Monday June 19, 2017
Summer Student Position: French Language Translation
Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) seeks a bilingual francophone student in translation studies or media/communication studies for a summer position  

Thursday April 13, 2017
Insight Theatre seeks Social Entrepreneur

Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is looking for a dynamic social entrepreneur to evaluate Insight Theatre and to recommend innovative new directions for the program. 



Thursday February 2, 2017
Join our Trans Health Team
In collaboration with Trans Health Information Ottawa (THIO) and Kind, we're looking for two dynamic people to develop and coordinate a Trans Health Navigation pilot project.

Monday January 30, 2017
We are hiring a Project Coordinator - Reproductive Coercion
Planned Parenthood Ottawa seeks a Project Coordinator to build community capacity to identify, address, and reduce sexual and reproductive coercion. 

Sunday November 6, 2016
We are hiring an Options Counselling Coordinator

We seek Options Counselling Coordinator to provide leadership for our crisis counselling services. 



Monday July 18, 2016
We're hiring a Parent Leadership Coordinator

We are looking for a creative and motivated Parent Leadership Coordinator to help improve sexual health and safety among immigrant youth by promoting sexual and reproductive health literacy for parents, caregivers, and adult allies. This is a one-year pilot program.



Friday May 20, 2016
We're Hiring Two Research Assistants
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is hiring two post-secondary students to act as summer Research Assistants. Do you have experience conducting literature reviews and outreach to stakeholders? Are you passionate about sexual health? If so, you might be great fit for our team! Click through to learn more and view the job postings.

Thursday March 17, 2016
Spring Volunteer Training
Volunteers are the heart of PPO. They're involved in every aspect of our work, from delivering sexual health education and counselling to running our Board of Directors. We're excited to announce that we're now accepting applications for new volunteers, and will be running our 4-week Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) training course this Spring. Check out our volunteer page for more information.

Wednesday February 17, 2016
Parenting Forum: Making Connections & Sharing Tools and Resources
We would like to invite parents, guardians, and parental figures to an evening to connect and exchange knowledge about the revised Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum. 

7-9PM
Jean Pigott Hall – City Hall


Tuesday January 5, 2016
Join Our Team!
We're hiring an Outreach Coordinator! Are you passionate about sexual health and community development? Do you have strong facilitation and project management skills? If so, you might be the perfect fit! Applications are due by Friday, January 22nd 2016. Click through for more details. 

Wednesday December 23, 2015
CLOSED for Holidays Dec 22-Jan 4th
We will be closed from Dec 22-Jan 4th.

For information and referrals for pregnancy options in Ottawa, please contact Action Canada for Sexual and Reproductive Health's 24-hour access line at 1-888-642-2725.

The Ottawa Crisis line is 613-772-6914 or toll free 1-866-996-0991.

See you in 2016.


Tuesday December 22, 2015
Something Remarkable has Happened!
You responded to our call for help and 2016 looks much, much brighter!

Wednesday August 26, 2015
Urgent message from PPO's President
For 50 years, we’ve been there for you, every step of the way. Now we need your help urgently. You’ve heard of the recent attacks on women’s healthcare in the States, but we’re feeling the impact too. 

Friday July 31, 2015
Beyond the Politics of RU-486: What women really need to know about the abortion pill.

Health Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill, RU-486 in Canada!



Monday July 13, 2015
20,000 anti-abortion postcards for Ottawa
Beware that you may find the graphic anti-abortion postcard on your doorstep. The logical result of this campaign is to increase maternal mortality and morbidity in Canada by making abortions illegal and dangerous... again. 

Wednesday June 24, 2015
Annual General Meeting
Please join us on June 24 @ 6pm for our AGM at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library: 1049 Bank Street.

Tuesday March 17, 2015
Thank you to all interested volunteers
We have completed our recruitment for the 2015 Spring Volunteer Training. 

Monday March 16, 2015
LGBTQ+ Family Planning Workshop: April 10-12, 2015
Thanks to an exciting partnership between Planned Parenthood Ottawa, the LGBTQ Parenting Network (Toronto) and The 519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto), PPO brings you this guest workshop on LGBTQ+ Family Planning!


Wednesday July 2, 2014
Announcing the new Executive Director for PPO!

Lauren Dobson-Hughes (PPO board chair) is delighted to announce the new Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Ottawa. Catherine Macnab will join the PPO team on Monday 7th July.




Thursday May 15, 2014
Planned Parenthood Ottawa has a new President!

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is delighted to announce some changes at the top. After a busy but productive time as President, Andrea Proulx has decided to step down.We thank Andrea for her work, dedication and enthusiasm. Andrea will remain on the Board of Directors, guiding us with her wisdom and experience.

Steeping into Andrea’s shoes as President is Lauren Dobson-Hughes.Lauren has been a volunteer with PPO for six years, and first started with the organization as an options counsellor, a role she still enjoys today. Lauren has been a board member for three years, and is excited about becoming President.




Tuesday March 25, 2014
Welcome Ariane to the PPO Team!
This month Ariane Wylie joined the PPO staff as the Project Manager for our Talking the Talk project.  Ariane will be working on various projects around the office in addition to her work keeping us all on track to develop sexual health resources for parents.  Ariane will be with us until the end of July working on this project.  Updates on the project progress will be posted at www.TalkingTheTalk.ca.  Ariane's introduction and first update is below.

If you are in the office, please stop by and say hi!

- Chris


Wednesday March 19, 2014
Update from Andrea - Farewell to Rachel

Dear PPO friends;

As many of you are aware, Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s Executive Director, Rachel Horsley has been on leave. She has recently decided not to return to the position of Executive Director at PPO.


During her time as Executive Director, Rachel demonstrated a true passion for sexual health and reproductive rights and worked diligently to increase the reach of PPO.  As we navigated through a transitional time, Rachel was instrumental in leading the way to new opportunities and partnerships. She celebrated our golden 50 years at the beautiful Choices gala in the fall and highlighted our many successes as an organisation. Rachel broadened the PPO network and worked diligently with the media to ensure the success of our programs. Her unique skills and experience were enhanced by her persistence and her dedication. She will be greatly missed.

While the board of directors is engaged in finding the right candidate to fill the Executive Director position, Chris Farley-Ratcliffe will act as Interim Executive Director for PPO. Chris is a long time PPO volunteer and has been a fantastic asset to the organisation.

