Self-defence classes and dog spray can create ‘false sense of security’ in vulnerable people, experts say
Self defence tools and classes can make women feel safer than they really are.
CatVideoFest pulls in feline fans for rescue fundraiser
The ByTowne Cinema partnered with Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue for CatVideoFest 2021, drawing in Ottawa cat lovers and raising proceeds for local rescue shelters.
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.
Lack of race-based data hid more severe impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC communities, experts say
Race-based data concerning the pandemic was not collected in Canada — at least not initially.
TikTok Thanksgiving: Concerned Byward store clerk makes a difference
An Ottawa man uses TikTok to rally followers to help the disadvantaged in the Byward Market area.
Equity committee aims to bring diversity and inclusion into the mainstream at Ottawa South Community Association
Organizational equity is more popular than ever, as seen with the newest committee at the Ottawa South Community Association.
City hall exhibit showcases Muslim culture as Ottawa declares Islamic Heritage Month
Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed October 2021 as Islamic Heritage Month in the City of Ottawa.
High phone rates in prisons leaves incarcerated people disconnected
Phone calls are the only way for prisoners to contact the outside world but many factors, such as high costs and limited accessibility, have made it more difficult to make a call. For some prisoners the inability to connect with loved ones has had negative effects on their mental health and safe reintroduction into society.
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.