Resident Bloggers

Fair Trade USA: selling out the global movement

The global fair trade movement has been shaken by the recent split of Fair Trade USA from its umbrella Fairtrade International – and correspondingly the global fair trade system. As the leading fair trade certifier in the US, Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA) will…

Volunteering Doesn’t Pay: The Priceless Experience of Donating Your Time

As an employment counselor, I interact youth with various employment backgrounds. My job is to assist youth in my program in their search for work. Some youth arrive with a resume; some may arrive without any experience at all.

When Can We all Smile with Dignity?

Oral health is a vital part of our overall health and wellbeing, and the right to dental care is about the right to eat, smile and live with dignity. ‘Smile with Dignity’ is on a mission to gather the stories of people’s teeth, and with…

CYH Volunteer Shama Dhalwani

My Experience at Check Your Head

In early August, I had my first experience working as a volunteer with Check Your Head. I first heard about this experience through friends at school and I hoped that it would be something that would interest me. Being in Grade 12 this coming year…