Party With Poetry Fundraiser Saturday, March 23

We are all invited to celebrate Inclusive Leadership, the Earth Charter and emerging Inclusive Leaders in our Global Village.

It takes a village to raise the next generation of Inclusive Leaders. We are all invited to contribute to a creative and meaningful Inclusive Leadership fund-raiser in Victoria, BC on March 23 being hosted by ILC Board Member, Lindsay Beal.

It is so easy for supporters from near and far to get into the spirit of this party by purchasing tickets or making a donation. Simply click here to DONATE

Lindsay’s husband Paul Van Goozen will process your $20 contribution. Or contact Lindsay by phone 250-380-0181 or email If you live in or near Victoria this is going to be a fabulous party to go to. We will post poems and photos so that supporters from farther away can join us in spirit!

Inclusive Leadership Adventure Weekends:

Three days of experiential diversity education as exciting and life-changing as travelling to different countries around the world.  We still have room for your intergenerational, intercultural, diverse ability team of youth, young adults, adults, and elders who want to develop skills, awareness, and action plans for building welcoming and inclusive communities based on respect for diversity

By bringing our differences together we can build communities free of racism, bullying and other forms of exclusion.

What if… woke up one morning and everything was the same as it has always been except that people are no longer reacting against differences as problems?

What if…. people are now responding to differences as gifts that enrich schools, work-places, and entire communities?

How could embracing diversity transform your school, workplace and community? How could embracing diversity transform you?

What is an intergenerational team? 

Two or more participants from different generations are invited to register together up to a maximum of six people on any one team.

(For example: teachers and students, family members from different generations, mentors and mentees, youth leaders and youth group members.)

Cost: It takes a village to cover the costs of $300 for adults and $200 for youth for six delicious meals, two nights accommodation at Cowichan Lake Education Centre, venue rental, insurance, materials and supplies.

Funding: The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative keeps costs as low as possible by running on the spirit of generosity.

You may have heard the “stone-soup” story where the inhabitants of a poor village managed to make a tasty and nourishing pot-luck soup by everyone contributing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. This is how we share leadership in covering the costs of this Inclusive Leadership Adventure.  We have found over and over again that by all of us sharing the spirit of generosity in these ways, we always manage to cover the costs for everyone who wants to come.

  • You and your team are asked to contribute what you can each comfortably afford toward the costs of food, accommodation, venue, insurance, supplies.
  • You and your team are asked to seek financial support from your families, schools, community organizations, service clubs and socially responsible businesses.
  • The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is also seeking financial support from these generous people and organizations who value diversity.

For More Information and To Register: or phone 250-746-6141

Who Facilitates an Inclusive Leadership Adventure? 

  • Inclusive Leadership Adventures are co-facilitated by a diverse team of trained and experienced volunteer Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures, abilities and other backgrounds
  • Everyone who comes to an Inclusive Leadership Adventure shares leadership to create an unforgettable, transformative weekend for everyone involved.

Read below for more information:

” I would recommend involvement in Inclusive Leadership Adventures to anyone looking to broaden their world-view. The skills I learned of empathetic listening, of respectful communication and of accessibility and inclusiveness for all were key as I went forward to pursue my passion in social justice and human rights work. (Rachel Singleton-Polster, Human Rights Worker)

Inclusive Leadership is a great reminder of how beautiful people are. We can collaborate and work together and live in a way that we can keep giving back and taking from and with our Earth. This is inspirational. I hope to go forward in my life living and being aware of all these great things all the time. (Nikolai Lamspon, High School Student)

I love it here. Everyone here is so kind. I really appreciate it. I hope I can come as many times as possible. I have been to Buddhist Temples that show monks meditating. To me Inclusive Leadership is similar to meditation for the mind, in that it is meditation for the heart. (Shuwei Wang, International Student from China studying in Canada).

One of my take-aways from the weekend is just how amazing each of us are when we have the opportunity to show up in a space of respect, openness and support and share our stories. The gifts of our lives can really shine through. So much healing can occur in such an environment – as I say, I wish it for everyone. (Joy Emmanuel, Turning Times Research and Consulting)

For more information and to register:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 250-746-6141