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  • Felicity Clarkson is a changemaker

    Felicity Clarkson is a Changemaker

    Northside Rising is an Inspiring Communities initiative. Learn more about the Northside Changemakers program here. The Northside Changemakers Program was developed as a way to […]

  • Lorraine Pye-Varnes is a Northside Changemaker

    Lorraine Pye-Varnes is a Changemaker

    Interview conducted by Northside Rising, an Inspiring Communities nested initiative. Learn more about the Northside Changemakers program here. Tell me a little bit about yourself. […]

  • Truth and Reconciliation Day, Every Day

    Reflection shared by Jody Nelson, Project Lead, Northside Rising “They try to put sugar in the coffee,” said my 13-year-old son, after a session […]

  • The participants of the Northside Changemakers are lined up on and stepping over a line on the sidewalk.

    The Northside Changemakers – A Journey Inspired

    Northside Rising has launched its second cohort of Northside Changemakers. Suzi Oram-Aylward, Program Coordinator, shared this: The Northside Changemakers Program was developed as a […]

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    Community Change through Elections

    September 6, 2021 Community change happens in many ways and in our organization, we have 26+ staff who are making a difference in their […]

  • Digby Youth Leading Change

    Our Executive Director, Louise Adongo, recently posed a series of questions to Morgan Dunn, the Communities Building Youth Futures Coordinator in Digby. Here is […]

  • #OuEstMaPetition: Commemorating Acadians

    A story of how the royal proclamation recognizing the Expulsion of the Acadians came about. This was originally published as a Twitter thread. View […]

  • Lawrence Shebib is a Changemaker

    Lawrence Shebib is a Northside Changemaker and a Dr. Strang Community Hero

    Lawrence Shebib is the coordinator of the North Sydney Food Bank. Under Shebib’s guidance, the food bank has moved to a new location, the former Seton Elementary School site, where it has become a community hub, aiming to assist clients in new areas such as housing and employment. In May 2021, Shebib was named as one of Dr. Strang’s Community Heroes.