A Reflection of 2020

Things I’ve Learned in 2020 The phrase “unprecedented times” comes to mind and is used exhaustively when attempting to describe the last 10 months of 2020, and for good reason! The world has suffered life-changing health, historical, racial, political and social pain. As it relates to the coronavirus, most agree that the world has neverContinue reading “A Reflection of 2020”

Dealing with Loss, Using Self Care

September was Mental Health Awareness Month and October is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. There has never been more attention and light on these issues as the world is forced to adapt to isolation, social distancing and insurmountable loss during the global health, cultural and political crisis of 2020. Many are asking: how do we cope,Continue reading “Dealing with Loss, Using Self Care”

What is a Yellow Pumpkin?

You see them everywhere: in stores, on porches, in person and on Instagram but do you know why we carve jack-o’-lanterns? Traditions come from history and pumpkin carving has some deep roots. Decorating and carving pumpkins started in Ireland where other types of root vegetables like turnips and potatoes were used by people to decorate.Continue reading “What is a Yellow Pumpkin?”

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, has both a rich history and special meaning. This holiday marks the anniversary of when Texas learned that President Lincoln had declared slavery illegal. It was the final state to hear the news on June 19, 1865, hence the name “Juneteenth” today.Continue reading “Juneteenth”

Advocacy

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability 1600 James Naismith DriveGloucester, OntarioK1B 5N4 CANADAPhone: 800-771-0663or 613-748-5747Fax: 613-748-5782E-mail: disability.alliance@rtm.activeliving.caFor Canadians with a disability who desire hands-on tools, an advocacy resource package and other materials, to effect change and ensure that opportunities for participation are accessible to everyone. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates P.O. Box 81-7327Hollywood,Continue reading “Advocacy”