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Malala Yousafzai Encourages Canadian Students

April 13, 2017

The famed rights advocate wowed Parliament with an unprecedented address

Nobel laureate and rights advocate for human rights Malala Yousafzai addressed Parliament recently, urging her Canadian supporters to support the education of girls worldwide.


"Your motto and your stand, welcome to Canada, is more than a headline or a hashtag," she said. "It is the spirit of humanity that every single one of us would yearn for if our family was in crisis. I pray that you continue to open your homes, your hearts, to the world's most defenceless children and families and I hope your neighbours will follow your example."


She also called on young people in Canada to become become active in bettering their society:


"I used to think I had to wait to be an adult to lead. But I've learned that even a child's voice can be

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School Library Cuts Highlight Changing Technology

March 31, 2017

Provincial cuts to school libraries highlight a steady decline in library usage

In Saskatchewan, the provincial government has cut funding for school libraries. This may seem a surprising development, since libraries traditionally play a central role in the educational journey through public school. The government notes, however, that library usage has been in steady decline:


During Thursday's question period [Education Minister Don] Morgan again defended the multimillion-dollar cuts to libraries in the provincial budget by saying that usage has gone down significantly in the last decade. "Items checked out of the libraries since '07 has dropped by 1.6 million. Number of library cards down by 175,000," Morgan said in question period.


These numbers reflect a broader trend across Canada, not only in school libraries but public librarie

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Preparing Your Kid for the "Side Hustle"

March 17, 2017

Times have definitely changed for university grads

It used to be so straightforward, so predictable: high school, university, job. But it’s been a very long time since that progression applied to most people. Indeed, it’s rapidly becoming a thing of the past.


Call it the “gig economy” or the “side hustle,” but the sad truth is that fewer and fewer full-time jobs await university graduates -- even graduates of professional programs such as engineering, law, even medicine. CBC News took a look at the issue, using the story of one student named Christian McCrave, who obtained a degree in mechanical engineering:


"I actually thought that coming out of school that I would be a commodity and someone would want me," McCrave said. "But instead, I got hit with a wall of being not wan

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Alternative Activities for March Break

March 2, 2017

There’s more to do in Canada during March Break than you might realize

With March Break coming up, many parents might be trying to come up with ways to occupy the time of their youngsters during their week off. The good news is, there are lots of activities that are both fun and educational! Here are three:


1. A local historical site


Whether it’s clambering over the St. Roch at the Vancouver Maritime Museum or canoeing with make-believe Jesuits at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Ontario, or discovering the centuries at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada is rich in historic sites from coast to coast to coast. Many of them get missed by locals who take them for granted. It might be worth finding a local site to visit. The might even have guided tours.

2. A local theatre


No, we’re not talking about a movie theatr

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