Celebrated on the 21st day of each February, International Mother Language Day, or Ekushey February in the Bangla language, marks the day students in Bangladesh lost their lives in an arduous effort to preserve their linguistic rights.
Being the hub of Canada’s oil and gas industry, Calgary may not seem like the sort of city that harnesses creative energy the way cities like Toronto or Montreal do. Take a second look, and you might discover that there’s more to this city than meets the eye.
Humility is a great teacher, if we let it do its work. As a community figure committed to equity and social justice, I strive to continuously learn and often, that means learning from my own mistakes, however embarrassing.
Every Tuesday, Aaliya Jaffer walks into the principal’s office of the As-Sadiq Islamic School and greets the administrative staff with a cheerful smile and “Salaam alaykum”. She signs herself in and gets ready for a full day at school volunteering with the grade 3 teacher and her students.
For Muslims who use water several times a day to wash before prayer, winter can be a season of dry, itchy skin. Homeopath, Holistic Skin Care Practitioner, MD (Cosmetic Dermatologist in the Middle East) and founder of Selbanna Wellness, Safaa Elbanna shares tips on how to deal with dry skin in the winter.
Although dry skin can happen any time of the year, the cool, dry air of winter often makes it worse. Dry skin can cause itching, which could lead to skin injury and possible infection if not managed properly.
Syrian Canadian Sara Takieddin crowdfunded on LaunchGood.comin order to pay off the debts she accumulated while struggling with mental illness and financial distress as an immigrant to Canada after her marriage ended badly.