Now that Canadians have had nine months to tell Ottawa what they want to see in a national poverty reduction strategy, people like Mary Boyd are hoping to increase pressure on the Liberal government to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to set targets and measure progress on poverty nationwide.

Mary Dool blazed her own trail in social work

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Mary Isabel Dool was never going to concede that only her brothers could have a vocation.

Jim Hansen a champion for special needs children

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Every September when the school year begins, new teachers at the Hamilton Catholic District School Board are shown a video with some powerful advice for the classroom: “Imagine you have 30 reflections of God sitting in front of you every day.”

Rights league to intervene in religious freedom case

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The Catholic Civil Rights League has become an unlikely ally of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in a case coming before the Supreme Court.

D&P has an offer that’s hard to refuse

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The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is offering something for nothing until Oct. 20 — membership in one of Canada’s biggest and oldest social justice organizations.

Euthanasia should not be available to mental health patients, says CMHA

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Mental health patients should not be eligible for assisted suicide, says the Canadian Mental Health Association.

ShareLife cracks $14 million in fundraising

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Whether you are nine or 90 years old, everyone needs a best friend.

From one refugee generation to another

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EDMONTON - Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies will never forget the January day she saw the Alshablis, a family fleeing war in Syria, walk through the doors of Edmonton International Airport.

Little acts of love make big difference

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Mary’s Meals is about lots of little acts of love, said founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.

Children’s fund can turn hope into reality

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Janelle Younge was 14 when she called Toronto’s Catholic Children’s Aid Society. When the social worker arrived and saw bruises spread across Younge’s face and arms, she wanted the girl out of the house right away, before her father got home.

Clergy stand tall at counter protest

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When 500 counter-protesters shouted down between 30 and 40 anti-Islam activists in front of City Hall in London, Ont., on Aug. 26, Fr. Michael Bechard proudly stood with the majority wearing a dark suit with a Roman collar.