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North America’s premier positive news magazine. We aim to connect our readers to uplifting stories rather than disheartening conflict. We highlight the inspirational efforts of everyday people, celebrities, and organizations, who are diligently working together towards practical solutions to global problems. Global Heroes provides valuable insight into how communities around the world tackle urgent issues and create actions that lead towards sustainable change. Solution stories engage, boost ...
 
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What is the “right amount” of wine? Is it better to uncork a bottle of your favourite wine and sip the glistening fruity liquid to your heart’s content? Or does a lighter, more conservative pour speak to your spirit? The right amount of wine comes down to personal preference—and wine preference—but it can also be influenced by atmosphere and access…
 
A picnic charcuterie board is a great way to take your gathering outdoors. After all, who doesn’t love a good spread of meats and cheeses on a sunny afternoon? Stonetown Cheese has the tips you need to know to create a portable board that is equally beautiful and delicious. https://www.globalheroes.com/charcuterie-board-how-to-stonetown-cheese/…
 
A short drive west, along Highways 401 and 402, brings you to Sarnia-Lambton and the home of Ontario’s Blue Coast. Located along 300 kilometres of pristine waterfront and a perfect blend of urban and rural landscapes, our region has been waiting to share our stories, passions, and adventures as you rediscover the best of Ontario’s Blue Coast. Exper…
 
Camping is a fun activity for connecting with nature while enjoying time with family and friends. With some preparation and know-how, you can keep outdoor adventures safe and still exciting. Whether it’s been a while and you need a refresher, or it’s your first time out, keep these essential tips in mind: https://www.globalheroes.com/7-camping-tips…
 
It all started when Bob and Marzia, founders of Niagara’s 180 Estate Winery, decided they wanted to pursue a new path in life. Something out of the city, away from the corporate world to reconnect with nature, pursue their passions, and to combine their love of entertaining, food, and wine. When the pandemic shook the world and their family, Bob an…
 
An award-winning artist, dancer, and educator from the Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Turtle Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River, Santee Smith has been dancing since she was three. Growing up in an artistic family, her relatives supported her passion early on and enrolled her in formal dance training. She fondly recalls her grandmother saying watching her…
 
As our world shifts and adapts to life after a pandemic, so too do the ways we provide care for vulnerable seniors.For over 30 years, the LA CENTRE for Active Seniors has been developing and delivering socially engaging programs that promote health and independence for people aged 55 and over in Toronto’s West End community. LA CENTRE invites senio…
 
You’ll see a lot of sunrises in this line of work, both literally and figuratively speaking.The individuals you care for can be demanding and giving all at the same time. They’ll test you in ways that only a 900-pound toddler can. If patience is a muscle, you may feel Herculean at the end of some days—equal workouts for your heart, too. Working wit…
 
Moyo Health and Community Services is a community and AIDS service organization (ASO) that has provided a growing array of health promotion, education, social and support services for people living with, affected by, and at systemic risk of HIV for communities in Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon). https://www.globalheroes.com/empo…
 
“In the last few years, I met with Syrian refugees at the Za’atari camp in Jordan,” said Kat Graham. “I travelled along the Guatemala-Mexico border where I met women, children, and families forced to flee their own countries to escape extreme gang violence. “In all the time I was there, the resolute, resourceful, graceful and smart people I met nev…
 
Join thousands of patients, survivors, and their families for the brain tumour walk weekend! June 17-19, 2022 Every day, 27 Canadians will hear the words “you have a brain tumour.” Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance, and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a…
 
Between crafting music for her upcoming album and preparing for another summer of incredible performances, including a headline spot at Boots and Hearts festival at Burl’s Creek in Ontario, international sweetheart and reigning Queen of Country Pop Shania Twain is busier than ever. Through it all, one thing remains constant: her love of giving back…
 
Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in Canadian society. They have come to start over but find it stubbornly difficult when injury or sickness strikes them or their family. Sixty percent of our over 80,000 refugee visits have occurred in the past five years—each refugee’s journey is treacherous. https://www.globalheroes.com/canadian-centr…
 
A few years ago, fashion and beauty lover Madeline Della Mora applied to be a Cosmetic Advisor Volunteer at Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), Canada’s only charitable program dedicated to helping women manage the effects cancer and its treatment have on their appearance. This year, Madeline celebrates five years of volunteering with LGFB and being part…
 
In 1972, Pyarali Nanji, his wife, Gulshan, and their four children got word that they, along with 60,000 other Ugandans of South Asian lineage, had 90 days to leave the country that they had long called home. Stripped of their citizenship and assets and declared stateless, the family fled. Thanks to mercy flights organized by the Canadian governmen…
 
