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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Hy-Grade Steel Roofing System as part of our Community Leaders Program.


New event offers free haircuts to LGTBQ2S+ community

New event offers free haircuts to LGTBQ2S+ community

It is part of the Gender Free Haircut Club, an event organized by a global alliance of hair salons and shops called The Dresscode Project
New video highlights root causes of homelessness

New video highlights root causes of homelessness

'I just want more people to participate in the conversation,' said Oak Tree Project co-founder, Will Mactaggart
Local ukulele ensemble spreads the musical love with donation to area school

Local ukulele ensemble spreads the musical love with donation to area school

The Royal City Ukulele Ensemble raised funds to donate 30 ukuleles to a rural school
New program aims to provide haircuts for those seeking jobs through 2nd Chance

New program aims to provide haircuts for those seeking jobs through 2nd Chance

Guelph woman behind the initiative is looking for local hairdressers willing to help out
Residents of Village By The Arboretum sing, dance to help raise money for Ukraine

Residents of Village By The Arboretum sing, dance to help raise money for Ukraine

'Everyone that could possibly perform did,' said Mike Diamond, an organizer of Ukraine Relief Fundraiser
Meet Parm: one of HOPE House's successful participants in the new Ease Into Work program

Meet Parm: one of HOPE House's successful participants in the new Ease Into Work program

Since the program began last year, seven participants have secured employment during the pandemic
Snow Angels earn their wings after massive dumping of snow

Snow Angels earn their wings after massive dumping of snow

'It's nice to make that connection with the person you're helping,' said Snow Angel, Andrew Neilson
Birdwatchers help contribute to science through programs like Christmas Bird Count and Project Feederwatch

Birdwatchers help contribute to science through programs like Christmas Bird Count and Project Feederwatch

'You can step in and have this citizen science aspect of it where community members who have an interest, can submit their observations'
Power of One to save many lives

Power of One to save many lives

In this Helpers feature we discuss the work of Myrna Hutchison and the organization #GetInTouchForHutch she started to stop the silence and stigma associated with suicide
Movember events aim to raise awareness, and donations, for men's health and wellness

Movember events aim to raise awareness, and donations, for men's health and wellness

'If you’re not afraid to talk about it, it’s about making one person more aware and getting tested themselves,' says Jeff Morrison