Ioanna Roumeliotis

Senior Reporter

Ioanna Roumeliotis is an award-winning senior reporter with CBC News, The National. She is based in Toronto and covers a wide range of topics for news and current affairs, with a focus on the people behind the issues. Send ideas to

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Canadian volunteers prepare to join fight against Russian invasion in Ukraine

With fighting in Ukraine intensifying, more people around the world are travelling to the region to either join the fight against Russian forces or to lend assistance to besieged civilians. We spoke to several Canadians who say they are preparing to travel to the country to lend a hand however they can.

Terror, tragedy, heartbreak and healing: How 4 Canadians are building a positive legacy 20 years after 9/11

From survivor's guilt to honouring the memory of lost loved ones, the attack's effects are still keenly felt two decades later.

Ontario health guidance downplays aerosol spread of COVID-19. Critics say this puts lives at risk

Lessons from SARS were ignored in Ontario's COVID-19 pandemic response, health experts say.

Ontario mining company 1st to try new mobile test that diagnoses COVID-19 in as little as an hour

New Gold Inc. is turning to a new test that can diagnose COVID-19 cases in as little as one hour outside a lab setting in the hope of keeping its gold and silver mine in northern Ontario free of the disease.

'We're really at a tipping point': COVID-19 brings research into other medical conditions to a grinding halt

'We had a whole bunch of researchers around the world doing different things. All of our research has basically stopped,' says family of toddler with rare genetic condition.

'She just started sobbing': Parents struggle to help kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety

This is a new, scary world, and for many children and young people across the country it has led to soaring levels of anxiety.

'A race against time': Toronto family tries to raise $3M to treat son's rare genetic disorder

Michael Pirovolakis is 18 months old and suffers from a rare genetic disorder. There is a promise of a therapy that may work. The hitch is it will cost $3 million to do a clinical trial to see if it does.

'They're taking away our hope': Ontario autism program changes leave families anxious about how they'll cope

Families of children with autism in Ontario say the changes to the province's autism program will leave them unable to pay for intensive therapies that can cost up to $100,000 a year while the provincial government says the new program is a much fairer system.

'And then he was raping me': Victim goes public about shocking attack to reveal justice system flaws

A sexual assault victim who was a minor at the time of the attack has taken an extraordinary step, going to court to have the publication ban on her identity lifted so she can talk publicly about her case and push for changes to the criminal justice system.
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