Faces of change: Sahada Alolo is building bridges to tackle systemic racism in Ottawa Police
As co-chair of the Community Equity Council, Sahada Alolo is working to close the gap between marginalized communities and Ottawa police.
Gatineau’s ‘Butterfly Girl’ nominated for 2020 Nature Inspiration Award
A young Gatineau girl who is trying to save the endangered monarch butterfly is among the finalists for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Inspiration awards.
Faces of Change: Amira Elghawaby fights for labour rights – and voices often overlooked
Journalist and human rights advocate, Amira Elghawaby speaks on her career and platform in a multicultural Canada.
Faces of Change: Abdirizak Karod works to unite Black people in Ottawa
Abdirizak Karod is a mentor and community leader, who has continued to support the Somali community in the face of budget cuts.
Faces of change: Helen Hirsh Spence hopes to energize an aging Ottawa
Capital Current is profiling people who are making a difference in our community in the series Faces of Change. At 71, Helen Hirsh Spence takes pride in many things: a degree from Dickinson College, a successful career in education and becoming the self-appointed CEO of her own organization. Still, what Hirsh Spence feels proudest of is her age. After living…
Faces of change: Chloe Halpenny fights for a universal basic income
Chloe Halpenny advocates for a for a universal basic income, feminism and more.
Faces of change: John Woodhouse pushes for mobility justice in Ottawa
For children, seniors, and people with mobility issues, navigating the City of Ottawa is not always safe. Volunteer, John Woodhouse is working to create a more accessible and walkable city.
Faces of Change: Body Ngoy wants to draw a fresh picture of Black Canadians
Body Ngoy, a prominent figure in Ottawa’s Black community, details how his experiences shaped both the comic book author and proud Black Canadian man he is now.
Faces of change: Davy Sabourin reflects on the first virtual Capital Pride
Davy Sabourin, Capital Pride’s Chairperson on the Board of Directors reflects on the first-ever virtual Capital Pride Festival.
Faces of change: Aisha Sherazi, volunteer extraordinaire
Aisha Sherazi has been volunteering in the city of Ottawa for 20 years. However, she’s worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect volunteer opportunities in the city.
Faces of change: Heidi Langille is creating allies by celebrating Inuit culture
According to Heidi Langille, an urban Inuk and dedicated mother, one of the best ways to create allies is through the celebration of culture.
Faces of change: Louisa Taylor helps newcomers navigate 2020, COVID-19
This Ottawa refugee advocate is working to ease newcomers into a post-COVID Canada.