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The ‘Crown’ of Lobbying

By Al Etmanski People who are members of disability royalty, and that include staff, funders, policy makers as well as individuals, families, and friends, are by definition in it for the long haul. Their …

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Who we Are is as Important as How: IMPACT-Ability with Ted Kuntz

On Tuesday, January 10th, Ted Kuntz, moderator of the Impact-Ability webinar series, joined us this time as a guest. The discussion focused on how improving one’s self can transform our actions and behaviours which in …

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The Splendour and Isolation of Martin Luther King Jr.

I remember the shock of seeing Martin Luther King Jr’s tomb for the first time. I had just emerged from the King Center on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta not too far from where he …

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Flight of the “Ordinaries”

My regular walk takes me along a dyke beside a fen that should not be there. It exists because one neighbour called another. She happened to be a Mom with a new baby and …

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Peace You Can Count On

In early October 2016, thousands of Jewish and Arab women began a two week March of Hope walking from the banks of the Jordan River near Jericho, to Jerusalem. Their purpose – a viable …

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Angels

This post isn’t about the alarming number of British Columbians who are dying of drug overdoses. It is about those who didn’t die because of the angels who saved their lives. These angels, there’s …

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Art, Science and Community Connections

By Vickie Cammack Our connectedness to one and other is often what is best about being human. PLAN began over 25 years ago with what was then a radical view – the limitations of services …

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The New Underground Railroad

I’ve written previously about a world class innovation by Canadian citizens that inspired a new approach to refugee sponsorship. This social innovation emerged in the 1970’s because the Canadian government couldn’t keep pace with …

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Unwrapping the Gift of Hospitality

By Vickie Cammack A winding path leads to Lynette’s brightly painted front door.   The bell is barely rung and there she is, eyes twinkling, smile beaming, extending her hand in welcome.  ‘How lovely …

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Tips for Younger Families

The future may seem an elusive concept when you are young. It is hard to think about the future when the present is so demanding. Planning your Will and establishing a trust for your …

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