The gift of time

  If you’d like to volunteer but don’t know where to begin, Volunteer Ottawa can help.   “Volunteer Ottawa strengthens our community,” says Christine Trauttmansdorff, the executive director of Volunteer Ottawa, “by supporting volunteers and the not-for-profit sector.”   It’s […]

The pandemic is a tough time for kids, educators say.

Crime and punishment (and school)

During a pandemic, school officials need to consider the stress that students face during these unprecedented times, experts say.    Back in the 1950s, discipline in schools was strict and authoritarian. Corporal punishment was practised frequently. Schoolchildren were expected to […]