Canada’s abortion caravan captures headlines as 17 women drive a van from Vancouver to Ottawa, rallying for support for reproductive justice, stopping in Winnipeg along the way. In the van a black coffin is filled with coat hangers; each one representing someone who died from an unsafe abortion. On Parliament Hill, 40 women shut down the House of Commons, chaining themselves in the galley in a demand to recognize women’s right to control their own bodies.
In Winnipeg, medical students and volunteer physicians organize to help local youth and people passing through the city with medical, transportation, and substance-use issues. They offer services through a drop-in centre called Committee Representing Youth Problems Today (CRYPT).