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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Peggy Hill Remax Hallmark Realty as part of our Community Leaders Program.

 

'Good feeling': Retiree helps feed residents at Barrie mission

'Good feeling': Retiree helps feed residents at Barrie mission

'There are ideas out there (to address homelessness), things that are being done. I would like to think that this is not hopeless,' says Salvation Army Bayside Mission Centre volunteer
Volunteer helps seniors to age in place, live independently

Volunteer helps seniors to age in place, live independently

'They really depend on Red Cross as a service, because otherwise maybe they wouldn't have a dinner that night,' says Louise McCabe
Barrie hospital career fair leads to 58 job offers 'and counting'

Barrie hospital career fair leads to 58 job offers 'and counting'

Event saw around 420 pre-registered candidates and 323 walk-ins; RVH official says one position that had overwhelming interest was patient care assistant
App for that: Barrie seniors can dig up local shovel volunteers

App for that: Barrie seniors can dig up local shovel volunteers

'We notice increased use of the #StormCrew Help Map during and immediately after a snowstorm, with close to 200 neighbours posting in Barrie after the last storm alone,' says official
'Making a difference': Organization helps students with ADHD soar

'Making a difference': Organization helps students with ADHD soar

York Region's Learning Disabilities Association expanded to include Simcoe County in 2023, bringing programs into Barrie-area schools
Barrie builders 'shake off the pandemic' with Dominican project

Barrie builders 'shake off the pandemic' with Dominican project

'The priceless moments are too many to share. Suffice it to say there is never a dull moment and plenty of laughs along the way,' says Builders for Change official
Long-term care resident promotes better living through activity engagement at IOOF

Long-term care resident promotes better living through activity engagement at IOOF

“The second you get in here, look at our activity calendars and join as much as you can," says staffer at local seniors' home
New GrandPals program looks to bridge generation gap in Barrie

New GrandPals program looks to bridge generation gap in Barrie

'If someone has a story, even if they don't think they have, and they love kids, they can get involved in this,' says co-ordinator
Helping men re-enter workforce seems to suit volunteer just fine

Helping men re-enter workforce seems to suit volunteer just fine

Driving force behind Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie branching out with Styled Right-Work Wear for Men
'Sense of purpose': Attracting volunteers means getting creative

'Sense of purpose': Attracting volunteers means getting creative

'We are noticing that there has been a rise in people looking to volunteer virtually,' says Barrie Association of Volunteer Administrators president