Whatever it takes. Wherever the need. Her day starts at 5:30 a.m. Soon after, Zainab Bishar Bashir is working hard at a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia, where she is a midwife. She delivers babies, shows new mothers how to breastfeed, and immunizes children. In an antenatal care room, she also examines pregnant women. Many mo…
 
The Dawn of a New Era for The Weeknd © BRIAN ZIFF By Raye Mocioiu Abel Tesfaye, known to his fans as The Weeknd, emerged as a mysterious and underground R&B sensation back in 2011—although now, a decade and some later, he would be better described as one of the most prolific pop stars in the world and one of the most significant artists of the 21st…
 
When you hear the word home, what do you think of? For some, it may be the place they return to after a long day’s work. For others, the word may bring back memories of childhood or family. We say we feel at home when we are relaxed, comfortable in our environment, and at ease. It’s the feeling of knowing you’re safe, surrounded by those who care. …
 
This Father’s Day, share the love with all the fathers in your life with gifts that give back! In this Father’s Day gift guide, browse through companies that support community initiatives and give back to charitable causes and efforts. From cozy socks to local coffee, the dads in your life will adore these charitable gifts. No matter who you’re sho…
 
This is Hana. Before she leaves for work this afternoon, she has to help her dad get dressed and put on his prosthetic legs, translate for her mom at a medical appointment, and finish school assignments. Hana is a young caregiver. There are over one million young caregivers like Hana in Canada. A Canadian study shows that young caregivers provide 1…
 
ASAAP is a registered charity that provides culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services to people from SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, Indo-Caribbean) and other related communities who are newcomers, LGBTQ+ and/or living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions. Our services are offered in a r…
 
As the war in Ukraine wages on, the need for life-saving support continues to grow. The invasion has caused a tremendous loss of lives and the tragic destruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure. Across the globe, organizations and everyday heroes alike have come together to donate whatever possible in order to help those whose lives have been torn apar…
 
This June, Pride returns to Toronto to celebrate the diversity of the Greater Toronto Area’s 2LGBT2Q+ communities. Pride has been a long time in the making, from a small gathering of dedicated activists fighting for their right to love and be seen to the vibrant celebration we know and love today. Since 1970, the pride movement has been supporting …
 
Many of us receive information through our eyes and ears, whether from our televisions, conversations with neighbours, headlines on a mobile device, or weather reports on an app. These seemingly minor bits of information, which most of us take for granted, could present many barriers for a person who is deafblind…[read more] https://www.globalheroe…
 
Literacy is a gateway that can open the door to a world of opportunities or just as quickly shut it tight. Every day, the proverbial door can be heard slamming shut for many millions of children in low and middle-income countries worldwide. A startling 53 percent of children in the global south cannot read proficiently by age ten—a fact characteriz…
 
By Raye Mocioiu It’s comeback season for P.K. Subban. The star athlete is known for his commitment to giving back, and even after two years of adapting to pandemic life, he shows no signs of slowing down. The Subban Defence League (SDL), Subban’s specialized hockey camp designed to develop young players into difference makers and leaders, will be r…
 
The best-kept secret of families whose kids always seem to be having the best time on vacation comes down to one word: CHOICES. Ask any kid on a screen if they want to go on a hike, and you’ll probably get a “not really” in response. However, giving them a choice between two activities takes the negative response factor right out of the equation. O…
 
In 1983, a group of like-minded individuals created a volunteer, charitable organization to further the educational and interpretive programs at one of Canada’s most beloved and cherished natural institutions, Algonquin Provincial Park. This legacy continues to inspire, educate, and promote the conservation of the natural world today. This organiza…
 
Helping kids As a certified Child Life Specialist, Shaindy Alexander gives emotional support to kids and teens in the palliative care program at SickKids. She uses play to create a safe outlet for their “wonders, worries, and wishes.” © ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF SHAINDY ALEXANDER. SickKids Child Life Specialist Shaindy Alexander writes about how she s…
 
Mental health issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and addiction will be experienced by as many as one in five children and youth in Ontario, yet less than 17 per cent will receive the medical care they need. Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project (FNP) helps bridge this gap by providing critical guidance and support to youth and t…
 
For South African-born Canadian Steve Nash, sports have proven an effective platform from which to empower change and create opportunities for growth and development—not just for players, either. “Growing up, my parents really modelled a community ethic for my siblings and me—it was just a given that part of existing in society meant contributing i…
 
