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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of The Roxborough Retirement Residence as part of our Community Leaders Program.


HELPERS: Backpacks spread 'pawsitivity' to pets in need

HELPERS: Backpacks spread 'pawsitivity' to pets in need

'There are many individuals that need support, and we don’t want any family to have to rehome their pet because they don’t have supplies or can’t afford food,' says Ontario SPCA and Humane Society of it new Pawsitive Packs initiative
HELPERS: Newmarket teacher passes hockey passion to kids new to the sport

HELPERS: Newmarket teacher passes hockey passion to kids new to the sport

27 kids from Maple Leaf Public School are getting a chance to try the sport, with a team of supporters across the community behind them
HELPERS: Dog guides give locals a new leash on life

HELPERS: Dog guides give locals a new leash on life

'The Lions Foundation changed my life. My dogs changed my life,' says Bev Berger of her six dog guides
HELPERS: Newmarket special needs program creates happy place

HELPERS: Newmarket special needs program creates happy place

Locally owned and operated Our Happy Place aims to provide social interaction and life and learning skills for special needs individuals aged 18 to 65
HELPERS: Free digital literacy courses click with Newmarket

HELPERS: Free digital literacy courses click with Newmarket

'Some folks just need a little extra push to get started,' says executive director of Literacy Council York-Simcoe, which offers free online courses to improve employment and life skills
HELPERS: Fitness group encourages neighbours to 'take a hike'

HELPERS: Fitness group encourages neighbours to 'take a hike'

Founded by local dietician Abraham Anjarkouchian, Newmarket Park Walking and Health Group aims to foster friendship through hikes, exercise classes, and other community activities
HELPERS: Veterinary Outreach provides care for pets, owners facing homelessness

HELPERS: Veterinary Outreach provides care for pets, owners facing homelessness

Community Veterinary Outreach of York Region provides essential care for the pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people in the area, along with human health care
HELPERS: Newmarket church’s community meals are 'faith in action'

HELPERS: Newmarket church’s community meals are 'faith in action'

'The world would fall apart without volunteers,' says Christine Way Skinner of St. John Chrysostom Parish’s weekly low-cost meal program fuelled by donors and volunteers
HELPERS: Newmarket church barbecues cook up support for any in need

HELPERS: Newmarket church barbecues cook up support for any in need

Christian Baptist Church volunteers have served hundreds of people with food insecurity through their weekly barbecues and Porch Pantry food donation locker
HELPERS: Firefighters association sparks change for those in need

HELPERS: Firefighters association sparks change for those in need

Taking support of the community beyond the frontlines, the 120 members of Central York Professional Firefighters Association support local charities through popular events like their biannual boot drive