Artwork by Lydia He

In this issue

School Tracker by Tai Huynh

Tracking COVID-19 in Toronto Schools

A data blog about the pandemic's effects on the city’s 800 public schools.

Feature by Vanessa Milne

Childcare is an Essential Service and a Dysfunctional Business

With ECEs fleeing the industry and a federal childcare deal on the horizon, now is the time to fix a long-broken system.

Perspective by Tai Huynh and Nicholas Hune-Brown

A Week After Launching RAT Tracker, We’re Still in the Dark

What we learned from our participatory data project asking Torontonians to share rapid antigen test results.

Participatory Project by Tai Huynh and Craig Madho

RAT Tracker

A citizen-powered tool for anonymous reporting of rapid antigen test results in Toronto public schools.

Perspective by Tai Huynh

How to Keep Schools Open

None of it’s easy. All of it’s urgent.

Feature by Inori Roy

Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy at Alternative Schools

High vaccine exemption rates have long been a feature at Toronto alternative schools, but as COVID vaccines roll out to kids, there’s a new urgency to reach these hesitant parents.

Analysis by Tai Huynh

Kids Vaccines Aren’t Reaching the Toronto Neighbourhoods That Need Them Most

Data from the first weeks of the rollout reveals low vaccine uptake in areas with the largest school outbreaks.

Short Feature by Tai Huynh

Inside the Push to Bring Vaccines to the Schools That Need Them Most

As shots for kids roll out, a small group of exhausted vaccine veterans build what they hope will be their final pop-up clinics.