The Northside Changemakers Program was developed as a way to celebrate and empower changemakers on the Northside. We wanted to develop a program which would not only grow skills and connections from people on the Northside but also foster hope and the idea that people can be the change that they wish to see. There are already so many people on the Northside doing amazing things, we simply want to provide a forum to showcase them.
The program itself is aimed to fund and support a pilot community project or initiative, while also delivering project management skills alongside a team of other changemakers. As well as designing and implementing community projects, participants also receive certification in community action skills such as Mental Health First Aid, Naloxone Training and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
This blog series showcases each participant’s journey. The changemaker we would like to introduce this week is Julieann Poirier.
Julianne Poirier: Building Stronger Bonds Cape Breton- Julianne created a private Facebook Group for helping parents and children connect and form stronger bonds by spending more quality time together. Whether that be by spending time doing fun activities together, creating new family traditions or going to a local family event. This group’s main focus is on sharing bonding activities you can do with your children. The type of posts that can be shared within this group are as follows: arts/crafts, family games, family recipes/ideas for cooking together, family traditions, local family events in CBRM, local family support programs in CBRM, and sharing bonding techniques you use with your family.