Fredericton city council adopts recommendations for greater gender inclusivity, diversity

The only female city councillor in Fredericton is on a mission to get more women, newcomers and people of colour involved in local politics. “Women are more than half of the Fredericton population and currently in the elected body there…

Toronto Police Service hires first openly transgender officer

For Toronto Police Const. Myles Glazier, the service’s first openly transgender member, he says putting on his uniform every morning is nothing short of a dream come true. “The first few months have been amazing,” Glazier told Global News on…

Why we need to take violence against racialized women more seriously

Racialized women are less likely to be believed within the criminal justice system when they report their abuse, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. During this extended interview with Global News anchor Farah Nasser, seven survivors of colour discuss the…

‘I am here’: Nova Scotians condemn Don Cherry’s poppy comments

Joseph Lunda recalls choking back tears while teaching high school students about the contributions of Canadian soldiers in the First and Second World Wars. A historian, he immigrated to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo 37 years ago, and became…

Canada’s multicultural image: How its branding fell short

November 4 2019 10:38am Canada has always been able to brand itself as a multicultural place that’s accepting of all diversities and cultures. In fact, a Multiculturalism Act was passed in 1988 to “help break down discriminatory attitudes and cultural…

Ottawa teen tackles stereotypes in sports

As the only girl on her high school football varsity team, there was a lot of uncertainty about how Ottawa teen Mya Sluban could contribute. But after landing a picture-perfect touchdown in the last game of the season, she’s become…

Saint John International Culture Fest celebrates diversity in immigrant-hungry province

The second Saint John International Culture Fest drew hundreds of people on Saturday as people of different cultures came together to celebrate the city’s growing diversity. Organized by the Saint John Newcomers Centre, the event is meant to showcase diversity,…