News & Ideas
Inspired by Canada’s first LGBTQ+ rights protest, Capital Pride’s 2019 Grand Marshall calls for renewed political action to support LGBTQ+ communities
Through the eyes of an Indigenous woman raising two young sons, the events surrounding Colten Boushie’s are chronicled in this documentary. At the centre is the catalyst for much of the activism and international support that’s erupted since Boushie’s death: his cousin Jade Tootoosis.
Meet Canadian author Kat Verhoeven at the Ottawa Public Library, where she will talk about her new graphic novel, a queer story about friendship, body image, and strength.
Urban Planner Stan Leinwand is the National Capital Commission’s Acting Director, Sustainable Development and Environmental Services. His role at the Lab is to staff the internal steering committee, brainstorm ideas for the space, and coordinate speakers for their speaker series.
Community Builder: Ottawa’s Muslim organizations are breaking down barriers and strengthening communities
At the Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala, the United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau received an award for their consistent efforts in helping to make our city stronger for everyone.
Barkwood Forest might well be that paw-fect (sorry!) place you’d design for your furry friend. Barkwood is the home of Boogity Dog Walking, which picks up dogs around Ottawa’s west end neighbourhoods on weekdays and walks them off-leash in the forest.
The Trend-Arlington Community Association and West Carleton Disaster Relief were two major players in the relief efforts of the September 2018 tornadoes in Ottawa. As a result, the two groups received United Way Ottawa’s signature Community Builder of the Year award.
The Ottawa company makes dehydrated vegan meals packaged in compostable material for zero-waste hikers and campers.
This summer, Rios led a local team of 12 Canadians, as part of a larger group of 40 volunteers, at the Malawi Impact Marathon event. The team worked with the small fishing village of Nkope in one of Impact’s most immersive and intimate combined volunteer-and-race sites.
Liz Clarke is a 2019 Trailblazer Award winner, was shortlisted for the 2018 Impact HUB Ottawa Social Impact awards, just opened a social enterprise called Freedx, made a mixed-media documentary about being black at Bluesfest called Air Force Blacks … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A couple Cold War cold ones? Big Rig, Stalwart, and Ridge Rock breweries are all participating in the inaugural tasting event.
Laura Escudé visited Shopify recently to lead a workshop for Ottawa artists. The independent artist and entrepreneur has designed shows for Kanye West, Jay-Z and American Idol, among other big names.
The winning photographs of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 will be on display in the Canadian War Museum until August 11.
Working quietly, Costco Wholesale has donated millions of dollars to make a difference in the lives of local children. The company is 2019’s recipient of United Way Ottawa’s All That Kids Can Be award.
Carleton’s Learning in Retirement program expands to offer additional lectures and workshops at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
Registration for the fall sessions of Learning in Retirement opens on Thursday, August 8.