Inclusive Leaders From Around the World

ec13“Imagine what an enjoyable voyage of discovery life can become when children (and youth and adults) feel safe enough to share their unique gifts, to choose how to be, and to communicate together through the universal language of fun!” (LInda Hill, Connecting Kids, 2001). Linda Hill here. I am reflecting on the the “Inclusive Travel Guides Needed Now”  call that I sent around the world in 2001.

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Harriet and Howard Greenwood, musical activists from England.

This is when our second Inclusive Leadership guidebook – Connecting Kids: Exploring Diversity Together –  was published. Ever since then, I have had the good fortune each year to meet and help mentor hundreds and hundreds of skilled and experienced explorers who have responded to my invitation to become involved in guiding “children (and youth and adults) from different backgrounds to include each other in an atmosphere of safety, equality,

Jasper (Victoria) and Isaac (Vancouver) raising our Earth Charter Globe. The  International Earth Charter is our global context.

Jasper (Victoria) and Isaac (Vancouver) raising our Earth Charter Globe. The International Earth Charter is our global context.

choice, and fun” and to “discover new viewpoints showing how differences enrich our communities.”  (Connecting Kids, 2001).

By inviting adults, youth and children from diverse backgrounds to get involved, the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is organically growing into an international community of Inclusive Leaders who are transforming communities around the world in inclusive, welcoming and sustainable ways by embracing social diversity and biodiversity.

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Tafadzwa and Amy Matamba of Mbira Spirit (right and left) are building cultural exchange centres in both Zimbabwe and Canada. Annette Lampson (middle) is an inclusive and welcoming music teacher in the Glenora Farm Camphill Village and at Island Oak Waldorf High School in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC.

Here are photos of a just few of these Inclusive Leaders from far and wide who were at the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s annual gathering in June 2015.  We hope to meet more and more “Inclusive Travel Guides” from around the world in the months and years to come as we develop more ways of interacting and sharing on line. In the meantime we hope you will follow the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative website. We hope you will like, follow, and share our Inclusive Leadership Facebook page. We hope you will click here to order our books,  perhaps come in person to one or more of our Inclusive Leadership events, or invite members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative to help you gather people from

Melissa, Nakita and Shahad standing up for equality for women around the world.

Melissa and Nakita from Canada and Shahad from Iraq standing up for equality for girls and women around the world.

diverse generations, cultures and other backgrounds together to nurture and mentor Inclusive Leadership development in ourselves, our families and all the places we live, learn, work, play, enjoy, and care for.

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John Scull ILC board member), Graham Fielding (attended the first Inclusive Leadership Adventure in 2002), Kix Citton (ILC board member), Janet Lehde, Inclusive Leader  from Sointula Island and Art Phipps founding member of the ILC from Vancouver singing songs of peace.

Corey Desrochers supports his wife Glaucia in her dreams of bringing the world together in unity through music and intercultural exchanges.

Corey Desrochers supports his wife Glaucia (originally from Brazil) in her dreams of bringing the world together in unity through music and intercultural youth exchanges. Glaucia is a founding member of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative who has been involved since 2003 when she was 16 years of age.

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Danissa Hogg Campeau from Quebec is thinking about her baby girl due in October as she plays with Xzavier Desrochers