GLOBAL HEROES

GLOBAL HEROES

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 and invoke action. Our focus is on real people and their tireless efforts to change our world for the better.

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June 13, 2022 2 min

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 to information.

 

https://www.globalheroes.com/the-right-amount-of-wine-wine-growers...

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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/

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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. Experience world-class entertainment, enjoy locally curated dining and drinks, or unwind a...

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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-ultimate-adventure/

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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 and Marzia took stock of their lives and re-evaluated what was truly important to them....

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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 dance was “like medicine.” This early experience of her dance affecting others initi...

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June 6, 2022 2 min

Gardening, no matter what you choose to grow, is a celebration of life and a therapeutic way to connect with plants. Living  and working in urban settings can mean less time spent in natural, green spaces, but whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, gardens big and small can bring enjoyment to your life.

The House of Commons unanimously voted to recognize 2022 as Canada’s Year of the Garden in celebration of the ornament...

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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 seniors to get active, stay healthy, learn something new, and to stay connected. Thro...

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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 with horses can be a challenging and rewarding career. In 2020, there were 17,500 p...

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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/empowering-access-to-sexual-health-moyo/

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“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 never asked me for anything. Their hope was only to give. All they wanted was the chance...

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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 lifetime.

Kelly Northey was eight years old when she was first diagnosed with a br...

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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 to children like her, just the way she promised she would when she was a child.

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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-centre-refugee-immigrant-health-care/

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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 of a community that offers women supportive care so they can feel like themselves ag...

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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 government, they found sanctuary in Montréal, Canada. They stayed in temporary lodgings at t...

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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 mothers-to-be are presenting with conditions such as preeclampsia and anemia, often...

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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 century.

While the character of The Weeknd is known for music that evokes dark t...

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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.

For at least 115,000 residents across over 600 homes in Ontario, home is a long-t...

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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 shopping for, these gifts are sure to keep on giving.

 

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