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
AIDS turns 40: Hope for the future after decades of sorrow and stigma
Forty years ago the world was learning about a condition called AIDS. Today, during a pandemic, there is new hope that science can offer better treatment.
Open door possibilities: Community fridges are filling the gaps that cause food insecurity
COVID-19 exacerbated issues of food insecurity across Canada, and some communities are turning to community fridges as a response.
Young Asian Canadians hardest hit by discrimination in Canada, survey shows
A new survey on anti-Asian discrimination shows young people are more likely to be affected.
Vancouver care package initiative aims to bring joy to every season
A new initiative called Season’s Greetings provides gift boxes to people living in poverty in Metro Vancouver.
Teenaged Indigenous climate activist part of unique month-long celebration of Indigenous voices at Carleton
Autumn Peltier, the “Water Warrior,” was one of the speakers at a month long celebration of Indigenous culture and communities at Carleton University called Minwàdjiyà-n.
Going off script: New book questions what it means to be a modern man
Experts have said this book has the potential to bring more men to the table to talk about harmful conceptions of masculinity — ideals that cause “toxic masculinity” and often result in violence, harassment and the subjugation of women.
Socially distanced or virtual, youth activists deliver their message on Global Day of Climate Action
Activists put the annual Global Day of Climate Action online this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Peel Region celebrates first ever virtual Black History Month concert
The Peel Region’s 20th Black History month concert celebrated the community and highlighted the need to address anti-Black racism.
City pilot project tackles ‘period poverty’ with low-cost pads, tampons
The City of Ottawa is testing out a project that will make low cost tampons available to the public.
Ottawa ministry trying to restore hope, one homeless youth at a time
Eight years ago Jason Pino founded Restoring Hope Ministries, an emergency overnight shelter for Ottawa’s homeless youth.
Carleton University to rename three campus buildings to promote diversity, inclusion
Three Carleton University buildings are set to be renamed to reflect racial diversity, but some racist campus monikers are going untouched.