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There are so many large not-for-profit cancer organizations, but starting your own charity makes a personal mark, not only by impacting the beneficiaries but by giving friends and family a...
Despite what George Lucas and his Star Wars franchise would have you believe, not all stormtroopers are evil.  At least their costumes aren’t. Case in point: On July 17,...
Here’s a surprising stat: Canada boasts more than 85,000 volunteer firefighters. That’s, volunteer, as in unpaid — these brave men and women risk their lives every time...
When Sandra Pady relocated to the Guelph countryside from Toronto with her husband Dave more than 20 years ago, the last thing they imagined or expected was to establish a donkey sanctuary. But due...
In elementary school, Bruce Cockburn remembers a teacher wishing upon her class that they all grow up to be “radicals,” a person intent on forcing change by uncompromising methods. The...
About 12 hours ago, 17-year-old Jonathan Korman was at his high school graduation ceremony, and a long after-party ensured that he wouldn’t head to sleep until 3 a.m. But, while his friend...
Toronto volunteer Phyllis Novak has spent the last two decades trying to maximize the creative potential for at-risk and homeless youth. In 1996, her efforts materialized into Sketch, an art...
Ronald McDonald House, for families to stay close to their hospitalized child, is expanding. Although more than 10,000 Canadian and international families annually require the services of the...
Many 16-year-olds likely do not know what melanoma is or that one bad sunburn can double your chances of getting the deadly disease. To help spread awareness about this aggressive type of skin cancer...
The founder of Skate4Cancer has evolved his vision. Rob Dyer, the 27-year-old Newmarket, Ontario native who has skateboarded across the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and parts of Australia to...

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