Cruel Tube

04/26/2024 Colin McGregor 0

A poem from Colin McGregor from the anthology It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn – available from the publishers Editions Cruel Tube Oh toothpaste, why won’t you go back? I hope and hope and hope and hope And hope again I’ll squeeze you in […] See more

The Invisible Poor

11/10/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor    J. went to Services Canada to apply for unemployment insurance. But he couldn’t follow through until the end. “There were complicated words on the forms,” he complains. “Written in a complex fashion. It was really far more complicate than I thought it […] See more

Round Table on Homelessness

04/12/2022 Colin McGregor 0

By Alexandra Grenier and Colin McGregor On April 7th, Reflet de Société organized a round table on homelessness. Here are a few highlights from this event: The panelists included: Benoît Leblanc, founder and director of Itinérance Zéro Gatineau. He launched this community organization in 2013 […] See more

Getting Off the Streets

01/28/2022 The Social Eyes 0

A former addict talks to us about his tumultuous journey, starting when he was a pre-teenager and began using drugs, to his time homeless on the streets, to the present, on the eve of his 30th birthday. A look at drugs by a graffiti artist […] See more

Hope and Poverty in Cincinnati

11/18/2021 The Social Eyes 0

When looking at a photo of a stranger, we can’t tell what their personal or financial situation might be. Nor do we know their obstacles or their victories. But we can figure out the emotions, their feelings. That face can be yours yesterday, or mine […] See more