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Not everyone experiences a Sweet Sixteen. When Emily was in grade 11, she had a big falling-out with her family that ended with her moving out. "After I left my family home, I felt really overwhelmed by having to manage school and life," she recalls. "Just getting...

In 2017, Wendat Community Programs wanted to help its community better understand the programs they had to offer, but – like many community-based charities – lacked the resources necessary to bring in a professional marketing team to get the job done. Luckily, Wendat’s Executive Assistant Linda...

Giving to others might be the ultimate win-win. Research has shown generosity has benefits for the giver. In fact, you could say giving to others is selfish. How’s that for a paradox? Top 3 Reasons Why Giving is Good For You   You Get a “Helper’s High” Helper’s high...

Five Things You May Not Know About United Way United Way has been around for a long time. United Way Simcoe Muskoka was founded in 1959, but United Way as an idea was first created in 1887 in Denver, Colorado by community leaders who realized that...