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First Aid Plus founder Eric Roy teaches a Standard First Aid course. Photo Courtesy First Aid Plus

In case of emergency

As a teen, Ottawa’s Eric Roy developed an interest in saving lives. Today, Roy’s First Aid Plus teaches people how to help others   Eric Roy recalls when last summer, an Ottawa mother took a course with his company, First […]

A handful of red wigglers. Photo Courtesy The Box of Life

Digging deep for the planet

Vermicomposting is good for your garden, the environment and fascinating for kids     In 2017, Akil Mesiwala was looking for a way to make his life more sustainable. After researching indoor composting and vermicomposting, he bought some red wiggler […]

From left to right, Barbara Roblin of DragonFly; Beryl Phillips, Carolyn’s mother; Grace Xin of the Ottawa Community Foundation. Photo Credit Kita Szpak

For the love of Carolyn

Sixty years after the death of her daughter, Beryl Phillips is working to ensure children with Down syndrome receive the support they need   When Carolyn Phillips was born with Down syndrome in 1948, her first-time parents had few options […]