Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

Astonishing that it takes the conservative Globe & Mail to call them out on this, and also to call them out on our government’s tepid response to the rise of right-wing extremist white nationalist terrorism.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. If you get your vote out, and the opposition is split or apathetic, you can form power.

2019 91

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Our biggest work the last 9 years has been providing the Leadership 2020 program to social service workers in British Columbia working with children, youth and families in agencies, indigenous communities and government. (

2019 69

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. ” Often this looks like elected officials not wanting to dominate citizen meetings, government or agency staff not wanting to dominate community meetings, or executive teams not wanting to dominate the lower level employees. Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something.

2019 61

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. And there is barely one of these that is not under attack in some form as a result of the way we live now.” Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

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