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Calina Ellwand

Program Coordinator,The Historica-Dominion Institute

Calina Ellwand is a Program Coordinator at The Historica-Dominion Institute. Growing up in a diverse household, she learned to blend her Italian and British heritages, washing down full English breakfasts with an espresso and biscotti. She holds a Master’s degree in political science from York University.
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We Need More Immigrant Success Stories

The recent enthusiasm to hear immigrants tell their stories is a positive step for Canada, and will bring us towards a better understanding of the shared experiences that make up our collective identity. As anyone with a good storyteller in their family knows, a compelling story warrants being told over, and over, and over again.
09/30/2012 03:16 EDT

What We Should Remember Before Celebrating the Charter

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To the innocent ear, this United Nations commemoration may sound sterile, even awkward. But under this clunky nomenclature lies a history that resonates meaningfully as Canadians celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms this month.
03/21/2012 10:36 EDT