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Tim Merry

A blog series by citizen engagement and systems change leader Tim Merry
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The breakdown of relationship between change makers and the mainstream needs to be bridged. I thought I could, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, “build the new and make the old obsolete.” I no longer think it is that simple. I am more into this quotation from T.S. Eliot: "Hell is where nothing connects." Or this one from G.K. Chesterton: “In the breaking of bridges is the end of the world.”

Tim Merry

A blog series by Canadian systems change leader Tim Merry
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My experience of change leadership and participatory approaches is that it demands people shift their world view. This means their beliefs about themselves, their work, their community, what results are, etc., all have to change.

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A Collective Effort
Candidates for New Brunswick’s Sept. 22 elections engaged in a discussion earlier this month about how they will address issues related to the province’s growing seniors’ population. By 2020, New Brunswickers will be, on average, five years older than the Canadian average.
Creating a new culture of aging in New Brunswick has to be a collective effort, collaborative recognizes

A Sept. 9 political parties’ forum on the topic of healthy aging and care in New Brunswick is another demonstration that a grassroots effort “gets it.” Neither government nor the “citizenry” is capable of achieving the degree of change the province requires in the coming years alone — the work has to be a collective effort.

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