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 worth about $4.5 trillion. Some products sold by wellness companies…
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.
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.
Still waiting in the wings: Why women and people of colour remain sidelined in Canadian film and TV
While change is starting to happen, too many BIPOC women are still waiting for their turn at leadership roles within the film and television industry in Canada and worldwide.
Ottawa’s Jewish women closer than ever during pandemic
Jewish women in Ottawa support each other during the pandemic through a variety of community events.
Affordable housing, safety among the priorities in Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy
The City of Ottawa is preparing to move forward to the next phase of its Women and Gender Equity Strategy after a delay because of the pandemic. A brief report updating city councillors on the two-year-old initiative was issued Oct. 30. It included a summary of priorities for action — including more affordable housing and improved safety — that were…
Ottawa’s Women’s March focused on bodily autonomy
Thousands gathered on Parliament Hill Saturday for the fourth annual Women’s March.