Charnel Anderson


Charnel Anderson is's northwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Charnel Anderson's articles

Published On: Jul 23,2020
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
Published On: Jun 25,2020
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
Published On: Jun 11,2020 is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Tania Cameron and Katrina Osborne of Kenora.
Published On: Jun 04,2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
Published On: May 23,2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.
Published On: May 14,2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: Jan 22,2020
In Ontario, more than 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve, but public-health data about them is almost non-existent. A new research initiative aims to change that.  
Published On: Mar 11,2019
OPINION: By offering Jody Wilson-Raybould the position of Minister of Indigenous Services, the prime minister signalled that he still has a lot to learn about reconciliation, writes Charnel Anderson.
Published On: Feb 22,2019
To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Day, speaks with Collin Graham, of the Ontario Native Women’s Association, about recognizing the signs of exploitation — and learning from survivors.
Published On: Feb 15,2019
For his advocacy on behalf of residential-school survivors, Edmund Metatawabin was awarded the Order of Canada. He spoke with TVO about what the honour represents to him — and what the future holds for Indigenous communities.
Published On: Jan 30,2019
Melanie Goodchild’s research is informed by “Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin,” part of her First Nation’s knowledge system — she talks to about complexity theory, two-eyed seeing, and fighting for change in academia.
Published On: Jan 08,2019
Indigenous communities across the province are dealing with inadequate housing. Farmers’ fields may hold the answer.
Published On: Dec 07,2018
The Tories are closing the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. We talk to a child advocate, a crisis counsellor, and a youth peer mentor about how the move will affect children across Ontario.
Published On: Nov 20,2018
Indigenous communities across the province invested in hundreds of green-energy initiatives — and they say they’ve lost millions in potential revenues since the PCs took power.
Published On: Oct 23,2018
Fort William First Nation will celebrate its culture on the sesquicentennial of a country that tried to erase it.
Published On: Sep 26,2018
First Nations monitors work alongside archeologists on digs — but some feel that the process is keeping them on the sidelines.
Published On: Sep 20,2018
Derval Clarke has long volunteered his services in his homeland of Jamaica. Last month, he travelled to another place that needs dental care — the remote community of Wunnumin Lake.
Published On: Sep 05,2018
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for Indigenous issues to be covered in Canadian classrooms. This summer, Ontario’s education ministry halted work on the province’s response to that recommendation.