Teaching Black history and culture needs to be a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum, advocates say
Experts say education about Black history and culture is an essential part of combating racism both inside and outside of the classroom.
Pandemic rise in domestic violence mirrored in increased animal abuse, warns Ottawa Humane Society
The Ottawa Humane Society reports an increase in animal abuse linked to domestic violence over the course of the pandemic.
Noise complaints in Ottawa surge to seven-year high during COVID-19
Stay-at-home measures may be helping fuel a rise in noise complaints during the pandemic.
Lookahead ’21: Centre 507 cooks up a plan to remodel kitchen where 35,000 meals have been prepared since 1983
Officials with Centre 507, the adult drop-in centre in the heart of Ottawa, say they’ll be working hard in 2021 to deepen their connection with the community and step up the centre’s effort to improve services for those in need. This effort will be highlighted by a renovated and upgraded…
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
Pandemic pressures have added to the struggle for newcomers and refugees in Ottawa
Data shows that refugee communities in Ottawa are being harder hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
Plan to scrap ‘racist’ streaming in Grade 9 hailed as major step for Black students in Ontario
Beginning in Grade 9, all the way through his high school career, Ethan Itwaru had a ritual of visiting the guidance counsellor once a year. His annual battle to secure the grades he needed to earn in some of his classes had him regularly questioning whether to switch to the…
LGBTQ2+ Canadians may face increased housing insecurity amid COVID-19: experts
A recent Statistics Canada analysis suggests LGBTQ2+ Canadians could find themselves at greater risk of homelessness during the pandemic.
Pandemic amplifying discrimination, economic disparity faced by new Canadians, people of colour: experts
How the pandemic has made an impact on the social issues occurring in Canada.
Rise in online gambling has experts warning that the house usually wins in the long run
With online gaming sites gaining traffic over the pandemic, experts say players new and old should proceed with caution.