Ontario’s free licensed daycare plan will help improve gender equality, premier says
By Matthew Horwood | The plan would cover children from the age of two and a half to when they enter kindergarten.
Canadian officials working to tackle recent spike in gang and gun violence
By Jay Rankin | The federal government is looking at more preventative measures against gun and gang violence, including a new gun control bill.
Ottawa’s homelessness plan coming up short
Ottawa city council passed a bill in 2013, marking the start of a campaign to combat homelessness. We check in on the plans progress three years in.
Canadian women athletes still undervalued, say critics
By Valerie Molino | In the last few years, there have been strides to promote female athletes in Canada. However, some critics say we still have some work to do to achieve full gender parity.
Ontario’s proposed affordable housing rules fall flat, advocates say
By Alyssa Del Castillo-Roussy | Advocates dismiss Ontario’s first draft on inclusionary zoning and question its “pro-developer” tendencies.
Increased crime rates spark community action
By Shalu Mehta | Volume and severity of crimes have gone up nationally and locally in Ottawa, calling for community and state-based crime prevention measures.
Ottawa homelessness experts say federal funding needs better allocation
By Amber Davison | Many housing and homeless support experts in Ottawa agree that the government's new housing strategy is a great first step.
National Indigenous inquiry deemed “Underway with challenges”
By Megan Sibley l Federal Government tracker deems anticipated inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls "underway with challenges."
Ontario funding supports survivors from human trafficking
By Emma Jiayue Liu | The recent funding announcements from the Ontario government will help provide more help for trafficking victims, while local organizations highlight the significance of addressing post traumatic stress disorder.