The board looks forwardto working with Chris and continuing to serve the Ottawa community.

If you wish to contact Chris, please feel free to stop by the office or send him and email via director@ppottawa.ca. I encourage the entire PPO community to welcome Chris to this role with PPO. 


Sincerely,

Andréa Proulx

Interim Chair Planned Parenthood Board of Directors



Wednesday February 26, 2014
Talking The Talk campaign coming to a close

The PPO crowd-funding campaign #TalkingTheTalk is coming to a close.  Donate now at talkingthetalk.ca


Monday February 3, 2014
Talking The Talk
Help PPO to raise $5000 to develop workshops to help parents talk with their kids about sex and sexual health.


Thursday November 14, 2013
Update from Rachel and Andrea
Check out what's been going on at PPO and what's new!

Thursday November 14, 2013
Hello from Polly!
Meet Polly Leonard, PPO's new Volunteer and Client Support Coordinator!

Thursday November 14, 2013
A Welcome and Positive Presence at Sexapalooza Fall 2013
Jennifer Nicole shares her experience at Sexapalooza with the PPO team.

Thursday November 14, 2013
Thank You Toulie!
Check out the new piece of art that was donate to PPO! 

Tuesday August 6, 2013
Let's Get Our Chocolate On!
PPO is selling Purdy's chocolate to raise funds for our Scotiabank AIDS Walk Team PP Oh-Yeah! Learn more about how you can join this mission and about all the prizes that come with being a part of our group!

Tuesday August 6, 2013
Update from Rachel & Andrea
Check out what everyone at PPO has been up to this summer and learn more about all the upcoming excitement!

Thursday August 1, 2013
VolunPeer Stories: Why I love what we do!
Read about why one of our amazing Community Education and Options volunteers thinks that being a part of PPO is an enriching and exciting way to give back!

Thursday August 1, 2013
Placing it with PPO: Gabrielle's time as a PPO Placement Student
Learn all about what our lovely BSW placement student Gabrielle was up to this summer and why she enjoyed it so much! We are going to miss you Gabby!

Thursday August 1, 2013
Learning about Crisis, Distress, Suicide and Self-Harm: Thank you to DCOR


Thursday August 1, 2013
How Insightful: A recap of this summer's Insight Theatre training
Hear all about how the new troop has been spending their summer learning about sexual & reproductive health!

Thursday July 4, 2013
Update from Rachel & Andrea
Learn all about what PPO had been up to in June and all the upcoming excitement this summer!

Thursday July 4, 2013
Are You Ready for PP Oh-Yeah!?
PPO has a new Scotiabank Aids Walk team name this year PP Oh-Yeah! Sign up and walk your socks off with us on Saturday September 14th!

Thursday July 4, 2013
An Incredible Taste of "In the First Place"
PPO's Insight Theatre Troop has recently put on an incredible run of their self-written, multi-monologue show about first experiences around sex. 

Thursday July 4, 2013
Too Much of A Good Thing Burlesque Show!
Join PPO and Rockalily Burlesque at the Saw Gallery on Friday July 26th at 730pm for a night of fun, glamour and a lot of sparkle!

Thursday July 4, 2013
PPO's 2012 Audited Financial Report
PPO is happy to present our 2012 audited financial report.

Wednesday June 26, 2013
Continuous Learning Workshops for Options: PPO Welcomes DCOR on July 31st

PPO is thrilled to welcome presenters from the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region for a workshop on crisis, self-harm and suicide on Wednesday July 31st at 630 PM. DCOR is a 24/7 volunteer-based organization offering confidential, emotion mental health support, crisis intervention, information referral and education services.




Wednesday June 26, 2013
Condoms for Canada Day!
In celebration of the long weekend, PPO will be holding two condom blitzes! Come out and hand out!

Wednesday June 26, 2013
VolunPeer Stories: Why is what we do awesome?
The story of one volunteer's fascination with learning, science (*jazz hands*) and the importance of providing people with accurate information in an engaging way!

Tuesday June 25, 2013
PPO Annual Report 2012
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is proud to present the 2012 Annual Report which recounts all the program, projects, progress and promotions of 2012. 

Wednesday May 22, 2013
You are invited: 2013 Annual General Meeting
Join us for a lively discussion of the work of PPO over the last year, and our plans for the future.

Tuesday May 21, 2013
Meet our BSW Student!
Gabrielle Castilloux is a 4th year Bachelor of Social Work student from Carleton University. 

Tuesday May 21, 2013
Meet Hailey, our new Volunteer and Client Services Coordinator
We are so excited to have Hailey join our team!

Tuesday May 21, 2013
In The First Place: Insight Theatre's first ever Fringe Show!
You can catch the show at Ottawa Fringe June 20-29. Click below for times and details!

Tuesday May 21, 2013
VolunPeer Stories: Of Workshops
A new volunteer finds her feet in our Community Education program.

Tuesday May 21, 2013
Exciting Announcements for Summer! Andrea and Rachel Update May 2013
So much good stuff to tell you about!

Friday May 17, 2013
Office Closure Notice
PPO will be closed on Monday, May 20th.  Please click for a list of emergency numbers.


Thursday April 25, 2013
Do you have some Insight to share?
Insight Theatre is excited to announce an orientation session for our new recruits on May 6 from 6-10pm at Planned Parenthood Ottawa!



Thursday April 25, 2013
Congrats, Newly Trained SAPiers!
After 24 hours, and eight Wednesday evenings, lots of dressing in layers , and 11 facilitators/guest speakers from PPO and the broader community, we are happy to congratulate ELEVEN newly-trained folks to PPO!

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Spring is Busy and So Are We: Andrea and Rachel Update
It’s a bustling spring!  Thanks to all of the volunteers who have made our recent events such a huge success, your commitment inspires all of us!   

Wednesday April 24, 2013
The Great Glebe Garage (Bake) Sale
It’s that time of year again! The Great Glebe Garage Sale will be taking place this year on May 25th.

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Condom Blitzing Extravaganza!
Look for us around the Market on April 27!

Tuesday April 23, 2013
Invitation to a Focus Group

You can improve HIV and STI services in Canada!



Thursday March 28, 2013
Office Closure Notice
PPO will be closed Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1 for the spring holiday. Please click through for a list of emergency numbers.

