Indigenous experts skeptical about proposed child welfare legislation
With the recent introduction of a new Indigenous child-welfare bill, some groups are skeptical about the effectiveness of the legislation.
Gift from the heart: Maximizing the blood supply in Ottawa
Rain or shine, there are different challenges to maintaining a national blood supply throughout the year. Organizations like Canadian Blood Services and blood distribution organizations are central to ensuring its availability to those in need.
Changes to Ontario Autism funding to put bigger burden on parents
Changes to the Ontario Autism Program have parents worried about losing therapy funding, increased wait times and a lot of debt. Some were forced to sell their homes and cars to afford therapy for their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—even before the funding model changed. “When we heard the announcement there was a lot of crying in our house,”…
There’s an app for that: Ottawa author is encouraging kids to be kinder through tech
An Ottawa author is trying to turn the kids of today into leaders of tomorrow with an app that encourages kindness.
Ottawa woman raises awareness about autoimmune conditions one sock at a time
An Ottawa woman has started an initiative to give out socks to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases.
Experts remain concerned despite small drop in opioid related emergency visits in Ottawa
Recent data shows no increase in emergency department visits for suspected overdoses for 2018, but experts warn the opioid crisis continues.
‘Mayor for a Day’ contest aims to give youth a voice in city politics
Youth leaders are spearheading the Mayor for a Day contest because they want to engage other young people in municipal politics.
Fillings or finances: Changes to OSAP are worrying students in Ontario
Will the Ontario government’s changes to OSAP make university more affordable? This story breaks down what these changes will mean for students.
Fridays for their future: Ottawa sisters call for federal climate action
Two Ottawa sisters are making their voices known by protesting against the lack of environmental action by the federal government.