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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s missing history

Experts say we have far to go when it comes to teaching reconciliation in schools When it comes to teaching reconciliation, most schools are off to a good start, but there must be more purpose and intention, says the director […]

Kathi Langston. Photo Courtesy Ottawa School of Theatre

Bringing down the house

With 20 years at the Ottawa School of Theatre under her belt, outgoing artistic director Kathi Langston touts the benefits of a theatre education   Between masks, physical distancing and virtual school, the past two years have been difficult for […]