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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.


Bedford group celebrates two decades of empowering women

Bedford group celebrates two decades of empowering women

Launched in 2001 by a collective group of community-minded women, Dress for Success has served more than 2,800 clients since it was founded in Halifax
Dartmouth senior keeps walking on sunshine

Dartmouth senior keeps walking on sunshine

According to a statement by MLA Tim Halman, Dartmouth would be 'a lesser place' without the volunteer efforts of 83-year-old resident Colin McCrae
Cole Harbour resident looks to breathe life into the Death Café

Cole Harbour resident looks to breathe life into the Death Café

The open forum discussion on death, dying and grief occurs the second Thursday of each month at Cole Harbour Public Library
Halifax group gets a big boost to empower even more young women

Halifax group gets a big boost to empower even more young women

In November, global commerce provider Shopify expanded its partnership with local non-profit organization Techsploration to deliver more mentorship to young students
Honouring the unknown heroines of Halifax's Black community

Honouring the unknown heroines of Halifax's Black community

Retired Dalhousie University history professor Judith Fingard will be hosting a free webiner on Dec. 8 to help educate people about 'Two Girls Named Blanche'
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
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