The spirit of giving runs like a vivid thread through the fabric of our country’s history. David Johnston, The Idea of Canada, Letters to a Nation The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week—a celebration that is 79 years strong—is “Volunteering Weaves us Together.” The notion of weaving, of bringing things together, is one that […]Continue Reading
Volunteering is empathy in action… What’s next?
As I reflect on National Volunteer Week, I am mindful of the tremendous work that volunteers and those that engage and support them are leading across the country. This year’s theme, Volunteering is Empathy in Action, has been a wonderful opportunity to hear how Canadians are moving their empathy to action in connected, heart-centred and […]Continue Reading
Putting empathy into action – 5 ways to begin your journey
“In order to empathize with someone’s experience you must be willing to believe them as they see it and not how you imagine their experience to be.” – Brené Brown We are living in incredibly complex, conflictual, and challenging times. I often find myself reflecting on the deep uncertainty and change of today’s world. From […]Continue Reading