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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 […]

Judit Marton held a fundraiser in support of Ukraine. Photo Courtesy Judit Marton

Close to home

Ottawa families watched in horror as Ukraine was attacked. Janhabi Nandy writes about how their crisis became ours Judit Marton watched the news coverage of Russia’s attack on Ukraine with increasing anxiety. Her concern for her daughter, living and working […]

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; […]

Brittanny Belanger with a collection of egg carton donations.Photo Courtesy Earthub

Earth’s angels

These eco-friendly organizations are leading local grassroots efforts to make the city a greener place For Brittanny Belanger, it all started with prescription pill bottles. “A couple of years ago, I had some mental health issues, and I was taking […]

Taking care of business

Parenting plus pandemic means double the work for local business owners Running your own business can be difficult enough, but for many local small business owners who are also juggling parenthood, the pandemic has proved a time of challenges and […]