Becoming Visible – the 2011 Collection

On February 16th I posted the updated collection adding new essays by Allyson Hewitt, Budd Hall, Cheryl Rose, Ilse Treurnicht and John Restakis. When you download the document below it will contain the revised of collection of 63 essay. What … Read More

Richard Bridge – Becoming Visible in 2011 – Old Rural Wisdom

Richard Bridge is a respondent to my question: What would you like to become more visible in 2011? Richard is one of a handful of experts in charity, non-profit law in Canada. (www.lawyerforcharities.ca)  He has applied his multiple talents to … Read More

Alexandra Samuel – Becoming Visible 2011 – Embracing our IRL, Online and Offline

Alexandra Samuel is one of 58 respondents to my question: What would you like to become more visible in 2011? Alex is Director of the Social and Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University.  She co-founded Social Signal and blogs … Read More

André Picard – Becoming Visible in 2011 – The Contributions of Seniors to a Healthy Canada

Globe and Mail public health reporter and award winning writer, André Picard is one of the 58 contributors to my New Year's series, Becoming Visible.  I asked those I profiled or referenced in my 2010 blog columns to answer the … Read More

Sherri Torjman – Becoming Visible in 2011- Walking Tall

Sherri Torjman was one of the fifty-five who responded to my question: What would you like to become visible in 2011?  Sherri is an author, policy analyst, researcher, Vice President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy and one of … Read More

Mark Kingwell – Becoming Visible in 2011- Real Democracy

This is an appetizer. I asked the individuals I profiled and referenced during my first year as a blog columnist to answer this question:  What would you like to become more visible in 2011? Fifty-five responded. One of those is … Read More

Canadian Songs for the ‘close and holy darkness’

A  cosy Canadian Christmas to my readers who, google stats suggest, are now scattered over 44 countries. Gilles Vigneault composed this chanson about Quebec, Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays – c'est l'hiver ( My country isn't a country … Read More

A Gesture of Appreciation – Tips for Solution Based Advocacy (50)

Is there a politician, editorial writer, public servant, fellow advocate, foundation staff person, competitor, colleague, business leader, funder, community activist, high profile commentator who did the right thing, took a stand, supported you, 'saw' what you are trying to do, … Read More

Born Free – A Contemporary Magi – Annie Lennox’s Gift to the Universal Child

Several years ago I personally witnessed Nelson Mandela, standing in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, addressing the world's press. His message was that the pandemic of HIV/AIDS in africa was in fact, a genocide. Since that … Read More