Northside Changemakers Program

Northside Rising aims to support, empower and celebrate Changemakers on the Northside. This program is designed to grow the skills, connections and confidence needed to put community hope into action. 

The Northside Changemakers Program is a good fit for people looking to get involved in the community and 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 certified training that meets their individual needs, such as: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, Naloxone and more.

For more information, see our 2021 Northside Changemakers Program Brochure or contact Jody Nelson: jnelson@northsiderising.ca

Northside Rising recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for this cohort of the Northside Changemakers Program. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Overview 2021

Stories of Change

Des Ong is a Northside Changemaker

Wayne O’Toole is a Northside Changemaker

Shealyn Varnes is a Northside Changemaker

Shelley Allen is a Northside Changemaker

Shalom Jose is a Northside Changemaker

Jim Clarke is a Northside Changemaker

Natalie Couture is a Northside Changemaker

Dinao MacCormick is a Northside Changemaker

Kayla Steele is a Northside Changemaker

Lisa Bond Is a Northside Changemaker and a Strang Hero

Lawrence Shebib is a Northside Changemaker

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