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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]