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Building capacity by loosening the reins

Crane Stookey on a kind of “I don’t know” leadership. To keep the defenses down I rarely give the teenagers in the Sea School crews a straight answer, so that after a while their dependence on me as the “leader” … Continue reading

15. June 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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What colonization is like.

This is a brilliant description of what it is like trying to govern indigenous communities on this continent: Going back to the Two Row Wampum, it says that we’re not supposed to steer each other’s boats. But the way that … Continue reading

02. March 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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24 years

Never forgotten. Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born … Continue reading

06. December 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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My heart is with you, my American friends

Although I have worked for years in the United States including in and around health issues, I have never fully understood the ways in which Americans pay for their health care, or why their insurance company-based system is so important … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Ancestors

On my way back to Toronto after spending time with my mom and dad in Thornbury Ontario. If I have time I like to stop by the grave of my great great grandparents Mungo Dand and Catherine Ann Munro who … Continue reading

25. June 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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What if we can never leave?

There are conversations I don’t want to have and there are conversations I show up in and where I don’t like how I show up there. How to change these? We are always inside the conversations we don’t want to … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Rain showers on a May afternoon

Spring in full flight in Howe Sound. Blossoms and sun and birdsong and light and a warm shower or two on a grey afternoon.

13. May 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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This afternoon’s playground

Got a bunch of work done today so to celebrate I headed out on my SUP for an hour long paddled from Tunstall Bay to Cape Roger Curtis across pristine shoreline teeming with life. Gulls eating starfish and anemones, oystercatchers … Continue reading

15. February 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Passage Island

Thus morning, at the entrance to Howe Sound where I live. We are entering early spring here in the south coast. I call it herring season. Daffodils are a couple of inches above the earth, redwing blackbirds are calling in … Continue reading

14. February 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Community engagement is dead

All things come and go and especially in the world of professional helping (otherwise known as “consulting”). I’ve been around the world of enghagement and consultation long enough that I have seen various names for this work: focus groups, advisory … Continue reading

01. February 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Community, Uncategorized | 11 comments

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