Jan 19, 2021

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Post-secondary schools offer support, but is it reaching students?

By Alastair Sharp
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  • Some post-secondary students will jump into the various forms of social and mental health support campus (and virtual) life offers, but those that need it most are harder to reach, experts say.
  • But while Martens and Aidan D’Souza, another Seneca ambassador, jumped into the types of activities schools point to when quizzed about their support for student mental health, education academics say those most in need of help still struggle to get it.
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Rejection letter Black organizations received from ESDC ‘completely unacceptable’: Hussen

By Maan Alhmidi
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  • Velma Morgan, the chair of Operation Black Vote, said her group received an email from the department on Tuesday saying their application did not show "the organization is led and governed by people who self-identify as Black."
  • OTTAWA — Several Black organizations were denied federal funding through a program designed to help such groups build capacity — after Employment and Social Development Canada told them their leadership was not sufficiently Black.
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Brewpub owner hunkers down, hangs on and looks ahead

By Alastair Sharp
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  • Meighen says that while nothing could have prepared a restaurant owner for the last year, he has learned that governments can, when they want to, provide much more support for individuals and businesses, and he's hoping the country's political leaders are also looking ahead.
  • Not playing catch-up, but trying our best to be leading the way,” says Max Meighen of Avling Kitchen and Brewery.
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Toronto’s young entrepreneurs face pressure to adapt — or fold — as second stay-at-home order begins

By Alastair Sharp
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  • “I honestly think the younger folks were able to pivot a lot easier than some of our older restaurants or other things,” the director of one downtown Toronto BIA said, noting younger entrepreneurs are also finding it easier to walk away.
  • “I honestly think the younger folks were able to pivot a lot easier than some of our older restaurants or other things,” Sysak said, while also noting younger entrepreneurs are finding it easier to walk away.
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