Local Giving. Local Results.


These are the people we’ve been able to help and these are their stories. These are real people, who have been able to make a real change for the better. And they live in your neighbourhood.

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Mary Thomas
UWSM Director, Strategic Development
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In July 2014, Fatu arrived in Canada as a refugee from the Ivory Coast, where her first language was French. Alone except for her six-year-old daughter, who has special needs; and her 14-year-old niece, she moved to Midland. In Africa, she was a shopkeeper. When...

In the summer of 2015, Jeff lived only to feed his addictions. He'd lost his business, his friends and family. Penniless, homeless, and with 20 years of despair behind him, he attempted suicide. Again. With a grimace, he calls that period his Excellent Adventure. A journey...

In 2010, Kim was a stay-at-home mom, raising four children - one with special needs, and fostering teenagers. With a divorce looming, she knew she had to act fast. She needed a job to take care of her family on her own, and to make...