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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call Halifax home are made possible through the support of James Dwyer Real Estate Agent as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Gottingen Street will soon be site of an artistic Viola Desmond tribute

Gottingen Street will soon be site of an artistic Viola Desmond tribute

The North End Business Assocation and The Viola Desmond Legacy Committee want the public’s opinion on how to commemorate Halifax's civil rights icon in the North End
Vaccine project expanded to help inform all students in the province

Vaccine project expanded to help inform all students in the province

Imhotep’s Legacy Academy originally launched the after-school programs aimed at African Nova Scotian students to help battle misinformation surrounding COVID-19
Vision Mate program aims to forge friendships and end social isolation

Vision Mate program aims to forge friendships and end social isolation

The CNIB adapted the Vision Mate program virtually to address the challenges of physical distancing in order to continue providing companionship for those with sight loss
Family turns son's tragic infection into life-affirming foundation

Family turns son's tragic infection into life-affirming foundation

After their son Kai suddenly passed away, the Matthews' family decided to create the B for Kai Foundation in order to educate people about the risks of meningitis B
Lawrencetown resident rewarded for years of Cuddles and Comfort

Lawrencetown resident rewarded for years of Cuddles and Comfort

For more than 15 years, the Lawrencetown Sew-ciety Quilt Guild has been giving out quilts to everyone from people in schools and churches to rescue missions and the IWK
Free course teaches volunteers to build strong communities

Free course teaches volunteers to build strong communities

In its 16th year, the Step Up to Leadership program is a well-rounded, nine-week workshop intended to develop leadership skills for volunteers of any experience level
Local tours aim to showcase Halifax's diverse food culture

Local tours aim to showcase Halifax's diverse food culture

The Neighbourhood Food Tours allow residents to explore many of Halifax's unique communities with an all-inclusive walking food and drink excursion
'Mad inventor' just wants to bring 'more joy to the world'

'Mad inventor' just wants to bring 'more joy to the world'

With Mad Secret Lab, Hubbards resident Allan Carver has created everything from a rideable electric witches broom to a realistic replica of a TIE fighter from Star Wars
Art Bikers attempt to mend communities one stitch at a time

Art Bikers attempt to mend communities one stitch at a time

The mobile community arts program that brings art projects to neighbourhoods throughout Halifax will be at Fort Needham Memorial Park on August 7
Community organization aims to alleviate the struggles of autism

Community organization aims to alleviate the struggles of autism

Playing and Learning Together's after-school programs are geared to fill identified gaps in current supports and services for children, youth and adults dealing with ASD
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