Hope for a More Inclusive World

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After participating in so many life-enriching events this week, I feel like a poster child for optimism. Every day last week, Inclusive Leaders were co-facilitating one or more inclusive team building or community building workshops.  Leaders in business, government, non-profit organizations, and schools explored diversity with open minds and hearts – guided by our values of safety, respect, equality and joy. As a Grade 5 student in one of our workshops said, “If everyone in our school becomes an inclusive, cooperative leader, we will become a very courageous school community.”

No wonder I’m feeling so hopeful!

For more information about bringing an Inclusive Leadership workshop to your workplace, school, or community setting email: inclusiveleaders@gmail.com

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World Peace Day

Submitted by Linda Hill

Each year, on September 21, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world in many different ways. What peace-building challenges are you choosing at home, at school, at work,  in community groups, as well as regionally, nationally and globally?  We invite you to share your news about building welcoming, inclusive, peaceful communities by email at inclusiveleaders@gmail.com or by posting on our facebook page.

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This year, the Cowichan Intercultural Society’s Multicultural Leadership Group made Peace Flags to give to the community Peace Pole Project.

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Upcoming Inclusive Leadership Events

News from the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative about Upcoming Events

img_7241We warmly invite you and your families, friends, colleagues, students and everyone to these events in 2016 and 2017. Please save the dates, help spread the word and invite youth and young adults and others new to exploring and embracing diversity to come with you. And please send us news about inclusive and welcoming events and experiences in your community. We love hearing from Inclusive Leaders around the world. Our shared news connects us to a world-wide movement made up of individuals and groups who care about people and the planet in ways that are life-enriching and life-sustaining.

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The Inclusive Power of MUSIC and LOVE

submitted by Linda Hill

Mbira Spirit 1A number of years ago, I was with a group of young people from across Canada, exploring interconnections between social diversity and biodiversity, when we made a surprising discovery. What we found during our Participatory Action Research was that two powerful magnets for bringing people together in harmony with each other and with nature are MUSIC and LOVE. Continue reading

Inclusive Leaders Spotlight! – Katie & Gillian

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

“Calmly stay grounded while connecting hearts.” (Katie Sayer, President of Leadership Vancouver Island. Gillian Berry, Teacher and Counsellor)

“Calmly stay grounded while connecting hearts.” (Katie Sayer, President of Leadership Vancouver Island. Gillian Berry, Teacher and Counsellor)

“Calmly stay grounded while connecting hearts.” (Katie Sayer, President of Leadership Vancouver Island. Gillian Berry, Teacher and Counsellor)

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)