Happy Wednesday!

As we are sending this out the day before Canada Day –  a topic of much conversation in recent days and one that we usually communicate about each year  – we would feel remiss without saying a few words.

Canada is an important part of our company’s history and the work we do today in telling stories about, and for, Canadians. . 

Since our beginnings, we have been committed to making Canada the best place it can be; helping our communities and our planet thrive. 

So heading into this Canada Day, we are reflecting on the past (learning, lamenting, lending support however we can) while considering how we can make our country better for today and tomorrow for every Canadian that calls this land home.

Our action for today: a $2,000 donation to the Downie & Wenjack Fund, committed to improving the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections between all Canadians.

Chanie Wenjack was a young boy who died on October 22, 1966, walking the railroad tracks, trying to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in northern Ontario to walk home.

The SJC Media connection: Mike Downie, the brother of the Tragically Hip’s singer Gord Downie, found an article written in Maclean’s way back in 1967; The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack. He introduced the article to Gord, who used it as inspiration for his Secret Path project.

To read the full Maclean’s story, and to learn more about Indigenous history, people and culture this Canada Day, visit our compilation of stories and articles from the brands of SJC Media.

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TL Insider Fireside Chat on the Evolution of Entrepreneurship and Leadership with Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director of the DMZ and CEO of DMZ Ventures
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 
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Thursday, July 8, 2021
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