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Community Development - Western Hill

Awakening Neighbourhoods Initiative has been working in St. Catharines over the past year to revitalize stressed neighborhoods by making positive changes.


Through the Community Animator the RAFT is working with individuals in St. Catharines to help build healthy and strong communities.

The RAFT's Community Animator works with local residents, community groups, social agencies and businesses to identify strengths and weaknesses of neighbourhoods.

With this knowledge the Community Animator seeks out potential change. The Animator helps facilitate sustainable community-run initiatives that will strengthen the overall prosperity of the community

For information about community projects happening in the Queenston Street Community, visit our Community Blog.


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How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

Jun 7th, 2017

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign. From now until July 2, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

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