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Barriers and opportunities: how Canadian activists see degrowth

Degrowth is a social movement and field of research founded on the premise that perpetual economic growth is incompatible with the biophysical limits of our planet.

Unearth this buried treasure: adult education in Manitoba

When she was 34 years old and a single mother of four living on social assistance in a large public housing complex in Winnipeg’s North End, Aja Oliver saw a sign at a community centre for an Adult Learning Centre. She had not finished high school, had struggled, as did everyone in her family, with the many complexities of life in poverty, and was fed up with being on social assistance. She ventured in. Her life has not been the same since.

Settler Work: Equity and safety gaps in Canada's public transit systems

Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.

Settler work: The ongoing history of disproportionate force

Exploring the use of disproportionate force and the rise of militarized police forces in Canada through the history of policing in Canada.

Peace, friendship and trust: Policing as treaty breaking

The resistance of Indigenous people, their memory of history, treaty, law, and land stewardship are being met with police violence.

Settler Work: Understanding the Gustafsen Lake Standoff

Twenty-six years later, Gustafsen Lake remains unexamined and governments unaccountable for the largest show of military force against Indigenous land defenders in Canadian history.

Land back: Unsettling the original injustice

Land back. Two words simple in premise and profound in meaning.

Unfinished Business: Recommendations to the new government for advancing gender equality

Gender equality advocates are under no illusion that there is a fight ahead in communities across the country to realize the tremendous potential of Election 2021.

Hungry for more? Monitor resource list

Our favourite books, podcasts and articles exploring issues related to decolonizing the food justice movement, dismantling anti-fat bias and more!

Settler work: Answering the call

Digging into reconciliation, the TRC calls to action and the role of settlers in repairing harm

Call for submissions: Twenty years of anti-terror

On December 18, 2001, Canada's Anti-terrorism Act received Royal Assent. The two decades since have seen a rise in Islamophobia, as well as increased surveillance of, and police violence towards protests. How do we rebuild after two decades of anti-terrorism acts and actions?

Platform Crunch: The Green Party platform

We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

No matter what your first issue is, media democracy is your second

Canadians need to face our history of violence, and we need a mediascape that can help us do this complicated, messy work.

Not all retirement is made equal

A new CCPA report shows that retirement security is colour-coded in Canada

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