Superheroes come in many different forms, and while we can imagine men and women swooping in to save the day, not all heroes wear capes. There are people in our local communities who work behind-the-scenes to help make the community a better place to work, live and play.
Want to know their secret? Here are three ways you can be a superhero in your community:
- Volunteer: With so many different community groups, fundraising campaigns and charitable events, it can be difficult to pick where to volunteer. Whether you choose to support a cause you’re passionate about or something you’d like to better understand, volunteering your time has big impact and offers an even bigger reward.
- Encourage action: Look for revitalization programs already in place to see how your community can benefit. The Community Renewal Fund grant is an example where recycled rubber from old tires is turned into playgrounds and new public spaces. If there’s a space in your neighbourhood that could use a refresh, let your local political representative know and find out more about how to apply for the Community Renewal Fund grant of up to $50,000.
- Think green: Not the Green Lantern or green tights, but environmental initiatives that can support the community. When trying to make a difference on a local level, consider ways you can promote and lead recycling events, use of recycled materials and work with programs that support the environment.