Coaching greatness


When shots rang out in his community of Preston, claiming the lives of two young people, Coach Colter Simmonds, Founder of the We Will Win Youth Association (3WYA), felt he had failed. “I felt hopeless when the shootings happened. I’d moved home to make a difference. I was trying to get an education to become a true role model. I blamed myself. I wondered if it was too late.” ...

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Chartwells supports NSCC students


Chartwells, a member of Compass Group Canada, is contributing $500,000 to Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)’s Urgent Aid Fund via Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC to help students in need access food. "Students sometimes find themselves facing unanticipated financial challenges that may affect their ability to remain in school," says Don Bureaux, NSCC President. "They may have nowhere else to turn. Our Urgent Aid Fund is there to help them address those challenges and get back on track." Over five academic years, beginning in 2018-2019, the Chartwells’ contribution will provide meal vouchers or swipe cards that can be used in...

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CIBC donation supports financial literacy for NSCC students


A generous donation from CIBC will help NSCC students build their financial literacy skills, such as financial goal setting, budgeting and investing. ...

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A titan in the field


When Ashley Innocente graduated from Truro Campus, her mind was set on a career as a behavioral therapist within Corrections Canada; however, her heart was less sure. “Psychology had always been my interest,” says Ashley. “I thought I would continue my education after NSCC and study human behavior, but I realized that corrections didn’t really suit my personality.” Ashley explains that while her plans may have changed, she remained confident that her education would support her no matter what decision she made about her future. “My program had so many transferable skills — I wasn’t limited to my field of study,” she says. “It...

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