Have you called your friends lately?

Have you called your friends lately?

For many years around this time, I would receive a phone call from my friend Bill to remind me to “spring my clocks forward.” This was a gift Bill gave to his friends.  He did the same thing every fall to “fall back a hour.” What a hum...

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Sometimes We Need a Map

Sometimes We Need a Map

In Vancouver there is a disc golf course on a relatively small area of land. The holes are all marked, but they are so close together it can be difficult to know if you are throwing to the correct target.  This course is much more enjoyable when there is some...

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Frosty Fest on Family Day Weekend

Frosty Fest on Family Day Weekend

It’s Frosty Fest weekend in Brantford, Ontario. Even though the weather today is not very frosty, it is super festive. A local church, Freedom House created this event 8 years ago as part of their “Transforming the City with Kindness” movemen...

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Hiring a Director of Community Development in Brant County!

Hiring a Director of Community Development in Brant County!

As some of you are aware, I am currently spending time in Brantford, Ontario with an amazing organization that is changing the way people with disabilities in Ontario are accessing the support that they need to build vibrant, included lives in their communitie...

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Ripple Effects of Connected Neighbours

Ripple Effects of Connected Neighbours

Connected citizens in community make neighbourhoods stronger and lives better. This month “My Neighbor’s Place” in Cincinnati will celebrate their 10 year anniversary! This amazing group of neighbours have been connecting and sharing their gi...

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How Neighbors Create “A Village That Raises Their Children”

How Neighbors Create “A Village That Raises Their Children”

Here is one of John McKnight’s latest posts from :  Abundant Community Throughout North America, one of the most popular mottoes is the African saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Hardly anyone disagrees with its premise. However, there ar...

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A Welcoming Neighbourhood Melody

A Welcoming Neighbourhood Melody

The Brantford Station Gallery is a treasure in Brantford, Ontario. Since 2008, the gallery has become a special place for the local artistic community to share their gifts and creative talents.  They have also built a small non-profit organization to expand t...

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Building Community One Gyro At A Time

Building Community One Gyro At A Time

One of my favorite places to visit when I am back in Cincinnati, Ohio is Sebastian’s.  Sebastian’s is a cozy Greek diner that overflows with hospitality. The food is delicious and Alex the owner always treats you like a long-term friend. Although I have k...

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Exciting Wonderful Things I Could Teach Others?

Exciting Wonderful Things I Could Teach Others?

Do we want to know each other and discover the gifts each of us have to share? The BC Housing team is made of people with many gifts. Recently I had the opportunity to spend part of a day with them talking about the lens through which we do our work. We spoke...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for a day off and to be back in my neighbourhood. I am also very thankful that my travels over recent months have taken me to soooo many welcoming places across the US and Canada and to work with lots of great people. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone...

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