Tuesday March 26, 2013
Insight Theatre Does Fringe! Submit by April 30th!
For the first time, Insight Theatre is producing a youth-written, youth-performed show in the Ottawa Fringe! The show will be called In the First Place, and the theme is firsts relating to sexuality and identity: first kiss, first date, first fantasy, first time coming out – that sort of thing. We’re looking for a total of 10 monologues by youth aged 14–18 about their first experiences, which will be compiled into a show for this year’s Ottawa Fringe.

Tuesday March 26, 2013
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2013 - FEMICON
Once again PPO helped bring some feminist fun to International Women’s Day! For the 5th year, PPO participated in organizing an IWD event to discuss the value of feminism and the work still needing to be done, and to celebrate achievements for women’s rights right here in Ottawa!

Tuesday March 26, 2013
Insight Theatre wins a Femmy Award!
We’re so proud to announce that Insight Theatre was honoured with a Femmy Award on International Women’s Day! The Femmys are given to a handful of women who have made outstanding contributions to the struggle for women’s equality in the National Capital Region, and we were recognized for our Feminist History Walking Tour project. 

Friday February 15, 2013
Rachel and Andrea Update: Bridging Services Report!
It is with tremendous pleasure that we share with you the research results document for the Bridging Services for Women project conducted by Sunny Marriner as the Researcher and the four partner agencies (Canadians for Choice, The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health, and Planned Parenthood Ottawa).   Sunny undertook this project with expertise and capacity, a strong network, and a commitment to the issues that made this phase of the project a tremendous success.



Friday February 15, 2013
See a show and support PPO!

Like theatre and supporting PPO? Use the coupon code “PlannedParenthood” when you buy tickets to “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Gladstone, and producers Bear and Co will donate $5 to PPO!  This Shakespearian satire runs April 19-May 5. Get your tickets here.

 



Friday February 15, 2013
A Busy Month for Insight!
February is a busy month for Insight! Recruitment, a staged reading, and THE BLOG IS BACK!

Friday February 15, 2013
Office Closure Notice
PPO will be closed on Monday, Feb 18 for Ontario Family Day. Please click for a list of emergency numbers.

Wednesday January 23, 2013
New faces around the office!
Meet Yasene and Sarah, our winter 2013 interns!

Wednesday January 23, 2013
A Message from the Board of Directors

Happy New Year PPO friends! Welcome to a new and exciting year! 

The board of directors starts this new year with a few changes.

 



Wednesday January 23, 2013
Insight is recruiting more troupe members for 2013!
Find out how to get involved with our awesome sex ed theatre troupe!

Thursday January 10, 2013
The Bridging Services for Women Project Invites You to our Community Presentation
On Jan 28, we'd like to share the results of our project with you!

Thursday December 20, 2012
Happy Holidays! (and closure notice)
The staff at PPO would like to wish everyone a safe and happy break! We will be closed from December 21st to Jan 1st. Please click for emergency numbers.

Tuesday December 18, 2012
Ottawa Youth Sex Survey 2.0


Wednesday December 12, 2012
World AIDS Day, to the Tune of YMCA
At the end of October, some of the frontline workers from Youth Services Bureau approached Planned Parenthood Ottawa to ask Insight Theatre to create a flash mob for this year’s World AIDS Day event. This year, the event was focused on youth leadership, and it only made sense that Insight would be a part of it, given the program’s peer-to-peer leadership and education lens. I brought the idea to the troupe members, and they were a unanimous yes about taking part.

Wednesday December 12, 2012
A Special Announcement from the PPO Board of Directors
Please read ahead for a special announcement from the Board

Tuesday December 11, 2012
Already A Tremendous Success: An Update on Bridging Services for Women
The Bridging Services for Women Project has had a busy and successful November with the help of our partners and community allies. We ran 3 successful focus groups about Reproductive Coercion and received over 100 replies to our service provider survey! 


Tuesday December 4, 2012
2012 Art Auction-- EXTENDED!
Click through to find the beautiful items on auction this week!

Thursday November 15, 2012
Rachel and Jos Update: Hello Strategic Planning, Welcome Luna
PPO has journeyed through a tremendous amount of change in the past 3 years.   The team (staff and volunteers) has been resilient and flexible. This together with a huge amount of hard work has ensured that our community continues to have access to the unbiased, accurate, pro-choice, and non-judgmental services PPO offers.  Thanks to everyone for their part in that.  We are indeed wrapping up a 3 year cycle, and have undertaken a new 3 year planning process that will guide us in PPO’s new funding context as we seek to improve the sexual and reproductive health of our community.



Thursday November 15, 2012
Congrats, Newly Trained Volunteers!
After 27 hours, four Saturdays, one Wednesday, 12 facilitators/guest speakers from the community, lots of dressing in layers, a pot-luck and some home-made baked goods, we are happy to welcome TEN newly-trained folks to PPO! Joining the PPO team – in addition to our current placement student, Laura-Lee – are these nine new volunteers, looking to get involved with Community Education, some Options Support and some office support!

Thursday November 15, 2012
Insight Passes the Torch

Outgoing Insight Theatre Coordinator Nadine Thornhill shared some thoughts about the program and her experiences with her successor, Luna Allison.



Thursday November 15, 2012
Timeraiser 2012 Positions!
PPO is excited to be participating in Ottawa's 5th Annual Timeraiser! Click below for some of the volunteer opportunities you could be participating in while earning your art!


Friday October 19, 2012
Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren D-H
We are pleased to introduce the PPO community to volunteer, extraordinaire LAUREN! Lauren has been with PPO since 2008, and this year alone, she has worked more than 150 volunteer hours (and counting!) for PPO in her various volunteer roles!

Click to find read more about her!


Friday October 19, 2012
Rachel and Jos Update for October
In nature, the spring brings many beginnings and, in the world of non profits, the fall is as abundant with new initiatives. Two research initiatives, new outreach materials, parties galore-- find out all about the new happening at PPO!

Friday October 19, 2012
Bridging Services for Women
UPDATE: Bridging Services is now LIVE! Click here to find out more project info.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the “Bridging Services for Women: Coordinating a Community Response to Violence Against Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health” project! Together with our partners from Canadians for Choice, Canadian Federation for Sexual Health, and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, PPO is asking what Ottawa service providers know, and want to know, about the space where violence and sexual and reproductive health meet.  


Friday October 19, 2012
Meet Sarah!
PPO is thrilled to be joined by our talented Events Intern, Sarah Nieman!

