Stewards of the world

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

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…

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…

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…