Craig and Marc Kielburger

Craig and Marc Kielberger.

Craig and Marc Kielburger founded a platform for social change that includes Free The Children, Me to We and the youth empowerment movement, We Day.

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Preservation of water an everyday obligation

Tyler and Alex Mifflin spent summers in the water. Childhood memories of canoe trips and pristine waves contrast heavily with something they heard from adults time and again: "Don't swim in Lake Ontario. It's too polluted."

Canada has named civil rights activist Viola Desmond to appear on the country's next bank notes, following moves in the U.S. and U.K. to correct a gender imbalance. (Getty Images)

Learning black history makes Canadians better

Standing in front of an auditorium of mostly white faces, the president of the Ontario Black History Society asked a group of elementary students what they knew of Black History Month. A precocious girl in the first grade raised her hand.

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GoodLife founder makes healthy inroads in autism

At three years old, David Patchell-Evans’ daughter seemed to retreat inward before his eyes. Once bubbly and bright, she began struggling with words she previously knew, stopped making eye contact and awoke screaming on many nights. When a doctor diagnosed Kilee with autism, he advised Patchell-Evans to institutionalize her and move on with his lif

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Every dollar changes lives and nations, too

Michelle was tired of slinging drinks as a bartender. At 42, she dreamed of a more fulfilling career. But as a high school dropout, her reading, writing and math skills were nowhere near good enough for the competitive Canadian job market.

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Technological solutions for a thirsty world

When Archie Barrie heard pounding on his metal roof, the terrified child bolted into his mother’s arms. The two-year-old boy, who lives on a farm in central Australia, had never heard or seen rain before.

Haitians gather to see United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visit the village of Los Palmas July 14, 2014. Together with Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Ban launched a "Total Sanitation Campaign" to promote efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the U.N.'s own peacekeepers. Picture taken July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marie Arago

Heroes in Haiti battle forgotten cholera crisis

In the fall of 2010, cholera arrived in Haiti like the serpent Hydra from Greek mythology. For every patient Dr. Denold Milsoit treated, two more would be carried in. Thousands would succumb to its poisonous bite.

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Aboriginal youth find purpose in iCount program

In the small First Nations community of Moricetown, in central B.C., teens haunt the convenience stores and gas bars, their lives adrift. Locals call them "phantoms." Cain Michell, then 14, was one of them.