Clara Hughes

Look To Women's Shelters To Help Shape Mental Health Conversations

YWCA Toronto | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
YWCA Toronto

Some of the most passionate mental health advocates work in women's shelters. Women on the front-lines for addressing mental health needs. Women supporting other women to find safety, stability, and empowerment in their lives -- in a way, sisterhood embodied.

Here's The Canada Reads Lineup For 2016

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living

Get your book checklist ready!

Drug Clara Hughes Tested Positive For Is Now Permitted

CBC | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada

"I do know that I didn't cheat. I can look myself in the eye and know ... that is my truth."

Olympian Clara Hughes Reveals Doping Infraction

CBC | Adrienne Arsenault | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada

"To this day, I don't know how that happened. I have never talked about it."

Why Everyone Must Think of Mental Illness as an Illness

Sandra Charron | Posted 04.18.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Sadly, those who are closed-minded to the reality of depression as an actual illness will be the ones who will find information about mental illness unwelcome, unnecessary and imaginary.

Why Bell Let's Talk Day Is a Cynical Publicity Stunt

Nora Loreto | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Nora Loreto

We need progressive organizations to build off the publicity of Let's Talk and call for a new day: Let's Act. When it feels like the snow will never melt and spring will never come, let's commit ourselves to act. Let's Act and demand more funding to mental health supports, including the improved public funding of mental health doctors, treatments and facilities. Let's Act and reject Stephen Harper's attempt to criminalize people with mental health struggles: help and rehabilitation rather than solitary confinement and life-long prison sentences.

Canadian Author Terezia Farkas: Bell Let's Talk Day Is About Hope

Terezia Farkas | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

Bell Let's Talk day is about hope. It gives you a chance to take off your mask and talk about your pain. It allows you to mourn the loss of who you were and to say, "It's okay I'm like this now." It cracks open the darkness for a minute and gives you hope by letting you realize there are people who've made it out to the other side.

It's Wrong to Hate the "Bell" in Bell Let's Talk Day

Sasha Nagy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Sasha Nagy

I was more than a little disappointed when I saw so many members of the mainstream media writing flippant and dismissive tweets using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag on Tuesday. Couching this smug dismissal around perceived corporate hypocrisy completely misses the point.

What Do Canadian Olympians Really Snack On?

CBC | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Living

With an array of sports performance products on the market designed to help you refuel, recharge and recover, it can be hard to know what advice to sw...

Build Girls' Self-Esteem By Getting Them Off Sidelines

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Six in 10 girls quit activities they love because of how they feel about their looks. Last month, Dove launched its Girls Unstoppable campaign with the goal of preventing girls from giving up on the sports and activities that can help them build their confidence and self-esteem.

Going Cross Country For A Great Cause

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Impact

GATINEAU, Que. - Clara Hughes is taking her Bell Let's Talk campaign on the road.The six-time Olympian plans to ride her bike coast to coast to talk a...

Giving Girls A Right To Play On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Dileen Simms | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Impact

Generally speaking, women enjoy a relative amount of safety in Canada. But safety is not equality. International Women's Day was born out of a long...

Five People Who Have Merit

Michael H. Wilson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Michael H. Wilson

2013-01-09-Meritbanner.jpg When I use the word "merit", I think of excellence, laudability, high achievement, well-deserved, praiseworthy and well-earned, sometimes in the face of daunting circumstances. Let me apply it to people who have had a great impact on my life and whose achievements MERIT the use of the word!

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

Still Chasing That Seventh Olympic Podium

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada

HAMPTON COURT, England - With the finish at Hampton Court Palace fast approaching, Canadian cyclist Clara Hughes furiously worked her pedals as she ma...

Canadian Cycling Veteran Still Chasing Seventh Olympic Medal

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada

LONDON - On a day that showcased all British weather had to offer, Marianne Vos added another Olympic gold to her glittering cycling pedigree.The 25-y...

What Medal Will Clara Hughes Win?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

At this point in her career, Clara Hughes has nothing left to prove. The Canadian cyclist and speedskater is one of this country's greatest athletes e...

LOOK: 9 Canadians To Watch In London

CP | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada

A tennis ace, a boxing world champion and a speed skater (who just happens to rock the road cycling circuit) are among Canada's best bets for a podium...

Hesjedal, Hughes To Lead Road Cycling Team

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada

LAC MEGANTIC, Que. - Two of the biggest names on the Canadian Olympic team will compete in the road cycling competition at the London Games.Giro d'Ita...

Attention Getter: Clara Hughes On Doping In Sports

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Clara Hughes is one of Canada's best-loved and well-respected athletes, so when she talks doping in sports, we tend to listen. Besides being one of on...