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


Author aims to inspire with book about life with a brain injury

Author aims to inspire with book about life with a brain injury

'I want to share my story and hope it helps others to not give up on life, to inspire them to think positive. You can do anything you put your mind to. Never give up when times are tough because miracles do happen.'
Lifesaving connections made in city's Friendly Visitor program

Lifesaving connections made in city's Friendly Visitor program

Each year, volunteers in the Friendly Visitor program provide over 5,000 hours to community members who have limited social connections outside their home
HELP sees more help from new volunteers due to healthcare issues

HELP sees more help from new volunteers due to healthcare issues

CMH volunteers HELP geriatric patients through companionship, meal assistance and more
Cambridge doctor's book aims to teach kids about bullying

Cambridge doctor's book aims to teach kids about bullying

'I was hoping my small book could have this conversation on how do we identify bullying and say that behaviour is bullying'
Cambridge grandma's passion for knitting helps give back to others

Cambridge grandma's passion for knitting helps give back to others

'It's not a chore,' said Molly Fiss, who was recognized by the City of Cambridge for her community efforts earlier in October
Neighbourhood group offering free back-to-school haircuts

Neighbourhood group offering free back-to-school haircuts

The Alison Neighbourhood Group is seeking three more volunteer hairdressers to meet the demand and school supplies for their Back to School Bash
Cambridge youth cycling 90 km for cancer research

Cambridge youth cycling 90 km for cancer research

Euan Bingham is looking to raise $2,000 or more for the Terry Fox Foundation during the Terry Fox Ride of Hope
In times of grief, residents rely on the COPING Centre

In times of grief, residents rely on the COPING Centre

The Caring for Other People In Grief Centre has helped thousands of people since opening in 1990
Cambridge teen behind new school program, 'Mindful Mornings'

Cambridge teen behind new school program, 'Mindful Mornings'

'I've realized mindfulness is one of the ways to help people destress,' said Shubham Patel, a Grade 12 student at Preston High School
Cambridge seniors give back to community through 'Seniorosity'

Cambridge seniors give back to community through 'Seniorosity'

'It makes me feel very good that I'm doing this for someone else,' said Seniorosity participant, Joan Graham