Key Learnings from Successful BC Hydro, City of Vancouver Collaborative

A unique collaborative formed between BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver in 2009 provides a model for others interested in establishing a similar framework.

A Journey to the ‘Best Sandbox’ Begins

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.

Unique Collaborative Involving City of Vancouver, BC Hydro was a Win-Win

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.

‘Magic’ of Connections Leads to Cherished Meeting with the Dalai Lama

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 […]

Integrating the Inner and Outer Sides of Leadership

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.

Young Woman’s Dream to End World Poverty Jumps Closer to Reality

Given what’s emerging right now, Daphne Nederhorst’s dream to end extreme global poverty could become a reality sooner than she ever imagined.

Young woman takes road less travelled in quest to end extreme global poverty

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.

New Brunswick Village Creates Own Solution to No. 1 Issue for Rural Seniors — Transportation

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.

Salmon Arm Church Discovers Surprising Convergence with New Community Energy Point

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 […]

Roxy Roth with Rock Camp students

Salmon Arm Radio Journalist Reinvigorated about Community’s Future

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.