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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Three local women spearhead Community Supported Gratitude, a program exemplifying impact at the local level

Three local women spearhead Community Supported Gratitude, a program exemplifying impact at the local level

Community Supported Gratitude, a spin on community supported agriculture, receives Awesome Ottawa’s $1000 micro-grant for the month of July
Ottawa's GiveShop app helping to turn gently used donations into money for charities

Ottawa's GiveShop app helping to turn gently used donations into money for charities

“We’re hoping this will motivate people for a few different reasons: they’ll know that the money their item elicits will go to the charity of their choosing, they’ll feel good knowing that their item is being repurposed, and they’re also getting a tax receipt,” says creator John Farah.
CommunALLY sharing stories from Ottawa's marginalized communities

CommunALLY sharing stories from Ottawa's marginalized communities

Local youth-led nonprofit Ally Squared is currently exploring avenues for allyship between First Nation, Métis, Inuit, Immigrant and Refugee communities.
PAL Ottawa looking to give senior artists an affordable place to live

PAL Ottawa looking to give senior artists an affordable place to live

A complex is set to be erected in the Preston/Gladstone area, and PAL Ottawa hopes to offer 60 per cent of its units at a reduced rental rate.
Children’s book explaining COVID-19 life also raising money for CHEO, Kids Help Phone

Children’s book explaining COVID-19 life also raising money for CHEO, Kids Help Phone

Preventative measures and messages of hope in the midst of the pandemic can be found in “Together, Apart: Life during the Coronavirus.”
Local muralist promoting positivity during COVID-19 through art in ByWard Market

Local muralist promoting positivity during COVID-19 through art in ByWard Market

Robbie Lariviere is using his felt markers and spray paint to communicate support and solidarity throughout the community as retail outlets adapt to new ways of business.
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