Kids Help Phone Now Provides Crisis Support via Facebook Messenger

Facebook, a partner on iMPACTS, recently announced that Kids Help Phone will now provide mental health and well-being support through Crisis Support over Messenger.

Published: 28 Oct 2020

Dr. Shariff Interviewed about Cyberbullying and Amanda Todd's Death

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, the Director of IMPACTS and James McGill Professor, gave a live interview on CBC Radio with Stephen Quinn about cyberbullying. Joining Dr. Shariff and Stephen Quinn was Carol Todd, the mother of Amanda Todd, who committed suicide in 2012 after being stalked, bullied, and blackmailed online. 

Published: 12 Oct 2020

Dr. Shariff Receives a TIAW World of Difference Award

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is a global charitable foundation dedicated to the economic empowerment and advancement of women all over the globe. Their commitment is to the "inclusive economy" - uniting, supporting and promoting women and their chosen networks across all continents, which in turn supports and strengthens the global economic fabric.

Published: 28 Sep 2020

Raising Canada 2020: Top 10 Threats to Childhood and the Impact of COVID-19

According to a new report from Children First Canada, one in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood, one in five children lives in poverty and sometimes goes to bed or school on an empty stomach, and one in three Canadians have experienced some form of abuse before their 15th birthday. Suicide is named as the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

Call for Artists: Images of Justice

Calling all those interested in drawing! A second edition of Images of Justice is presented by Contekst in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC); the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) at the Universit

Published: 25 Aug 2020

Social Media Toolkit from West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF, a partner on the iMPACTS Project, has released a social media toolkit featuring eight images to raise awareness about gender justice.

Published: 9 Aug 2020

Facebook Canada and Ontario Tech University Launch the Global Network Against Hate

Facebook Canada, who is a partner on the iMPACTS Project, announced that they are partnering with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to launch the Global Network Against Hate.

Published: 2 Aug 2020

Updates from the Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) has been busy this summer as the world rapidly adapted to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges that have arisen, the IHDW has taken on many positive and successful projects. 

Published: 24 Jul 2020

Quebec Will Abolish Time Limits on Sexual Assault Lawsuits

The Quebec government recently tabled legislation that will abolish the time limits on sexual assault lawsuits. Currently, the time limit for sexual assault lawsuits is 30 years. This change to legislation, which would allow victims to sue for damages no longer how much time has passed since the sexual assault, has been long sought after by survivors and advocates.

Published: 6 Jun 2020

B.C. Government Announces $10 Million in Funding for Community-Based Sexual Assault Services

Today, the British Columbia government announced $10 million in funding over three years to community-based sexual assault programming. This is great news to community-based sexual assault programs, including West Coast LEAF, an iMPACTS Project partner.

Published: 26 May 2020

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate, But People Do

Research assistant and PhD student Rebecca Katz has written an op-ed piece about discrimination in the time of COVID-19. She explains: 

Published: 23 May 2020

SSHRC Partnerships Tool-Kit

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is a Canadian federal research-funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Published: 15 May 2020

Dr. Shariff Offers Expertise on the Pandemic Paradox

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, along with other experts at McGill University, offered her expertise to the pandemic paradox Canadians are currently experiencing: they have been asked to go out and face the threat that has kept them home-bound for weeks. Dr.

Published: 10 May 2020


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