Hope

Twenty Four Reasons for Hope

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

In the world of environmental advocacy, hope can be a scarce commodity. The daily cascade of negative reports about our planet's health can challenge even the most optimistic personality. That's why 24 Hours of Reality, a global event happening today and tomorrow (September 16-17), promises to be so refreshing: it's all about solutions and hope.

What I Learned This Week: How To Handle the "Uh-Oh! Moment"

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

The "Uh-oh! Moment" marks a realization, a grasp of a situation marked by despair and anguish. But it's within that grasp that most of the time, you start climbing out of the abyss. Once you're questioning what you have done, you start answering. And once you start answering, you start moving in a new, upward direction.

Hold Out a Little Hope For the Toronto Blue Jays

Andy Juniper | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Over the course of a long baseball season, unforeseeable and unimaginable things happen on a regular basis and what purported experts deem to be inevitable isn't always inevitable. So-called 'sure things' stumble with surprising regularity and even those universally considered to be without hope can rightfully harbour hope.

Where Were You When JFK Was Shot?

Anne Day | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Where were you on November 22, 1963? For some of you this may be before you time, but for me, I was a 12-year-old living in Edinburgh, Scotland and it is a day I will never forget. And for those of you who have no recall of what happened 50 years ago, it was the day that John F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated.

Do the Good Guys Ever Really Win?

Taslim Jaffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Taslim Jaffer

Public shaming has become a widespread disease across the web, infecting comment boxes, blog posts, Facebook statuses and tweets. People are not just ...

How I Ended Up Living Happily Ever After

Lynda Fishman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lynda Fishman

Barry and I were both 17 when we met. We had just finished high school. I was dealing with my tragedy -- the death of my mother and two younger sisters. Barry was an orphan, responsible for his older brother with special needs. And there we stood, in the "Land of Oz" at the start of the "Yellow Brick Road" -- the beginning of our journey together.

Give Up - Give In - Give It All You've Got . . . You Choose

Lynda Fishman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Lynda Fishman

In my book Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices, I recount the terrible time when I was thrust into a "tornado" of major lo...

Learning to Live With Grief

Lynda Fishman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Lynda Fishman

For almost four decades, I did not talk about the plane crash. Instead, I buried the tragedy and any associated feelings of grief as deep down as possible. That was the way tragedies and death were dealt with in the 70s. I was told, directly and indirectly, that the subject was closed, never to be discussed... the subject of death was unmentionable.

The Castration of the Black Male Body in Toronto

Brandon Hay | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada
Brandon Hay

The summer is hot and it's not just the temperature. Each summer I dread the headline news of young black males heading to the mortuary, and this summ...

How I Learned to Trust After Loss

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Berrien

How does one trust in life again after experiencing two tragic losses? This is a question that I've asked myself since losing my son to stillbirth after a healthy 9-month pregnancy, followed just 18-months later by the death of my husband, a soldier serving in Afghanistan. How could I ever trust in anything again?

Let the World Be Our Clinic

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada
Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

Not so long ago, I was a fresh new medical student with a strong interest in global issues and a background on social activism and human rights. I was...

This Year, Make a Point to Pay it Forward

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Danisha Bhaloo

So many awful things have been happening recently around the world. But there are things that we, as individuals, can do to bring back inspiration and hope to the world in small ways. I recently read about a fellow Canadian blogger, Taslim Jaffer, who is doing her own "pay it forward" in a uniquely creative way with her Make-A-Wave Cards. Why not do our part and fill the world with a little bit of hope?

The American Election and a Renewed Ideal

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngPresident Obama's re-election is crucial because it removes the opportunity for cynics, those who refused to believe in the promise behind his election in 2008, from being able to say "I told you so."

Cops Who Lie -- Can You Believe it?

J.S. Vijaya | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
J.S. Vijaya

Do bears answer the call of nature in the woods? Are telemarketers annoying? Do police officers lie in court?The answer to each question is an overwhelming YES. Those officers who believe that that the justice system is a game to be won at all costs are simply missing the point. I am happy to report, however, that the days of complete immunity for police officers who play Pinocchio in open court may be over.

The Moment Hudak Lost

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

When "foreign workers" story broke I sent a note to a friend of mine on the campaign and said "your team just blew it." It sounded like an angry old white guy's campaign reminiscent of some of the Reform Party campaigns of the 1990s.

Solidarity -- From Lech to Jack

Jowita Bydlowska | Posted 10.28.2011 | Canada
Jowita Bydlowska

My support of the NDP reflects my sentiment for what I grew up with: a pro-democratic movement that began in 1980 and managed to topple communism in 1989. I come from the country that had its own Jack, complete with defiant moustache and charisma.

Lunch With... CAMH Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Cohen

Mary Warner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Dr. Steven Cohen is a psychiatrist at CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) in Toronto. He has also worked with Doctors wi...

Rambo 'First Blood' Bridge To Be Dismantled

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada

The Kawkawa Bridge, a Hope, B.C. bridge, made famous for its use in the original Rambo film 'First Blood' is slated for demolition. For years, the ...

Narrow Escape From B.C. Mudslide Leaves Woman Shaken

CP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CHILLIWACK, B.C. - The woman was dazed and trembling as she walked in to the small-town truck stop, where she told the cashier a...