Viola Desmond

'Heritage Minutes' Are Making A Comeback

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada

Production starts this summer.

Liberal MP Recounts When He First Heard The 'N-Word'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics

"Words and symbols matter."

Viola Desmond's Childhood Explains A Whole Lot About Her Activism

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Parents

On Thursday, the Bank of Canada announced Viola Desmond will be the first woman (other than the Queen, of course) to appear on our currency.

Here's What You Need To Know About Viola Desmond

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living

She's the first Canadian woman on the $10 bill.

'Canada's Rosa Parks' Unveiled As 1st Canadian Woman On A Banknote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Business

"She represents courage, strength and determination."

One Of These Women Will Be On Canada's Next Banknote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business

Bank of Canada whittles options down to five.

These Canadian Heroines All Deserve A Spot On Our Currency

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The lack of diversity on our money is hardly fitting for a country that likes to think of itself as a leader on progressive issues. Even the U.S. is getting ahead. Now that this oversight is finally being rectified, our question is: why just one?

I'm Honoured To Portray The Black Canadian You've Never Heard Of

Kandyse McClure | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Kandyse McClure

Viola Desmond's crime? Sitting in a section of the movie theatre reserved for white Canadians.

Joshua Ostroff

The Greatest Canadians You (Probably) Don't Know About | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living

Groundbreakers who don't have the recognition they deserve for helping build our great nation.

P.K. Subban Is Our Black Canadian Saviour

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

No disrespect to Lincoln Alexander, Viola Desmond, Dudley Laws and the many black Canadian pioneers that have and continue to make vital contributions to Canadian society, but Subban has the potential to be the most important and influential black in Canadian history.

Whitewashing Canada's National Heroes

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

For all the racial adversity the Unites States have faced, they still elected a minority to head a major party and their country. When it comes to honouring their heroes, American cynosure comes in all colours. Canada could stand to learn a thing or two from this particular slice of Americana which fosters a more inclusive, more perfect Union. In Canada, the archival whitewash persists.