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Black youth gather at Calgary event to help empower immigrants

Dozens of youth with East African backgrounds gathered at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary on Saturday during an event aimed at helping them achieve their full potential. Adi Eyassu Sahilie moved to Canada 12 year ago from Ethiopia. She said even as a skilled worker and fluent English, she …

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Ontario expands virtual mental health counselling for youth

Ontario is putting $4.75 million toward expanding a virtual walk-in counselling program for children and youth to access mental health services. Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the One Stop Talk program is a way to offer modern, convenient options for youth in ways in which they are used to communicating. …

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Retro van in Sudbury, Ont., part of travelling research project on youth social anger

A group of researchers is driving a retro van around Greater Sudbury, Ont., hearing from youth about their challenges, hopes and dreams. It’s part of the Travelling University of Montreal Project, which is a collaborative study involving the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa. The vehicle is a converted 1985 Volkswagen …

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Youth climate activists to challenge Ontario government in court over greenhouse gas targets

Ontario has set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets dangerously low and is therefore discriminating against young people, who will bear a disproportionate burden of climate change, seven youth activists argue in a lawsuit against the government. Their constitutional challenge, backed by Ecojustice environmental lawyers, is set to be heard Monday …

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These TikTokers are inspiring youth from Vancouver and Toronto to move to Calgary

When Umar and Atefah Khan moved to Calgary from Toronto in May, they created the Tiktok account @toronto2calgary to document their journey. It all started when they began posting about their three-day cross-country road trip to update friends and family back home. The Khans say they didn’t know where their …

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Transgender youth in Alabama can get gender-affirming medical care, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the medication ban, which took effect May 8, while …

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