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Making Sexual Health Accessible

© ASAAP Making Sexual Health Accessible ASAAP is a registered charity that provides culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services to people from SAMEIC

As a certified Child Life Specialist, Shaindy Alexander gives emotional support to kids and teens in the palliative care program at SickKids. She uses play to create a safe outlet for their “wonders, worries, and wishes.”
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Helping Kids Through Terminal Illness

Helping kids As a certified Child Life Specialist, Shaindy Alexander gives emotional support to kids and teens in the palliative care program at SickKids. She

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Steve Nash’s Off-the-Court Legacy

Photo © Evan Tanaka By Raye Mocioiu Sport has the power to change the world. Whether on the pitch or the court, sports bring together

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

A Safe Place to Speak

Photo © Courtesy of Assaulted Women’s Helpline Photo © Courtesy of Assaulted Women’s Helpline When you live with domestic abuse, there’s no easy way out.

SUSTAINABILITY

Grow Local This Season

© Photo courtesy of News Canada Gardening tips for spring and summer  Spring weather and spending more time at home may have you thinking about

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Canada’s Best Organic Cheese For 30 Years

© Courtesy of Fromagerie L’Ancetre Discover L’Ancêtre’s extensive, multi-award-winning line of organic butter and cheeses, including cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, parmesan, gouda, and fondue. Since 1992,

FOOD

Ontario Honey for Every Season

© Photo by James McAlpine Ontario is home to a host of delightful honeys. The distinctive palate of flavours and aromas derives from floral sources

FOOD

Dig Into the Colours of Spring

Chef Rahil Rathod © Courtesy of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Spring into Greenhouse Freshness Get ready for a fresh start to spring with this colourful

HUMAN RIGHTS

Rainbow Railroad is Doing Life-Saving Work

Photo Courtesy © TreadRight Foundation A Pathway to Freedom for the LGBTQI+ Community, Supported by the Treadright Foundation In a multicultural and diverse city like

HUMAN RIGHTS

From Loss to Landing

© Courtesy of Mothers Matter Centre The Mothers Matter Centre launches a May 2022 campaign to support refugee mothers and children. Globally, by the end

SUSTAINABILITY

Save Big on Sustainable Fashion

© Photo Courtesy of Talize The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry globally, contributing to ten percent of carbon emissions around the world.

CLIMATE

Conserve Land and You Conserve Life

Saba Ahmad and Bob Barnett © Photo by Sasha Sefter Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy’s (EBC’s) 25th Anniversary! EBC was formed in 1996 to protect and conserve

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

More Than a Place to Stay

© Images Courtesy of Halton Women’s Place At Halton Women’s Place we know that domestic violence has no boundaries and can happen to anyone, regardless

HUMAN RIGHTS

Investing in Women Around the World

© Photo Courtesy of Bigger Than Our Borders The pandemic has exacerbated the struggles faced by those in vulnerable communities, especially women. Even before the

CLIMATE

Planting the Seeds of Change

© Photo Courtesy of Country Heritage Park At least once in your life, you need a doctor, a lawyer, a police officer, and a preacher,

ANIMAL

Keeping People and Pets Together

Photos courtesy of © Feeding Pets of the Homeless There is a special bond between people and their pets—one that is unconditional and non-judgemental. For

DESTINATIONS

Spring into Chenango County

© Photo Courtesy of Commerce Chenango By Audrey Robinson, Director, Communications & Tourism at Commerce Chenango Simon and Garfunkel used springtime to describe the beginning

HEALTH

Supporting New York’s Next Generation

© Photo Courtesy of Children of Bellevue In the heart of Manhattan, Bellevue Hospital has a storied and remarkable past and a thriving, active present—built

TRAVEL

Experience the Best of Maine

Photo by © Maine’s Midcoast & Islands On your way to or from just about anywhere in New England, Maine’s MidCoast is easy to get

TRAVEL

Singletrack-Minded in Southeast Ohio

© Courtesy of Athens County The timing of the launch of Southeast Ohio’s highly-anticipated Baileys Trail System could not have been any better. On May

HUMAN RIGHTS

Nurturing a Love of Learning

Images Courtesy of © The Atlas Foundation for Autism Autism is a spectrum disorder where each person has a distinct set of strengths and challenges.

