RoadMap 2030: View from the Private Sector

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6OKbHbhrIk] The business community has been dealing with issues of diversity for many years, with many successes to show for their efforts. What can the public sector learn from business about collaborating with diverse communities, and leveraging the talent, resources and networks of these communities? And in what ways can public policy around diversity support... Read More

Defining Moments?

Culture is defined as a system of values, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and standards of behavior that govern the organization of people into social groups and regulate both individual and group behaviour. The unfolding events and the collective grieving of Americans (particularly those living in Tucson, Arizona) and Canadians (those living in Toronto), is a reminder... Read More

Democratic Engagement

One definition of a movement is an ongoing, informal group action that's inspired by a passionately shared idea and directed toward positive change. I believe such a "movement" is taking place and it will counteract the negative, destructive and divisive rhetoric that's sweeping across the United States, Europe and Canada. It involves empathetic individuals who are dedicated to... Read More

Unhealthy Workplaces

In his book Modern Madness: The Hidden link between Work and Emotional Conflict, Douglas Labier asks some fundamental questions about the relationship between the mental health of employees and the health of organizations in which they work. For example: What type of organizational environments are workers being encouraged (forced) to adapt to?  What are the... Read More

When S – – t Acquires Value: The Journey of FLOW Radio

Ten years ago a most remarkable thing happened on Toronto radio; Canada's first "urban music" -- read "black" -- radio station was launched.  There was a huge party in downtown Toronto with hundreds of jubilant people and thousands more listening to the live broadcast at home (I was among them) as Bob Marley's "Roots, Rock, Reggae”... Read More