Journalist, non-profit launch community radio program to feature stories of local immigrants
Tuesday July 29, 2014
As a journalist, Leah Shaw was just supposed to be reporting on a Salmon Arm community conversation in early March. But she’s now at the centre of a new effort that emerged out of that — and feeling reinvigorated about how her gifts can help shape her community’s preferred future.
Handling sensitive content, navigating new relationships among challenges
Monday July 28, 2014
Unite Rochester ran a couple of stories in June around a flashpoint issue: people part of a Bhutanese and Nepalese refugee community feeling targeted and preyed on by African-Americans expressed mounting anger that was about to hit a breaking point.
‘I don’t know if we can ever declare victory, but the train has left the station’
Friday July 18, 2014
When the editorial board at the Democrat and Chronicle embarked on hosting “listening tours” — encouraging readers to attend various meetings and discuss community issues related to race and poverty — initially only a handful of people showed up.
Artscape Toronto anticipates launching affiliate organizations
Wednesday July 16, 2014
Since 1986, Artscape Toronto has helped to stimulate some of Toronto's most creative and vibrant neighbourhoods with innovative community assets and cultural hubs. Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park and Artscape Wychwood Barns are two widely-known examples.
Team breaks through barriers of flood aftermath in Black Diamond, Alta.
Monday July 14, 2014
When Meghan Aebig was in Black Diamond, Alta. to support flood recovery and mitigation work last fall she stepped into a coffee shop — and an awkward moment. In line before Meghan, a patron was sharing concerns that the “new engineer” she was about to meet wasn’t going be able to help her.