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Christmas miracle for paralysed boy with ‘virtually no spine’

A SEVEN-year-old boy left paralysed after a cyst destroyed everything but a "tiny thread" of his spinal cord, has stunned doctors by making a miraculous recovery.  Marko Dutschak from Murau in Central Austria, was paralysed from the chest down after undergoing surgery to remove the cyst that had been crushing spinal cord. The Chief Neurosurgeon [...]

Christmas miracle for paralysed boy with ‘virtually no spine’2020-12-19T01:29:20-05:00

A Woman in Leadership – Rowena Santos

I enjoy writing but the fun part of this has been taking the time to sit down with these individuals. In 40 years, I never imagined that I would be writing about Rowena Santos who is now a Regional Councillor for the City of Brampton. Once upon a time, Rowena’s grandmother used to babysit my [...]

A Woman in Leadership – Rowena Santos2020-12-05T18:20:38-05:00

The Urban Buddhist Monk – Bhante Saranapala

I met Bhante, the Urban Buddhist Monk for the first time a few years ago when I was invited to attend a meditation at the Buddhist Temple in Mississauga, Ontario. At the time, I was deepening my own meditative and spiritual practices. There are no coincidences so when given the opportunity to highlight everyday heroes, [...]

The Urban Buddhist Monk – Bhante Saranapala2020-12-05T18:15:37-05:00

Diversity is Delicious!

Originally published in March of 2017 and written by Fariha Shah and Fatima Gould The commemoration of Black History Month dates back to 1926 when Harvard educated, African American historian Carter G. Woodson proposed setting aside a time devoted to honour the accomplishments of African Americans and to heighten awareness of black history in the [...]

Diversity is Delicious!2020-12-01T23:36:59-05:00

The Water Warrior – Autumn Peltier

Autumn Peltier is an environmental activist who started her quest at just 8 years old. She is from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Mantoulin Island in Northern Ontario. Her goal is to solve the issue of the lack of safe drinking water in Indigenous communities across Canada. She is inspired by her Aunt, who is [...]

The Water Warrior – Autumn Peltier2020-10-30T00:43:17-05:00

Feeding the Homeless – One Sandwich at a Time

From The Beaches to neighbourhoods across the Greater Toronto Area, Sandwich Sisters volunteers have prepared thousands of sandwiches for shelters since the end of March. It all began with the Good Shepherd Centre which had to close its dining room to meal service to ensure the health and safety of everyone. To continue to offer [...]

Feeding the Homeless – One Sandwich at a Time2020-10-30T00:40:46-05:00

Flip the Script with Jessica Santanato

In February of 2019, Flip the Script - a story sharing community based in Vaughan, Ontario held its first event. How this platform came to be and what unfolded in the months following for creator and founder, Jessica Santonato will inspire and engage you.  Years ago, Jessica was married to a man who led a [...]

Flip the Script with Jessica Santanato2020-10-30T00:37:07-05:00

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

When we talk about our education system, much attention is given to teachers and rightly so.Teachers play a critical role in the education system. Inspiring our children, guiding them, and giving them skills and knowledge that they carry for the rest of their lives. Lesser celebrated members of our children's educational team are Education Assistants, [...]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes2020-10-30T00:38:06-05:00

Discovering My Father

From the time we begin communicating, we learn the standards by which a parent lives by and what a parent should be. I did not have that experience with my Father and we did not have that kind of relationship. He was not the ‘Dad’ of Hallmark cards and movies, or the ‘Dad’ referred to [...]

Discovering My Father2020-10-30T00:33:34-05:00

Dedicated and Determined – A Thank you to Teachers

Who are these teachers that are dedicated and passionate about educating our future generation? As I see them, they are one of our everyday heroes! Just like the front line workers in hospitals, firefighters, police officers and essential service providers.  They are the future of society’s new way of living through this pandemic. A teacher [...]

Dedicated and Determined – A Thank you to Teachers2020-10-30T00:31:02-05:00

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