Michael Jones was alone at an old upright piano in a hotel lobby playing his own music —something he rarely did in public at the time — as well as cover tunes, when an elderly stranger wandered in to listen. The man couldn’t have known the struggle churning inside Michael.
From accelerating the installation of electric vehicle charging stations around the City of Vancouver to enabling ongoing strategic relationships, a unique collaborative involving the city and BC Hydro generated significant, multi-faceted benefits.
Lovetta Conto breaks into sobs as she thanks His Holiness the Dalai Lama for coming to a gathering she’s also joined. A tremendously accomplished youth who’s making headlines worldwide, that moment for her is clearly deeply cherished. In response, the Dalai Lama reaches out and two people honoured worldwide for their aspirations to lift humanity […]
With the complexity of today’s social systems – including business, education, community, health and broad societal systems – it’s no longer possible to just lay out a linear strategy or predict where any single chain of events will lead.
Given what’s emerging right now, Daphne Nederhorst’s dream to end extreme global poverty could become a reality sooner than she ever imagined.
Raised in Tanzania with a mom as a diplomat and a dad who worked on typical international aid projects — think big dams, big roads — Daphne Nederhorst became convinced as a young child that international aid was not the answer to the most pressing issues countries like hers were facing.
Unable to visit the grocery store for weeks at a time, some have tea and toast for meals, days on end. Others are unable to make their regular medical appointments and eventually end up in emergency care.
Two years ago, Deo Lutheran Church in Salmon Arm, B.C. began a journey of reconfiguring how it “lives” in the world. As with so many churches and organizations today, it had done fairly well at creating a sense of community within itself. But there was a recognition that it could become more vibrant and add […]
As a journalist, Leah Shaw was just supposed to be reporting on a Salmon Arm community conversation in early March. But she’s now at the centre of a new effort that emerged out of that — and feeling reinvigorated about how her gifts can help shape her community’s preferred future.
When an Ajax, Ontario woman’s daughter was dying of cancer a couple of years ago, she happened to stop by a local Salvation Army Thrift Store. The hospital staff suggested she visit the store, just to get out, and noted how wonderful the store staff could be. It was at the store that she met […]