Lauren Faulkner, right, and her daughter Alex. Alex is in virtual school. Photo Courtesy Lauren Faulkner

An effective alternative

For many students, virtual learning works   School was always difficult for Cameron Ward. With autism and ADHD, Cameron struggled in a regular class, says his mother, Sarah-Jane Ward. “Then along came the pandemic and everything changed.” Ward says there […]

Learning to give

Ontario high school students have long been required to complete volunteer hours as a condition of graduation. Here’s why it’s beneficial     Volunteering fulfills two criteria for students. Students discover their passions, develop their talents and get involved in […]

Frozen hearts

Despite encouraging words, early mornings and shouldering fundraising efforts, hockey moms are often the forgotten heart of the game   Looking back at her calendar, Michelle Hollett wonders how she ever did it. “I had two kids who were in […]

SWOOS members (from left to right) Anna Cuylits, Terrance Hunsley and Carolyn Inch. Photo Credit SWOOS

A place to grow old in

An Ottawa-based organization is working to make communities age friendly and intergenerational. SWOOS shares their ideas with Sheryl Bennett-Wilson   In response to Canada’s aging demographics, a local group is planning for the future.  Senior Watch Old Ottawa South is […]

Canada’s missing history

Experts say we have far to go when it comes to teaching reconciliation in schools When it comes to teaching reconciliation, most schools are off to a good start, but there must be more purpose and intention, says the director […]

Keep on truckin’

Summer doesn’t mean putting learning on hold                                                      When the final class bell rings, how do you convince your kids not to shelve their schoolbooks for the summer? “Make it fun,” says Madghis Madi, manager of Scholars in Barrhaven and […]

From cradle to grave

How its youngest and oldest citizens are treated is telling of a community. Here are three organizations that are making a difference in the lives of families   From Andrew Fleck Children’s Services for preschool aged kids and their parents; […]