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I See Your Margaret Mead and Raise you Ten.

That’s a quote from a recent Margaret Atwood interview. She then went on to propose a qualifier to that famous Margaret Mead quote. You know the one “Never doubt that a small group of …

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Wisdom Comes From Living


Last week, I spoke about the resilience of caregivers.  This week, I'd like to say a few words about wisdom.

What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as …

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National Caregivers Month Part 1: Bullet-proof

November is National Family Caregivers month and I've decided to write a series about resilience. When I think about my own resilience, I am only half-joking when I tell friends that I'm bullet-proof.  What …

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Have Patience Policy Analysts, Souls are Stirring

Momentum is building to reduce poverty. Multiple strands and strategies are evident: fair wage, minimum wage, welfare reform, financial literacy, Cities Reducing Poverty When Mayors Lead, affordable housing, economic development, enshrining social and economic …

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The Importance of Creating a Container for Your Content

By Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski  Imagine a cloud of concepts, requests, emotions, ideas, values, outrage, research, vision, impulses and ideology swirling around you on your change-making journey. The listener or recipient of your message …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Minister Carla Qualtrough: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent On Monday, October 24, Plan Institute and Tamarack Institute kicked off the first of a seven-part IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series based on Al Etmanski’s best selling book IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread …

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Lessons I've Learned From a Life of Caregiving

Here's a short video of me reflecting on lessons I've learned from a life caregiving. Share the lessons you've learned in the comments below - I would love to listen and learn!Thank you to …

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30th Anniversary of the Other ‘Persons’ Case

Here’s a story about cultural impact that too few people know about. The “Eve” Supreme Court ruling which is on a par with the original, “Persons” case. Imagine being a young woman who society moves …

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Tale of Two Cities

I moved to Halifax lured by its legendary bluenose charm. I expected to spend my evenings with Haligonians from every walk of life singing and dancing to live fiddle music at my local pub. …

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Why and How it is Important for You to have a Will

By Halldor K. Bjarnason Lawyer, Access Law Group (Reposted from 2012) How would you feel if someone else was deciding who gets to keep your property, or who gets to care for your children? Not having a …

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