Jen Recknagel is a former Senior Editor at The Local.
A quiet dinner while watching Netflix. A sit-down meal with a chosen family. Portraits of dinnertime across the city.
How a drop-in program for youth is changing the nature of mental health recovery on Toronto’s west side.
Like so many part-time workers in Canada, Olivia is faced with difficult budget decisions every time she gets sick.
In a corner of the city where many have fallen through the cracks, a team of health care providers is exploring ways to reestablish trust.
The health care system depends on the work of family caregivers, even when they're elderly and may need care themselves.
How breaking economic isolation is key to improving mental health for immigrant women.
One 90-year-old grandmother's resolve to remain independent.
Every Friday morning elderly residents eagerly await the arrival of Dr. Lim, their unofficial doctor-in-residence.
This little known neighbourhood on Toronto's west side struggles with some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the city.
How poverty and social isolation are affecting the South Asian community on Toronto's east side.
Stonegate Community Health Centre is trying to treat patients before they get sick.
What happens when the only store in your neighbourhood shuts down?
Reimagining what a community hub can look like in West Toronto.