It all started with a little boy, a stuffed monkey, and a pair of scissors.
The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program aims to bring joy to the sick, lonely and into high-stress environments through friendly visits from volunteers and their dogs – and maybe even a cuddle.
Ottawa’s Young Parent Support Network offers a cornucopia of resources to help pregnant youth and young parents stay healthy and on track, writes Samantha Ball. “It feels like home,” says 22-year-old Stephanie. “I never had a place before where I could […]
The Nepean Corona School of Gymnastics, which opened in Ottawa more than 40 years ago as a one-coach club with 40 gymnasts, has grown to become one of Canada’s largest, writes Samantha Ball. At The Nepean Corona School of Gymnastics, […]
From competitive pow wow and hoop dancing to bubble soccer and a colour run, the Ottawa Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival will offer up a jampacked, three-day schedule from June 19-21. “We try to do new and unique activities every year and we’ve certainly added […]
The Monarch Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, which opened in Ottawa last year, aims to offer new moms crucial post-hospital support, writes Sonia Mendes. About six weeks ago, Kelli White’s baby girl was born a month early. She weighed only four pounds and […]
In 2014, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario celebrated 40 years as a pediatric health and research centre. Widely known for providing outstanding, family-centred care, it has become the third-largest pediatric research hospital in Canada. Sonia Mendes explores CHEO’s history […]
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is celebrating 30 years of granting wishes – and unforgettable moments of pure joy – to children across the country with life-threatening illnesses and life-limiting conditions Four years ago, a little boy from Ottawa […]