Wednesday October 17, 2012
Let The Show Begin!
Insight Theatre’s kicks off the 2012-2013 season with a community performance at The Ottawa Public Library.




Thursday October 4, 2012
Holiday Closure Notice
PPO will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Monday, October 8th. Please click below for a list of emergency numbers.

Wednesday September 19, 2012
Meet Laura-Lee
PPO is excited to again have an amazing MSW placement student! Find out more about her!

Wednesday September 19, 2012
Apply now for our Sexuality Awareness Training
 “The education was very comprehensive. I learned more than I thought I would, especially in terms of other perspectives and experiences that were different from my own.”

Wednesday September 19, 2012
We're at it again!
Insight Theatre is getting the gears in motion for a new season of fun, drama and sex education!

Tuesday September 18, 2012
PPO is hiring! Insight Theatre Coordinator
Planned Parenthood Ottawa seeks a coordinator for Insight Theatre. The English youth educational theatre troupe performs a series of skits about sexual health and social issues in schools and throughout the community.

Wednesday August 29, 2012
Pole Dancing AIDSWalk Fundraiser!
Raise money for Team Sexy Sassy PPO and learn a new fitness activity.

Wednesday August 22, 2012
Join us for PRIDE!
Come march with us!

Wednesday August 22, 2012
AIDS WALK needs YOU!
Did you know in Ottawa, it is estimated 3600+ people are living with HIV?

Wednesday August 22, 2012
Rachel and Jos Update
This summer has been all about development, bringing ideas for building the sustainability of PPO to life.  From our amazing volunteers helping us out in the office, to new plans for our Sexuality Awareness Program, to our exciting partnership with OCTEVAW, PPO has had a busy summer!

Wednesday August 22, 2012
Catch the Spirit!
Over 350 people will be lacing up their cleats and digging out their disc (also known as a Frisbee) to participate in the 7th Annual Spirit Ultimate Charity Tournament.  After a three year hiatus Spirit is back and Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) has good reason to cheer on players. 



Wednesday August 22, 2012
PPO is hiring!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is hiring a contact position for the Bridging Services for Women: Coordinating a Community Response to Violence Against Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health project.

Please find the posting details below.


Wednesday July 4, 2012
A Month of Triumph and Difficulty-- Rachel and Jos Update
It has been a month of triumph and difficulty – thank you to everyone who supported the team in our transitions and successes.  


Wednesday July 4, 2012
Insight Celebrates 30 Years of Youth Leadership
A thirtieth anniversary is a big deal. Since 1982, Insight Theatre has harnessed the power of one of the greatest resources available to youth - each other. 


Tuesday June 12, 2012
Insight Auditions on July 12! Find out how YOU can get involved.
Find out all about how you can join Insight Theatre for our 31st Season!

Thursday May 17, 2012
Rachel’s PPO Journey Continues
You may have seen us in the news a bit lately; it has been a busy month. The community is taking note as we are working hard to try to bridge the gap in our funding.

Thursday May 17, 2012
PPO contributes to the Pro-choice Presence at this year’s “March for Life.”
PPOers supported reproductive choice at the Pro-choice Presence on May 10th at this year’s “March for Life.”

Thursday May 17, 2012
PPO wants to see your junk!
PPO is looking for some gently used items to be sold in the Great Glebe Garage Sale on May 26th, 2012.

Thursday May 17, 2012
Meet Hillary: Our Summer Placement Student!
PPO welcomes Hillary, whose dedication and passion for providing inclusive, supportive, and non-judgmental services is what initially drew her to PPO.

Thursday May 17, 2012
Insight Theatre: Gala and Memories
I was part of the troupe in 93-94 and the experience changed my life....After Insight, I continued to educate myself on sexuality and health and have found that my experience at 16 equipped me with an open mind and a deep desire to provide knowledge to others.

Wednesday May 16, 2012
Letter and Emails and Direct Mail, Oh My!
PPO has been hard at work creating new funding opportunities for our Community Education program.

Friday May 11, 2012
PPO's 2012 AGM! June 12, 2012
You're invited to the 2012 Annual General Meeting! Find out about the exciting things that have been happening at PPO.

Thursday April 26, 2012
Tickets Now On Sale for Insight Theatre's 30 Anniversary Gala!
Join us on June 2nd to celebrate 30 years of amazing achievement in sexual health education!

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Registration Open: Sexuality Awareness Program Professional Development
Professional development for the health and social service fields.

Get up-to-date info on sexual and reproductive health topics.
Connect with local agencies. Build your communication skills.



Tuesday April 17, 2012
The Next Chapter of My PPO Story
A message from Interim Executive Director, Rachel Horsley

Tuesday April 17, 2012
Book an Insight Show Before It's Too Late!
Thinking about booking an Insight show for your school or community group? Don't delay! We only have a few dates still available.

Tuesday April 17, 2012
No More Apologies, Ottawa!
On Saturday, April 14th, dozens of queer trans and cis women gathered together at Jack Purcell Community Centre to discuss and delve a little deeper into issues around romance, sexual health and social exclusion in queer women’s communities.

Tuesday April 17, 2012
PPO Wants To See Your Junk!
We're looking for donations for our lawn at the Great Glebe Garage Sale!

Monday April 2, 2012
Holiday Closure Notice
PPO will be closed on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9. The office will re-open for clients at 9am on Tues, April 10.

Thursday March 22, 2012
Presenting "THE NEARLY NAKED TRUTH!"



Friday March 16, 2012
Welcome Rachel!
PPO is pleased to welcome our interim ED on board! Find out all about her.

Friday March 16, 2012
Our trip to Maniwaki
PPO was excited to get to visit the Maniwaki Health Fair again this year. Find all about our trip.

Thursday March 15, 2012
SEXUALITY AWARENESS PROGRAM (SPRING 2012)
A 24-hour professional development training program on sexual and reproductive health is being offered by Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) this spring! 


Wednesday March 14, 2012
No More Apologies Ottawa!
Calling all Queer Women in Ottawa and Gatineau! On April 14th we will be hosting No More Apologies Ottawa!


Friday March 9, 2012
"I Am a Feminist, But..." International Women’s Day Celebration 2012
The fourth International Women’s Day celebration here in Ottawa took place on March 8th at the National Archives.

