Conference seeks to provide a Black lens on coping with climate change
Carleton conference gives a voice to a BIPOC perspective on climate change.
‘You’re improving the quality of life of somebody’: Diversifying blood and stem cell donations saves lives, experts say
With blood diseases like sickle cell anemia disproportionately affecting people of colour, diversifying the blood and stem cell donors can make a difference
Warm weather, veterans’ tribute mark Army Run’s in-person return
For the first time in two years, the 15th Canada Army Run returned in person this past month to Ottawa’s downtown. Participants enjoyed a new route that spanned the centre of the city, starting on Laurier Avenue near Ottawa City Hall and ending at the National War Memorial. Thousands of competitors ran, walked or rolled past some of Ottawa’s most…
Ottawa first responders bring the heat in fundraising event for epilepsy
First responders and more pulled a 12 tonne firetruck 100 feet to raise money for epilepsy Ottawa.
Muslim voices urge embrace of Islamic heritage beyond October celebration
October is Islamic month in Canada but it means much more than that for those seeking to educate Canadians about the history of Muslims in this country.
Caring community: Café Ukraine opens a welcoming door to newcomers fleeing war at home
The local Ukrainian community has opened a drop-in centre for newcomers to Canada.
Back in person, the NAC Indigenous Art Market fosters a sense of community
The NAC Indigenous Art Market allowed culture and community to meet during National Indigenous History Month.
After virtual events, Vanier Sugar Festival looks ahead to in-person celebration — and rebuilt shack — next year
As April brought warmer (and muddier) days to Ottawa, it also brought an age-old Canadian tradition that one urban sugar shack has been continuing in the capital for 37 years now: the production of maple syrup.
Women forge friendships as pen pal program matches Carleton students, retirees to counter pandemic isolation
Women in Leadership, a new Carleton University club is helping Ottawa creating new connections with their pen-pal initiative.
Algonquin elder, Muslim women build bridges through ‘experiences of racism’
Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization and Algonquin elder Claudette Commanda are building bridges of understanding among marginalized groups.
As 401,000 newcomers reach Canada in 2021, members of immigrant families reflect on their experiences
Ontario is the most popular destination for immigrants coming to Canada. Four individuals from immigrant families discuss their experiences with belonging to this country.
‘Rebel Reads’ book club raises awareness for criminalized women in Ottawa
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is tagging on to the pandemic-influenced revival of reading through hosting a book club that discusses books all about social justice.