5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Today

So many people say to me they want to be a better communicator, a better writer or a public speaker. My question back to those people is what are you waiting for? Here are 5 ways that you can work on your public speaking/communication skills: Identify the 3 areas that you are most passionate about … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Today

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Why We Want To Save The World

At a recent presentation, I was asked to help equip the elementary school audience with tools to assist in their mental wellness. I did an activity where students identify what part of their world is making them feel 'out of control', and then together we create a Today List (Not a to-do list) so they … Continue reading Why We Want To Save The World

North Enders Get Organized

On Friday March 1st 2019, over 50 community members came together to have a conversation about the future of North End organizations, services and institutions. The event was in partnership with a number of community organizations (including meet me at the Bell Tower), and we bussed many of our Bell Tower family members over to … Continue reading North Enders Get Organized

4 Things Winnipeg Could Spend It’s Current Budget Surplus On

It has recently been reported that the City of Winnipeg is reporting a $14.2 million dollar surplus in its general revenue for the 2017-18 annual budget. Many people don't know but if the if the General Revenue Fund reports a surplus at year-end, it will be transferred to the Financial Stabilization Reserve. That fund is … Continue reading 4 Things Winnipeg Could Spend It’s Current Budget Surplus On

Kids Help Phone Launches Texting Service Across Canada

Kids Help Phone announced this morning the results of their text messaging pilot project as well as the plans to roll out the service across Canada! See more from Kids Help Phone's official announcement HERE. While some may be critical of offering kids help through more screen time, many more believe we must provide services … Continue reading Kids Help Phone Launches Texting Service Across Canada

Activating the Village: Local Application of the Icelandic Approach

Last week health care practitioners, community members and a variety of helpers came together for a 2-day conference called "Community Matters: Activating the Village to Reduce Drug Related Harms". The conference featured professionals in the field as well as youth with various lived experience in poverty, harmful substance use homelessness with presentations by local experts … Continue reading Activating the Village: Local Application of the Icelandic Approach

Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee Submits Report to Government

I am pleased to announce that the Manitoba Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee has submitted its final report to the Manitoba Government entitled "Opportunities to Provide Outcomes for Children and Youth". You can read the full report and today's press release here! It was a very fast process and I know that many people were … Continue reading Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee Submits Report to Government