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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Hy-Grade Steel Roofing as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Local restaurant aims to fill tummies of children experiencing chronic hunger this Christmas

Local restaurant aims to fill tummies of children experiencing chronic hunger this Christmas

In 2016, Frannie's became a reality - and as a single mother, she decided that once she was on her feet, she would find a way to give back to the community that had supported her success
Cambridge doctor publishes children’s book to combat bullying

Cambridge doctor publishes children’s book to combat bullying

Proceeds from the book will be donated to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, to raise money for the Women and Children’s health department
Host families needed more than ever to help Ukrainian refugees

Host families needed more than ever to help Ukrainian refugees

Waterloo Region Grassroots Response to Ukrainian Crisis struggles to find housing for refugees who are arriving in Canada with expectation that federal support is available
New organization raising funds for domestic violence survivors

New organization raising funds for domestic violence survivors

After being abused and assaulted by her former partner, Amanda Kroetsch was left bankrupt after spending her life savings on medical, mental health and legal bills. Now, she's helping other survivors get back on their feet
Cambridge family gives back with volunteer work with dog guides

Cambridge family gives back with volunteer work with dog guides

Impacted by his own dog guide, Lisa and Matthew Colombo now aim to give back to others through their volunteer work with the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
Cambridge group warms hearts with quilts

Cambridge group warms hearts with quilts

The Busy Hands Quilters sew 200 quilts each year, donating them to people in need
Local teen author helps children learn healthy habits with new book

Local teen author helps children learn healthy habits with new book

'With my online picture book, children can learn good habits, while being entertained by colourful pictures. And it’s interactive.'
K-W clothing brand raising awareness for men’s mental health

K-W clothing brand raising awareness for men’s mental health

A portion of the sales from Arthur Bane go to HeadsUpGuys, an anonymous online resource designed for men and their families to prevent 'the continued erosion of men’s mental health and deaths by suicide'
Local girl making people smile with random acts of kindness

Local girl making people smile with random acts of kindness

Kenzie Norman has been making worry monsters and leaving them around town for people to find
'Shake it up for kids': Conestoga College students raising money for Food4Kids Waterloo Region

'Shake it up for kids': Conestoga College students raising money for Food4Kids Waterloo Region

Second year public relations students at Conestoga are making sure local students have access to healthy food with a virtual cocktail night
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