Rising food prices prompt higher demand for Ottawa School Breakfast Program
The cost of food is not only impacting households, it has spurred a concerning increase in the use of Ottawa’s school food program.
Ottawa parents still facing shortage of children’s medication
As seasonal illnesses like COVID, Flu and RSV surge, shortages of Children’s Advil and Tylenol put pressure on parents, hospitals and pharmacies.
Experts raise alarm about overuse — and overdoses — of melatonin sleep aid for kids
Melatonin use has increased five-fold over the last decade. Experts warn overdoses among pediatric patients could be deadly.
$10-a-day childcare plan threatened by worker shortage across Canada
As Canadian children head back to school this fall, their parents continue to hear politicians extolling the virtues of $10-a-day childcare. The $30-billion plan, introduced in the 2021 federal budget, aims to make $10-a-day childcare available to all, including parents who live in rural areas, work unusual hours or have children with special needs. But while every province and…
After virtual events, Vanier Sugar Festival looks ahead to in-person celebration — and rebuilt shack — next year
As April brought warmer (and muddier) days to Ottawa, it also brought an age-old Canadian tradition that one urban sugar shack has been continuing in the capital for 37 years now: the production of maple syrup.
Experts expect divorce spike as courts come back online and pandemic restrictions ease
The pandemic changed the way some view relationships and life priorities. Experts say we’ll continue to see the effects of this value shift.
Students left behind: The pandemic has been especially hard on those with learning disabilities
Students left behind, the impact of COVID-19 on students with learning disabilities
‘Mini’ children’s festival marks return of live theatre for Ottawa’s long-running celebration of the arts
Ottawa Children’s Festival returns to a live stage this weekend.
Experts say approval of COVID-19 vaccines for kids will help achieve herd immunity, provide host of benefits
Following the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine in children age five to 11 in the United States, many are anticipating Health Canada’s approval in the coming weeks. Although vaccine hesitancy remains a key issue among parents, experts say vaccinating kids will bring society that much closer to herd immunity.
Thousands of low-income and racialized youth face barriers accessing minor hockey even as participation falls in Canada
Canadian participation in youth hockey is diminishing and lack of accessibility to low-income communities could be a critical factor in the decline.
NCC’s colourful ‘Fall Rhapsody’ leaf spectacle restores sense of normalcy in COVID times
The NCC’s Fall Rhapsody initiative brings back shuttles and peripheral events after last year’s altered program due to the pandemic.
Some South Asian parents find they face a tricky navigation as they adapt to Canadian norms
The challenges faced by South Asian parents in Canada where parenting style, religious and cultural values are different from their home countries.