Archive | January, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Konbit for Haiti

The recent earthquake in Haiti has rocked the world.  The images coming out of the country reveal incomprehensible distress.  In the midst of it all, there is the YMCA of Haiti.  Just 18 years old, it stands as a symbol of konbit – a Creole expression meaning the pooling of resources of people from the same […]

Monday, January 18, 2010


Making the Case

When we convened in Winnipeg for Portage ’09 last June, change was in the air.  Presenters like Leslie Crutchfield called us to act in ways that would make us an even greater force for good.  We called each other to act as one organization to dramatically improve the health of Canada’s children and youth.  And […]

Monday, January 11, 2010


Just Too Young to be Old

My thanks to those who commented on my first post by e-mail and on this blog.  I appreciate your encouragement, observations and ideas.  You’ve given all of us a lot to think about.  Your responses and our inaugural poll results confirm that many of us want to connect and are ready to try new tools. Another opportunity […]

Monday, January 4, 2010


2010: Better Together

  It’s a new year and the first day of a new job for me at YMCA Canada.  I’m excited about our challenges and by technology that helps us tackle them together – like this blog.  By the end of the day, I’ll have spent time with the Chair of the National Board, the national staff […]