Day-long gathering draws out leadership in the room
Friday February 26, 2016
What would be possible if we deepened relationships and synergies between our human service and criminal justice silos and agencies?
That was the invitation that brought 40 people together in Peterborough, Ontario on Feb. 22. The majority of them are engaged in human service and criminal justice work across the Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge regions.
‘I think the movement ahead is one that assumes that the limit we have is people are waiting to contribute; they just have to be asked’: John McKnight
Thursday February 18, 2016
The loss of confidence in major institutions, including government, is not a new story, but the spillover into anger and withdrawal of legitimacy from politics, particularly in some countries, may be. Democracy could be in more trouble than ever. So where does hope of restoration lie?
New Westminster takes on ‘poverty of novelty’ in lives of people who have a developmental disability
Wednesday February 17, 2016
In New Westminster, B.C., more than 100 community members, including the mayor, recently signed up to host voluntary learning experiences centred on one of their passions, hobbies, skills or an experience they’ve had. Mayor Jonathan Cote, for example, is offering a behind-the-scenes-tour of city hall.
Community News Commons a path to creating more compassionate responses to our complex world: Noah Erenberg
Monday February 8, 2016
The broader community is at a crossroads of change; change in how we communicate, how we tell stories, how we gather, and most of all, how we include everyone in our community in this effort. So what’s a promising response to this crossroads?
“They told us it made them stronger:” documentary producer The Gazette Company CEO and president Chuck Peters
Wednesday February 3, 2016
A just-released video documentary of the transformation of a once-failing U.K. primary school offers hope not only for our education communities, but also for the way we create the story of any community we care about.