Waterloo Region

Join me in celebrating successes of Sustainable Waterloo Region

Hey! Sustainable Waterloo Region is an awesome organization doing wonderful things to build a healthy community. I love what they do and applaud its tremendous success especially over such a short period of time. I hope you’ll join me at its annual recognition evening that is a celebration of its success in this shift occurring […]

Day 12: Celebrating #12daysforgood

Day 12: Celebrating #12daysforgood

Today, my family and I joined several other Do Gooders, turkey drive and food hamper volunteers at a celebration hosted by the House of Friendship. We were marking the end of the 12 Days for Good and the completion of the distribution of the food hampers and turkeys. A look back at the 12 Days […]

Day 11: Dreaming of a healthy Waterloo Region

Day 11: Dreaming of a healthy Waterloo Region

I’m a dreamer! Waterloo Region is awesome. We’re blessed to be living in such a healthy community. Yet I’m constantly looking for ways to make things around me better. Even as I celebrate all that is awesome in Waterloo Region, I continue to push to make it even better. Day 11 of the 12 Days […]

Day 10: Tolerance crucial to messy side of community building

Initially, I had some difficulty getting my head around today’s theme. I guess that tolerance is better than intolerance which can lead to all kinds of conflict and hurt. But is that “good “enough? Day 10 of the 12 Days for Good: ACCEPTANCE / TOLERANCE Today’s the tenth day of the 12 Days for Good coordinated as […]

Day 9: Extending hospitality to immigrants

Day 9: Extending hospitality to immigrants

When working at Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank, I became aware that too many immigrants were using foodbanks despite having education, training and experience that meant they could contribute to a better Canada. I also realized that Canadian food bank staples like macaroni and cheese were foreign to immigrants who required culturally appropriate foods. Day […]

Day 8: Togetherness makes a strong, connected neighbourhood

Day 8: Togetherness makes a strong, connected neighbourhood

When I saw today’s theme, what first came into my head was the Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association. Day 8 of the 12 Days for Good: SOLIDARITY / TOGETHERNESS  Today’s the eighth day of the 12 Days for Good coordinated as a pay it forward campaign by the House of Friendship. On Twitter? Follow all the goodness by following #12daysforgood […]

Day 7: Saving pets. Extending lives.

Day 7: Saving pets. Extending lives.

While euthanasia has always been a last resort for animal welfare agencies like the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society, it happens now less frequently than ever before. I’m taking a bit of liberty with today’s theme and applying it to pets. Day 7 of the 12 Days for Good: ABILITY / INCLUSION Today’s the seventh day of […]