HEALTHY LIVING: Growing Food Solutions

Growing Food Solutions They say good things come in small packages. A local engineering student has taken that to heart and designed an innovative food production solution that fits into a parking space. Greenspace Urban Farms, a collaborative social enterprise, is working to bring the farm closer to home, increasing accessibility and lowering the cost…

SAFETY: Opening a New Door for Women in the Sex Trade

Opening a New Door for Women in the Sex Trade Blue is a colour of calm, contemplation and solace. As the colour of the ocean and the sky, it is often associated with freedom. It’s also the colour most closely associated with service and health care workers. “There are a number of ideas about the…

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION: Collaborating for Mental Health

Collaborating for Mental Health Feelings of isolation and hopelessness are a reality for many people battling mental illness, and those feelings can be exacerbated in rural and remote areas with limited access to services. In an effort to address this challenge and engage communities in promoting positive mental health and overall wellness, Eastern Health established…

DIVERSITY: Driving Inclusion

Driving Inclusion For many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, the loss of basic mobility is an issue, often caused by the onset of arthritis, heart and lung conditions or physical disabilities. One group in the province is helping people remain connected to their communities by teaching communities how to be more accessible. The Coalition of Persons with…

DIVERSITY: A Market of Opportunity

A Market of Opportunity “It is amazing to hear the local Indian dishes names from the mouths of our customers who had no clue about these dishes before the farmers’ market,” says Fatima Khan of Fatima’s Indian Food. Originally from India, Khan has been part of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market (SJFM) for over 10…

DIVERSITY: Fostering Cross-Cultural Friendships

Fostering Cross-Cultural Friendships Finding your place in a new school is a daunting task for any child, but for children coming from different countries and cultures, it can seem impossible. Easing that transition and fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance is exactly why Lloydetta Quaicoe started the Sharing Our Cultures program. “On arrival in…

ECONOMY: Sparking Growth

While the traditional images of this province’s rocky shores, pristine forests and wooden fishing boats might seem like the furthest thing from the fast-paced world of tech startups, the NL tech sector is seeing unprecedented growth. “The sector has been rapidly expanding since 2014 with many new entrepreneurial support entities emerging to foster the growth,”…