Diversity Reporter: Sharing stories and connecting communities in Victoria and beyond

In late 2010, I attended a Diversity in the Workplace workshop, here in Victoria.  It was there that I met Mohsin Abbas, founder and editor of Diversity Reporter, a free, multi-lingual, bi-weekly newspaper, aimed at connecting communities in the Greater Victoria region.  Sufficiently impressed with Mohsin, and his collaborative ways, I wanted to learn more […]

Most Valuable: A place to connect with your neighbours

Once a month, on a Saturday, a local mobile recycling company (Pacific Mobile Depot) sets up shop in a school parking lot in my neighbourhood.  Neighbourhood residents take their used stuff to this recycling drop-off, where it gets sorted, and bagged, to be taken away by the company.  Locals dropping off their stuff are asked […]

Looking ahead: How would Seth Godin market mediation?

Almost 5 years ago, Seth Godin wrote a post about the challenges of marketing climate change.  In that post, he said: “It doesn’t matter what you market. Human beings want: – totems and icons – meters (put a real-time mpg or co2 meter in every car and watch what happens) – fashion – stories – […]

From Collaboration to Innovation

How do people collaborate, and turn their creativity and hard work into innovation? Join me for an interactive workshop I’m giving on March 5, and we’ll do our best to answer that question.  Here’s the info… What: From Collaboration to Innovation Where: Camosun College (Victoria) – Interurban Campus When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 Time: 9-4 […]

Community Collaboration is the core of Food Security

Last night, I went to the movies, to watch a new documentary about food security, the world premiere of Food Security Simple and Safe: it’s in your hands.  Produced by Nick Versteeg, of DV Cuisine, the screening was part of the Victoria Film Festival.  It was a packed house.  I know why. Not bothered yet […]