Jen Recknagel is a former Senior Editor at The Local.
How We Eat Now
A quiet dinner while watching Netflix. A sit-down meal with a chosen family. Portraits of dinnertime across the city.
Shedding Light on the Shadow
How a drop-in program for youth is changing the nature of mental health recovery on Toronto’s west side.
Living Without Drug Coverage
Like so many part-time workers in Canada, Olivia is faced with difficult budget decisions every time she gets sick.
Meaningful Connections in Moss Park
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.
Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s
The health care system depends on the work of family caregivers, even when they're elderly and may need care themselves.
In Conversation: South-Asian Women’s Rights Organization
How breaking economic isolation is key to improving mental health for immigrant women.
Aging Alone in Chinatown
One 90-year-old grandmother's resolve to remain independent.
Aging in Place in Kensington-Chinatown
Every Friday morning elderly residents eagerly await the arrival of Dr. Lim, their unofficial doctor-in-residence.
Living with Diabetes in Rockcliffe-Smythe
This little known neighbourhood on Toronto's west side struggles with some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the city.
Mental Health in Oakridge and Taylor-Massey
How poverty and social isolation are affecting the South Asian community on Toronto's east side.
Should Feeding People Be Part of the Health Care System?
Stonegate Community Health Centre is trying to treat patients before they get sick.
The Grocery Bus
What happens when the only store in your neighbourhood shuts down?
A Space of One’s Own
Reimagining what a community hub can look like in West Toronto.