Northside Changemakers Program
This program is designed to support participants in growing their skills, connections and hope for the change they want to see and be a part of creating on the Northside.
The Northside Changemakers Program is a good fit for people looking to get involved in the community; connect with others, while developing a community project serving the Northside. Along the way, participants will receive training, coaching, and seed funding for a community project that they lead! They will also finish the program with a portfolio of accredited training including: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, ASSIST Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid and more.
Stories of Change
Substance Use in our Community: How to Move Forward
March 16, 2020 Experts and community members came together last year for a panel discussion of how we can better understand substance use and related issues on the Northside. Each year organizations like the Ally Centre publish statistics on harm reduction efforts and research on substance use. These highlight the scale of these challenges in Cape Breton. Between […]
Efflor Artist Run Centre aims to be hub of music and arts on the Northside
Efflor ARC, an artist run studio in North Sydney is collaborating with the Five Eleven Youth and Family Center, to make artistry accessible in the Northside. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Five Eleven (@fiveelevenyouth) on Jul 20, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT Mable Wheeler, Founder of Efflor ARC and Art and Tech […]
Rising Tide Festival brings community together to understand harmful substance use
May 16, 2019 A night of music, art and poetry sparked hope on the Northside as community members connected in the EfflorARC venue at the Five Eleven Youth and Family Centre. Together we learned about some causes of harmful substance use, how criminalizing users is detrimental to their recovery, and how we can better support folks who are struggling as a community.
One act of kindness or safe place at a time
January 21, 2019 The desire to make a difference – even in a small way – is such an incredible thing, although it’s often snuffed out by harsh realities and tough situations. For Northside resident Angie Rudderham, that could so easily have been the narrative… But it wasn’t.
Red Brick Row Rising
January 17, 2019 What makes up the identity of a community? Is it the history, or the common threads of industry and profession the residents share together? Or perhaps it’s the landscape and architecture of the place? No matter how much all of these differ from each other, a community’s identity is always weaved with a complex combination of these identifiers… and then some!