DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY:

Is the face of NL changing? How can we build on our strengths, break down the barriers and foster stronger, more inclusive communities?


Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Youth

PrideIn 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador announced it will allow gender-neutral birth certificates – one of the first provinces in the country to do so. It’s just one of the ways
the province is learning to support transgender and gender-nonconforming Canadians.

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A Market of Opportunity

FarmersMarketGrandOpening-042“It is amazing to hear the local Indian dishes names from the mouths of our customers who had no clue about these dishes before the farmers’ market,” says Fatima Khan of
Fatima’s Indian Food. Originally from India, Khan has been part of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market (SJFM) for over 10 years.

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Driving Inclusion

Accessible TaxisFor many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, the loss of basic mobility is an issue, often caused by the onset of arthritis, heart and lung conditions or physical disabilities.
One group in the province is helping people remain connected to their communities by teaching communities how to be more accessible.

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Harmony of Diverse Voices

Shallaway LaudaIn music, harmonies gain their beauty from the simultaneous closeness and disparity of different sounds playing together. Lauda (from the Latin laude, or ‘praise’), one of the ensemble choirs of the award-winning Shallaway Youth Choir, is a symbol of the importance of diverse voices.

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Sharing & Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21 – the summer solstice – is many things to many people. It’s also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Fostering Cross-Cultural Friendships

2016-17 Group PictureFinding your place in a new school is a daunting task for any child, but for children coming from different countries and cultures, it can seem impossible. Easing that transition and fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance is exactly why Lloydetta Quaicoe started the Sharing Our Cultures program.

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