Ottawa gets a women and gender equity strategy — now what?
More than two years in the making, the City of Ottawa’s women and gender equity strategy has passed. Now many are wondering what’s next?
Going off script: New book questions what it means to be a modern man
Experts have said this book has the potential to bring more men to the table to talk about harmful conceptions of masculinity — ideals that cause “toxic masculinity” and often result in violence, harassment and the subjugation of women.
On the frontlines: Under-represented women among hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 has impacted many Canadians, women are among the hardest hit considering their representation in frontline work and being at home.
Giving shelter: Nisa Homes opens a haven for women escaping domestic abuse in Ottawa
Nisa Homes is a transitional Muslim women’s shelter for women facing violence, domestic abuse, poverty, or homelessness or seeking asylum. The charitable organization already has six homes across Canada – three in Ontario and three in B.C. and Alberta – making Ottawa the seventh site for Nisa’s services.
Chasing wellness: Experts warn consumers to be careful when purchasing products offering path to health
Canadians are seeking ways to improve their health, especially during the pandemic, and one industry has profited from selling products that promise to improve ‘wellness.’ The wellness industry includes such things as personal care, healthy eating, fitness, beauty and self-improvement. These sectors combine to make up the global wellness economy…
City pilot project tackles ‘period poverty’ with low-cost pads, tampons
The City of Ottawa is testing out a project that will make low cost tampons available to the public.
Girl Guides ‘shine spotlight’ on gender equality as Canada marks International Women’s Day
March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Girl Guides of Canada have chosen to focus on the theme of “Choose to Challenge” while the Government of Canada has chosen #FeministRecovery.
COVID-19 causing wedding woes for brides, grooms and guests
Soon-to-be brides are struggling to plan their special day as the pandemic continues to thrive in Canada.
The pandemic piles on: Parents caring for children with disabilities face even more stress, loneliness and isolation
Lack of community support, doubled with isolation, has resulted in increased anxiety among parents caring for children with disabilities
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.