A crash course in changing the world.
Where do I see myself in 10 years? Making change. In Toronto I live in a neighborhood that is overwhelmed with addiction, mental health, homelessness, and despair. These are the things that I see every day when I leave my house. I see me motivating people to make change. I spent a decade of my life on the streets of Toronto, homeless, addicted to drugs, and everything that came with it. I have been blessed to have a chance at a new start in life. I am now clean and sober, and in school for…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:48pm
I chose to follow the group Ashoka. I feel that they have a very empowering mission statement. They would like to see everyone have the chance to be able to solve the social problems they experience. They are going to be my role model and I am going to check their site for new information regularly. I appreciate the link that I got here. I have not heard of Ashoka before. I see that they have an office in Toronto and I have sent and email to request an outline of the work that they do here…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:43pm
Listen to the Right People. I think that this is so important. I live in Canada where we have a Social Welfare State. We are lucky in many way, but the problems we have continue to compound as the Era of Erosion continues. In Canada we have silenced the Voice of the Poor and the Marginalized. It is a sad state of affairs.....as if these people don't matter anymore. I am involved with many organizations in Toronto where I live that are giving people back their Voice. One such organization is…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment