Apps & Media
Apps and media work hand-in-hand with social justice issues. Resources use the power of media to spread awareness and information. There are apps targeting mental health, anti-racism, social connection and more.
AGE-WELL is a unique Canadian network that brings everyone together to develop technologies and services for healthy aging.They are also training the next generation of innovators in this field, and making Canada a world leader in technologies that help aging populations everywhere.
Areto Labs is on a mission to make digital communities more positive and inclusive.
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.
Black Talk is a podcast about the personal experiences of global Black experts and Black Canadians contextualized within the historical experience of being Black.
Catchafire is a company that connects foundations, companies, nonprofits, and volunteers together so they can work with each other virtually and provide support that benefits everyone involved. For volunteers, they connect them with opportunities to support causes they care about by customizing their opportunities based on their skills and availability, so they are able to build their resume. For foundations and companies, they can use Catchafire to get free support from the volunteers.
The approach of shift lab was built on the great anti-racism work already happening in Edmonton and in particular utilized a social innovation lab process grounded in indigenous epistemologies and stewarded by a diverse collective.
If countries had equal rights for their LGBTQ+ citizens this visualization would not exist. The rainbow flag i sused to portray to what extent different dimensions of queer life are disregarded by state regulations.
Foundry BC app and web portal makes it faster and easier for young people and their caregivers to access mental health services from anywhere in BC
"Woke Isn't Enough" is a podcast. It challenges all of us to recognize how we sustain systems of oppression and what it will really take to finally disrupt them once and for all.
Poverty impacts each of us, and each city across Canada, in a unique way. Many Canadians living in poverty face difficult decisions about things most of us take for granted. Challenge your perspective on poverty.
The app uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Mobile applications and pages to access Government of Canada information and services are found here.
Newcomers Canada is the largest network of new Canadians in the country — a place where both newcomers and employers come to map their routes ahead. The blog offers informatio, help and ways to connect.
Online Social Connection Resources
This document includes a variety of resources that can support social connection during this time.
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.
Reconciliation: A Starting Point
The Reconciliation: A Starting Point app is a reference tool for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, including key historical events and reconciliation initiatives.
They created web apps that give users control over their valuable user data and privacy.
Voices of Freedom Walking Tour
This App gives a stage to the voices of people of African descent, both the enslaved and the free whose talents, skills, and labour contributed to the development of Niagara on the Lake
Youth Activist Checklist: Guidance on Digital Safety and Online Protection of Young People
The UN provides this guide in an effort to emply youth to know their rights, and stay safe from discrimination and privacy violations on Twitter.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Around the World in SDGs Podcast
This podcast series by the Inter Council Network explores the sustainable development goals through those on the ground researching, collaborating, and creating solutions in meeting the goals.
The Doc Project with Acey Rowe (Radio Documentary)
High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human — radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told. Check out their latest episode on how WIBCA has a program just for white people: The Confronting Racism Discussion Group.
Power in Numbers