Mental health misconceptions hinder Black community
In the black community in Canada there is a stigma surrounding mental health concerns.
COVID-19, homelessness create a vicious cycle of suffering
Daniel Bhend woke up from a short nap as a Kitchener bus arrived at its final destination. The driver told everyone to get out, but Bhend — a homeless man — asked to remain on board. “I’m freezing and I have nowhere else to go,” Bhend recalled telling the driver….
Police making progress on better relations with minority communities, says equity council member
With the OPS’ Community Equity Council seeing success in its first year, there is still more work to be done in Ottawa relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.
African-Caribbean cultural centre needed in Ottawa, organization says
African Canadian Association Coalition prepares for new cultural focused community centre.
COVID-19 puts pressure on small businesses in Ottawa
Small business owners are scrambling to adjust to the new normal of the COVID-19 lockdown.
On lockdown: A state of emergency in one Ontario town
Ontario towns, including Orangeville, are shut down amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and state of emergency declaration.
Ottawa group builds community through music in time of COVID-19
As people around the world move indoors to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ottawa’s musicians are continuing to keep the city’s music alive online.
Open or shut? COVID crisis forces tough choices for Ottawa restaurants
Ottawa restaurants deal with COVID-19 and pressures to close due to pandemic.
Hunting, gathering and sharing: Ottawa community helping ensure access to food during COVID-19 crisis
During the COVID-19 pandemic Ottawa’s community is helping the Ottawa Food Bank support a higher demand of families. Good samaritans are also helping families who are not resorting to the food bank.