Ottawa struggling to cope with increase in homeless population during pandemic, say city officials
Community members and advocates are calling for more resources in the ByWard and Lowertown regions after a rise in homelessness raised concerns about safety.
Hundreds commemorated lives lost at Indian residential schools on National Day
Though hundreds attended the Remember Me event on Sept. 30, a deafening silence filled Ottawa’s downtown core.
Mother revitalizes abandoned children’s community garden in Orleans
An Orleans mother of one is reviving a children’s community garden in her community.
Sexual violence crisis at Western University raises concerns over campus culture across Canada
Following the news, concern over campus safety has soared. “It could have just as easily been my campus,” says student.
Recovery Day in Ottawa underlines the need to end stigma around mental health issues, substance use
Mayor Jim Watson officially declared Sept. 17 as “Recovery Day” in Ottawa. Recovery Day Ottawa also unveiled plans for next year’s new WOW Festival.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation offers hope for healing, speaker says
As part of Canada’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Carleton University welcomed Tim O’Loan, member of the Dene Nation.
Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on trial over ‘horrendous’ conditions
The conditions at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are put on trial by Deepan Budlakoti, who claims the jail has violated prisoners’ human rights.
Young socialists plan to ‘Fightback’ for radical change amid frustrating state of post-election Canada
Fightback Ottawa gathered at the Avant-Garde Bar in Ottawa to discuss the failures of capitalism three days post-election.
For LGBTQ+ Arab youth finding identity and acceptance is a complex struggle
LGBTQ+ Arab Canadians face many hurdles in finding acceptance of their sexuality.
Afghan Canadians feeling “helpless” and “torn apart” as family and friends are stuck in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
Afghan Canadians describe feeling “helpless” and “torn apart” as family and friends are stuck in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.