Doctor's Orders: Prescribing a Dose of Art?

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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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Is Loneliness Making Us Sick?

 

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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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Training and Certification for Community Builders

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NEW COURSE STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 22ND 

Read more about our courses here. Attending an online course is easy. Meet for live interactive weekly sessions, apply the learnings in meaningful ways within your own organization, neighbourhood or community, and then share and learn from your cohorts on your own time!

Why is community development training and certification so important? 

Who Has Time for Learning?

 

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.

Three Tips for Becoming an Energizer

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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.

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Three Paths to Help Conquer the Chaos of Change

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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.

20 Things a City Can Do to Boost the Quality of Public Life

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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. 

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Innovation: Who Else is Doing It?

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This excellent thought-provoking article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter takes a look at innovation and what it really means. 

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The Rapid Pace of Change & Its Meaning for Municipal Leaders

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The rapid pace of change – and what it means for municipal leaders via Municipal World.

Why Community Building Training and Certification?

 

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.

Canning and Community Building?

 

Who would have thought a Facebook post would bring back memories of my own grandmother?  

A Different Kind of Profit?

 

I just read a blog by the insightful American author and former business executive Seth Godin that got me thinking even before I'd finished my morning coffee. 

Is Canada Really a Great Place to Raise Kids?

"In a poll, most Canadians thought that we were a top-five country for kids. We’re far from being a leading country.

Technology is Complicated

Technology is a lot like communities. In both communities and technology there is no one best way of doing things, instead there are many ways.

Time to Refresh and Reboot the Campus

 

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. 

From Feel Good To Real Good

Great article by Kathleen Kelly Janus. We do need to equip the next generation with the tools if they are going to deliver on good intentions and fulfill their desire to change the world.. 

Neighbours Rallied to Help Family After Farmer Died

While many towns and citiescommunities have lost their sense of community, its presence still exists in Saskatchewan.

A Future Where Machines Will Dominate Work

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. Clock

 

Shifting from Treating Symptoms to Finding Solutions

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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How-To's For Finding Breakthrough Ideas

Stuck? Looking to jumpstart new ways of thinking and fresh ideas? 

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3 Leadership Trends Debunked

One would think that focusing on your leadership strengths, authentic leadership, and taking a stance were tried and true leadership trends.  Research may suggest otherwise.

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Making Use of Technology to Engage Participants

Learn how Participatory Video can be used to engage participants in identifying and analyzing key issues and opportunities in their community. 

 

And We Thought Uber Was A Good Thing

 A recent set of partnerships between Uber Canada and various car-

Mobilizing the Village

Great article from Baltimore about a program called Thread that is mobilizing the community to ensure kids have hope and success. Interesting to see how they are using an app called Tapestry.

 

People Show Up in Different Ways

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.

Choose Joy

A Tattoo That Made Me Think

While I like to consider myself as one who loves change and embraces trends, tattoos are something I’ve personally never been able to get behind.

Where the sweetness happens

Where the Sweetness Happens

On an intellectual level I understood the community leadership learnings I planned to share were solid, innovative, and grounded by boots-on-the-ground experience. 

Next Community Building Certification Begins October 22nd, 2018

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". 

New Site Launch

We're excited to share with you our new learning portal here at Campus for Communities of the Future!

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