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June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact […]

Meeting Alex Sangha: film producer and founder of Sher Vancouver

Alex Sangha is a social worker, counselor, documentary film producer, and the Founder of Sher Vancouver, a registered charity for LGBTQ+ South Asians and their friends, families, and allies. Everyone is welcome. Alex received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for founding Sher Vancouver.   Can you tell us how you […]

Speaking with Small Army Entertainments’ Sean De Vries, executive producer of CBC’s “Push”

A show about people who just happen to be in wheelchairs, that’s the premise of CBC’s “Push”, executive produced by Sean De Vries, of Vancouver’s Small Army Entertainment.     CBC’s “Push”, stars Benveet ‘Bean’ Gill, and the ‘Wheelie Peeps’ in an original unscripted series that takes audiences into the inner world of an unlikely […]

AccessAbility Week is May 28 – June 3, 2023

May 28 – June 3, 2023 is National AccessAbility Week, an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities; highlight the work of people, organizations and communities that are removing barriers; and reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Canada. This year the theme for National […]

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and After

Observed and recognized since 1949, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month Canadians are encouraged to expand their knowledge about mental illnesses and how they affect peoples’ live differently. Below is a list of resources and content related to mental health, and mental health awareness.    Stories in the Creative Industries Sector Orca […]

Komagata Maru Day of Remembrance

May 23, 2023 marks the 109th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident, and today we recognize and honour the great contributions of the Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu communities to British Columbia’s creative industries and beyond. British Columbians continue to reflect upon and recognize May 23 as Komagata Maru Remembrance Day. Read the proclamation here.   […]

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2023 Award Winners Announced

On May 16, 2023 DOXA Documentary Film Festival concluded it’s 2023 theatre screenings before continuing the DOXA Online format from May 15-24, 2023. The online format maintains a selection of DOXA 2023 films available to stream allowing additional opportunities to catch some of the very best in contemporary documentary cinema. As the in-person portion of […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 17, 2023 – The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The 17th of May was specifically chosen to […]