Advocating for the Advocate

Since the announcement last Thursday that the Ontario Child Advocate’s office would be closed, many groups have expressed their concern that the voice of children and youth in Ontario will be silenced. Many have made an impassioned plea to Premier Ford and his government to reverse this decision. Rather than reiterate their concerns, let me…

Remembering

A card arrived in the mail Wednesday. A good friend remembered that my sister’s birthday is November 18. It is six months since she died and I spent her birthday with her last year. This November 18 is the first time in my life that I will not be able to say “Happy Birthday” to…

Remembrance

Yesterday, at 11 am, as Canadians began the 2 minutes of silence to mark Remembrance Day, I found myself contemplating what it must have been like for all those at the front line when they learned that the war was over. I contemplated the members of the Medical Corps in particular. I could imagine them…