Doctor's Orders: The Montreal Museum of Fine Art (MMFA) partnered with the Médecins francophones du Canada doctors’ organization to let doctors write prescriptions for museum visits.
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When British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a minister of loneliness in January, it made news all over the world. Was a ministry devoted to something as intangible as a feeling seriously a thing? The jokes comparing the position to Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” almost wrote themselves.
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Why is community development training and certification so important?
We live in complex, fast-paced, constantly changing times. On some level, its no surprise to find training has become less of a priority.
It may be the result of us often equating learning with formal and sometimes irrelevant learning deliverd by a sage-on-the-stage who may sometimes have more wings than landing gear. However,it is ultimately those who are able to accept that leadership is a life-long journey of learning and subsequently make it a priority will be the ones who survive and thrive as future leaders.
Some people become leaders no matter what their chosen path because their positive energy is so uplifting.
Even in tough times, they always find a way. They seem to live life on their own terms even when having to comply with someone else’s requirements. When they walk into a room, they make it come alive.
Today's workplaces are rarely straightforward. It is especially true of organizations that are looking to grow and innovate. As my colleague Rick Smyre has stated, "We're preparing for a future that hasn't yet been invented". As a result, my community building work typically results in me working with organizations where solutions are complicated and messy.
Benches, trees, multi-modal transportation, and local food are a few of the suggestions in the Center for Active Design’s new Civic Design Guidelines.
The rapid pace of change – and what it means for municipal leaders via Municipal World.
Our greatest learning from inspiring community leaders across the country is that communities get better when their leaders do. The transformation we're all looking for these days needs to originate from within and that means strong and prepared leaders able to think within a futures context.
"In a poll, most Canadians thought that we were a top-five country for kids. We’re far from being a leading country.
Interesting trend. Bored retirees are turning to entrepreneurship.
Five years ago, as the result of years of experiencing collaborative learning alongside brilliant colleagues, working long hours, and dipping into hard-earned savings, I took the leap and invested in building this social enterprise known as the Campus for Communities of the Future.
While many towns and citiescommunities have lost their sense of community, its presence still exists in Saskatchewan.
In a future where traditional employment will no longer be the centre of our lives, we will need to redefine how to have a good life.
Read this inspiring story about what happened when a hospital made a decision to do more to address the underlying root causes of high health care costs. It began with a decision to treat its local neighborhood like a patient.
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The Windsor City Council Compensation Review Committee was disappointed that not a single member of the public showed up at a meeting this week to say whether the mayor and city councillors deserve pay raises.
Same Old, Same Old? Time for a New Approach?
Organizations and communities are often doing things the same way they’ve been doing them for years. This is happening despite rapid change, complex issues, and futurists suggesting the "future is local". It is becoming increasingly clear that the communities positioned to thrive will be those investing in the community building that will ensure trusted relationships, networks, and opportunities for "meshwork".