Canada’s oath of citizenship now recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights

Canada’s Oath of Citizenship is more than words. It is a public declaration of belonging made when an individual joins our country and everyone who calls it home. That’s why the government has been hard at work over the past few years updating the Oath to include Indigenous peoples, through Bill C-8. This directly responds… Continue reading Canada’s oath of citizenship now recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day. NFB marks National Indigenous Peoples Day with the launch of Kevin Settee’s The Lake Winnipeg Project. Plus 400 titles on the NFB’s Indigenous Cinema page, new educational resources and the ever-popular Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) cinema initiative.

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), Kevin Settee’s four-part series of short films, The Lake Winnipeg Project, is premiering online at Indigenous Cinema, the NFB’s rich online collection of Indigenous-made films.

Summer McIntosh, 14, could follow Penny Oleksiak as Canada’s next Olympic breakout

Fourteen-year-old Summer McIntosh beat Penny Oleksiak, 21, to win the 200-metre freestyle final on Sunday in Toronto at the national Olympic swim trials, booking her spot at the Tokyo Games. McIntosh, a rising star, may now be staring at a similar trajectory as her training partner Oleksiak.

What ageless tale is the landscape whispering today? It may never be whispered again… Wayfinder: an animated interactive journey across the poetry of the land Matt DesLauriers’ NFB generative art game launches June 16.

Premiering June 16 on NFB.ca, acclaimed Canadian artist and creative coder Matt DesLauriers’ Wayfinder is a relaxing and contemplative web-based generative art game.

PHAC president Iain Stewart admonished in House by Speaker for failing to produce documents

The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada appeared before the bar at the House of Commons today, where he was publicly admonished by Speaker Anthony Rota for failing to turn over documents related to the the firing of two scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

Veteran Lionel Desmond became controlling of wife before murder-suicide, inquiry told

Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond became more controlling of his wife — taking away the keys to her car and changing their banking information — in the months before he fatally shot his family and himself at a rural eastern Nova Scotia home, his sister-in-law has testified.

Supreme court of Canada nominee to participate in question-and-answer session

Justice Mahmud Jamal will take part in a virtual question-and-answer session with members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, members of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and a representative of the Green Party of Canada. The session will be moderated by Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of… Continue reading Supreme court of Canada nominee to participate in question-and-answer session

For many young Hong Kong graduates, Canada’s new routes to immigration have turned into a dead end

Kay Pang’s open work permit allows him to travel anywhere in Canada to look for a job, but he recently learned that the document — contrary to what the government had promised in February — won’t expedite permanent residency for everybody from Hong Kong. In truth, people who graduated in 2016 or earlier are not eligible.

For many young Hong Kong graduates, Canada’s new routes to immigration have turned into a dead end

Kay Pang’s open work permit allows him to travel anywhere in Canada to look for a job, but he recently learned that the document — contrary to what the government had promised in February — won’t expedite permanent residency for everybody from Hong Kong. In truth, people who graduated in 2016 or earlier are not eligible.

$127.72 million to bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 13,300 households in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions by September 2022

Thanks to a total investment of $127.72 million made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 13,300 households in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions will have access to Vidéotron high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

Accessibility Standards Canada 2020-2021 annual report: Keeping our focus on an accessible Canada

Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to release its second annual report, which recounts a year that saw real progress in advancing their mandate. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, tabled the report in Parliament on June 18, 2021.

Backgrounder: Youth Employment and Skills Strategy funding

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Government of Canada program delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and… Continue reading Backgrounder: Youth Employment and Skills Strategy funding

Helping Indigenous youth get skills training and supports needed to get good jobs 

Today, during National Indigenous History Month and on the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, it is important to recognize the history, heritage, cultures and countless contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Indigenous peoples. That is why the Government of Canada… Continue reading Helping Indigenous youth get skills training and supports needed to get good jobs 

Residential school survivor finds forever homes for shoes, stuffies left at vigil for Kamloops children

Lou-ann Neel, from the Kwagiulth people of the Kwakwaka’wakw, found herself with hundreds of shoes and stuffies after organizing a vigil for the children of the former Kamloops residential school — and then found families with children who could use and love them.

Minister O’Regan Launches Call for Proposals under $1.5-Billion Clean Fuels Fund to Grow Clean Fuels Market across Canada

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, officially launched the $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals for projects that increase Canada’s capacity to produce clean fuels.

Government of Canada providing additional funding to support essential air services for remote communities in Yukon

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities that depend on supply chains remaining intact for the delivery of essential goods and services, medical care and transportation needs in their communities.

Canadian women’s basketball team learns tough Olympic lessons after disappointing AmeriCup

A four-place finish at the FIBA AmeriCup tournament wasn’t the result the Canadian women’s basketball team had hoped for. Still, there’s clearly room for improvement as Canada chases its first Olympic basketball medal since 1936.

Canada and Nova Scotia invest in the construction of a new facility for The Flower Cart Group

Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Jeff Kelly, Executive Director of The Flower Cart Group announced funding for the construction of a new facility for The Flower Cart Group.

Why I chose to change my name to the Inuktitut word for ‘stranger’

I was born and baptized as Dion William Ephraim Metcalfe and that never really sat well with me, explains Aalla, who changed his name last year under Ontario’s Indigenous name change legislation. He explains why, for him, it’s about reclaiming his culture and unapologetically being himself.