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


Halifax transcriber designs Canada's first ever Indigenous braille code

Halifax transcriber designs Canada's first ever Indigenous braille code

'I think braille should be available to anyone who wants or needs it,' says Christine Muise, whose Mi'kmaw Braille Code is garnering a lot of praise in both the U.S. and Canada
SMU students among best in Canada when it comes to helping others

SMU students among best in Canada when it comes to helping others

One of Enactus Saint Mary's most successful endeavours is Square Roots — a food bundle program that ensures produce is not wasted and people can afford to eat nutritious food
New school food fund helping feed students in Nova Scotia

New school food fund helping feed students in Nova Scotia

Bedford-based non-profit organization Nourish Nova Scotia has created a special School Food Fund that aims to distribute donations to support school food programs
Dalhousie student's helpful innovation puts him on the world stage

Dalhousie student's helpful innovation puts him on the world stage

Medical inventor David Hodgson will represent Canada at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Global finals happening in spring 2023
Thrift shop providing opportunities to an underserved population

Thrift shop providing opportunities to an underserved population

With Pinkie's Thrift, Prescott Group's Shana Hendsbee hopes to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve success in Halifax
Indigenous Girls Hockey Program expanding across the Maritimes thanks to $8,500 grant

Indigenous Girls Hockey Program expanding across the Maritimes thanks to $8,500 grant

'There's no doubt that our girls who participate in our program are the best team,' Ryan Francis said
My Grandfather's Cat marks one year anniversary by giving back

My Grandfather's Cat marks one year anniversary by giving back

Over the past year, Angela Rafuse has helped more than 40 animals find their second 'forever homes'
Dartmouth SPCA vet hospital going strong one year after opening

Dartmouth SPCA vet hospital going strong one year after opening

The clinic puts profits back into rescuing and rehabilitating animals
Postcards support local north end artists

Postcards support local north end artists

Residents will have to act fast to grab all four
Local volunteers preparing rapid test kits for schools, workplaces

Local volunteers preparing rapid test kits for schools, workplaces

While each worker puts the kits together at their own speed, using Lee’s pace, 100 volunteers working four-hour shifts could package more than 17,000 rapid test kits each day. 
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