Refugee moms at serious risk for postpartum depression Salma Almukhaini, from Oman, is a first-year PhD student at Dalhousie University’s school of nursing. SUBMITTED Evidence shows that the risk of postpartum depression in refugee women is five times higher than for Canadian-born women. In Syrian refugee women, this could be attributed to many challenges that they often experience before arriving and after […]

Private fund helps sponsor 685 refugees across Canada Emilie Coyle, a director at the Refugee Hub at the University of Ottawa, says major philanthropic donations helped encourage people to privately sponsor refugees. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC) An Ottawa-based network that helped find private sponsors for 685 refugees across Canada with the backing of major philanthropists got a third of its sponsorship groups in Ottawa. Canada had 1,000 […]

‘Another bad day for a black man’: Shopper says he was profiled at The Bay

‘Another bad day for a black man’: Shopper says he was profiled at The Bay “It was racial profiling at the highest level and I don’t deserve that,” said Michael Bryan of being detained by Bay security guards in Montreal. PIERRE OBENDRAUF / MONTREAL GAZETTE A Montreal man is accusing The Bay of racial profiling after being detained […]

Pair charged in youth court with 2nd-degree murder of 17-year-old Muslim male from Nuns’ Island A pair of 17-year-olds have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of another 17-year-old whose body was found in a wooded area on Nuns’ Island on Monday. The accused, a boy and a girl, appeared in youth court in Montreal this afternoon. The Crown is requesting they be tried as adults. A […]

Djamila Ibrahim Explores the Struggles of Canadians from the Horn of Africa at Upcoming Ottawa Writers Festival Event Djamila Ibrahim Djamila Ibrahim was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved to Canada in 1990. Her stories have been shortlisted for the University of Toronto’s Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction and Briarpatch Magazine’s creative writing contest. She was formerly a senior advisor for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. She lives in Toronto.