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Filtered by year: 2022

  • Matt Spurway, Executive Director of GEO Nova Scotia

      Our Q&A with Matt Spurway 1. Please tell us about your motivation to work in the Nonprofit space? My path to the non-profit sector was not a straight line, at all. For 15 years I was in the private sector, mostly retail, and mostly with family-run businesses competing against the big players. An emphasis […]

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  • Shelter Movers

    Supporting Victims of  Gender-Based and Intimate Partner Violence Shelter Movers Nova Scotia offers free moving and storage solutions to women and children fleeing gender-based violence and intimate partner violence. Working closely with clients, the organization helps women pack, move and store their belongings completely free of charge to quickly escape their abuser. Services are easily […]

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  • Our Health Centre

    Responsive to new and emerging Community Needs! When the pandemic started it became obvious to OHC that the senior patients at their walk-in clinic were feeling isolated and afraid. To address these issues OHC established the Community Check-in Program (CCP). From May 2020-September 2021 OHC`s medical office administrator called all walk-in clinic patients 60 years […]

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  • New Dawn Meals on Wheels/A Better Bite Community Kitchen

    Guardians of the Community New Dawn Meals on Wheels/A Better Bite Kitchen, under the direction of Claire Turpin, has been instrumental in making vulnerable seniors across CBRM have access to healthy, nutritious meals. Claire and her team led the charge in the group implementing safety measures for food handling and no-contact food delivery while complying […]

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  • Dartmouth Adult Service Center (DASC)

    Imagination at Work  during Covid During COVID our clients were asked to stay home for long periods of time. The staff took their full-time programming that they provide in-person and were able to adapt it so that their clients could still take part. For example, the staff made up individual craft kits for each client and […]

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County

    Responsiveness to the Community Our staff TEAM ensured during the pandemic that ALL clients were able to access services and support. Our mission is: Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people, however, they went above and beyond to provide ESSENTIAL services such as $40,000 in food support (which was […]

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  • Shaleen Jones

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shaleen has worked tirelessly to address the additional need for support for those impacted by eating disorders. Her goal is to ensure that no one faces an eating disorder alone. By adapting and growing her team, she’s been able to ensure that care is accessible regardless of income, […]

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  • Rob Casey

    Rob supports people with barriers to employment to help match them with an employer. He spends time getting to know clients, understanding their skills and abilities and what area they would like to work in. He’s also constantly networking with employers, helping them understand the benefits of hiring inclusively and supporting the client to be […]

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  • Preston Simmons

    When the pandemic began in March of 2020, Preston was instrumental in supporting the development of a temporary women’s shelter at our Community Y location. He was also a key player in the disbursement of $25,000 in grocery cards to our low-income community members during the 1st summer of the pandemic. Preston develops and delivers […]

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  • Marg MacIntosh

    Pictou County Transit (PCT), a fixed route bus service, was launched on May 17th, 2021. She is compassionate and caring with the individuals who use the service who often come from a vulnerable background. Marg was instrumental in the planning and development of PCT. She helped develop the route itself, the fare rate, advertising opportunities […]

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