Temporary Foreign Workers – The Backbone of Our Food System

Temporary Foreign Workers – The Backbone of Our Food System

The people doing the labour of growing our food aren’t just farm owners, but also farmers from outside of Canada. These people are part of a Federal Government program known as SAWP. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important these workers are for Canada’s food system, while simultaneously exposing many of the challenges they face.

World Water Day 2020

For 2020 the theme of World Water Day is ‘Water and Climate Change’. In this post, we consider how we might share the responsibility of protecting this invaluable resource.

How your community impacts the health of your heart

Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults aged 20 years and older, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Because February is “Heart Month,” we will see many events throughout Canada and the United States promoting suggestions for improving your heart health — from embracing healthier diets to quitting smoking. But what about the community that you live in? How does your neighbourhood affect your risk for heart disease?