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.
First Nations decry impact on their languages as public talks begin on Quebec bill to protect French
This month the National Assembly of Quebec held public consultations on the controversial Bill 96. Minority language advocates point to the bill’s discriminatory nature.
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.
Carleton student community seeks answers about suspension of Attendant Services Program
Carleton students are angry about the university’s decision to suspend the Attendant Services Program in fall term for COVID-19 health reasons.
Truth and Reconciliation in focus: Marking a solemn national day of remembrance and hope
Indigenous Peoples and allies gather in Ottawa for a day of reflection and education.
Pro-Palestine protesters who gathered in Ottawa Sept. 18 to push demands even after status quo federal election
Protests for Palestine were planned for the days leading up to the federal elections to ensure the new government knows the demands from Palestinian people.
National organizations push for universal income to be a hot election topic
Canada’s basic income organizations and activists are pushing for universal basic income to be a priority issue in the federal election.
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.
Criminal justice advocates question Ontario’s decision to shut down prison oversight boards
Critics say the Ontario government hasn’t adequately why they eliminated Community Advisory Boards that oversee provincial jails were shut down in June.
Baked in: Extreme heat waves pose life-threatening risks for homeless, experts say
As the climate warms, longer, hotter heat waves are becoming the norm even in Canada. For the homeless this poses serious risk, experts say