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


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'
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