Dad’s Corner

Jon Willing graduated from Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener in 1997. Photo Courtesy Jon Willing

Back in the day

Columnist Jon Willing notes major differences between current school protocols and the ones he experienced as a student   With the arrival of a new school year, it has struck me that it’s been almost 25 years since I graduated […]

Miles Willing plays at Parkdale Park after a day at pre-school_Photo Credit Jon Willing

Unsung heroes

Some of the city’s most valuable resources during the pandemic? The trusted professionals who care for our children, Jon Willing writes It was an easy decision for my wife and I when child-care providers were allowed to reopen after the […]

The writer's son, Miles, and his wife, Nicole, at Winterlude earlier this year. Photo Courtesy Jon Willing

Not for the faint of heart

Ottawa winters can be quite brutal – but for the sake of his son, you’ll find columnist Jon Willing outdoors… and loving it   The older I get, the less hardy I’ve become in Ottawa’s cold, damp winters. Winter activities […]