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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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The Push for Change - Follow-up

Nov 7th, 2016

Coverage of the Push for Change through downtown St. Catharines. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the RAFT and The Push for Change Tuesday, November 1!

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