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Youth encouraging youth

September 16th 2014

September 16, 2014 Mehak Bhansali already has plans to change the world, and she just entered high school.

Kathleen Le Roux (right) as DIZZY,  Heather Annis (left) as PEACHY, entertaining a senior resident. Photo credit Alex Nirta

“Dizzy” with Laughter: Kathleen Le Roux, Therapeutic Clown Artist

September 1st 2014

September 1, 2014 Through the art of therapeutic clowning, Kathleen Le Roux—a.k.a. Dizzy the Clown—brings joy and laughter to vulnerable people of all ages.

Harper Gordon and Graydon Davidson colecting Gratitude Bags

Bringing gratitude home

July 30th 2014

July 30, 2014 Taking a new approach to improving food donations during the warmer months, Grant Gordon is bringing the food drive closer to home.

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Victoria’s Bracelets of Hope

June 20th 2014

June 20, 2014 While many 13-year olds spend their free time playing video games, texting their friends or catching up on the latest TV shows, Victoria Agius is different: she spends her time contributing to cancer research, one bracelet at a time.

Rexdale Outreach choir

Vernon Smith uses his love for music to engage at-risk youth

June 12th 2014

June 13, 2014 Along with a hectic work schedule coupled with his responsibilities as a husband and father, Vernon Smith finds the time to impact the Rexdale youth, one tune at a time.

Constable Scott (TPS)

Police officers show students how to rock

May 26th 2014

May 23, 2014 The lights dim in The Virgin Mobile Mod Club as bright multicoloured stage lights illuminate the venue. It is an atypical crowd for a Wednesday evening. Teenagers, parents, siblings and police officers fill the large room for the sixth annual Music! Not Mischief concert.

Denise Bebenek cheering supporters at Meagan's Walk - photo by Laura Fontaine

Meagan’s Walk: a legacy of hope

May 10th 2014

May 10, 2014 In honour of Meagan's Walk today with thousands of participants joining hands to hug the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), sending a message of hope and love to those within we are republishing an article that first appeared in GNT in our May 2008 issue.


Author gives voice to children with different abilities

May 7th 2014

May 7, 2014 For Toronto-based author Jewel Kats, books would change her life forever in more ways than one.

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