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Post it note with words "Thank you" written on it
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 1, 2021
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that our lives, and the lives of those in our community, are connected. We’ve learned that our behaviour impacts... Read More»
Sample Posters that have been created for the Poster Project
Shannon, Queen's Square | March 1, 2021
Cambridge Memorial Hospital and retirement home staff have been taking care of our loved ones for a year now – tending those in the hospital, and in... Read More»
illustration of orange girl playing guitar and blue man drawing. Pink background
Shannon Markle | February 12, 2021
"I wish there was something I could just do!" We've all said that in the past year, haven't we? Wanted to 'just do' something to ease the stress,... Read More»
Tabletop cluttered with paint brushes in murky water, dried orange rounds, and a paper with a painting in progress.
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2020
Don’t we all just need a little feel-good project this winter? A way to keep our thoughts uplifted and uplift others. A way to say ‘I’m thinking of... Read More»
Crowd of children in the library
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
March Break is a time every school child waits for all year. A break from bleak, cold winter days, time of freedom and exploration, of morning... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan
Shannon Markle | October 16, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan Like many, Jeevan Viveganathan escaped his early years in mundane suburbia by moving to hip downtown Toronto... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner
Sheridan Flietstra | September 26, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner Grade eleven student Charlotte Turner has accumulated a surprising hoard of life experience. Charlotte can play... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai
Sheridan Flietstra | September 24, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai Ever need a breath of fresh air? A departure from the daily grind that brings some variety and well, – O2 – to your... Read More»
People using the maker space
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
You’ve got skills. We’ve got a new way to share them! How do we create a better community? By sharing our passions, know-how, and skills with others... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers Ajit and Maria
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 4, 2019
"Volunteering at Idea Exchange makes me feel useful to my community and empowers me to be more confident in life." – Maria Bolhuis Are you new to... Read More»

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