It Takes A Village to Raise An Inclusive Leadership Adventure

Our upcoming Inclusive Leadership Adventure, Feb 23 to 25 on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada is full to the brim with intergenerational/intercultural teams of youth, young adults, adults and elders. Sixty youth, young adults, adults and elders from diverse backgrounds are excitedly preparing to develop our skills, awareness, and action plans for building welcoming and inclusive communities based on respect for diversity.

Can you help financially?

We are seeking your help because it takes a village to cover the costs of $300 for adults and $200 for youth for food, accommodation, venue rental, insurance, materials and supplies. You may have heard the “stone-soup” story where the people of a poor village managed to organize a pot-luck party by everyone contributing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. By sharing leadership, villagers transformed a soup – that began with a stone in a pot of cold water  – into an incredible feast filled with wonderful food, music, and joy.

This is how we are sharing leadership in organizing this upcoming Inclusive Leadership Adventure. Everyone who is coming is contributing a little bit of this and a little bit of that – especially our volunteer time, energy, leadership skills, talents, passions, concerns, creativity, and open minds. One of our teams is a group of trained and experienced volunteers aged 12 to 75 who will be co-facilitating our highly effective, researched-based Inclusive Leadership Adventure curriculum. All of us are also contributing as much money as we can each comfortably afford toward the food and accommodation costs.

In addition, we are seeking financial help from throughout our “village.” We are asking you and your service clubs, co-operatives, businesses, government departments, schools, families, friends and colleagues to help sponsor participants who face financial barriers.

If you can help, simply email us at

What is the impact of your contribution?

Here are two short video messages from two Inclusive Leaders that express the excitement, inspiration,  hope and skills that come out of each Inclusive Leadership Adventure.