiu. All Photos © Rabiah Diwah Every year, Canada’s Walk of Fame, a national not-for-profit organization that works to shine a light on

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HEALTH

A ‘Tail’ of Three Patients

Lilia © Photo Courtesy of Seva Canada “I was beyond grateful and shocked that a stranger would donate so much on Zachary’s behalf!” said Colleen,

EVERYDAY HEROES

Help Within Reach for Cariboo’s Youth

© Bigstock / Rido81  Imagine…16-year-old Theodore lives six hours north of Vancouver, in the Cariboo region of B.C., near Williams Lake. Intelligent and resilient, Theo

EVERYDAY HEROES

Be a Hero to a Neighbour in Need

Paolo delivers Meals on Wheels via bicycle. © Courtesy of Care BC The Health and Home Care Society of BC (also known as “Care BC”)

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EDUCATION

The Importance of Climate Education

© PHOTO BY SHOCKSTUDIOX Understanding climate change is about more than just understanding global warming. Teaching about the climate crisis allows young people to discuss

ANIMAL

Crisis in Vet Care—And Solutions

Samantha and her rescuer, Brea St. James © RAPS B.C. vet hospital beats staff shortages, high costs and inflation with a not-for-profit model. There is

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Take Game Night to the Next Level

© Photo Jeshoots/Pexels Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday, February 13, at California’s SoFi Stadium. The game will be a face-off between the Cincinnati

HUMAN RIGHTS

Afghan Orchestra Finds Hope in Portugal

A group of Afghans that escaped from Kabul are seen exiting an airplane after arriving at Lisbon, Portugal. © Photo by REUTERS/Pedro Nunes By Catarina

EVERYDAY HEROES

Only When the Plane Comes

At a remote airstrip in Lesotho, Africa © Grant Strugnell You shield your eyes against the glare of the blazing mid-morning sun, darting them back

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps 

© Egg Farmers of Ontario Did you know the eggs you have come to rely on for breakfast also make a great grab-and-go snack when

TRAVEL

Explore Niagara Falls Like Never Before

© Photo Courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism As an international bucket-list destination, Niagara Falls offers so much to explore beyond the famous waterfalls. Whether your

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FEEL GOOD RECIPES

GUSTA Foods: Vegan For a Better World

Photo © Courtesy of GUSTA Foods Food should be fun! Canadian vegan food company GUSTA, a pioneer of gourmet vegan products on the North American

TRAVEL

Experience the Other Side of Massachusetts

Photo by © Lynne Graves Photography In the western part of Massachusetts, where rural and cosmopolitan coexist, lies the dreamy and sophisticated Hampshire County. City

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TRAVEL

Cuba Welcomes Tourists as Borders Reopen

© REUTERS/ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI Cuba’s Border Restrictions Loosen… With gorgeous beaches and a unique Caribbean flair, Cuba is a popular vacation destination. After nearly two years

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FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Eliminating Hunger One Apron at a Time

Photo © Tokyo Studio By Allie Murray The holiday season brings delicious food, allowing family and friends to create memories that will last a lifetime.

DESTINATIONS

Experience the Slow Life at Soneva

1 bedroom water retreat with slide © Julia Neeson By Raye Mocioiu On the picturesque waters of the Maldives lies a luxurious hideaway like no

DESTINATIONS

Find Your Adventure in Finland

© Visit Finland / Juho Kuva By Raye Mocioiu In this Nordic country, all tourism is eco-tourism. With an abundance of pristine forests and crystal-clear

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Sean Penn and Ann Lee Are at the CORE of Community Rebuilding

Oscar-winner Sean Penn has branded himself a hero both on-screen and off. The Mystic River star has long used his Hollywood power to mobilize and motivate change internationally. From humanitarian efforts in New Orleans and Haiti to political controversies, the likes of which have only been ventured by the bravest of journalists, Sean Penn has a history of boldly taking action for causes he cares about.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Food for Our Communities, Food for All: The 519 Responds to Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

The 519 is Canada’s most prominent 2SLGBTQ+ community centre and service provider. Serving Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans communities from its facility in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood for 45 years, The 519 has long recognized the importance of equitable access to food. Every program and group they operate offers a food component, be it meals, snacks, grocery bags, or gift cards, and their programs offer a safe place for everyone.