The death of Joyce Echaquan: ‘Indigenous people know it’s not unique’
Joyce Echaquan’s tragic death and the racist verbal abuse she faced while receiving medical treatment has shocked many Canadians, but her experience is far from an isolated incident, say Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders alike. “Indigenous people know it’s not unique,” said Lorraine Whitman, head of the Native Women’s Association of…
Faces of change: Richard Sharpe wants sustainable policies to counter anti-Black racism
Richard Sharpe is a first-generation Canadian looking to make a long-lasting impact on the Black community both here in Ottawa and across the nation.
A new chapter for the Ottawa Public Library during the pandemic
Ottawa Public Library has a role in the Ottawa community and has to continue making changes and improvements to meet the emerging needs of the community.
Faces of change: Peter Sloly’s complicated first year as Ottawa Police Chief
Peter Sloly’s first year as Ottawa’s first black police chief was full of contention and the prospect of change.
Faces of change: Sahada Alolo is building bridges to tackle systemic racism in Ottawa Police
As co-chair of the Community Equity Council, Sahada Alolo is working to close the gap between marginalized communities and Ottawa police.
15,000 City of Ottawa employees getting a lesson in Indigenous history and culture
This launch is an impactful step, for learning how to build better relationships, according to the City’s diversity and inclusion specialist.
Proposed LRT extension could displace low-income Nepean residents
As the city discusses plans for Stage 3 LRT extensions, residents of a Nepean apartment building are concerned about the possibility of evication.
Faces of Change: Amira Elghawaby fights for labour rights – and voices often overlooked
Journalist and human rights advocate, Amira Elghawaby speaks on her career and platform in a multicultural Canada.
Faces of Change: Abdirizak Karod works to unite Black people in Ottawa
Abdirizak Karod is a mentor and community leader, who has continued to support the Somali community in the face of budget cuts.
Faces of change: Helen Hirsh Spence hopes to energize an aging Ottawa
Capital Current is profiling people who are making a difference in our community in the series Faces of Change.