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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.


First responder's b-day wish is to give back with charity event

First responder's b-day wish is to give back with charity event

All proceeds will go to support Boots on the Ground, a not-for-profit organization that provides peer support to first responders
Preston Heights Community Group begins new youth 'City to City' program

Preston Heights Community Group begins new youth 'City to City' program

Set to start in August, City to City is a leadership development program for teens aged 13 to 17, that explores community from different locations, experiences, and lenses
Cambridge Homeless Cat Rescue tackles rising number of cats living on the streets

Cambridge Homeless Cat Rescue tackles rising number of cats living on the streets

'The number of cats living on the streets has increased. We are literally not keeping up with demand'
Cambridge senior inspired by Captain Tom to help Cambridge Food Bank

Cambridge senior inspired by Captain Tom to help Cambridge Food Bank

Joan Thomlinson is marking her 97th birthday this month by lapping the track at Seasons Cambridge Retirement Community 97 times
Trinity Community Table tradition in need of more volunteers

Trinity Community Table tradition in need of more volunteers

Since 1992, TCT, a community outreach program, has provided nourishing noontime meals for the most vulnerable in the community
A new home coming to Community Living Cambridge

A new home coming to Community Living Cambridge

The new housing development will be located behind the original building, and will expand from 14 units, to 20
Traditional healing liaison looks to make cultural connections

Traditional healing liaison looks to make cultural connections

As the traditional healing liaison for the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre in Waterloo Wellington, Grace provides advocacy on behalf of families and clients when it comes to the importance of their connection to culture
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