Thursday February 16, 2012
The 2011 Numbers are In!
Check out how PPO has made a difference in the Ottawa community!

Thursday February 16, 2012
International Women's Day!
PPO is proud to be involved in organizing the 2012 International Women's Day event! Find out about all the awesome events happening on March 8.

Thursday February 16, 2012
Meet Justin, our new co-op student!
PPO is lucky to have a second co-op student this term.  Get to know Justin, who'll be helping organize Insight Theatre's 30th Anniversary Gala.

Tuesday February 14, 2012
Shit Feminists Say: Call for Contributions!
Who says feminists don't have a sense of humour? Help us prove them wrong in time for International Women's Day!

Wednesday February 1, 2012
Call for nominations! Appele à présenter des candidatures!
It's the 2012 "Femmy” Awards for Outstanding Feminist Achievement in the National Capital Region!  C'est le 2012 prix annuels «Femmys», pour les réalisations exceptionnelles de féministes de la région de la capitale nationale!


Tuesday January 31, 2012
PPO IS HIRING! LE PNO EMBAUCHE!
PPO is seeking to fill a maternity leave contract for our Executive Director.  Le PNO embauche un directeur(trice) exécutif(tive)  pour un contract de remplacement de congé de maternité.

Monday January 23, 2012
Bring PPO into your school or community group!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is stilll booking for the spring and early summer.  Click to find out how PPO can help you!


Wednesday January 18, 2012
CALLING ALL INSIGHT THEATRE ALUMNI
Are you a past member of Insight Theatre? Then grab your calendar and save the date, because on June 2nd, 2012 we are having a party you won't want to miss!

Wednesday January 18, 2012
Happy New Year wishes from Heather and Jocelyn!
2012 is off to a great start for PPO! Read more by clicking the link!

Monday January 16, 2012
Goodbye Andrea... Hello Brianna
PPO is wishing all the best to Andrea as she is taking time off for maternity leave, and welcoming Brianna as the Interim Volunteer and Client Support Coordinator.

Friday January 13, 2012
Welcome Alexandra – PPO’s winter placement student
Alexandra Sevigny is currently completing her Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Women and Gender studies at Carleton University, and is excited to be with PPO for her placement.

Sunday December 18, 2011
Ottawa Youth Sexual Health Survey-- input needed!
Carleton University Master of Social Work students, in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Ottawa, are undertaking a group research project to help improve sexual health services in the Capital Region.  The MSW students designed a survey, with input from PPO and Insight Theatre youth, which is going live in December 2011!  If you are between 16 and 24, click now to help us improve sexual health services in Ottawa!

Thursday December 15, 2011
HAPPY HOLIDAYS (and closure notice!)
As another busy year winds down at PPO, we want to thank you all for your support, wish you the happiest of holidays, and share some information about our holiday closure.

Thursday December 15, 2011
Volunteer Profile: Kerry Worth
We are happy to share the news that one of PPO’s volunteers has been awarded the John and Lois Lamont Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health!

Thursday December 15, 2011
Heather's December Update: Ends and Beginnings
Thanks to all of you—board, staff, volunteers, community partners, donors, and supporters—for your part in making 2011 a success!  In particular, many thanks to outgoing Board President Kate Verhoeven and a warm welcome to Jocleyn Wentland in her new position on the board as incoming Board President!

Monday November 28, 2011
PPO is Hiring! Le PNO embauche!
PPO is seeking to fill a maternity leave contract for our Volunteer and Client Support Coordinator.  Le PNO embauche un Coordonateur-trice des bénévoles et du soutien des clients pour un contract de remplacement de congé de maternité.

Sunday November 20, 2011
THE FULL MONTY: Nov 24. NOW WITH BONUS BURLESQUE



Thursday November 17, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- November 2011
The PPO Board of Directors extends a warm welcome to its newest members: Lauren Dobson-Hughes, Jonathan Huber, Tanara Pickard, and Nora Al-Aleiwi.

Wednesday November 16, 2011
Get out your best glitz for Timeraiser 2011!
PPO teams up with Timeraiser to raise volunteer hours and celebrate local art!

Monday November 14, 2011
PPO Wins 2011 Bentley Award!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is proud to announce that one our Community Education projects took First Place in the 2011 Bentley Awards!

Monday November 14, 2011
Our Walk-In Hours Have Changed!
In order to better serve our community, we have changed our walk-in hours!

Thursday November 3, 2011
PPO will be closed for Remembrance Day
Please click for a list of emergency contacts.

Thursday October 27, 2011
In The News: Insight on the CBC
Check out our Insight Theatre program on the CBC!

Monday October 17, 2011
A Huge Success: AIDS Walk 2011
PPO joined friends, supporters, and community members in walking in both celebration and memory of the people in our community affected by HIV/AIDS at this year’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2011. As a partner agency of AIDS Walk, PPO’s red ribbon sashes and beautiful backdrop decorated by the Insight Theatre team and the PPO staff showed our pride and commitment to the community and the Walk.

Monday October 17, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- October 2011
THANK YOU to all of you for your support in the 2011 AIDS Walk – PPO’s Team had a stellar year and we really appreciate your involvement and dedication.

Friday October 14, 2011
Join Us for a Sneak Peek of Insight!
Catch the premier of this years Insight shows next Monday and Thursday!

Friday October 7, 2011
PPO will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please click of a list of emergency numbers.

Monday September 19, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- September 2011
We’re gearing up for the AIDS Walk again!


Wednesday September 14, 2011
THE BIG 3-0!
Plans are underway for Insight Theatre’s 30th anniversary season! Insight’s Coordinator, Nadine Thornhill, gives the full scoop.


Monday September 12, 2011
SEXUALITY AWARENESS PROGRAM (FALL 2011)
A 24-hour educational program on sexual and reproductive health is being offered by Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) this fall!  SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!


Sunday September 11, 2011
Community Education is BACK!
We are pleased to let you know that PPO’s Community Education program is back and taking bookings for presentations, workshops and kiosks!


Wednesday September 7, 2011
Call for new board members!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is currently seeking new members to our Board of Directors.

Monday September 5, 2011
PPO is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday (October 10th)
PPO will be closed Monday, August 1st for the Civic holiday, and Monday, September 5th for the Labour Day holiday. We will reopen the next business day (Tuesday, October 11th) at 8:30am.


