When the #Joke Goes Too Far
Bullying
A slice of cheese is thrown in a baby’s face. A father tells his children that he’s already eaten all their Hallowe’en candies. In alarming numbers, similar videos are showing up all over the internet. These pranks may seem harmless, …
Students in Distress (Part II)
Addiction
Stress, anxiety, depression… The life of a student isn’t all rest and relaxation. Their mental health can be precarious. It’s a phenomenon that worries professors and doctors more and more. It’s talked about a lot in universities, and elsewhere. By …
Parents, Teachers and Sex
Education
In 2005, the Quebec education ministry shut down sex ed in Quebec classrooms. But in December 2017, the wind direction changed. La Fédération des comités de parents du Québec (The Quebec Federation of Parents’ Committees) hailed the return of sex …
Suicide and the Young Outcast
Education
People from different schools of thought within the suicide prevention community have various methods of operating, but we all agree on one thing: young people contemplating suicide don’t use suicide hotlines. They usually don’t reach out beyond their peer group …
From Farm to School: B.C.’s Example
Health
A kid who eats better learns more. So why not bring farm-fresh food to school cafeterias? That’s what Joanne Bays is doing in British Columbia. Not too long ago, Québec’s Équiterre organization invited her to share her experiences with those …