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Zarah Tinholt

Mother, Entrepreneur, Refugee Advocate, Humanitarian

Zarah Tinholt is a mother, an entrepreneur, a refugee advocate, and humanitarian. She is also deeply committed to sustainability and interfaith community endeavours. <br> <br> In 2015, Zarah's young daughter Addie (who was 7 at the time) wanted to bring a Syrian refugee family to Canada as her birthday wish. Together they helped establish a <a href="http://facebook.com/refugeesmatter" rel="nofollow">refugee advocacy group called Refugees Matter</a>, which currently acts as an information portal and bridge between donors, volunteers, organizations, and refugees seeking sponsorship in Canada.
Green-NDP Coalition Could Prevent A Credit Crisis In

Green-NDP Coalition Could Prevent A Credit Crisis In B.C.

Many Liberal and Green voters who rejected John Horgan's strategic voting appeals did so to prevent a B.C. credit crisis. Thanks to a near-tie in seats between the other two parties, the B.C. Greens could both meet their progressive goals and prevent a future credit crisis by forcing the NDP to pull back on spending targets.
05/11/2017 09:57 EDT
If Christy Clark Was A CEO, She'd Be Fired For Short-Term

If Christy Clark Was A CEO, She'd Be Fired For Short-Term Vision

Risking our financial future for short-sighted PR tactics has cost B.C. billions of dollars, and taxpayers foot the bill. Despite her heavy PR spins about jobs, her tactics, in reality, have produced lower wages, focused on dying sectors and delayed core infrastructure and maintenance to the point that affordable housing and our schools are crumbling.
05/01/2017 09:16 EDT
Housing Must Be Seen As A Basic Human

Housing Must Be Seen As A Basic Human Right

Recognizing housing as a fundamental human right could be viewed as a dangerous proposition for many who treat housing as a business. It opens the door for lawsuits against both businesses and governments who fail to take the issue seriously.
10/25/2016 01:03 EDT
World Is Watching As Canada Takes A Definitive Stand On

World Is Watching As Canada Takes A Definitive Stand On Syria

It is now up to us to raise our voices and affirm the global community's intervention. The world needs to break the diplomatic gridlock and achieve relief for those under fire. At this point it's not about political gain or economics. It's about humanity.
10/17/2016 06:17 EDT
Raising A Compassionate

Raising A Compassionate Child

Parents model behaviour to their children, and children watch very closely. My dad taught me not to give money on the street, but if someone asked, we should treat them with complete, sincere dignity and take the time to offer them whatever it is they need. It can be inconvenient -- taking a stranger out for lunch and hearing their story, spending an extra 5 minutes buying someone groceries, giving someone our own mittens in the dead of winter, or perhaps giving someone a ride that is out of our way.
10/07/2016 10:37 EDT