Noticing the lack of academic support for younger students adjusting to online schooling, a group of students in Waterloo joined forces to create HomeworkHub Tutoring—a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, accessible and quality education to all students. The group now extends across Canada, the U.S., China, India, and around the wo…
 
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry globally, contributing to ten percent of the carbon emissions around the world. Simply making a pair of jeans takes 1800 gallons of water and produces approximately 33 kilograms of CO2. On top of that, each year more than ten million tons of textile waste are generated in North America. At …
 
When most of us dance, it's to celebrate at a party or let loose in our living rooms. When Victoria Mata dances, it's to heal intergenerational trauma, empower young women fleeing domestic violence, and explore the diasporic experience... Click to read more: www.globalheroes.com/healing-through-dance-victoria-mata/…
 
At Genacol, our values and commitment include listening to people who want the best solutions for healthy aging and staying active for longer. For over 20 years, we have been committed to a quest for excellence, driven by a strong desire to innovate for joint health. This has pushed us to develop, among other things, a singular natural product on t…
 
In recent years, many of us have found new joy in the kitchen. For some, spending more time at home has meant experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes. Whether misadventures with baking bread or take-out meals were more your style, one of the top eating trends has been naturally fermented food... Click to read more: www.globalheroes.co…
 
It's safe to say that when my great-grandparents purchased our family farm back in 1891, they have no idea of the legacy they were creating. Today, more than 130 years later, Burnbrae Farms has grown into a collaborative and resilient business. We are very proud of our role in feeding eggs to millions of Canadian families. The strength of our busin…
 
Since 1992, L'Ancêtre Organic's acclaimed aged cheddar has been made with only quality unpasteurized organic milk from the St. Lawrence valley. Our experienced and dedicated cheesemakers ensure a carefully nurtured and natural aging process to achieve the unique flavour and texture beloved by Canadians. With the recent addition of Le Baluchon, orga…
 
"Vodka, for Ukrainians, is a connector," says Zirkova co-founder and CEO Katherine Vellinga. "We treat it with reverence and respect." In 1997, Vellinga and her husband John moved to Ukraine and came across the origins of vodka. The "X" on the map where vodka first began. She recalls feeling like an adventurer, searching for long-lost treasures, pu…
 
When life gives you lemons, make mom these bars! Not only does May bring flowers, but it is also a time when we celebrate that special person we call mom. Whether you are spending the day with your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, partner, or daughter, a sweet treat will always make any Mother's Day extra lovely. Click to read more: www.globalher…
 
Ontario is home to a host of delightful honeys. The distinctive palate of flavours and aromas derives from floral sources such as clover, alfalfa, buckwheat, goldenrod, and basswood. Honey is available in a delectable array of formats—liquid honey is perfect for tea or drizzled on yogurt; creamed or churned honey is ideal for toast or serving with …
 
Get ready for a fresh start to spring with this colourful bowl adapted from a recipe by Chef Rahil Rathod, Executive Chef from Cactus Club and Team Canada. It features the bright colours and flavours of Ontario Greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, which are sustainably grown, using state-of-the-art climate control systems, natural pollinati…
 
The dual-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda has long been a favourite of travellers seeking a sun-and-sand Caribbean refuge from the stresses of everyday life. Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the gentle green hills, placid lagoons, and reef-lined beaches of Antigua and Barbuda on the tropical getaway of a lifetime. With a combined …
 
On your way to or from just about anywhere in New England, Maine's MidCoast is easy to get to and offers the best of everything in Maine. Shopping, dining, sightseeing, outdoor recreation... the MidCoast is quite literally in the middle of it all. A visit to Maine's MidCoast is one you will treasure forever. This region is a vibrant and stunningly …
 
A Pathway to Freedom, Supported by the Treadright Foundation In a multicultural and diverse city like Toronto, sisters Kena and Sanchia fit right in. However, their journey to living freely hasn't been easy. In their birth country of Barbados, one that discriminates based on sexual orientation, the last thing in the world Kenna and Sanchia felt was…
 
Be a carefree tourist again and make an easy and meaningful contribution to Reconciliation just by taking a trip. That's the value proposition Indigeno Travel, Canada's first Indigenous-owned full service national travel agency, is hoping conscientious travellers of every kind—business and leisure, Indigenous and non-Indigenous—will find impossible…
 
Summer season is back in full swing in Chenango County, located in the heart of Central New York. Each summer, nationally recognized arts and music festivals draw thousands to see emerging and established performers, artisans, poets and more for family-friendly summer weekends. Click to read more: www.globalheroes.com/its-festival-season-in-chenang…
 
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