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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Ottawa college student chopping locks to raise money for friend's dad's second heart transplant

Ottawa college student chopping locks to raise money for friend's dad's second heart transplant

Jack Casselman is set to get a 'Trim for Jim,' as he hopes to raise $5,000 for the cause.
Cancer survivor Doug Nugent helping other local men win their battles

Cancer survivor Doug Nugent helping other local men win their battles

Nugent does most of his work in Winchester, but also helps raise money for prostate cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.
Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer of 12 years watching community need for services grow

Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer of 12 years watching community need for services grow

Tiffany Tambeau has been coordinating the organization's Holiday Hamper program for the better part of the last decade.
Helping With Furniture volunteers helping hundreds of Ottawa residents off the floor

Helping With Furniture volunteers helping hundreds of Ottawa residents off the floor

A civil servant who has been volunteering with the organization for 13 years says the need for their service is greater now than he's ever seen.
Ottawa man exploring new ways to give back to community, encouraging others to get outside comfort zone

Ottawa man exploring new ways to give back to community, encouraging others to get outside comfort zone

"I wanted to do something for this vulnerable group, and I thought, why don’t I give my time? That is what brought me to the Ottawa Mission," says Kathi Subramaniam.
Ottawa family farm and its volunteers aim to harvest good will

Ottawa family farm and its volunteers aim to harvest good will

"The way that I was brought up is, food is love. To not be able to give that to someone you care about is horrible," said Beth Trobridge
Ottawa volunteer helping others push back against social isolation and loneliness

Ottawa volunteer helping others push back against social isolation and loneliness

Alex Wharton says that when he landed in Ottawa last year, he decided to reach out and help others who might be experiencing the same feelings as he was.
Founder of Ottawa's Capital City Cleanup calls pandemic an 'awakening'

Founder of Ottawa's Capital City Cleanup calls pandemic an 'awakening'

The sight of trash or hazards in our communities can lead to feelings of bitterness and frustration, but one Ottawa man believes that if you can take ownership of your community, you should.
Aspiring cop won’t stop, going above and beyond to engage with her community

Aspiring cop won’t stop, going above and beyond to engage with her community

As a full-time residential councilor at the Tamir Foundation, wife and mother of five, and a graduate of police foundations, Dunlop says she lives a goal-oriented life.
Ottawa volunteer helping to lift fellow community members from abusive situations

Ottawa volunteer helping to lift fellow community members from abusive situations

“It’s a really unfortunate reality, and if someone is going through domestic abuse, there are so many organizations that can help. But we don’t know what we don’t know,” says Le.
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