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Filtered by year: 2024

  • Joy Power

    Joy Power is fiercely dedicated to the success of our adult learners. She has been called a mother hen and is always there for her students. This means that she goes beyond to support them. Over her 29 years of service, Joy often meets with her students at 7am on the day of a test […]

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  • Boys and Girls Club of Preston

    Boys & Girls Club of Preston is a fee operated program within the African Nova Scotian community which can often create a barrier for children and youth for participation due to low-income families. The club saw the need to develop a Bursary Program to mitigate this barrier., Boys & Girls of Preston has collaborated with […]

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  • Samuel R. Balcom Centre Association

    Samuel R Balcom has established a community comfort Centre for residents of the Port Dufferin area (within the last two years). They are working to establish a list of vulnerable residents who may need help in an emergency. As a result, residents feel safer in times of crisis. The Association also fields requests from individuals […]

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  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland NS: The Abundance Store

    The Abundance Store is an employment project through the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia’s Abundance Program. This second-hand store is designed to address the gap in employment opportunities and the barriers to employability for criminalized women and gender diverse individuals. The Abundance Store provides. programming on various skills essential for personal and professional […]

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  • Barrington Care and Recovery Center

    During the historic wildfire in our community Amy and her team set up the local arena as a care center for the displaced. They organized food, clothing and care for all that walked through the door. There was no playbook on this, so she used her incredible talent to figure it out. From the work […]

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  • Akoma

    Akoma’s mandate is to serve the African Nova Scotian community. Founded by and for this community, the land sits in trust for development to serve Nova Scotia’s largest African Nova Scotian population in the Preston Townships and surrounding area. Following the African Nova Scotian Road to Economic Prosperity (REP) Action Plan, Akoma is focused on […]

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  • Stepping Stone Association

    Stepping Stone ensures client/member ease of access to services and support through a comprehensive, wrap-around approach that addresses diverse needs under one roof. By offering housing, food, and a range of services holistically, we eliminate barriers that may prevent individuals from seeking referrals elsewhere. Our client-centered approach is strengthened by staff members with lived experiences, […]

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  • Miranda Cain

    Miranda founded and launched North Preston’s Future (NPF) Community Organization Society in 2015 and has held a senior leadership position within the organization since. In her role as Executive Director, Miranda has secured significant financial investment for the organization, including $121,443 in funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), through the Canada Community Revitalization […]

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  • Jarah Gregory

    Nominated by 2 people that work at Couch of Hope: Jarah exemplifies doing a lot with a little. Couch ofHope is a grassroots organization still propelled by determination andcommitment to our mission. Jarah has been an integral part of our continuedexistence and crafting Couch of Hope into what it can be today. Despite limitedfunding, Jarah […]

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  • Tina Riley

    Tina is the longest serving employee with Alice House at 22 years. She has been an exceptional support and friend to many colleagues, clients, board members, and partners over those years. Through organizational changes, the pandemic and everything else that has come along, Tina has ensured that Alice House runs smoothly and never forgets the […]

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