Book Review by Linda Hill
I am writing this post on Remembrance Day.
I am remembering that when I was growing up in the 1950’s, my parents and grandparents taught me that it was important to remember WW1 and WW2 on Nov 11 so that we would never fight again. Much as I loved learning from my elders, I became quite skeptical about Remembrance Day during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960’s. Remembering past wars has never seemed to me to be an effective way of stopping them.
“Are We Done Fighting Yet?” by Matthew Legge prods us to shift from remembering and pondering war, hate and division and take action to develop the courage and the skills involved in loving life.
Matthew is on a book tour through the West Coast of Canada from November 10 to 24, 2019. Scroll down to the end of the article for the dates, times and places he will be visiting. Continue reading
by Linda Hill and Kathryn Phillips
The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is so pleased to be building bridges of collaboration with Human Rights and Education Volunteers at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
As part of our collaboration, students are invited to participate in our ongoing Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential Online Course and Inclusive Leaders who live in and near Victoria, BC, Canada are invited to participate in 5 Days of Human Rights Action at UVic November 4 to 8, 2019. Five Days of Human Rights Action encourages everyone on campus and the wider community to take concrete steps toward ending discrimination, harassment, and sexualized violence. Continue reading
Submitted by Linda Hill with thanks to Robert George, Isabel Rimmer and all community leaders who never stop showing up with your spirits of generosity.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Greta Thunberg were two leaders in a crowd of over ten-thousand leaders who showed up at the October 25, 2019 Fridays for Future rally in Vancouver, BC, Canada. During her speech, Greta acknowledged Severn for showing up at the age of 12 to address world leaders in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. Greta quoted what Severn had said. Continue reading
Submitted by Chapman Msowoya
My name is Chapman Msowoya. I live in Mpika, Zambia, Africa with a dream to build a society that works for all people regardless of their ability.
I am so grateful to be sponsored by the Inclusive Leadership Cooperative to participate in two online courses. Both are rare opportunities for working towards my vision of creating a communities filled with peace, love and harmony for all people through our unique differences. Continue reading
Inclusive Leader Stanley Daniels with Canadian Federal Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan.
In June 2019, the Government of Canada unveiled Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022.
The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is one of 47 BC organizations to receive funding from the Canadian Heritage Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program.
We are very grateful for this funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage. As we begin to envision routes and pathways for preparing new generations of Inclusive Leaders to become Inclusive Leadership Facilitators, the field of Inclusive Leadership is already beginning to feel more and more like a virtual Camino Trail.
September 30, 2019
Collaboratively written by Terri Beaton, Kix Citton, Nola Landucci, Tara Jordan, April Vance and Linda Hill
The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is thrilled to announce how lucky we are to welcome Lindsay Beal as our new Co-ordinator. Lindsay’s daily life is filled with engaging people from diverse life circumstances and diverse abilities in creative communication, Inclusive Leadership development and community-building. Lindsay has been offering her many amazing gifts to the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative for four years now as a participant, board member, and dedicated volunteer. Continue reading
September 21 to 27, 2019
submitted by Linda Hill
The student-led Global Strike for Climate Action September 20 to 27, 2019 is a call to action for champions of diversity and inclusion around the world.
“Today is another global climate strike…people from all around the world for one common cause is very empowering…people of all ages, all generations.” (Greta Thunberg, Montreal, September 27, 2019)
by Linda Hill and Janice Maxwell
What if you arrive in your classroom one morning to find that everything is the same as it has always been except for one change? What if no one in your classroom (absolutely no one) is reacting to disabilities and other differences as problems? What if, everyone (absolutely everyone) is now welcoming and accepting diverse abilities and all other differences as valuable gifts that enrich the classroom, the school, and the wider world?
These questions are answered in our new chapter, “Education Assistants as Inclusive Leaders in Classrooms” published in a groundbreaking new resource,
The Role of an Education Assistant: Supporting Inclusion.
Each chapter offers guidance and insight to anyone who wants to become an inclusive and welcoming education assistant or educator of any kind.
Submitted by Stanley Daniels
(Stanley Daniels participated in his first Inclusive Leadership Adventure 14 years ago, at age 14. He returned for Inclusive Leadership facilitator training in 2015 and again in 2017. He has been a strong supporter of the ILC ever since. Stanley is an elected member of Canim Lake Band Council, a chemical addictions counsellor and a talented writer about social concerns). The ILC is thankful to Stanley for going to Surrey, BC to attend this Canadian Heritage News Conference on behalf of the ILC).
Today I got to meet Canadian Federal Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan. The federal government announced an additional 3.5 million dollars in funding in support of in support of multiculturalism, community activities and events, youth programs and anti-racism initiatives. Continue reading
Submitted by Victor Ivoke
(Nigeria is home to over 250 ethnic groups, with over 500 languages, and great diversity of geography, customs, religion, and life circumstances. Students, parents, politicians, farmers, business owners, artists, youth workers, teachers and other emerging and experienced leaders throughout Nigeria are engaged in the triple challenges of building bridges to equality, building peace and addressing climate change. The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is contributing to Inclusive Leadership development in Nigeria through Inclusive Leadership Online Education.)
My name is Victor Ivoke. I am a Nigerian and I live and work in Abuja. I have just rounded off my Masters Degree in Society and Development Studies. I work for a faith based organization that is pan- African and I hope to sharpen my leadership abilities for global impact.
Through this online quest to “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” I am being exposed to life time lessons that will help me renew my mind, influence others and transform my community starting with my immediate circle of influence. Continue reading