The Women’s March on Washington might seem like a strange name for an Ottawa event, but this March is one of several hundred being held in solidarity across North America this Saturday.
As we move forward into the future as a city, we should keep in mind the shortage of affordable housing in our area and be more proactive in our planning approach to ensure fewer residents are relying on shelters, are staying less time there, and are granted this vital and basic necessity of life.
Opinion: If Ottawa wants the new central library to really serve and succeed as a branch for local residents, a civic centre for all citizens and as an attraction for visitors – and not be an under-used white elephant – then its location matters to all of us.
Emmanuel Goffi est allé visiter la Bibliothèque du Parlement, lieu particulier à plusieurs égards. Si ce n’est déjà fait, osez y pénétrer et vous laisser inspirer par le poids de l’histoire qui git dans cet endroit mythique.
After being asked for a list of books on community and civic engagement, I started researching to see if I could learn more about what exactly this means, especially in light of some of the big ongoing projects in Ottawa.
Consultations on the City of Ottawa’s 2017 Budget are upon us, and this year, the City and others are trying some new tools for engagement.
“We thought of Adbirahman Abdi and the intersections of his identity. He was a black man. He was a newcomer. He had a mental illness.”
If you’re reading Apt613, you’re already a fan of our city. This forum is an exciting opportunity to take advantage of Ottawa’s status as a national capital, connect with like minded people and get involved with this community.
Is it still funny when vicious and insulting tweets are leveled at those actively trying to champion feminist causes and awareness in their community?
Between now and September 9, Canadians across the country have the chance to offer their opinion of the future of 100 Wellington by completing an online survey or tweeting with #100Wellington.
Many Bluesfest attendees on Saturday were hurt and surprised by comments made by Ian Astbury, lead singer of The Cult, a British rock group known for gothy 1980s hits like “She Sells Sanctuary”.
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
Guest Post by Julia Sanchez (President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation) Ottawa cares. From the Syrian refugee crisis to sustainable local development, Ottawans are committed to engaging responsibly and proactively with global issues and as global citizens. And amidst such great global humanitarian need, there is no better place or time than this to think […]
Clear your schedule this weekend – because Spur is well worth your time. On the heels of a new government’s swearing in, this Thursday through Sunday Spur Fest descends on the Capital and promises a medley of sophisticated dialogue. According to Festival Director Helen Walsh, Spur will provide opportunities for people to debate topics or […]
What better city than the nation’s capital and what better time than with a federal election hot on our heels for the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) to debut their 41st season with Michael Healey’s politically-charged satirical piece, Generous. Healey, an award-winning playwright, is no stranger to stirring up controversy in the theatre scene with […]