Thursday September 1, 2011
Proud PPO at Pride!
PPO was proud to be part this year’s PRIDE events, including the info fair and parade!

Monday August 15, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- Summer 2011
We’ve got a lot of exciting news about organizational growth and change to share!

Friday August 12, 2011
PPO is hiring! PNO embauche!
PPO is hiring a Fundraising and Communications Coordinator (part time) for a two-year contract with a strong possibility of renewal. 

Thursday August 11, 2011
Good food, great reads, and successful fundraisers for PPO!
PPO has had the support of volunteers and community members throughout its history, and this summer has been supported financially through two very successful fundraisers. 

Wednesday August 10, 2011
Join PPO at this year’s Pride Parade – Sunday August 28th, 2011!
Throw on your best sparkles, rainbows, and happy faces and join PPO at this year’s Pride Parade – Sunday August 28th, 2011!

Wednesday July 27, 2011
Team PPO at the 2011 AIDS Walk!
Join and support team "Sexy Sassy PPO" to make 2011 the most successful AIDS Walk to date!

Tuesday July 26, 2011
PPO is closed for the Civic holiday & Labour Day holiday
PPO will be closed Monday, August 1st for the Civic holiday, and Monday, September 5th for the Labour Day holiday. We will reopen the next business day (Tuesday) at 8:30am.


Monday June 27, 2011
PPO is closed for the Canada Day Holiday (July 1st)
PPO will be closed Friday, July 1st for the Canada Day holiday. We will reopen on Monday at 8:30am.



Friday June 17, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- June 2011
Join us for PPO’s 2011 Annual General Meeting—June 22nd, 2011 at 6pm.

Thursday June 16, 2011
Insight Theatre Update: Endings & Beginnings
It's a wrap on our 29th season but plans have already begun for Insight Theatre's big 3-0!


Wednesday June 15, 2011
"Get to Know PPO" fundraising event -- Sunday, June 26th
Join us at Tucker’s Marketplace (61 York St. in the Byward Market) for a night of good food, good company, and a silent auction with some great prizes! 



Tuesday June 14, 2011
Pilot Project Wrap-Up -- by Faiza
Read about the wrap-up of this project and how it has informed PPO, from the perspective of the project's co-facilitator, Faiza!

Monday June 13, 2011
Book & Bake Sale Fundraiser -- July 9th
PPO volunteer extraordinaire Melanie is organizing a BOOK & BAKE SALE in support of PPO and the Community Education program!

Wednesday May 25, 2011
Join Insight Theatre!
The weather is getting warmer, which means that Insight Theatre's summer training program is coming soon! 

Monday May 16, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- May 2011
UPDATED: The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Ottawa cordially invites you to our 2011 Annual General Meeting.


Friday May 13, 2011
PPO contributes to the Pro-choice Presence at this year’s “March for Life”
PPOers supported reproductive choice at the Pro-choice Presence on May 12th at this year’s “March for Life”.


Wednesday May 11, 2011
All Good Things....
Insight Theatre’s 2010-2011 season comes to a close.

Monday May 9, 2011
PPO is closed for Victoria Day Holiday (May 23rd)
PPO will be closed Monday, May 23rd for the Victoria Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday at 8:30am.

Tuesday April 26, 2011
Welcome Brianna – PPO’s summer placement student
Brianna is currently completing her Master of Social Work degree at Carleton University and is excited to be with PPO for her final student placement.

Thursday April 14, 2011
Update from Heather & Kate -- April 2011

PPO’s Community Education program haslost its funding, necessitating a time of change and new directions. Learn moreabout how this impacts the program and the community.





Monday April 11, 2011
Thank you, thank you, thank you…
In recognition of National Volunteer Week and everything our volunteers do and give to PPO, we’d like to say THANK YOU!


Monday April 4, 2011
Work With Insight Theatre This Summer!
Insight Theatre is looking for a fun, insightful, theatrical individual to mold our new Summer Trainees into a dynamic sexual health educating troupe! 


Sunday April 3, 2011
PPO heads to Kitigan Zibi
Three volunteers and a co-op student, eighty Algonquin high-school students, and one fast-paced day!


Sunday April 3, 2011
Get Tested! Why not?
A great new website has been launched by Ottawa Public Health to encourage more people to get tested for STIs, and includes great info, resources and support!

Tuesday March 15, 2011
Update from Heather and Kate
It has been a packed month! Get the scoop from Heather and Kate on the goings on...

Monday March 14, 2011
SAP is Running!
A 24-hour educational program on sexual and reproductive health is being offered by Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) this Spring! 



Sunday March 13, 2011
Ménage à Trois: An evening of sexual satire – All Wrapped Up
PPO’s fundraising event with Apartment 613 and Sexual Overtones was amazing, sexy, and oh-so entertaining!!! 


Friday March 11, 2011
Farewells and Reflections: Anastasia, Mel and Diane
Reflections on our interns’ and midwifery student’s experiences with PPO and their plans for the future.



Wednesday March 9, 2011
I Might Be a Feminist, But… an International Women’s Day celebration - a success!
The third annual International Women’s Day celebration here in Ottawa, I Might Be a Feminist, But…, celebrated the successes of Ottawa area women, discussed the need for continued work in women’s issues, and was a great excuse for a great party!



Tuesday March 8, 2011
PPO is closed for Easter holiday (Apr 22 & 25)
PPO will be closed Friday, April 22nd and Monday, April 25th for the Easter holiday. Click to see a list of emergency numbers.

Thursday March 3, 2011
Girls Chat Pilot Project / MSW Project – round #1
Phase one of the pilot project is complete and the research is being compiled!

Wednesday February 16, 2011
Ménage à Trois: Three’s a Crowd Pleaser
Apartment 613 and Sexual Overtones present an evening of sexual satire in support of PPO! Save the date: March 12th! 


Tuesday February 15, 2011
Sex during Pregnancy workshop at Venus Envy!
Join PPO for a Sex during Pregnancy workshop at Venus Envy! Friday February 25th, 2011. Doors at 7pm.

Monday February 14, 2011
February Update from Heather & Kate
2011 is treating PPO well so far… get the scoop on goings on and upcoming events.

Friday February 11, 2011
Welcome Faiza-- PPO's youth co-facilitator
Faiza will be involved in a new Community Education project that is focused on adapting and tailoring PPO's programming specifically for young women from Ottawa’s Muslim community.

