Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Janice & Felix

Every week we shine a spotlight on one of our Inclusive Leaders and ask: “What is Inclusive Leadership to you?”

“Empathy and non-judgement starts with ourselves.” (Janice and Felix M, A mother and son who are strong and gentle compassionate communicators)

“Empathy and non-judgement starts with ourselves.” (Janice and Felix M, A mother and son who are strong and gentle compassionate communicators)

“Empathy and non-judgement starts with ourselves.” (Janice and Felix M, A mother and son who are strong and gentle compassionate communicators)

Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Joey

Every week we shine the spotlight on one of our Inclusive Leaders and ask: “What is Inclusive Leadership to you?”

“By becoming involved in Inclusive Leadership, I have found that I am in my element and that element is water. I am flowing water, finding myself through dance. By discovering myself, I can begin leading the ones who are lost.” (Joey Seward. Student and Dancer)

“By becoming involved in Inclusive Leadership, I have found that I am in my element and that element is water. I am flowing water, finding myself through dance. By discovering myself, I can begin leading the ones who are lost.” (Joey Seward. Student and Dancer)

“By becoming involved in Inclusive Leadership, I have found that I am in my element and that element is water. I am flowing water, finding myself through dance. By discovering myself, I can begin leading the ones who are lost.” (Joey Seward. Student and Dancer)

Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Faith

Every week we shine the spotlight on one of our Inclusive Leaders and ask: “What is Inclusive Leadership to you?”

“Failure is a first attempt at learning. Being told “No” is your next opportunity. When things break you down remember that two negatives equal a positive. Differences are gifts.” (Faith Lindley, Student and Philosopher)

“Failure is a first attempt at learning. Being told “No” is your next opportunity. When things break you down remember that two negatives equal a positive. Differences are gifts.” (Faith Lindley, Student and Philosopher)

“Failure is a first attempt at learning. Being told “No” is your next opportunity. When things break you down remember that two negatives equal a positive. Differences are gifts.” (Faith Lindley, Student and Philosopher)

Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Amy & Malanya

Every week we shine the spotlight on one of our Inclusive Leaders and ask, “What is Inclusive Leadership to you?”

“Inclusive Leaders help everyone have a voice that is heard by creating circles of empowerment, not triangles of power-over. ” (Amy and Malanya Hanson, Two Generations of Community Leaders)

“Inclusive Leaders help everyone have a voice that is heard by creating circles of empowerment, not triangles of power-over. ” (Amy and Malanya Hanson, Two Generations of Community Leaders)

“Inclusive Leaders help everyone have a voice that is heard by creating circles of empowerment, not triangles of power-over. ” (Amy and Malanya Hanson, Two Generations of Community Leaders)

Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Moses

Every week we shine the spotlight on one of our Inclusive Leaders and ask, “What is Inclusive Leadership to you?”

“Inclusive Leadership means trying to become a better person – for your community.” (Moses Gilbert, Student and Athlete)

“Inclusive Leadership means trying to become a better person – for your community.” (Moses Gilbert, Student and Athlete)

“Inclusive Leadership means trying to become a better person – for your community.” (Moses Gilbert, Student and Athlete)

Let’s celebrate diversity!

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I’m loving how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows up and celebrates diversity with his whole heart!

I’m loving how Inclusive Leaders in my local community show up and celebrate diversity with our whole hearts!

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Juno Award Winner Norman Foote and an impromptu children’s choir singing “Proud to be who we are and nobody else.”

What ways are you showing up with your whole heart to celebrate the magnificence of social diversity and biodiversity this summer? Are you marching in parades? Performing in festivals? Welcoming newcomers to your neighbourhood? Cleaning up a river? Planting trees? Teaching kids to be kind? All these large and small random acts of embracing diversity are transforming individuals, our communities, our country and the world in so many welcoming and inclusive ways.