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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.


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. Iā€™m going to help people survive; because I get it'
Karen Lefave wishes more people knew about her charity for families of sick kids

Karen Lefave wishes more people knew about her charity for families of sick kids

After her own experience travelling and residing in Toronto while her daughters received care, Lefave has been trying to make it easier for others
30-year Alzheimer's volunteer says seek help as early as you can

30-year Alzheimer's volunteer says seek help as early as you can

Susan McLean says the goal is for people to 'live well with dementia'
Exhibit, walking tour to highlight Jewish impact on Sault Ste. Marie

Exhibit, walking tour to highlight Jewish impact on Sault Ste. Marie

Tova Arbus says telling the history of the city's small but mighty congregation of Jewish families is all the more important with the rise of anti-Semitism on the global stage
Fringe North's Peter Rowe thinks the festival could span the St. Marys River

Fringe North's Peter Rowe thinks the festival could span the St. Marys River

He also sees the new downtown plaza as a potential performance venue
For 24 years, when something terrible happens, Lisa Whalen has been there to help

For 24 years, when something terrible happens, Lisa Whalen has been there to help

As a Victims Services of Algoma volunteer, Whalen says she has learned that it's important for people dealing with tragedy to know they're not alone
How James O'Brien accomplished a dream ā€” and gave back

How James O'Brien accomplished a dream ā€” and gave back

The opportunity to raise funds for ARCH inspired the local yoga instructor to return to an unfinished challenge
Burglary adds extra urgency to this year's SOYA Christmas fundraising

Burglary adds extra urgency to this year's SOYA Christmas fundraising

For six years Connie Raynor-Elliott has baking treats to help those affected by addiction
Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Community-based festival a labour of love for Nicole Dyble

Events like Fishbowl Fest are 'a sort of launching pad for ideas', says former Gore Street Cafe owner
Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Volunteer's mission results in warm feet, 'tearful moments'

Leslie Cassidy-Amadio says the idea for her charity hit her like a lightning bolt