The DCI Newsletter - Call for Proposals

The DCI newsletter – call for proposals

Through our newsletter, the Digital Citizen Initiative (DCI) aims to foster a community of practice in Canada by keeping stakeholders abreast of recent developments and activities. The DCI works to create opportunities and spaces for knowledge mobilization to help the community combatting disinformation move forward together.

The census and you

The census and you

This fact sheet provides an overview of the census, when it occurs, why it’s important and how census information is used. It has been produced in 25 non-official languages, including 13 Indigenous languages and dialects.

Covid-19 Vaccination under 65

Welcome to the COVID-19 vaccine request form

This form will guide you through a series of questions that will help determine if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy. If you are not eligible at this time, we will use your information to notify you when eligibility expands.

Kenyan COVID-19 Committee

Kenyan COVID-19 committee uses Islamic texts to promote health

Over the past year, the National Muslims COVID-19 Response Committee in Kenya has encouraged people across the country to social distance, wear masks, quarantine, increase hand-washing, and support one another through this challenging year. But its job has not been easy.

Susan Chomba – The Scientist

The sounds of Susan Chomba’s youth were the cackles of hyenas, her grandmother’s voice telling tales over a fire, and the barks of baboons, which ran through her village on the slopes of Mt. Kenya with their babies on their backs.

Elizabeth Mrema – The Convener

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – The Groundbreaker

Despite her joyous smile that’s about as sincere as smiles can be, the furrow between her eyes alludes to Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr being somewhat of a similar specimen. And how could she otherwise? Aki-Sawyerr has led campaigns against blood diamonds, co-founded a charity to support disadvantaged youth in the midst of her country’s civil war, and served as a director at the National Ebola Response Centre during the pandemic’s deadly outbreak before being elected to her mayoral position in 2018.

Vanessa Nakate – The Activist

Some leaders capture their audiences with their outright confidence and impassioned speeches. Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate’s tremendous effect comes from an affect quite the quiet opposite, where unadorned and softly spoken statements – above expressed at a Global Landscapes Forum event in 2020 – are worth leaning in to hear.

Meet Mogadishu’s first female rickshaw taxi driver

Saynab Abdikarin turns heads everywhere she goes in Mogadishu. The 28-year-old is the first woman to drive a rickshaw taxi in the streets of Somalia’s conservative capital, where the tricycles commonly known as “bajaaj” have long been operated just by men. “I believe that whatever job men can do, women can do, too,” says Saynab. A mother of five, Saynab took on the job out of necessity 10 months ago after her husband left her and their children.

Unique challenges faced by black muslim community warrant better understanding, attention

Heritage Canada designates February as Black History Month to focus on recognizing the legacy of Black Canadians, both in the past and present. While it’s a celebration of contributions to society which simultaneously highlights resilience, excellence and history, it is also an opportunity to reflect on learnings that include the narratives of unique Black communities.