City builder: Susan Love helps prevent convicted sex offenders from re-offending
For more than 20 years, Susan Love has worked to help convicted sex offenders keep from re-offending. CoSA uses restorative justice principles to try to create both support and accountability for those they work with.
Disability advocates expose gaps in NCC River House’s accessibility
Audit reveals gaps in the NCC River House’s accessibility. Advocates say this reflects a broader struggle in the city.
Ottawa Turkish community grateful for donations to earthquake survivors
Ottawa’s Turkish community is collecting essential items for earthquake survivors with hundreds of contributions from across the city.
After NAC protest and scuttled parade, Winter Pride celebrates 2SLGBTQI+ unity with Ice Party
Ottawa’s 2SLGBT+ community and their allies celebrated in solidarity at an Ice Party on the Rink of Dreams outside City Hall last Sunday. This outdoor dance party provided the community with a safe space to assemble and party amidst the recent backlash for Winter Pride’s Drag Storytime.
De-streaming high schools won’t solve deep-rooted divides in education
De-streaming high schools in Ontario is a step in the right direction, but isn’t the solution.
Ottawa volunteers open their own doors as respite centres for the homeless
As winter settles in, two organizations in Ottawa are working hard to help those without a home. Some individuals are even offering their own homes as respite centres.
Paying it forward: Aylmer art sale supports music initiative for underprivileged youth
An art show at L’Imagier Galleries in Aylmer raised $3,125 to support the work of Produced by Youth, a community organization that provides free music production workshops for underprivileged youth in the national capital.
Downtown clinic for refugees at full capacity for past year, waitlist stretched to nearly 800
The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic has been at capacity since American troops pulled out of Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, triggering nearly 700,000 Afghans to flee the country and seek refuge elsewhere. The number of clients the clinic saw increased five-fold over August and September last year and they now have a waitlist of nearly 800 people waiting for an initial medical assessment.
“Be Somewhere Else”: Lush Cosmetics has decided to leave four major social media platforms
Lush announced on Instagram that the company would be taking a step back from four major platforms in all 48 countries where it operates.
CFIA’s planned commercial dog ban draws free from animal rescue organizations, while veterinarians cheer
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is banning the entry of commercial dogs from over a hundred countries, shocking the animal rescue community!
New Ontario legislation for gig workers doesn’t go far enough, critics say
The new legislation introduced by the Ontario government to extend the minimum wage to gig workers receives negative reactions.
Public washroom shortage leaving many vulnerable populations in the dark and out in the cold, advocates say
The lack of available washrooms in Ottawa’s downtown core and beyond is creating barriers for already vulnerable populations.