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Stewards of the world

Mississauga mom Kenda Al Yakobi on how her faith motivates her to care for the planet.

Healing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Jolene Banning grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. But she lived for the summers, spent with her grandparents and uncle in the small town of Allanwater Bridge, surrounded by her Ojibway family and community. “My mom was forced to move off her land to get an education in Thunder Bay. But she did bring us … Read moreHealing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Minimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

When Leah Simeone needed nursing tops, quickly, she knew exactly who to call. A month after the birth of her second child, Hannah, Leah was fed up with her few, worn-out tops, and with shoving towels up her shirt to deal with leaking milk. “I put a call out to my local Freecycle group, and … Read moreMinimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

How one mom helped 60 refugee families feel welcome in Nova Scotia

Cherryl Oakes with her kids and Abdurrahman Elajmi, one of many new friends that she has made through the organization that she started. By her own admission, Cherryl Oake was never one for volunteering. But a call from a girlfriend about a newly arrived refugee family in a desperate situation changed everything. Rallying her community to … Read moreHow one mom helped 60 refugee families feel welcome in Nova Scotia

Parents with Purpose: Food Bank Founder Holly Johnson

When Holly Johnson found out kids in her community were going hungry, she knew something had to be done. So, she rallied community in the small town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and started the St Andrews Open Door Program, which discreetly distributes supermarket gift cards to people in need. Johnson juggles management of the … Read moreParents with Purpose: Food Bank Founder Holly Johnson

Parents with Purpose: Happiness Wrangler Lola Augustine Brown

With three kids and 20 years of writing, editing, social media, and content strategy behind her, Whole Family Happiness’ Lola Augustine Brown couldn’t have been more suited to the role of Managing Editor for the project. After writing an essay for WFH in the the early days, she accepted an invitation to manage the WFH’s … Read moreParents with Purpose: Happiness Wrangler Lola Augustine Brown

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