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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Northwood Funeral Home as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Downtown 'ambassadors' offer support to city's vulnerable

Downtown 'ambassadors' offer support to city's vulnerable

Local outreach worker shares his inside story of what it's like to be homeless, mentally ill and addicted in Sault Ste. Marie
Connect the Dots makes the world a better place, says founder

Connect the Dots makes the world a better place, says founder

Founder Tim Kelly wanted to make the world a better place and decided one way to do that was to save food that might otherwise go to waste and get it to the agencies that distribute food to people who need it
Michael Mattalo uses his art to help children of Ukraine

Michael Mattalo uses his art to help children of Ukraine

Former Sault resident created painting - Love for the Children of Ukraine – to raise funds
Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Children of Shingwauk co-founder finds peace in life after spending formative years in an institution designed to assimilate her
How a deep loss led to deeper compassion

How a deep loss led to deeper compassion

What started as a support group has grown to serve so many more needs in the community and has become a source of support for its founders, too
дякую - Sister Act patrons receive big 'thank you' for donation to Ukraine

дякую - Sister Act patrons receive big 'thank you' for donation to Ukraine

'We were all blown away by the generosity of everyone,' said director Lucas Beaver
Woman rescues 180 cats during pandemic, so far

Woman rescues 180 cats during pandemic, so far

Uses resources and problem-solving skills to offer animals a next chance
Nervous about finding a job or asking someone on a date? Toastmasters to the rescue

Nervous about finding a job or asking someone on a date? Toastmasters to the rescue

Toastmasters helps teach people to stay personally connected in a digital world
Caring mom answers call to help other people's children

Caring mom answers call to help other people's children

Connie 'Mama Bear' Raynor-Elliott continues 10-year journey to fill in the gaps with Save Our Young Adults (SOYA)
Meaghan Kent finds a picture perfect way to help newborns

Meaghan Kent finds a picture perfect way to help newborns

The fundraiser in support of the newborn intensive care unit of the Sault Area Hospital will run until Dec. 31