Chantal Braganza reports and edits coverage on inclusivity, social justice and diverse communities for TVO.org's Shared Values section
For more than a year, Carly Harnadek’s family was filmed as it focused on therapy for Oskar, who’s been diagnosed with severe autism. She speaks to TVO.org about her experience and the Ontario government’s overhaul of autism-therapy funding.
Indigenous women experience higher rates of poor birth outcomes, such as low birth weight and infant mortality. The Baby Bundle Project aims to change that.
ANALYSIS: Twenty-five years after it became a regulated profession in the province, midwifery is at a crossroads. Chantal Braganza looks at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Some police forces have developed guidelines — but critics say they give law enforcement too much power.
A new report suggests that Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board be restructured or replaced — but experts say the approach ignores wider systemic issues.
As an act of reconciliation, some Ontarians are seeking to transfer ownership of their property to First Nations — but the process is more complicated than you might think.
Ryerson University’s Yellowhead Institute launches this week. We speak to Indigenous education adviser Hayden King about the complex process of reconciliation in post-secondary institutions.
OPINION: For some people, access to a toilet is critical, writes Chantal Braganza. Our politicians need to start prioritizing public facilities.
Many Christian congregations are shrinking, but the province’s places of worship are reinventing themselves for those in need of homes.
ANALYSIS: A pair of recent viral videos show racialized people reacting to abuse in very different ways — and both approaches are equally legitimate, writes Chantal Braganza.
Evan Balgord, co-founder of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, on right-wing extremism, radicalization, and fighting back against intolerance.
ANALYSIS: Reports suggest Canada is looking to reopen the STCA with the U.S. — but, some experts warn, that could have negative consequences for asylum seekers.
ANALYSIS: Marijuana enforcement has disproportionately affected people of colour — and now they’re being cut out of the new pot economy. But there are steps we can take to fix that, writes Chantal Braganza.
Those who were forced to attend residential schools are entitled to financial compensation for the abuse they suffered. So why aren’t former patients of so-called Indian hospitals?
Vandals smashed windows on Locke Street to protest gentrification — but business owners, community workers, and residents say their actions only stifle meaningful discussions about the changing face of the city
ANALYSIS: We examine four of the most significant changes coming to child care in this province — and how they’ll affect families.
The New York Times and National Geographic have begun to reckon with their historical prejudices — but goodwill gestures must be backed up by institutional change, writes Chantal Braganza.
OPINION: Masculinity is in crisis. Here's why that's not a bad thing, writes Chantal Braganza.