Becoming Visible 2011

The British Paralympics – Destination Unknown

Gregor Wolbring is the purest, cheekiest and most prolific commentator I know on issues affecting people with disabilities. Perhaps it's his European origins blended with his Albertan sensibilities as Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.  He does not … Read More

Shawn Smith – Becoming Visible 2011 – Harnessing Undergraduate Business Education for Social Innovation

Shawn Smith is a young social entrepreneur innovating on a global canvas.  Which is ironic since he is also my neighbour.  One of last year's delights was to appear on a panel hosted by him in Oxford last spring, during … Read More

Vickie Cammack – Becoming Visible 2011 – Faithful Friends

Vickie Cammack is founder and CEO of Tyze – a social purpose business which creates personalized networks and bridges the divide between natural loving care and formal systems of care-giving.  She is also a serial social innovator.  She co-founded Planned … Read More

Jessica Fraser – Becoming Visible 2011 – The Harmony of Contradiction

 Jessica Fraser is a film producer and co-creator of Mobile Movement which provides microfinace (either loans or grants) to 15 youth led initiatives in Nairobi, Kenya. As a donor or lender you get to choose the projects and  communicate directly … Read More

Stefan Lorimer – Becoming Visible 2011 – Entitlement

Stefan Lorimer is a multi-talented digital technology strategist, community advocate and blogger .  Stefan has single handedly built the infrastructure for PLAN's web strategy. He is also the person who convinced me to become intentional and conscious about digital strategies … Read More

Gord Tulloch – Becoming Visible 2011 – Natural Connections

Gord Tulloch is the innovative Program Director of the largest community living organization in British Columbia – possAbilities.  His command of history, theoretical constructs and ethics qualifies him for the indispensable role as the community living movement's philosopher in British … Read More

John Restakis – Becoming Visible 2011 – A Social Market

John Restakis is Executive Director of the BC Co-operative Association in Vancouver. By vocation he is a community organizer and popular educator.  Aside from being a sessional instructor in the University of Victoria's new Masters in Community Development he is … Read More

Peter Nares – Becoming Visible 2011 – Social Innovation

Peter Nares is the founding Executive Director of SEDI (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations) whose mission is to reduce poverty by expanding social and economic opportunities for low income Canadians.  He is the personification of a social innovator.  Peter has … Read More

Peter Deitz – Becoming Visible 2011 – Data

Peter Deitz is a social entrepreneur, micro-finance advocate and the Managing editor of  He has taken on the pioneering task of reporting and distributing information and news on the emerging social finance/social enterprise field in Canada.  Have a look … Read More

Jennifer Corriero – Becoming Visible 2011 – Youth Taking Informed Action (Tread Lightly and Sprout )

Jennifer Corriero is Co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal.  She and her team have created the largest on-line community of youth interested in global issues and using digital technologies to change the world.   If you ever wonder what the … Read More