Samuel Getachew is a resident of Toronto and is a regular contributor to TZTA, Generation Next and Leaders & Legacies (among others). He is the recipient of the City of Toronto's William P. Hubbard Award for Equity and Human Rights and was chosen by the Toronto Star as 'Person to Watch' in 2014.
Marie-France Sharamanzi Temahagali (Shara) has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Rwanda. The one time refugee
The fact is -- had Hedvig Christine Alexander not met a certain Canadian -- she would have stayed in Afghanistan pursuing
08/26/2013 03:25 EDT
Long before Katherine Hobbes became a noted Ottawa City councillor - she took a break from exhausting careers with Bell Canada
08/23/2013 09:17 EDT
This coming Saturday, the Ugandan Canadian community is organizing a public protest to highlight the shortcomings of a new government policy in Uganda. Henry Luyombya and Morris Komakech reflect with me why they believe Canada and Canadians should be alarmed and concerned about what is happening in their native land.
08/23/2013 09:14 EDT
Earlier today I attended the opening of the Todd Ross campaign office in the heart of downtown Toronto. Inside the rented
08/23/2013 05:00 EDT
In the brilliant movie, "I Dreamed of Africa" - based on an autobiography of noted environmental activist and poet Kuki Gallmann
08/19/2013 04:52 EDT
For us Canadians, the wisdom of our government to be involved in the affairs of the world is our collective priority and is still how the world envisions Canada to be. The world has always noted our efforts and indeed -- as Bono reminded us a decade ago -- "the world needs more Canada".
08/19/2013 04:46 EDT
A few years ago, I was in my home city of Addis Ababa from Toronto. I felt I was a stranger in my own birth city after being
08/09/2013 05:31 EDT
In Ontario, there are two political parties that are contenders for government -- the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives
08/06/2013 05:09 EDT
In one week, Dwayne Morgan will be celebrating 20 years in the art world. He has been an eloquent spoken word artist and has used that talent to advocate for social change. I spoke to Morgan about his early years in art and advocacy, why he believes his message is universal, and where he hopes to be in the next decade.
08/01/2013 05:21 EDT
Even as a non-Liberal, I am well aware that the only alternative to the Conservatives is not the NDP but the Liberals in 2015. However, the nomination to replace Bob Rae is beginning to worry me as potential candidates are being pushed aside to make way for a "star" candidate from New York. Let me share with you what an open democracy will bring to the race by highlighting one of these great potential candidates. His name is Mark Warner
07/31/2013 05:37 EDT
Mina Mawani is an exemplary civic leader based in Toronto. She has been an avid volunteer in the community and an exceptional leader for many local and international organizations. I recently spoke to Mawani about her early years as a refugee and how she learned to become more resilient.
07/29/2013 05:43 EDT
Neither <em>American Idol</em> nor any of the crazy reality shows would ever measure up to this great public program that I have come to respect and appreciate. By watching great programming like <em>The Agenda</em>, my interest in Canadian history and politics has become more entrenched.
07/27/2013 08:28 EDT
Like the famous Metis proverb -- "If you want to grow strong, never forget your roots" -- Todd Ross has certainly not forgotten his rich and diverse roots. The ambitious activist has truly become one of the most influential advocates for a slew of public issues here at home and abroad. He shares with me the many causes he is involved in, reflects on his aboriginal heritage and his dream for Canada.
07/24/2013 04:09 EDT
Janelle Brady is a noted young activist and education advocate based in Toronto. The Province of Ontario recently honored her with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. I spoke to Brady about her activism, what her latest achievements mean to her and where she would want to be five years from now.
07/23/2013 08:30 EDT
With a favorite quote that he often heard from his own mother growing up - "nothing ventured, nothing gained"- Sean Mauricette
07/19/2013 11:26 EDT
Ritu Bhasin is a noted Diversity specialist based in Toronto. With an LL.B. and an MBA, Bhasin has spent a decade in the legal profession and almost two decades volunteering in many areas. I recently chatted with Ritu Bhasin about her work within the community, and her views on social change and diversity in Toronto.
07/17/2013 05:25 EDT
The Order of Canada citation brilliantly captures the biography of Canada's own Francis O'Dea. "Frank O'Dea's triumph over
07/16/2013 05:02 EDT
To call Omar Ha-Redeye an ambitious activist is an understatement. The proud Toronto lawyer who lives by the "principles of social justice" is using his legal studies as well as youthful energy to live a fulfilled activist journey here at home and abroad. I asked him some questions about his work.
07/13/2013 04:31 EDT
Munira Ravji is an independent strategic consultant and project manager with a focus on diversity and inclusion, civic engagement
06/30/2013 09:26 EDT
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