Colourful parade hosted by Chinatown BIA ushers in Year of the Dragon
The Chinatown community marked the Lunar New Year with the first parade since the pandemic ended. This year is the Year of the Dragon.
Living under the Taliban: Afghan women call for more international support to fight gender-based violence
Carleton University invited Afghan activists to Richcraft Hall’s resource centre to share their experiences of resistance and resilience as women living under the Taliban. This event marked the 16th day of a global movement to tackle gender-based violence.
‘The Honest Talk’ podcast created to support women entrepreneurs
The Honest Talk digital platform and podcast is committed to forging female-focused conversations around entrepreneurship.
City builder: Susan Love helps prevent convicted sex offenders from re-offending
For more than 20 years, Susan Love has worked to help convicted sex offenders keep from re-offending. CoSA uses restorative justice principles to try to create both support and accountability for those they work with.
Bear Grease: An Indigenous take on an American musical classic comes to the NAC
As Bear Grease comes to Ottawa, the audience is not just Indigenous people. However, for those who do come from Indigenous communities, the show’s meaning is palpable.
City builder: Karla Briones is teaching immigrants the dance of Canadian entrepreneurship
After seeing how her father struggled to open his own business when he immigrated to Canada, Karla Briones has been helping immigrants become successful entrepreneurs through mentorship and consulting.
City builder: Paula MacDonald builds cultural connections in her role as a deaf Indigenous advocate
Paula MacDonald, who is half Cree from Treaty 4, is a deaf Indigenous youth advocate, who is working hard to help deaf Indigenous connect with their communities.
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.