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Steve Nash’s Off-the-Court Legacy

Steve working with kids at Henry Street © Courtesy of the Steve Nash Foundation By Raye Mocioiu Sport has the power to change the world.

EDUCATION

Good Things in Small Boxes

Images Courtesy of © Bookworm Box By Allie Murray Since New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Hoover released her first book, she has received overwhelming

EVERYDAY HEROES

The Power of HOPE

Dr. Rosalind © Photo by Stan Johnson 2021 Having experienced the power of hope during a twelve-year addiction to drugs and alcohol and having seen

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EVERYDAY HEROES

A Story of Hope and Resilience

All images Courtesy of © The Gary Sinise Foundation By Raye Mocioiu Ten years ago, while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan during his

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LGBTQ+

Guiding New Yorkers Homeward

© Photo Courtesy of Homeward NYC Tonight, 58,000 New Yorkers will sleep in the City’s shelter system. Two-thirds of those New Yorkers are mothers and

HEALTH

Make NF Visible

L to R: Julia Perfetti, McKinnon Galloway, Aiden Warga, Daniel McAvoy, (Sitting) Ken Rudd. © Photo Courtesy of Children’s Tumor Foundation Neurofibromatosis, NF for short,

TRAVEL

Discover Your Outdoor Moments

Images courtesy of © Campground Owners of New York, New Jersey Campground Owners & Outdoor Lodging Assoc. Camping is the perfect way to explore new

TRAVEL

A Peaceful Escape in Lake Placid

Image Courtesy of © Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism The mountain town of Lake Placid, the site of not one but two Olympic Winter Games,

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LGBTQ+

Love Should Always Be Safe

© Day One | Thomas Donley  Though one third of young people experience abuse in their dating relationships, over 80 percent of parents either don’t

SUSTAINABILITY

Honor Mom with a Gift That Gives Back

© Pexels/Ekaterina Bolovtsova For Mother’s Day gifts this year, share the love with all the mothers in your life with gifts that give back! These

CELEBRITY HEROES

Cher offers home to Ukrainian refugees

© Bang Showbiz Cher has offered her home to Ukrainian refugees. The ‘Believe’ hitmaker has called on people in her “position” to “step up to

EDUCATION

The Power of Role Models

Image Courtesy of © Junior Achievement of British Columbia “I love volunteering with JABC because it gives me the opportunity to pass on pearls of

EVERYDAY HEROES

Bags of Light, Made with Soul

Images © Courtesy of Samara By Raye Mocioiu Growing up on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya, sisters and entrepreneurs Salima and Samara witnessed how so

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Le Calumet Stuffed Baked Potato

Recipe, food styling and photo: © Julie DesGroseilliers, Nutritionist For over 80 years, the Bergerons have been producing high-quality cheese using milk supplied by local

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EVERYDAY HEROES

An Emotional Story, a Powerful Voice

By Raye Mocioiu. All Photos © Rabiah Diwah Every year, Canada’s Walk of Fame, a national not-for-profit organization that works to shine a light on

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HEALTH

A ‘Tail’ of Three Patients

Lilia © Photo Courtesy of Seva Canada “I was beyond grateful and shocked that a stranger would donate so much on Zachary’s behalf!” said Colleen,

EVERYDAY HEROES

Help Within Reach for Cariboo’s Youth

© Bigstock / Rido81  Imagine…16-year-old Theodore lives six hours north of Vancouver, in the Cariboo region of B.C., near Williams Lake. Intelligent and resilient, Theo

EVERYDAY HEROES

Be a Hero to a Neighbour in Need

Paolo delivers Meals on Wheels via bicycle. © Courtesy of Care BC The Health and Home Care Society of BC (also known as “Care BC”)

