Mental Health Week is an initiative created to encourage a more open dialogue about mental illness and addiction in our country. That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association is asking people to #GETLOUD this week and start speaking about mental health awareness.
Although public understanding of mental illnesses has grown, many of those suffering continue to be met with discrimination and stigma. As a result, they often struggle to seek help or share their stories openly.
Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, issued the following statement on the 25th National Day of Mourning:
Today, April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember and honour those workers who have lost their lives or been injured on the job.
Close to 1,000 Canadians lose their lives at work each year. Over 200 of those workplace fatalities occur here in Ontario. Many more are injured on the job.
Some GPO volunteers from City View Alternative Senior School give us some tips on how to protect our planet on Earth Day.
Let's make every day Earth Day.
Happy Earth Day! Today is an important opportunity to reflect and act on the need to protect and enrich our collective home -- earth.
This year, Earth Day is particularly important, as the leaders of 160 countries will be coming together in New York to sign the COP21 Agreement that was adopted in Paris on December 12, 2015. According to the UN, never before have so many countries been present on the first day of an agreement.
April 19, 2016 marks Equal Pay Day in Ontario - a day to raise awareness of the wage inequality that exists between men and women in the labour market.
In this province, women earn roughly 73.5 percent of what men do, which means it takes a woman in Ontario until April of the following year to earn what a man does in the 12 months of the year prior. This is the reason that Equal Pay Day is held in April.
We need to clean up the fundraising mess at Queens Park quickly to restore the public’s confidence in the political process. The GPO’s priority is to work with all parties and the public on solutions.
Today is International Day of Pink, an observance that encourages us to celebrate diversity in our community and ensure that we continue taking steps toward a more tolerant society. Everyone in our province deserves respect.
The GPO stands with those who do not tolerate bullying, homophobia and transphobia.
We must be aware of the fact that bullying exists on a daily basis, and we must work together to stop it. This is particularly true in youth groups and schools. We owe it to our children to ensure that these are inclusive spaces to express themselves.
The GPO is focused on solutions to clean up the fundraising mess at Queen's Park - immediately.