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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.


 

Working for Northerners to have the same technology advantages as our southern neighbours

Working for Northerners to have the same technology advantages as our southern neighbours

"...The more advanced and high-tech the world becomes, the more important it is to ensure that Northern Ontario is keeping up..."
They're working hard to make sure students can study with a full stomach

They're working hard to make sure students can study with a full stomach

"One of the best parts of my job is going into the schools and seeing all the smiles on the students while they sit together and eat a healthy breakfast..."
Volunteers make all the difference for happy healthy furry friends

Volunteers make all the difference for happy healthy furry friends

"Volunteers impact everything we do at the Humane Society, from assisting with animal transfers and transportation to cleaning the shelter and bathing its inhabitants."
Ensuring everyone, even shut-ins, have access to a good book in North Bay

Ensuring everyone, even shut-ins, have access to a good book in North Bay

"Any North Bay city resident who is a library member and who is confined at home can give us a call."
This "Knight" has no armour, but is still a champion for others in both his work and his volunteer roles

This "Knight" has no armour, but is still a champion for others in both his work and his volunteer roles

I think North Bay and surrounding areas have some of the most generous people and businesses in Canada.
North Bay's Food Rescue Program doing great work for those in need, says one enthusiastic contributor

North Bay's Food Rescue Program doing great work for those in need, says one enthusiastic contributor

"In total 118,000 pounds of food that otherwise would have been thrown out were instead able to help our neighbours."
Family ties back to 1929 inspire this volunteer's passion for the Capitol Centre

Family ties back to 1929 inspire this volunteer's passion for the Capitol Centre

'The Capitol always held a special place in the Palangio Family. My father Tom Palangio was one of the group of first ushers who worked at the opening night of The Capitol Theatre on June 1st, 1929'
Our hospital - and its patients - benefit from happy health-care helpers

Our hospital - and its patients - benefit from happy health-care helpers

"There are also studies that show volunteering provides physical, mental and emotional benefit to the volunteer."
They're devoted to helping local people upgrade their 'reading, writing & 'rithmatic' - and computer skills - to access jobs or schooling

They're devoted to helping local people upgrade their 'reading, writing & 'rithmatic' - and computer skills - to access jobs or schooling

Our community has been so generous to us already with money and supplies. We will be forever thankful for this kindness shown to us.
Karate class "kicks up" happiness for both the master and the student

Karate class "kicks up" happiness for both the master and the student

"He had first stopped me at Memorial Gardens and asked me to show him the Bruce Lee one-inch punch."