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EDUCATION

The Importance of Climate Education

© PHOTO BY SHOCKSTUDIOX Understanding climate change is about more than just understanding global warming. Teaching about the climate crisis allows young people to discuss

ANIMAL

Crisis in Vet Care—And Solutions

Samantha and her rescuer, Brea St. James © RAPS B.C. vet hospital beats staff shortages, high costs and inflation with a not-for-profit model. There is

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Take Game Night to the Next Level

© Photo Jeshoots/Pexels Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday, February 13, at California’s SoFi Stadium. The game will be a face-off between the Cincinnati

HUMAN RIGHTS

Afghan Orchestra Finds Hope in Portugal

A group of Afghans that escaped from Kabul are seen exiting an airplane after arriving at Lisbon, Portugal. © Photo by REUTERS/Pedro Nunes By Catarina

EVERYDAY HEROES

Only When the Plane Comes

At a remote airstrip in Lesotho, Africa © Grant Strugnell You shield your eyes against the glare of the blazing mid-morning sun, darting them back

FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps 

© Egg Farmers of Ontario Did you know the eggs you have come to rely on for breakfast also make a great grab-and-go snack when

TRAVEL

Explore Niagara Falls Like Never Before

© Photo Courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism As an international bucket-list destination, Niagara Falls offers so much to explore beyond the famous waterfalls. Whether your

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FEEL GOOD RECIPES

GUSTA Foods: Vegan For a Better World

Photo © Courtesy of GUSTA Foods Food should be fun! Canadian vegan food company GUSTA, a pioneer of gourmet vegan products on the North American

TRAVEL

Experience the Other Side of Massachusetts

Photo by © Lynne Graves Photography In the western part of Massachusetts, where rural and cosmopolitan coexist, lies the dreamy and sophisticated Hampshire County. City

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TRAVEL

Cuba Welcomes Tourists as Borders Reopen

© REUTERS/ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI Cuba’s Border Restrictions Loosen… With gorgeous beaches and a unique Caribbean flair, Cuba is a popular vacation destination. After nearly two years

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FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Eliminating Hunger One Apron at a Time

Photo © Tokyo Studio By Allie Murray The holiday season brings delicious food, allowing family and friends to create memories that will last a lifetime.

DESTINATIONS

Experience the Slow Life at Soneva

1 bedroom water retreat with slide © Julia Neeson By Raye Mocioiu On the picturesque waters of the Maldives lies a luxurious hideaway like no

DESTINATIONS

Find Your Adventure in Finland

© Visit Finland / Juho Kuva By Raye Mocioiu In this Nordic country, all tourism is eco-tourism. With an abundance of pristine forests and crystal-clear

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Sean Penn and Ann Lee Are at the CORE of Community Rebuilding

Oscar-winner Sean Penn has branded himself a hero both on-screen and off. The Mystic River star has long used his Hollywood power to mobilize and motivate change internationally. From humanitarian efforts in New Orleans and Haiti to political controversies, the likes of which have only been ventured by the bravest of journalists, Sean Penn has a history of boldly taking action for causes he cares about.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Food for Our Communities, Food for All: The 519 Responds to Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

The 519 is Canada’s most prominent 2SLGBTQ+ community centre and service provider. Serving Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans communities from its facility in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood for 45 years, The 519 has long recognized the importance of equitable access to food. Every program and group they operate offers a food component, be it meals, snacks, grocery bags, or gift cards, and their programs offer a safe place for everyone.

FOOD

A Drop of Honibe, Wherever You Go

© Photo Courtesy of Honibe With uses ranging from baked goods to medicine, honey has a host of nutritional and naturally occurring health benefits! “Honey

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HEALTH

Peek-a-Boo! I See You!

