Stefanie Shute inspires change at Empathy Factory – Mount alumna encourages empathy

Mount alumna Stefanie Shute, BA ’11, is president of an organization with an exceptional mandate – the Empathy Factory.

Spreading empathy across Nova Scotia and beyond
The Empathy Factory started as a family operation. When Shute realized that empathy wasn’t being taught to students, she got in contact with the Halifax Regional School Board. Now, four years later, the Empathy Factory staff and volunteers run programs and workshops within HRM schools encouraging empathy. Through Empathy Factory initiatives, students in Halifax have raised thousands of dollars and supplies for charities, such as a local woman’s shelter and Ronald McDonald house.  


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