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Tahlia DeCorso with the Ottawa Children's Choir Viva Choir. Photo Courtesy Ottawa Children's Choir

United in song

For 65 years, the Ottawa Children’s Choir has been training kids to raise their voices If children’s voices, joined harmoniously in song is the most beautiful sound in the world, then St. Joseph’s Church must be one of the most […]

Footwear4kids founder and manager William Bourgault. Photo Courtesy Footwear4kids

Off on the right foot

As the school year kicks off, Footwear4kids returns as a part of Caldwell Family Centre’s backpack initiative   This is the story of how a routine declutter ended up helping thousands of families across Ottawa. In August 2020, 20-year-old William […]

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 […]

Leslie Scott.

Lend me an ear

The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region celebrated 50 years of helping people in 2019   In 2015, Jennifer B. was wrestling with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child. At the time, the Ottawa resident, who asked […]

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 […]