HRM’s Municipal Operations unit is a bad place to work, especially if you’re Black, queer or a woman, says an independent consultant who reviewed the workplace for diversity and inclusion. African Nova Scotians experience harassment and racism, homophobia is a problem, and only 4 percent of the full time workforce are women. Ongoing cutbacks are part of the problem.
A great little mini-doc about Jay Aaron Roy, the driving force behind the Cape and Cowl Comics store in Lower Sackville. And a great story behind the making of the short as well.
The group Queer Arabs of Halifax and its allies want an immediate ban of the Tel Aviv Tourism booth from the Halifax Pride community fair because its presence alienates Arabs and people of colour. Halifax Pride wants to wait until after this year’s Pride events to make any decisions.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth on the urgent need to talk about the link between mental health and poverty.
The recent government’s redesign of employment services was bad for African Nova Scotian communities, says Charla Williams, who has worked in the field for a lifetime. Some organizations are now no longer active, others lost their independence, all to the detriment of a community that desperately needs these supports.
Rocky Jones reflects on his many encounters with racism and how it affected him.
How racist planning shaped the development of the north end and how the influence of the development industry over city is preventing meaningful action to reduce gentrification in the neighborhood.
In this op-ed Sherry Costa of Independent Living Nova Scotia argues that the Halifax regional School Board restore funding for a successful transition program for youths. There is a good business case, and most importantly, it is the right thing to do.
Follow-up on our strange story about funding cuts of a program that helps youth with disabilities transition from high school into the community. The Halifax Regional School Board refuses to explain what exactly was wrong with the program, and students and parents are left out in the cold.
A program that helps young persons with disabilities transition into the workforce is being cut by the Halifax Regional School Board. At the root lies the School Board’s unwillingness to deal with bullying by one of its employees, charges the executive director of Independent Living Nova Scotia.