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Indigenous geographical names and the power they hold

Posted: June 17, 2019

What’s in an Indigenous geographical name? A lot! In his post, guest blogger Jean-Luc Fournier explains how Indigenous place names capture histories and tell stories, often with just one word!

The call to volunteer

Posted: June 10, 2019

Volunteering is very important in Francophone minority communities. In fact, the survival and vitality of these communities depend on it, as Suzelle Lavallée of Newfoundland and Labrador explains in her post.

Speech therapists, a.k.a. “word doctors”

Posted: June 3, 2019

If your child’s speech is delayed, if you have trouble understanding what you read or if you have to relearn how to speak, who should you call? A speech therapist! This week’s guest blogger, Sonia Routhier, explains all speech therapists can do for you and your loved ones.

Chuchotements d’éveil: A writing workshop like no other

Posted: May 27, 2019

Writing can be therapeutic and liberating! In her post, Nathalie Rondeau tells us how she came up with the idea for an online creative writing workshop while she was confined to a hospital bed.

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