Sympatheia

Sympatheia” is the belief in mutual interdependence (Inter-being) among everything in the universe, that we are all one.  It is an invitation to us to take a step back, zoom out and see life from a higher vantage point than our own.

Sympatheia is a blog which focusses on highlighting new, integral breakthroughs in the understanding of values, cultural systems and world-views in order to positively influence the creation of regenerative cultures aligned with the evolution of life.

The Value of Neighbouring

The Value of Neighbouring

It is sad that we have to remind ourselves of the importance of knowing your neighbours, but remind we must!  Please listen to this interesting and very timely discussion! Tamarack Institute · The Value of Neighbouring

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Calling all Social Enterprise keeners!

Calling all Social Enterprise keeners!

Calling all Social Enterprise keeners!  Please check out (and participate) in the following survey from Ottawa’s premier Social Enterprise support organization CSED: Greetings CSED Ambassadors! I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend! You may have already noticed...

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15 Minute Neighbourhood

15 Minute Neighbourhood

What do we mean by 15-minute neighbourhoods? Add your voice! The new Official Plan is a document that describes how the city will grow and has a goal to be the most liveable mid-sized city in North America. To achieve this goal, Five Big Moves (External link) were...

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Now more than ever!

Now more than ever!

From the moment I first read about the concept of “Community Development Corporations” in Senator Robert Kennedy’s 1968 book “To Seek a Newer World”,  to my Masters of Science in Community Economic Development at New Hampshire College’s Graduate School of Business...

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A cleansing of our whole society

A cleansing of our whole society

Tomorrow June 6 will be the  52 year anniversary of the death of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, gunned down as he sought the Democratic nomination for President.  His words, spoken in a speech shortly after  the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated, ring as true today...

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Do we expand Ottawa’s urban boundary? Part 4

Do we expand Ottawa’s urban boundary? Part 4

In the spirit of open dialogue,  I am pleased to post (with his permission) the comments that Pierre Dufresne, Vice-President, Land Development, Tartan Land Development Corporation has sent to the Chairs of the two committees discussing the Growth Management Strategy...

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Do we expand Ottawa’s urban boundary? Part 3

Do we expand Ottawa’s urban boundary? Part 3

I received the following email from my Councillor, Councillor Brockington who represents River Ward.  It is an honest statement and reflection of facts re: what is being proposed concerning the urban boundary expansion issue, the pros and cons of the three options, a...

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Canadian Nonprofit Workers Survey 2020

Canadian Nonprofit Workers Survey 2020

To all my friends and associates in the nonprofit community, please take time to fill out this important survey from the folks at Social Canada Social and also share it through your networks. https://socialcanada.org/2020/04/04/canadian-nonprofit-workers-survey-2020/

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