Focus on Education

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 […]

Iva Stavri founded LingoStars during the pandemic. Photo Credit David Chang Photography

Virtual assistance

Online tutoring offers a flexible alternative for busy families Daniel Aram-Ali has received French tutoring in-person and online, and prefers the latter. The Ottawa resident works sessions with LingoStars Tutoring into his busy schedule—“and I can [do] my lessons from […]

Learn about the six new CMEY programs offering early support for children with autism in Ontario

  If you are a parent or caregiver of a young child with autism in Ontario, there’s great news: the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) has introduced six groundbreaking caregiver-mediated early years (CMEY) programs designed to provide crucial support for your […]

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 […]

Youth on a hike at Pink Lake In Gatineau Park. Photo Courtesy CWF

Learning outside the classroom

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s WILD Outside program connects teens with the natural world As students prepare to head back into classrooms, teens with an interest in environmental issues may want to consider making room in their schedules for an outdoor […]

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 […]

Food for thought

Nutrition is an integral part of the Ontario health and physical education curriculum   A few years ago, Anya’s parents separated, and the now-Grade 11 student found herself waking up earlier to travel to school from her father’s new home […]