Morgan Sharp is a non-binary journalist who currently writes about youth and young people in and around Toronto, thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
They have covered a wide range of subject areas over two years with National Observer and ten years with the Reuters news agency before that, including general and political news, the environment and sustainability, technology and the companies that sell it, financial markets and economics.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, they lived and worked in Cairo and London before settling in Toronto.
The University of Toronto says its students must be vaccinated if they want to take part in activities such as sports and academic placements, and wants all who come to campus to declare their vaccine status.
The City of Toronto is almost doubling the number of youth hubs and spaces where young people can build life skills and find study and work opportunities after a delay in expansion plans due to COVID-19.
The clearing of invasive species from a city park in Pickering, Ont., this week marked the first in-person youth volunteer opportunity with the TRCA’s Durham Conservation Youth Corps since last October.
In the wake of the latest violent attack against Muslims in Canada, high school student Alisha Aslam created a resource to help the Toronto District School Board address hate and empower other youth to speak out.
The medical experts advising the Ontario government say the province’s schools and classrooms should stay open unless “catastrophic circumstances" force them closed again after more than a year of disrupted learning and socialization.
The rates at which teaching staff and researchers experience harassment on Canada’s university and college campuses are significantly higher than in most other workplaces, a major study released on Friday shows.
For Ontario’s schools to reopen in September without producing a spike in COVID-19 cases may require sustained mask-wearing, especially among younger students, medical experts say, while high schools should know how many of their students are vaccinated.