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.
Bank Street BIA’s app project augments the reality of exploring downtown murals
Beyond the Art – Augmented Digital Experience allows Ottawans to explore Bank Streets arts and culture while learning about its murals and interacting with them.
COVID-19 has opened a digital doorway to the community for Ontario libraries
Public libraries in major Ontario cities are seeing a sharp increase in digital media circulation, which librarians say is because of COVID-19.
City hall exhibit showcases Muslim culture as Ottawa declares Islamic Heritage Month
Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed October 2021 as Islamic Heritage Month in the City of Ottawa.
Dunbar Bridge has become a pillar of city’s vibrant graffiti, hip-hop scenes
As a place for legal grafitti, Dunbar Bridge has become a centre of urban art and culture in Ottawa.
Innovative Indigenous-led housing project set to rise beside Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge
Known as Senakw, the 12-tower housing development will mark a major milestone for Indigenous urban planning in North America.