How to Celebrate Canada Day 2020 By Giving Back


This year, celebrate with an impact louder than fireworks. Step number one: learn about the *real* history of Canada

Every year on July 1, our feeds are flooded with images of fireworks, patriotic messaging, barbecues and maple leaf-themed outfits. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep Canadians physically distanced, the usual hoopla leading up to Canada Day is much more muted this year.

The pandemic has also exacerbated structural inequalities in this country: marginalized communities, such as BIPOC, queer people, trans people and homeless people are more likely to contract—and die—from the coronavirus. Though Canada isn’t collecting race-based data about the pandemic, a CBC investigation found that communities in Ottawa that are “poorer, more racialized and home to higher numbers of recent immigrants are experiencing a COVID-19…

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