Pulling It All Together
This section compiles the stories we’re collecting across our work – through our Collective Impact sites in Nova Scotia, and through our efforts to connect changemakers across Atlantic Canada. Stories can be searched by project, place, issue and approach.
Turning the Tide Name & Logo Reveal
December 17, 2019 June 28th, 2019 signaled the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation, which is why Inspiring Communities Digby (IC Digby) felt this time of transition was perfect to reveal their new name and logo design – and they felt the best way to do that was with a free community BBQ. […]
December 12, 2019 Actors in the Ecosystem 2019 Fellowship With two fellows across each of the Atlantic provinces, the WeavEast fellows create a community of support for local changemakers. Fellows are engaging in sourcing first-voice information from communities across the region. Through story-telling and community engagement, they will help identify the most impactful services, resources, and programs that […]
Turning the Tide speaks about community spirit
December 17, 2019 On December 1st, 2019, Turning the Tide and the Digby area was co-featured on CBC’s Land and Sea showing the positivity and drive in our community and our work together. Click the image below to watch the episode:
Community Conversations in the Digby Area
March 11, 2020 World Cafe Events – our Community Conversations The World Cafe events are a series of conversations, held in local communities across the Digby area. This idea came after we shared the results from the Digby survey at our larger community gathering in February 2019. It was evident that in order to better understand the 9 […]
Red Brick Row Rising
January 17, 2019 What makes up the identity of a community? Is it the history, or the common threads of industry and profession the residents share together? Or perhaps it’s the landscape and architecture of the place? No matter how much all of these differ from each other, a community’s identity is always weaved with a complex combination of these identifiers… and then some!
One act of kindness or safe place at a time
January 21, 2019 The desire to make a difference – even in a small way – is such an incredible thing, although it’s often snuffed out by harsh realities and tough situations. For Northside resident Angie Rudderham, that could so easily have been the narrative… But it wasn’t.
Energized Youth Attend Health Care Panel
March 11, 2020 Health care is an issue that youth in the Digby area have been speaking up about recently. The three high schools in the area were seeing questions emerge about volunteering and working in the health care field. Turning the Tide’s Youth Engagement Coordinator, Morgan Dunn, met with students in grades 10-12 at Digby Regional High […]
#WeavEast is born!
May 15, 2019 There’s a collective buzz building across Atlantic Canada. Voices from the margins are successfully calling out for a new form of collaboration between all four Atlantic provinces. There is a sense of readiness, rooted in our shared history of successful self-organization and cooperatives, and a proven resilience in this region that bodes well for a […]
Rising Tide Festival brings community together to understand harmful substance use
May 16, 2019 A night of music, art and poetry sparked hope on the Northside as community members connected in the EfflorARC venue at the Five Eleven Youth and Family Centre. Together we learned about some causes of harmful substance use, how criminalizing users is detrimental to their recovery, and how we can better support folks who are struggling as a community.
Efflor Artist Run Centre aims to be hub of music and arts on the Northside
March 16, 2020 Efflor ARC, an artist run studio in North Sydney is collaborating with the Five Eleven Youth and Family Center, to make artistry accessible in the Northside. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Five Eleven (@fiveelevenyouth) on Jul 20, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT Mable Wheeler, Founder of Efflor ARC and Art and Tech […]
Substance Use in our Community: How to Move Forward
Experts and community members came together last year for a panel discussion of how we can better understand substance use and related issues on the Northside. Each year organizations like the Ally Centre publish statistics on harm reduction efforts and research on substance use. These highlight the scale of these challenges in Cape Breton. Between […]