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A day in the life: Jake Farr, trans advocate and counsellor

As a teacher, social worker and bridge-builder, Jake Farr is making life better for trans communities in Toronto and Durham

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Can thank-you notes make the world a better place?

Expressing gratitude to people you admire is good for everyone. Try it for the Local Love Gratitude Challenge

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My clap-back at online bullies inspired a global self-love movement

Cyberbullies almost shattered me. Then a huge community of online strangers showed me I wasn’t alone

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Donté Colley: how emoji and pirouettes are a recipe for kindness

The influencer’s hit Instagram videos have helped spread kindness online. Here, he reflects on his work

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4 ways to use technology to support your mental health

From chat or video counselling to self-help apps, these high-tech solutions can help you through hard times

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How food banks in Canada work — and why they’re necessary

With rising unaffordability and income inequality in Toronto and the GTA, food banks are needed more than ever

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I used to be homeless. Now I help others rebuild their lives

Women who’ve lost almost everything can learn to harness their own strength. Here’s how I did it

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7 places to volunteer in Mississauga

Want to help your local community? Look no further than these great places to volunteer in Mississauga

6 ways to make life better for women in the GTA

How do you eliminate gendered poverty? Start by creating smart public policies, like these places around the globe

Can I donate my mattress? 8 things charities don’t need

Some donated items are inconvenient or even a potential liability; others are surprisingly useful. Do you know the difference?