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At Discourse, we believe we can achieve more by collaborating than we can accomplish alone. That’s why we invite the public, community organizations, media outlets, journalists and funders to work with us.

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Child Welfare

Foster care systems in Canada are frequently presented in the context of conflict and crisis, without clear solutions. The episodic news cycle pits politicians against advocates, provincial bureaucrats against regional bureaucrats, parents against the system. It casts families as broken and hopeless. Stories are triggered by tragedy. Youth perspectives are largely left out.

Our mission in covering child welfare is to break down this complex system by considering and communicating the impacts of colonization, engaging youth and families in our process, investigating your questions, and connecting people around powerful stories and possible solutions.

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Gender and Identity

Public conversations about discrimination and inequality often lack the nuance required to move beyond victim-blaming narratives and make constructive change.

We aim to produce solutions-focused journalism that shifts national narratives about the lived experiences of Canadians of all genders, as well as broader conversations around gender and identity. This means producing media content that’s driven by data and highly responsive to the voices of traditionally underrepresented communities.

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Power Struggle

Two billion people lack reliable access to electricity. That means one fifth of the world's schools, hospitals and homes are often in the dark. How can everyone get access to clean energy without hastening climate change?

Power Struggle is a collaboration of journalists around the world who are investigating how energy poverty affects people in their regions — and what solutions are emerging.

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