Author Archives: ILC Coordinator

About ILC Coordinator

I've been involved in the ILC since 2015 and started in the Coordinator position in September 2019. Inclusive Leadership is inspiring because of the stories people share about their relationships and work teams transforming when they introduce IL skills.

Celebrating Generosity and Inclusion

Inclusive Leadership calls forth a spirit of generosity and care in all of us. Inclusive Leadership gatherings are possible because of the community spirit of many wonderful volunteers and the generous donations by individuals and organizations. It is always amazing how our “stone soup” approach – where everyone contributes what they can, both financially and as gifts such as skills, experience, time – comes together to create a nurturing, engaging community event. Continue reading

Cooperating for Inclusion

Submitted by: Joy Emmanuel, Co-op Developer & Member of Inclusive Leadership Co-op

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Did you know that the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is part of an international network of co-operatives around the world? Did you know that for almost 200 years, the co-operative model has been adopted both for running businesses (i.e. consumer co-ops, worker co-ops, financial co-ops/credit unions) and for providing a host of community services (i.e. housing, funeral services, social programs and occasionally as educational co-ops)? Did you know that the Inclusive Leadership Co-op was incorporated in 2013 as a non-profit community service co-operative? What does all that mean? And what does being a co-operative have to do with inclusion? Continue reading

Getting re-organized

Inclusive Leadership has been going for more than a decade under the auspices of the Cowichan Intercultural Society and other non-profits.  After many meetings and hours of planning and pouring over documents, we became incorporated as a community service co-operative.