Standing Bear: Social Innovation Driven by the Wisdom of Youth

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There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for innovation.

Unfortunately, when tackling complex social issues we too often overlook the advantages of having youth involved in leadership roles. Typically when we do involve them, it’s more often a minimal

Blog: Risk Averse or Risk Smart?

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I am an excessively optimistic person who was blessed with a genetic tendency to look on the bright side of life. As a result, I am struggling to understand my current funky mood.

While my family life is as good as it gets, it’s my career that has me perplexed. Maybe I’m just delusional, but from my perspective, it seems to me that my experience, education, passion for making a difference, and hard work seems to have recently culminated and melded in a synergetic way. I really think I’m doing some of the best work I’ve ever done. 

Three Paths to Help Conquer the Chaos of Change

Three Essential Paths

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.

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. 

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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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. 

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