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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Behind the pandemic and its anxiety, a local woman sees community shining through

Christina Johnson-Foster says she has found a positive in the Facebook group she and her sister-in-law have created
Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

Lisa Vezeau-Allen: Social enterprise warrior

The Ward 2 city councillor says donations snowballed to help make Grocer 4 Good happen. It provides a place for people who want to work, but have essentially been shut out of the workforce
Fundraising tournament's success relies on hard-working couple

Fundraising tournament's success relies on hard-working couple

Albert and Erin Williams have been with the Charity Hockey Classic since the beginning
Steve Dominy: Keeping local trails happy for four decades

Steve Dominy: Keeping local trails happy for four decades

Concieved in 1973, the Voyageur Trail Association maintains a continuous 300-kilometre section of trail from Spanish to Goulais River. Dominy is one of the volunteers that helps make that happen
Paul Walz started volunteering in high school. He shows no signs of slowing down

Paul Walz started volunteering in high school. He shows no signs of slowing down

Rotarian has helped with science fair for youth
Hospital foundation holds a 'special place' in Teresa Martone's heart

Hospital foundation holds a 'special place' in Teresa Martone's heart

Martone says the foundation works tirelessly to raise money to cover the needs of the hospital
Meet a retired educator who has turned to volunteer work - and plenty of it

Meet a retired educator who has turned to volunteer work - and plenty of it

On top of her many local contributions, Diane Marshall has been to India, Honduras and Norway through Rotary
Volunteering has led to friendships for international student

Volunteering has led to friendships for international student

You may see him volunteering at Bon Soo this week
Former social services worker finds meaning as St. Vincent Place volunteer

Former social services worker finds meaning as St. Vincent Place volunteer

Face-to-face contact with people in difficult situations is vital, says Shauna DiGasparro
Wendy Gutcher is on an unstoppable mission to help Saultites in need

Wendy Gutcher is on an unstoppable mission to help Saultites in need

'This is my dream, and this is my plan. I’m going to help people survive; because I get it'