© Photo Courtesy of Seva Canada “Now she plays with other children and walks by herself!” says Lilia’s father. When Lilia was six months old,

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TRAVEL

Make the Most of Winter in Vaughan

© Photo by Central Counties Tourism There’s a chill in the air and frost on the grass—winter is on its way! Whether you’re planning your

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FOOD

Oggi Foods: More Than Just Pizza

© Photos Courtesy of Oggi Foods Introducing Oggi Food’s new Baci Bites and Mini Calzones! Oggi’s appetizers have reached a new level of tasty. Made

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TRAVEL

Fields of Plenty

Manatee © Photo by Color Earth Productions In a year of crisis for Florida’s manatees, eelgrass restoration makes Crystal River a lifesaver. “How amazing is

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HEALTH

Because of You, Amaya Can Get in the Game!

© Roger Aziz Photography Biking, swimming, basketball…these are just a few activities that most kids get to participate in without pain or limitations. Being diagnosed

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CLIMATE

Planting a Breath of Fresh Air

Photo © Courtesy of Tree Canada Across the country, climate change and land conversion are reducing forest cover and affecting overall forest health. From increased

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FEEL GOOD RECIPES

Potatoes & Apples Au Gratin

Photo © Jolanda Weber Cold, snowy days are the perfect time for comfort food that warms from the inside out! This delicious Potatoes & Apples

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TRAVEL

101 Nights of Twinkling Lights

Photo © Courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is back

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EVERYDAY HEROES

Volunteers Impact Everyone

Photo © Courtesy of Volunteer Toronto Whether you realize it or not, a volunteer has impacted your life. They are the dedicated people behind sports,

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FOOD

How Chrisco Brings Holiday Magic Home

Photo © Courtesy of Chrisco Canada Have you ever felt challenged, saving for the Holidays? Here’s How Chrisco Canada Can Help: Chrisco has the perfect

CLIMATE

Building A Sustainable Future Together

GBAY Founders with birchbark canoe & Etching winter bark. All photos © Delina Rice What if there were places where people with vastly different points

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CORPORATE HEROES

Connecting with Courage

Photo © Courtesy of Outward Bound Many teenagers today are more stressed and overwhelmed than ever before. In response to this ongoing crisis, Outward Bound

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HEALTH

A Safe Space for Seniors

The Seniors Safety Line program by Assaulted Women’s Helpline has been in operation for over a decade

HUMAN RIGHTS

A Cancelled Wedding

In Djama’s culture, a man will give a healthy girl’s parents at least ten cows when they marry.

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INDIGENOUS

A Lasting Legacy of Positive Action

Today, there is little mentioned about the contributions Indigenous Peoples have made for our society. Indigenous school programs and history.

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CELEBRITY HEROES

Gord Downie’s Legacy of Truth

© Photo by Jag Gundu By Raye Mocioiu Nearly 55 years ago, a twelve-year-old boy named Chanie Wenjack fled the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School

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HEALTH

Is Today the Day?

If you want to embark on a volunteer journey to help change healthcare in Africa, now is the time.

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EVERYDAY HEROES

Make Your Business Unstoppable

Photo © Courtesy of GoDaddy Easily create a modern, professional website — no technical skills required — thanks to 100s of industry-specific templates. Professional athletes

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FOOD

Easy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

  Photos © Greenhouse Nothing says “cozy night in” quite like a bowl of pasta. For both nutrient density and deliciousness, this bowl includes a

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SPORTS & FITNESS

Moving Forward, Together

Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability

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FOOD

Wildwood Pear Salad

While apples and squash may be fall favourites, this recipe celebrates pear, an addition to autumnal meals.

TRAVEL

An Island Escape, No Plane Ticket Required

Photo © Courtesy 1000 Islands Gananoque   Gananoque is your gateway to the 1000 Islands. This picturesque town welcomes with amazing restaurants, boutique shopping, theatre,

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FOOD

Apple Oat Bars

Photo © Courtesy Ontario Apple Growers   The Ontario Apple Growers Association proudly represents all the amazing apple farmers in Ontario! Show your ON apple

HEALTH

School Foodservice

Beef is an important part of a healthy diet for kids and an essential component of healthy school meals.