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Kathie Wallace

Kathie is a community engagement facilitator who is passionate about bringing everyone to the table as equals on a level playing field.

On the Second Day of the 2010 Olympic Games, Hundreds Join the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

It was Valentine’s Day and hundreds spent it in the Women’s Memorial March downtown to honour the memory of the women from the Downtown Eastside who die each year due to violent physical, mental,...

Human Trafficking Alive and Well for the 2010 Olympics

The Salvation Army is set to launch a huge campaign against human trafficking during the Olympics because, “God is bigger than VANOC.”

Our Canadian Identity

 In 1972, when Paul Henderson became the “Magic Man” in hockey for Canada, I and millions of Canadians stopped our lives to listen breathlessly as we won the Summit Series over the Russians....

Transforming a Predators' World

  "A measure of our society's worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to protect those who cannot speak for themselves, we cannot call ours...

Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world

[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...