Kathy Bromley – What Am I Skating Towards? A Big Black Unknown

This is Kathy Bromley's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? As Shannon approaches her final semester of high school I find myself reflecting on how things have changed since Rob and I first introduced her to the … Read More

Paul Born – What Am I Skating Towards?

NOTE – On Thursday January 26th (noon EST/9:00am PST) Paul Born and I will offer a free tele-learning seminar on Innovating Together.  More details below This is Paul Born's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? When the … Read More

Colleen McCormick: What Am I Skating Towards? The New Public Servant

Here is Colleen McCormick's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? The New Public Servant I am skating towards unleashing the power of government's greatest asset – the intrapreneur. The economic meltdown has crippled governments already challenged by … Read More

Jack Pearpoint – What Am I Skating Towards? Stories of the Remarkable and Ordinary

Here is Jack Pearpoint's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? Local stories – Local people – Remarkably Ordinary I am a prairie boy where skating on frozen creeks and homemade rinks was a way of life. There … Read More

Maggie Vilvang and Richard Faucher – What We Are Skating Towards.

This is Richard and Maggie's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? What are we skating toward?  The net, always the net!  Sometimes on a breakaway, sometimes receiving a pass, sometimes offering an assist, but always, we are … Read More

Mark Anielski – What Am I Skating Towards? Happiness Inc.

Here is Mark Anielski's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? In 2012 a group of 10 inspired professionals are forming the first collaborative profit-sharing corporation in Canada called Happiness Inc. Our mission is to help individuals, households, … Read More

Allyson Hewitt – What Am I Skating Towards? Ambiguity and Vulnerability

Here is Allyson Hewitt's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? Hope, Opportunity Ambiguity and Vulnerability I’m skating towards hope, opportunity, and the embracing of ambiguity and vulnerability.  And I’d like to share with you a quote and … Read More

Peter Block – What Am I Skating Towards? Unoccupied Space

This is Peter Block's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? Unoccupied Space I am always attracted to unoccupied space. Realms where the dominant culture has not advanced its patriarchal or empire narrative. The fresher areas that have … Read More

Donna Thomson – What Am I Skating Towards? Defense

This is Donna Thomson's response to What are you skating towards in 2012? Defense Frankly, I have no idea what I'm skating towards. I am careening and I can’t quite see where the winds of change are taking me. Within … Read More

Marcel Lauzière – What Am I Skating Towards? Talking to Canadians

This is Marcel Lauzière's response to the question, What are you skating towards in 2012?                                              Talking to Canadians Coming out of the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector in December, a number of key priorities will be worked … Read More

Cairine MacDonald – What Am I Skating Towards? The Unexpected

This is Cairine MacDonald's response to the question, What are you skating towards in 2012? The Unexpected In a tribute to times past, skaters are gliding down canals on old-fashioned wooden skates. These skates are practical, efficient and allow you … Read More

Mark Kingwell – What Am I Skating Towards? Democracy and Empathy

Here is Mark Kingwell's response to the question, What are you skating towards in 2012? The Relationship Between Democracy and Empathy I can't skate very well, at least by Canadian standards, so I think I'm more groping and staggering towards … Read More

Shari Graydon – What Am I Skating Towards? Voice and Agency

This is Shari Graydon's answer to What Are You Skating Towards? The Intersection of Voice and Agency As a young child, Sharon Carstairs was sexually abused by a family friend who effectively silenced her by insisting that no one would … Read More

Stephen Owen – What Am I Skating Towards? Responsibility to Protect

Here is Stephen Owen's response to, What Are you Skating Towards in 2012? Responsibility to Protect (R2P) The International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, sponsored by Canada, published “The Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) in 2001, which became part of … Read More

Patrick O’Neill – What Am I Skating Towards? Fast Ice

Fast Ice “Do you know that disease and death must needs overtake us, no matter what we are doing? …What do you wish to be doing when it overtakes you? …If you have anything better to be doing when you … Read More

Molly Harrington – What Am I Skating Towards? Today’s Youth

Molly Harrington is Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Research Division, British Columbia Ministry of Social Development.  She is also co-chair of the Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship. This is her response to the question, What are you skating towards in … Read More