Thursday February 10, 2011
PPO Open House a success!
We opened our doors on February 1st to show off our new space and celebrated a new PPO year! 


Wednesday January 19, 2011
Happy New Year wishes from Heather and Kate!
Here is a bit of what we are looking forward to in 2011!

Tuesday January 18, 2011
Come one, come all to the PPO Open House!
Join us on February 1st from 4-7pm to check out our new digs, meet some new PPOers and catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while.

Monday January 17, 2011
Apartment 613's "The Big Sexy O-Town Survey"
Check it out! Apartment 613 has released The Big Sexy O-Town Survey!  

Sunday January 16, 2011
Sexapalooza -- All Wrapped Up!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa was one of the many exhibitors that participated in the 4th Annual Sexapolooza adult show at Lansdowne Park this past weekend. 

Friday January 14, 2011
Ottawa International Women's Day Event! March 8
Join us for "I Might Be A Feminist, But..." - an entertaining, fun and dynamic International Women's Day event that PPO is helping to organize and plan!

Friday January 14, 2011
PPO at "Painted Lips & Lolly Licks" -- February 11, 2011
Join PPO at the erotic film festival, "Painted Lips and Lolly Licks", February 11 at 9pm at the Mayfair Theatre. 

Thursday January 13, 2011
Call for Nominations! L'appel pour mise en candidature!
We invite your submissions for the 2011 Femmy Awards, to be presented at the International Women's Day event on March 8th at the National Archives! 

Monday January 10, 2011
Welcome Leanne -- PPO's current placement student
PPO welcomes Leanne, whose enthusiasm and keen interest in sexuality studies drew her to pursue an academic internship at PPO.

Monday January 3, 2011
PPO at Sexapalooza -- January 14-16, 2011
Join PPO at Sexapalooza, January 14-16 at Lansdowne Park!

Tuesday December 14, 2010
New Office Update
After a busy couple of weeks, we’re now established in our new office at 2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 403, with our new officemates CFSH and ACPD. 

Wednesday December 8, 2010
Update from Heather & Kate -- December 2010
New board members, office-warming party, and goings on!

Monday December 6, 2010
Study on Immigrant Women's Experiences Seeking Reproductive Health Services - call for volunteers
Are you a woman who has immigrated from Africa within the last 10 years?  

Would you like to share your stories about seeking reproductive health information, services, and support?



Monday December 6, 2010
Holiday Closures -- Dec 24-Jan 3
PPO will be closed for the Holidays from 4:30pm on December 23rd and will re-open on January 3rd.  If you need immediate assistance, please click through for a list of numbers.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Sunday December 5, 2010
Insight Theatre Rocks World AIDS Day!
On December 1st, Insight Troupe members teamed up with volunteers from the Youth Services Bureau to engage their fellow youth to raise awareness and fight stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.  

Tuesday November 23, 2010
PPO IS HIRING! PNO EMBAUCHE!
PPO is hiring a youth co-facilitator (contract) as part of a pilot project under our community education program. This role will include co-facilitating three workshops adapted specifically for Muslim youth females.

Monday November 15, 2010
Update from Heather & Kate -- PPO is MOVING!
Our new address, effective December 1st, will be:
2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 403.
Our phone number (613-226-3234) and email/web addresses will remain the same.


Tuesday November 9, 2010
Timeraiser 2010 -- Wrap-Up
PPO was excited to participate in the 3rd Ottawa Timeraiser event, at the National Gallery of Canada, on the evening of Saturday November 13th. 

Monday November 8, 2010
PPO now offers pregnancy testing!
Tests are available by appointment or for walk-in clients Monday through Friday, from 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm. If you have any questions, please contact 613-226-3234 or options@ppottawa.ca. 

Friday November 5, 2010
World AIDS Day, 2010
Wear a red ribbon, donate to PPO, or join us on December 1st!

Thursday November 4, 2010
SEXUAL HEALTH CENTRE: Closing for renovations!
Sexual Health Clinic will be closed for renovations from November 19th, 2010 until January 17th, 2011.



Wednesday November 3, 2010
PPO is a part of the 2010 Timeraiser!
Join us at the 2010 Ottawa Timeraiser! 
Saturday, November 13th @ 7pm, National Gallery of Canada.


Thursday October 14, 2010
Update from Heather and Kate - Oct 2010
AIDS Walk wrap-up, new board member and more!

Thursday October 14, 2010
INSIGHT IS AT IT AGAIN!
Mark your calendars for Insight's 2010-2011 Season Premiere!

Wednesday October 6, 2010
Upcoming Event! "Hot Women, Fall Nights"
Lady With Attitude proudly presents "Hot Women, Fall Nights" (6-Nov-10)

Tuesday October 5, 2010
Do you donate to United Way?
You can direct your United Way contributions directly to Planned Parenthood Ottawa!




Wednesday September 15, 2010
Insight is In Sight!
It is my pleasure to welcome the 2010/2011 Insight Theatre Troupe to the Planned Parenthood Ottawa community.  Insight Theatre is a by youth, for youth, about youth, theatre group that educates local area high school and middle school students based on the Grades 7 through 9 health curriculum. The group, comprised of local high school students uses theatre as a way to reach the youth they are presenting to. 

Wednesday September 15, 2010
Update from Heather and Kate - Sept 2010
We’re gearing up for the AIDS Walk here at PPO. It’s taking place on September 25th and if you haven’t joined the team yet then please do! We’re planning on wearing boas—who would want to miss that??

Wednesday September 15, 2010
SAP is Running!
A 24-hour educational program on sexual and reproductive health is being offered by Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) this Fall!

Wednesday September 15, 2010
Staff Profiles: Meet Our Interns Anastasia and Mel!
Our interns, Anastasia and Mel, will be with PPO from July-December 2010 on a Canada’s Eco Youth Internship Program.

Tuesday August 24, 2010
Team PPO is Ready to Go!

Click to find out how you can win great prizes by joining Team PPO!


Monday August 23, 2010
IN THE NEWS: Camp Snowy Owl
Curious as to where your AIDS Walk funds might go? One place – new in 2010 – is Camp Snowy Owl.



