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Melody’s Story

 Growing up in a big, vibrant family, Melody had a loving – but sometimes difficult – childhood.  As she grew up, she faced continuing health issues that created a […]

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Kris’s Story

Born and raised in Edmonton, Kris’s childhood was filled with poverty and instability. By the time he was a teen he found himself dealing with a range of challenges that […]

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Bethany’s Story Continues

Bethany is happiest when she’s at home in her apartment sipping tea, listening to music and creating beaded jewellery. It may seem unusual for a 20-year-old to be a homebody, […]

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Tanesha’s Story

Tanesha was born in Buffalo Lake and moved to Edmonton as a small child. “My early life was okay,” she recalls. “I lived with my family and my siblings, but […]

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The Not-So-Secret Garden

Just behind Alex Taylor School, in downtown Edmonton, is a lush green space sorted into manageable garden plots for nearby community members to work and enjoy. The e4c Community Garden […]

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Liz’s Story

Liz’s life has been a struggle from the start. Liz and her older sister were removed from her mother’s custody when she was just two, after her mother tried to […]

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George’s Story

Growing up in Calgary as the middle of three boys, George “wanted to be in the NHL or to be an archeologist,” he recalls. By his teens, he had discovered […]

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Chris’ Story

Chris always struggled with staying employed. “I couldn’t understand how things would go well for a while and then something would go wrong and I would get frustrated and quit.” […]

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