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Filtered by year: 2023

  • Shauna Ferrar

    Shauna Ferrar, from Dartmouth Adult Services Centre. Shauna takes inclusion to a whole other level. Not only does she ensure program participants with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in community, she also ensures they have a voice at the table. She coaches first-voice Client Advisory Council members on how to engage senior leadership […]

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  • Krista Maynard

    Krista Maynard of YWCA Halifax is a super star. Her strong leadership and dedication to the well-being of her colleagues is admired, and helps keeps an often stressful childcare centre running smoothly. She is a creative thinker, and has used her skills to build structures and projects for the children on a very small budget. […]

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  • Karen Vaughan

    Lisa consistently goes the extra mile to help women she is helping. She is personable, empathetic, approachable, dependable, positive attitude, provides service in a timely manner, superb communications and problem solving skills, provides a safe, supportive and friendly environment to meet. She works with women who face multiple complex social and health matters, such as […]

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  • Natalie Frederick-Wilson

    Natalie created and launched the CWB’s pilot program SPICE (specialized program in cooking entrepreneurship). She saw a gap with under-represented women during COVID. The CWB’s SPICE program will empower underrepresented women to create financial stability from their skills as cooks safely and within NS regulations. It provides them with not only the necessary training to […]

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  • Mukthar Limpao

    Mukthar is the rare Executive Director who not only represents the interests of the organization but is deeply connected with the members of that organization. He spends much of his time advocating the Department of Community Services to provide additional and much needed support for our core members (people with intellectual disabilities). He also advocates […]

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  • Irma Snyder

    Irma supports her GED adult students through a lens of kindness, understanding and patience. She works within a philosophy of forward is forward, no matter what the pace. Often her students will go the extra mile to earn her praise. This past summer Irma dedicated volunteer time over the summer when our programs were closed […]

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  • Vanessa Fells

    Vanessa currently works at the Barristers Society of NS, but I am nominating her in the context of her work at the African NS Decade for People of African Descent (ANSDPAD) Coalition, where she worked relentlessly on behalf of African NS groups and organizations to advance concerns and ensure voices were heard. Vanessa worked closely […]

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  • Benny Welter-Nolan

    In 2021, Benny was intentional in recruiting the most diverse set of board members representing equity deserving and seeking members (including Mi’kmaw, African NS, Chinese newcomer and diaspora, and a spectrum of LGBTQIIA2+) to represent members in the art community that has not been represented in board leadership in the history of Visual Arts Nova […]

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  • Africadian Empowerment Academy

    The team at the Africadian Empowerment Academy was founded on the principle of giving people of African decent access to education and training to help empower them, and change their lives. The organization works dilligently to provide easy access to programs and services, and they are located in close proximity to the provinces largest African […]

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  • Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank

    For 40 years, Parker Street has provided food for those in need within the HRM. As the need grew within the community, they have expanded to provide furniture, emergency assistance, annual tax clinic and major programs. Registration and getting assistance from Parker Street are easy, welcoming, free-of-charge and clients are treated with dignity and respect. […]

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