OTTAWA —The horrific murder of 50 Muslims at prayer at two New Zealand mosques March 15 hit close to home because of a similar attack in 2017 on Muslims at prayer at a Quebec City mosque.

Mother-daughter bond continues to blossom and grow

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Natalie and Isabella Bruno are two ladies that any woman would be lucky to have in their corner. This mother-daughter duo are best friends who have grown in faith together, and on March 22 they hope to help other mothers and daughters do the same.

New issues raised over Canada Summer Jobs grants

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OTTAWA – Some applicants for 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grants are receiving troubling notices from the government, said a lawyer from a Canadian charities organization.

Autism changes draw concern from educators

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A sudden shift of up to 8,000 autistic children from government-funded therapy to full-time attendance at school could put the children, teachers and other students at risk, said the chair of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association.

Saskatchewan government fights to pay for non-Catholic students at Catholic schools

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REGINA – The government of Saskatchewan in Canada is arguing that it should be allowed to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic school, appealing a 2017 court decision that could force up to 10,000 students out of Catholic schools because they are not Catholic.

Archdiocese of Vancouver’s annual appeal tops $7 million

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VANCOUVER – For someone like Thad, once convicted of a sex crime and now trying to put his old life behind him, a near-record-breaking year for Project Advance means another year of funding for the prison ministry program he relies on.

Ethiopian plane crash a tragic end to life full of promise

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Among 18 Canadians who died in a March 10 plane crash in Ethiopia was a graduate of Toronto’s Catholic school system who had just been accepted into teachers’ college.

CCO reaching beyond the campus world

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The reach of Catholic Christian Outreach is now reaching even further.

Poverty fight a long way from over, activists warn

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Poverty activists are encouraged by the latest StatsCan numbers showing poverty is on the decline in Canada, but warn that more ambitious programs are needed to end poverty once and for all.

ShareLife’s goal grows as charity needs expand

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After topping $13 million for the first time last year, ShareLife is reaching even higher this year as it brings three more agencies under its charitable umbrella.