Eric Bollman, right, began volunteering with Operation Come Home more than 15 years ago.

Back on track

Helping Ottawa’s at-risk and homeless youth through Operation Come Home is a family affair for Eric Bollman   When a friend asked Eric Bollman to spend the night outdoors in the dead of winter for the first time 15 years […]

Finding their tribe: James Gordon talks to stay-at-home dads about getting out, avoiding isolation and being in good company

  As anyone who has stayed home to care for children can attest, being a full-time parent can sometimes feel very isolating. This is especially true for stay-at-home dads. Unfortunately, “traditional” views in Western society hold that the father of […]


Fatherhood allows opportunities for reflection: Columnist James Gordon recognizes his own dad’s sacrifices now that he has boys of his own

  Becoming a father puts a lot of things into perspective.   Stuff that seemed so important, even all-consuming, when you were younger sort of melts away, replaced by this new, little being in the centre of your life. Material […]