Pulling It All Together
This section compiles the stories we’re collecting across our work – through our Collective Impact sites in Nova Scotia, and through our efforts to connect changemakers across Atlantic Canada. Stories can be searched by project, place, issue and approach.
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!
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.
#WeavEast is born!
May 15, 2019 There’s a collective buzz building across Atlantic Canada. Voices from the margins are successfully calling out for a new form of collaboration between all four Atlantic provinces. There is a sense of readiness, rooted in our shared history of successful self-organization and cooperatives, and a proven resilience in this region that bodes well for a […]
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.