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Canada Day Reading: Learn More about Canadian History

It’s Canada Day this week and although things might be a little different this year, we still hope you have the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and celebrate all things Canada. And what better way to celebrate than by learning more about this great country. We have a fantastic selection of books on Canadian History that you can to your reading list. Scroll down to learn more.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 15

We’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. This week’s selection comes from our acquisitions editor Carli Hansen who has chosen Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto as her staff pick, a book that is currently 50% off in our Pride Month Sale.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 1

Every Monday we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Jennifer DiDomenico, our Manager of Social Sciences Acquisitions, has chosen Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity as her staff pick.

SHIFTing the Mindset During COVID-19: Part 8 “Leadership”

Over the past few months, Eileen Brown, co-author of Shift: A New Mindset for Sustainable Execution, has been writing a blog series called “SHIFTing the Mindset During COVID-19.” This week, in the final installment, Eileen discusses the value of leadership, and why it can make or break an organization’s ability to improve execution.

Homeless in the Time of COVID: What Happens When COVID-19 and a Shelter Crisis Collide

The COVID-19 crisis has had a massive impact on people around the word, but perhaps those most at threat are those who have poor access to food, shelter, and basic hygiene. A.J. Withers, co-author of A Violent History of Benevolence, looks at the crisis facing homeless people in Toronto and other parts of Canada, and examines what can be done to avert the crisis.