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Michele Weisz

Michele Weisz is NewmarketToday's social issues reporter. She has worked as a reporter and photojournalist in many communities across Ontario and in B.C. She is passionate about issues of diversity, social care, inequality and human rights. She believes that journalism can incite social change by shining a light on issues affecting the community.

Phone
905-895-1432 ext.1229
Email
michele@newmarkettoday.ca

Recent Work by Michele

Newmarket bandmates launch non-profit to bring music to youth in need

Newmarket bandmates launch non-profit to bring music to youth in need

Two musicians have created a non-profit organization that provides underserved youth with free musical instruments and three months of music lessons
Priest to apologize for 'racist' remark at Newmarket Catholic school

Priest to apologize for 'racist' remark at Newmarket Catholic school

During a visit with students at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School Father Roy Roberts made a comment that was perceived as bigoted.
CAYR marks World AIDS Day with virtual vigil, presentation

CAYR marks World AIDS Day with virtual vigil, presentation

The Newmarket-based organization will be commemorating World AIDS Day with a Zoom candlelight vigil and presentation on Dec. 1.
Two Newmarket Christmas markets to get you into a festive mood

Two Newmarket Christmas markets to get you into a festive mood

Celebrate the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 27 with two Christmas markets
Newmarket pianist gives back with the gift of music

Newmarket pianist gives back with the gift of music

David Toms is giving back to the community by donating what he is most passionate about — music.
Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

Stéphane Deschênes is the owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury and was recently elected the first ever Canadian president of the International Naturist Federation.
Blue Door joins national coalition helping youth escape cycle of homelessness

Blue Door joins national coalition helping youth escape cycle of homelessness

Blue Door's Construct joins forces with similar programs across Canada to conquer youth homelessness by breaking down barriers to meaningful employment.
Newmarket tea shop owners welcome York Region's anti-Asian racism resolution

Newmarket tea shop owners welcome York Region's anti-Asian racism resolution

As a result of increased anti-Asian racism in the region, council passed a resolution this month affirming its commitment to the Inclusion Charter and condemning hate-related incidents.
'Prejudice knows no boundaries,' National racism report rings true for Newmarket's racialized communities

'Prejudice knows no boundaries,' National racism report rings true for Newmarket's racialized communities

A recently released Canadian Race Relations Foundation report found that one-fifth of the population have been discriminated against or mistreated due to their race or ethnic background.
Afghan family sponsored by Newmarket residents arrive in Canada

Afghan family sponsored by Newmarket residents arrive in Canada

After months of exhaustive planning and more than 20 hours of travel an Afghan family sponsored by Newmarket residents have arrived in Canada.