Stories

20 Things You Can Do When You Know Someone’s Gift

The best way to build more connected communities is to focus on gifts – the talents, skills, interests and passions that we all have.  Sometimes people aren’t aware of the many gifts they have …

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Recognizing the worth of natural caregivers.

In their recent piece posted to Policy Options, Vickie Cammack and Donna Thomson discuss the value of natural care in terms of our emotional sustenance, practical support and individual resilience. As we think about our …

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Vancouver residents embrace ‘collective housing’ in face of real-estate woes

Written by Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press.  In a city known for soaring real estate prices and low vacancies, some people in Vancouver are finding innovative ways of blending their housing and social needs. One option …

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“Lives Too Easily ‘Written Off’: A Family Advocate Argues for Robust MAiD Monitoring”

As part of the ongoing conversation about Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and the Vulnerable Persons Standard (VPS), we wanted to share a recent essay by Donna Thompson about the importance of having safeguards …

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