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How an art installation changed the mental models of addiction

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Why It Matters

Governments of all levels have struggled to address the high rates of opioid misuse and addiction and the startling number of opioid-related deaths in Canada. There are innovative approaches gaining traction that could hold the key to making advancements in communities.

Activists Are Using Bitcoin To Make Protest Art. Here's Why.

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As a multicultural country with a global diaspora, Canada is uniquely positioned to support the voices of oppressed communities from a place of safety. However, as a hub for blockchain innovation, Canada can not only support but also build the technologies that will reduce corruption, promote freedom, and protect citizens worldwide.

The Surprising Story Behind Canada's Declining Leadership in Foreign Aid

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The Pearson Commission’s breakthrough report on foreign aid, delivered in September of 1969, which set the global Official Development Assistance (ODA) target of 0.7%, was a Canadian-led innovation. 50 years later, experts weigh in on the significance of this target to Canada’s global leadership in the next decade.

Meet 4 Innovative Organizations Transforming Canada’s North

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Canada’s Arctic is leading the way on a number of innovations that enhance lives. Every year, the Arctic Inspiration Prize awards funding to projects by the North, for the North. This innovative prize approach uses a non-traditional funding model to support and accelerate Arctic-led projects — and these four previous prize winners show that the model is working.

The Importance of Treaty Training for Indigenous Youth

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There is an increasing knowledge gap between emerging Indigenous leaders and the treaty negotiators who came before them — a gap that can be hard to close due to a culture of oral knowledge sharing and the situational nuances that can play out in negotiations. How can we bridge the gap between those with lived experience and those who have grown up with treaties already in place?

Inclusion on the Court: What the NBA Can Teach Us About Relative Privilege

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The Raptors locked down Canada’s first National Basketball Association win last week, to raucous celebration across the country. While we continue to celebrate the win, Amy Ge — of the equity-focused consulting firm Feminuity — takes a minute to unpack recent issues of inclusion and privilege on both the basketball court and the football pitch and explores how sport strengthens inclusion in communities.