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  • Northside Changemakers Program

    Northside Rising believes in investing in Northsiders. The Northside Changemakers Program is centred around the idea that we all have the potential to be agents for positive change. Through shared learning, mutual support, and creative experimentation with community change ideas, we can build the collective capacity to bring about the change we want to see and be a part of creating.

  • Grieving - a black man is distraught, sitting on a bed, hands clasped, leaning forward on his knees, his long braids swept aside.

    Rethinking grief

    Our province has demonstrated a high level of resilience and compassion, but Serena questions whether we overplayed the “Nova Scotia Strong” sentiment. Her mission: to help us be aware of where and how grief shows up, and to make space to be with it.

  • An eye, golden, is close up reflecting a fist and a cowed child

    The Pandemic and its Pandora’s Box

    The pandemic shone a light on many things, but one issue that has been affected to the extreme is the domestic violence of women and children. The government shut the entire country down due to COVID-19 rearing its ugly head. The country went on lockdown. This action opened Pandora’s Box’s, causing misery and fear for women and children in Canada and around the world.

  • Keys hang in a door lock. The door is open and there is blurred greenery visible through the doorway.

    That Small Town Appeal

    Dispatches from Digby by Shawnalynn Cromwell The province of Nova Scotia is being invaded by “come-from-aways!”  Canadians are flocking to Nova Scotia for that steal […]

  • Shelley Allen is a Northside Changemaker

    Shelley Allen is a Northside Changemaker

    Shelley Allen is a changemaker. This is her story: ( cue intro music). Interview provided by Northside Rising, an Inspiring Communities nested initiative. Tell me […]

  • Shealyn Varnes is a Northside Changemaker

    I have always known I wanted to make some sort of change whether through community, environmental or art-based means. This program connected a community of people with that same vision, and that in itself was so appealing.