Locked down in lockup: Prisoners’ mental health suffers as visits, volunteer groups suspended during pandemic
Volunteer-led activities in prisons across Canada have been shut down because of the pandemic, leading to a decline in already-difficult conditions that strain mental health.
‘Names Hurt’: Confronting the embedded racism in Ottawa streets and landmarks linked to slavery
In the wake of the North America-wide anti-racism protests spawned by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Canada has seen a growing movement to highlight systems of oppression and systemic racism. As a part of this, citizens have begun to question the symbols around Canadian cities that honour racist figures and they are pushing for renaming’s.
Quebec woman’s death after racist slurs prompts push to reform health care for Indigenous peoples
The Indigenous community continues bear the brunt of inadequate healthcare, regularly experiencing abusive treatment, negative stereotyping, and substandard care.
Faces of change: Nimao Ali, a ‘friend, sister and mother’ to Ottawa’s Somali community
Nimao Ali has worked to bring justice for Abdirahman Abdi with the Abdi family and local members of the community.
Faces of change: Rev. Anthony Bailey hard at work for social justice
Parkdale United Church Reverend Anthony Bailey has been awarded the Order of Ottawa for his exceptional contributions to the Ottawa community.
Faces of change: Nathalie Maione uses furniture to fight for inclusion
Nathalie Maione’s charity Helping With Furniture furnishes the homes of international and domestic immigrants in Ottawa. They go far beyond furniture in their fight for inclusion.
Ottawa’s multicultural communities boast impressive giving habits
A recent nationwide study shows our multicultural communities are more inclined to support charities and nonprofits compared to the average Canadian. With one in three Canadians projected to be immigrants by 2036, Ottawa’s community leaders, expert researchers and marketers agree that engaging diverse communities should be top of mind for the charitable sector.
Faces of change: Richard Sharpe wants sustainable policies to counter anti-Black racism
Richard Sharpe is a first-generation Canadian looking to make a long-lasting impact on the Black community both here in Ottawa and across the nation.
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.
Faces of change: Chloe Halpenny fights for a universal basic income
Chloe Halpenny advocates for a for a universal basic income, feminism and more.