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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Barber & Haskill as part of our Community Leaders Program.


From camper to volunteer for this future leader

From camper to volunteer for this future leader

14-year-old volunteers at the camp she once attended at BGC North Simcoe, which she points out feels like 'just one big family'
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteer making connections with Métis culture

HELPERS: Volunteer making connections with Métis culture

'There is this misconception that we’re First Nations,' volunteer says, noting the Métis bridge cultures between the European and Indigenous communities
Crafty Penetang Legion volunteer brings warmth to others

Crafty Penetang Legion volunteer brings warmth to others

Local volunteer has been knitting blankets and dolls to bring comfort and joy to others both locally and around the world for more than 30 years
HELPERS: 'Phenomenal experience,' joy in guiding adult learners

HELPERS: 'Phenomenal experience,' joy in guiding adult learners

At the Gateway Centre for Learning, Catharine Gastmeier has helped adults who struggle with literacy learn to read since 2017. 'It’s a phenomenal experience'
Killing it on stage: Volunteer’s love of theatre a family affair

Killing it on stage: Volunteer’s love of theatre a family affair

'It’s like you’re a member of a really fun club that’s sole purpose is to put on plays,' explains Maggie Killing, a volunteer set designer, painter and decorator with almost 25 years’ experience with Huronia Players
Wowing people with inspiring knowledge of nature at Wye Marsh

Wowing people with inspiring knowledge of nature at Wye Marsh

Dorothy Harper has volunteered at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre for nearly 30 years and has the wealth of wetland knowledge to prove it
<b>HELPERS:</b> Paying it forward at Port Café feeds many in need

HELPERS: Paying it forward at Port Café feeds many in need

The Port Café in Port McNicoll has a suspended board that allows those in need to have a meal generously provided by other customers in the ultimate random act of kindness
<b>HELPERS:</b> Local senior volunteers with Native Friendship Centre to share knowledge

HELPERS: Local senior volunteers with Native Friendship Centre to share knowledge

Lorraine Lacroix is a force of nature and uses her passion to keep the Sisters in Spirit walk going
<b>(Helpers):</b> Saving lives priceless for Southern Georgian Bay Airboat Rescue group <b>(5 photos)</b>

(Helpers): Saving lives priceless for Southern Georgian Bay Airboat Rescue group (5 photos)

When two snowmobilers died near her home, Christina Wood looked for a way to stop that from happening again
<b>HELPERS:</b> Nourishing those in need with the Georgian Bay Food Network

HELPERS: Nourishing those in need with the Georgian Bay Food Network

Paul Stack has volunteered with the storefront-style food bank since it opened in December, and he’s been busy