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The Real Prettiness P...

Last week we featured a cover shot of The Real Prettiness project by Dai Lyn Power. This week, we unveil some more photographs from the amazing project. Congratulations to the photographer and the models for making the project such a success! I am a half-Peruvian photographer from Germany and I am 24 years old. My […]

“I Won’t ...

Donna Russo has danced for nearly all of her life. Over the past seven years, muscular dystrophy has taken away much of her ability to move. Despite her condition, Donna’s passion for dance stays alive in her heart. Directed and choreographed by Tam Warner.

Just for the thrill of it…. By Joel Dembe Fair warning to all the naysayers, protesters and conscientious objectors who feel the 2015 Pan Am Games are waste of money and considerable burden that’s been thrust upon my hometown of Toronto…. This article simply isn’t for you. Given my a unique perspective on the 2015 […]

Reflecting on living ...

By Robert Kingett Once in our lives, if not more than once, there’s a sentence that flutters out of our mouths without hesitation. People utter this sentence when they want something really badly and feel like that new book would enhance their lives or that video game would make the winter bearable or that movie […]

Blood, Sweat, Tears a...

By Ignacio Estefanell You can’t just expect success. It takes blood, sweat, tears and a bit of luck.- Drew Ferguson Looking at the knock knees of the kids around him, the expression that comes into Drew Ferguson’s mind is “pigeon-toed”. In time, he will learn to distinguish between the various types of disabilities but, in […]

Living with Down Synd...

The Long Game: Or why cute and happy is not enough by David Perry March 21st was World Down Syndrome Day, chosen because 3/21 reflects the three 21st chromosomes that mark the genetic condition Trisomy-21, also known as Down syndrome. It’s a day about awareness and you will, if you’re lucky, see lots and lots […]

Dogs on the job: At H...

Dogs on the job By Vesna Plazacic We’re just beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to the ways that “man’s best friend” can help out humans in need. You’re likely familiar with the extent to which dogs assist people with vision loss or with physical disabilities, but few of us are aware of […]

Barrier Free

By Jim Claggett When you first meet Josh Williams you can tell right away this is someone who is very comfortable with where he is in life. Posting rounds of golf under par or smashing a three hundred yard plus drive is just a part of that life. Breaking down barriers is another ingredient and […]

B.C. broadcaster Tamara Taggart delivered a talk earlier this month as part of the TEDxSFU speaker series, “Redefining The Norm.” She starts her 15-minute presentation by explaining how doctors diagnosed her son Beckett (now seven years old) with Down syndrome. Despite the couple’s acceptance, Taggart says many doctors continued to treat their son’s diagnosis as […]

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Canada Cares Awards. Check out their stories and our regional award winners over the next few days. We invite you to share your congratulations and feedback. A special thank you to everyone who entered the coast to coast and to our judges and committee members. ONE […]