Canada’s child welfare system needs to be torn down and rebuilt to end its anti-Indigenous racism, critics say
The overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian welfare system accelerated throughout the 1960s, as a result of the Sixties Scoop. This is where Indigenous children were ripped away from their homes and placed into the child welfare system. The goal was to assimilate Indigenous children by placing them into white homes.
Women’s support services in Ottawa struggling to keep up with rising domestic abuse cases
Domestic abuse cases continue to rise across the country. Ottawa services face a challenge in delivering the support women need.
Watson has ‘burned a bridge’ after Council votes to move controversial development forward, Algonquin Elder says
Ottawa City Council voted in favour of including Tewin into new urban boundary, this Wednesday, with a vote of 16 to 8, creating further controversy with Algonquin Nation.
Love in the time of COVID: Couples are finding ways to make Valentine’s Day special
Family therapist Miriam Baron hopes experiencing Valentine’s Day during the pandemic teaches people not to take each other for granted.
Becoming a mother in the age of COVID-19 can be “isolating”
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an upset of routines and traditions, but for expecting mothers and new parents, a pivotal period in their lives has been completely rewritten.
Lookahead ’21: Council on Aging aims to keep Ottawa seniors connected through the pandemic
The Council on Aging is working hard to help seniors navigate the changes caused by COVID-19.
Lookahead ’21: Youth mentorship program in Peel partners with Tim Hortons for virtual fundraiser
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Peel Region partners with Tom Hortons for virtual fundraiser
Ottawa’s people of colour grapple with mental health toll of COVID-19
Mental health disparities in Ottawa are inspiring BIPOC-led initiatives to provide an empathetic path to well-being.
Lookahead ’21: With domestic violence rising in pandemic, Ontario charity provides shelter for South Asian victims
The organization Hum-WE is working hard to help South Asian women facing domestic abuse find ways to feel safe.
LGBTQ2+ Canadians may face increased housing insecurity amid COVID-19: experts
A recent Statistics Canada analysis suggests LGBTQ2+ Canadians could find themselves at greater risk of homelessness during the pandemic.
Ontario’s opioid crisis worsens as pandemic deepens: experts
As the pandemic rages, Ontario is seeing another crisis grow — that of opioid overdose deaths.
Lookahead ’21: Carp corridor wants to tap into city’s water supply and spur more business on urban edge
The Carp corridor is thirsty for city water. The City of Ottawa has yet to extend the service to the stretch of road between Stittsville and Carp that’s home to Ottawa’s largest light industry park. Roddy Bolivar is the executive director of the area’s business improvement group and wants municipal water pipes in the corridor starting this year. “Municipal water…