Category Archives: International Development

Introducing “Global Sorority” by the Passion Foundation

Guest Blog by:  Loretta Cella, Founder, The Passion Foundation With International Women’s Day here, and so many amazing stories being told of women young and old, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to re-engage and align from a place of change. There is a remarkable trend amongst global organizations who are focusing on a more positive gender balance for a better tomorrow. Women and men around the globe are now understanding how a dynamic shift in the way women lead, […]

Projecting Change With Peace Geeks

I originally met Renee Black while conspiring on some social media plans for the Engineers Without Borders All Candidates Debate. At some point during our development conversations Renee’s most recent project, Peace Geeks came up. I was intrigued…. so of course booked Renee in for a Projecting Change interview… check out the Question & Answers below! Q: How are you projecting change? I am working with an amazing volunteer team on the start-up of a new non-profit called Peace Geeks. […]

Projecting Change with Sustainable Tourism

The exhilaration of exploring a place much unlike your home and meeting strangers who don’t speak your mother tongue; the satisfying exhaustion after a long day of hiking through the countryside and scaling mountains to catch that perfect sunrise and sunset; that food you ate, that brew you drank, that photo you took with your new friend. Any traveler can appreciate these things, and Cynthia Connell is no exception. Cynthia caught the travel bug when she was just two years […]

Vancouver Is Socially Innovating

The word ‘innovation’ derives from the Latin word innovare meaning “to renew or change”. Originating in the 1500’s this word has resurfaced in the last decade and become a ‘noun of action’ in all industries. We innovate because operating as we have is no longer an option. More so than ever, we innovate because the problems we face today require immediate action and change – not just to create and evolve as a species – but for our survival at […]

Engineers Without Borders Asks Canada To Fix Foreign Aid

After a long day of filming local change projectors in and around Vancouver, Pierre (videographer extraordinaire) and I arrived at the British Columbia Council For International Cooperation (BCCIC) and Engineers Without Borders Fix Foreign Aid All Candidates Debate. Slightly exhausted, I tracked down Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Vancouver President Josh Workman to find out who I should interview first. As Pierre set to work getting the camera and lighting ready for action Josh ushered me in the direction of EWB […]