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October 5, 2016

Q&A with Aisha Addo, CEO of DriveHer

By: Sheldon Neil

Meet Aisha Addo, CEO of DriveHer, an all-women taxi service with plans to come to a road near you. Read More
September 27, 2016

Justice & Character: What Christians Need to Consider

By: Michael McKoy

Two themes dominated the discussion at last night’s first US presidential debate: justice and character. Both these issues are critical to how Christians should think about voting in this upcoming election.
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September 23, 2016

No Faith In TIFF

By: Jared Erhardt

Faith based films have are on the rise. With increasing momentum, Christian themed films are illuminating the main screen... Read More
September 2, 2016

The Prophet & The Policy Wonk

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Pundits all over the world are saying that this US election cycle is unlike anything else in history but author and friend to Context, Chris Kutarna, argues that we have been here before. Read More
June 29, 2016

"We Are Istanbul"

By: Sacha Sewhdat

"Important gestures give a clear message of solidarity. Similar attacks (to Istanbul) have happened everywhere in the world recently: Paris, Brussels, other european cities, United States. In some of them there was as statement ‘we are with you’. We are Brussels. We are Paris. Today, I think it is also time to say ‘We Are Istanbul.’" Read More
June 16, 2016

6 Ways to Love Your LGBTQ+ Neighbour

By: Wendy Gritter

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, how do we respond to hate? Read More
June 1, 2016

6 Questions on the Doctor-Hastened Death Debate

By: Context Team

The House of Commons voted on May 31 to send the government's doctor-hastened death bill to the Senate in the hopes of meeting the Supreme Court's deadline for legislation on June 6. We reached out to three organizations for their insights on the debate. Read More
May 18, 2016

Religion Left Out? 2016 Census

By: Sacha Sewhdat

When Context staff filled out the 2016 long-form census, they noticed that it does not contain any questions about religion. We reached out to Statistics Canada to find out why. Spokesperson Hélène Maheux cleared up our confusion. Read More
May 16, 2016

Escaping the Fort McMurray Fire: Jim and Lori's Story

By: Stephen Lazarus

We continue to hear stories of thousands who were forced to evacuate Fort McMurray, Alberta when a massive wildfire sweeped the city and surrounding areas. To find out how residents are coping, we spoke to Fort McMurray residents, Jim McCleod and Lori Read. Read More
May 4, 2016

Fort McMurray Fire: Insights from a fellow Albertan

By: Sheldon Neil

A massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta has forced 80,000 people out of the area in the largest fire evacuation in the province's history. Musician Karla Adolphe lives in High River, Alberta. When the 2013 flood hit, her family lost their home and were forced to evacuate. No stranger to the impact of a natural disaster, we reached Karla for her insights on the situation. Read More
April 21, 2016

Should Assisted-Dying Legislation Be Extended to Minors?

By: Sheldon Neil

As parliament debates over assisted death legislation, many have voiced their concerns over gateway possibilities, like access for mature minors. We talked to Alex Schadenberg of the Executive Director and International Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to learn more. Read More
April 20, 2016

How You Can Help Survivors of the Ecuador Earthquake

By: Natalia D'Amico

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Ecuador on April 16, killing more than 500 people and displacing thousands. Just four days later, another 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador. The country continues to deal with the worst disaster its faced in decades. Reach Beyond Canada is on the ground, responding to the crisis. We reached Executive Director, Shazam Mohamed, in South America. Read More

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