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


Out of the Cold Café founder brings 'joy and relief' to clients

Out of the Cold Café founder brings 'joy and relief' to clients

Space serves as a café for limited hours during the day and as an extreme cold overnight warming centre when the temperature drops to -10 C or below
'Empathy and compassion' drives Helping Hand Food Bank volunteer

'Empathy and compassion' drives Helping Hand Food Bank volunteer

Bradford's Donna Lutchman volunteers for three to five hours per week and sits on organization's Policy and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committees
Snow Angels dive in to help Bradford residents dig out

Snow Angels dive in to help Bradford residents dig out

For Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association member, it's about giving back to the community
Bradford has grown on this dedicated volunteer and 'city girl'

Bradford has grown on this dedicated volunteer and 'city girl'

At first, Liz Pegg couldn't imagine leaving the GTA; now she can't imagine going back
Creating a place where all feel safe, respected and a sense of belonging

Creating a place where all feel safe, respected and a sense of belonging

'You don't need an official title or position of power to create change in your community. Everyone has that ability,' volunteer and community activist Jennifer Bahinski says
Bra Bank provides support for women — in more ways than one

Bra Bank provides support for women — in more ways than one

Campaign collects new and gently used bras for sale at The Clothes Line thrift store; donates funds to local mammogram departments
Street Party Collective donates $15K of food to Helping Hand Food Bank

Street Party Collective donates $15K of food to Helping Hand Food Bank

'This helps us tremendously,' says food bank official after six oversized skids of canned goods arrived by flatbed
Women's Institute keeps finger on pulse of community

Women's Institute keeps finger on pulse of community

'We don’t just do what we have always done; we are always looking and listening to what needs to be done,' says local official
Pumpkins and Pearls Gala vows to boast WOW factor for charities

Pumpkins and Pearls Gala vows to boast WOW factor for charities

Bradford duo are driving forces behind new fall fundraiser in support of WOW-Living Bradford, A Hand Up Clothing Room, and the Out of the Cold Café
Key local donors help open doors of 'new' Out of the Cold Café

Key local donors help open doors of 'new' Out of the Cold Café

‘Bradford is very lucky to have the people that we have in it that come together for the greater good of everyone,’ says supporter of café