Tag: humanity

Beating for sport?????

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechThere have been many studies showing the homeless are are the unseen in our society; the target of abuse where they are beaten up, sometimes for sport. In 2013 an Ipsos Reid survey about 1.3 million Canadians identified that they had experienced homelessness or extremely insecure housing at some...

The dream of Reconciliation

https://www.ispeech.orgThere has been much talk recently about the city's  and our Federal government's commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people.  It is timely given the one year anniversary of the Macleans article just passed, where Winnipeg was named the most racist city in Canada.  Our local newspaper has had several...

Syrian Refugees – the very best Canada can be

Text to Speech DemoCBC had an episode this morning with the Minister of Immigration talking about the refugees that have and will continue to arrive in Canada.  Close to 400 have arrived in Toronto and Montreal and there has been an outpouring of Canadian support to prepare for their...

Homelessness Survey – a striking reality

iSpeechOn the night of October 25, 2015 there were at least 1,727 people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg.  Over 300 volunteers collected data from 140 km of inner city streets.  Oak Table invited the surveyors in to talk to our guests. The statistics are unsettling.  132 people were unsheltered, staying...

Fringe Festival Celebration

Convert Text to SpeechThe Winnipeg Fringe Festival starts today, celebrating its 27th year in Winnipeg. Multitudes of people will converge on the Exchange district to watch independent, adventurous theatre. The word fringe is defined as "something regarded as peripheral, marginal, secondary, or extreme in relation to something else". Over the...