BetaKit: Grassroots Database Launched To Help Unemployed Canadian Startup Workers Amid Covid-19

BetaKit: Grassroots Database Launched To Help Unemployed Canadian Startup Workers Amid Covid-19. “Started as a public Google spreadsheet, the ‘Talent Help List,’ as it is being called, allows workers to add themselves and list their skills and the work they are looking for.”

Queer in the Suburbs: Hidden histories of Peel Region (University of Toronto Mississauga)

University of Toronto Mississauga: Queer in the Suburbs: Hidden histories of Peel Region. “‘Groundbreaking’ research from U of T Mississauga is creating a new record of the unique experiences of LGBTQ2+ people living in Canada’s suburbs. The project collects first-person oral histories from current and former LGBTQ2+ residents of Peel Region and establishes an important new archive of suburban queer experiences. Select stories will also be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Brampton-based Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA).”

The Star (Canada): How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

The Star (Canada): How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out. “One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity remains elusive in city and town councils across Canada.”

Halifax Today: Nova Scotia Archives launching online resource with historical information relating to African Nova Scotians

Halifax Today: Nova Scotia Archives launching online resource with historical information relating to African Nova Scotians. “Archival records help people understand the who, what, where, when and why of the past. For that reason, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Nova Scotia Archives is launching an online resource with a range of historical information relating to African Nova Scotians. The resource, Looking Back, Moving Forward: Documenting the Heritage of African Nova Scotians, includes court records, maps, photographs, newspapers, land records and rare published materials.”

Policy Options: Indigenous DNA database should be managed by its people

Policy Options: Indigenous DNA database should be managed by its people. “There is no denying the value of DNA as an investigational tool. However, that value should be considered in the context of the relationship between Indigenous people and the Canadian government. Given the tenuous past and present relationship between Canada’s Indigenous population and the Canadian state, who controls the ‘genetic identifiers’ of Indigenous people and for what purpose should raise questions. It is time for Indigenous people to have greater control over their genetic information and how it is used.”

Kingston Whig Standard: Legacy Project looks to archive and display closing schools’ history

The Kingston Whig Standard: Legacy Project looks to archive and display closing schools’ history. “The Legacy Project is preserving the combined history of Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute and Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute.”

The Grandma Archives: Documenting the extraordinary lives of Edmonton matriarchs (CBC)

New-to-me, from the CBC: The Grandma Archives: Documenting the extraordinary lives of Edmonton matriarchs. “The story of [Louise] Perkins’s grandmother is one of many chronicled in the Grandma Archives, an Edmonton-based digital archive designed to preserve the stories of local grandmothers, mothers and matriarchs. The online catalogue features dozens of articles, photographs, letters, videos and audio files, each one using an ordinary object to represent important memories and pieces of family history.”