1 Jan 2015

Attawapiskat is an isolated First Nations community of 1900 people in Northern Ontario, near the James Bay River.[1] This community first garnered attention in 2011 because of the poor housing and living conditions that were present there.[2] One of the residents, Lisa Kiokee-Linklater, had no running water or bathroom in her home.3 She shared her previous home with twenty other people.[3] Currently, not every member of the community lives in poverty.[4] Raveena Aulakh of the Toronto Star reported...

21 Mar 2014

World Down Syndrome Day: March 21st


By: Baani Bhathal


Created on February 27, 2014


March 21st was declared the World Down Syndrome Day in December 2011 in order to raise awareness about the syndrome.(1) Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra chromosome in the carrier’s genetic makeup.(2) It is not a disease or a mental condition, and those with Down syndrome should not be seen as being afflicted by this condition.(3) Down syndrome mainly affects learning styles, but this varies on an individu...

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