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The Gender Files

Young Women in Business creates professional shifts through Project GIVE

Troubled by businesses making a lack of social good in their communities aspiring leaders Katie Peardon and Stephanie Wong, of the YWiB SFU, had an idea. Taking matters into...

Soccer: what's sex got to do with it?

Even a Vancouverite like me who isn’t into sports couldn't totally miss the recent viral advertising campaign started to publicize the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada's newest Major...

Sex education and abortion information blocked on BC Ferries' Wi-Fi

Abortion may be legal in Canada, but passengers on BC Ferries don't have the choice to access information about it.

Katie Jeanes inspires "A Little More Good"

To make a significant impact in our community, all it takes is one person to take action with a great idea.

Audience breaks their silence at youth-designed art exhibit

At the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre's art exhibit, the public was invited to share their letters, poetry and art. They told moving stories of forgiveness and hope.

UBC Robson Square to host Burnaby Youth Custody Center Artwork

Burnaby Youth Custody Center Passion Project art project has a home.

Strong charities build strong communities

About 10 years ago, Gary Pharness, a major contributor to literacy in the workplace and community, did a feasibility study. The study indicated that if government and community invest in young people

Nothing is impossible with community support

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend the Social Venture Institute (SVI) where like-minded people from socially responsible organizations and businesses gathered together to look at case...

Access to sex reassignment surgery jeopardized

Last week Conservative Public Safety Minister Vic Toews instructed the Correctional Service of Canada to stop performing sex reassignment surgery for transgender federal inmates, at least four...

Next stop, Rolling Stone

If you ever have the privilege of meeting Alex R., you’ll immediately recognize her shining character and authenticity. I met Alex two years ago when she was 16. She was her own person with her own...
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