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Turning Hurt Into Hope

LOOK LOCAL – The sun is high in the sky as I follow Ellen Campbell – CEO and Founder of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) – up the steel grate stairs leading to the organization’s warehouse entrance. A colourful sign with the words “Abuse Hurts” hangs on the outer wall of the grey building. Campbell glances over at the rough patches of red brick peaking out behind layers of plaster, explaining they “still have some work to do here.” Her team of three (along with the countless volunteers) moved to the Aurora location only one year ago – which goes to show just how much change is possible in a mere 365 days.

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Charlotte is a writer, blogger and amateur photographer based out of Toronto with interests in positivity, creative muse, generational differences and the future of work. She has written for Zoomer Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post Canada and other Canadian publications. She currently blogs for a range of small and medium-sized businesses.