Monday August 23, 2010
Heather and Kate's August Updates
The PPO office has been bustling this summer and this fall will bring some staff changes about as we settle into a revised team.  Here’s all the updates:

Monday August 23, 2010
Staff Profile: Gemma Bonham-Carter
Gemma, our amazing Community Education Coordinator, is heading off to London to do her Masters in Public Health.  She has done tremendous work in setting new directions for the program, and the organization as a whole.  Before she goes, she shared a bit about her time at PPO!

Monday August 23, 2010
Community Education Has Changes on the Way!
We are expanding the success of our Community Education Workshop Program.  Read on for more details.

Thursday July 29, 2010
PPO will be closed Monday August 3
Planned Parenthood Ottawa will be closed Monday, August 2nd for the Civic Holiday.   We will reopen on Tuesday at 8:30am.  If you are in crisis or need immediate assiance, please click for a list contacts.

Monday July 26, 2010
AIDS Walk for Life



Wednesday July 21, 2010
Masquerading Identities: the PTS Gala
PPO is proud to be a community sponsor of Pink Triangle Services' premiere gala on August 13.


Monday July 19, 2010
The Lay Down: July 2010 Edition
The Lay Down is PPO's monthly newsletter, full of the exciting events happening, and ways to get involved.

Monday July 5, 2010
Insight Theatre summer training begins!
Build your skills and gain some new knowledge!  The fun begins July 19!

Tuesday June 29, 2010
In The News: Women tell their stories in the Abortion Monologues, by Jane Cawthorne
An interview with "Abortion Monologues" playwright, Jane Cawthorne.

Monday June 28, 2010
Happy Canada Day! Bonne Fête du Canada!
PPO will be closed on July 1 & 2 for Canada Day.  If you need immediate assistance, please click for a list of emergency and crisis numbers.

Tuesday June 15, 2010
The Lay Down: June 2010
New in 2010, The Lay Down is Planned Parenthood Ottawa's newsletter for volunteers, membership and the general community.  Keep up on the exciting events around the organization and in the Ottawa community. 


Tuesday June 1, 2010
PPO IS HIRING! PNO EMBAUCHE!
The position is closed, but please keep an eye on the website for other opportunities.


Tuesday June 1, 2010
AGM 2010
The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Ottawa cordially invites you to our 2010 Annual General Meeting on June 29.

Thursday May 27, 2010
The Abortion Monologues
The Abortion Monologues is a unique theatrical exploration of the impact of this very common, yet seldom discussed, experience on the lives of a variety of women.

Sunday, June 27.  One Night Only!


Wednesday May 26, 2010
Insight Theatre Season Finale
Be sure to see PPO's Insight Theatre in their Season Finale show Friday, June 4 at 8pm at the Bronson Centre.  Updated: Correct date!  It's June 4.


Monday May 24, 2010
Insight Theatre Auditions-- June 28
Insight Theatre is looking for high school students to join next years troupe!

Tuesday May 18, 2010
The Lay Down: May 2010 Edition
New in 2010, The Lay Down is Planned Parenthood Ottawa's newsletter for volunteers, membership and the general community.  Keep up on the exciting events around the organization and in the Ottawa community. 

Friday May 14, 2010
In the News: Response to the March for Life
On May 13, PPO joined with the ProChoice Coalition of Ottawa to rally a pro-choice presence at the March for Life.  Read all about it.  UPDATED: PICS!


Friday May 14, 2010
Sex for One for Women Workshop! May 19
Join PPO at Venus Envy for a fun, facinating, hands-off workshop on May 19!

Wednesday April 28, 2010
In the News: Sexual education revisions must go ahead, Ottawa groups say
EDUCATION / Youth Services Bureau, Ten Oaks Project, Planned Parenthood endorse 2010 sex ed plan
Noreen Fagan / Xtra/ Ottawa / Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Tuesday April 27, 2010
Masturbation Month
Planned Parenthood Ottawa invites you to Celebrate May the Hands-On Way!

Monday April 26, 2010
Choosing Choice IS Choosing Life!
Join Planned Parenthood Ottawa and the ProChoice Coalition of Ottawa in being a peaceful, pro-choice response to the "March for Life" on May 13.

Wednesday April 21, 2010
The Lay Down: April Edition
New in 2010, The Lay Down is Planned Parenthood Ottawa's newsletter for volunteers, membership and the general community.  Keep up on the exciting events around the organization and in the Ottawa community. 

Wednesday April 7, 2010
Take Action: G8 Maternal Health Initiative
Find a brief summary about the government's proposed G8 Maternal Health Initiative, and a way to get in touch with your representatives to let them know that birth control is part of maternal health.

Tuesday March 30, 2010
Happy Spring Holidays!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa will be closed Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5.

Wednesday March 17, 2010
The Lay Down: March 2010 Special Edition!
New in 2010, The Lay Down is Planned Parenthood Ottawa's newsletter for volunteers, membership and the general community.  Keep up on the exciting events around the organization and in the Ottawa community.

Monday March 15, 2010
International Women's Day Award Winners and More!
Missed International Women's Day on March 8?  No problem... you can catch the highlights here!  Find out the Capital Femmy Award Winners; see the amazing writing contest samples and enjoy our celebratory video!

Friday February 5, 2010
Ottawa International Women's Day Events! March 8
Find out more about all the exciting things happening for IWD Ottawa!

Wednesday January 27, 2010
Call For Nominations! L'Appel pour mise en candidature!
The 2010 Femmy Awards are fast approaching!  Click through for more info on how to nominate an amazing "not-a-feminist" that you know.  Le texte français suit.

Monday December 21, 2009
Happy Holidays et Joyeux Fêtes from PPO!
The Planned Parenthood Ottawa office will be closed starting December 23.  We will reopen January 4.


Thursday December 3, 2009
PPO Celebrates 45 Years!
Magic Boxes, our 45 Anniversary Party and first-ever gala fundraiser, was a huge success!  The event, held November 19 at Hintonburg's Cube Gallery, attracted 90 patrons and raised $11,000 for PPO.  Click through for more pictures!



Wednesday June 24, 2009
Teens want to learn about healthy sex, not just sexual health (Globe & Mail)
A study finds that teens want to learn about healthy relationships and sexual pleasure, but their education has focused largely on the anatomical birds and bees.

Thursday May 14, 2009
Sexting like 'spin the bottle online,' prof argues (National Post)
Academics gather this week in Ottawa for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, presenting papers on everything from gender roles in folk dancing to cultural nationalism in a global world. Throughout the week, we showcase some of the most interesting research