Canadian Content is worth saving

Canadian Content is worth saving

The Minister of Canadian Heritage recently launched consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World to explore how we can strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in the 21st century. On November 15, we gathered some experts to explore the state of the industry and the potential impact of policy changes. We were joined by Kevin McMahon, writer, director and producer; Dave Sparrow, president of ACTRA Toronto (Alliance of Cinema, Television and Radio Artists); and Erin Lowers, writer, publicist, and digital strategist …

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Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing Marijuana

May 16, 2016

Deirdre Leowinata

 

The new Liberal leadership has a lot of people talking. And it’s not just about our beautiful new Prime Minister, but what he’s doing to do about a little green leaf. Mary Jane, ganja, reefer, weed. It has many names but to the law it has always been one thing: Illegal. At least since 1923 during an apparent “opiate” wipe by the government, when it was criminalized without any studies or debate. The decriminalization of marijuana has already changed things, and in …

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Preserving Local Heritage

Preserving Local Heritage

May 11, 2016

Deirdre Leowinata

 

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin, art critic and social thinker

 

Our “heritage” is a term that gets tossed around a lot, even in a young country like Canada. But what exactly is heritage? How will the Torontonians of the future remember the Torontonians of 2016, or of the 21st century? It seems from the construction in the downtown core that it’s going to be condos: the unimaginative sky-high concrete boxes that seem …

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Canadian NGOs are back!

Canadian NGOs are back!

WSIC teamed up with the Toronto Branch of the Canadian International Council for our February event on the State of International Development.  With a new government in Ottawa and a more NGO friendly climate, WSIC and CIC looked at what’s next for Canadian NGOs.

Luke Stocking, the Central Ontario Animator for Development and Peace, Melissa Matlow, Legislative and Public Affairs Manager at World Animal Protection, and Nikki Whaites, Deputy Director of International Programs for War Child Canada joined the panel.

Luke Stocking started the evening by highlighting …

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