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Elvira Truglia

Communications, Public Engagement and Community Development Professional

Elvira Truglia is a Montreal writer and works in communications for social change, public engagement and community development.
Health Care Must Do More To Address Environmental

Health Care Must Do More To Address Environmental Sensitivities

Think a toxic injury that doesn't heal. If you are susceptible, exposure to small amounts of chemicals every day creates a "body burden" that impacts multiple biological systems (nervous, digestive, respiratory system, etc.). Typically, you don't detox very well, and repeated exposures can trigger the "on" switch in your brain, making you hypersensitive.
02/23/2016 12:36 EST
Violence Against Women Is the Western World's Dirty Little

Violence Against Women Is the Western World's Dirty Little Secret

It has been 25 years since the Montreal Massacre and women still face gender inequality. According to journalist and filmmaker Francine Pelletier, women face two major obstacles: violence against women and hypersexualization. Yet there are signs that feminism is no longer a dirty word.
04/13/2015 12:31 EDT
Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe

Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe Countries'?

Mexico's human rights crisis is staring Canada in the face. According to Amnesty International, there are six times more reported cases of torture and ill-treatment than a decade ago. The 43 disappeared in Ayontizapa are only a needle in the hay stack of more than 80,000 estimated dead and 26,000 disappeared in the last 8 years.
01/29/2015 05:15 EST
Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern

Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?
04/30/2013 05:21 EDT