Ava James Sidoli founded Only Takes One. Photo Courtesy Only Takes One

It only takes one

Giving was a part of Ava James Sidoli’s childhood. Now in her last year of high school, the Ottawa teen has led a charge in helping the less fortunate When you get the message at age five that it’s a […]

Learning languages, opening doors

Furthering bilingualism for families has been a mission for local grassroots organization Canadian Parents for French since 1977   When Ottawa resident Jenny Dao was choosing a school for her two children, she wanted to ensure that there was a […]

Throwing a lifeline

With the help of Pleo, getting an individual education plan doesn’t seem so daunting Kristina’s daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at age eight, but it turned out to be an incomplete diagnosis. “She is also autistic,” says Kristina, who asked […]

A lifelong affair

Whether they sign up for dance instruction or a lecture series, seniors can benefit from heading back to class You make sure to get your steps in everyday, have a workout buddy and a membership to the gym. But Dr. […]

Early exposure

It’s an unexpected benefit of daycare—learning a second language The earlier you can expose a child to a second language, the better, says a speech language pathologist with the preschool speech language program at First Words of Ottawa and Renfrew […]

Sarah and Alex Fields and their children (names withheld by request). Photo Courtesy JHarris Photography

The heart of the matter

Most people are unaware that heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women The last thing Sarah Fields expected was to be a patient at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Fields had always been an active person. The […]