Alex Bishop

Exclusion of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation at Grey Cup was a national failure

Indigenous engagement must be embedded into every organization in Canada, or they risk reputational damage. I work for Indigenous-led organizations, at their request, toadvise on matters suchas raising capital, partnering with non-Indigenous organizations, engaging with the public and government. Almost every week we hear of another gaffe of an organization which through ignorance (wilful or …

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Opinion: Two for one: Justice and profit

“This blog was taken from financialpost.com” A new year can inspire us to adopt fresh perspectives. With successive governments having dragged their feet for decades on investment in First Nations communities, it may be time for Canada’s private sector to seize the initiative in achieving reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous peoples. We Canadians love …

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For Mental Illness, Moving From Fear to Empathy to Action

Recent incidents such as the Locke Street Violence and two other recent situations involving people with mental health illnesses have made me think a lot about how intense the feelings of fear can be. On the one hand, we want to be supportive and brave in ways like the #LetsTalk campaign. But I am realizing that many …

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We must work together to make this city inclusive and safe for all of us

“This blog was taken from thespec.com” I have been asked several times to say something about the current climate in Hamilton. I’ve written several drafts outlining my position and my personal feelings and connection to the discrimination and oppression of our own LGBTQ+ community. I ended up saying nothing because my words felt hollow as …

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