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Ordinary People Making a Difference: Abdel Hai Patel’s Stories

1 – In 1985, I submitted a one page report on some safety issues in apartments in Thorncliffe Park to the Mayor’s Committee of former Municipality of East York. The report was supported by 53 Division of Toronto Police. The … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Difference: Ann Gloger’s Story

Ann is the director of a community organization called Storefront in the East End of Toronto. She told me this story on a subway train just before Christmas – this is how I remember it. One group of people in … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Difference: Inez Killam’s Story

Inez Killam’s Story The Child Advocacy Council in Camden County, Missouri, sponsors a program each year called “Christmas Is Sharing.”  The sign up for help averages over 350 families and over 900 children each year.  One of my favorite stories … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Difference: Kaze Gadway’s Story

Sitting with the Homeless  (by Kaze Gadway) Gabriela left the homeless population two years ago. After her one daughter died in a car accident, she become addicted to heroin and lost her job. After being evicted, she started living on the … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference: Heidi Zahrt’s Story

About a week ago, a fire started on the hills at the outskirts of my city.  Most of the city was not in danger, but emergency responders decided that large sections of the city adjacent to the hills should be evacuated. … Continue reading

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Original Intent of The Journey of Facilitation

The field of Process Facilitation has only been named as a professional field over the last 20 years.  The professional association, the International Association of Facilitators, began in 1994. But the art of guiding groups in meetings to engage people … Continue reading

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Broadened Intent for this Blog — more like “Memoirs and Travel Writing”

The intent of this blog has changed somewhat since I set it up, and since I haven’t posted yet (!!), I am going to post with the following intent:  these stories are stories of my life as a facilitator, including … Continue reading

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